Ready for Christmas

Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed

Surprise Your Holiday Host with a Custom Framed Gift!

Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, this holiday season will not resemble any other in recent memory. Holiday parties will most likely be limited – just a small group of close friends or family. Small gatherings can be wonderful because you can spend more quality time with the people you love…a welcome change from social distancing and quarantines.

Your holiday host has put in time and effort to make this gathering a success, and you want to show your appreciation and gratitude. Custom Framing can make a wonderful gift, so you don’t have to show up to the party empty-handed. Whether you need a host/hostess gift, or your family is doing a traditional holiday gift exchange, framing a memory is a thoughtful, personal gift idea.

Frame A Memory

Precious pictures of the grandkids.

A pic of fun socially-distanced times you had during the year.

You’ve had some extra time this year to make small gifts. Gather them together and make a presentation that will be valued and used year after year to decorate for the holidays.

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Framing a past Christmas card is always fun, especially if it is a group photo of the host’s family.

A holiday themed print is always appreciated for holiday decorating.

An old picture of earlier times.

HOLIDAY HOURS:

Monday-Friday: 9am – 5:30 pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Closed: Christmas Day to Jan 3rd

Thank You for shopping local!!!

Delivery & Installation

This December, let us deliver your framed project! From our house, to yours, safe and sound.

Gift Wrapping

We know gift wrapping a large framed item can be challenging, so let us wrap it for you!

Bringing some homemade treats never hurts!

Need a little something extra to bring along? Here are some of our favorite cookie recipes.

What NOT to Bring:

  • Cut Flowers: A potted plant is fine, but don’t bring anything that requires immediate maintenance.
  • Cheap Wine: Noooo! Your host has gone to a lot of time and expense, so reward them!
  • Uninvited Guest: Especially if it is a sit-down dinner, don’t bring an uninvited one.
  • Your Pet: Don’t put your host on the spot by asking if you can bring Fido.

Visit Our Gift Shop

Oh no! You forgot a gift and you need one last-minute. We do have some framed art – but – the best deal is probably giving a Gift Certificate – available in any amount!

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Float Frames For Stretched Canvas

FLOAT FRAMES

A Versatile Frame Moulding For Stretched Canvas

Have you seen these frames and wondered what they are used for? They are called Float Frames. Instead of the frame sitting on top of your art, a float frame rests under your art. It is a frame designed to lay behind a painting or stretched art to make the art appear as if it were ‘floating’ within the frame.

Why would you use a float frame? Float Frames:

  • Allow the viewer to see the sides of a canvas
  • Give stability to a canvas and prevent warping
  • Can appear minimal or invisible
  • Are available in a variety of colors, sizes and materials

Sometimes you need to raise the art above the frame.

You can also add a frame within a frame for a dramatic, multi-dimensional effect.

Traditionally float frames are used to rest behind a stretched canvas. It gives a clean, contemporary look.

A float frame is more versatile than you would imagine.

Using a float frame can be a great way to add another frame to your moulding stack, leave a visual distance between your art & frame, extend the depth of the moulding for shadowboxes, or add character to your framing. We’d be happy to show you our float frame collection!

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOURS:

Monday-Friday: 9am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Closed: Dec 24 to Jan 3

We will be accepting new Christmas gift projects well into December, however IT IS BEST TO START YOUR FRAMING AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to be sure everything gets done in time! It usually takes 2-3 weeks to have your custom framed project complete but we will also try to get the last minute RUSH jobs completed for you.

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

We would love to deliver and install your new floated frame or Christmas project. Ask us for details.

Gallery Wrap Vs. Traditional Stretch

With traditionally stretched canvases, the fabric is wrapped around shallow stretcher bars (plain wood frame) and secured to the sides. The edges are unpainted and staples are visible. The canvas is usually intended to be framed before presentation. The shallow depth ensures the canvas can fit inside normal frames.

With a gallery wrap, the fabric is wrapped all the way around the edges and secured to the backside of the stretcher bars. Edges are painted and finished; no mounting methods or staples are visible.

When using a float frame, the depth of the stretcher bars is a matter of preference, based on the look you want. Ask us about your options. Either way, when using a float frame, it is best to have the edges painted (even if it is painted black) since a little edge will show.

Small businesses are at the core of every successful community. Local businesses need your support now more than ever. Shop small on Saturday, November 28th.

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