Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And how much did you say it cost to frame a picture??

Good gosh, the cost to have a picture custom framed!!!!! I seriously stood there at the counter, that contemplative look on my face ala Carrie on her computer typing up her sex column — head cocked to the side, eyes upward and half closed, biting a lip — trying to remember which organs I have two of so that I could sell one and still have the other to keep me alive and functioning.

It blew me away. Luckily I had a 50% off coupon, but the framing cost still totaled like a grocery store receipt for a family of 15. Needless to say, this will be Harleigh's big gift this year. I actually bought her the print last Christmas. As she's a huge fan of movies and dress from the 1940's and early 1950's, this print just reminded me of her. She picked out the frame, a rather ornate, gold one, that works so well with the French Provincial furniture pieces she has in her room. I told her that it was a good investment, a picture that she'll hang in her first apartment, her first home.

And yes, I still have both my kidneys.


Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Frames are ridiculously expensive. That is why at every charity shop and garage sale, if I see a good one, I get it. There is a little collection of antique frames under my bed right now.

On my birthday last year, my mum and dad got me a lovely L. A. Ring print and would you believe I had an antique frame under the bed that fit it beautifully.

Stock up when you can!

Lisa xo
And Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Katy Beck said...

Share with us where you went (to get the item framed) so we can discuss great tips for buying custom frames! Love the print!

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