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Secondhand Prints for the Master Bedroom

Master bedroom dresser with estate sale framed prints

Master bedrooms get ignored. That’s been my experience anyway. I tend to focus on the more public parts of the house. And then the kids’ bedrooms come next.

estate sale prints

But I’m trying to give our bedroom a little more attention. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised when these four framed prints that I found at an estate sale worked well with the colors in our bedroom.

secondhand prints for bedroom

One of the prints is of the Cockermouth Castle.

vintage framed castle print closeup

The other the Hermitage of Warkworth.

Hermitage of Warkworth framed print

I had never heard of either so I Googled them. There are also descriptions – in both English and French – taped to the backs of the prints.

The Hermitage at Warkworth in English and French

They seem to be pages from a book. That’s the kind of quirky thing I love about secondhand items.

Vintage framed print

It was actually the matting on these two that sold me on the prints.

estate sale frame closeup

And I know I have my time periods all wrong, but the scenes make me think of Jane Austen novels.

framed estate sale print

The other two prints are drawing room scenes.

framed vintage print

The matting and framing on these two are slightly different and no pages taped to the back.

vintage framed estate sale prints for master bedroom

I tried the prints out in different places in the room.

Secondhand vintage framed prints over dresser

But I kept coming back to the dresser.

vintage framed prints in master bedroom

They’ve been propped up there for longer than I’d like to admit.

vintage framed prints and bust with rosarys and pearls in master bedroom

But yesterday I finally got out the hammer and hung them up.

And the master bedroom isn’t the only thing to have a new look lately. Megan Ronecker of Ruby and Sass has designed a new blog header for Creating This Life. Not only do I think the look is perfect for the blog, but the Megan was so easy to work with and made the process such a fun one.

If you’re reading this in an email or a blog reader, hop over to the blog and see the new header. Thank you, Megan!

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  1. Love them. I also love your jewelry box!

  2. What a great find! I love the book pages taped to the back as well..

  3. Beautiful – love the prints, the matting, the colors – and the book pages on the back !

  4. Beautiful prints….great find! Header looks great too. 😉

  5. You’re so welcome! I’m so happy you like your new logo. Thank you for your kind words! 🙂

  6. LOVE the pics, but what stands out to me is your necklace holder! So clever! And, oh by the way, I’m an Eternity user too! :)!

    1. Yay for Eternity, Sharon. I’ve worn it for 25+ years.

  7. Thank you, everyone, for your nice comments!

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