There's just something about old antique frames...
Love them in all shapes and sizes...
they really just seem to talk to me when I find them.
I don't usually care if they are worn or missing pieces
or shabby and forgotten...
I think it just adds to their character.
I love all the delicate, old, crumbly gesso...
the shabby darkened paint,
deep detailed carvings and delightful curves...
So when I find them,
they seem to find their way home with me.
I have been shopping the thrifts recently and
I bumped into a couple of really great old frames at fantastic prices
and at first thought I would just maybe make them into chalkboards
but am kind of loving them unfinished just leaning against each other.
On the mantle they work well with an old etched frameless mirror,
a little curvy shelf on it's side,
and the faded gray cast iron frenchy clock I found at the flea market last summer.
I also found an incredible set of old delicate china.
I found a large platter and bowl that match this set about a month ago
at the same thrift store- but no other pieces were out at that time.
My daughter and I were wandering through, and found a stack of 17 matching pieces!
They were marked $8.50 for the set-
- some of the pieces have crazing & stains, and not in perfect condition,
but I just adore the colors and
rose swag pattern.
When the guy rang me up-
the frame came up correctly-
but the china rang up at a whopping...
for all 17 pieces.
It was buy 1 get one free day, but they said the red tagged boutique items were
not included in the sale
but I am thinking they must have been...
I wasn't going to argue with the guys scanner gun.
... loving them...
Some of them are stained...does anyone have any tips on getting stains out of china?
I have heard soaking the pieces in milk works- but I haven't tried it.
If anyone has any ideas- I would appreciate them!
Onto Feathered Nest Friday!
There were a few issues with the past couple parties-
so I am trying a new link service this week to see if it is any better-
Please let me know if you notice any issues or anything.
(I am posting the party early this week too-
just to make sure the other link works and have time to fix it if it doesn't)
Here's a few highlights from last weeks party!
Michelle at Emerald Cove shared her delightful faux fireplace in her master bedroom.
Anita at Going A Little Coastal shared her gorgeous mantle redux for spring
Biljana shared a sweet little treasure box makeover
Saltbox in the Country shared her toile inspirations from around her home.
Olde Tyme Marketplace shared these darling seed bag creations.
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Thank you so much to everyone who joined in and shared or spent some time visiting all the guests!
I also want to say a big thank you to all my followers/ friends
and welcome to those of you who are new friends!
snow is in the forecast for the weekend...actually, it is snowing already...
We seem to have issues with power when it snows and last week
I was playing catch up due to power outages
so if I don't get by to see you right away-
I apologize- I will try to get by when I can.
Share your decorating, flea finds, designs, etc.
Anything related to feathering your nest!
Link up an old post or a new post, doesn't matter-
just share what you would like to share this week!
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Please, NO links to stores
PLEASE BE A GRACIOUS FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY GUEST
& make sure you post a button or a link back to the party.
Go out and mingle!
I try to get by and visit each of the participants,
but would love help in spreading the love!
So please visit the other party goers
Show them some love.
Meet new friends and get some new inspiration for
Feathering your Nest!!
sharing with the lovely parties