Thursday, November 1, 2012

{art inspiration: frame vintage clothing}

It seems I'm on a roll thinking about art this week! Inspiration #2: why not take a charming vintage piece, or even an article of clothing that is very meaningful to you, and display it by framing it! I love seeing examples of this, it really adds a layer of interest to a room and seems to tell a story:

A homeowners old Princeton sweater, decor by the Novogratz via Rue
A delicate dress against a black backdrop in Brooke Shields home via AD
Cute vintage swimsuit via Better Homes & Gardens
A display at the House of Dior via Cherry Blossom Girl
Have you, or would you display an article of clothing this way? I think it can be done in a very chic and simple way, and it's a great way to preserve something special. And talk about a conversation starter!


Sadie + Stella said...

How fun is all of this?!?! Totally love the look of framing meaningful and vintage pieces.


I love this idea of framing vintage and meaningful pieces of clothing. It brings a personal and unique touch to any decor, plus the 3D aspect of it makes it all the more interesting. Super post Nancy thanx! Going straight to my Pinterest!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

i think this is SUPER cool. did you see Adrienne's wedding dress from RHoOC? It's in a glass case in her hallway and i thought that was an amazing idea. i would like to do something like this if i had a special article :)

Christine Dovey said...

LOVE this idea- just made me think about framing my kid's Christening dress...thank you!

michele said...

yes yes yes. have you seen julia buckingham edelman's office in chicago? so cool.

hope you'll stop by...i am now happily sharing photos and info about my paris trip!

smiles to you.


Cathy said...

Yes I sure would. We have a few pieces of my Grandmother' and Great-grandmother's needle work. How fortunate to have these beautiful pieces, now to preserve them correctly so that our family can view them for years to come.

Cindy said...

Last year I was lucky enough to decorate a precious bedroom for a little girl. We live at the beach, so I framed three swimsuits from her first summer. So, we have three tiny little suits framed in shadow boxes. It actually was the perfect thing! Quite a conversation piece, too!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I totally would! I think it's an awesome idea .... need to go into my attic and check what I have, I know my mom has some pretty "nifty" stuff. .... I knew you'd like that word "nifty" :-)

Monica said...

yes...I too would frame a beautiful piece.

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