IMG_4198 Frame: Livestock Framing (c/o)

I have been on the hunt for a historic area photo to frame. This image I found from our state library – it’s Camelback Mountain (a big landmark in Phoenix) with citrus trees and the canal! You know my love for citrus farms. This photo was guessed to be taken in the 1920s. You can Google your state library and see if they offer historic state images to the public.

I wanted the image to be quick and easy, and Livestock Framing is a great one stop shop. The photography curator of a national museum once called their printer one of the best in America and Lifestock will touch up your image at no additional cost – if you want! You can upload from a smartphone photo or a digital photo, or as I did, a scanned vintage photo. Once you upload, you pick four frame colors and six sizes which makes it easy. Shipping is free too.

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Each frame is custom made, cut to order, matted, and hand assembled by artisan framers in Portland, Oregon. It arrives ready to hang with hanger and nail in two weeks or less.

I have an ultimate vision for this piece if we can one day expand our home (so many ideas, need to focus!)

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I have no method to hanging anything – usually Benjamin holds it, I stick my hand behind and hammer away and it tends to work (most of the time).

For now, I placed this frame by the door – for a great conversation starter. With my constant redecorating you may see this frame on other walls of our home so don’t be surprised. That’s what I love about decorating, just a quick swap of things you already own can make your space feel fresh as long as you stay true to your style and collect what you love.


Read my interview with Lifestock Framing on their blog – I talk about my career journey and thought process through every session.