Fun stuff 2017-05

Everybody needs his memories.  They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.  ~Saul Bellow

Extreme Camping Anyone???!

Many Albertan’s go camping – we just hope they are careful & don’t take too many chances!

 Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.



Around the Nook 2017-05

Our wagon display is a changin!

We have been working hard on our wagon display so drive-bys get a bit of a reaction – enjoy it if you drive by!
Mom’s day has since gone by and our spring flower display has given way to our salute to ALL THINGS HOCKEY especially with all the grueling playoffs going on – NHL Stanley Cup, the WHL Memorial Cup etc etc.
****Also- if you have any great ideas please let us know – a few people have dropped off some props that we subsequently used in the display – it was awesome!!

Multi-sided – Framing 101

Not Just One-sided!

While most people seem to frame flat pieces of paper, seems to me the real precious things we would like to re-member are the 3 dimensional items. WE frame a lot of these in what are typically called shadowboxes. Shadowboxes are great for showing the 3 rd dimension, but they don’t really show the back side of paraphernalia that really has that added dimension. Hey – the back side might be better than the front!

There are a few ways that you can really show the best of all sides of the item.

  1. You can show the other side by using a mirror behind the object. This works well if there is no text on the back.
  2. You can show all sides by encasing in a glass box or dome – works great with say a signed football
  3. You can show the front and back by using a double sided frame which is particularly suited for double sided flat items like posters or newspapers or stained glass in front of a window.

Wanna see both sides? Just give us a call  – we have lots of solutions.

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He Came a long ways to frame very special baseball memorabilia!

What we have been working on lately:

We get some real challenges at times! Craig from the Fort MacMurray area brought in a box full of sport memorabilia from the Toronto Blue Jays Golden Years, it was far too much to fit into one frame, so we split it into a few frames. Craig wanted to keep all the items in original condition so we needed to use a lot of creative mounting techniques! We inlaid the particular year into the matting as an inlay using all the traditional Blue Jays colours. You can click on the link to see the video of Craig & his experience with us as his Custom Picture Framer of Choice!