Sunday, February 1, 2009

BLUE MONDAY: BLUE BIRDS

Hi everyone! Today is Blue Monday hosted by the sweet Smiling Sally. You can go to her blog and see a list of all the participants in this fun day!
The other day I mentioned that I went antiquing and hinted that I had a few things for Blue Monday. However, I am not prepared to show these little treasures as of yet because I have to do a little research on them first. Sooo, I am going to do a post on a set of pictures that I ordered from a website that is just out of sight (an expression my mother-in-law always used and I just love it!). The website is All Posters.com. Maybe some of you have been there but for a long time I tossed out my catalogs because I thought it was just posters! But no, upon further scrutiny I stumbled across a grouping of pictures that I thought would be perfect for my new blue master bedroom up at the cottage. Well, when they arrived I was so satisfied, overjoyed, ecstatic!!! They were so cute, framed in distressed wood with glass and just the neatest artwork. The artist by the way is Swan Patel and I am going to do a little "search" on him at the website when I have time. So without further ado: Above is the bluebird. I am in love with birds and I just love how this painting was rendered. Isn't he cute (I always have a sixth sense on the gender of my birds).
This is the coordinating picture in blue, pineapples and flowers. Sorry about the quality of the photo, I promise to read my camera instruction book!

This is a closed up of the distressed white washed frame. I love it! :-) It is a really good quality frame with all kinds of markings and nail holes, as if it were used once for some other purpose. Way cool!!


And of course I have to show you the other two pictures that go with the set. Obviously they are red so excuse me for showing them on Blue Monday!



And here is the bluebirds friend in red. This is definitely a she, can't you just tell? What she is, I have no clue. We'll just call her a redbird.


And last but not least we have the whole set. Horrible photography. It looks like I took it when I was staggering drunk! I promise you I am only drinking herbal tea and once again, I promise to read the book. I was also trying to balance myself by standing on a little stool, no small feat for this clumsy blonde!
I ended up putting these up in my living room here because they went so well with my furniture and decor. So, last week I went back to the website and looked up beachy sort of pictures for the cottage and found some darling framed prints of old beach houses painted in pastels. Can't wait for that prized parcel to arrive!!
I urge you to go to this website. There are a gazillion choices and I suggest you click on the framed prints, otherwise you will have to do the matting and framing etc...and that can be costly. These four pictures were $69.00 a piece which I thought was very reasonable. On the beach house pictures there was a 20% off deal going on.
Thank you for visiting me on Blue Monday and be sure to go to Smiling Sallys blog to connect with all the other bloggers and their Blue Monday treasures!!
xoxo
Jane






23 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Janie! Looks like I'm first in line to say I'm loving your paintings! I can see why you were so excited. These are ADORABLE! Love, love, love them! Oh, so cute! I will have to go over and checkout the website. Thanks for telling us about it. Can't wait to go check things out. :-)

Here's hoping you have a...

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan said...

Very pretty pictures...have a great Monday!

Susan

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi! It's me Janie. I'm sorry if my Blue Monday post does not appear on Sally's list. I can't figure out Mr Linky!!

Hopefully I will soon, but you can count me in on Blue Mondays in the future. They are so much fun!!

xoxo
Janie

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Janie, these are great! I love that website too. They have some really neat things. I love that bluebird, really nicely done. And the frames are perfect for these. Happy Monday. Kathy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, Your paintings are wonderful. You certainly found some treasures. Thanks for sharing the website. I'm glad you like some more of Marjoleins work. I think she has some fantastic things. I'm off to work. have a super day..
hugs ~lynne~

~CC Catherine said...

Jane, First of all...thanks sweetie for coming to visit me so often and leaving such sweet comments. I'm doing my best to make the rounds...this is a full time job this blogging business! ;) This post on your blue monday bird prints is sweet! And, I'm with you on having to read my camera ref. guide. I've got to do it too! haha! Love the pics.....you are a sweetie! ~CC Catherine

Dana and Daisy said...

Hi Blondie! It is nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by A Cat in My Lap. You mentioned specifically wanting to seem more of my creations, next time you visit scroll down to my labels and clickon either art or crafts adn you will see more ofmine and others I have posted about. I enjoyed seeing your blue Monday as well as pink Saturday post. I think that tea cup would look sweet with your framed birds. I've seen them with a miniature topiary in them and they are sweet as can be!

Come visit again! Love, Dana

Smilingsal said...

What a pretty grouping! It's so hard to take a picture of anything framed under glass. I think you did a good job. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

jewelstreet said...

Ooh, lovely choices for Blue Monday! I think your bird is beautiful, and I love the distressed look of the frames. Good choices.

JudyBug said...

I love these little paintings. They are just too cute!!

Bo said...

Wow, that grouping of pictures make a great impact on that wall.. I am so happy for you that you were able to get the set! ;-) Bo

April said...

Love all your paintings!!! I've been to that website and it's so hard to leave without placing an order for something! Happy Blue Monday!

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely paintings. And the frames and wonderful!

Deb said...

I love birds too - your grouping of photos is wonderful!

ellen b. said...

I really like these and how you grouped them. Very nice! Happy Blue Monday to you.

Carolyn said...

Your grouping is so pretty! I love them all :) Happy Blue Monday!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

JudyBug said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Sweetie said...

Lovely paintings! I'll check out the website.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Janie! Those are absolutely adorable! I love them! :) Thanks so mcuh for your sweet comments, too - what a day brightener! {hugs}

Susan said...

Today is Tuesday February 3....

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Jane.....
Happy Birthday to you

Susan

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors, I love the birds; I love it all! I would have been thrilled opening that box upon arrival. :)

kayleeg2005 said...

i absolutely love the pictures of the birds, i love birds and those are great, i've been to all posters.com and i love it too!!!