Tuesday, 5 February 2008

The One That Got Away!



Look at the fabulous lady portrait (top) which I missed out on today on Ebay! I think I have a major problem as I keep on forgetting to bid for things. I think I need to start using bidder assist!! I'm so disappointed and angry at myself!! On another note, Leigh from Found Now Home emailed me this gorgeous picture of her portrait wall the other day - how gorgeous is this!!! Looks like she has been collecting lady portraits for a while now!! Thanks Leigh for this fantastic image - very inspiring!!

32 comments:

pve design said...

Oh Anna, sorry that one got away, to make myself feel better, I always say that there will be an even better one! Get ready!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Anna - I can totally relate to this ebay thing !!

AYAH!

erika said...

total bummer on losing the ebay portrait - it is FABULOUS!!!!

love.boxes said...

that is so fun.. people have the most interesting collections and I love seeing what other people collect. My collection (of ribbons) is getting a bit scary. :)

cats said...

try esnipe.com - i use it ALL the time! it keeps you from getting caught up in the moment and bidding more than you want, and it also solves that "i forgot to bid" problem.

kee said...

i mourn your loss on that portrait! ... that one is wonderful : ) better luck next time!

Kwana said...

That is a fab lady. I'm sorry it got away from you.

pve design said...

Anna, not to worry, there will be another waiting for you....

Tara said...

Love seeing this, it makes you think to yourself, hmmm...where are those family portraits? And the next thing you know, you're pulling things out of closets!!

Villa Anna said...

Ouch, that portrait is stunning! It's happened to me too, many times..sometimes I could cry lol.

Anna :)

Potter & Co. said...

Anna,
Do you think you might get another stroke of luck and it appears re-listed again like your figurine?
I'II keep my fingers crossed for you. Gorgeous lady photowall, how unique.
MrsPotter
xx

Jaime said...

What a shame you missed out on that painting, its divine!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I love vintage portraits. It's so sad to find them in Goodwill shops...why would families give them away? I buy them and then I give them names and pretend they are part of my family. My kids think I'm nuts...oh, but I love the quality of the art! (weird huh?)

Monkey Giggles said...

Great painting. I use snipper auction too. Maybe next time.

amcati said...

That portrait is amazing.. but the beauty of EBAY is there will soon be another gem up for bid!

Me, Myself & I said...

She is lovely. But don't worry...something more fabulous will fid its way to you.

Pomegranate said...

Ouch! Too bad! I would have definitely bid on it! Its gorgeous!

The second pic is wonderful too..

{this is glamorous} said...

The one that got away is amazing! So sorry you missed it. You've really got me interested in the idea of collecting old portraits.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Great painting. I really should start a portrait wall. I have a vintage print with cows room (my office) and a hallway with family B&Ws framed in gold (more or less) frames so far. Now what room could I put up portraits?....
Barbara

acaligurl said...

gorgeous portrait.
if you like something on ebay set a 'reminder' and ebay will email you. of course you have to remember to ck email, i always like a reminder when the bidding is nearing the end!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

You can find anything you need on Ebay. But, I have the same problem I forget to bid!! Lol !! Love the Portraits. Had a great visit. I posted a painting of my grandmother when she was 18 years old on my blog. Stop by to see. Thanks Connie

The Garden Maiden said...

Thank you for sharing the lady portrait collection. I too collect women portraits and mothers with children portraits (along with too many other collections :)

coco+kelley said...

oh NO!! i can't believe you (and I) both missed this one. she's so perfectly sassy! i love that we're both are on the same hunt... good luck with finding yours!

girl meets glamour said...

Lovely painting, that always happens to me...I wait to long on Ebay and someone else snatches it up. There's always next time right!

~Kate

suzannemarques said...

that portrait is fab! i use esnipe too! you have to for the MUST buys. i've won some fab things!!!!

AL said...

Oooohh how much did it go for at the end. It is indeed lovely. Makes me want to pick up my paint brush tomorrow and do a portrait too.

design dna said...

she kind of looks like you!

Retromodgirl said...

I had that painting on my watchlist too. Seems we both have great taste!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Love the portrait wall, have just filled one of my walls with mirrors, might be time to fill another with portraits!
Alicia ~ time worn style

maison21 said...

that portrait is sooooo glam!

try auctionsniper.com!

MABELLE said...

Anna, these are GORGEOUS! Especially the one that got away! You have inspired my recent posting! (And my recent flea market hunts for the perfect painting of my own;)

Abbey said...

I LOVE this image!