Sunday, August 26, 2012


I am always on the lookout for some really "Victorian" looking frames... so when thrift shopping, if I can pick up something pretty nice, pretty cheap, into my basket it goes.

In the past few weeks I have found these four beauties:

Some are in need of minor repairs, some simply need a good cleaning. All were less than $10 each!

I was especially glad I found a suitable frame for my "Edison Electric Light" poster I got in the States a few weeks back. I love the corner scroll work that mimics the poster's scrolls:

I was also pleased to come across the largest one with the roses painting - the painting itself is a reproduction, but the frame is what I wanted. It is definitely old, something I knew at once since I spotted the back of it first:

before I turned it around to discover the velvet border, a favorite fabric in the Victorian era:

I will probably add my own artwork to replace the roses.

As for the others, I am still pondering... I kind of have fallen in love with that sweet little girl, so she may stay in her frame.

Now just to find room on my walls... which may prove a tad more difficult, since I have begun quite a, hmmm... er.... let's call it a "Project".

What "Project"?

Something I hemmed and hawed, pro-d and conned, and finally came to a decision about. But I can't reveal it yet.

For now, you'll have to be satisfied with this little teaser:


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  1. LOVE your finds girl!!!! Im so with you on that! I never pass up those things! :) But I cant wait to see what you created! :D


  2. Oh I so love seeing what you find, These frames are amazing, I really like the one with the velvet, looking forward to seeing what you make with the teaser, Love Hx

  3. Oh, you find the best stuff! I know I need to look for frames..there are so many great projects for them! Enjoy your week!

  4. Those frames are so beautiful! I love this paint qith roses! And this picture with little girl is so amazing! Kisses

  5. Great eye! And are you wallpapering? If so, I LOVE that wallpaper.

  6. Great details in old frames. Sometimes I like to paint them white and put them on my mantle.

  7. Love that gold frame! I can feel the adrenaline rush just reading about your finds...been awhile since I've gone out digging on my own. I'm inspired!

  8. Love that frame. All of them are great finds. Thank you for sharing last week at TTF. Sorry I am so late visiting. Have a terrific day!


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