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Framing Up a Gilded Ketubah

Many a ketubah has crossed our path at Foursided. There are some beautiful customized designs, but this one in particular stood out to us. The ornate detail on the outer-most-edge is a paper cutout design which we highlighted by floating atop a marigold matboard. The ketubah itself contains gold leaf detail and intricate illustration. We echoed the detail in the frame itself by using a gold fillet and a dark walnut frame to accentuate the bold colors. Stunning, no?

For those unfamiliar with the term, a ketubah is a special type of Jewish prenuptial agreement. Traditionally, it outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom, in relation to the bride. Today, the standard ketubah is a printed form which has blanks for the date, the names of the married parties and witnesses.

Couples frequent Foursided on a joint mission to find the perfect, meaningful frame to fit their piece. Our team of framers is here to help you out too! You've got one important decision down, we'll help with the real tough ones...like mat colors!

The Most Romantic Framing Project....Ever

Romantic movie sap or not, you will have an 'awwww' moment once you hear this remarkable framing fairytale. Foursided was so privileged to receive this once-in-a-lifetime custom framing order. Our featured couple brought in boxes of vintage keepsakes from their courtship, engagement and wedding to create a larger-than-life shadowbox. Here is their story:

They were engaged in 1943. He was a lieutenant and expert marksman at the time. During the war, our lady worked and made a fair amount of her own money which she happily contributed to their wedding and joint account. Included in the multitude of ephemera is a list of wedding expenses in her own hand - her dress cost $25! The line for "John's Ring" is blank (a secret). Also included is the bill from their honeymoon in Vancouver. A couple of articles from their hometown newspaper are featured, one of which describes her dress: "...white satin and chiffon, with pointed sleeves and full skirt. Her fingertip illusion veil was caught up by a Victorian cap. She carried a prayerbook topped with a white orchid." ...Swoon!

Orchids featured prominently in their courtship; while he was away, he arranged for an orchid to be delivered to her work on a regular basis. In the letter from her, there is mention of how much "Orchid Day" makes her and her coworkers happy. She says "Darling, someday it will all be different - nothing will ever separate us again." In his letter, he talks a lot about the minutiae of enlisted life, and he also says "I have never wanted anything as much as I want to get back there and marry you." He continues, "I feel like just trying to swim all the way back."  Double swoon!!

This piece encapsulates a lifetime of memories for this couple and we took great care to showcase and preserve each detail. Everyday framers have the opportunity to handle objects, photos and keepsakes that have deep meaning for the client and we respect the privilege. Seriously people! We can jive sentimental too!

Come join the Foursided team!

Foursided is currently looking to fill the following positions. Come join a team of creative individuals in a fun work environment! Please, no calls, social media messages, or walk-ins. If we feel you are a good fit for the position we will be in contact with you within a few weeks. SHOP CLERK
Full-time & Part-time at the Andersonville shop.

-A friendly, enthusiastic demeanor (a real smiler!)
-Strong customer service & retail experience in a fast paced environment
-Flexibility with work schedule, open evenings and weekends

To apply please email your resume WITHIN the body of the email to info@Foursided.com with "FULL TIME or PART TIME SHOP CLERK" in the subject line. You may include links to a resume or portfolio site. (No attachments, please) FULL TIME CUSTOM FRAMING SPECIALIST Full-time, in-store position at the Andersonville shop. -Skills in all aspects of Picture Framing -A friendly, enthusiastic demeanor (a real smiler!) -Strong customer service & retail experience in a fast paced environment To apply please email your resume WITHIN the body of the email to info@foursided.com with "FULL TIME FRAMER" in the subject line. You may include links to a resume or portfolio site. (No attachments, please)