Tuesday, January 25, 2022


A few years ago when our oldest son moved to New Orleans to be near his girlfriend who was already living and working there, we went down one weekend for a visit. During our trip we stopped by an antique store near the French Market, and I came across these numbered vintage bird prints. 

I knew right where I wanted them to go, and how I wanted them to look. I took them to two different framers for estimates, and both estimates were around $125 + tax for each. I decided to wait on the project, and stuck it on the back burner. 

But, as luck would have it, a few months later, I found two pretty faux bamboo frames while thrifting one weekend. I didn't buy them at first glance, but when I got home and remembered the birds, I knew the frames would be perfect for them. I went back to the Alabama Antique Market as soon as I had a chance! One picture was $40 and the one with the broken glass was $25, AND they were 25% percent off. (48.75 + tax) 

My friends at The Frame Shack are great to work with. They helped me pick out the mat (who knew there were so many shades of white) and then they fixed me right up. ($55) 

I don't think I could love them more. They were hung on either side of the couch above each of the tables. I really wanted to hang them together, and maybe one day they'll hang as a pair, but for now I think they look pretty good where they are. 

Left side...

Right side...

Once again, being a little patient and a little thrifty paid off. Grand total about 108, which beats 250. :-)

Here are a few of my other thrifting posts you might like. 


  1. They turned out great! Your patience paid off.

  2. Looks beautiful! :)) I’m officially on the hunt for frames like these.

    1. Thanks, Nikki. I still see them from time to time, and I'm always tempted to buy them whether I need them or not. :-)

  3. Kathryn, those prints are gorgeous and the frames and mats are perfect! I've never heard of Alabama Antique Market but might have to make a little trip to check it out this spring. I usually find a lot of my "treasures" at Amy's here in Montgomery (I rarely go to Eastbrook any longer). I always tell myself I don't need anything but I can find something I can't "live without" whenever I go thrifting (LOL)!

    1. The market is wonderful. You would love it. It used to be an old warehouse and it takes about an hour and a half to walk through. It would be worth the drive!!
      Thanks for your kind words.


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