Just in time to join in on Bloggeritaville's Thrifty Thursday! How, well, thrifty of me!
"Roadside treasures" around my parts aren't as good as they used to be. Or, maybe it's my patience for finding them that's not as good as it used to be. Or my fear of bed bugs. Regardless, on President's Day under the illumination of a street lamp, I found this frame:
I wasn't sure if should take it or not...Would it be ugly once I got it home? Did I need it?... but the little voice in my head said, "You MORON! Just take it!! Grab now, decide later!" Plus I was wearing my puffy full length coat, so no one would recognize me.
It was painted at some point -- it's worn out gold(ish) with some green:
There's a frame of the same size in our apartment ("shore house north") that I picked up at a yard sale a few years ago for $3 (I know the price because it's written on a piece of masking tape still on the back side) that simply rests atop the (flea market) secretary-turned-bar cart:
Not surprisingly there's tons of frame inspiration for me to look at online. Just off the top of my head there are the fabulous frames used in Mrs. Limestone's newly renovated home office (her frames were also found on the street, so I feel a bit of a kindred spirit thing going on). And, there's a beautiful idea that I stumbled onto Monday night on Bonbon Oiseau...who was featuring the home of Lobster & Swan (or, as I think I prefer, Lobster & Swooooonnn...). You'll have to click through to see.
Speaking of my thrifty, if you take a close inside my secretary you'll see thetea caddy I picked up for a buck this summer...happily united with its friends coffee and sugar.