Sunday, March 1, 2009

Silver Plates

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!
You can see a picture of my dining are where I have taken several pictures from our travels here in Europe and put them on plates! Instant art-and much cheapr than a real frame!


7 comments:

Tracy said...

What a unique and lovely idea, it makes a beautiful display!

DesignTies said...

That is such a creative and unique way to display your photos!! And economical too!! :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Very lovely, love it, love it!You are so talented, thinking outside the box.

new every morning said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such encouraging words!
I can't wait to browse your blog
I am interested in learning about the 'Frontline Church' you attend. My brother is currently living in Germany and looking for a solid church.

What a creative way to display photos!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Great idea and I love the way they look!
Hugs~Kelly

Anonymous said...

Not sure if I have to sign up for blogger or not...

Ann, I have read and looked at pictures from the last few posts. They are wonderful! Great detail! The words explain the pictures very well.

Hope this will post....

This is John, by the way.

Schuster Travels said...

Where did you get your sideboard? It's absolutely beautiful! I still need to go to Titi's and again, thanks for all the helpful info you gave me about shopping around here! Emily