async='async' data-ad-client='ca-pub-1704385665578974' src=''/> Marie - 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!



  1. Take your time to heal. If you feel the energy and urge to post, please, by all means, we love you and will be patient. What a lovely oil and the frame is exquisite. Enjoy Marie.

  2. Welcome Marie- I agree she has a very kind face,glad she found a new home. Sorry to hear about your health issues, please take care! I love your style and enjoy reading your blog when ever you post,always a pleasure.

  3. The painting looks perfect! What an amazing find being signed!

    I hope and pray you are healing up quickly, my friend!

  4. So good to hear from you! I hope your recovery is progressing well. Love your instant ancestor and really, really like the frame, too. A little bit of age on frames is great. Hope to hear from you again soon.


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