Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

Today, I am sharing two of my favorite paintings that we have in our house and the stories about how I got them.

This beautiful picture, above, of the bride writing in the church registry has always been one of my favorites, but it especially appealed to me back in early 1993, when I was as soon-to-be bride. One day I was in a gift shop in Disneyland, of all places, and I happened to see a gift bag with this lovely painting on it...So, I bought the bag and had it framed. Yep! This painting is really a framed gift bag. But you can't tell by looking at it!

The next picture that I love is of kissing cheribs.I found this at a thrift store last year for $1! It is in a really nice frame and looks like I spent quite a lot for it, but I didn't!




I especially love their sweet faces...


So, you see that having nice artwork doesn't have to cost a fortune!
Have a great day and be sure to check out the other Show and Tells at Kelli's blog
There Is No Place Like Home.
Love,
Elizabeth

14 comments:

Myrnie said...

Ha- that's fantastic!! I never would have thought to frame a gift bag :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent. What a great post.

My show n tell is now posted. Come by if you can find time today. I'd love your company! Happy Friday.

The Watts Family said...

Wow some great finds super idea with the gift bag ~Thanks for sharing Blessings Heather ;-)

ceekay said...

Great idea to frame the bag. That is one way to get something at a bigger bargain! They look beautiful!

Kelli said...

Both pictures are beautiful and I wouldn't have guessed one was a gift bag....great idea!
~Kelli

Chari said...

Hi Elizabeth...

Ahhh...both pieces are so beautiful! Of course, I've seen the kissing cherubs before...I do love their sweet little faces!!! You got a steal-of-a-deal on that pretty piece!!! Girl, I have never seen the painting of the bride signing the registry before...it's lovely! If you hadn't told us it was a gift bag, I would have never known! Hehe! Great idea!!! Thank you for sharing them and the story behind them...with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Love Bears All Things said...

Framing a gift bag is just like something I would do. I often save things like that which I like. I framed a Christmas card of Bears and Quilts. Thank you for showing these. As expensive as custom framing is, these are worth more now.
Mama Bear

Anne@Rosydreamer said...

Wow, I actually did laugh out loud! It looks like and $80 framed print! I have framed calendar pages and pictures from books in my house. A very inexpensive way to have ansel adams photography in your home! I had never thought of gift bags...the possibilities are endless! A I love the picture.

JanMary said...

I know this picture too!!!

We were married in 1992, and I was bought a wedding planning notebook with this very same image.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi from N Ireland.

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Framing a gift bag is a great and super idea. Love it.
Have a great weekend

♥Ita

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

How lovely.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Great job, and I love that you framed a bag! :)

Dawn said...

Thank you for sharing - How beautiful.

Beth at Aunties said...

I love that you framed a gift bag! I have a Desert Book ad framed in my bathroom! :)