Compliments of the Queen

The newest addition to my little art collection:

Found by my Mom, who is the best thrifter ever (seriously, she finds the BEST stuff). She discovered some amazing vintage maps of Paris and London on her last excursion, and this quirky little piece is a page that was tucked inside the book of maps. And the owners gave it to her (get this) for FREE! In terms of the frame, I was going to go with my usual plain black, but when my framer (who happens to be really talented at what he does) suggested gold I realized how nicely the color complemented the red crown. Then I chose this ornate, European looking frame, and I think it goes perfectly with the whole royal, English vibe of the piece.

I love the story behind this and I love how it’s a unique, vintage, unusual piece that you’re definitely not going to see anywhere else. Plus it’s just quirky, kind of funny, and eye-catching. Oh, and with the Queen’s recent Diamond Jubilee, it’s just so very on trend :). Definitely one of my new favorite things!

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  1. Wow, this is so neat! I get so excited about historical pieces. Very fun 🙂
    CoverGirl + Converse

    Published 6.24.12 · Reply
  2. I love this! It's so cute and quirky.
    ps. I featured your gallery wall in my post on Friday 🙂

    Published 6.25.12 · Reply
  3. Holly wrote:

    Love this!

    Published 6.25.12 · Reply
  4. What a fun find! Even better that it was free!

    Published 6.25.12 · Reply
  5. Leslie wrote:

    That is so neat! I LOVE it. 🙂

    Published 6.25.12 · Reply
  6. miss b wrote:

    The frame is perfect for it!

    Published 6.27.12 · Reply
  7. Dorothy wrote:

    Thanks honey! I have had my lucky finds at thrift stores and the maps and this frontpiece from the book of maps was a lucky chance. I can not take any credit because the store owner just put it with my maps, I had left it behind. What was I thinking???? It looks amazing framed and is so great since its royal and all…
    The book of maps was from the 1920's but there were only london and paris left. Not bad at all but would have loved to see the whole book of European cities.

    Published 7.2.12 · Reply
  8. This is so awesome!! I love it! I love thrifting and this is why. SOOOO COOL! And, that frame is perfect!

    Published 10.10.12 · Reply
  9. Ali wrote:

    I just sent your blog to one of my work friends. You need to keep blogging! You should do a before/after series on my apartment!! And we should make more donuts and blog bout those…

    Published 10.11.12 · Reply