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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Favorites... Revisiting Lahoma...


This post was originally published on 03/19/09. This was such an adventure... and if you'd like to read the follow-up called "Finding Lahoma"... I've given the link to that post below... read "Looking for Lahoma" first... and enjoy...
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I did a little Goodwill shopping a couple of weeks ago when Ricky and I went to drop off a few items... I figured I'd donated at least 20 or so items.. I could stand to pick up a couple of treasures... if I found any.

Lo' and Behold! I found this little treasure... a delicate oil painting... beautifully framed in Paris...

Paris, Texas that is...

There they were those sweet little birds.. sitting on a shelf behind some larger, cheaper looking pictures... mass produced... not original water colors... had someone tried to hide this little treasure? Too late... I found it and it is mine... and only $1.99...

An original to be sure... signed right here by the artist... Lahoma Herron... Herron like the bird? Perhaps, Lahoma was or is a bird lover... and an accomplished painter to be sure... But who is Lahoma?

There are a few clues hidden back here... on the reverse of this lovely treasure... Let's see what they are...

Framed by Vernon Daniel in... look... Paris... Texas...

and signed again on the back by Lahoma... obviously a gift to someone special... and Lahoma... a Christian by all accounts... as she has asked God to bless the receiver of this treasure... and they were a special recipient.. because she signed with "Love"...

But where is Lahoma... and how did such a lovely treasure come to be in the picture bin at Goodwill?

I'm doing my research... and I think I've found a relative of Miss Lahoma's... I've sent them an email inquiry and am awaiting their response...

Until then... The beautiful treasure, painted by Miss Lahoma Herron, has found a place of honor...

on my freshly painted walls, in my newly redecorated home office...
down here in French Lique...

Want more info about Lahoma?... read Here to find out what happened next...

25 comments:

KBeau said...

Thanks for re-posting this. I remember reading the original post, but I somehow missed the follow up story about how you found her. I think that's just wonderful, and she sounds so interesting.

BTW, I have been meaning to tell you how much I like all of your different header photos. Do you take them all yourself?

Dixie said...

I do take about 99% of my header photos... every once in a while I find something interesting to put up there for a day or so... like the chick S&P earlier this week... The bowl of cherries... I took it yesterday while thinking about Rhondi's porch party!

maidenshade said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love that story. What a find! TY so much for reposting that, makes my post seem so inadequate somehow... Yours was like magic -

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

bj said...

Mornin', Dixie girl..thanks for stopping by this morning.
You know, if ever I figure out how to do a re-post, I'm sure gonna join you on Sundays. I'm so dang slow at "getting it" !! I'll get there, tho...one of these days.
Oh, and about that cute giveaway...RED looks good down there in FRENCH LIQUE, TEXAS, too!!
(you know I LUV writing that, every chance I get!! heehee...)

Happy To Be said...

GM Dixie thanks for coming by...I just love your find hee what a treasurer my friend...I love finding things like this...enjoyed your Re-Do Sunday post glad you did it so I could come for a visit...Have a Blessed day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

MiMi said...

Ooh, I love this! I had an old church program that I found, and it was framed. Inside there were so many cool details and names, it was from 1934.
I read your comment on The V Spot...your salon sounds like Steel Magnolias!! Fun!
Macey

Chris said...

I love this story! Hope all is well.

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Dixie, I am so glad you stopped by my blog today so I could come to yours! With your sense of humor, you could do an entire post on those food loops :-)

What a touching story, and so rewarding since you took the time to find her. I'm sure she is as thrilled to have a new friend. A wonderful blessing.

Mrs. Petrie said...

Ooh, I love it! What a deal. I'm quite jealous. We love bird art at Casa Petrie. I'm excited to poke around your blog. :)

The Raggedy Girl said...

Since I lost my old blog and there are so many loved posts over there I have been re-posting some of my favorites. And I love when others do it too because either I missed it in the first place or like this one it was fun to re-visit this amazing story.

The Raggedy Girl

Candy said...

I remember that was a good one with a great story. I wonder what Ms. Lahoma is up to?

Sunday Blessings,
Candy

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

What a great story! Not many people would try & find out more about an artist (when I'm talking about most people, I'm really talking about me). The painting is so precious & now you have made a new friend out of it. I'll bet you really made Lahoma's day to think you went to so much trouble to find out about her & that you treasure her art. And I really love how you are putting these posts with the painting for future owners. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment on my bedroom. You are more than welcome to steal some ideas. Heaven knows that I've stolen, I mean borrowed many an decorating idea from fellow bloggers.

Keetha Broyles said...

What a fun story!!! I think I like little Miss Lahoma!!!

Vivienne said...

How rare it is to be able to trace a journey from paintbrush to goodwill. (Or even want to!) Please post your findings.

Cindy said...

Dixie,
That is such an awesome find, and what a deal! How neat to trace the origins. The Great Lakes our fabulous! If you go, I sure can give you some good info because I've been to them all. Cindy

Mama said...

Dixie, I so enjoyed this post and the follow up, it's so lovely to hear that you found and spoke to Miss Lahoma, she does sound like a very nice lady and what a beautiful painting. Kathy.

Cathy said...

Dixie,
What a wonderful story and a great find!!! I am so glad you shared this post again!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Angela said...

What a beautiful painting! I do love birds!!!

We are two peas in a pod! I have an old sword that has a man's name engraved on it. I have tried to look for this man and haven't had any luck. I need to get it out again to get the name off of it and see if I can find him again since there is so much more on the internet than there was before.

Now, I can't wait to see what happened and I have to go and read it! hehehehe

Hugs,
Angela

Laura said...

What an amazing story .
Things like your post remind me of what I often ask myself when at the flea market digging through a box of stuff-
"Who are these people and what happened?"

Laura

Chandy said...

I remember this post, Dixie! Glad you reposted it. It is great and loved that you even found Ms Herron.

xinex said...

I remember this, Dixie! And I remember you finding the painter. It was such an interesting and inspiring story...Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, I think this was one of, if not the first post of yours I read, along with the following up story. I loved the picture and the story then-I especially loved knowing that you found her - and I loved being reminded of it today. Have a great week. laurie

The Muse said...

Howdy! Love that nice new blog header! Wow...fresh pickings are abundant over here, I see! LOL (wink)

I cannot tell you how delighted I was to read that you are tracking down the story of the painting's artist...that speaks volumes to me!

Scrappy Doo said...

Dixie,
This post was wonderful!!!!
I am still smiling
Thank You for sharing
Scrappy

Chari said...

Hi Dixie...

So happy that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites again this week!

What an interesting and sweet repost! That little painting of the birds is just charming, and the story of Lahoma even more charming! Really, what are the chances of being able to find the artist of this little beauty? It really is amazing! Lahoma sounds like quite a lady! Great post!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari