Friday, February 24, 2012

Old Love ~ Paint Party Friday ~ week #50

Inside this Bell Tower in Gananoque resides a quaint antique shop called "Old Love"

Last week I returned to an Old Love and to a little gem of a shop called "Old Love".
Somehow I knew this Old Love wouldn't leave me alone, and neither would I.
Last weekend my hubby took me on a mini surprise getaway to Gananoque; a place which I had visited earlier in the Fall with my daughter and husband.
I had then discovered this gorgeous quaint antique shop filled to the brim of Old Lovelies and had fallin in love with a vintage cement owl. The shop was having a sale and I had already done enough damage to our bank account with Christmas shopping and so I left with only it's vision imprinted in my mind.....and heart; I suppose it became an Old Love as well as the shop and their beautiful town of Gananoque .

"Old Love"

Of course the opportunity presented it self once more when I returned last Friday to my "Old Love" and found that the treasured owl was still there , waiting for me. Like the shop owner said: "It's got your name written on it", and  once again contemplating and stepping out for dinner, I had to really justify a good reason to purchase it........a souvenir of our little mini holiday......purrrfect ~^..^~.
So I returned to "Old Love" and bought my Old Owl Love, on sale with even a better discount the owner grasiously offered me this time around.

And so this week for Paint Party Friday I would like to share a few of my Old Loves with you....Old Owls and a very "Old Lovely" , a painting of violets that I am presently working on creating Charlotte's Old Love, her childhood home "Violet Wood".

Owls ~ Two Very Old Loves 

                     Albrecht Durer Owl ~ Who doesn't adore this owl, if not "The Favourite" my fav of all owl illustrations.

                   Albrecht Durer ( 1471 ~ 1528)  German Renaissance Engraver from Nuremberg 

"Violet Wood" ~ Charlotte's Old Love ~ her childhood home in the Violet Wood

A found treasure of a painting of violets

Charlotte's new web for her old Home "Violet Wood "

On the back of the painting is written:

85 cents
Miss Spallin
517 Somerset
It spoke.....Mystery, Intrigue, Curiosity....this art piece when completed will be for sale in my Cabinet of Curiosities on Etsy....maybe , if it doesn't become another of my Old Loves ; )

So this is it for this week, hope you enjoyed my post. Please visit all of the other artists on Paint Party Friday.

Until next Time....

Happy Creating 



Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Annabelle, gananoque sounds very romantic! How nice of your husband to take you there, and that you found your owl waiting for you!!! Patsy from

Anne said...

What a sweet story! Loving that painting of the violets.


froebelsternchen Susi said...

so beautiful --sweet story! I love owls.. the violets are awesome....

thank you for visiting me Annabelle!

xxx from Austria

Leovi said...

This owl is beautifully framed. Greetings.

Debbie said...

A lovely story! The Durer owl is so wonderful, isn't it? I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of your new treasures.

Debbie said...

A lovely story! The Durer owl is so wonderful, isn't it? I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of your new treasures.

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