Day 19 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” goes back to WWII-1945. US Army combat engineer Warren Stichtenoth created this “Cannon Bunker” sketch and a local resident, Wayne Potok recently custom framed it to remember his Dad, Charles Potok.
We included original photographs with the sketch and added an engraved brass plate giving pertinent details. The combination of items worked out very nicely.
Sadly many our WWII vets are not here share their experiences. Through photos we can share history and keep their memories alive.
Day 17 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” series features a simple project that means a lot to me. This is an original photo of my grandmother Sophie with her calling card. Similar to a business card, a calling card announced your arrival when visiting. I feel honored to have this as it is a great reminder of my hard-working, determined grandmother. It’s on display at Whispering Woods Gallery.
The Larson Juhl vintage style frame is perfect for the early 1900 period of the project. The open v-groove leads you from the photo to the calling card. My choice was TruVue Museum Glass to protect from damaging UV light rays.
I know that Grandma would have approved! To see the complete series of “Vintage is Now” visit our Blog Page.
Welcome! Today’s “Vintage is Now” photo is from a 1952 wedding album. This was the matron of honor and sister of the bride and her husband. The photography is stunning showing the reflections in the mirror. We proudly display this in our shop.
The custom framing is a bit creative! It has curvy mat cuts in the solid color core matboard. The mat colors were carefully selected to blend with the tones in the photo. The shimmery Larson Juhl frame is gutsy but works well. It also comes in silver and gold and is a best seller at Whispering Woods Gallery. The TruVue Museum glass invites you right into the photo.
Whispering Woods Gallery is an award winning picture frame shop in Bucks County, PA. With 31 years of experience will we creatively frame your photos, documents and memorabilia. We hope to see you soon!
Whispering Woods Gallery offers local art and custom framing. This is a vintage Peter Keating Poster from 1986. It’s a classic and timeless. Peter Keating, an artist who lived in Bucks County in the 1970’s and 1980’s, painted beautiful rural scenes of Bucks County. We offer this poster in your choice of custom frame. It would look great in a home or office. If you are looking for local traditional art, give us a call at 215-364-4321.
Custom framing is a great way to remember your special day. Gather your favorite photographs, invitations and other mementos and we’ll create a wonderful treasure that is cherished forever. We frame wedding items old and new. We can custom frame your engagement photo, wedding portrait, invitation, ketubah, signature mat, and family photos. Choose from a wide variety of frames. Our award winning staff will come up with a design that you will enjoy for years to come.
Every year framers from all over the world gather at the West Coast Art and Frame Show in Las Vegas for five days of classes, vendor exhibits and networking to strengthen our industry. I just returned with fabulous new ideas and a few awards too.
It’s National Postcard Week and Mother’s Day week. What’s a postcard loving picture framer to do? Combine the two celebrations! Here’s a postcard from the approximate time period that Mom is standing in front of the Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.
The matting and frame have simple clean lines. Usually I will cover the edges of a photo, but I could not part with the deckled edge of this one. The red core mat board continues the fun theme from the postcard. The frame is from Larson Juhl, showing a hint of red and black wash. This will eventually be displayed….at the beach!
If you have ever visited Margate, New Jersey you probably passed by Lucy the Elephant. Built in 1881, Lucy is a six story structure that attracts thousands of visitors each year. As a framer, opportunities to frame Lucy are plentiful! Here are a few of Whispering Woods Gallery’s projects. Contact Sue for more about prints, vintage postcards and framing. 215-364-4321.
Greetings! I have been busy creating new vintage postcard items at Whispering Woods Gallery. Look below for a preview before they are offered in my Etsy shop. They are a great gift for Mom, Dad or Grad. Add a stunning “ready to go”frame and UV filtering glass for only an additional $50. Visit our shop in Holland, PA to see hundreds of your favorite places.
Greetings From Philadelphia Vintage Postcard $25
Philadelphia Zoo Vintage Postcard Matted-$25
Philadelphia Skyline and Parkway Vintage Postcard $22
Atlantic City Boardwalk Rolling Chair Vintage Postcard- $30
Temperance House Vintage Postcard $22
Philadelphia Art Museum Vintage Postcard $22
Columbus Circle and Central Park Vintage Postcard Matted $22
One of the most intriguing items at Whispering Woods Gallery is the historic map collection portal. We offer your favorite maps from all over Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Philadelphia, NJ Shore points, New York City, and all over the USA. Let’s take it a bit further. We offer over 1.6 million maps from all over the world! We offer our maps unframed but we suggest letting us frame them to look their best to last for generations. These maps are printed to your specifications. Want to give it a spin? Go to our map site to look for US Maps. Looking for a world map or something a little different? This page will let you travel the world!
One of my favorite types of vintage maps is the “Birdseye View.” These maps were made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sometimes referred as aero or panoramic views, they are non-photographic maps of cities and towns from above. See the Margate map below. Want to search for your town? Search here for “Birdseye View” maps. Just put in the state that you are interested in, to get going.
For a price quote or to order call Sue at 215-364-4321. Need this for a holiday gift? Hurry as the maps are printed just for you.
We see a lot of 70’s stitchery come in for framing. As a stitcher in the 70’s, I know it well and love it! The color palette of the stitching is usually bright, clear and cheerful but in most cases it has been poorly framed. Here is a recent project framed for Mary of Horsham. Mary was delighted and will hang it in her dining room.