Top on my list of things to buy while we were in Paris were oil paintings. I was determined to bring at least one home. Fortunately we found the most amazing shop, where I came across this oil painting of a woman. The shop owner said she was his most beautiful phantom (ghost in French). When I found her she was unframed and I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it that way or have it mounted on a stretcher bar. I decided to do the later. But, when I went to the frame shop they refused to do the job because they were afraid they might damage the painting.
Not being one to give up so easily, I decided to share my dilema with The Man. I showed him the frame on the other smaller landscape painting I bought at the Paris flea market and he went to work making me one...
We didn't have any antique, flat head trim nails so he cut longer ones down and filed the points to the right length. They worked perfectly and we proceeded to nail them in the existing holes in the canvas.
Notice they are uneven and not properly spaced? That's exactly where the old ones were and it made me think of this quote.... "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful" -- The Nester.
I just love my new lady! I'm not sure if I should name her or not. Any suggestions? How about Belle Phantom?