I was at Hobby Lobby one day and found these great frames for 50% off. They were originally $25.00 dollars apiece. I picked two frames and then pondered about what kind of mats to use with this project. I knew that I wanted to display them with the Menu blackboard that I had just completed.
Months later, I was browsing at the King Cotton Fabric Store and looked at the sample section. In it, I found two matching linen pieces--priced at one dollar apiece. I knew they were large enough to fill the twin frames that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby.
This fabric definitely had that french flair. I bought two adhesive backed foam core boards to fit inside the frames. Then, I attached the linen to the foam core. I had to figure out how to hang the copper treasures onto the fabric. I pulled out some leftover cross-stitch thread out and carefully sewed all the pieces onto the corresponding boards, popped them into the frames and they were complete.
Here is a closeup of the frame.
The frame compliments the gold frame in the blackboard.
Here is the completed wall display. I believe over time, the copper tarnish will enhance
the frames and give it that vintage look.
It is possible to put a vintage(the gold frame)frame with brand new frames. This is also a unique way to show off special collections that you may have.