Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thomas Kinkade Painting

We went to Placerville yesterday.  I think it's my favorite town to walk around at.  They have such a charming old town and friendly people.
 
 
The bell in the center of town.
 
 
I went into the Hardware store, which was established in 1852, and it's not just a hardware store - it has home goods and so many interesting things.
 
 
 
We stopped and ate lunch at one of their lovely restaurants.
 
 
I've always admired Thomas Kinkade's paintings, and went inside the original gallery where he first showed his artwork.
 
 
I've wanted one of his paintings for such a long time, so husband bought me one.  I was thrilled.  It is a beautiful painting of a white cottage with snow, and I will treasure it always.
 
 
It was a fun day, and Placerville will always hold a special place in my heart.
 
~Sheri


31 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Ooo, congratulations to you on getting that painting! It looks like a lovely town to visit, and I love the look of that restaurant.

Susie said...

Sheri, Your husband buying you that painting just made me smile. Now sweetheart, you can see snow whenever you like. :):) I loved the town photos. Why is the bell there like that...is there a story?? I sure like when you take us all along on your trips. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

From The Heart said...

Great post..I love the town.And Thomas Kincaide paintings.Yours is beautiful!
Blessings! Shirley

Soniya Gauchan said...

hope u had great time
really the place looks so charming
cheers

Heather Lindstrom said...

Oh Sheri, I love this post! My best friend since 4th grade lives in Placerville. It's such a quaint town. Your images are so fun and you have shared some places I need to see next time I visit. As for Thomas Kincaide, congrats! What a beautiful painting for you to take home. My mom has one, of a cottage in the snow, that hung in our cottage at Tahoe for many years. Wonderful memories for sure. Happy Sunday lovely lady! xx

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Sherri, what a great town to visit. I haven't been there yet. Maybe some time when I get up North to my son's.
How special that your husband got you that painting. It is beautiful.
So glad you enjoyed your trip - have a great week,
Mary

TARYTERRE said...

What a lovely day you had. That old hardware store really caught my eye. How neat. I LOVE that white cottage with snow picture. It is special indeed. Do you have a special place to put it?

It's me said...

Love That town SherI.....look great ..!!!..lovely week love Ria...x!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful painting!! How sweet of your hubby to buy it for you! I guess he knows that a happy wife = a happy life :)

Dewena said...

What a nice day you had! I love little towns like that too and my husband and I both love the little independent hardware stores. So glad the big box stores didn't drive this one out of existence.

A beautiful painting!

Imogen said...

This is such a gorgeous painting, I am really pleased to hear you own such a special piece now. I love to see your adventures, this looks like it has such character and historic value. I would like to visit some of the locations that you go to.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You know my friend, you and I both have husbands who create magic moments for us. I can't even begin to describe how in many ways, our lives are parallel. We too have several small towns like this, one of them being Stillwater, Minnesota, which borders Wisconsin by way of the St. Croix River. It is a darling community such as this, with antique stores galore, and great places to eat. Like your husband, mine often buys me a souvenir while we are there...how GORGEOUS is your little white cottage. I know you will indeed cherish it forever.

Have a super week my dear friend! Anita

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Placerville sounds like a wonderful place to visit!! I LOVE that painting :)

Teresa said...

That's a lovely gift, a memory of happy days to treasure and repeat.
You'll love to have that souvenir in your home; on Summer to remind the not so hot days and on Winter a reminder of comfort and warmth.
So glad to see you enjoyed it in full.
Wishing you a lovely week,
Teresa

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dear Sheri,
Such a pretty town to visit, so glad that you had such a pleasant time.
I too enjoy Thomas Kinkade's paintings, the one you chose is so beautiful. I love the snow, always reminds of Christmas time. I have a book of Kinkade's paintings that I put out during Christmas.
Have a lovely day,
Love,
Jemma

Marijana said...

Oh, Thomas Kinkade!!! My sister loves him. Me too, he has pretty paintings!
Hugs

Beauty Follower said...

Nice pictures!

Have a great start of the week :)
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Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,

Painter of light... Oh you lucky lady you... I love Thomas Kinkade's work.. I need to put this town on my places to see list.. What a charming town.
Did you see the Hallmark movie that was made of his life? I really enjoyed it..
Have a great week, dear friend.
fondly,
Penny

Jennifer Wallace said...

I have always thought that when Thomas Kincade stepped into Heaven, he walked into one of his lovely villages. :)

Bety said...

,Sheri, thanks for the beautiful walk!
I love old towns! I liked the atmosphere in the restaurant and the Thomas Kinkade's winter painting it's charming, peaceful and festive, with those golden highlights in lacy clouds and melting snow ....

Dee said...

Hi, Sheri. I always thought that Thomas Kinkade was such a brilliant artist and the painting hubby got for you is just wonderful. Way to go, hubby!

Placerville looks like a lovely place to visit, too. I'm glad you had fun... :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful image, and what a beautiful town. I love the quaint, country vibe...would love to live there.

So happy for you Sheri! Treasure it always. xo

Lucy martin said...

Beautiful post Sheri. Thomas Kinkade is one of my favorite artists as well. I once heard that he paints his wife's initials on each work...sigh...how dreamy:) enjoy my friend.

Patricia said...

Placerville looks like a pretty town to visit, Sheri. A beautiful post, lovely images, and I really like your Thomas Kinkade painting - the white house is wonderful! xox

Ann said...

oH YOU ARE so right in describing that town as charming, I am only looking at your pics and it looks amazing, what more in person. It looks like the towns where films are made. And that Kinkade painting is so fab. Nice restaurant too, the kind where people would say they would eat again after they've just had their meal there.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

What a great town to visit Sheri ! So sweet of your husband to buy you that beautiful painting… Sounds like it was a wonderful day …
XOXO Mary

Rue said...

What a cute town!
Lovely painting too :)

rue

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
First, to answer your question,
yes, it was the movie Thomas Kinkades Christmas Cottage. What a wonderful film that was.
How sweet of you to come for a visit. I love ~ humble~.. Thank you for the suggestion.. Going to be hard to make a choice.. So many sweet names.. Your kind words always touch my heart.
bless you,
Penny

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh Sheri, I've always loved him too. He's a master at portraying light. Mr G bought me one of his paintings years ago, at one of his galleries here in Florida, titled Cobblestone Bridge. Every time I look at it I feel as if I'm transported into the painting.
It will now remind me of you too.
xoxo

Michelle B said...

Congratulations on your painting! I have only my originals on my walls. :) The town looks like a lot of fun to visit. Have a great weekend!

abrianna said...

Lovely iron work through those windows. I could have fun capturing some of the details in that iron work!

I am glad you finally got your painting.