Sherry, Thanks for your nice comments - our door is always open! Where will you be visiting in Wisconsin? If you need recommendations on sites or other framers to visit, just drop me a PM or Email before next August.Sherry Lee said:...If all goes well, I will be there next August to see it first hand - with several Wisconsonite friends in tow!!...
I have an Electronic and Bristle board in the basement and currently play on a Darts League on Thursday nights - Cricket this year, so probably don't nee another in the back room, although this is a good idea John.RoboFramer said:Love this fly-on-the-wall stage by stage stuff - fabulous premises. So - where's the dart board going?
Anne... this was getting to be an issue! We were pretty creative up until this past year and we were honestly dreading the bi-annual fire inspectors poking their heads in for a check - You're looking at the 1,920 sq/ft storage area in that one photo - we're adding two more storage cabinets and moulding bins this week into this room.AnneL said:Wow, John, no kidding you needed to move! How the heck did you get all that inventory into your current place and still have room to move!
Indeed Russ,Grey Owl said:You may have already covered this, and I missed it but:
1. Are you doing any special promotion for customers to make sure they know you have moved?
I doubt if we'll have or need any signage at the old location.2. Is the old landlord willing to have signage about your new location up for a few months?
Wish they sold these in the UK! - We haven't enough space for all our samples. Of course we are probably in the minority in the UK as we have just moved to offering 95% of our stock - over 1000 profiles as CHOP, most framers work by length over here.Triangle. Evald Moulding in Watertown, WI sells them. I have one 5 spinner unit in my shop. Don't have room for more than that but wish I did. I could definitely use more display space.
You won't believe this, but Sarah took in an order yesterday, Monday even though we are closed.Grey Owl said:...Let us know what your first new order is!...
Thanks Rick,Rick Granick said:Congratulations on the successful move......P.P.S. Do you have any close-ups of those pillows shown in the soaps-and-lotions photo? They look nice.
Thanks Jan,janetj1968 said:This is truly beautiful..and very well orchestrated....
I was sentimental towards my old place too..but now my only regret is not moving sooner.
Barb,Barb Pelton said:Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing--
I'm especially envious of your gift wrap station....
Russ, Please do stop in if you are anywhere nearby...and this invitation is open to all Grumblers as well. Our doors are always open.Grey Owl said:Thank you. Words can't convey what you have done. The pictures help tell your story.
The next time I'm in Appleton, I will definitely stop by.
It's still taking shape and although not much artwork was hung in the first week, but it's coming together, as we learn the layout of our new home. You'll find that we don't have a defined "gallery" area, but mix our framed artwork into our displays of home decor and gifts, which can relate to the environment where the buyers will be hanging it when they get home.Bandsaw said:...You don't seem to have a gallery area and little of framed art for sale. I notice a print bin with a few items in it. You don't have art supplies or displays of interest to artists...
Like many custom framers we really frame a gamut of things and do see a large amount of original art, photography, canvas and needleart as well as sports collectibles and jerseys. I would answer your question by responding that the main framing interest of our clientel is great framing...regardless.Bandsaw said:I often find frame shops with a theme of things they frame - needle art, posters, canvas prints, photography, originals, and so on whereas you don't seem to. Is your shop positioned in any way? What is the main framing interest of your clientel?
We will have to revisit this, and I do like your online presentation of the Keep Calm poster - We sold the first batch that we got from the UK and haven't restocked. With our Anglo roots and this past year's economic environment - we still love the message! Indeed I will PM you.Kirstie said:... How is your Keep Calm poster selling? We are selling them in all colors and are buying direct from the UK. One seller is a lot less than the other. PM me for details if needed.