Sunday, April 19, 2009
This week the May editions of Decor Magazine and PFM (Picture Framers Magazine) started hitting peoples mailboxes and our email boxes and phone started ringing! Alas, our copies were delayed due to the post office forwarding our mail from our recent move, but we new the Wizard International ads were published! We had taken photos and worked on content a few months ago and the actual publication date had slipped up on us with all the excitement and long hours following our move to our new shop.
The ads looked really cool and thanks to everyone who has sent us a note or called. Fame, it is SOOOOO fleeting.....now back to cutting some mats (on the Wizard, of course!)
Monday, April 13, 2009
I have been silent on the blog for the past few weeks, as we have really been focused on making the move from Broadway over to the new shop on Versailles Road. Mike and I had really become weary of dealing with contractors that never show up or do lackluster work, expenses much higher than projected and delay upon delay! One person that never disappointed us was Nickolay, our carpenter from the Ukraine, who worked all winter without running water and only one working plug in and a strip heater with a squirrel cage fan for warmth! When we apologized to Nick he would always say, "Michael, Michael, I have worked in Siberia at 60 below zero....Its OK, Michael." Nick and Mike have developed quite a rapport; however it is I that runs the sometimes "charades-like" game of figuring out the English word for what Nick wants to tell a story about. We have grown very fond of Nick, Vacilly and Arture, who are now are good friends.
But the best news is that we are about two weeks into living in our new space and we love it! The space is open, bright and clean. Its a wonderful work environment for displaying, designing and framing up beautiful art. We can't wait to show off every inch of it to our clients and friends. So if you find yourself driving down Versailles Road, near the intersection with Red Mile Road, please stop in and take a tour! (you can click on our website for a map)
We have several things in house that's new, including our OVER SIZE dry mount press that will mount items as large as 4 foot x 8 feet! We also have two new lines of classic mouldings, one called "Biltmore for the Home" that have a wonderful classic, aged look. The other line is a hand crafted custom leather line of frames by House of Mercier, available in two to six inch profiles, with intricate hand work. For the outrageous, we have a new line from Lousiania that is made from reclaimed tin roofing, punched ceilings and painted wood salvaged and re-purposed into frames! Come check it out!
We will have an open house later this spring, when we recover from the move, but come on by! Mike and Letha