web analytics
  • A pic please!

    I’ve mentioned before the random linens my grandmother gave me a few years ago.  Well she has also given me a few pictures over the years.  Mostly it consists of me begging for years before she hands things over mind you.  First I wanted a pair of Paris pictures she’d had in her den for years.  Upon receiving the Paris pics, I realized they were actual pen and ink drawings, not prints.  The story is that her brother got them from a street vendor while stationed in Paris during WWII?  The are quite amazing and one day I’ll post some pics of them.

    Today however I want to talk about the ballerina pics, that happened to replace the Paris pics, she gave me a few years ago.  The frames were pretty beat up and my mom had said she would get the pictures re-framed.  Well a few years later the pictures had not been re-framed, I’d forgotten about them and they ended up in OK.  When my mom came to town in September I asked her to bring my ballerina pics back.  She did and I was then left with a couple of prints.

    I did some research and they are apparently pretty run of the mill old prints.  I can’t remember the company at this point but I’m assuming they probably aren’t that special.  Anyhoo, not the point because over the weekend Matt and I ran to Michael’s to buy a couple of frames.  I found couple I thought I liked and they were 50% off, except they were more expensive then I realized.  Oops.  So I get the frames home and realize the prints don’t fit.   Hmmm.  I got 11×14 frames but my prints seem to be a bit short.  About an inch really.  And yep they are 11×13.  Dammit.

    So after spending the whole night dreaming about what to do I decided to take the frames back and start over.  I thought about having custom mattes cut and I thought about having custom frames made but I wasn’t sure.  Well those ideas were out out once I realized the frame shop was closed on Sunday.  Back to Michael’s it was.  After returning the frames, I walked back to the frames, prints in hand.  I spent about 30 minutes wondering around before I finally choose my frames.  I wanted something more traditional and “old” feeling but I was also worried that getting a 11×14 frame with a matte wouldn’t work either.  I decided to take my chances and I purchased my new frames, which were buy one get one free!  Score!

    I got home and put my prints into their new frames and can I just say I am completely blown away?  They look AMAZING!  Like had I had them custom, I don’t think they could have possibly looked any better then they do now.  Forgive the crappy cell phone pics.


    Happy Halloween!


    Oh and let’s not forget this is the 100th post.  Big blog day!