Oh, no! I've been Framed....but in a good way!

March 25th, 2011 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Loved this frame when I purchased it a few years back.  But I didnt want to detract from its coolness by adding a picture to it.
I had purchased a bunch of these European house numbers from a wholesaler that was going out of business.  I loved the rusty patina on them and I thought theyd worked well inside the frame.
There you have it.  To me its much more interesting than a silly old picture.
I hung the two in a little alcove I have in my entryway.  I think everything seemed to come together quite nicely, if I do say so myself.
I found these childrens boots last weekend and I think they work perfectly into the vignette.  Using them as bookends is a little out of the box.  I like that!
And in honor of Texas Antique Week, how about a nice Texas star!
I LOVE vintage books!  I have quite a few of them.  Funny thing is, Im the farthest thing from a book worm.  These books have some fun titles, Child Rhymes, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Songs for the School and Longfellows Evangeline. 
This iron urn holds a branch I picked up on a sisters weekend in the woods.  It holds a branch I literally stole from the beaver.  I went and got it riight off the top of his dam.  Ooops.  My bad.  But it was soooo cool.  Couldnt help myself.
Rocks hold the branch in place...and the moss adds to the coolness of it.
The branch slightly covers the frame, but I kind of like that. 
And the final piece to the vignette puzzle, this chippy grate.  I added the inside gear piece to it as I didnt think it looked quite complete without it.  Sometimes the best things just happen by chance. 

Again, another piece with amazing patina.  Its perfecto mundo!
Loved this frame when I purchased it a few years back.  But I didnt want to detract from its coolness by adding a picture to it.

Loved this frame when I purchased it a few years back.  But I didn't want to detract from it's coolness by adding a picture to it.


Who says you need to have a picture in a frame?  Not me!  This frame in and of itself is way cool!!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, , chic, cast iron-metallic

Comments (17)

Prior writes: ethereal~ Lezlee Posted: 9:15 pm on April 5th
alicemom writes: Lani,
That is just a perfect "come together" vignette. Such a precious-junky-texture look.
smiles, alice Posted: 9:09 pm on April 5th
AngieM writes: I really like this grouping! It's super! I love every element -- but I noticed the spray-painted cowboy boots that look like child-sized boots and winced. I purchased some circa 1950's little boys' cowboy boots at an estate sale. I didn't have the slightest idea what I was going to do with them at the time but they looked so neat, I was sure I could use them somewhere. I ended up selling them in their original dusty condition on eBay for $400!! Who'd a'thunk it! Posted: 12:39 pm on April 4th
junkermidge writes: Okay, I love every single element of this vignette. Perfection!
Midge Posted: 2:41 pm on April 3rd
junkermidge writes: Okay, I love every single element of this vignette. Perfection!
Midge Posted: 2:41 pm on April 3rd
NDJunkGirl writes: This is yet another lovely vignette! Those numbers inside the frame are PERFECT-O! Looks like it was just made to go together! Everything else ties in just beautifully. Now I just need Funky Junk Donna to make me a sign that looks like those numbers and I'll have it made! :)

-Andrea Posted: 3:05 pm on March 30th
chippingcharm writes: Another amazing vignette...you have a gift for pulling it all together that's for sure! Laurel Posted: 12:28 pm on March 29th
bluebucket writes: Love this vignette! So perfectly rustic and chippy. I especially love the gear you've added to the grate; makes it look like a medallion. Posted: 7:24 am on March 27th
Marcy_Nelson writes: I love your style, what a wonderful vignette! The boot bookends are a super idea. Posted: 8:06 pm on March 26th
JunkArchitect writes: I think everyone's right, this might be your best vignette! The similar tones and all the different surface textures are amazing.

Jim
Posted: 6:59 am on March 26th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: What a peaceful, serene vignette. I have to agree with Gretchen. This one is at the top of my favs list. I love your use of textures. ~Marge Posted: 6:38 am on March 26th
JunkSituation writes: I agree... the best things DO happen by chance! Very attractive arrangement. Love the grate :) Posted: 4:01 pm on March 25th
MimiToria writes: One of my favorite all time vignettes Lani. Well done my friend. Love it all! Now, if you could just drop it on my front porch on your next drive by, that'd be great! ;)
Gretchen Posted: 12:27 pm on March 25th
sandyrae writes: You've done it once again! Everything you touch becomes just amazing! Posted: 12:23 pm on March 25th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
LOVE everything about this, Lani! The textures are over the top all together. Awesome.

Fwiw... I only have ONE picture in my entire house. I regard all else as 3D art, just like your vignette.

Donna Posted: 9:09 am on March 25th
oldnews writes: Oh wow, as usual, this is beautiful! LOVE the child's boots as bookends! It's all just perfect! Marie Posted: 9:09 am on March 25th
Junkpony writes: Very pretty - love the numbers and the chippy frame & grate. I think the branch adds just the right touch! Posted: 6:22 am on March 25th
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