4/15/10

Show and Tell~

I picked up this painted photo with the oval frame for the whopping sum of .50cents at a yard sale recently. Isn't it precious?
It had the original gold paint on it...and someone painted the do-dads with green and pink paint. I felt it wouldn't hurt the .50cent value of it if I painted it white.
I took the whole thing apart and cleaned the glass and the painted photo. I think this piece had dirt on it dating back to the early 1900's-- it was sooooo dusty inside and out! On the backside of the painted photo is information on what colors to paint everything...including rosy cheeks. Ahhhhhhh! I painted the frame with a flat white paint and dirtied it up a bit with some Ralph Lauren stain. I hung it over my grandaughter's changing table in the nursery at my house. It hangs next to a .25cent taffeta christening gown I picked up last year. Next to 2 vintage blue hat boxes that were .25cents each and two robins egg blue wooden shaker boxes that were $.50cents each.... Oh... the gold framed, double-matted botanicals? $1 each..I know! I know! (wooden shelf was $3, dolly was $4, milk glass fluted bowlie was .50, red rose ball-- free. Also, the vintage changing table was free. I got that off of Craigslist)This is why I have so much stuff in my house... I get things so cheaply!!! I've linked this post to: My Romantic Home

22 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

Ooooooh, what a find! I love oval frames. So hard to find here and so fabulous looking!

Jeanine

jacque4u2c said...

This oval frame is so adorable!

afistfullofweeds* said...

I like it better painted! I would pay a lot more for it!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

my goodness, i would love to go to those yard sales!

tales from an oc cottage said...

no way! how awesome!

m ^..^

Debra@Common Ground said...

So sweet, it makes a wonderful vignette. I love the frame painted white!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Wow, that pic if beautiful! I wann go shopping with you cause I NEVER find stuff for 50 cents! I only have people offer me 50 cents when I try to have a yard sale! DOH!
Love your blog, I am a new follower!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Great finds!! I think the picture frame looks so much prettier refurbished like you did!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

the frame is pretty! and your granddaughter's room is lovely!

have a good weekend!

Linda said...

Lovely finds...and I think the photo is much more accented by the white frame!

Olga said...

It is precious indeed. And the price is unbeatable. Great find!

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely amazing!!!

My New Doll -my Show n Tell. I would really enjoy your company if you can drop by to visit me. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!

Jingle said...

What a neat find!!! I love what you did with the frame!

She'sSewPretty said...

That is a sweet vignette. I love that baby picture. You definitely know how to find the treasure!

Debby said...

Oh you lucky girl, it is truly fabulous.
debby

Crystal said...

You have got to be kidding??? That would rate right up there with the greatest yard sale find ever!!! Everything looks wonderful!!!

Debbie~ said...

I looove your picture and the frame you just found however with it's new makeover, the frame is truly a treasure now! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind words! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

A Cottage Muse said...

How precious! Looks great where you display it!!

Lenore said...

A very lovely frame and photo....it looks great where displayed.

Chriss Rollins said...

fABULOUS FINDS CAN i COME AND LIVE WITH YOU?

THE ROOM LOOKS LOVELY REALLY A ONE OFF SO ORIGINAL.

CHRISS X

stefanie said...

that is the cutest picture ever!

CathyH said...

You find the best stuff!