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Antique Picture Frames - Proudly Display Your Cherished Photos

Aug 10, 2008
Some people look down on mass produced products, but mass production is not necessarily a bad thing. It allows us to buy the products we want at affordable prices. And it makes sure those products are generally available when and where we need them. But some things are just better hand made, and that's why antiques actually seem to be gaining in popularity.

Antique picture frames fall into this category. If you really want to show off your cherished photographs or pieces of art, these frames will do so in a way that a mass produced frame will not be able to. You're not only protecting those pictures, you're making them look better, and calling attention to them.

Try it at your own home. Display a picture in a store bought frame and while it may look nice, if you display that photo in an antique frame it will have an entirely different feel. You may not be able to explain it, but without a doubt you will notice it.

Do you have a picture of your great grandfather displayed somewhere in your home? How much meaning would that picture have if it was displayed in a frame that he once owned, or maybe even one he made?

Now not everybody has a frame like this. In that case, imagine that photo in a frame made from the same time period. All of a sudden you have something more than a picture with a border around it. Looking at it, you'll feel as if the photo and frame were made for each other. The eyes of you and your guests will be drawn to it. And you'll love hearing the comments you are sure to receive.

Now let's talk for a second about quality. Sure there are frames made today that are handmade and of tremendous quality. I'm hardly one of those people who think everything "back in the day" was made better. But with antique frames you know you are getting something made with pride and quality.

Everything was handcrafted then. And a true artist could provide spectacular detailing. Look closely and you'll see it. Like we said, there are still frame makers today that can provide great quality, but as we mentioned, quality is not the only reason to go with an antique. It's just one of many.

But as with everything else, there's a catch. And in this case, the catch is generally the price. Some people think they probably can't afford a true antique. And the fact is, that these frames can be quite costly. More than once I've gone into an antique store and almost fainted when I turned over the price tag. And that hold true whether you are looking at a wood frame, or one made of silver or gold.

At this point you may think you have two options. You can either give up your search or pull out your credit card thinking that this is your only chance to get the antique you want. But both options are bad choices. Instead, you should look around both in your local area and online. If you're patient and persist, you can likely get the frame you want at a price that's more within your budget.

And when that happens, go ahead and buy it. Bring it home or have it shipped to you. Then display that favorite photograph and right away you'll see the difference.

Your guests and family members will notice the difference as well.
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