Friday, April 9, 2010

Our Favorite Frames

As many of you know, Foursided has a deep appreciation for beautifully hand crafted frames from yesteryear. In this post we bring you an impeccable hand crafted picture frame design made in the present.
These frames could be characterized as "mission", "arts and crafts", "prairie", or "adirondeck". The name "mission" was inspired by Joseph McHugh, a New York furniture maker and retailer, to describe his straight line rustic style furniture. His design was based on a chair that had been made for a church in San Francisco around 1894. The designs were influenced by the Spanish missions of the area, thus the term "mission style". "Arts and Crafts" was the European design name for a similar style. Other "similar" regional styles include "Prairie" from the Midwest and "Adirondeck" from Upstate New York.

We hope you enjoy these frames as much as we do.

Hand Crafted Picture Frames: Made for Custom Orders at Foursided

Thursday, April 8, 2010


We like to have fun with sign making at Foursided. Keeps us creative and all that.

This sign is made from vintage tin marquee letters. We have letters for every kind of sign you can think to make. We'll even do it for you. Oh my gosh! We make stuff, and find time to house giant chickens.

Tin Marquee Letters: $1 to $4 each, available at Foursided in Andersonville


Couldn't resist these old Kodaks! There's something about old cameras from the 30's and 40's that just love to take up space on the swing set of my mind's playground. I don't care if they work and I'm not a camera aficionado. I obtained these because they were made in a time when assembly lines were a little more romantic and a lot less plastic. Just beautiful in or around your collections, on book shelves and mantels. Oh, and the great little crowns are just the tip of the crown iceberg from Peacock Park.

Cameras: $35 to $45 Each Available at All Stores
Crowns: $18 to $35 Each Available at Twosided and Foursided in Andersonville