There are so many things you can do with picture frames. They don't have to be your standard run of the mill hang on the wall sort of thing. Thistle & Poppy picture frames aren't standard because there are so many sassy shapes and styles, but there are many other uses for picture frames too! Even your most plain jane picture frame can be used for something out of the ordinary.
We have been working on a number of different client picture frames that are intended for "untraditional" uses. We worked our buns off the past few weeks on some enormous frames for a wedding. Both frames will be used to display signage in the reception hall. The bride also had us make a custom shaped 'here comes the bride' sign for the ring bearer to carry. We never would have thought picture frames and weddings went together other than as gifts. But this appears to be a happening thing! We've even had frames used as place cards at weddings and bridal showers. The picture frames are displayed on tiny tiny little easels with each persons name on them - how cute! Tiny frames are also great wedding favors! Haven't you had enough of lame wedding gifts? Give your guests something they actually want to keep and can actually use! We've also made hanging specialty frames for the bride and grooms chairs.
On another note, obviously we've made frames for photographers, but some of our professional photographer clients have actually been using our picture frames as props. We've seen 'em in children's portraits in which the kids hold frames nearly the size of them. It adds a very cool visual element to the photo and looks totally rad when framed in a coordinating picture frame. Our custom shape frames with specialty inserts are also popular among wedding photographers. Since we can print a phrase on wood and then frame it, photographers are loving that they can customize their props specifically for their clients. Our clients often purchase the hanging frames for both the bride and groom to hold for some of their wedding portraits.
And by the way, you don't always have to frame pictures in frames. Mirrors, buillten boards, dry erase boards, random household items - anything! frame it all. Fancify those boring everyday items!
Coming soon, Thistle & Poppy dry erase boards! And you can believe that it will not be your typical white board. Expect something totally gorgeous!