I’ve started shopping for vintage pictures because a gal I follow Instagram uses them in her home and I LOVE them!!! Honestly I have never thought about using vintage pictures in my home. Probably because when I shop at antique stores I get so overwhelmed looking for all the things I normally shop for and collect that I haven’t even taken the time to look at them.
While shopping a couple of weeks ago at one of my favorite antique malls I focused my attention toward looking for some vintage pictures. I found several that I loved but the price tags were out of control! When my IG buddy finds them at her thrift and antiques stores she pays next to nothing for them. I found a booth that had vintage pictures that were in plastic sleeves and unframed for a lot less than the framed pictures. After finding one I really liked, I back tracked through the store to see if I could find a frame to fit it. I did find several that would work, however with the price of the print and the frame I was back to the price tag I didn’t want to spend.
As I stood there looking at the frame, positioning the print in it, I decided I didn’t really like the print. It was more of a winter scene. I seriously considered laying it on a shelf and just walking out of the store. But I was in an antique mall with lots of vendor booths, that would be just rude to leave it. I carried it to the cashiers desk along with the other treasures I found and said I had changed my mind on the picture. She picked up the plastic sleeve and said, “What a cute picture, I love the cows.” I almost ripped it from her hands, because I KNOW I was just looking at a winter scene!!! Well, guess what? There were actually TWO prints, one on each side.
That would explain why I found a print I loved and later when I looked at it again, I wasn’t so in love with it after all. To think I almost ditched this vintage print and moved on! I decided to head to the Salvation Army to see if I could find a frame that would work without breaking the bank. I found one that isn’t antique, but it will do until something better comes along.
Years ago I collected cows and decorated my kitchen with them. I don’t know what it is a about a cow that seems so cute to me but I obviously have some weird obsession with them. And any picture that has an old barn in it……….love them both!! I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for more of these sweet vintage prints.