Framed Rugby Jersey!

Framed Rugby Jersey!

This is an impressive piece, we framed a rugby jersey for a client recently and it turned out so nicely. We hand stitched the jersey onto a complimentary grey backing board and placed some action photos and an engraved name plate in it as well. We used a 2″ black rope motif moulding (Made in the USA!) and spaced the glass off of the jersey for protection. The finished piece measures about 35″ x 43″. Excellent!

Large Framed Maps!

Large Framed Maps!

If you are in or near Columbia SC and need some large scale custom framing done please consider Elite Framing in 5 Points. We have 20+ years experience framing and are comfortable doing items deemed “too large” to frame for some other shops. We recently framed these large maps of the SC coast for a client in the Myrtle Beach area. Each of these maps measures about 5′ tall x 3 1/2′ wide. The maps were already laminated so we forewent glass on them, thereby reducing the weight by more than half. We used a simple black 1 1/2″ moulding.

36 Star USA Flag!  Very Rare (and Very Large!)

36 Star USA Flag! Very Rare (and Very Large!)

We framed this impressive piece a few years back for a private collector. A little research informed us that the USA only had a 36 star flag for 2 1/2 years (1864-1867.) It was also a tumultuous time in our history as this time period covered parts of the Civil War and post war years. This flag is LARGE! The finished piece measures about 8′ wide by about 5′ high. We hand stitched the tattered flag with hundreds of stitches to the linen-wrapped backing board. We used a 4 1/2″ wide distressed walnut-finished moulding (Made in the USA! of course) and then had to rent a truck to deliver it and hang it, as it did not even fit into our giant Ford Expedition!

Framed Desiderata!

Framed Desiderata!

This wonderful poem from the 1920s has been printed on heavy paper and we framed it to hang in a client’s home. We used a neutrally colored linen mat with a drab olive inner mat and a rustic silver hand-finished Italian moulding, 2 1/4″ wide with a graceful sloping shape. The overall effect is one of elegance while still feeling “old.” This piece measures about 16″ x 24″ and will be a nice accent piece.

The text reads, “Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” -Max Ehrmann, 1927

Framed Woodcut!

Framed Woodcut!

Check out this fantastic print from a woodcut by Greenville, SC artist Kent Ambler! Some great lines in this image of Pine Warblers (in a pine tree, naturally) seemingly hiding from what appears to be a swallow overhead. (Do swallows attack cut little pine warblers?) We matted it in a complimentary white and used a museum style clean black frame on it. This piece measures about 35″ x 35″.

Cool Frames!

Cool Frames!

We dig these! Some assorted shots of some cool frame corners.

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

This is an interesting piece we framed. It is made from an actual box of chocolates so we framed it in a black shadowbox. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sports Awards!

Sports Awards!

Check out these neat awards given recently by Heathwood Hall to some deserving athletes. We did the framing of them and the posters were printed by Columbia’s own The Half and Half.

College of Charleston Diploma Frame!

College of Charleston Diploma Frame!

Seemingly as large as the Declaration of Independence (and with as many signatures!) College of Charleston Diplomas command respect. The sheer size requires larger scale mats and frames than do smaller diplmas and certificates. Luckily for us Southwinds Moulding (in Columbia SC!) offers graduated sizes of their popular mouldings. We used a triple mat on this one, with parchment colored top mat and black and gold accent mats. In some ways a college diploma IS a declaration of independence?

Christo and Jeanne-Claude signed “The Gates” Poster!

Christo and Jeanne-Claude signed “The Gates” Poster!

Every now and then someone will bring in something that really excites us! This poster commemorates the Central Park project of Christo and Jeanne-Claude from 2005. 7000+ fabric gates placed on the paths of Central Park is no small project! Unlike most other art projects, this one is almost impossible to conceive (unless you are Christo and Jeanne-Claude!) This large, signed poster measures about 22″ x 48″ and is framed in a thin black frame with a grey textured mat. We kept all of the components grey scale so the only colors in the package would be the saffron gates and the signatures.