Shannon Berrey

Put a frame on it

Thursday, October 03, 2013

On our way to Raleigh last week, I snuck in a trip to Anthropologie as we drove through Greensboro. Jack was soooo not happy about this detour. But, thanks to the realization that a huge Apple Store was right next door, I got to peruse a nice long time.     

 One of the many things that caught my eye were these little white string wrapped butterflies that were simply tacked on a piece of fabric and hung in a frame. 

And another with beautiful silverware wrapped with blue string. It got me thinking about other simple objects that can be isolated like this and hung in a frame. It makes the most personal unique, inexpensive artwork.  

Remember when Jenny put together a Father's Day gift by framing a series of ties?

And I love the idea of framing vintage swimsuits -- especially in a series. 

When Jack was just months old, I bought him the most adorable little swimsuit. I loved it so much that I hated to pack it away after his first summer. So, I had a carpenter build a shadowbox and I pinned it in on a piece of fabric. 


It first hung in his bedroom about 14 years ago. Now, it has a new home over the potty. 

I just love it so much.

I also love this painted pegboard that is showcasing boy scout and camping items on little hooks. 

And a sweet button collection that Jenny created by simply gluing them onto the fabric.

Another object I hated to just throw in a drawer -- Maris' Homecoming Court pin. I framed a pic I took of Maris' Homecoming suits lapel, and placed it in a deep frame. Then I pinned the pin in place the same way she wore it on that special night.  

I've actually thought about doing this one too!! I have little barbie dresses that my grandmother made that I would love to frame one day.


And so many of us have special tiny dresses, booties and bonnets that flood us with such sweet memories.

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You may remember this room I did for a Showhouse. I framed an entire collection of original paperdolls from the 60's.  

This Real Housewife of Beverly Hills has her wedding dress hanging in her closet in a deep plexi frame. 

Cute little Hawaiian shirts look so adorable hanging in this cottage bunkroom.

Grandma's sweet beaded purse hangs in this little girls bathroom.

So tell me, have you ever framed something sentimental in your home?

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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