In the past few weeks I have found these four beauties:
Some are in need of minor repairs, some simply need a good cleaning. All were less than $10 each!
I was especially glad I found a suitable frame for my "Edison Electric Light" poster I got in the States a few weeks back. I love the corner scroll work that mimics the poster's scrolls:
I was also pleased to come across the largest one with the roses painting - the painting itself is a reproduction, but the frame is what I wanted. It is definitely old, something I knew at once since I spotted the back of it first:
before I turned it around to discover the velvet border, a favorite fabric in the Victorian era:
I will probably add my own artwork to replace the roses.
As for the others, I am still pondering... I kind of have fallen in love with that sweet little girl, so she may stay in her frame.
Now just to find room on my walls... which may prove a tad more difficult, since I have begun quite a, hmmm... er.... let's call it a "Project".
Something I hemmed and hawed, pro-d and conned, and finally came to a decision about. But I can't reveal it yet.
For now, you'll have to be satisfied with this little teaser: