Monet Oil Repro, Claude Monet
The Bridge at Argenteuil, 1840 – 1926
Oil 9.25 x 7.25
Frame 18 x 14
Frame depth 2″
Bracketed to hang.
Artist, David Chandler created a number of oil reproductions for the Smithsonian, in the timeframe of 1965-75. The piece entitled: The Bridge at Argenteuil is a lovely reproduction. It is produced with naturals oils. The piece has been professionally framed by the Smithsonian in affiliation with The Smithsonian National Associates membership. We found this reproduction, along with three others at an estate sale in Palm Beach, The estimated value is 135.00 without frame. The piece is numbered and is one of fifty-four copies made. These reproduction pieces are no longer available. Framed with a lovely gold on wood, two inch filigree design. Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome $195
PLATEAU, gold, with marbleized circle glass insert. Turns for convenience. Wonderful for center of dining table. Particularly great if placed on top of a riser or base so as to provide height. (Pics shown) It’s a pretty piece and provides great function for those hard to reach items in the center of the table or very useful for a flower centerpiece that you wish to showcase. Sold on etsy.com at ContessasHome
We will meet as scheduled for class #2 this evening at 6 pm. Since last weeks class was cancelled because of the snow storm, we will talk about dates and schedule one (1) make-up class. Most likely it will be held on February 25th. See u this evening. Looking forward to it.
We have added a new venue to our e-commerce selling network. Now you can also view our items on eBay at our new eBay trade name: Contessashome2016.
Today we posted six items selling as: fixed price selections (not up for bids). Enjoy our photo gallery of these wonderful vintage treasures. We love them all and we trust you will too.
So to update our Contessa followers, you can now view our offerings at:
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SORRY – WE JUST RECEIVED WORD FROM THE CHURCH OFFICES THAT ALL ACTIVITIES FOR THIS EVENING ARE CANCELLED. NO STREET ACCESS TO THE CHURCH BECAUSE OF ALL THE SNOW.
Our 6:00 p.m. yoga class will meet this evening at Del Ray United Methodist Church in Lundsford Hall. You can enter the side glass door facing Clyde. If you have not attended before, please try to arrive at 5:45 so that you can complete the required registration paperwork. Please bring a yoga mat with you if you have one. Dress is easy, t-shirt and loose comfortable pants. We will begin at 6 pm. Class will dismiss promptly 6:50 p.m. for choir rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.
The Labyrinth Walk at National Cathedral this evening is officially cancelled. We will try to accomplish this next month on February 23rd. We will keep you posted
Looking forward to seeing you this evening!
As we are almost to March, and because our orchid is blooming so wonderfully we decided to pass along our “Contessa” tips for the growing and care of orchids. This pictured specimen is one year old. She is in full bloom after a whole year of dormancy. She is producing six beautiful blossoms. One more bud is forming very slowly on her stem. Given our years of growing orchids, we expect that for the next six weeks she will be in her blooming stage it’s totally been worth the wait. Often we can count on a two month blooming phase so we will see….
So what have we been doing with this “lovely” over the last twelve months First off she sits about one yard away from a window that produces full sun/light daily. We replenish the top of her surface with fresh orchid bark about four times in the year. Over time and with watering the bark level recedes Give your orchid fresh bark medium regularly. After all, this is her home. Bags of bark are available at your local nursery They are usually rather large. Not expensive, but you can share with a friend, so pick a friend who also has an orchid and it won’t feel like you are wasting anything.
Water your orchid once ever seven days. Personally an ice cube or two is just not enough moisture. (You heard us right, and we will stick to this advice). Remove your plastic pot from your cachepot and carry it to the kitchen sink. (Purchase Miracle Grow Orchid Food – it’s a turquoise powder inside a box and a small spoon is provided for measuring) Fertilizer is a must twice a month if you want repeat blossoms. Mix one-quarter teaspoon to a gallon of water and pour the entire mixture over and through your orchid. In between, water your orchid with tepid tap water once every seven days. Do not allow fertilizer water to touch your green leaves. Always wipe the top and under side of leaves off so that no moisture remains on them This helps to avoid any possibility of disease. Do Not be afraid to water your orchid throughly, but never let them sit in water. The key is to allow the water to pass through completely. Allow the plant to sit on a paper towel for about fifteen minutes so that any excess water can drain through. Now move your orchid back to its cachepot You are good to go for another week.
We hope this info was useful! Tell us about your successes via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can provide comments on this blog.
SOLD today on eBay. Our first eBay listing sold in three days. Please stay tuned for additional eBay listings at our eBay trade name: ContessasHome2016.
This book encompasses the first time all of Elizabeth’s jewelry was photographed in one complete collection. 200 illustrations, including 175 full-color photographs.
A perfect book for our new eBay customer.
The Rembrandt Album, Box Set Collection of thirty-two pictures, by Rembrandt Van Rijn. Reproduced and issued by various processes, The Heritage Press, New York. The pictures in this album are copies from Circa 1606 through 1669. A detailed two-page chronology is included with the collection of eight color photographs and twenty-four etchings, using painting, red chalk and pen and brush. Pencil sketch, and sepia/black and white photography are among this collection. Of particular interest is our signature featured piece, a red chalk of The Last Supper, about 1635, (after Leonardo da Vinci).
Photograph number thirty-one, and next to last, and smallest in the collection is of Rembrandt himself, a self portrait, about Circa 1663. A lovely collection and each rendering is top-mounted on 10″ x 13.5 toned paper. Suitable for immediate framing.
Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome $40
Book, New York Review Children’s Collection,
OUNCE DICE TRICE by Alastar Reid, Drawings by Ben Shahn. Copyright 1958. This book is a collection of “odd” words and names to amuse and amaze. In this book you will find old words, new words and family words. This book may inspire you to start collecting “words”. You may develop an affection for words after pursuing this volume. 60 pages, 8″ x 10″.
Be inspired! Selling on etsy.com at ContessasHome. $15