I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah
Oh...I love that painting. Yes, you needed that. Did you see The Antonio Treatment on HGTV last night? He redid a local tavern and the whole centerpiece of the bar was this wonderful silver mermaid he'd bought at a flea market. I thought of you when I saw it. It was so pretty.
Aaaaah! Sorry that one got away, but you know that when it is meant to be it comes to you every single time!!!
Heartbreak. Lesson learned from so many flea market stalls I went back to at the end of the day. Perhaps there is a better one out there just waiting for you!
Rats ! Romantic story with such a tragic ending ! But not to worry, there are more fish in the sea ! ( couldn't resist saying that ). Hope to see you at the Alameda ... I will be in space A19 !!! Front row baby !
Fabulous painting.. I love mermaids.. too bad you missed out..
And I totally agree.. I just posted about thinking with your heart the other day.. I've made some really stupid decisions lately.. and all because I thought with my head and overruled my heart..
Have a great week.. xxxJulie
Oh, big bummer! Listen to your heart always!
If it makes you feel better...my philosophy is...if it's sold to someone else, it just wasn't meant to be, and that something even more special is still out there waiting for you! Good luck...your special painting will happen!
I so agree! This was a find!
This is so you, sorry you didn't get. A wise old antique dealer told me once, things always come back around and better the next time.
So true! Always listen to your instincts! We all have a sad story of the one that got away.
Perhaps a bigger and better one is coming around............hope so. Much love Xo
Oh, so true. Saw a beautiful weekend bag in Gold Coast, but did not buy as I thought I can easily find the same in Sydney.
Of course I couldn't, spent half of the last day running around shops and ended buying just an average weekend bag (I really needed it for hand luggage, so I had to find a replacement for the dream bag). I am still furious for being that stupid...
i hate it when that happens! remind me to tell you one day about my story like this, where a painting i had to have sold, and i contacted the seller. oy.... but it worked out for me! it's funny.
i'm going to roundtop / marburger at the end of sept. i wish you would fly down for the next show and go. you'd LOVE it. we'd have a blast. :)
Oh...sorry that happened! I'll bet the next one that comes along, you'll love even more! xo Elizabeth
Owwwww...poor you...you must always follow your heart darling.......love Ria....
Oh, sweet girl,
I feel your pain!
It was a lovely
there will be
Oh, my heart is breaking for you! It is a lovely painting but I bet this just means there is another one calling your name...listen for it. Mermaids are meant to be living with you.
Suzy Gershon? wrote all these books about power shopping in London, Paris, etc. She introduced me to the Moscow rule of shopping: In the communist days of Russia, the grandmothers(babushkas) had one job. They would go out every day to get scarce goods. When they saw a line, they would stand in it, even if they didn't know what was at the end of the line, because it was always something you needed or could trade. The Moscow rule of shopping: When you see something you like, buy it! You may NEVER see it again.
The New York City 47th St Diamond rule of Shopping. I took a diamond course once in NYC after work at the New School(for Social Research) The teacher was a real diamond dealer and brought diamonds for use to examine. He said: A diamond can be the clearest, cut the best, most expensive in the world, with the best color, BUT if it doesn't smile at you, it is not a good diamond. It has no life. So, IF IT SMILES AT YOU, Buy it.
This is the Universe telling you to get over to that store and buy that Mermaid statue. It is probably deductible as a business expense.(a prop)
As for this painting, get an artist that you know to paint one for you, then distress it. Put in a permanent search on ebay for shipwreck, nude woman in the sea, mermaid, sailor paintings. Love Ann
when one door closes, another opens....
Thanks so much for all your advice. I love the line, if it SMILES AT YOU, BUY IT!
That is a very unique painting. Do not worry something else you love will come along and it will be yours without a second thought.
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