Picture This: What to do with antique, thrifted finds

Our client and his wife brought in this tattered, old camp pennant they scored at a local antique shop. We worked with them to select the perfect hand-wrapped fabric mat on which to float the pennant.

The tall, dark and handsome cherry-wood frame made a lovely home for the 1918 banner, but this project presented a few challenges. The American flag had begun deteriorating in the left-hand corner of the pennant, so our framer delicately pieced those red and white stripes back together. 

 Our framer/owner, Eric, hand stitched the 61.75" by 25.5" pennant to a hand-wrapped sea-foam green fabric mat. 

Our framer/owner, Eric, hand stitched the 61.75" by 25.5" pennant to a hand-wrapped sea-foam green fabric mat. 

 Eric then carefully pieced back the frayed, fragmented American flag. 

Eric then carefully pieced back the frayed, fragmented American flag. 

 A close-up of the flag before. 

A close-up of the flag before. 

 Eric (left) and our client (right) pose with the finished product. What an awesome antique find to have framed in your home!

Eric (left) and our client (right) pose with the finished product. What an awesome antique find to have framed in your home!