Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Show and Tell - 2/6 - Old prints and mirrors

Today is Show and Tell Friday. After you finish over to see Kelli. She's right next door at There is no place like Home. She has a house full of company today ready to Show you some treasures.

When we went to Ruston, LA to measure the arbor, we did a little antiquing. Mr. Dumpling found the cutest print he showed me. We both love antique prints and especially antique oak frames. Well, after a little haggling, we walked away with what we call a "dumpling"!

It's so hard to get a good snapshot of something under glass. The colors are so soft and pretty. We hung it over our cabinet in the living room.

On the shelf before the print is one of our Aladdin lamps. This is an alacite Aladdin Lincoln Drape. We collect oil lamps and you can see them scattered throughout the house...and even in the attic! We'll look at some of our favorites one day.

Next to the cabinet is one of my favorite mirrors.

I've had this for years. When we moved here, I wanted to bring out the pewter so I used a little "Rub n Buff" in pewter to raise the design.

I just love the top of the mirror. You can see the age in the glass but that's part of the charm to me!

I think I'm going to take a nap. Not much sleep here last night and back in the ER early this morning. Daddy's "plumbing" won't start working so we're having some issues. Please continue to remember us in your prayers.

I hope this post made sense. If it doesn't, please don't tell me!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful new picture. The colors are lovely and I LOVE the frame. Just gorgeous. You and your father will continue in my prayers. Hugs, Marty

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

Our thoughts are with you...
Thank you for posting such lovely things. Your mirror is just gorgeous.

Nola said... Best Blogger Tips

Ya'll are in my prayers; I've been there, too. We spent so much time in and out of the hospital the past 3 years, I know all the staff by name!
Your antique mirror is beautiful,my great Aunt Pearl has a similar one I remember from my childhood.

SmilingSally said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry about your ER experience. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful picture. the frame is incredible.. Your mirror girl stole my heart..hope you get your nap hugs ~lynne~

Alpine Sanctum said... Best Blogger Tips

How very pretty! My favorites are the little bird in the painting's corner, and the raised mirror etching!

~CC Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, LOVE THE NEW DUMPLING you found to hang! Absolutely stunning! My prayers continue to go out for your Daddy..... Hang in there! Stop over to my place JBug for a GIVEAWAY challenge...deadline for entering is Sun.2/8, 8pm. All details are on the 2/6 S&T post! ~CC Catherine ;)

BECKY said... Best Blogger Tips

Nothing like some yummy "dumplins"!! What a great find and it looks lovely on your wall. My MIL has a mirror very similar to yours, and it is one of my favorite things in her home!

Thank you for sharing your lovelies with us! Your home feels "warm and friendly"

BECKY said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm praying for you and you Daddy. May God heal him and restore him to full health.

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty! I especially like the mirror. Thanks for sharing.
Hope your Father gets better real soon.
Have a great weekend.

playsdolls said... Best Blogger Tips

What a very pretty pic and I love the mirror.Hope your father get better real soon.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

Your picture and mirror are so beautiful, along with that beautiful piece of furniture. I hope today is bringing improvement for your father.

Jean said... Best Blogger Tips

Your picture is a wonderful find. Love the soft colors. Looks great with the lovely cabinet. Jean

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoyed your post today especially after seeing your Aladdin lamp - I have the same one on my bedroom armoir. It was an heirloom from my in-laws. Your 'dumpling' is beautiful and the little bird really caught my eye. Hope you get some rest soon.

FeeBeeKay said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful picture, so detailed, and lovely colours. We will certainly pray for you and your family tonight here in Northern Ireland. Blessings to you all at this tough time, FeeBeeKay

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips


I love the dumpling; pastels, flowers, a bird (I have an affinity with birds as you probably know :-)

The cabinet, lamp and mirror are just gorgeous pieces. The beauty of an old mirror is how it is a little blurry, that is how you know it is truly vintage.

Have a great weekend! Of couse your dad will be in my prayers.


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy! Oh, your new picture is just a dumpling! lol It's really very lovely and looks perfect above the cabinet!
Continued prayers for your Father and you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

The picture is just beautiful, of course the frame is what makes it perfect.

Linda Q said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooo you have some fun antiques. Love the new print and the frame, well ornate frames are a love of mine too!
Linda Q

Karen Sherrill said... Best Blogger Tips

*LOVE* the picture!!! Glad you were able to get it for a good price ;o).


Jewel Sauls said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that print and the frame. In our attic (remember my house is from 1883), we found an old steamer trunk which was filled with old frames. I wish I could find appropriate prints or photos to put in all these frames!!!
Good thoughts to your father! Y'all are still in my prayers! :D Jewel

Confessions of a Plate Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

This is just gorgeous...everything!! I love the mirror adn the picture wiht the little bird is so special! You really have an eye for really wonderful finds! Of course you have my prayers...Debbie

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, I love your newest "dumpling". LOL!!!
It looks as if it were made and framed exactly for "that" spot in your home.
Thanks for sharing your lovely pretties.

Heidi Pocketbook said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness-I have the same print! It was my mom's, and I think her mom's prior to that. Mine is in a different frame.