Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Last winter in Florida I found this old fan at the flea market. There was a tag pinned to the back that read "To Emma love Mother". It was so faded you could hardly read it. If I remember right I paid 16.00 for it and it is worth every penny. I wasn't sure what I would do with it but didn't want to just put it in a box
with other pieces so left it out where I could keep seeing it. I thought I would take it and have it framed but knew it would cost a small fortune. I was at Michaels a couple of weeks ago and saw shadow boxes on sale and found one 20 x 16. I called Harv and asked him to get the yardstick and give me rough measurements. He did and I thought it would fit. Well I bought it home and the other day took it apart and fitted the fan on it. The fabric backing of the box is made so the velcro prickly side sticks to it. I used what they gave me down one side and raided my stock and used more in the middle and up the other side. I am very pleased with the way it turned out except when hung the lace flipped down a bit. I think I will have to put a couple of little touches of glue on the lace to hold it. Any other suggestions? I did have to take the picture sideways as both myself and the sheers kept reflecting in the glass but this one isn't too bad. Just the one spot of light to the side.
It is hanging in my living room and now I am trying to find a place for the picture I took down which is one I have always loved. I am sure it will go somewhere.
I remember being out at Judith Baker Montano's home in Colorado and being intrigued by the art in her house. Every kind and everywhere. I have to loosen up and take her idea and hang more.