async='async' data-ad-client='ca-pub-1704385665578974' src=''/> September 2021 - Welch House 1900


I've always wanted an oil painting.

 Earlier this summer I found "Marie".

She was tucked away in a dark corner of an old antique shop. 

Her ornate gold frame had some damage, but was still beautiful.

She has such a kind face.

The canvas does have a few holes and I'm sure it has faded over time, but the details are amazing.

I love her jewelry. The gold and diamond earrings are a matched set with her brooch. 

When I turned the painting over to the backside, I was in for another surprise. The canvas was signed "Marie, and also a date of 1871! How amazing is that?

Also from the backside you can see her image through the canvas, and it does look a little spooky! lol

Marie ended up coming home to Welch House, and she has become an instant ancestor! I have her displayed in the foyer to welcome visitors to our home. I just know that she is the first oil painting of many to come!

I am sorry that I have been away for quite some time. This past year has been extremely hard for me. If you have been following me on Instagram you know that I had surgery earlier this month to remove a pituitary tumor. I am three weeks post operation, the recovery time is 6 weeks. I'm not allowed to do much  until then, but I had these photos and a few more saved for a blog post that I thought I would share with you while I'm still in recovery. I hope to be more consistent on my blog soon! 

I've missed you all!