Friday, September 25, 2009

Project Day: Framed Tea Towels


photo's by me

Usually I don't pay professionals to frame anything. I do it myself. But in this case I had to take a back seat and let them do their work. You see I found these second hand tea towels for a song and I really wanted them to be a showcase in our main living room. So I paid up and got them framed. I have to admit they look fabulous. To buy them finished like this in a store would have cost a whole lot more. Even thrifty girls can spurge once in awhile hey? Yipee it's the weekend. Have a ball of a time. Talk next week. Simone xx

58 comments:

  1. Wow! Never imagined they were towels ! They look lovely, and the colors are wonderful!

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  2. They look fabulous. Such a great idea for a completely different type of artwork.

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  3. Simone,

    You clever girl. The tea towels look terrific. Are they under glass? Love the vivid colors!

    Marjorie

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  4. Oh, they do look fabulous! Yes, sometimes when you need custom size frames and professional mounting it's time to give over to someone else. But look how wonderful they are! Well done!

    Have a great weekend!
    Robin

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  5. that is an awesome idea! they look fantastic

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  6. Same here, Simone. Sometimes a pro is the only way to do it justice.

    Sunshine,
    ~Julia
    (p.s. What a hoot that everyone answered almost the same for your last post... we all answer as if we're the only one, since you publish all your comments at once, you sly girl)

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  7. Simone they look fantastic , I love them ! I have just posted about a lamp on my blog that I think you might like if you're interested .

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  8. Hi Simone!

    Thank you, thank you for the darling swallows! They arrived today and I love them. You will soon be seeing them on my blog...

    I love the tea towel art. These towels are so bright and cheerful. I don't blame you for having them professionally framed.

    Thanks again!!!
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  9. Lovely...your darling daughter and the framed tea towels!

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  10. Absolutely stunning...your lil girl is gorgeous :)

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  11. dear simone,
    how are doing it to be so creative?? this framend tea towels are soooo beautiful!! i adore the colour and it goes so well with the white of the frame and of the wall! i adore this post!
    have a great day (and get some strawberries!)
    love,
    justyna

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  12. I love this idea and I agree that even the thriftiest of us do have to splurge at times. They look great Simone. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  13. Absolutely adore them- especially the lobster one - I have quite a thing for lobsters so I am rather envious of you now! :) xxx

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  14. What great colors! Yes, gotta have that splurge! You have a ball of a time, too, Simone! ♥

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  15. such a cute idea! i used to stretch patterned fabrics over canvases as wall art, but this is suuuuch an original idea!!

    love it ;)

    sugar
    xoxo

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  16. Well worth the splurge - fabulous and unique artwork! Leigh

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  17. great idea! Hope you will have a great weekend full of inspiration and hugs and kisses ;o)

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  18. Wow! They look great! You all did a great job!

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  19. These are beautiful! I'm horribly jealous. I want to stumble upon something this lovely :)

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  20. Wow, those look amazing! I think the frames were worth the splurge. Have a lovely weekend!

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  21. Wow, those look great. Love that blue background!

    The perfect touch to your coastal home!

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  22. Those tea towels are just very pretty.. A very good project :))

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  23. those look amazing there!! so bright and summery!

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  24. wow...that looks gorgeous...worht the money spent for framing

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  25. wow...gorgeous...it worth the money spent for framing

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  26. Hi, love your blog, my brother is about 1hr inland from Brissy.

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  27. They look great, and it's a wonderful idea. I'm just thinking that a framed beach towel would make quite a showpiece...

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  28. Great idea! And I agree that you made a wise choice! It's best not to scrimp on a few things.

    And from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your kind and generous comment to me.
    Enjoy a wonderful weekend!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  29. What a fantastic idea...they are beautiful!! have a great weekend!

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  30. Well worth the splurge - fabulous and unique artwork!
    How to make a website

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  31. dear simone...they look totally fab...

    I had some old sailor teatowels framed for my boys when they were young!! & put them in their rooms...(they are now in their 20's)...

    Its funny i was into the gold/gilt frame then...How i would change it all now..(i think they are still stored away somewhere..so may dig them out)....thanks for reminding me...

    great fun..great idea...
    Look forward to your wonderful & inspirational posts..

    xx andrea

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  32. Simone darling, I love the color on the towels, what a clever way to display them, I would have never thought of it. Your daughter is adorable. Have a nice weekend darling.

    Duchess

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  33. Have a great weekend Simone
    These framed tea towels look great and I love the position you have given them.. great impact! x Julie

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  34. i think i said great 3 times on that comment.. hahaha..

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  35. I'm inspired. I have a few great towels and they are heading for the framer. Thank you. I'll post the results.

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  36. those ae just beautiful. I need more walls for all the things I want to frame from my travels. have a great weekend. :)

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  37. These are absoloutely gorgeous, what a lovely idea! Sharon xxoo

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  38. You are a clever little miss! Wonderful idea :)

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  39. Fun!

    How big are these tea towels? They look huge!

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  40. They look so gorgeous! Have a sweet day! x

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  41. Oh I love them, and the framing! I want to frame up a vintage French poster I have just like this, so thank you for reassuring me that it will look great! you are so clever x

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  42. What an amazing idea. I refuse to use tea towels. The hubs has no problem wiping up spills with them however. Sigh. This is such a fabulous way to feature them!

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  43. Hi..stunning! I love the colours.

    Jas

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  44. These look great Simone. Love the colours!x

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  45. You have such a wonderful talent for making items, that I think nothing more than tea towels,into a decorating feature.

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  46. One word "perfection". These look awesome!! Px

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  47. These are fabulous! The colors really pop! Way to go!!!

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  48. Great project day again.
    They remind me of Alice and Wonderland for some reason! Adoring the colours.

    Fee x

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  49. those are very pretty ,I have a frame and gallery business hear in athens,greece and I would charge about 25-35 ueros for each its hard to tell the size from the photo just curious what they cost down under??

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  50. I love this idea! I linked this to my Squidoo lens Vintage Tea Towels (on how to use vintage towels).

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  51. LOVE this idea! Thank you for this wonderful post.

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