Sunday, September 15, 2013

Folk art prettyness



[Folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed.] Source: Wikipedia.

I am big fan of folk art. I adore Swedish kurbits and German fraktur with the sweeping painted flowers and old fashion "doodle" patterns. Simplicity. Delicate and robust at the same time. Beautiful plain colors harmonizing in layers.

I stumbled upon a dozen hand painted wooden hangers at my favorite thrift store not long ago. It is funny how hanging your favorite clothing on a pretty hanger can bring that little extra happiness to your every day life. It's the small things in life that matters...

PS Thank you all for your sweet support on my last post. You really are the best. Heart you all!!! I am still resting my arm and hand, getting better by the minute. Will continue to pop in with picture posts and a comment here and there until things are back to normal. Have a lovely Sunday and rest of the week.

Kärlek
Annette
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30 comments :

  1. They are beautiful - and it's always nice to have a peek at other people's wardrobes as well! Glad you're on the mend x Jane (P.S. I think you'd like my pan!)

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  2. hi they are lovely and look very much like the painted items on narrow boats and barges that where/are used here in the UK,have you seen any pictures of them,the boats were decorated and tea pots,buckets and all sorts

    hope your are continues to get better Kerena :)

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  3. Those are so pretty - I've never seen anything like that.

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  4. Oh my goodness! Those hangers are gorgeous! I would love to have something like that to hang my clothes on! Now I'm thinking i need to look for some nice wooden hangers and paint beautiful designs on them! :)

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  5. You have to be patient and gradually you will find yourself better! best wishes to you and your family, Annette! I sincerely hope you recover soon!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

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  6. I love those hangers, they're so pretty. I hope your recovery is smooth and quick.

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  7. Oh Annette, these are such a fortunate find! Absolutely lovely. SO sorry to hear about your forced hiatus from hooking. My mother and good friend also are having shoulder issues that keeps them from knitting and crocheting like they would like. I feel so bad for them and you. A good time to hunt for thrift store fun though, eh? ;-)

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  8. Beautiful!
    (Was wondering what are you doing, back in front of the computer ;-)

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  9. Oh so lovely!! I would have snatched those up too! I love my pretty crochet hangers!!
    So sorry to hear that you are suffering from pain in your arm. Take good care of yourself!!!
    xo Kris

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  10. I wish we could find pretties like that here in California. Very folksy indeed!

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  11. They're beautiful! What a nice find :-) It's little things like that that make my heart sing, too.
    Blessings :-)

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  12. oh, they are lovely!
    when i saw them i remembered that i have painted like this when i was a kid!
    i also made some hangers & painted some boxes...
    i should really think about doing that once again.
    thanks for sharing!
    pami

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  13. Wow... I wish there were hanging in my closet. Love these!
    Nice photos also.

    Love, Stéphanie (Handwerkjuffie.nl)

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  14. You are so lucky!! These wooden hangers are really beautiful.
    I love folk art too.

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  15. I'm just catching up on my blog reading and was so sorry to read about your arm and hand. I do hope things are improving. The hangers are just gorgeous! When I get my narrow boat, they would be the perfect addition to the wardrobe. I'll have to look out for them. xx

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  16. Oh my, what a glorious find you have discovered with these clothes hangers! I love folk art - especially Bauernmalerei. Best wishes with hugs, Ann

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  17. hi Annette,
    I am a bit late but I really hope you get better soon and can get back to crocheting.

    I also love folk art and everything folk for that matter, even music !

    Thanks for treating us to so many interesting things !
    xEva

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  18. Annette these are just mouth watering perfect, I adore you - any woman would just love putting her clothes on these - only problem is that I wouldn't want to put them in the wardrobe out of sight! A wonderful post as always Annette, look after yourself.
    Lots of love as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  19. I love reading your blog, and thank you for the beautiful patterns! I hope you feel better soon!!!

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  20. How pretty. I bought a book on how to create simple folk art using basic painting techniques and I was wondering what to paint - the hangers are a great idea for a first project. I am moving house soon so creativity has had to take a back seat but once I am settled I will buy some cheap hangers from Ikea and try the techniques. Lily. xxx

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  21. Amazingly beautiful hangers. I've never seen any like it before and it's hard to believe they were unwanted by someone. Their loss is your gain though!

    S x

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  22. Wow!!! Those are a thrift store jackpot. Excellent score! Take care and feel better soon. :)

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  23. I'm so happy to find your blog...and you are Swedish! I'm looking forward to follow your post.

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  24. Gorgeous hangers - what a great find, I bet you were chuffed to bits!
    Gill xx

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Kärlek
Annette

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