Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Junking Weekend, January 24-25, 2009

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Goodwill was good to me! 

This is my entire "junking" haul...if you can call it junk. 
  • 1 silver footed bowl
  • 2 silver-rimmed glass/crystal dishes
  • 2 vintage oil paintings
From the information on the back of the paintings...
The painting on the left is of Jenny Lind (1820-1887), Swedish opera singer known as the "Swedish Nightingale." The artist was Eduard Magnus (German, 1799-1872). 

The painting on the right is called "Southern Belle." It was painted by Erich Correns (German, 1821-1877). 

They are labeled as "Genuine Oil = Art Portraits" from B.A.P. Co., Chicago.
Here is one of them in the guest room. The matching one is on the other side of the bed.



Do you like the Goodwill finds? I do!

18 comments:

  1. I do like the Goodwill finds! I stopped off at a thrift store on my way in. Nada. I'm thinking you should do some research on the paintings. Might be worth quite a bit. Maybe? ~Mindy

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  2. Very good finds. I like the way you displayed them on each side of the bed. BTW-went to my Pier One....found zilch! Either I was too late or yours is just much hipper. Either way, it was a dry run, BUT I went to Interior/Alternative(kind of outlet fabric store for Waverly products) bought the cutest yardage to use in the Casita de Trash! Wait until you see it! Debbie

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  3. Love it when a trip to GW Home ( aka Goodwill ) pans out. Its always hit or miss here but its only 2 miles away so I usually go dailey. Great finds!

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  4. I love GW!! Did you get my email about the size of the tulips!!??

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  5. Oh my! What nice goodies you found at Goodwill! I adored the way you displayed the painting on the bedside table!

    Malisa

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  6. Oooohhh, your GW is better than our GW. I do enjoy our Hospice Thrift store, though.

    The Texas Woman plus Sally and Joey

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  7. Lucky you! Our Goodwill never has such great finds.

    love your blog!

    xo
    Donna

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  8. What a lucky ducky you are!!! Way to zero in on some great finds!

    http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

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  9. GW? Better look into those paintings! Antiques Roadshow had on a few weeks ago a GW painting (bought for $5, valued at $85K!) LOL! Wouldn't that just boost the junking budget!!!

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  10. oh my gosh! That is amazing!!!!! Goodwill was definately good to you!

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  11. I love Goodwill!!! Yes, it was very good to you- did you see we are getting a Savers? I can't wait! Thanks for sharing! Krista

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  12. Holy cow! I can't believe you found those at Goodwill! I'm obviously shopping at the wrong places!

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  13. Lookin' good little momma. The guest room just looks like it is missing the perfect guest - me! Miss you guys!

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  14. Some of those finds are not really 'junk' are they. They look wonderful.

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  15. i just came upon your blog and enjoyed it a lot. I will add you to my favorites. I love vintage anything

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  16. Fabulous finds and wonderful blog! I'm adding you to my favorites, and am off to peruse more of your posts :)
    xo Isa

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  17. My goodwill has nothing like this. I'm on the next flight. LOL Denise

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  18. Well, I do love Goodwill, and other thrift stores, but I don't usually have the same good luck you do!

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