We were on vacation last week and the hubs graciously gave me a little play money to go to the thriftore. I was on the hunt for frames I could fix up and repurpose,a nd came upon this cool tray:
Its had a nice wood frame, cool handles, and a nice glass top, but had a hideous and boring insert that needed to go!
I get it home and take off the backing, which was clearly just some piece of thin cardboard someone has cut to fit the tray, which when I turned it over I found this:
Someone had cut up this GORGEOUS movie poster (just wait, it gets more interesting) to use as the BACKIGN for this ugly brown piece of paper with a triangle on it! Who was this person? Oh if I could give them a good, stern talking-to.
My husband (who is in the know about these sorts of things) looked at it and confirmed it was in fact a lithograph, and I looked up the stamping “Lithographed in the USA by the HC Milner Litho Co NY”, and found out this neat info about the lithograph company.
I also looked up the movie, and while I couldnt find a specific listing of this lithograph anywhere, I surmised it was circa 1930 when the film came out. So how cool is that? I wasnt able upon a quick search, to figure out what this gorgeous thing would have been worth if this goofball hadnt cut it up to make it the tray backing, but its sort of a moot point as it is damaged.
But its just so gorgeous and such a neat find that I decided to clean up the tray and put it in its rightful place as the beautiful decor that it is. I know it isnt perfect, but hey, neither am I. And what a fun story for 50 cents!
Happy Thrifting, ladies!
I am so excited to be linking up with Creatively Living for Tell it To Me Tuesdays, Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursday and Mrs. Olson at Share your Cup Thursdays!