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Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness through Custom Framing


Mar blog 11 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.

The good news is that in recent years we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990 due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

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The women at Eastlake Framing wanted to help out in our own small way by creating a custom framed art piece to support the cause. We have all been personally touched by the disease over the last several years, so this was a project that was very meaningful to us.

We were able to obtain permission to use the “Heaven Can Wait” logo in the project. Held every year on National Cancer Survivor’s Day (first Sunday in June), Heaven Can Wait has grown into Central Oregon’s premiere athletic event and an annual celebration of cancer survivorship. We think they do an amazing job raising money and awareness locally and we wanted to include their logo in the piece to honor the work they have done.

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Creating this piece together was an incredibly rewarding and heartwarming experience, and we are so proud of what we accomplished.

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Top Home Decor Trends of 2015

Like fashion, home decor is cyclical. Keeping a home on trend could be as simple as updating a paint color, or it could mean a complete overhaul. It’s up to the homeowner to decide how far they want to take it.

Let’s face it, though, most of us can’t afford to redecorate our homes every time a new (or retro) material or color makes a splash. But even a house full of classic furniture and accessories begins to look dated if something new isn’t integrated once in a while. We’ve picked out some of the top design trends for 2015 below; we’ll leave it up to you to work your magic.

Colors: Much of the color inspiration for 2015 is drawn from nature, making designs feel comfortable and natural. Marsala may be Pantone’s color of the year, but Indigo blue is making a splash in home décor and works well with many different design styles.


Flooring: Look for a more relaxed outlook in carpets and area rugs with distressed and striated patterns. Hardwoods are getting more relaxed too with reclaimed looks. For vinyl, styles that look like wood are popular for 2015.


Cabinetry: Convenience is the name of the game for 2015. Clever and functional tools make busy lives a little bit easier. Open concept cabinets and shelving show off beautiful dishes and accessories.


Lighting: Beauty and function combine for this year’s lighting trends. Outdoor lighting that accents architectural features is becoming more and more popular and will help highlight the beauty of a home’s exterior well into the night. Using chandeliers as artwork is another fun idea on the rise, as a “statement light fixture” and a guaranteed conversation piece.


Industrial chic: Edgy, yet sophisticated, industrial style celebrates the utilitarian aspect of the industrial era while giving it a touch of chic comfort. Think exposed brick walls, huge glass windows, massive machinery, well-worn wooden floors and tables, and practical lighting.


Cowhide: These versatile rugs can be slung over chairs, library-style ladders, lounges, and ottomans to go with the “modern, yet approachable” design esthetic of 2015.


Eco-friendly furniture: Many stores tout repurposed wooden finishes, but the eco-friendly concept can go much deeper than that. Today’s manufacturers take the green concept a step further by using a unique variety of recycled materials. This is a resourceful way to produce beautiful designs that repurpose and utilize existing materials that might otherwise end up in the landfill.


Gold and silver: Emphasis on the “and,” because why go with just one? Homeowners are no longer limited to silver or stainless steel accents. Fell free to mix and match, or go bold with all gold.


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10 Christmas gift ideas that are sure to be a success

Custom framed gifts don’t have to be just photos–although those can be great, too. We’ve got 10 ideas for the perfect gift: sentimental, meaningful, creative, and personalized presents that will make your Christmas shopping 10 times easier. The options are endless! Read on for inspiration.


1. Take a loved one’s unworn, unused, and broken jewels and transform them with custom framing.


2. Make a gift for a significant other by mapping out the locations of significant events in your relationship.


3. Make a framed photo of grandma with her trademark recipe. Or go all out and make one for each grandma in your family and hang them in a grouping on your dining room wall.


4. Use a picture frame as plate with your food gift. Put the recipe in the picture frame.


5. Each soldier has a story to be told. Display medals, documents, photos, and awards in a shadowbox.


6.  A cute idea for dad.


7. Great gift for a music lover! Take an old musical instrument, album covers, ticket stubs, sheet music, and tie it all together in a custom shadow box.


8. Use a shadow box to showcase your favorite memorabilia from your daughter’s childhood. What a precious gift!


9. 4 generations.


10. Custom frame medals, pictures, numbers, etc. from a loved one’s sporting events as a special gift.


Did one of these spark your interest? Do you have a different idea in mind? Give us a call at 541-389-3770 or visit us in the shop to help us help you make the perfect gift!


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