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Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday Wish

On my way home after celebrating my birthday with my mom and brother I stopped in Eaton at Alley Arts that is in the old drugstore that we used to get meds for my dad and mom. There are more than 20 booths with lots of old treasures!
We used to have similar pictures on the wall on both sides of my piano. I have wanted to find a pair for a while and told myself if I ever did see them I'd get them. The ones I found have dark frames that will be changed when I decide what color will look best. When I got home I discovered that they aren't even by the same artist and that they were a common piece of art around the time my mom and dad were married in the 40's. In my mind I always called them Mr. and Mrs. Claus and had to laugh when I heard Sarah describe them exactly the same way!

Celebrating my birthday with this old couple made me happy!

7 comments:

salmagundi said...

Great find! Doesn't it do the heart good to find something you have been searching for? Did you enjoy your day off? Mike is in Alamosa with the high school CADA kids, so didn't get to lounge around today. Hope they get home safely tomorrow. Sally

Deanna said...

HapPy HaPpY Birthday to you dear Lady!!!!!
Hope it was wonderful.

The art is neat. M/M Claus look great together!!!
They look like they belong together.

God bless you and may you have many more birthdays,
d

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Marilyn. Alley Arts sounds like my kind of place. I'll have to remember to stop in when my son plays baseball up there this year!

Remington said...

Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope it was a very fun and happy one. Those pics are cool!

Kathy said...

Wow! They are marvelous - they do look like they were painted by the same artist - so glad you found them and on a special day,
Kathy

My Cottage Charm said...

Happy Birthday Marilyn!!! Yay for finding treasures from the past! :) I hope you had a wonderful day!
Thanks also, for your sweet comment on my tea for two...that was SO fun to put together! (I did it at 4:30 AM!! I woke up with a headache and decided to just play!) :)
Hope you have a wonderful week sweet friend!
Missy

Donna said...

Happy Birthday!
I love to find things that remind me of the past. I like the pics!
Hugs,
Donna