Monday, February 10, 2014

A Wonderful New Treasure

Once or twice a week, I waste some time online by checking the new arrivals posted on the web site at the Old Covesville Store ... an antique store about two hours southwest of here.  Late last week, as I was scrolling and oohing and aahing at all of the wonderful new stuff, I was stopped in my tracks at the sight of a small watercolor painting.



The description simply said, "Original signed watercolor of a lady.  Probably early 1900s."  The lady in the painting is holding and smelling what appears to be a China rose.  (Ya'll know how much I LOVE China roses.)  It would be a perfect addition to my collection of rose-related items.

Old Covesville Store has an option to buy their items via PayPal.  I contacted them, they sent an invoice to me via email, I paid it ... and, just that quickly, the little painting was MINE.  The price for such a treasure?  $20.

I took a roadtrip earlier today to go to Covesville to retrieve my painting.  While I was there, I perused the place, marveling at the unique items that the owners manage to bring in.  Rick and Sarah, the owners, work very hard to have an incredible array of mostly-American antique furniture and other items.  Things sell quickly, because the items are that special and the prices are almost too good to be true.

If you have some time to waste, click HERE to see the most recent items on the store's 'Just In' page on their web site.  New items are posted on or about Wednesday evening and sometime on the weekend, and other times when new things arrive and are unloaded.  If you are in the area, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed if you stop by.  If you can't go there in person (and I can't do it very often), you can do what I do ... check in and ogle the new offerings online.

12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful find, Connie. She's a beauty. I love little stores like that- xo Diana

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  2. What a beautiful painting! Great treasure!

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  3. Connie, the painting is beautiful and perfect for you. Glad you found it!!

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  4. This watercolour is so beautiful and you are so lucky to have it for $ 20.

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  5. How amazing a find was that ....perfect wouldn't it be great to know who she was too ?
    Annie

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  6. That is a lovely, sweet painting and so right for you. I say you got it at a great price too.

    Happy Valentine's Day ~ FlowerLady

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  7. Connie--as much as it is beaUtiful,
    I think it was waiting for YOU to come reclaim it!
    *Who found who?!
    Catherine

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  8. That painting is so you, I love it! And because I'm trying to rid myself of things, I won't tempt myself by going to their site...or I probably will anyway! ;)

    xo Kat

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  9. She's lovely and it's great that she now has a loving home with you.

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  10. When I saw that picture last weekend, I thought of you! Actually loved it myself, but wall space is getting more and more limited in my house. That place is always a treat to go to, love that they are posting pictures now!

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  11. She is a beauty. I love it. Great find!

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