oh my goodness, have i been meaning to post this for a long time. i really wanted to show a picture of a hanging framed birth announcement, namely rinne’s in her nursery, but that’s kind of a long story. basically i don’t know what i’m doing in that room which means i haven’t done anything since we first moved in, and why bother hanging anything if we’re just going to turn around and change it.
so here it is on the floor.
i chose a “champagne” colored frame (cross between gold and silver), a white mat with the liner pattern behind the announcement – and also added a linen stock that acts as a border between the announcement and the liner. in my opinion, it needed a little solid space between those two elements so it didn’t look busy or hard to read. you can see the layers here…
my peeps at artifacts framed it.
y’all, they are THE BEST framers in town, and definitely the best that i have ever worked with. my old architecture firm used them, and also jen (when she was a local interior designer, i miss those days!) used them too – so two picky entities with good taste gave them two thumbs up. that’s good as gold in my book. it’s a small business, and the level of personal attention that you get on each piece you frame is amazing. they don’t care if you try all 800 frame samples they have up on the walls, they will go until you find the perfect fit.
here is this piece, in progress at the store. framing is something that you just have to SEE before you commit. i actually was dead set on a gold frame when i walked in the door, but when i put it up next to everything, it looked too warm and just…off.
i have a piece getting framed there right now for the worldwide HQ – i can’t wait to get it back! here it is in the dressing room, trying on a mat. (top left won.)
and by the way – if you order your birth announcement through calliespondence, we are happy to offer you a piece of your liner paper complimentary if you’d like to frame yours in a similar way. this method would also work perfectly for a wedding invitation! i love framing stationery this way because as far as the liner pattern goes, a) you must love it if you picked it, right? and b) it all goes together as a little package with the announcement / invitation…so why not display it as such.
hope y’all have wonderful weekends!! between the masters, a sprinkle and a birthday party – we’ve got a little something for everyone going on.