One of my favorite things to do is collect silver pieces for picture frames. They don't have to be real silver and I even like them slightly tarnished as it gives them the feeling of age. One of my favorite shops around here and in France is called TiTi's, and they are a consignment shop where you can find anything from antiques to glassware, electronics, and anything in between. I go there specifically for the silver pieces. I went on Friday and found a silver egg dish for 0,50 euro. I try to never pay more than 2 euro for one piece, I just have to be patient and shop around!! The egg dish has 12 slots, so I thought it would make a perfect frame for 12 years of school. I (well my husband) takes the picture that I want and photoshops it to the correct size and sepia or antique color, we print it and either tape or glue it inside the plate!
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