Thursday, October 13, 2011

picture this

When my home appeared in Fresh Cottage magazine it was exciting to me for many reasons. One of the biggest is the pat on the back it gave for all of my hard work painting, repurposing and decorating on a dime.

When I saw the magazine a year after the photos were taken, I was dazzled by Fifi's styling and words and especially moved by her perfect title. I love the "live happily ever after in a tiny Cape Cod" because this house symbolizes so many dreams of mine that I dared to dream. I knew instantly that I wanted to frame this page but forgot about it ... somehow.

Last week, a dear neighbor returned a copy with a sweet note and as I flipped through the issue, remembered: I want to frame this. I went to my framing go-to Recycled Relics for something chippy and a little pink. They asked me exactly how big I wanted the "face" of the frame to be.

{The customer service at Recycled Relics is excellent. This was my 3rd online purchase and please know this is not a paid/trade endorsement.}

I sent dimensions and it wasn't long before my special order arrived.

I framed the magazine page and hung it immediately on an existing hook in the dining room. {This may change later when The Hubs is home to help. I am terrible at hanging pictures.}

I used my old trick of covering the nail with a pretty hair pin propped on top.

Believe it or not, having the frame made custom didn't cost much. Thrifty Vintage indeed! Hmmm ... what else have I been meaning to frame?



Jen Kershner said...

Seriously THANK YOU! I have been looking for frames just like this and couldn't find them anywhere. I will be placing an order asap!

Your article looks perfect in that frame!

SLR said...

love the frame...will have to check out the shop! i love your home and was so happy to see it in Fresh Cottage. the page looks perfect in the fram e and up on the wall!

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

absolutely perfect!

Bring Pretty Back said...

I loved that article so much! I still have it and refer to it for happy inspiration! Love the frame. Great choice.
I just emailed the published an asked if I could have a copy of the front of my contract- I forgot to make a copy of it and frame it for my office.I forgot to make a copy before I sent it back.
Life is good!
Have a pretty day!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Look at you sweetie! I would be on cloud nine and would stay there! Love the frame! So chippy and chic and a little cottage!

Love you!

Into Vintage said...

That frame is perfect and thanks for the resource for chippy frames -- I too have several things that need a frame and ones like yours would be perfect-o! :-)

Jessica Rodarte said...

Elyse, Fabulous frame! Great way to commemorate your article!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh my goodness -- that frame is picture perfect! i was totally unaware of this service and it could be DANGEROUS knowing about it! how precious and adorable you pink chippy framed piece of artwork is! I LOVE IT!!!!!
wishing you and yours a picture perfect day! hugs...

birdie blue said...

darling frame, elyse. perfect for the fabulous article on your sweet abode.


NanaDiana said...

It looks darling. I love it and am so happy that you were featured. One of our friends had a coffee shop in Door County and when he was featured in a magazine and interviewed...I took it and had it framed, along with one of his business cards and a little promo from his shop, and gave it to him. He loved it and it hung in the store until he sold it. Wish I had known about these frames then! It is gorgeous- xo Diana

Betsy said...

What a special and fitting way to commemorate this wonderful article! How exciting to have your home featured in a magazine. That would be a dream come true!

Blessings from Cindy said...

How special! Love it!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Elyse!

Thank you so much for finding me and joining in on my first giveaway! You have a lovely blog, and I am now following along as well. :) By the way, I LOVE that frame! :) Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Unknown said...


That looks wonderful and it really catches your eye. Framing your magazine is a perfect reminder of how talented you are.

Scrap for Joy said...

What a great way to preserve a cherished memory! Looks super Elyse!

The Old Parsonage said...

Love the chippy frame Elyse. And your hairpin trick is great!

Congrats again on the mag!


Hearts Turned said...

Looks wonderful, Elyse--both the article and your framed version! What a great idea!

Wishing you the most wonderful weekend, my friend!


Gracefully Vintage said...

So Excitng for you, to be mentioned in magazine (such a dream)...
Love the Frame -matches your pic perfectly..

Jeanne said...

The frame is perfectly shabby. Love the soft pink color. The magazine spread looks terrific in it. You must be so proud!

Theresa said...

Congratulations dear friend! I adore the frame, it is perfect! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love that your framed your feature in the chippey pink frame, Elyse! So cute and sorta where "it" all began! Congrats on all your writing/publishing! BTY, I emailed you a bit ago about the Fresh Cottage feature I hope to be working on with you! Any news, yet?