I used to have a rule: no buying frames. And here's why, I had several of them, but they never got filled and sat instead in a box. Basically I was a frame hoarder- But then I resolved to make a change. Either purge, re-do, or use. I had a serious commitment issue because I want things to coordinate, and there are just a plethora of adorable frames out there, and it was hard to pick a theme. But after I got out my entire collection, and really looked at it I noticed a few things a) I have a large amount of silver frames and other neutrals and b) they would actually look nice together. The others? I'm still debating about what to do with them.
Now, how unconventional of me to put paper in there, it's from a Cosmo Cricket pack. I chose paper for the majority of the frames because a) it helped create a color combo that I'm going for (blue + red) and b) I'm doing a frame less photograph wall so don't worry about my room being void of prints. It won't be.
Frame sources? A few from Target, one from Ikea, one from dad, and then thrifting. That pretty bedazzled one? A boutique in Portland. I bought it to put my prom photo in when I was a senior. It's stayed with me.
The red "Keep Calm and Carry On," I found on google images- and I just love it.
If you read "Cooks Illustrated" then you know how at the end of each issue they feature an index of some sort of season produce. They did berries, and I had to frame that up. I've got a pumpkin one just waiting for another frame.
And that's the story of a woman and some frames.