Monday, May 17, 2010

A Row of Empty

I have long touted my love of an empty frame.It is much easier for me to make a commitment
to a beautiful frame
than to the painting or picture it may contain.
Because of this love I have gathered
several gorgeous frames over the years.
All were acquired from thrift stores.Most cost less than five dollars.I have painted some.Many have their original finish.Some have intricate details.Others are plain.Yes, I am smitten by a pretty frame.So it's not surprising
that I would gather many together
to decorate the mantle shelf in our dining area.
(I tucked a line of Christmas lights behind so there is a lovely warm glow at night.)

18 comments:

1 Funky Woman said...

I love that, just like I love your mantle in your dining room and everything you do to it! I just love your decorating style!

I am having my 1st giveaway and would love for you to stop over!

Megan

Red Door Home said...

Love the empty frames. I too have several in my house.

Nancy said...

LOVE your frames! I am into frames right now, too. I wish I had a mantel to display them on.

Nancy

Nancy W said...

Love it! I had a wonderful collection of frames (with mirrors) that I had collected for many years. One day I lost it and gave half of them away so that new homes could enjoy them. How I miss them so and especially after seeing this post ;) Thanks for sharing and hugs from conroe, tx!

Jennie said...

I love this idea! My mantel is empty right now. This would be SO cute!
Thanks

Jennie @ Cinnnaberry Suite

Angela said...

Very nice look!! I've got quite a few too.

Grandma said...

I look forward to your blog, especially on Mondays. It is like visiting with a friend who builds you up. I love your empty frames. I would love some but I would use them for some of my oil paintings which are not framed due to cost. Oh if only we had a thrift store nearby.

'T' said...

lovely!

Jennie said...

Hey, just stopping by to let you know you have an award waiting for you at my blog. Make sure you stop by and snatch it up! Love your BLog!

JEnnie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Ashley Schott said...

I just love the way a collection of frames without anything in them looks! I have a bunch hanging over my couch. Every time I have a new visitor the inevitably ask what I'm going to put in them:)

willoughbywhimsy said...

Ohh, I like the idea of putting a string of lights behind the frames on the mantel. I do believe I'm going to have to borrow that clever idea of yours!:)

LuLu said...

so pretty!!!
xo,
LuLu

Stacie said...

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Nishant said...

I love your empty frames
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Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I really don't often meet a frame I do not love!! I love an empty frame...sometimes they are just perfectly beautiful on their own!!

Wendy said...

I love them too! I have a bunch but I cant think of anywhere I could put them!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

If I had a mantle...I would do the same look...I just love it! And I bet the lights do look fantastic at night!

Margo said...

I love them... So simple yet elegant!! Thanks for the inspiration!! :O)

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