More Vintage Deli Posters!

More Vintage Deli Posters!

And these are LARGE! The DSHS Hogie Sub poster is 48″ wide! The are hand-painted by Columbia artist Yates Blevins in the 60s and 70s. The Brown Moose poster is 40″ wide, too! We used 2″ wide contemporary hand-finished Italian frames on these beauts.

Gamecock Great Syvelle Newton Framed Jersey!

Gamecock Great Syvelle Newton Framed Jersey!

You’ve heard it here before…. we LOVE our Gamecocks! And #13 was one of the greats! He did it all, offense and defense. Syvelle Newton is one of only six players in “The “600 Club,” for passing, rushing and receiving 600+ yards in a college career. The Gamecocks may not have another two-way player for a long time, if ever! We framed Syvelle’s game worn 2005 Independence Bowl Jersey. We used black matting and a black and gold rope motif frame, made here in Columbia SC USA!

Vintage Deli Adverts!

Vintage Deli Adverts!

A local deli recently dug out some old adverts (how many years has it been since an STP was $2.10??) These art boards are hand painted on thick card-stock, they are in surprisingly good shape. We used a contemporary black and grey Italian frame and went all Art Deco on this project. To keep the sizes smaller, we used hidden spacers to keep the glass off of the art. Each piece measures about 13″ x 19″ and they will hang together horizontally.

Funky Chicken Pair!

Funky Chicken Pair!

We recently had Ernest paint a pair of chickens specifically for an auction at Columbia’s Hammond School. He used the school colors and even included a little “H” on the chests of the Funky Chickens! We even think those are blue pompoms at the ends of the arms of the lady chicken! (Or Big Hands You Know You’re The One?) We framed this dapper pair in a distressed black Italian Olive Wood hand-finished moulding. The textures of the Folk Art are mimicked by the textures of the frame!

Funky Chicken! Ernest Lee Jumps

Funky Chicken! Ernest Lee Jumps

We got a kick out of framing this one recently. Ol’ Ernest Lee has painted this fun chicken. A bit skinnier and smaller than his normal sizes, this one only measures about 5″ wide. We framed it in one of the few frames we’ve found that really works with this type Folk Art, a thin distressed black moulding (hand-finished Italian!) JUMP! Come see more artwork by Ernest Lee the Funky Chicken at Elite Framing in Columbia’s Five Points Shopping District.

Dynamic Fish Print by Randall McKissick!

Dynamic Fish Print by Randall McKissick!

This wonderful piece by Randall McKissick depicts a Miniatus Grouper. We matted and framed it in warm browns, greys and blacks to blend with the background colors and accentuate the red gill of the fish. The overall size of this framed piece is about 30″ x 17″ (image is about 20″ x 7″) Visit Randall’s site for more beautiful images by one of SC’s most talented visual artists.

Antique Cross Stitches!

Antique Cross Stitches!

A customer found these old cross stitches at her Grandma’s house and we popped them out of the old frames and put them in some old looking new frames! We used a ticked linen matting and hand finished Italian mouldings. They turned out so nicely! And would you look at all of the colors and textures that these frames come! These little things measure about 14″ x 16″.

Angel Oak Photograph, Stunning!

Angel Oak Photograph, Stunning!

This sepia-toned photograph of the Angel Oak in Charleston was just begging for some warm brown tones. We obliged by using two tones of brown suede mats and a 2″ hand-finished distressed Italian mocha brown contoured moulding. (for those of you keeping score at home that was seven adjectives used for the frame!) The finished piece measures about 26″ x 18″.

Original Photography by Amy Lesesne!

Original Photography by Amy Lesesne!

It always helps when your photographer is also an artist at heart. Too few people know the difference between a snapshot and a photographic work of art. We dig the stylings and compositions of SC artist and photographer Amy Barwick Lesesne. If you are in the SC lowcountry and are looking for a photographer consider her. Check out her website at www.amylphotography.com

Framed Tiles!

Framed Tiles!

Having received these little tiles recently we decided to frame them instead of leaving them laying about! (We’re framers… we frame things.) We used a 7/8″ Italian hand-finished distressed black olive wood frame and left it without glass. Each tile measures 4 1/4″ square making the whole framed piece about 14″ x 10″. These tiles were crafted by local artist (and math wizard) Caroline Johnson. Lovely!