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Topic: Nanny Beatrice Grace and the heavenly host  (Read 61878 times)
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« Reply #80 on: July 21, 2006 06:06:31 PM »

That is the best story!  What a fanastic find!! You rescued a lovely piece of art:)
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« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2006 11:26:06 AM »

Amazing! I, like many others, would have bought it just for the story alone! Great job! I would have never even thought of modifying it to be so cool! You truly rescued something that obviously has sentimental value to someone, and now it'll be a sort of "heirloom" that'll last forever!  Cheesy *SO impressed*  Cheesy

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« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2006 07:01:14 PM »

I found the greatest(?) painting in a thrift store. It was just calling for a little touch up! Here's the before shot:

Lovely, huh? But what really intrigued me was the story on the back:

(1.98 was the price. What a bargain!)

Anyway, I took it home to do as a joint project with my daughter, BananaAmbush. We thought it would be fun to work together. SOOOO, we touched up Nanny Beatrice's wallpaper, and added some fun rhinestones. We added in Nanny Beatrice (and her dog), set the table, and put a host of heavenly angels coming through the window. The portrait on the wall is of Noel Fielding, of "The Mighty Boosh" fame. Banana loves him and thought Nanny Beatrice might too. Here's Nanny's redecorated kitchen, all ready for the family to come over for Sunday dinner:

Here's a closeup of the heavenly messengers:

And of Nanny Beatrice Grace and her dog, with their arms "strate" up in the air! Look at all the yummy food. Who wants dinner?

Hope you like it. We think it's fun.  Smiley
this is so inspiring. I always see sad paintings in thrift stores waiting to die. I think I'll give this a try. that painting was so perfect and you really gave Nanny B a new life.
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« Reply #83 on: July 29, 2006 09:44:38 PM »

Why can't I ever find interesting things in thrift stores??  What a find!  Great recon!
« Reply #84 on: July 30, 2006 03:26:29 PM »

That's so cool!!!
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« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2006 09:16:42 PM »

I keep coming back to look at this too, so I thought I might as well say so.

I love the way it turned out; you did a brilliant job!  (As somebody else said, 'That is terrifyingly awesome.')  But obviously what we really need now is a Nanny Beatrice Grace fan club.

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« Reply #86 on: August 13, 2006 10:51:59 PM »

what a beautiful picture and a beautiful story!!  It is very touching and amazing what that picture started out as and has become.
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« Reply #87 on: August 16, 2006 11:56:15 AM »

I think it would be cool if you could somehow find the artist of this painting. They did leave alot of clues. It would make an interesting story!

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« Reply #88 on: August 25, 2006 01:38:04 PM »

That is AMAZING. I love it!
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« Reply #89 on: September 17, 2006 12:56:03 PM »

Hollis Gentry is actually of "Foxfire" fame they are a series of books about people growing up in raybun gap in north georgia. You should check them out and read some interesting history, you really found a treasure that collectors would love to buy.
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