A Thrifted Garden Painting

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 A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

After I read Cindy's post where she found gorgeous vintage ornaments at the thrift store, I decided to try it myself. Oh, goodness, I went on a little bit of a spree! But in the process I found this pretty landscape painting. I just love it! Sure, it has some scratches and it's not a grand master, but it's colorful and sunny and it makes me smile. I especially love it this time of year when the grey, drippy northwest weather has us barely seeing sunshine for months on end. Mr. Magpie says we night as well live in the Netherlands since it's so dark here all winter.

Anyway, the painting. I hung it in my studio near where my ironing board will be when I get my new (to me) cabinets, so I can look up and see it since there's not a window on that wall. I love how it looks. My only concern is that the frame (which is a creamy white) blends into the wall (which is a warm off-white). I'm wondering if it's not really "framing" the picture the way it should? What do you think?

 A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

Black is probably too strong, even though I do have some black accents, but I don't think I would want a color--something natural. Like, I could envision some old weathered wood that maybe was once painted but the paint has partially worn off? Or would that be too rustic for the delicate painting? maybe I need just regular wood with white antiquing? Or maybe it just needs a larger frame that's bright white so it will contrast better. Hmmmm. Any other ideas?

 A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

Oh yes, and in case you are wondering, I did also find some vintage ornaments! Can you believe it? I cannot believe the stuff that people chuck out here (ssssssh, don't tell!). They don't have a date so I don't know how old they are, but they look like they're real and not reproductions. There's no barcode on the box, for instance. Any guesses? Not that it matters. I love them.

 A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

Now to figure out that painting!

 A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

A Thrifted Garden Painting via cottagemagpie.com

What have you found in the thrift store lately?

 ~Angela :-)

~Angela :-)

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