Friday, March 26, 2010


On a recent shopping excursion (before I broke my foot) I ran across this fabulous frame.
Now, mind you, I was not so sure what I was going to do with the thing; but I knew it had my name on it.

I found it at a sweet little shop called Domestic Bliss while they were having a huge relocation sale; so I got it for a song!

I have been collecting crosses for sometime and decided to simply plop  one of my larger ones in the center.  I think I like the effect; but I do move things around a lot, so we will see.

My second treasure I found at a little shop called Not Too Shabby.  It was originally painted white, but you know my thing with color.  So....I had her paint it black and decided to use it like a piece of art in a little corner niche in my home.  I moved this little baby around quite a bit before I found a place for her.  This little find was also quite inexpensive, as the shop owner had obtained it at a California flea market.  

Oh......I do so love making something out of nothing.  Don't you??

Happy Friday to all my bloggy friends out there!!!




  1. happiest of weekends (well almost!)
    yes, i do love creating the unexpected from gathered treasures. that really is what our home, the painted nest is (along with treasured memories of family heritage).
    so funny you would talk about frames...i just bought one last weekend...and simply propped along the wall. it totally gave me the feel i wanted for that spot. and my beloved was delighted, he did not have to hang the

    i surely love both your pieces jo, they work great in your space :)

  2. The frames are very nice, Jo. You have turned each into a work of art!


  3. Lovely and unique. Excellent finds. Happy creating...

  4. Hi I'm glad you stopped it when you come visit!

    have I told you that your blog title is just perfect! it really says it all with just three words....I have a thing for the way things were in days gone by!!!! great choice!

    ciao bella
    visit my other blog too if you like...or if you haven't already...
    conversational carmelina!

  5. Thanks for coming by today! You are right, we seem to like the same things!

    I buy old frames a lot, but I have yet to hang one empty even though I like the look too.
    Maybe, I should try it!

  6. Frames are very popular in our shop. They have so many uses, limited to your imagination.

    I love the cross inside the arched frame.


  7. Oh How cool! I love the one with the cross! These are lovely!
    Hugs, Lisa

  8. Great finds and greater use of them! Love your 'colors' too. I just finished the story on here, come read....

  9. Jo darling you did a marvellous job on both. Luv, sorry to hear about your foot, I do hope you are on the mend and feeling better. I am sorry I have been a bit absent lately! I am finally getting to catch up, I needed some ME time to relax and to get rid of my never ending migraines. I am so glad I was able to find the time to do so. I pray for your speedy recovery. Take care and have a lovely weekend.

    Love & Hugs

  10. Bonjour Jo ~ I love that black frame! I have one very similar that is also white. You have inspired me to paint it up! I love visiting your blog, it really is soothing to the soul. I appreciate your creativity ~ Merci!

  11. I love what you have done with the frames, the cross looks wonderful in it. I wanted to thank you for you for stopping by our blog, and for the sweet comments on my purses. I do sell them every month at Canton trade days, and I will have a website up by the end of next month. I will be glad to email you and let you know when it's up. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Ooh Jo, so sorry about your foot! yikes, 6 weeks! and yes, I adore creating something out of nothing too..just love it!

    thanks for lovely post


  13. The cross looks just great in the frame, like it was meant to be there. thanks for stopping by my blog, I like the redo of my blog too. yours is so lovely. Have a great Sunday. Smiles, Carol Mae

  14. Ok Jo, this is just too great of an idea. I love the look of somespecial inside the frame. You did a great job. May I ask where you live? Thankyou so much for the kind words you left on my blog, I appreciate more than you could know, Char

  15. I am going to add you to the list and the next time we get together I will make sure you get an invite. So happy to have met you, Char

  16. A great idea for the empty frame. You have a very lovely blog!

  17. What a wonderful focus for a blog - empty frames full of life.

  18. Sandy had mentioned you, but I didn't put two and two together. We would love for you to join us. I already wrote Marty from a stroll thru life and let her know. You should be on the list, Char

  19. Dearest Jo! I LOVE MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING!!! I DO IT ALL THE TIME! And you see that little theatre I made? I made it out of a bookcase and I write plays...heehe, we keep ourselves amused, don't we? Thank you so much for coming and yes, it is a new blog look! You have a lovely style....have a blast this week! Anita

  20. Love love love your ideas my friend. I do love hunting for treasure too. Have a great week. xo

  21. You certainly have style, flair and imagination! Love your ideas!

  22. Hello Sweet Jo,

    I love what you did with the frame, what a fabulous idea! Your window is gorgeous. I sure hope your foot is feeling better Sweet Friend.

    Big Hugs,

  23. Jo, count me in... I love to make something from nothing. I love your frames! Great finds!


    Sheila :-)

  24. Lovely-I too have a thing for empty frames, especially the Vintage -Antique ones. Your Blog is great, thanks for stopping by mine & the lovely comment.. It truly makes me so happy when i see a new comment or follower.
    I was at a shop called (Not Too Shabby) where i co-opd with 2 other ladies. But we are in Folsom Ca..

  25. I, too, love empty frames and have been hanging them since the early 1970's. My friends in my neighborhood back then used to bring their friends in to see my wall with all the empty frames in a grouping. Some of them just didn't understand...but we do.

  26. I like that you blog is a bit of this and is fresh and that's what life is, isn't it? A bit of this and that?


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