October 22, 2008

awww...These are just the cutest tiny treasures

These little lovelies were hung in my dear Grandma's home right in her foyer. Every time I walked by I had to stop and say "hi" to each of them. I made up cute little stories about them. I never knew a "True" story existed about them. So here it goes...
They are called The Wee Musicians
The Wee Musicians were painted by the noted artist, Lowell, who was inspired by the following tale:

(size - 4 1/2" x 4")
One of the most celebrated stories surrounding the court of King Arthur of the Round Table is that of the Wee Musicians. Their appearance, legend has it, always brings good fortune.

The most renowned instance in recent history occurred during the childhood of the present Duke of Salisbury. The family fortunes of the ancient house had reached their lowest ebb. Suddenly, the Wee Musicians appeared and revealed themselves to the Royal Child, pointing their instruments to the ancient tower of Salisbury Castle. Learning of this the boy's father had the tower thoroughly searched and was rewarded by the discovery of priceless concealed treasure.

Down through the ages, to this very day, it is said, where ever they appear the Wee Musicians always bring happiness and prosperity.

So that is the cute story about the Wee Musicians which was kept a secret until I got them from her. I feel like it is a sweet little treasure from her. By the way... the little girl playing the piano is my favorite. Which is a shocker because I was actually fired from my piano teacher for not practicing...go figure...I wonder if that had do with the fact I was always doodling & drawing. Hmmm.
Well, I hope seeing these cute Wee Musicians will bring everyone happiness and prosperity.
Au revoir!
~Miss Kris~


Villa Anna said...

Oh I LOVE them!!! They are adorable!!! What a wonderful treasure to have passed down. I even LOVE the frames.

Anna :)

Country French Antiques said...

What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing and may you always hear their music!!

Ness Lockyer said...

That is a great story. They are such sweet works. And they look great together.
Ness xx

Miss Kris said...

Thanks Anna & Ness! These are one of my most treasured items and so glad to have been able to share them. Shawn, you too, I hope you may always hear the music! tutu

Anonymous said...

I also have 4 of the wee musicians. I have tried to get more information about them but haven't had any luck. Do you know the artists first name? Thanks

Anonymous said...

I have two of The Wee Musicians, that are not shown on here..I am glad to hear the story behind them..I got these two from my grandmother as well, yet always hung them in my daughter's room..I just tried to look them up and came right to your site..I have the little boy sitting while playing the tuba and a little blonde hair girl standing , wearing a baby doll blue dress while playing the accordion...I love them..and wish I had more of them now that I have seen yours!