Well, I promised that Great Idea Thursday would have a vintage feel to it, and I’m delivering today.
I inherited a vintage table runner, capped at both ends with (I assume) a beautiful bird of paradise. I just love embroidered birds, and this has so much color to it too! However, vintage table runners would meet an unfortunate end in my house – the Monkey and the Bear would see to that. I didn’t really have any available table space for the piece.
So I decided I would enjoy it more on the wall. Hobby Lobby is a great resource for framing – they run 50% off framing just about every other week, and they have a LOT of selection. I could only display one end of my table runner, so I bought a shadowbox* to take care of the excess bulk. Some of the shadow boxes came with batting – mine did not, so I just ran over to the fabric dept. and purchased 1/3 yard of batting.
I tried attaching my piece to the back of the shadowbox using the pins, but it came out looking like I had framed a warped pillow. Then I just started tucking things in, and it came out much better. Here it is:
How do you display your vintage (or other embroidered) pieces? Share your great ideas for vintage display in the comments!
*Shadowboxes were not on sale last week with the regular frames. They’re on sale through Saturday at Hobby Lobby. I got a $30 shadowbox for just $15…and no, Hobby Lobby is not paying me for promotion. I’m just a Hobby Lobby addict.