Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Many, many moons ago, I lived in the Big Apple. When I was young, but old enough to go places by myself, I would frequent the Museums that are scattered around the city. My favorite museum was one on the East side containing the Frick Collection. I assume that this was the name of the person who collected the art that was displayed.

Whenever I would go to this Museum, I would purchase a postcard of a favored piece of artwork. Here are a few .....

Mother and Children by Renoir

In the Garden by George de Forest Brush

Officer and Laughing Girl by Jan Vermeer
Young Woman with a Water Jug by Vermeer

Lady Milnes by George Romney
Countess of Warwick and Her Children by Romney

and two of my favorites

In the Meadow by Renoir
Lady Hamilton as "Nature" by George Romney

It was always such a pleasure to go into this gallery and look at these beautiful portraits.

And then there was this one.

I had the opportunity to actually see the Mona Lisa when it was on tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Unfortunately in my youth, I taped these postcards into an album, which has left the residue of the tape on the 25+ post cards. But I still treasure them as sweet memories of my time visiting these amazing museums and galleries.

I am joining Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.


LV said...

Even though they are just post cards, I like your taste in art.

Postcardy said...

I especially enjoyed seeing that first one by Renoir. I bought many art postcards when I was younger and still buy some occasionally.

Allie said...

Love your taste in art, hon!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I would have to say that my favorite is Lady Hamilton as "Nature" by George Romney. I have never seen it before but I find it to be sweetly captivating!

Thanks for visiting my new little blog and leaving such an encouraging comment about my first tablescape!

Anonymous said...

what little treasures..i LOVE your selection!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Nice collection with I am sure full of memories. ~~Sherry~~

Protector of Vintage said...

Very interesting postcards! It must have been a great experience living in New York.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful...and great to enjoy what you love and not have to take up lots of wall space. Happy VTT!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great trip down memory lane for you!

Shelia said...

What lovely postcards! Gorgeous.
be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They are all so pretty, and how smart of you to collect them when you were young. In my youth, I don't think I would have thought of doing that. I enjoyed seeing them, and I enjoyed reading about you collecting them. laurie


Good memories and fun way to "collect" are.
Very pretty tea party table.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I use to collect postcards, too. How cool to have
seen all of those greats first hand!


Anonymous said...

Lovely memories and great postcards.