The first thing I noticed when I entered the store was the the abundance of bird related items.....bird's nests, eggs, birds, bird cages, bird plates and bird framed prints. I purchased a bird's nest ($4.00) but knew that one of my latest thrift store purchases would help me pull the rest of my look together.
While out thrifting last week I found this book. The Birds of America by John James Audubon, published by the MacMillan Co. in 1946. This book was full of 100's of images of birds. The book had seen better days and several pages were loose so I felt it was suitable to buy to use some of the pages for framing.
I have a HUGE collection of frames I've purchased for family pictures and projects. Within that collection is a smaller collection of vintage swing frames. I love the look of these old swing frames and I will buy one when the price is right (usually around $5.00-$8.00). I have several displayed around my house with old family photos.
I picked out two of the frames, combined them with two of the bird prints, added the bird's nest I purchased at Nell Hills (sitting on a small pedestal I made from a glass plate and candlestick) and I now have a new spring vignette for a side table in my living room.
I'm joining two of my favorite parties today....Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville and Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Suzanne @ Coloradolady. Please head over to their great blogs to check out all of the vintage and/or thrifty items.