Welcome to “Vintage is Now” day 26 where I feature a vintage photo of American blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan, his guitar string packets and a guitar pick. Combining a photo with objects helps to tell the story. We frequently frame signed photos of musicians, sometimes with posters and concert tickets. Many of these items are purchased on Ebay, from dealers or at auctions.
The frame was a simple black and silver Larson Juhl frame that was deep enough to accomodate the packets. Museum Glass was used to prevent glare from the black mat.
Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed at the age of 35 in a helicopter crash. We were glad to frame this meaningful collection of items from a musician that left our world too soon. We know that the owner enjoys it.
One of our favorite assignments at Whispering Woods Gallery is when we are asked to showcase 12 years of school photos. This Newtown mom saw our Whispering Woods Gallery shop sample years ago and saved each wallet size photo for both her son and daughter. This is a lovely display using a simple white mat with navy blue trim, which are the school’s colors. A simple white frame with a beaded ornamentation frames the school photos. A UV filtering glass by Tru Vue was used to help prevent fading over the years. Not only do we think this is great design but the world wide framing community thought so too! We are proud that we won a third place in the Larson Juhl Design Star contest in the Photographs catagory in January 2014 for a similar design for this graduate’s older brother. Congratulations to the Class of 2015!