Those who frequent Whispering Woods Gallery know that we love to frame vintage items. It seems as if there is always a vintage item in the shop in the process of being framed. Framing vintage helps preserve the past and makes a unique presentation for your home or office. Vintage also makes a thoughtful gift.
We recently framed six vintage tire advertisements for a local tire company. Each one was a little different but kept the same basic format of a simple black frame with a mat. We know that they will look great in the office and will delight clients and employees.
Are you looking for a something from the past? Let us know and we can direct you in the right direction. One of our favorite places is Golden Nugget Flea Market in Lambertville NJ. Also you might check out Brown Bros Auction in Buckingham. Also the Allentown Paper Show held twice a year for a two day show has much more than paper. You can spend all day browsing posters, trinkets , cameras and small antique items. If you like to buy online Ebay and Etsy are great if you know what you want. Also be sure to check out our vintage postcards from our Etsy shop, “Greetings From Susan,” 24/7. We are happy to help you with your upcoming project. Feel free to call us at 215-364-4321.
Welcome to Whispering Woods Gallery’s series of vintage photo projects. Every day in April we are featuring a custom framed vintage photo project from our shop.
Today’s project dates back to 1910. We framed three very dear items for Mary of Holland, Pa. The Chicago Kindergarten College certificate and photograph had been previously framed and had sadly suffered damage due to improper framing materials. We scanned the photo, fixed the imperfections digitally and made a new copy for this project. We used the original certificate, covering the discoloration with the oval mat. We sewed the ring to the backing board so if needed, it would be in it’s original condition.
The frame’s pattern mimics the flourishes of the Copperplate pen and ink writing. The warm tones of the mat and frame work well with the three items. Having a three dimensional object in the frame makes the project come alive. Do you have an idea? We are happy to help! Stop by the Gallery to see similar projects.