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Framing Favorites: Fly that W


It's been a long time since we've seen our Cubs make it to the World Series (71 years to be exact)! As the games begin, Chicago residents are finding many creative ways to show their team spirit. Here at Foursided, we ask ourselves, "is there any better way to celebrate and show our Cubs pride than to frame our covetable Cub stuff?" Pssh, no. And so we did. 


This was a tough one to choose a frame color for. After much deliberation, we decided to go with solid black frame to not distract from any of the super cool stuff going inside.

Tip: When choosing a frame, we like to blur our eyes to try and get a sense of the overall picture. That way, it's easy to tell if your frame is pulling too much focus or simply adding to the awesomeness of the piece. 


Once on the framing table, we began putting everything in its place. It's important to make sure everything is really secure so as time passes, the memorabilia stays in tip-top shape.


After a good brushing off and double checking of measurements, this beauty was just itching to hang from a wall somewhere! 


And drumroll, please. 


We couldn't be happier with this piece! Have some Cub's memorabilia of your own? Maybe you were at the historic playoff game? Or maybe you're just the number one Cubs fan... ever? Let Foursided showcase your memories! 

Framing Favorites: A Very Vintage Halloween

We were drooling when these vintage paper Halloween costumes showed up on our framing table! These colorful guys were found inside of a 1953 Motorola television brochure featuring "Dick Tracy Comics" and "Popeye and Olive Oil." After some stealthy internet digging, we were able to find the original page from the brochure. Check it out! 

We thought the instructions (which were still intact) were pretty rad, so we decided to fit them into the piece as well.

Keeping in mind that these guys were found in a vintage newspaper, we thought they would look best floating on an off-white mat with a solid black 1" frame, almost mimicking the newspaper style itself.

Once on the framing table, we were excited to give these pieces the showcasing they deserved after sixty years! With some quick trimming and fitting, they were already looking better than ever. We floated both masks on a piece of foam core to add a little dimension, almost as if they were coming to life right before our eyes!

 

When the finished product made its way upstairs, I think we were all giddier than the kids who found these tucked inside their newspapers sixty years ago. We fall in love with everything you guys bring us. Sometimes it's hard to see them go!

Holidays at Foursided: Halloween


As All Hallows' Eve creeps closer and closer, Chicago's ghosts and ghouls are frantically scrambling about in preparation for October 31st. Foursided is everyone's favorite one-stop Halloween shop for the living... 
and the living dead. 

Want to throw the spookiest Halloween bash? Check out our wide variety of party supplies! We have everything from banners and paper fans to masks, napkins, and wart-nosed witch drink stirrers (it's true). 

Forgot to send your parents a card for their anniversary? Hey, it happens. Make up for it by wishing them a Happy Halloween! We've got you covered with a huge assortment of cards that will make anyone smile... and the hairs stand up on the back of their neck. 

From dangling devils to everyone's favorite underdog on the hit show "Stranger Things," Halloween home decor is in abundance here at Foursided. Fill your windows with our light up jack-o-lanterns, strategically place some skeletons on your porch, fill your home with the scent of "witches brew" and you'll be the talk of the town!

Lastly... don't forget about our vintage Halloween collection! You'll scream with delight (and horror) at some of these freaky finds.