Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, relax and ask an easy question:
If you could take one thing to be appraised at the Antique's Roadshow, what would it be?
For me, it would be this oil painting my husband obtained from a dear friend of ours who is 94 years young. This painting came from her husband's very wealthy family who were living in Germany during the 1930's. On the evening of November 10, 1938, (Kristallnacht, "Night of Broken Glass").
I took the photo at a slight angle so you could see the repair
(look straight across under the yellow flower and then again about
one quarter down across the front of the vase)
Nazi soldiers broke into their home, terrorized their family and destroyed their belongings. This painting was slashed by those soldiers and then later repaired by the original artist. I had our friend write this story on one of her personalized cards so I could keep it with the painting so the story of its "scars" is not lost.