Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Somtimes our wants too

I decided to dedicate this post to one of my very favorite prints! I love old romantic prints, especially ones that involve pianos or other musical instruments. I have loved this print since the first time I saw it which was probably about 20 years ago in the big town of Pine Hill, Alabama. Pine Hill is about 2 hours north of Mobile. Since I was a little girl, at least twice a year, I would be hauled to Pine Hill by my Mama and my Maw Maw to see my Grandpaw's Cousin's wife Barnette. Barnette's house was so cute and quaint and loaded with 40's-50's charm! One day I discovered this print in her house and knew I had to have one just like it. So, I started my quest. I searched eBay until I thought my fingers would fall off. No luck. I looked everywhere that I knew to look. Still no print. I had no information. I didn't know the artist's name, the title of the print or ANYTHING! I had a feeling that it was probably a mass produced print but just really had no clue... well, fast forward until about 2 years ago. I was at a dumpy little auction in a neighboring town. The kind of place where the cigarette smoke is so thick you could cut it with a knife. So I'm previewing all the items and OH MY GOODNESS my heart starts to race. The closer I get to the print my heart is pounding! It was the print that I had searched for! Of course it was one of the very last things they auctioned that night so it was after midnite before it came up. There was an antique dealer that started bidding against me but I was prepared to go the distance. I had decided that print was coming home with me REGARDLESS! Thankfully I only had to bid $38 and it was mine! I was one happy, sleepy, smokey girl! Where is this print you say?

It has so much character. Of course I love the piano but I also love the curved staircase, the gargoyle looking angels on the clock in the background, I could go on and on. And the frame! Oh my gosh. My frame is prettier than Barnette's. Hers was a simple, cherry wooden frame. I knew that it would one day hang proudly in one of our guest rooms. We are finally about to paint the walls in this room and I will be able to hang this beautiful print. God is so mindful of us. Most certainly for what we need but sometimes our wants too.

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart...Psalms 37:4 KJV

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