I went to the Church of the Advent garage sale today. I had a good look around and did not see a thing that I would be able use for future sculptures, that was a sad moment.
I was talking to an old friend who was selling the picture frames and happened to look down and saw more boxes of frames under the table. Usually there are only empty boxes under the tables but not this time.
This was the first frame that I pulled out. I almost didn't buy it but thought that maybe I should, in other words I would be crazy not to buy it!
A 1933, the date has been written on the back, Art Deco inspired frame was the next one in the box.
The frame on the left I think may be leather. It is about 4" high. The metal picture frame with the Chinese dragons on it is slightly smaller. The backing papers inside the frames are quite beautiful as well so they may be used in some way, I'm not certain.
I saw these metal beads earlier but dismissed them. They are just over a 1 1/2" in diameter, they may get used as exotic lanterns.
When I saw the metal frame with the dragons on it I immediately thought of this 2' square embroidery that I bought last year at a Salvation Army store up island. The dragon is hand embroidered with metallic gold thread onto black silk. I was blown away when I found it for two reasons, it was so beautiful and it was $2.99! I have been thinking about using the embroidery as a stage backdrop for an Oriental magician and that frame works splendidly it.
Have a look in my Etsy shop to see some of the vintage and antique items that I have incorporated into my sculptures.