Friday, November 16, 2012

Old Picture Frames



 
 
I love old frames and found this oval one at the thrift store for $1.98.
 
 
I used my Rustoleum spray paint in the primer one coat series - in a white and then a bright red.  When you are spray painting and want a bright color, always undercoat with a good coat of white or off white.  It took the paint beautifully.
 

 
I had a spool of white buttons strung on white heavy cord that I draped across in a zig zag pattern and hot glued on the back.  Then I took tiny white clothespins and glued on some vintage family pictures (and NO, that is not me!), an old hankerchief, a  doily and a Christmas card.
 
 
 I made a little Christmas vignette using my little library step stool.  On it I put a Mother's plaque, a little red caped Christmas girl, a red Christmas glittery house, a red transferware plate and a tiny red Lucite clock.  Next to the Mother's plaque is my  book page Christmas tree and above it a red and white polka dotted little pitcher.
 

I then added a snowman candle and thought it made a really cute vignette.
 
 
It made for a fun afternoon of playing around and getting the Christmas spirit going.
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy


23 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

What a clever use for old picture frames! I really like the red one. Your vignette is so cute! You have Christmas on your mind!

XO,
Jane

Laurie said...

beautiful, it says Christmas to me in the best way!

Merlesworld said...

I'm always on the look out for old picture frames as I like painting pictures in my spare time but I'm not so good at making the frames.
Merle........

Jann Olson said...

Love it Judy! The vignette is sweet indeed. A book page tree is next on the "wanna do" list. I have a house that looks very similar to yours. I bought it at Home Goods last year. Oh are you ever making me want to pull our more Christmas decor! Now a new follower.
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. I would love if you linked this up to my link party, "Share Your Cup Thursday"
Hugs,
Jann

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

You make some lovely things! I tried to reply to your comment on my blog (thank you!)but you come up as a no-reply blogger. You can fix this in your settings if you want.

Stephanie said...

Love the red frame and how you embellished it!

Debby said...

That looks so cute all together with the other things. Is the cloth oilcloth. Looks like something Brenda would love.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Very cute Judy,you always inspire us with your ideas. I love that red frame, and the way you did it.

Jen

Ms. Redo said...

Love it!

vintage grey said...

Love your red frame and all your pretty treasures!! Beautiful! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your red frame is perfect for displaying those bits of vintage things. I love it! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I love your darling blog and just signed up as a new follower.

Danielle

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

What a cute Christmas vignette! I can see how that would give you Christmas spirit. I had never thought to undercoat with white for better results when painting. Thanks for the tip.

Michele said...

It makes a darling vignette, seasonal and nostalgic. I love the picture frame, too.

Cozy Little House said...

It's an adorable vignette, Judy! I've got to look for more frames and paint them bright pretty colors.
Brenda

Marissa said...

Wow..Adorable Christmas vignette! You are making me feel in the mood to start my Christmas decorating..I must wait..I must wait.. Love the Christmas spirit you are in!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have such a knack of making things look special! I wish you had been thrift shopping with me today! Your ideas are better than mine! lol

Tracey Johnson said...

I love the buttons-on-a-string touch you added to the frame, Judy. The look you created looks so collected and gathered, which is right up my alley. You are making me want Christmas today!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Judy,
what a wonderful holiday display..
that red frame makes it all pop~!
Just looking at it makes me feel all Christmasy.

thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a sweet compliment. I sure do need to get better organized lol

xoxo
Sonny

Shelia said...

Love this and how you've used the frames. Sweet vignettes! Thanks for popping in to see me and happy Thanksgiving.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a precious vignette! I love the red frame!
hugs, Linda

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So cute, Judy! I'm getting super excited for Christmas :) Can't wait to see how you decorate!
xo, Andrea

Melanie said...

Love the red picture frame and how you decorated it! Cute vignette, too.

kimberlyncreations said...

LOVE your red frame! I gonna have to "borrow" your idea. I'm picturing it used a a frame with Santa's portrait and then some floral around part of the frame to give it the look of a wreath! Thanks for sharing your lovely project.

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