Sunday, January 26, 2014


Yes I have a few but that's not what this post is about LOL....this weekend I caught up with all my "frame and hang" projects that I've been putting off and this is what I got done...
I really love thrifting old frames and reusing them. This frame originally had a rather colouful drawing of a cat which both Mr. Darcy and I agreed had to be removed.. I found the picture in a separate thrift up at the cottage in frame that was in really rough shape. This is now hung in the coffee/tea corner of my kitchen. 
This frame originally had a sketch of a street scene (somewhere in Europe) which is actually going to get added into an art journal I am working on. I have always loved this page which came from an old poetry gift book - you can read my original post on how I found a collection of these here at a book sale. It's not very big (4 1/2 x 5 1/2) so I am going to leave on the stand.
I recently came across this art piece by Perky Nihilist online. I like the sentiment so I purchased a print ....
...and placed in this rather ornate frame - but I think it goes well with the castle theme don't you? This hangs in my office. 
Finally - talk about a quick project - I gathered some vintage quilt squares I had, old button cards and sewing ephemera to come up with this collage. This now hangs over my kitchen window.
So glad I finally got around to this - slowly filling in all that white space on my walls! Enjoy. Jewels


  1. I love these, Julie!! They are so you--and that is a huge compliment, my friend. Have been staying in with all this cold and snow and looks like more to come. Eventually, we will get out of the deep freeze so I will just keep doing what I am doing. Hopefully will get the little quilt together today so I can start quilting it. That fabric I bought that you were donating to the guild bazaar did come in handy!!! I think the backing will use the big pieces. Stay warm, Julie!!

  2. Nice! Hope you are keeping warm during all of this. Hugs.

  3. Love what you have done, Jewels -you have been busy!!!! Looking very good :)

  4. Lovely! The print looks perfect in that rather regal frame :)

    LOVE those vintage quilt squares - and LOVE what you've done with them!


  5. Look at you go girl!! You are an inspiration!! I have so much that needs to be done around here but it is so darn cold I ache all the time!! LOL Hang in there I am Spring will be here sometime!! LOL I really like the last one you did. You'll have to show it hung up!! XOXO Love Fran.

  6. The ornate frame looks really cool with the castle print...and I do LOVE the vintage quilt squares,, old button cards and sewing ephemera in your beautiful collage.x

  7. Doesn't it feel good to projects like that taken care of? I really like your castle piece...what a fun addition to your home!

  8. Love the sewing ephemera and the tea one, especially its frame. Old frames are a dine a dozen and it's fun to put them to new use. Good project for a cold day and now you've got new stuff to look at!

  9. How happy to frame your pieces and be able to enjoy them surrounding you in your home. They look lovely. Creative Bliss...