Thursday, December 1, 2011

Skating at the Central Park

A couple of weeks ago I absolutely fell in love with this vintage print at the Salvation Army.  "Skating at the Central Park" by Winslow Homer.  It was a bit more than I would usually pay for something to resell...not much of a profit to be made, but I decided to splurge and bring something home for myself this time!  Turns out this print is not hard to find...if you love it like I do, you can pick one up off of Ebay for a modest price.  I did some tweaking in regards to the frame and mat to better suit my decor.  Here's what it looked like when I first brought it home...
Painting the frame cream was a given, but I had to think a bit about what to do with that bright green mat.  I eventually decided to tear pieces of sheet music and carefully adhere them to the original mat with a glue stick.  This was easy and so much more cost efficient than buying a new mat...which I would have surely have had to have custom cut. 
The overall size of the framed print didn't end up being large enough to hang above our living room mantle where I had originally pictured it, but I managed to find a good spot for it where it is being enjoyed and admired!
I just love the colors in this print, and the beautiful dresses and hats on the ladies.  This scene really reminds me of Little Women...now, I'm in the mood to watch the movie!  I wonder if it will be streaming on Netflix this season? 
I've loved every version I've seen.  Which is your favorite?
Of course no one has played Jo quite like Katherine Hepburn!  She was one of a kind!
I am such a fan of Elizabeth Taylor, that I couldn't not mention the 1949 version as well!  So many great old Christmas movies!  I look forward to re-watching them every year at this time, as I wrap gifts and work on Christmas crafts!

Thank you, dear friends for stopping by!  I am so very excited about the Christmas Blogger Block Party next week!  I will be sharing our Christmas decor (it's almost complete!) as well as some other festive things I've been working on!  I can't wait to see what everyone else has been busy doing to get into the Christmas spirit!

Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda


You'll find me partying with these sweet gals!

Debra - Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Cindy - Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Sherry - Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Courtney - Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Honey - Potpourri Party at 2805
                                 Vanessa and Heather - Inspiration Friday At the Pickett Fence

7 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE that print.. It makes you wish you could jump in and enjoy some good Old fashion FUN!! I also LOVE how you matted it with the sheet music it is VERY fitting.. Most certainly the one with Katherine Hepburn is my Favorite... :)

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  2. Seriously you found that at the thrift store? LUCKY YOU - it is gorgeous! And your transformation is lovely too. Came here via At The Picket Fence. I love all the Little Women movies - so hard to choose.

    My favorite ice skating scene is from the Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Enjoy your print - it is wonderful!

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  3. I'm so happy you found my blog so I could find yours!! So many great, charming ideas. I'm a follower and can't wait to see more!! I LOVE the Christmas Tree Pillow.

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  4. Beautiful print, and you absolutely transformed it with the sheet music! I love old movies too, I'm probably going to watch The Bishop's Wife tonight while I'm home alone because my daughters don't like it (they can't understand why she doesn't just run off with Cary Grant). Enjoy your holiday, and thanks for your visit!

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  5. The print is fabulous and matted on the sheet music is genius! So pretty!

    Thank you for linking this wonderful post to Potpourri Friday!

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  6. Love the frame and matte transformation, it makes the print look ten times better!

    Visiting from Home Sweet Home.

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  7. Very pretty! I love Little Women too. I have only seen the newer version. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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