Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vintage Art; Showcased

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to visit an Estate Sale of sorts hosted by an actor named Craig Sheffer (you may remember him from Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It" [1992]). 

My husband had met him/ become his acquaintance at the gym where they both worked out.  Mr. Sheffer had recently purchased some propereties in a neat little area not far from where we live (actually, not far from the famed Agoura Antique Mart!) called Malibou Lake, and was in the process of refurbishing them.

Of three homes that were either in escrow or under some level of renovation, I discovered [and was invited to acquire] these beautiful paintings.  The residence they came from had just previously been owned by actress Elizabeth Montgomery from "Bewitched".  Sort of neat.
 
 
 
The last image in this sequence is placed for you all to see what type of frames embrace each of the handsome paintings, and of course- I don't mind if you have a look at the pretty candleholder in the foreground ; )

Some of you may be thinking, 'Hey- wait a sec...  This all looks just a tiny eensy weensy bit familiar'... Well- I've placed this link here so you can see why (and satisfy that little tinge of Deja Vu you might be feeling (just maybe).

Ciao~

33 comments:

  1. That's one heck of an incredible estate sale!

    Lovely!

    Anne

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  2. Beautiful post, today Donatella. Love the third picture!
    Hope you are having a great week. xoxo

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  3. What a fun estate sale - I love to have things with great stories!
    GORGEOUS candleholder!
    :) Sarah

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  4. What a great estate sale! The items are wonderful and their history adds to the value.

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  5. Wondeful paintings and a nice story of aqquisition. Be sure to document the story in such that way that each piece of art can be traced to it. A "history trail", so to speak.
    Rory
    http://thegreentiquessolution.blogspot.com/

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  6. These paintings are exceptional, Donatella! How wonderful to have them in your home to enjoy!!!
    Zuzu

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  7. G'Day~I love the door the most, though the others are just as lovely! I grew up watching Bewitched, what an amazing treasure to have.Enjoy~Kim

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  8. Beautiful pictures Donatella!
    Kate

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  9. So nice - I though the second picture was actually a wagon and I thought she bought a WAGON. It is so real looking.
    Enjoy them all.

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  10. what an amazing estate sale Donatlla and how fortunate of you to be able to purchase those marvelous paintings. love them all and that candle holder is exactly my cup of tea.
    a presto
    rita

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  11. Bonjour Donatello,
    What fabulous paintings and a great story. Love the candleholder.
    A bientôt,
    Mimi

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  12. Just wanted you to know that I updated my list of blogs that I visit and I made sure your blog was on it. That way you show up on my sidebar. Maybe it will give you a few more visits that way. Have a great day!
    Rory
    http://thegreentiquessolution.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love your style sister! Fabulous taste..as always..~lulu

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  14. Hi there Donna, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog..if you scroll down pas the long list of blogs on the right hand side bar you will find my "followers" box..you are going to flip when I tell you we lived in Naples Italy for 3 years back in 99-2001..there with the military...the food was the absolute best..and we miss it..have you been there? we love the mozzarella di Bufala..:) have a good one.:)

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  15. Those are gorgeous - weren't you fortunate to get your hands on them? :)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. Those paints are so beautiful and serene looking. And what a great story of how you came upon them. Lucky you! Hope you are having a fabulous day! :) Tammy

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  17. Thanks for visiting again, I'll have some more free images soon. Love the lighting ball on the roof. We had one on our old farm house. We down sized and sold the farm about 4 years ago, I wish I could have taken that with us, but the roof was too steep to risk it. Love all that stuff. Have a wonderful weekend, Many Smiles, Carol Mae

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  18. Hi Donatella, thanks for stopping by my blog. A know a couple of people who'd love to have your Elizabeth Montgomery items ;)

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  19. Hi Donatella! Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog and your lovely comments!!! Your blog is wonderful! I love the paintings : ) I named my daughter Samantha after Bewitched and here I am on your blog commenting on something that was owned by her!
    Health and happiness to you and yours,
    Angela
    http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi donatella i love your style please come and follow me at bazaarhona.blogspot.com for some international recipes.

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  21. Donatella..wow..what a little treasure you have scored yourself there...just beautiful :) x

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  22. estate sales are the best, aren't they donna? yay!!!

    have a wonderful day....

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  23. those are lovely, and the candelabra looks like stuff I grew up with!

    so, your mother's name is CArmelina too, eh!
    from what part of italy...we're sicilian...

    thanks for coming by tonight!....
    be sure to check out my main blog...
    Creative Carmelina, if you haven't already!

    ciao bellisima Donatella!

    carmelina

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  24. What a lovely blog you have, Donatella, and it is nice to meet you ~ thank you for visiting my blog. The paintings are quite a find with such a wonderful history. I look forward to getting to know you more and to explore your blog.
    Blessings,
    Laurie

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  25. Hi,
    The paintings you aquired are lovely. I loved Elizabeth Montgomery...she was a beautiful lady. The candleholder is beautiful!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and your kind comment...and becoming a follower. You have a lovely blog. I just became a follower too! :o)

    I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

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  26. Beautiful paintings! And thank you for visiting and following me!
    Glad I find your blog it’s wonderful and I am a new follower!

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  27. Hello Donna,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me and also for becoming one of my friendly followers. Yes I miss my garden in England so much, it was my little peace of Heaven on earth. Do drop in again to visit me, would you like some wine or a cup of tea?? Hugs dear lady, Susan from Art of Mine

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  28. So nice to meet you , Donatella, I'm glad you stopped by.
    The paintings are lovely - your hubby gave you a great lead
    Sue
    PS I'm off to become a neew follower :0)

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  29. THAT ONE OF THE LIGHTENING ROD on the roof really captures my attention. Lovely!

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog. I came over to see yours, I love it. I find it interesting that you are from Naples. I visited in that area last year and loved it. I am looking forward to your future posts. Carla

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  31. Hi Donatella, I nominated you for the "Sunshine Award" today!
    Health and happiness,
    Angela
    http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  33. The paintings are really nice. I'd love to have them in my home. I would proud to actually.

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