Monday, August 23, 2010

More mermaid love


I put in a "Best Offer" on ebay for this

C 1900 Sailor and Mermaid in Shipwreck Oil Painting





when it wasn't accepted, I tried to "Buy it Now" but it had sold.


The lesson...
always listen to your heart and buy what you love.

21 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

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.

Kathysue said...

Aaaaah! Sorry that one got away, but you know that when it is meant to be it comes to you every single time!!!

Everton Terrace said...

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!

lisa golightly said...

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 !

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Therese
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

Hamptontoes said...

Oh, big bummer! Listen to your heart always!

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

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!

FrenchBlue said...

I so agree! This was a find!
XO

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

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.

Theresa Cheek said...

So true! Always listen to your instincts! We all have a sad story of the one that got away.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Perhaps a bigger and better one is coming around............hope so. Much love Xo

Lumo said...

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...

Cashon&Co said...

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. :)

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh...sorry that happened! I'll bet the next one that comes along, you'll love even more! xo Elizabeth

It's me said...

Owwwww...poor you...you must always follow your heart darling.......love Ria....

Privet and Holly said...

Oh, sweet girl,
I feel your pain!
It was a lovely
painting....and
there will be
more!!!
xx Suzanne

Blooming Rose Musings said...

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.

Nutbird said...

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

A Perfect Gray said...

when one door closes, another opens....

La Dolfina said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks so much for all your advice. I love the line, if it SMILES AT YOU, BUY IT!

Beach House Living said...

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.