I have had these fruit prints for a long time. They came from my grandmother stuff but I do not remember how or when I got them. But I know they were hers. I am guessing they are over thirty years old but I am not exactly sure.
I have always liked them but have never been sure exactly what to do with them. I had the prints put away in a box in a closet. I was recently cleaning out closets and came across them again. I decided it was time to figure out what I wanted to do with them. I decided to frame them but I did not want to spend a lot of money.
I took them into Hobby Lobby (a craft type store in our area) to see what I could do with them. Having them framed was more than I wanted to spend but I thought I could have the mats cut and than buy the frames separate. This would save quite a bit of money. Usually when I have things framed I recommend doing it right. I have had several things framed at Hobby Lobby and Micheal’s that fell apart or sagged in the frame within a year or two. If it is a really nice handiwork type piece I highly recommend using a speciality frame shop. But for these prints I did not think spending a lot of money was worth it.
I found some black frames that I really liked and I had black mats cut to match. I thought it matched with my other stuff well and was a nice clean look. I also thought the black made the color of the fruit stand out better.
So here are the fruit prints from my grandmother framed and hanging in my kitchen dining area. Sorry for the glare on the glass.
What do you think?