I've finally decided to just go ahead and hang pictures in our current home, because I don't think we'll be buying a house any time soon. Who knows? Maybe Phil will get a great job in the fall and we will buy this winter? But meanwhile, I'm aching to do some kind of decorating.
So I tackled the blank entry way wall. Everything you see on this wall was a huge bargain. So much so, that I feel compelled to discuss each piece!
The panoramic image at the top is a vintage 1901 photograph of Chicago, and has some water damage in the corner. But it was love at first sight at the antique store, so I bought it anyway. And I think we all know by now that Chicago has my heart.
The frame to the right of it was a creation I did for The Art is Found using a $1 picture frame (that I painted) from Goodwill and inserting a $1 record (just the cropped cover, of course) inside of it.
Next to the album art is a pocket watch style clock that I also snagged for less than $20 at an antique mall.
The first frame in the next row is framed crewel work piece I picked up for $12 at an antique mall. The very same antique mall where I found the square framed mirror to its right.
Next is the Try A Little Kindness crewel work piece that I found when I visited Vanessa. The $3 price was written on a bandaid on the front of the glass. And I thought it was hilarious last week when Elsie posted about her love for the very same exact piece!
The round frame below was purchased from a little antique shop in Hartville. I replaced the vintage photo with a clipping from the back of an Anthro catalog. Or I should say THEE Anthro catalog!
The last two frames were thrift store finds and the letter J is brought to you by the Archivers clearance section.
The one thing I haven't decided about this wall of frames is whether or not I want to keep adding to it. Or should I just leave it the way it is? What do you think?