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Old 07-14-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Home of the Blockhouse Races
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I was at the local Farmer's Market today and saw some WONDERFUL paintings...wish I could have afforded them today. They were absolutely beautifully done. Liz
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I love a mix of old paintings, etchings, prints and drawings.

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Old 07-15-2007, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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I like plaidmom's suggestion. We used to have lots of original art from various artists found in the French Quarter. We spent less than $100 on any given piece. My favorite was $40 and done by an artist who is gaining a bit of local recognition. Once you go with originals you won't want to use mass produced prints. Perhaps you have an art district in your town, or an artist guild that you can contact.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Cattknap, that wall looks like it would be in a magazine; it's lovely!
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:02 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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cattnap

Is that a picture of a greyhound next to the boston terrier?
From what I can tell it looks vintage

karla
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Myfask - it is a very old etching of a whippet...everything on the wall is old - many things are 19th century - some newer...most in original frames with wavy hand blown glass. I have added a few things since that pic was taken - glad you like it!
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Lovely, Cattknap.

Our style is eclectic. And sometimes my husband and I have to compromise with each other.

I have a few original rock-'n roll concert posters, one signed by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, another from the White Stripes tour a couple years ago.

For hand-done originals: We have some beautiful, intricately-detailed seabird paintings done by my great-uncle. We both like these.

We have a lot of vintage travel posters, a couple genuine, most prints, also travel photos that we have taken and enlarged ourselves. We both like these.

We have some ugly watercolors done by my father-in-law. Um, the spouse likes them.

We have a wallfull of black and white photographs, all of both sides of our family, from the 1800's to the present. Some of them are old-timey, really fascinating, and some of them are more modern and portraitish.
There is one, gold-framed, of the great-uncle who did the bird paintings, when he was a very young child.
He's a towhead, wearing some sort of lacey infant's smock--and holding a gun.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Myfask - it is a very old etching of a whippet...everything on the wall is old - many things are 19th century - some newer...most in original frames with wavy hand blown glass. I have added a few things since that pic was taken - glad you like it!
thanks cattnap I thought it was in the greyhound family I have 2 greyhounds and have quite the greyhound stuff collection I am going to keep my eyes out for something similar

karla
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:12 PM
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Location: Central New Mexico
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My wife mostly just gets some of the photos I take custom printed and then she frames them up and puts them were she wants. We do have a Peter Hurd as well as a few other works done by some local artist.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:54 PM
 
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My favorite piece of artwork will reside in my home office in our new home- it's a full side-view of Jesse James' first Diablo chopper, with the red/gold paint scheme and the .44 magnum shells in the wheels. A guy can dream, right????

Bob
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