Monday, 19 October 2009

1930s Watercolours

Last weekend's trip to the local tip yielded a number of treasures, among them this lovely 1930s water colour of the Northern Ireland Coast. Having spent many family holidays in Northern Ireland it was instantly recognisable to me. It is an original water colour in it's original frame but unfortunately I don't know who the artist is. I love the yellow and green tones which look lovely with the other two 1930s pictures I have on my wall.

The next picture is my favourite. It is an original 1930s watercolour of the Lake District by Frank Sherwin who was one of the artists who painted the wonderful railway posters. I found this in a charity shop some time ago and thought it was just a print but loved it. Some time later on closer inspection I found it was actually an original.

The next picture is a limited editon print again of the lake district and the
same era . It is signed in pencil by the artist W H Cooper.

On the same trip to the tip I bought this sad looking set of shelves which I then painted in Farrow and Ball and backed with the remains of my favourite Cath Kidston wallpaper. I used this to decorate my bathroom and still have part of a roll left.

I then used the same paper to line another old suitcase found at a car boot sale some months ago. This was quite fiddly as the insides of the case were very wonky but it was worth it as I now have a suitcase that will be great for displaying things.


Wendy said...

The suitcase is genius!
I love it.
I'm off to look out some old cases I have lying around, can't wait to get started - thank you! :)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

What amazing treasure to find at a tip!Its all about having the right eye to spot these things! They look great especially your remodelled shelves and suitcase! Lovely,

Sarah x

Ticking stripes said...

I'm going to have to take a trip to the tip!
Love the case...

Sal said...

I love the watercolours,especially the top one!
You made a good job of the suitcase too!

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Looks fantastic hunny!!
Love the colours in those paintings and the suitcase and bookshelf makeovers are FAB!!!
Annie x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Love the make overs - clever old you.

Lalabibaby said...

Just popping in via Ticking Stripe's blog to read about the V & H fair in Northampton ... I must try and get along to that one as it isn't too far from me. x