Monday, May 30, 2011

Trash & Treasure

So it seems I have been taking a small hiatus where my dear old bloggy is concerned as of late, I've just been so pre-occupied with planning my next step- which I will be sure to share with you all soon! But being brief, it seems my time in Canada is almost at an end and in a few short weeks it is time for me to pack my suitcase and move on again. Where does the time go?

Anyway enough about that for now. I wanted to show you all this wonderful little painting print that I acquired yesterday from a neighbours spring cleaning pile down the street from my house. I love that time of year when everybody piles their no longer beloved items out the front to be swept away by the garbage man- because like they say one man's trash is another man's treasure!

After some further research the name of the poster is Maurin Quina and it was painted by Leonetto Cappiello in 1906 as an advertisement for a type of liqueur that is no longer in production. Isn't it lovely, a little sinister but in the nicest possible way! What do you think?










7 comments:

  1. He reminds me of the Grinch!
    Boowah ha ha ha!
    --Bill.

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  2. This is so nice, a little creepy though :-)

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  3. Holy heck, I love it. I like sinister things. ;)

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  4. very cool. this was just somebody's trash? crazy there was never anything that cool thrown away in Perth

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  5. That is so cool, old drinks posters are amazing! I wish i could just find things like that, lucky!
    xxxx

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  6. oh wow - what a fabulous find - such a great little treasure

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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