Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Happy Customer

The staff at Foursided love framing budding artist's work, like this wonderful race car image picked up by this happy customer on New Year's Eve.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours all the best for a safe and fun holiday, from your friends at Foursided and Twosided! Thanks for making this holiday season one of the best - here's to even more fun in 2010!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

New & Old

Royal Wood Typewriter, $185.

Globe with wooden base, circa 1940, $140.

Corona Portable Typewriter, $105.

Replogle Toy Tin Globe, circa 1940, $89.

Perfect for the jet-setter, or wordsmith in your life, Foursided in Andersonville has new old goodies in the form of globes and typewriters. Travel the world, and write a novel about it - heck, maybe you need a globe and a typewriter. Either way, we've got you covered.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Newly Created

Four Animals, $29.

Vintage Clown Ring, $72.

Women and Men, $28 and $24, respectively.

Blue Letters, $68.

New in the gallery: amazing art from little plastic do-dads! From letters to clowns, and in between, we are framing up the fun at our Andersonville location. Check out a few of our creations above, and stop in to see even more!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Indie Rock Back In Stock!

The beloved Indie Rock Coloring Book, published by Chronicle Books, is back in stock at Twosided! It's hard to keep up with the demand for this hot little number, but at only $9.95 with all royalties going to charity we can't blame our customers for loving it so much! Get the kiddies in your life on the right track with their musical choices and solidify your "Cool Uncle/Aunt" status, or just snag it for a friend... we are pretty sure this one is fun for kids of all ages.
Rock on!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vintage Christmas Goodies

Need a little retro goodness to get you in the holiday mood? Allow us to suggest some festive goodies that will bring you that warm, fuzzy, nostalgic, holiday feeling that we all know and love! Wrap up your gifts in a cute vintage Christmas box ($12, top), or enjoy the humor in other people's holidays with these photo cards from the 1950's ($.50, bottom). You can't go wrong with the good things from Christmas past!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Newly Created

More fun letter themed pieces in our Andersonville gallery! They are great for kids' rooms, or for a fun monogram inspired gift. We made these 13 x 13 pieces from what we had lying around, but we will be happy to make you something with a letter and frame size that works with your needs. Stop in for a quote!

Monday, December 14, 2009

You've Been Framed

Here is another sample of some of our favorite frame moulding! We especially love the client piece containing a vintage label (middle) that we framed at our Lakeview location. We love framing your fun stuff so keep 'em coming!

Friday, December 11, 2009

New & Old

It's new to us, but old in years! Check out these new antiques at Foursided Andersonville

top: Victorian alphabet blocks from the late 1800's, $4.99 each.
bottom: 4' game board, $65.

ABC's and 123's have never been so fun!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Frames We Love

Check out these golden beauties from our antique found frame collection at Foursided Lakeview! The 13x15 turn of the century frame (top) retails for $145, and the guilded frame (bottom) sells for $75. Let us fit your art into a frame that has a story to tell - found frames available at both Foursided locations.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Crafty Christmas: More Ornaments!

Anything can become an ornament - have we stressed that enough this holiday season? Little people, blocks, flashcards and more! Drill a hole, string it up, tie a bow, add glitter to something - any method will work, and we can guarantee it will look fun on your tree! Are you making anything fun with the ribbon and do-dads you find at our stores? We want to see it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Newly Created

Popeye Playing Cards, $55.

Toy Planes, $60.

Sesame Street Puzzle Cards, $120.

Here is a peek at what is new in our Andersonville gallery: Planes, Popeyes, and Fuzzy Puppets you loved when you were three! These days we are framing everything from mini toys to flashcards, and everything in between- stay tuned for more features from the gallery!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Shop Lakeview December 9 for 25% Off!

We are geared up and all set for the holidays! The lights have been strung and the stockings have been hung; we would love for you to see our decorations and what better time to do that than this Wednesday, December 9? Stores in Lakeview are staying open late and offering fun deals from 5-9pm including your friends at Twosided and Foursided.

Stop by Twosided to receive 25% off Old World Christmas Ornaments and bring your art to Foursided to receive 25% off on a custom frame project.

We hope to see you Wednesday, and throughout the holiday season!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ready For Our Close Up

Calling all shutterbugs - we just acquired a stock pile of cameras with character at Foursided in Lakeview. Ranging from $22-74, these antique cameras look awesome on a shelf - some may even take a photo or two, but we aren't making any promises! Stroll by our window to see our picture perfect display and stop in to say hi!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SALE: Holiday Cards!

Our boxed holiday cards are now 30% off! Gazillions of styles to choose from at Foursided Andersonville and Twosided - Hanukkah cards too! Pick up a box, grab some stamps, and get those puppies in the mail before it's too late. You know you want to send 'em so get on it - at 30% you have nothing to lose!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Late Night Andersonville

All of our Old World Christmas ornaments will be 20% off during Late Night Andersonville, this Friday December 4 from 6-10pm. Stop by and check out our ornaments ranging from peacocks and dachshunds, to pizzas and devils! Can't make it on the 4th? The deal continues at Late-er Night Andersonville on December 18. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Turning Green

We are so happy to have these amazing frames by Turning Green Organic Woodworking back in stock at all of our stores! Available in walnut, cherry, or ash, these frames are constructed from solid wood and come from trees that have fallen due to natural causes. They are beautiful, sustainable, and unique in every way, and we think they will make a lovely addition to any home. Frames range from $68- $74.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Crafty Christmas

Give us Foursiders a bottle of glue and some ephemera, and we are on cloud nine! This holiday season we are busy making ornaments from letter cubes and ribbon, filling tile holders with our favorite holiday words, and glittering everything we can get our hands on. Get inspired by our ideas and craft some of your own, or stop by our Andersonville location and check out our fun festive hand-made decorations. Scrabble ornaments, $7.25-$17.25 each. Festive anagram words, $9 each.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Exclusive: Nick Paul Ornaments

We are so excited to be the exclusive Chicago carrier for these amazing hand blown glass ornaments by local artist Nick Paul! In a range of sizes and colors - just like snowflakes, no two are alike! Ornaments retail for $24 and will make a great addition to your tree, or the perfect host gift at a holiday fete. Feel great about giving a gift that supports local artisans this holiday season!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fortunate... In Bed

Check out these new adorable cards from Art School Girl's very own Amy Rowan. Who doesn't love reading their fortune and adding the saucy little "in bed" tag line at the end? These cards are funny, sweet, and charming all wrapped up into one, and we can't get enough! Cards sell for $5.50 each. Pick one up at Foursided Andersonville, and we promise you good fortune... in bed!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Frames We Love

We want to showcase these great red frames that our customers can't seem to get enough of! From the bold glossy color to the unique detailing on the moulding, and we think anything framed in red packs quite the punch, don't you? Add a little spice to your walls and think outside the box with your custom framing! Available at both Foursided locations.