Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I've Been Framed!

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!) 
Add some large rusty keys, and there's my living room mantel!  Have a wonderful day!
I'm joining the party at Faded Charm's  White Wednesday!   
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  1. Your mantel looks great. I can see why you like the white frame best - great character.

  2. Thanks, Toni! Another one of my endless collections!

  3. I love those old frames too - yours is so pretty and looks great on your mantle with the rest of the vignette.


  4. He he, I know what you're enamelware 'vase' is... I had one hanging on my wall, too, not knowing what it was... my mother-in-lw (a former nurse) informed me as to its function. You may not want to know... :-) And also, I adore your chippy white frame... it's perfection the way it is!

  5. Oh, I was afraid of that! They're so pretty, it's hard to believe that they had such a 'lowly position'-ha! We'll just call them 'vases', how's that?

  6. old frames make me giddy!!

  7. Found you through Angie @ Knick of Time, so glad she featured you! Love your stuff! Newest follower here, come visit my Farmhouse Porch blog sometime. :)You can also link this up to my party too, going on right now.

    1. Linsey, umm LOVE your blog!! So glad you found me :)
      I'm out of town but when I get back I'd love to link to your party!

  8. love that shabby white frame!!

    barbara jean

  9. What a pretty collection--I really like the frames and the ring with keys in the center--lovely! Neat idea with the paperback books as well.


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