Friday, August 31, 2007

Yard sale frames

Let's just say I am MAD for bamboo--its informal chic, not its Asian style. I always look twice at bamboo items, from rattan magazine racks to tortoiseshell blinds, even the metal Chinese Chippendale chairs I found for my table.

I certainly couldn't pass up these gold bamboo frames for fifty cents apiece. They've been in the garage for a while, but today we'll swap the paper cuttings inside for art by the kids.

8 comments:

Steph said...

So I have been coveting your chairs BTW. They are so chic - and these bamboo frames are fantastic. I would have never thought to buy something for the frames. What a fantastic idea!! (That sounded like I'm the world's biggest dummy for that never occuring to me - but your blog is really causing me to undergo a paradigm shift. My husband thanks you! LOL!)

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

Meredith,
Don't throw those paper cuttings out though. They could be used in some other way. They do look a bit sparse in those frames though.

Steph said...

Okay my comment made no sense. I *meant* to say that buying the pictures for the *frames* would never have occurred to me. (I have a possessed laptop that jumps my cursor around so I'm forever having to redo a sentence!)

Anonymous said...

The paper cutting design inside the frames look very interesting, be carefull when removing them, they might be valuable.

Green Tea & Kimchee said...

Based on the interest just in the comments I'm thinking the paper cuttings would make a great e-bay offering.

Anonymous said...

Meredith,

This post reminds me how valuable it is to *know* one's tastes -- it can save both time and money at yard sales to not get distracted and bogged down by things that appeal at the moment and then sit in a closet until one's own yard sale.

I can just see you heading out on a Saturday with your "bamboo and smocked dresses" radar set.

Blessings,
Rita

Sunydazy said...

I love a good find like those frames! And I enjoy your blog! I'm sorry I don't get to comment very often but I try to read here on a regular basis...just wanted you to know! Keep up the good work!

JaneC Duquette said...

Other fun things to frame are copies of pictures from your child's favorite books. I use the actual book if it is falling apart. The art is often beautiful and it makes everyone in the family smile.