Cool idea to use an older, larger, more ornate frame around smaller pictures in simple frames. Shabby Chic Ireland: Romantic Shabby Chic - Bedroom furniture Think I would prefer a mirror in this beautiful frame or maybe an oil!
Create a fabric mail sorter and hang it in a convenient spot. The version shown here was tailored for out-going letters. Adapt it for incoming mail by including big slots for envelopes and small slots for a letter opener and a box cutter (for packages).