Garage sales, thrift stores, junk bins and your own attic. That's where you can always find the best stuff! I have had my eye out for frames lately since I have a disproportionate amount of wall space to framed artwork. An old frame became the new home for French farmer's almanac pages from the 30's and a paper crane I made to put on the front door of our Parisian closet we lived in so Jay would know which UN-numbered paint-peeling door was ours.
They say good design lies in the details. Whomever "They" are, I agree! That is why I always strive to bring well made, hand finished fabrics to my lamp shade clients. One of my favorites being the London made, Designers Guild prints. Color saturated silks and linens printed with bold botanicals, painterly sketches and hand finished particulars.