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Friday, January 7, 2011

Vintage Roses…


I picked out this painting when I was rummaging through my grandparents basement about 14 years ago. It’s found a home in my daughters room above her desk.  I love the way the soft petals are painted in this picture…just so pretty.

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I took it off the wall to get a better picture of it for Vintage Inspired Friday’s and realized I’d never really studied it before.  It’s white frame has drip marks from being painted what looks like several times.  The back of it shows shades of pink and blue as well as white.  It also has a tag hanging from the wire which shows the number 6. and Bailey (our family name).  Not sure what this is – as my grandfather would engrave everything in the house in case it was stolen. and post paper notes by all the doors stating: “please do not steal from me, I live on a single pension”.

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I love the soft aged look of this watercolor print. Kind of had to giggle that it looks like a galvanized bucket that these flowers are placed in – which is exactly what I have been adding to my home décor here at Fishtail Cottage

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And here is the name that is on the bottom of the print with a glued paper saying Peonies and Delphinium

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I tried looking up the last name (can only see part of the first name) on the computer & don’t see any information on this artist.  I know in our family history of names we had a “Whitley” on my grandmothers side which came to mind – but I doubt it says that…really looks like Whitroy to me??

25 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful post!! Those vintage roses are so soft and dreamy. I just love that look.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment, I really appreciate it :)
Hugs,
Amy

Tara said...

I adore vintage flowers. This is so sweet.I even changed my header just recently to vintage roses..xx

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie, your painting is sooo beautiful!... how precious that it was your grandmothers, and has all of those little extra special things on it... what beautiful memories it must hold as well... I emailed you about my softened photos... xoxo Julie Marie

Leslie said...

wow.. what gorgeous art!!!! I love florals.
Have a great weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty painting, Tracie. The close up shots you took show just how beautiful the work is. And I, too, love those galvanized buckets!

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful painting, Tracie. It looks like one of the ones that young women "students" did to "pass the time and improve themselves"...they did a lot of them using pastels and oils...and because they were considered to be not serious works of art most of them were considered disposable. I have one that is very similar to yours. I love it. I didn't know what it was until my friend who has been an antique dealer for about 40 years told me what it was. I found mine in a thrift shop and paid about $20 for it...and was bummed cuz I had to pay THAT much in a thrift shop - I think it was the most expensive thing there-lol. Anyway, they sell for about $300-$400. depending on the student's ability and colors they used.

I am happy to have found you and I signed up as a follower. I am looking forward to getting to know you better- Diana

lotusleaf said...

It is a beautiful picture.The signature looks like w.whitroy to me too.
Thanks for your visit. I am now following you.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The signature is Hy. Whitroy. I found it here for you. I'm sort of a google nerd!
http://www.darvillsrareprints.com/Vintage%20calendar%20poster%20florals%20large%203.htm

Fish Tail Cottage said...

oh, my Anita...you are incredible! never would have found it on my own...i was going with the comment that NanaDiana made that it was worth hundreds of dollars by a no named artist....lol
thank you....that is really fun to find out more about the print...So nice of you! thank you!

Fish Tail Cottage said...

now that i have a name...a little research shows his name to originally Henry Whitroy. Looks like he was an easal artist that in the early 1900's. But boy mine sure is antiqued in color –(compared to your link Anita) it’s more of an orange/pink - you’d think it was my photography, but that is truly what the picture looks like……which probably makes it worth absolutely “priceless”!

Susanne said...

Pretty painting, what a nice family memento.
Susanne.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Very pretty! What a wonderful treasure. Is it a painting or a print?

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Tricia - it's a print! ;)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a lovely painting. The color palette is so soft and delicate.
Thank you so much for stopping by and following.
I'm so happy to meet you. I have become a follower of your blog too. I look forward to visiting often and following along.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Tracie, Love this, even the frame. Drips and layers of paint add such character! How wonderful that you have this family piece. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, and so nice to get to meet you!
hugs,
Debra

Jingle said...

These are beautiful.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Tracie~ What a beautiful piece!! I love the soft colors of it and the drips on the frame are perfect! What ever ended up happening with the linky party- did you get anything resolved with the link up tool?
Thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday- it is gorgeous! :)

María José said...

This is the first time I have visited your blog. Is is amazing!. I like it a lot.
Congratulations and Happy New Year

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty paintings...so soft, pretty and lovely. You are very lucky to have them.(-:

Country Livin' said...

I also love vintage, romantic images like these..........love i t!
Trish xo

Donna said...

Hi Tracie, I love this painting too. I have several family or 'friend' paintings. Even when we were penniless so many years ago, we had lovely art on the walls. My father is a sculptor and painter, and my mother paints.

Funny that story about your dad. :o) My grandfather used to walk around behind the construction workers when they were building his house (which we lived in 80 years later) and nail extra nails into the boards. He wanted it to be sturdy. :o) They were very afraid of tornadoes in North Texas, with good reason!

Thanks for dropping by. I really enjoyed your flora link party. BTW, I hold a "Tuesday Tea" linky party and it's kind of getting a slow start. I'd love to have you join it. We take photos of pretty things in the house, our favorite teas, tea cups etc. and I 'share from the heart' about things women often chat about. It's sort of a 'virtual tea party'. I'd love to have you join me too. :o)

Thanks for showing us the inscriptions and nails on the back. I enjoyed seeing that! I have so many antiques and I guess I will have to try out the Vintage Friday party you mentioned too.

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Holly said...

I love this picture and how wonderful that your daughter likes that too! You've raised her well. The link for the teacup swap is:
http://faithhopecherrytea.blogspot.com/2011/01/teacup-trade.html
Have a wonderful week!

Melissah said...

I just discovered you blog & loved it. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

Leslie said...

I just discoverd your blog through June's Laughing with Angels blog. I'm loving it! I have the same roses print. I bought it years ago...can't even remember where. I just checked and there is nothing on the back of mine. I love that your's came to you from your grandmother. I look forward to following your beautiful blog.

Dianne said...

My mother in law had the same picture hanging in her house for many years. Now my husband has it and I was about to discard it when I took it out of the frame and saw the name. One posting I came across lists it as vintage calendar art circ 1910's-1940's with a price of $50.