Tuesday, January 7, 2014

HIDDEN TREASURE


**all photos via story

Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

the above were the headlines...can you even begin to imagine?

do you ever watch the Antique Roadshow?  We watch it every Monday night during NFL commercials and last night a person brought a dusty old oil on canvas that had been at the top of her bookshelf for over 20 years...worth....
$300,000.00


three.hundred.thousand.dollars
what would you do???

I can look in this Paris apartment and find all kinds of treasures!

I am especially drawn to this emu...although it could be a young ostrich chick
it's hard to tell as it looks a bit dusty..the more I look the more I lean toward ostrich
caught forever as a 3-6 month old

where is that painting???

could this be it?
I wonder if this was her apartment?

I'm guessing this apartment is full..
FULL
of things that would interest me for a very long time!


do you have a hidden treasure???

18 comments:

Maureen Wyatt said...

That apt. fascinates me! It's the strangest story and everything in there is amazing. I'm afraid that painting would be sold if it was mine.

White Lace and Promises said...

Love Antique Roadshow. I was able to see them in Nashville a few years at a Country Living Fair. Of course, I had nothing for appraisal. My junk is truly junk that I love.

Bonnie

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

It's really amazing, I found this story several months ago and I could't belive it. Wonderful

Marina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes, I remember reading on this a while back! Imagine? I am at this very moment....HI GINA!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

They finally found my family's long lost apartment. Everything there belongs to us :) Ooops, it was just a dream.

Happy New Year, Gina!
xo
Loi

Laurie said...

what a wonderful story, I love love that show, I have no hidden treasures except my grumpy husband who everyone thinks is stern but he is a sweet heart, is just hidden, lol

Laurie said...

what a wonderful story, I love love that show, I have no hidden treasures except my grumpy husband who everyone thinks is stern but he is a sweet heart, is just hidden, lol

Stacy Curran said...

What an amazing apartment! I want to spend a day looking at all the treasures!!
Stacy

Marissa said...

The apartment is amazing!!
but...
the emu freaks me out...LOL
Happy New year...

Leslie said...

Wow, what an apartment! Lots of treasures and I like the Emu too:)

Art @ Home said...

I had not heard about the Paris apartment…..how did it remain closed for so long??? Wow.

Heather - New House New Home said...

I saw this article about a year ago and my first feeling was sadness. Sadness that such a beautiful environment has been behind closed doors for so long. Sadness for the owner who didn't have family with whom to share these treasures.

No hidden treasures here - although we did find an old textbook from the 20's in the garage attic. Does that count?

As for that painting - SOLD!!!

HolleyGarden said...

It looks just as one imagines a Paris apartment should look, doesn't it? Love the furniture, especially that large mirror! I would sell the painting - both of them. The 3.4 million dollar one, I would be afraid of someone stealing it, and the 300,000 dollar one, I would be afraid that the painter's popularity might wane (I don't know much about art and it's fluctuations, so probably it would be better out of my hands anyway).

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely amazing. It's like something out of a movie!!

bj said...

What an amazing story....and, like many others, for THAT kind of money, I would be selling the painting..:)
I am curious about the name of your blog..? I will google to see if I can find out what it means. :)
xo bj

bj said...

PURE LIFE.....
:) bj

Algodão Tão Doce said...

A felicidade não é o local da chegada, mas um modo de viajar.(M.Ruberck)
Obrigada por compartilhar comigo esse 1º aniversário do blog Algodão Tão Doce!!!!
Um grande abraço, Marie.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Love that Boldini portrait, so Fantabulousa! X