My husband and I call it the "Internal Happy Dance"...what is going on inside when you find an awesome treasure and you don't want anyone, especially the dealer, to know!
I spied this beautiful frame in a big bin full of frames at a local charity sale. The detailing was charming, I was interested. The price was fair, I was very interested. The internal happy dance started. Then, with one look at the markings, my interest turned into a must have.
It is marked with the sterling silver mark .925 and the Italian makers mark star and number along with the city mark of Firenze (Florence), Italy. This frame's size (8x10), shape and subject make it complimentary to many decor styles.
Think about using your frames for things other than photographs. Frame an antique postcard, a piece of fabric that compliments your room, a printed menu for your dinner party, a basket weave of vintage ribbons. This frame will go to Le Potager and will hold the biography of our artist of the month, at least until someone decides to take it home.