Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My First...and the beginning of it all...

 I think I may have been 19 or 20 at the time I was on a trip and
walked into a antique store and this picture was hanging 
for $ was love at first sight!
I use to dream how the inside of this home was decorated....
 Its just so peaceful and romantic looking by the sea.

So from this painting started my great love of all thing old
you wonder what the previous owner thought of it......
who she or he was...thats the beauty of old and tattered things they all have a great story 
to tell.....I remember I tried to walk right on the plane with this picture under
my arm....thats a whole other story!

Today I'm playing along here, here and here!
come join in on the fun.....


  1. that is cool that you can trace your obsession back to that one item - and still have it. :)

  2. Hi! I'm coming from "een sneller kloppend hart", for a bit of color on Wednesday!
    Lovely memory and painting!
    Have a wonderful evening, Elly (from the Netherlands)

  3. What a lovely painting. Maybe you will live in a house like that one day!

  4. How wonderful to have such a tangible memory of how it started. Is it hanging in your home today?

  5. Your picture is precious..I too have a soft spot for 'home' pictures. xo

  6. Such a beautiful painting. I can almost imagine hearing the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the seagulls overhead and the smell of the salt air.


  7. So inspiring. What a great way of collecting things like this.

  8. I'm sorry I've been so behind on commenting on your posts Heidi. You know what I was doing. How wonderful to see Amanda and Gregg.

    All of your Easter things and your pretty colorful posts are so springlike. I love the moose, too, looks like it would be so soft to pet. Blessings, Diane

  9. You are so smart to have kept your special painting. It is one that gets one dreaming and imagining.
    Somehow with so many moves, I've gotten rid of things I
    wish I hadn't!

  10. That is really lovely i just could walk down that little path and sit by the sea right now. dee x

  11. Lovely house and vew on the painting.
    Have a nice day, lieve groetjes

  12. I can see why it launched your love for collecting, its very beautiful. I would love to
    live in that all looks so relaxed and romantic!!! Oh to live in a cottage by the sea!
    Chris :o)

  13. So lovely picture! Have a happy day!

  14. Must be you need a visit to Australia, LOL!! Nice big white house by the blue sea, he he!!

  15. I can see why you fell in love with it.

  16. A beautiful beginning! I LOVE this painting! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    ~ Zuzu

  17. It looks like a lovely painting Heidi! It's funny how one's love for old things start. Your painting made me wonder about my first find too, but I can't remember!!! :-(

    Have a lovely day!

    Madelief x

  18. What a great painting...I adore all things old too. Hugs

  19. Such a lovely picture - and what a great price! Scarlett x

  20. What a beautiful painting - I can see how your love of old things started with this.

    So glad you enjoyed Easter, I have had great fun catching up on your last few posts!

    Gill xx