Friday, August 30, 2013


SURPRISE! One of my former students stopped by this afternoon, Jesse Roles has moved to Denver and it was great to see him. I was Jesse's teacher in 5 th Grade. AMAZING 20 or so years later, I haven't changed, missing a my mustache that's it! Jesse on the other hand looks a lot different...
 Taller for sure........

Family History

Frame your family history, or go collect some history at the local antique shop. This old blueprint is just one example of something you can have custom framed to become a conversation piece in your home.

Beware of falling cows..........

While traveling this long weekend, please beware when you come to this sign that a cow may fall on you...............

Thursday, August 29, 2013

All around us!

All around us there is "art" just waiting to be framed. These vintage seed packets are a great examples of ordinary items you can have custom framed to decorate your walls.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


A close-up photo of shattered glass looks like a cool piece of contemporary art. Coordinating mats and frame turn this into a great conversation piece.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013



We framed this large copy of the DENVER POST for a 90 year old gentleman's birthday. It is the front page from August 3, 1923 the day that he was born. He is still a practicing Attorney here in Denver and his colleagues had this framed as a birthday gift to hang in his office.

Hand Made Beaded Beveled Leather Mirror on SALE!

Hand Made Beaded Beveled Leather Mirror on SALE!  This mirror was made in Peru and it is beautiful, in perfect condition, it is 32 "W X 44"

Last week for Jim Disney

This is Jim Disney's last week as my "Featured Artist" please stop by and see Jim's work.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Trend Watch: Insects

Trend Watch: Insects

Peruvian Butterfly Frames, we have them and they are beautiful! These butterflies are raised in butterfly frames in the Amazon Jungle. Once they reproduce and grow big and beautiful and their Lifecyle is complete, they are collected by the framers and placed in these frames.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Buttons in a frame?

This collection of buttons looks fabulous framed in an elegant shadowbox. The same type of framing can be done with coins, stamps, matchbooks and many other things. Custom framing protects, preserves and presents your special treasures.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Santa Arrives

New Hand Carved Santa Arrived this week!

Canvas Kudos

Canvas Kudos illustrator lezleelliott is getting married and her 'Leopard Party' design is perfect for #bachelorette #parties! We  it!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Right Combination

Choosing the right combination of mats and frames makes a huge difference in their appearance and their longevity.

Thursday, August 22, 2013




Halloween is around 70 days away, why not get those Vintage pieces on the wall.

Hang board games

Hang board games on the play room wall (no glass front in frame) with a baggie on the back to hold pieces! Take down and play when you want!

Great Art just doesn't happen

On the shoulders of a friend, great art is possible

Monday, August 19, 2013

Children's Artwork

When is children's art just art? When parents see the worth in it, and realize they have a connection to this artist. You don't need a Rembrandt or a Picasso, frame them right and you will treasure these pieces always, and they look amazing!

Custom framing allows you to match up your favorite art and frames, for a one-of-a kind, custom look.

Custom framing allows you to match up your favorite art and frames, for a one-of-a kind, custom look. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Coolest Witch ever!

Coolest Witch ever arrived last week! "Dancing on the Moon" is an Automata piece, when you turn the handle she twirls around and her black cat jumps up and down and twirls around, $1,300. No Shipping, in store pick up only!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

New Santa arrives!

Santa Wall Plaque

Tom Harris

11" Tall X 5.25" Wide X 2.5" Thick

Original wood carving


Happy Weekend

New Art!

I have some new art by a great local artist Todd Perkins, I have this piece here in the shop "World Traveler." Todd is giving away one of his piece, go to his Facebook page "Todd Perkins Art" and click "LIKE" for a chance to win!


Entirely encased with plates from all over the world, this incredibly unique and one of a kind piece was created for that person who loves to travel or who has always wanted to travel the world. Take a piece of history from several countries while you make this conversation piece part of your own history.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Foundry Collection

Beautiful with casual outdoor portraits in the Foundry collection frames, come see us!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Take a look!

Custom framed art can create beautiful focal points throughout
 your home and workplace. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bandolier Santa

Santa returns! I sold this Bandolier Santa 17 years ago, he showed up on Ebay last week, he had been living in Tuson, AZ. One of us is showing our age, YIKES!

Frame a map!

Another great idea! You can turn anything into art! For example, take a look at how this great map transforms into artwork with the magic of custom framing! Why not frame a map of your favorite place for that extra special touch?!

Jim Disney

Jim Disney still has several pieces for sale, and even a couple of originals, stop by today!

A shelf will do.............

Not all framed art needs to be hung, a shelf can work just fine, thank you!

Summer Photos

As summer winds down, take a look through all of the photos you took these past few months. Choose your favorites and have them custom framed.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One of my Santas!

Ther Bandolier Santa by Rodney Leeseberg

Thank you Ron Ransom!

 Ron Ransom Woodcarver and his Santas. I bought Ron's book Santa Carving in 1998 and carved Santas for 20 years. I heard from Ron again yesterday, he is now 85 and teaching his last woodcarving class in North Carolina this Fall. This book started a hobby that brought such joy to my life, that I just wanted to say Thank You to Ron. I hope everyone finds their inner creativity and allows it to come forward.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Smaller Pieces

To ensure that your smaller pieces of art or special photos get the attention they deserve, choose larger, bolder frame designs. It's a great way to make them look as important as they are.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Double Rainbow

Yesterday after the storm a double rainbow over Denver.

Old French Letters

Love this idea for a gallery wall, old French letters framed in small gold frames.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Baby's Buttons

Saving the buttons form your baby's clothes or children's clothes make for a wonderful framed keepsake after they have grown up.

Mimic patterns

A carefully chosen frame can mimic shapes in your picture. In this case the scallop pattern at the outside edge of the frame has a similar look to the mounds of sand in the photograph.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kitchen Art

Kitchen Art, a great idea go to the Etsy store and check out the new art, including the kitchen series above. For 10% off your order, use the code “7thHouseReader” at checkout!

Hang Artwork with NO holes in the wall!

Hang Art without drilling holes in to the wall.  As the directions on the package said to do, first clean the surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol (the package specifically says to not use any other household cleaners). Use five strips on the back of each frame. The package says you only have to use four sets for this size frame, but  five just in case. Though now that you can see how good they hold (which is like super duper well), four sets might have be just fine. The concept of the Command Strips is pretty smart when you think about it!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Halloween Lamp

New, but old...antique lamp mad from old oil can and strainer, $238. + S/H


Bigger is better!

When framing art on canvas, large scale mouldings often look good. This frame combines burl veneer with gold and black ornamentation so it coordinates with a variety of elements in the art.

Monday, August 5, 2013

More than one way..........

There is more than one way to frame any piece of art. You should always make choices to enhance the appearance of the art, with other factors being your personal taste and what looks best with your decor. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I think she likes it!

We have GLITTER frames, I think she likes it!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Candle anyone?

I have a new fun piece to go with you Witch collection, the "Scared Candle" Original papermache piece on a vintage candle.  Haven't started your Witch collection, well then here is you first one.  The Witch is an original woodcarving by Greg Guedel.