It Spoke To Me

2.25.2014

Two weekends ago I went to a local antique market and met my sister there. I knew she needed a day out and some retail therapy after her photo shoot was over. The very first booth we checked out was full of some pieces that I really loved. We talked to the owner a bit and I had my eye on one old oil painting. Since it was the first booth I figured I better go look some more before buying the first thing I see. So we stopped at the next booth and it was full of great things we both liked. I think we could have stayed in that booth for a long time and probably did. I did make a purchase in the second booth, but will share that another time.

This is the painting from the first booth that I kept thinking should I or shouldn't I?

It's not a grand painting, but it caught my eye. I seem to be drawn to crude paintings since this is probably the third one I have bought.

I also love when these old canvases are unframed and show wear.

The booth owner and I were discussing the possible location of this scene and we are guessing maybe Korea or China.

Mr. Savvy believes this is a water buffalo. 

Whatever it is and wherever the country is it came home with me because it spoke to me and now it hangs in this corner of my kitchen. 

They say buy what you love and you will find a spot for it and I did. I moved the bread board I had here to another spot.

I can't wait to see your finds, projects, crafts, recipes and anything else you want to share tonight at Wow Us Wednesdays.

See you there!

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43 comments:

  1. Hi Kim,
    I love the way you tied this vignette together with the Oriental man and cow figurine in front of the basket.

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  2. Love it, Kim ... it would've spoken to me, too!

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  3. That painting is great. Which is why your home looks like a gorgeous home to me, and not just a pretty house. You put things in it that speak to you, so it speaks to other people, too!

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  4. I love it too! You always come across the best finds. :)

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  5. I love the paintings and such that you have in your home. This would have me at Hello too!

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  6. Great piece of art. Did you happen to look up the artist and find some info on this?

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  7. Your home is filled with the things that you love and that's why it appeals to so many! I cannot stand to see a beautifully decorated home that is "lifeless" to me. I like a home to reflect the people who live there. Right now my home says a "messy" person lives here and needs to get off the computer and clean it! :)

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  8. Love it...it is certainly beautiful and unique...I am sure it said, "take me home as I know you will love me"!!

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  9. That is perfect for your home Kim....great colors and patina!

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  10. That is a great piece of art! Great find and it sure looks great in your home! It's what makes your home, so you!

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  11. It reminds me of the plowing scene from the children's book Hill of Fire.

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  12. The painting looks great hanging in your kitchen! Now aren't you glad you got it?

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  13. Love it! And I totally agree that you should just buy what you love! :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  14. So pretty! I love when things speak to us! They're the best!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  15. Hi, Kim: I really enjoy your blog and always looks forward to new features. I am curious as to which local antique market you visited. I am close enough to Atlanta that I often make day trips there. I love Scott's and try to hit it every month if possible, but I am always looking for other great places as well. I would love to hear your recommendations.

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    1. This was found at the Lakewood 400 monthly antique show in Cumming.

      thanks

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  16. What a great piece Kim...love the way it looks in it's new home!

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  17. Great old painting, Kim. I am not usually drawn to things with an Oriental theme (unless it is in rug form-lol) but I like the primitiveness of this piece. Great buy. You are absolutely right- BUY WHAT YOU LOVE!!! xo Diana

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  18. I totally agree with you. Buy what you love. That painting looks great in your home Kim.

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  19. That is a GREAT painting, Kim! Such a neat scene, it is speaking to me too!!! Love where you put it and how you styled below it too.

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  20. It looks great there and a good reminder to buy what speaks to us!
    -Shelley

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  21. Kim, love, love, love this! It is just so unique and perfectly frayed at the edges...I too am drawn to pictures which depict working the land and that suggest humble human tasks...just beautiful...N.xo

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  22. Great find, Kim! Love those old paintings and leaving them unframed!

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  23. Glad you went with you gut Kim! I too love the worn out sides of this painting and the picture is sort of calming despite the labor the man is doing. I recently scored a campaign desk that 'spoke' to me, I just followed the old, maybe not-so-wise adage, "buy now, think later"! hahaha!

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  24. I love it Kim! Great colors and the old canvas is very cool!

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  25. It looks very nice in that corner, and love the vignette below it!
    Brenda

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  26. Love this painting Kim and it being unframed looks so natural with the antlers above.

    Cynthia

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  27. I LOVE it! I absolutely LOVE it! It would have spoken to me, too. You have it in the perfect place. What a cozy, appealing little spot. :-)

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  28. You have such a talent for finding the perfect pieces...in France or even at a local shop. It's lovely.

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  29. When I first looked at it I thought it was just "ok" but the more I look at it the more I like it. I think it looks great where you hung it.

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  30. It's speaking to me to - saying, "I want to visit Kelly's house"!
    Great find!
    Kelly

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  31. I love your old painting - great colors and the theme matches with your fun vignette.

    You are so right - buy what you love!

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  32. When something speaks to you...you'd regret it if you left without it. It's funny but my home decor mistakes have always been things I didn't buy...
    The painting is lovely and looks beautiful in your home!

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  33. That painting is full of charm and character!! It was painted with love, and now it's found a new loving home :)

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  34. I can see why you fell in love with it - it fits in beautifully with your home!

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  35. I am a foodie, but love your site and all that you do. Did anyone notice the blue sky in the painting pulls in the blue dresser from the next room creating a natural flow? Just my $.02.

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  36. Kim, your new painting has a lot of character. Looks great in your kitchen. Also like the figure and cow sitting in the basket. '-)

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  37. Love it Kim! What a beautiful find!
    xx
    Anne

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  38. Love this Kim. The painting looks great where you put it. Don't you just love it when you find something that just speaks to you and you know love. Great find.
    Kris

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  39. I love the painting and the vignette you created there in that lil corner in your kitchen! The books, the cow figurine, it all goes so well together, pretty!

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  40. This is a great find and we should always listen to art when it talks to us!

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  41. I love it Kim and yes- totally agree with buying what you love and what speaks to you!!

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  42. It looks perfect in that little corner. Glad that it spoke to you and you listened!

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