Thrift Store Picture and Gold

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | 20 comments

I am trying to gather some inspiration for my master bedroom that is long overdue a makeover.

I found this amazing picture at one of our thrift stores a few weeks back.

It is old.

It is in a fantastic frame.

The picture itself is in great shape and peaceful.

When I got it home, I realized that its home was actually over my old drop leaf table.

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I had a mirror over this table for a long time.  I liked it, but didn’t think it was perfect.

This picture looks like it was made to go with this table.

I found this table at a yard sale last year.  It is probably over 100 years old!

I doubt the picture is quite that old.

But, it is old.

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That is real wood people!

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I think the warmth of old brass and tarnished silver looks so pretty together.

It mixes well with my gold frames.

I almost painted all of these a couple years back.  I am so glad that I didn’t.

I am really growing to love the warmth of gold again.

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I am picking up brass weekly at the thrift stores.

I am adding brass to every room of my house.

Collections of it always look better to me.

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This table sits in a tiny walkway that connects my kitchen to the dining room.

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So, now I am on the lookout for more master bedroom decorations.

This picture is just too perfect here!

You have to be open when you are decorating.

You have to remain flexible.

Sometimes things don’t work out just as you planned.

Sometimes they are better!

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  1. What a great looking frame, Melissa! I would have bought it just for that, but you got a bonus with a picture you like in it, too.

  2. Another beautiful space Melissa!! Love the new picture, love the whole area!

  3. Yes, the picture has found its home. It is perfect there.

  4. Another beautiful vignette by you, Melissa. You seem to always find wonderful treasures at yard sales and thrift stores. I hardly ever have that good luck. Maybe it’s just that I don’t have your good decorator’s eye.

  5. The picture does look perfect there! I agree, sometimes our decorating plans don’t work out like we imagined, but if we’re flexible, they can turn out even better! 🙂

  6. Oh, you’re so right, this is wonderful in that spot. matches the table perfectly!

  7. Such a perfect picture for this space. I love your entire vignette, so pretty. I have a Table Top Tuesday party that is still going. I would love for you to link up. Hugs, marty

  8. I have followed the decorating styles of this table for months. I am always surprised how you can come up with something new, but perfect to fit its style.

  9. I am over the moon for this vignette. It is so warm and beautiful! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.

  10. I am so glad to see you didn’t paint those frames….I think that some things should be left to age… they were made! Your table looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing it!

  11. I am so glad, too, that you didn’t paint any of the pieces. Geez Louise! I thought the entire “vibe” behind “shabby chic” is supposed to be vintage and real. But I so often see so much fake white/distressed stuff, fine pieces globbed over and ruined with chalk paint, and people are destroying vitage furniture to get that crappy look. ICH! I want to shake them. Once the original finish on a vintage piece is destroyed that is it forever folks, kaput! Gone! Dead! All future value destroyed. Am I the only one on the planet who watches Antiques Roadshow? LOL! Okay, enough of my rant. I could easily see a bedroom built around that gorgeous old print. That palet could go either neutral or hues of green and cream and neutrals, so peaceful and serene, and yet rich at the same time. So much nicer than stark cold white white white everywhere 🙂

  12. Great picture! And I really like how you combined the brass and silver! I love them both, but never thought to combine them in a vignette! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I am here from Craftberry Bush, and had to take a moment to comment on the beautifully curated look you have here. Well done!

  14. I like your set up. I wish I had a creative eye to see where things in a thrift shop could fit in my house. Though my husband is probably glad I don’t bring a lot more stuff in!

    I’m visiting through Overflowing with Creativity.

  15. That’s a beautiful picture, what a bargain you found!!


  16. I do love that table and the picture looks wonderful over it. Your brass pieces add a lot of interest to the vignette and pictures of loved ones are always in style!!

  17. Gorgeous frame! Love it!

    Jenna @

  18. Beautiful vignette, and the “new” painting does look made for that spot! I really like the combo of tarnished silver and brass. I have quite a few brass candlesticks from my in-laws that I want to pull out, so maybe I’ll try combining them with tarnished silver (of which I have boatloads!).

  19. Nicely done! I like that picture a lot and the frame is wonderful. Your old table is a classic. Looks like you are doing well with your brass finds!

  20. It does look perfect there!

    – The Tablescaper

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