1.24.2013

Buy What You Love

I have heard people say to buy what you love when shopping for antiques or for other items in an antique mall or flea market. If something speaks to you and is really tugging at you then you should buy it and worry about where it is going later. 


 When I saw this dog painting for the first time I wanted it sooooo badly, but the price wasn't quite what I could afford at the time so I moved on.

That painting haunted me. When I went back a second time it was still available, but I still couldn't buy it.

How could I not want this painting? Just look at it.

I love this beautiful cherry frame. 


Third trip back and it was there and I could buy it. It is home now where it belongs. I told y'all a couple months ago that the cow canvases had been replaced again and this is the piece that replaced them.



Don't worry the cows have a new spot. Well, one does already and the other one will later.
I will share the one soon.

Sharing at the following:

68 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, the picture is fabulous! I would want to bring it home too. Enjoy. hugs ~lynne ~

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  2. I've done the same thing many times. Why do we do that to ourselves. The picture looks beautiful there in your dining room. Have a great day Kim.
    Sherry

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  3. That's a great picture. I really like the frame! It looks like it's a hunting dog picture. I'm sure there is a man with a rifle somewhere off in the distance waiting for the dogs to retreive his kill! Guess I've been watching too much Duck Dynasty on tv lately. LOL!

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  4. Sweet painting and the brown and white tones are so nice with your wall and floors. Lynda

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  5. That's great that you go your picture! I'm glad it was still there. I saw something I really wanted at a store, but I just couldn't justify buying it. A week later I couldn't stop thinking about it so I went back to the store to see if they still had it and they didn't. I was so sad and I still think about the item. Now I know, to just get something next time.

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  6. Love your new painting, and I'm so happy that brought those dogs home... your gonna have a whole kennel before too long.
    Lisa

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  7. So glad that you got it and found a new home for it. I am the same way about things that speak to me.

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  8. The painting is so you, Kim. I find if I love something and walk away, but can't stop thinking about it, I'm never sorry if I go back and get it. We can always find a place for the things we love!!
    Mary Alice

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  9. Beautiful painting Kim. Glad it finally came home. I think if we surround ourselves with the things that speak to us and things we luv, our home will be a beautiful place. The painting is quite at 'home' on your wall :-)
    Cheers, Gee

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  10. It really is a beautiful painting. I don't blame you for wanting it. Isn't it wonderful that it was still there. Hugs, marty

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  11. Beautiful, Kim! I'm so glad you were able to get it!

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  12. Beautiful painting....I'm glad you were finally able to buy it! It looks perfect in that spot :o)
    ~Des

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  13. I love the painting Kim! It was meant to be. I love it in your breakfast room.

    Kathy

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  14. That is a great painting. So sweet! wonderful and I wouldn't be able to resist either! Glad you could get it!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  15. It was meant just for you!! Beautiful!! blessings ~ tanna

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  16. what a great piece of art! I agree, when you find something you love, buy it! Especially when it's an antique piece or one of a kind.

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  17. I totally agree - whatever tugs at your heart and you love no matter how many times you see it, you know it's a good buy. I love it - I think it looks fantastic.

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  18. I agree wholeheartedly. If you love it, then use it. That is a great picture. I have such a soft spot for dogs that it makes me smile just looking at it.

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  19. OK, here's a story for ya! I know you are NOT as old as I am but when we moved into this new house in Oct., we knew this was our last move. SO, Joe has taken the attitude that we should get what we want. His new saying is.....ready???... "Remember the gurney"!!!!! Cause the only way we are going out of here is on a gurney, LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I still have a hard time with expensive items though, I am the cheap one in this relationship:) I love the painting and the frame is beautiful!!! It is perfect there in the breakfast room. Have a great day, Kim. XO, Pinky

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  20. I love your painting, Kim...so happy for you that you could get it! I agree totally, if you buy things you love, they all just go together in a wonderful way. And dogs...my soft spot...

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  21. I totally agree with you. I don't buy things because they are the "in" thing of the moment, but because I really love it.

    And speaking up love, I do love your beautiful painting. It looks wonderful!

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  22. I love the rich colors in this , its a beautiful piece,

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  23. Beautiful painting! You hung it in just the right spot. Looks great!

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  24. I personally think the picture looks lost on the wall...looks rather small...and that the cow canvases were much more interesting and unique in that space. Don't you have a cozy den you could place this art? It's a nice painting...but not for that space...I don't get it.

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  25. It was meant to be yours...it is really beautiful and looks perfect in the room. Glad you "bought what you loved"

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  26. I like that attitude. I've done that to myself many times & when I lay down to go to sleep it sticks out in my mind & just won't let me go to sleep. It looks lovely and gosh your table I just love the color.

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  27. I think it is a wonderful painting and I'm so glad you have it now. I know you'll enjoy it for years and years.

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  28. I am a dog person, so I love this. When something haunts me...my husband always says, "you might as well get it now, because you know you are going to end up with it". Luckily, there aren't many things anymore that haunt me like that and when they do, they are often electronics instead of things I have to find a place for or dust!

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  29. I am glad it was still there when you went back! Looks beautiful on your wall!
    xx
    Anne

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  30. That's a beautiful painting and a beutiful frame.

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  31. Love it!! what a find.. frame is even perfect.

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  32. I guess you were meant to have it! It's a beautiful painting!
    -Shelley

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  33. It is a charming painting Kim and it would have come home with me as well.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  34. It's perfect Kim. I can see why it spoke to you.

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  35. I definitely buy what I like! It's where I live after all! Who cares what anyone else thinks? (Those dogs remind me of my granddad's hunting dogs.)
    -Trish

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  36. The dog painting is beautiful. I buy what I love and then figure out the details LATER.

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  37. Hi Kim,
    I love the painting too. I see why you love it, it is beautiful. Glad you finally have it in your home. Now every time you look at it you will smile and feel so good about your treasure. Love where you hung it.
    Kris

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  38. Hi, Kim - Meant to be! From the charming dogs to the country setting to the handsome frame, I love it!!! Wonderful spirit and warmth. Thank you for sharing this charmer :)
    xoxo
    Loi

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  39. One of my motto I have purchased and placed in the attic only to pull out a year after. Great painting

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  40. That's my motto.....buy what speaks to you. You'll always find a spot for it. Beautiful piece, Kim.

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  41. Oh it is just beautiful Kim! A mirror spoke to Mike last week and he went back to get it. I am so glad he did because it is beautiful. THe last I recall the cow pictures were in the landing of your stairs..I am really losing track of those cows!

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  42. Hi Kimmie! So glad you were able to go back and get your heart's desire. It looks wonderful. Wish I had some more walls to hang things on! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  43. Kim, that's such a wonderful painting. Looks really great in your kitchen nook. And I agree, I've passed up so many things that I wish I could go back for! buy it while you can!

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  44. Its beautiful Kim, I am glad you were able to finally get it!

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  45. Beautiful. Personally, I like the cows. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  46. I do the same thing, but luckily inventory moves slowly in our small town, so I have YEARS to make up my mind. Come to think of it, there is a vintage hanging lamp calling my name. Maybe tomorrow.......

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  47. I always do this! I have my eye on a painting at our local ReStore and I just can't bring myself to buy it. Not sure why, but I think about it when I'm not there! It is an amateur painting of a barn, but I just love the colors. But $25 is not exactly a thrifty score - should I go for it?

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  48. The painting is lovely Kim, no wonder that you wanted it. I think it brings a bit of the rich equestrian feel of your living room to your kitchen (does that make sense?.)

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  49. Oh, I think you refer to it as your sitting room.

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  50. It was truly meant to be, Kim! I love your new artwork ... it reminds me of the pieces that were scattered around our home (and my Dad's dental office) growing up, with my Dad being an avid huntsman. You found a great spot for it, too!

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  51. When a piece nags at you to buy it for a long time, you really should or you will regret it later. So glad you were able to get that gorgeous painting!

    Kat

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  52. They are sweet puppies. I bet they love watching over your home! Just where they should be. I know what you mean when a piece just will not let go of you ;)

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  53. Hi Kim, It's a beautiful painting. I'm so glad it was still there at the shop. The frame is to die for too!

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  54. If it passes the test of wanting it over a bit of time I believe it should be bought - whether it's a painting or a house or a car!

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  55. Since that art was still there on the third visit, it must have been meant to come live with you. I don't think you'll be replacing it any time soon! Sorry to the cows that got pushed out of the pasture by the dogs.

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  56. Kim,
    Sometimes we just have to listen when something "speaks" to us. The painting is truly beautiful, and one of the dogs looks so much like our Lucy. I have such a huge admiration for artists who can capture such beauty!

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  57. Love the picture! BTW, are those burlap drapes up there and is there a tutorial if the answer is yes?

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  58. Yes, those are burlap, but they were purchased from Ballard's outlet.

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  59. So glad you finally got it. The frame is lovely and dogs are always a favorite subject of mine. I agree you should buy what you love.

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  60. Kim, that print is the perfect choice for your home. Great piece:)

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  61. You're so right about buying what you love, Kim. Can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself for not doing that! The painting and its frame is gorgeous and looks beautiful in your eating area.

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  62. I do believe this was painted just for your room. It looks great....:)

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  63. Gorgeous Kim, so glad you were able to get it! Glad you still have a home for your cows :)

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  64. It looks great there Kim - so glad you were able to get what you loved!

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  65. I love the way you say you brought it home where it belonged! I have fallen in love with something that isn't quite "me" - it's a very wee round brown/white goat-skin covered footstool. I love tactile things; pebbles, wood, wool etc but haven't done "skins". The stool haunts me!!! :-)

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  66. I do the exact same thing. I collect what I love and make it work somehow. Your painting is perfect. I'm so glad you were finally able to buy it. Good things come to those who wait. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  67. Yay! Happy for you! I know exactly what you mean when something "speaks" to you and you just GOTTA have it. Glad it was still there when you got back. It is very southern...LOVE it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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