Monday, April 23, 2012

Where Have You Been, And What Happened?


The sky is blue...the sun is shining and I'm loving this weather!

This week-end was a long, extended week-end for me.

We had conferences at school so I was off work Wednesday and Thursday.

I was busy, but a good busy.

Everything was great till Sunday morning...I went to the car, opened up the passenger side only to see my glove compartment opened...ugh!

I've seen that before.

My GPS...my blue tooth headset...my favorite vintage sunglasses....and if you can believe it a pack of gum were taken.

Not the best way to start off the day.

So, now the hunt begins for a new GPS...which will not be left in the car!

Other than that, the week-end was good.

One of the things I did was go to the Salvation Army. That's not a store I unusually hit but I was glad I did.

One of the things I found was a very large old picture frame, with a cheap poster inside.

I wanted it for the frame.

When I got home I happily discovered another picture on the back.


A very old oil painting.

Unfortunately, someone had taken a knife to it, why they did that I do not know.

I didn't care though because from what I could see, it looked beautiful.

So I waited for my #1 to come home so he could remove it from the frame.

Unfortunately, they had glued the top of the canvas to the poster and I couldn't save that.


But I love it in all it's shabby beauty.


I can't seem to find out anything about it.

I was hoping someone possibly knows something about the artist or the painting.

I'd love to hear from you.

So now I'm enjoying this unexpected surprise.


Oh yes, in case you want to see the picture frame...

Here it is...

it was a fun find too!


7 comments:

Kathy said...

Love the frame and what a great surprise hiding inside! I know nothing about the artist but I love the painting and hope you will be able to discover something. I Googled "Albin" but nothing similar came up. If you find out, please share!

kathee said...

Hi Debbie, we have had the same things stolen from our cars as well...wake up in the morning to find our car doors left open and lots of things missing! We have now installed a camera..
I love your frame find and the amazing gift inside!!! LUCKY!!!
Have a great week...xok

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Fun to find a treasure tucked away like that in the frame. NOT FUN to find your car broken into...so, so the worst!

p.s. no help on the oil painting from me.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Sorry about your car break in:(

What a lovely frame and the painting makes it all the more interesting!

Jody and Stan said...

What a find and the frames are gorgeous. Just found your blog and love it. I'm a New Follower.


Jody

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Debbie,

How aweful to have your car broken into. Uggg! I don't know anything about the painting but it is very nice!

Debbie

becky up the hill said...

check out askart.com, there is a charles albin there. not sure tho.