Much like a butterfly collection or a loose transdimensional tesseract, a family portrait is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with this Groupon.
$45 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing and Supplies
Inventory includes wide, ornate, ready-made 11"x14" ($99) or 16"x20" ($120–$140) frames ($99), as well as large ($140) or small ($80) Auburn or Alabama stadium panoramic prints, and framed 11"x14" photographs with frame, glass, and materials (about $100).
Italy, Ireland, Taiwan, China, and Indonesia are just a few of the places that Framin' Shoppe owners Rich and Linda Bartholme source for the mouldings, glass, and mats that comprise their custom, do-it-yourself, and ready-made frames. Rich has helmed the picture-preserving emporium since the original location first opened 30 years ago, and Linda––a former Vestavia schoolteacher––joined him after she retired to help him track down the lowest-priced, highest-quality frames in the world. As members of the National Distributor Network, the couple enjoys access to special prices, allowing them to pass the savings on to their customers, artfully preserved behind museum-quality glass.
Each of Framin' Shoppe's four locations boasts a staff of expert framers ready to fit custom mouldings and mats to art of any size or help customers pin unpaid tolls on the family dog. Shadow boxes safely shroud baby shoes and sports memorabilia from the wear and tear of time, and a vast collection of art prints, original canvases, and photographs eagerly awaits adoption onto bare walls.
The Framin' Shoppe
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.