Vintage Frame Jewelry / Bow Displays

Vintage Oval Frames – Jewelry or Hair Bow Displays (Available for Purchase)

Oval wood frames. I have a soft spot for vintage oval wood frames and I snatch them up anytime I find them. They are not as easy to come by and I just love them. I especially love how they look redesigned into my jewelry (or hair bow) organizers. These frames are ready to hang in a bedroom next to a dresser. (My daughter’s is hung at her height to clip her hair bows on herself.) Or hang one in your master bathroom or walk-in closet. Keep all those earrings and necklaces and hair bows out to see and put on.

I have three available for sale. Do you have a someone on your gift list that would appreciate a unique gift? Email or message me if interested in purchasing.

1 . Paris Grey / French Linen / Old White Washed Oval Frame

Measures 24 1/2″ W x 18 1/2″ H

$110 including NJ Sales Tax

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And showing how hair bows can be easily clipped on as well.

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2. Graphite and Gold Gilded Vintage Oval Frame

Measures 19″ W x 25″ H

$110 including NJ Sales Tax

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3. Paris Grey / Old White Ribbon Oval Frame

Measures 22 1/2″ W x 17″ H

$155 including NJ Sales Tax

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These two are also available…

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Small Projects

I’ve been busy with some small projects lately. It’s good to have some of these small things to work on in between large dressers and such…. especially in the summer months.

The first is an old vintage fan that I painted for my sister. I forgot to take a before photo, but it was already painted a bright yellow. I did a quick sand and then painted two coats with a new paint line that I have been trying out …. Fusion Mineral Paint. This paint supposedly sticks to most anything and does not require a finishing wax. It did a great job on this metal fan. The color is Inglenook.

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I also painted this sweet little chair for a client. There were a few layers of paint already on this chair and the top layer of white was chipping. I had to sand that layer of paint off, which took some time given the spindles and the legs. Then I primed it, which I typically try and avoid doing, but I wanted to be sure there was a good base on which to paint the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

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I painted two coats in Annie Sloan Antoinette. Hand rubbed on Annie Sloan Clear Wax and finished with Miss Mustard Seed White Wax to highlight the details. It is a sweet, pretty chair which my client will be using in a birthday photo shoot for her daughter in July.

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My last project was another one for my sister. She had asked me for something to display photos from her many travels. I decided to use an old frame I had and paint it Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue. I painted with a dry brush so as not to get into all the details of the frame. I painted a cut to size piece of hardboard with Annie Sloan Graphite as a chalkboard and added the twine and painted clothespins across.

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I love how the details on the frame pop now and there is plenty of room to add a note about where each photo was taken. And it’s so simple to change out the photos.

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So… that’s what I have been up to lately! Hope all of you are enjoying your summers!

… Kristin

If you are looking for vintage frame chalkboards — check out my Shop!

My Day at The Country Living Fair

What a day! I spent SIX glorious hours at The Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY yesterday! If you have never been and love all things vintage, vintage-inspired, crafty, repurposed or salvaged… I suggest you go. It runs through Sunday and will be back again next year. I started my drive from New Jersey around 8:30am and arrived at the fair at 10:30am.

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It was a beautiful weather day and so much to see! The first booth I stopped at was French Laundry Home from High Point, NC. They had beautiful tea towels, napkins and so many pillows! I bought two for my family room.

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My next purchases were from Blue Bird Home Decor out of Troy, NY. Nicolle’s shop and booth feature an eclectic mix of re-purposed furniture, salvaged items and original artwork by her mother, Shelly Broughton. See the galvanized chicken feeders? I bought one for myself!

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I adore sheep and lamb faces, so I snatched up this sweet lamb face painted by Shelly! Love.

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There was so much greenery offered everywhere. I am not a plant person, but I loved the rosemary and boxwood topiaries, the lavender plants in dark grey terra-cotta pots imported from Germany (I bought one of those!), the herb gardens, and the succulents and moss balls planted into vintage silver bowls and cups.

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At almost every booth, there was something that caught my eye!

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I didn’t remember to take a photo of their booth, but I enjoyed talking to the Gregory’s of Mary Gregory Studio from Abilene, TX. Mary’s original artwork is reproduced onto canvases and framed by her husband. Or the canvases are placed onto small wood blocks. I again couldn’t pass up a sweet lamb face. I was told her name is “Margot.” And the landscape, titled “Our Spot,” is the Gregory’s property in Texas. I had to have them both.

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The Fair was so well run. Most of the vendors were under covered stalls, so the sun exposure was manageable. I just kept applying my sunscreen. They also had a very large food court area with so many choices from some great food trucks and local establishments. It was pretty crowded from about 11am to 3pm, but still manageable to get around, even with my mom’s cart that I brought! (Which I am so glad that I did!)

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At about 3:30 I sat down in the shade to rest. I was thinking about making the two hour drive home to New Jersey, but realized that I might run into rush hour traffic. And then I realized that I didn’t circle back around to the FOUNT booth like I had planned! When I saw their booth earlier in the day, it was so busy! So I passed by telling myself I would come back. So, that decided it. I stayed another hour and re-visited a few booths that I loved or had missed.

I had read about Phillip and Jackie in County Living magazine awhile back. Their leather business FOUNT out of Cleveland, OH was featured in the magazine last year. This husband and wife team design beautiful leather items – bags, wallets, necklaces. And they are as lovely as their products! Since the rush had slowed, we had a nice conversation about the fair, the bags, and their soon-to-be-born first child.

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These backpacks were so beautiful, but I needed something larger. So I purchased their Petite Bellfield Tote in Vintage Milled Cocoa. This bag is amazing. I am excited to wear it and support this sweet couple!

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So… that was my day! Four hours of driving and six hours of shopping! I was in heaven! And here is everything that I came home with! Some mentioned above, others gathered from different vendors. Not mentioned above are a baguette bread board, three zinc pots, some rolled vintage handwritten papers, and an old wood tray with original label. Look for a few of these in an upcoming furniture after photo!

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It was a wonderful day and I will certainly be back again next year! Please check out the businesses I mentioned! I know they would love to have you visit!

… Kristin