The newest addition to my little art collection:
Found by my Mom, who is the best thrifter ever (seriously, she finds the BEST stuff). She discovered some amazing vintage maps of Paris and London on her last excursion, and this quirky little piece is a page that was tucked inside the book of maps. And the owners gave it to her (get this) for FREE! In terms of the frame, I was going to go with my usual plain black, but when my framer (who happens to be really talented at what he does) suggested gold I realized how nicely the color complemented the red crown. Then I chose this ornate, European looking frame, and I think it goes perfectly with the whole royal, English vibe of the piece.
I love the story behind this and I love how it's a unique, vintage, unusual piece that you're definitely not going to see anywhere else. Plus it's just quirky, kind of funny, and eye-catching. Oh, and with the Queen's recent Diamond Jubilee, it's just so very on trend :). Definitely one of my new favorite things!