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Show and Tell Friday

Kelli, over at There Is No Place Like Home, hosts this neat Show and Tell Friday, every Friday.  I would like to participate this week by sharing a special piece of artwork.  A few years ago, I found this painting tucked away in my Mom’s closet. It didn’t even have a frame on it.  I asked where she got it.  She told me that it had been painted by her cousin, Mickie.  Mom didn’t really know what to do with it.  I wanted it! All my Mom’s family is from Oklahoma, and this picture so perfectly depicts a part of my family’s roots.  It brings back fond memories of visits to my grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ farms.  I thought that a simple barnwood frame was the perfect finishing touch.  I have it hanging on my bedroom wall, and I never get tired of seeing it.  I only wish my Mom’s cousin could have known how much this painting would mean to me, but she had already passed away from ovarian cancer when it came to live with me.  Thank you, Mickie, for this special piece of art.



I think she did a wonderful job.  Thank you for stopping by to visit.  I hope you enjoyed  my Show and Tell Friday post.

15 thoughts on “Show and Tell Friday

  1. Hi! What a great find!
    I think I will come back and visit you again.
    I love your theme too. 😉 I use the same one. LOL


  2. Randi – it’s a great picture and the frame is perfect. I have some wonderful paintings by my favorite great aunt that I wouldn’t part with for a million bucks.


  3. Randi what a great piece of art AND family history! It is beautiful and your frame is perfect! Your cousin Mickie left a wonderful piece behind…how lucky for both of you, that you found it and appreciate it’s value.


  4. How wonderful that you were finally able to frame this precious painting! It’s a very special family treasure indeed! I’d love to see that old barn in reality!

    By the way, I very much like the snow fakes on your site, too!

    Best wishes from Germany and Happy New Year!


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