The artistic outliners at Frugal Frames ensure photos, paintings, and posters look their most attention-grabbyest with complementary matting, glass, and custom or ready-made frames. They stock materials from exotic locations, enabling clients to find the perfect components for outlining wall-ready paintings of fruit bowls or handwritten letters from telemarketers apologizing for dinner interruptions. The versatile framers can even add flair to flat-screen TVs with frames, adding a touch of class to each Saturday morning cartoon-watching session.
The bilingual team of thread washers at Sno White Cleaners wields chemical cleaning agents to deterge delicate duds and press body-swathing garments into crease-free outfits. Extirpate coffee stains from a pair of pants ($5) or ketchup-made scarlet Hs from shirts ($2.25). Or, have suit coats ($5) and suits ($10–$12) cleansed of a new-money smell or old-money gold chipping. Like monarchism, Sno White Cleaners has been in business for 35 years.
Named Favorite Dry Cleaner by Modesto Bee readers in 2010, Del Rio Cleaners wins fans by treating attire and bedding using earth-friendly products and processes. The stain-busting staff can re-crisp men's shirts ($2.60) and refresh cozy sweaters ($7). Two-piece suits ($12.70) receive an extra dose of dapper, and freshness retires to bed following the thorough cleaning of comforters ($25), bedspreads ($23.75), and over-counted sheep. Legs can swing free and easy beneath rejuvenated dresses ($10.25), snuggle inside newly cleaned pants ($5.75), or envy arms ensconced in jackets ($6.25). Free of petroleum and air contaminants, the GreenEarth process cleans clothes without harming the air, water, or other colors' feelings.
Photographer Laura thinks of photos not as keepsakes or freeze frames, but as the doorways to memories, made immune to the ravages of time. She captures her clients’ life-altering events on film, providing them a way to step into their own past and remember growing up, getting married, giving birth, and raising a family. She organizes her online photo gallery with such descriptors, a glimpse of the entire cycle of human existence in one drop-down menu. After taking shots, she transforms pixels into both prints and retouched digital images, depending upon client preference.