Bringing You Frames from Europe: Nellie's Annual Buying Trip
There is a list I’ve been keeping for a while. It’s a list of all the people who have offered to carry my luggage in order to join in on the annual buying trip abroad. It’s a very long list. It is a great opportunity and I feel honored to visit the best European picture frame moulding manufacturers and select amazing items to bring back for the store. I would love to take everyone on the list with me, but alas, the travel budget does not allow.
This year's trip began in Venice. I find the best way to wrestle jet-lag and acclimate oneself is by way of a nice plate of risotto. Properly stuffed silly, we began the factory tours.
We saw great new on-trend designs. We saw designs from antiquity. We saw whole tree logs being turned into stunning picture frames. We saw machines spitting out frames for mass market. We saw the delicate creations of gold-leafing master craftsmen as they gave each stick of frame moulding their undivided attention.
Trust me when I say we selected the best and the results of our shopping adventures will be in the store later this fall. Look forward to amazing hand-finishes like the surface of the moon, sleek Danish modern whites with wood tones and unique textured profiles finished by hand to look like rusted metal.
Come in to see what’s new and be sure to enter your details in the comments section to get your name added to the “luggage list”.