Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sweet Little Girl

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm so excited to show you this great framed canvas art.  I walked into a thrift shop and there she sat.  Her big blue eyes looked right at me and said, "you know you want to buy me and take me home."  And I said, oh yes, I do.

Isn't she the sweetest little girl ever!

I just wonder why or how someone could ever part with this.
Is it someone's child or just an artist's imagination....

I'm thinking I'll do something with the frame.  Maybe white wash it, not sure.  Would you leave it as is or paint it?



Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

yes she is very pretty

Blondie's Journal said...

It is SO pretty, Sissie. I would have grabbed it up right away, too! I think a white wash would be beautiful!


LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, she is stunning and haunting, really special. I think whitewash for sure. Thanks for sharing her.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, Yes, she is adorable! I vote white wash.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It is is almost haunting, the idea that someone would give that to a thrift store. You know me, I vote paint it. I just looked up and saw that someone else called it haunting, it is like you almost feel sorry for her, she is beautiful!


Sharon Wengel said...

Yes ! She is the prettiest little thing , what a sweetheart ! and yes you need to do something to that frame . It needs to be much fancier for that little girl. Girlier ! Add some ribbon or lace after you white wash it . That's my vote . said...

She is so pretty:) I would paint the frame the same color as her dress.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Debra@Common Ground said...

go white, Sissie, Go White!!

Pamela said...

Yes I would white wash it!! It will look fab!
She is a pretty girl!!
Pamela xo

Kathysue said...

I say white or slightly off white. She is wonderful, I love when a piece of art or a picture draws you in and I think she did. I think she needs a name. She looks like an Amelia to me!!!

Sassy Marsha said...

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My Grama's Soul said...

Hi do find the most adorable things.....white paint for sure!



KATHY said...

Hi Sissie, I love your painting!! She is beautiful. I would paint the frame white.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think you should whitewash the frame..It would make the face "pop"! Very sweet painting!
`Hugs, Patti

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh she's adorable! i would paint the frame white, of course!

Char said...

I think you found a keeper Sissie. I would paint the frame, it's too dark for her, she is special for sure, Char

Mari said...



trash talk said...

I don't know which is bigger....her hoop earrings or her eyes. She is just breathtaking!
I personally love unframed stretched canvas. I suppose it makes me really look at the art and this one is perfect!

CHERI said...

She's beautiful...and definitely needs a white frame:) A few years ago I saw a photograph of the most beautiful little girl. It was laying there among some junk and just broke my heart. Couldn't imagine how someone could ever part with such a photo. I bought it for $2! My husband did give me a good suggestion...I wrote on the back that she wasn't a member of our family:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

She's precious. I think Whitewash, it would look so much softer. Cute girl. Hugs, Marty

One Cheap B*tch said...

She is just so precious! I wonder too sometimes how artists can part with their work? Maybe a family heirloom that someone got rid of?


stefanie said...

I know what you mean, I was thrifting some super scary!!!!! places and found some great things and was wondering the same thing!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Well, you know me, Sissie ~ I'd paint it white!! It is hauntingly beautiful! I wonder how people can part with such things?!?!

SO happy you came by for a visit today. I'm home, but my computer appears to have fried when the power went I'm stuck to using pics off my hub's 'puter for now. He is staying with daughter for a few days to give me a chance to do things here. She is getting better, although much slower than anticipated ~ thanks so much for asking!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

OMG Sissie!! Do you find treasures on a daily basis? I am so over seeing all the stuff you find and put in the booth. Grrrrr...
Anyway I think a whitewash is perfect for this pretty young thing. Her cotton dress is so sweet.

Peggy said...

She is so beautiful...I love it. I think a white washed frame would look great.

Cindy said...

Wow, what an amazing find!, she's so impish and has such a great expression. The eyes are phenomenal. Wouldn't you love to know her history.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet picture! She just jumps out at you. I would white wash the frame. This is a great find Sissie!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You wonder how things like that end up in antique store, GW or thrift stores, makes you wonder. I think she is adorable and I think the it would look lovely painted white, I can't wait to see what you do with it:)

Tatjana said...

It is gorgeous and so pure!You were so lucky to find her!

Lululiz said...

She has quite an enigmatic little smile, almost like the Mona Lisa. Such a sweet painting. I would go with the white for the frame.

Piorra Maison said...

Love your blog. I came across it though Whimsical musings. It is really beautiful.

Jacalyn @ said...

Oh most definitely a white wash! She will shine even more!


Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh Sissie,
She's beautiful! Kinda looks like a sweet girl I know...hum. I'd have her hanging in my bedroom if I were you. Love the last post. The makeover on the cabinet, AWESOME! And the chair, pillow, all of it. So Sissified! Lisa

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

great job!!

Claudia said...

Oh, she is so pretty, Sissie. I'd whitewash the frame!


Passionate for White said...

What a nice find! White for sure.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Sissie, definately a white frame. judy

Sylvia said...

She's really beautiful, Sissie, I love the blue in the painting !
I think a white frame would be nice.
Lovely wishes,

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie,
she is a sweet little beauty, and I can`t eighter understand, how someone left her ...
I like the frame, but I think she will look wonderfull, with a somehow white frame, as well....
And dear, the peat pot, and book bundles from post below, are all so gorgeus-Love them--and the chairs, as well.
Happy evening dear, Sissie.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Donna said...

What a wonderful find, Sissie! You always manage to unearth the most wonderful treasures! I say whitewash for sure! But I am also wondering how a very, very pale blue would look????

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

You know, could have told everyone it was you when you where little and I don't think any of us would not have believed you.....absolutely precious.

Pamela said...

I'm having a great first time giveaway Sissie!
I think you will like it...its pink!!
Pamela xo

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I agree, Love the little girl, but paint the frame.
What a great find!
Have a pretty day!

Patty Sumner said...

You know girl you want to paint that frame! It is a beautiful painting ad will be even more so when you are done with it. Blessings!

Jane said...

It does make you wonder why someone would give that away. It's a beautiful portrait! I think you should paint the frame. If you do, post what you did so we can compare the before and after!

Ginger said...

Your picture is almost magical. So sweet. I love her lips.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You had wonderful instincts Sissie! What a darling sweet face! I have a number of old paintings without any frames at all.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, Sissie, she is totally precious!!! I love this!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I think I would paint it.


Sares said...

What a treasure! I think I would change the frame too, something to make the picture pop. I think white would be a great choice!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Have I told you lately how darn lucky you
Girlfriend you find the best pieces of anyone I have ever known. I would love to follow you around on your outings.
This is a great find. You are right it needs a new frame color
Love your beautiful headboard
and You

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A rootdigger said...

Is it a painting or a reproduced thing. I think someone painted and gave it as a gift or made a second one better. More likely the model didn't like it. It's head looks too forward on that body that is too small for the head.
She is sweet and darling and I would keep it. Infact i'd even think of cutting it shorter. either way it'd be great in the right setting. I'd love to see what you do with it.

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