After paying $60.00 or more to frame a place mat that Art brought back from Peru we resolved to try to at least buy artwork that cost more than the frame.
So much for that resolution!
We brought back this poster that we bought for 10 Euros in Amsterdam at the Van Gogh Museum with the idea that we would just put it in a poster frame. We brought it to Picture Plus which is a framing shop here. They were having a custom frame sale. Well.... after getting the spacer so the poster wouldn't touch the glass (Hawaiian humidity) and the custom frame (the poster was in metrics and non standard) and UV glass (Hawaiian sun) we ended up paying over $160.00 for it.
The salesperson said, "Your memories are valuable... and it would have cost $303.00 if you didn't get it on sale..."
On the plus side, the Egyptian papyrus that we bought did cost us more that $12.00 and the frame was smaller and cost more like $70.00.
AND now we've still got Art's tile set that we bought in Turkey and STILL haven't framed. Sigh...
I think we'll wait on that one.
(I've been wanting to visit you all and do some blogging but KC sleeps in my office and between her bedtimes and naptimes and playtimes and us running around on errands I haven't been able to do much blogging. My gracious! I can't even get my Sky Watch up on time. Sigh...)