The specialists at Mr. Frame It take pride in preserving and enhancing memories in all of their physical embodiments—from artworks and photographs to prized sports souvenirs. They draw on more than 1,000 samples from brands such as Larson-Juhl to create custom frames that either serve as focal points or blend in with room decor. In addition to encasing children’s artwork and family portraits, the staff stretches canvases, mounts mirrors, and builds shadow boxes to house awards and first-edition time-share brochures.
Jacksonville Magazine informs the population of Florida's largest city with five publications that cover a wide gamut of content, including local news, economic issues, notable restaurants, wedding planning, and influential residents. The flagship magazine arrives monthly to enlighten subscribers about the happenings in their city; recent features include an assessment of the care provided at local hospitals, an evaluation of local schools, and a guide to local lounges for those who enjoy late-night revelry or reviewing different barstools. The bimonthly 904 magazine keeps readers abreast of the region's continued economic growth, the business moguls driving the city, as well as topics including personal finance, business travel, and networking.
Home magazine grants readers a glossy-paged window into the city's best examples of interior design, gardening, and other domestic exploits. Each annual edition of Taste amasses menus from more than 250 local restaurants, and installments of Bride boast bountiful information on cake makers, honeymoon destinations, and safety tips for hosting nuptials inside erupting volcanoes.
For more than 25 years, the experienced art and design consultants at Framing Establishment and Fairfax Gallery have been guiding customers as they select from a collection of more than 5,000 frames. Hand-carved, leafed, and metal picture huggers come customized to fit any image or memento, all of which the gallery picks up, delivers, and installs for free throughout the continental United States. Customers can give cherished images the treatment they deserve with custom mouldings from a variety of manufacturers, plus trimmings such as gold and wooden frames, mat accents, and foam-core backings.
Visiting customers can peruse the store’s gallery of local and Florida artists, gorging eyes on a feast of contemporary and traditional landscapes, still-life works, and sculptures. Artists can also be commissioned to craft custom artwork, helping gussy up a drab wall or take the place of a broken windshield.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (most 24x36 pieces start at $50). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Walking into Things Very Special Stationer, located on Jacksonville’s south side, is like stepping back into a time when handwritten letters, exquisite writing instruments and beautifully embossed stationery was all the rage. The bright fuchsia building is a welcome respite and once inside, customers will yearn to write longhand on a piece of silken stationery or decorative card. The shop is teeming with tables and displays of colorful fine stationery, cards, invitations and all possible special writing needs from pens to unique gifts. Patrons can order invites for a special occasion like a wedding, or something more casual like a graduation party. Things Very Special has been in business for decades and the staff is always there to help couples pick and order just the right wedding invitations, all while understanding budget, styling and time constraints.
The staff at Barnett's has been conserving the artwork of others with custom-made frames since 1951. Using molding that ranges in intricacy from plain black borders to the gold-leaf-trimmed arabesques of a Louis XIII–style frame, framers cut enclosures to fit paintings, family treasures, valuable artwork, jerseys, and flags. Then they choose from an inventory of acid-free mats and conservation glass to sandwich art into its hermetic new home. Owner Drew Derrick-Bisbee's traditional art training, meanwhile, helps him when he’s restoring damaged frames and art, undoing destruction caused by water, fire, or a gaggle of teething babies. Barnett's showroom is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.