I love a bit of decadence here and there in my home, whether it be a tinkling chandelier, or an old gilt frame. I don’t care if they’re not perfect, for me the chips and dinks add to their charm and history. A man at the car boot fair the other weekend had a small lorry, full of what appeared to be the contents of a lovely old house – dark Victorian paintings, antlers, old rugs and lots of these frames. I picked up these up along with a much larger frame, for £8. It does make me a little sad that somebody’s once treasured belongings have ended up on a van being sold in a field on a Sunday morning – but at the same time I love giving these things, once so grand but now very worn round the edges, a new home, a new lease of life.
I have plans for these beauties, which I shall share with you one day!