It Had Me at Hello

2.27.2014

I seem to be on an old artwork buying spree and I really need to stop. In fact, I will have too since I really don't have any wall space left unless something better comes along. The prints I had here before were a temporary wall filler until the right piece was found. Well, that piece was found last weekend. As soon as I walked in the door of this antique mall there it was and I said "Hellooooooo"!



I have been searching for a pastoral painting with cows in it for a couple years that was not super expensive. I even searched on my trip to France and they were still way too costly even though I only saw a couple over there.

This is large and such a pretty scene of a lady and man walking with cows, horses and a dog. Now normally the things in this booth are over priced so I looked at the tag and could not believe my eyes. Since it was my wedding anniversary I came up with a plan so I wouldn't have to spend more of my money. I called Mr. Savvy and asked him if it could be OUR anniversary gift and sent him a pic of it. I know you are thinking does Mr. Savvy really want a pastoral? Well, of course he does. Happy wife happy life. :)



First I had just the painting on the wall, but I just wasn't feeling it so I pulled out some ironstone platters and hung those and added the antlers up top.

I am loving the new look and so is Mr. Savvy. He helped me hang it and I have caught him a time or two looking at it. 

Here is what the new painting replaced. These were six cheap floral prints I bought on ebay and framed myself with half price frames and mats from Hobby Lobby. These were a good fit for the room, too and don't worry I have a new spot for them and will share later.

I like this look better.

Be sure to return tomorrow for another fab favorite room.

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70 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! You know I love a good cow painting, and this is one of the best!

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  2. I so remember you looking for a pastoral painting in France and it was here all along!...It is a beauty!....I love that it has more than one type of animal in it...Looks fabulous in the dining room!.. Love how you added the ironstone and antlers too...and you saved Mr. Savvy from having to shop!!...

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  3. Perfection, Kim! You have such a good eye for finding just the right thing. I used the shared gift tactic this year with my hubby, too....he was happy to oblige because it made his life easier....no shopping for him! Looking forward to seeing where your old prints landed! Jane

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  4. Holy COW!!! I love your anniversary gift! So glad you found what you had been looking for!

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  5. Kim, that just looks absolutely aweome in your dining room! What a wonderful piece of art and of course, I love cows! I love the frame you chose, the gold is exquisite. Perfect! look. I think the best gifts are the ones I do pick out myself!

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  6. I love it! The ironstone platters hung on the sides of the print make for a pretty arrangement.

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  7. I can't spell this morning! Must be that I've not had enough coffee!
    Have a great day, Miss Kim!

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  8. Oh it really is stunning. I love the scene and I love where you have it. Gorgeous. The platters are a great accent. What a fabulous find. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Love the painting! It looks perfect up on the wall with the antlers & ironstone!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  10. LOVE it Kim! It looks right at home in your dining room.

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  11. Love this Kim. It is so captivating to look at. I can see how you loved this. It looks great framed with yur platters too. Your hubby is a keeper. Very nice Anniversary gift.
    Kris

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  12. Might not be the biggest cow fan, but this is absolutely lovely and blends so well with your décor. Wish I had your talent for just the right piece!

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  13. Kim, you are a hoot! Mr. Savvy is so smart to keep his wife happy! :) Love, love, love the painting!

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  14. This is so perfect for your frenchy dining room!!! Love the ironstone platters along each side. You had me laughing at buying the beautifully framed picture for your anniversary. That system always works better for me at this point in life!
    Mary Alice

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  15. Really lovely Kim, you scored! Would you share some of your favorite antique malls with us? I live in the Atlanta area and have been searching for pastoral paintings also. I also love your other painting you recently purchased.

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    1. Deborah, this was found at Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta. It is my favorite place to shop.

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  16. I loved the floral prints but yeah, this new painting is beautiful too and goes so much better in the room! Paired up with the platters and the antlers, perfection!

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  17. It is fabulous and I am a bit jealous! I love that painting Kim and it looks great hanging with the platters.

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  18. I could get make up my own story by just looking at it.

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  19. It looks like it was made for that room! Glad you found it.

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  20. Just fits right in!! You sure have a great eye for art!! Question there is a highlighted word in green in your post... not sure if that is something you did or could it be spam.

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  21. I'm usually not one for cow pictures...but this one is not only gorgeous...it fits so well in your dining room! ;)

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  22. Paintings always give a room more character and class and your find as added so much to your already beautifully done room. I love the painting and I'm not a cow person at all. It has a serenity and I'd love to know what's the rest of the story. Where are they going? Where have they been? (I think I'm getting to deep here. HA!)

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  23. Although I loved the botanicals, THIS makes the room! Great addition!

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  24. This is a great addition to your dining room. It looks perfect..it was meant to be. Funny how you traveled all the way to France in search of treasures yet this gem was waiting right here for you.

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  25. Its simply perfect. Happy Anniversary

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  26. Lovely painting Kim! Perfect for your dining room!~~Angela

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  27. What a peaceful painting. Very nice anniversary gift as well a :) Perfect pairing with the platters and antlers.
    Beautiful...

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  28. Great painting Kim...It looks wonderful in your dinning room..

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  29. The new piece definetly has more of a French Country theme. It looks wonderful in your dining room. I think art is a great anniversary present!

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  30. I love the scene this picture has, looks so peaceful. Looks great in your diningroom with the ironstone plates on each side.

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  31. Kim,
    Google ate my comment.. I'll try again. Love this picture and that it was your anniversary gift. My husband and I do that too. In face, one year "we" got a tea cart.. This year for Valentine's Day, we gave each other a new washer and dryer! Totally romantic. I know. :)

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  32. Kim,

    I love the paiting! It looks lovely with the ironstone platters! Happy Anniversary!!

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  33. I adore the painting and its frame!! What a score! Yup, I would grab it too....
    It looks so much better than the florals there....
    Yup, it is a keeper!
    Nancy

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  34. The perfect finishing touch!

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  35. LOL, Kim, this is fantastic painting and love the frame. What a great find and addition. I would have done the same thing truth be told. What happens if you see another painting you really love for a great price? Sometimes they are hard to pass up.

    Cynthia

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  36. That is perfection, it looks absolutely perfect in your dining room!!!

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  37. Beautiful painting Kim and I love the platters with it!

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  38. I lOVE this. And the plates, too, and the chinoiserie on the table. Killer.

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  39. So pretty, Looks great on the dining room wall with the ironstone platters.

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  40. You found the perfect spot, I love the antlers with it!

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  41. I love the new painting, Kim. It looks wonderful with the plates.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  42. Kim, I love the new painting and think it is perfect there in the dining room. Love the addition of the platters too. I also love the antlers above it, beautiful!

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  44. Such a classic look. It looks lovely with the antler and the plates!
    -Miriam Gebhart

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  45. That is a gorgeous painting! It looks like it was made for that space. Great shopping!!

    Judy

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  46. Kim, it is SO perfect! I see painting I like all the time at Estate Sales that are too expensive. I love it in the dining room. What a great Anniversary gift! Mr. Savvy is a smart man!

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  47. Hi Kimmie! Oh, the new art piece is so lovely! So peaceful and calm looking. Yay for you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  48. Your new painting is absolutely wonderful. The room is so beautiful and charming! And props to Mr. Savvy, what a nice thing to do.

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  49. Love this painting. How perfect with cows, horses and dogs - perfection !!!

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  50. Kim, your new painting looks like it is happy in its new home. Glad Mr. Savvy loves it too. ;-)

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  51. It is a great new look! Don't you just Love it when a piece you have been searching for, shows up?!?!

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  52. It is a beautiful painting. What a wonderful anniversary gift.

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  53. You are one lucky woman to have a husband like him. But you know that.
    Brenda

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  54. Hellloooooo to the new print- and Good-bye to the florals! I LOVE it. It sets a nice tone for the room! xo Diana

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  55. That is a great painting - I would find myself looking at it all the time. Congrats on finding the perfect piece!

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  56. Isn't it great when you find what you are looking for and the price is right? The wall looks great!

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  57. The picture looks really great there. I love paintings that are more pastoral. You crack me up, I like the way you used your anniversary so that you were able to buy it. One year, on vacation I didn't buy anything for myself, so I asked my husband If I could buy new kitchen chairs, and it worked.

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  58. The painting is really eye-catching. Love the soft colours and serenity of the scene. The white ironstone aournd it is something I would never have thought of, but it really looks amazing.

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  59. Your new painting is gorgeous Kim and it looks perfect in your dining room! I love that there is a little dog in there too as you have so many lovely dog paintings in your home. I would love to go shopping with you, you find the most beautiful things! Have a great weekend : )

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  60. That is a jaw dropper!!! Marvelous find girl.....

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  61. What a perfect way to remember an anniversary Kim! Love the painting and the frame on it too!

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  62. Worth the wait, it's perfect Kim!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  63. That was absolutely a perfect fit and find Kim!

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  64. Your new find looks right at home in your beautiful dining room! Love the ironstone on the wall, too!

    :) Kim

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  65. What a beautiful find and it looks perfect in your dining room!
    xx
    Anne

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  66. Very pretty! The pastoral scene really suits your home and style, Kim, and what a great idea to purchase it as an anniversary gift.

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  67. Love your new painting. It's perfect with the plates and the antlers!

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