So, I haven’t had a chance to go thrifting much, but a few weeks ago when my mother was at the hospital I discovered a little whole in the wall shop that sells mostly vintage photographs. I was parked near the shop when visiting my mother, so on the way out, I stopped in for a quick browse. The shop was
definitely not organized a mess, but if you were willing to dig, there were treasures to be found.
We have lots of wall space that needs covering. I love original art and we are fortunate to have a few really beautiful pieces, but until our budget can handle that kind of investment, I’m looking for creative solutions to bring life to our walls.
This is what I found and paid a whopping $12 for all these pieces! First off, I selected cool retro car ads with vibrant colors. These were originally from LIFE magazine and such. Our Big Boy loves cars so I think these will look great in his room. I imagine a Don Draper-esque character coming up with these Mad Men style campaigns.
More cars, also for Big Boy’s room. I like to vary the media and they will also be framed differently.
A vintage print and a vintage photograph, both with a fishing theme. I hadn’t noticed the theme until I grouped them together for this photograph and now that I see it, I think they might be suited for the new family room.
More vintage photographs, but these are more “art”. Not sure where I might use them, but I like them.
Lastly, vintage travel brochures. They had a couple of boxes of them, all with cool retro graphics. I choose these two because they speak to where I’m from.
Not bad for $12? The funny things is framing these pieces will cost a lot more than $12. Will have to look around for cheap frames or wait for the Aaron Brothers semi annual 1 cent sale.