DC Map for Barbara & Jean

Barbara and Jean came to us with a beautiful antique map of the city of Washington, DC.  There were looking for a classic and way to display it that didn’t detract from the map itself and maintained the age of the piece:...
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Berlin Wall Sing for Steve

Steve and his family spent a great many years stationed in Germany.  When he brought us this piece to frame, we were very excited!  He initially said he ‘found it laying on the ground’: The plaque was obtained during the summer of 1986 from the East/West German border, in the area that fell under the responsibility of the 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, guarding the “Frontiers of Freedom”.   Inside the German border there were concrete posts, referred to as “barber striped” (Due to the black, red and gold colors) poles with the plaques attached that indicated that you...
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The MCPF Exam

The MCPF exam is a practical exam, unlike all of the certifications which come before it.  (This is not a written test.)  I received a scholarship to take the exam and was informed of this in mid January of this year.  The exam itself was set for September 27th.  In the interim, preparing for the exam required framing 4 pieces – a work on paper, a textile, a canvas and an object.  Each of these pieces needed to be framed to specifications meeting the requirements of an institution like the Smithsonian.  Here are the pieces I completed:...
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Beach Memories for Katie

Katie brought us photos from her trip to the beach along with some sand and shells and was looking for a solution for displaying them:...
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Grandmother’s Needlepoint for Barbara

Barbara came to us with a needlepoint in a tiny, beat up frame which was, unfortunately, improperly framed.  The art was stretched over cardboard and pressed directly against the glass.  When we opened the frame, I was amazed by the stretching technique:...
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Hard Rock Cafe Pin Collection for Charles

Charles travels a great deal for work and has made it a habit to stop in any Hard Rock Cafe he came upon.  He purchased a pin on each occasion.  He wanted a special display for this special collection:...
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