Friday, March 26, 2010

folk art










Here are some things I found this morning snooping around the internets for folk art.  The top images are frakturs.  Probably my most favorite things right now.  The first image is a marriage proposal. 

Then that miniature chest is an example of grain painting in faux tiger and bird's eye maple or burl design.  Like the door in a previous post.  I'm really into this folk art decorative painting right now. 

Then that wooden thing...it's a bit of a larger piece and it's a bed smoother dated 1684.  Rocking cool, right? 

Then we have a metal rooster to celebrate my layer hens purchase. 

Then a box which is "chip carved tramp art." 

And then some furniture I would welcome in my home. 

And last, an old "I'll be back" shop sign.  I probably won't be back till Monday.  Tomorrow is Eli's birthday and I'd tell you what I got him cuz it's way awesome but he sometimes reads this so I guess I won't.  Just know this- you WISH you had one.  You WILL be jealous.

*images from folkartisans.com, auktiononline.com, countyseatantiques.com, timpotter.com

6 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Eli for tomorrow!!!!
If you're reading this...lol.
AND I fall in love every time I see a piece of furniture with LOTS of draws...
This would be my perfect Birthday present too!
Looking forward to seeing what Eli got for his Birthday.
HUGS
Char

Britt S. said...

I love this kind of stuff. That rooster is quite a find.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

These are all beautiful. I'm gonna have to sit down and spend a good hour or so reading your blog this weekend...
Enjoy your family birthday celebrations

Mandy Behrens said...

Excellent finds. Enjoy celebrating Eli's Bday. Cheers, Mandy

A Perfect Gray said...

I could kiss you on the lip for that post...you made my day...

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

The marriage proposal is really incredible. Great find.