Anyone who has children and access to a digital camera knows that most little ones love face time in front of the lens. My daughter loves taking pictures, and she loves being behind the camera too. I’m not quite as excited about having my picture taken, but I love being surrounded by photos of my family. We have literally hundreds of print-quality photos that have never escaped the confines of the hard drive I use for photo storage. My vision is to have all the best ones printed in black and white or sepia and hung on the wall in beautiful frames. These beautiful reclaimed wood frames from brand new eco store Olive & Myrtle have renewed my desire to sort through all the images for the ones that will eventually make it onto the walls.
It can be tough finding eco-friendly frames made of anything other than bamboo. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that these frames, by the appropriately-named Green House Framing, are made of reclaimed Douglas fir and available in a variety of finishes, including charcoal and oak. They are also available in a wide array of sizes, as large as a 16 x 20 opening for some of the single-photo frames. I personally love the multi-photo options. They make me want to take close-up shots of the same person or object from a variety of angles to create a beautiful series.
They are a little on the pricey side, but not unreasonable for quality, handmade frames. I think I may have to pull out my old non-digital SLR camera from my days of taking photography classes. I’m feeling inspired!
Why It’s Green:
- Handmade in Portland, OR (where I’d love to live )
- Made from salvaged lumber
- Finished only with non-toxic natural oil stains and varnishes