Shopping for Antiques

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My husband and I love shopping in antiques shops.

Lately, I had been looking for an old drawer/basket/suitcase to hold my cards at the next craft fair I am getting ready for.  There was no shortage of containers, but they were all too small, too big, too round, or too expensive.  Just when I had given up at our third stop of the week, I decided to take one last look around.  Hiding behind a shelf was this fantastic case, for only $10!

The lining is ugly, but the potential is great.

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I’ve torn out the stained maroon satin, and will reline the inside with paper.

It will be perfect.

New (Old) Frames

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I’ve been selling my photos in craft fairs and on Etsy for a number of years. More recently, they’ve been for sale at a local shop, Aristide.

In an effort to keep things fresh, I am working on some new ideas. One of the things I will be doing is framing with old, weathered wood. (Another is painting vintage frames, which is my next project.) It suits the cottage-y style of my photography, I think, and adds to the overall artistic appeal.

Lucky for me, my husband has a talent for repurposing old wood, and made these beautiful frames for my work. (I may have to steal a couple for home before I sell them all!)