One of my weaknesses is old frames...the shabbier the better! Something about their chippy paint, and their worn and distressed wood really speaks to me. I have many all over the house, but this smaller white one on my mantel is my favorite. Probably because the ornate detail on the top makes it unusual, and the patina is perfect!
I love layering frames of different heights and sizes. Here I've added some stacked books (not old, just paperbacks with the covers torn off), some chunky shabby candle holders that someone made (I found in an antique mall for a steal), some small metal clock faces (which was a happy accident, to cover some big screw holes in the wall :), and an enamelware 'vase' that has a little spout on the bottom (I'm not sure what this is, but I suspect it's something to do with the bathroom-so I think I'll just stick with 'vase'-sounds better! If anyone knows, please tell me!)
I'm joining the party at Faded Charm's White Wednesday!