Thursday, October 19, 2006

Vintage Mirrored Frames.


This is an update to the flea market finds that I purchased last weekend. I have grouped the little mirrored and vintage glass frames together on my old washstand.

At the back is the little Victorian glass frame that I bought for £4.00- it had a gold coloured surround to it, so I have placed an old sepia toned photograph in it of two little girls with their dolls prams. The other frame has a pretty young lady, that I cut from one of the postcards that I also found at the flea market.

Finally the third frame was also mirrored, but with an inlay of mother-of-pearl and was my bargain of the day at just £2.00. I cut two of the hand painted greetings cards to fit this. I would like to add to this little collection, as I like the look of them grouped together.

13 comments:

  1. Modern things may be easy to keep clean and tidy, but they are soulless. When I look at the warmth, detail, and prettiness of your flea market finds it warms my heart. Todays designs will never have that quality...not even in a hundred years.

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  2. Such a lovely comment Sheila- Thank you!
    (I love your new profile picture!)

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  3. The frames look absolutely gorgeous.

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  4. Wow! I love the things you bought, they look fantastic grouped together. The postcards are beautiful.

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  5. ooooo you always show such Good Stuff.

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  6. You have such pretty things, and they look fab the way you display them, are they to sell or do you keep your finds for yourself?
    Penny.

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  7. They look so nostalgic/romantic together on your old wash stand and I love your rose wallpaper and the lamp base too! Does your husband not mind such lovely, girly rooms? I know most men don't like to have it too girly and romatic it somehow makes them feel ashamed I think. I'm still looking for someone who likes it!

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  8. Hi Penny,
    Thank you for your comment. I do buy some items to sell at the fairs that I attend. But as I only buy things that I love, or would be happy to own myself, it is sometimes difficult to let go!

    The frames I bought for myself. Well they were bargains! I only buy old things for our home (except for a washing machine and such!)So when out shopping for stock, I also look for items for our home. I would like to add to the collection of frames, and display pretty images in them.
    Niki.

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  9. Hi Carol,
    As my husband and I have three daughters, he is used to being in a feminine household!- he leaves it to me to decorate, because he doesn't have a clue! I do use a lot of gingham and checks too, which I think men are comfortable with!
    The background to the photo is actually fabric, not wallpaper. I covered the back of our old washstand in a vintage eiderdown fabric, as well as the panels in the doors.
    Good luck finding your ideal partner!! Niki.x

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  10. Hi Niki, The frames are very pretty; I also found some nice old cards at Shepton for the crazy price of 10p each! Looking forward to the next Flea - I wonder how many outside stalls there'll be in December! Clare x

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  11. Those are absolutely beautiful!!!!!

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  12. I love that mother of pearl frame! And what beautiful bits and pieces you`ve found. What a pretty little china dish. Looks like you had fun :)

    tea
    xo

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  13. Oh, I love your pretty frames!

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