Pretty Frames for Pretty Pictures.

*Image above from Aerin Lauder’s house in East Hampton, as seen in House & Garden.

Mr. Magpie’s Mother’s Day Gift to me is a series of family portraits set in Central Park before we move to D.C. I am ecstatic — we have never gotten into the groove of having professional family portraits done, and I know I will forever treasure these images of us here in Manhattan, after muddling our way through a pandemic in Central Park’s embrace. I know I will want to display them in our future home and have already been eyeing a couple of pretty frames to showcase them and a couple of other recent favorite photos of my children in prominent places. Below, some gorgeous frames for favorite pictures. (All of these would make excellent gifts for loved ones, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, etc!)

beautiful picture frames

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Frames above and even more linked with descriptions below…

GORGEOUS AND WELL-PRICED DAMASK (THE GRAY WOULD BE PERFECT IN MY BEDROOM!) — YOU COULD MIX AND MATCH WITH THESE FROM THE SAME COMPANY FOR A COOL EFFECT

ADORE THESE WOVEN ONES FROM POTTERY BARN AND THESE SCALLOPED RATTAN ONES FROM WS

AN HEIRLOOM-LOOKING SCALLOPED SHAPE

PEARLESCENT HERRINGBONE

ENAMEL IN GREAT COLORS

HANDSOME LEATHER FOR A STUDY (COMES IN GREAT COLORS!)

ACRYLIC FRAMES ARE GREAT FOR SHOWCASING HAND-WRITTEN NOTES, MEANINGFUL OPERA TICKETS, AND OTHER MEMORABILIA — ALSO LOVE THESE COLORFUL ONES FOR A CHILD’S ROOM

LOVELY WOVEN CANE STYLE

BRASS EASELS

D. PORTHAULT MAGIC

SWEET HEART SHAPE FOR A BEDSIDE TABLE

LOVE THIS GOLDEN WAVE STYLE

PAINTED TULIP FRAME

ADORE ALL OF THESE PAINTED STYLES FROM BOWS + BLUE

FUN WOVEN STYLE FOR $6!

LOVE THESE LACQUER ONES IN PINK OR NAVY FOR A NURSERY

ELEGANT LEATHER-TIPPED STYLE

There are also loads of picture frame treasures on Etsy if you are willing to dig, including this vintage painted style, this porcelain floral, this fabric Liberty London style (sweet in a girl’s room), and this antique gilded bronze bow-topped frame.

P.S. Small luxuries for even the smallest home.

P.P.S. Bathroom decor refresh.

P.P.P.S. On building friendships through motherhood.

6 Comments

  1. Love the frame roundup but more so love the opening image – I *just* found an almost identical antique wood table with the marble top + those exact gold drawer pulls. It too me several months of combing through antique stores in the area, online antique auction sites, facebook marketplace, etc. but I finally found the perfect fit at the antiques emporium space in Fredericksburg, MD (highly recommend for a day trip once you’re here – adorable little town!). It’s entirely at home now in the entryway of our little 1800s Cap Hill rowhome!

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