By Cameron Crane
430 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
During the holiday season Little Pickle Press always feels a special gratitude for our customers. We have the opportunity to reflect on a wonderful year, and thank the people who have made our business so enjoyable. Today, we recognize Fabulous Framers as our Featured Customer of the Month. Fabulous Framers is special for many reasons, but their dedication to high quality work, passion for art and creativity, and excellent customer service truly make them stand out. Today, we happily welcome Linda McDonald of Fabulous Framers to the blog.
Tell us about you...how long have you been in business, how did you get started, why Ignacio?
In the spring of 2005, Andrea Brush and I were researching the possibility of a frame shop that we had heard was for sale in Novato. Andrea and I had been working together at another framing location for about two years. At that time Andrea had been framing for about nine years and I had been framing for 25 years, making us both master framers, and ready to break out on our own. When our search for the "available frame shop" turned up nothing, we went to the Pacheco Plaza shopping center to shoe shop at Joseph's Shoes, and to say hello to Natalie at Natalie and Daria's Flowers (I had known Natalie since we were both young girls). I mentioned to Natalie that we had not found the frame shop for sale that we had been looking for, and she said that the fellow across the parking lot had been trying to sell his place for years (and had taken it off the market and was going to close). We went we went to check it out and I bought the store, we re-named it Fabulous Framers and remodeled the store into what you see now.
What makes Fabulous Framers special/unique?
"When You Love What You Do It Shows" is our tag line, and tells it like it is. We both enjoy "framing outside the box" so to speak- doing that special something that highlights the art and allows the creativity to flow.
What is your favorite part of owning and running Fabulous Framers?
Working in a frame shop is like having the art gallery come to you, a day filled with art can only be a good day. My favorite part is helping clients to realize their own creativity and together creating a piece they will cherish for years to come.
What is the most challenging part?
The most challenging part is the same as for any business, just finding time for all of the "business ie: bookwork" when what you really want to do is be creative all day.
What are the comments/questions that you get regarding Little Pickle Press books?
We have only had great comments about Little Pickle Press books. People (adults and children) are delighted with the stories, and the illustrations. The subject matter is really timely and sought after by young and old alike. We have had teachers, mothers, kids and grandparents in here very excited about the books, and so happy to be able to purchase them.
Little Pickle Press would like to thank Fabulous Framers for their support. If you are in the area, we highly recommend that you bring your artwork to Fabulous Framers and let Linda and Andrea work their magic!
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