Looking for a unique handmade item to gift your friends and family? During the 2016 Holiday Market at The Globe, be sure to stop by and see Cecil and Lynn! Some of their items include barnwood & pallet picture frames, wood slice art and ornaments, reclaimed wood tables, tile mosaics made from pieces of china, stained glass, and much more! You can choose your own colors & stains frames to hold your favorite photographs!
Where are you based?
Old Forge, PA
Tell us a little about your unique, handmade home items.
We are Clyde and Amy. We decided to name our shop after our middle names: Cecil and Lynn. We sell “unique & salvaged home items” which gives us a wide range of items to create! Some of our items include as barnwood & pallet picture frames, wood slice art and ornaments, reclaimed wood tables, and tile mosaics made from pieces of china, stained glass, or anything else we can find.
We also personalize many of our items. Plaques reading Our First Home. Best Friends. That quirky little saying that couples say that makes you really sick to your stomach with its corny sweetness? Yeah. We make that, too. We love custom orders. There’s something really special about getting a tiny glimpse into someone’s life, and knowing that they trust you enough to let you be a small part of it.
What inspired you to start your own home item business?
Many of our items started out as gifts for family and friends or unique “memory holders” for our own home.
Our very first items were reclaimed wood picture frames. We print our pictures out. We have a zillion frames. Pictures get changed in and out every few weeks. There’s something that is just special about having those moments on the wall. Especially these days when photos are piled up in flash drives never to be seen again. Sometimes, we feel like the digital age has taken over. And we don’t want that to happen to us. Or you, either. Our picture frames come in all shapes and sizes. Most are from reclaimed wood, barnwood, old things that add character and interest. They are elegantly crafted, sanded, cleaned, sealed, and cared for. Made perfectly to hold your memories.
What types of home items/mediums do you work with?
Barnwood, pallet wood, birch trees, and mosaic tile for the most part. We also love copper and metal accents so a lot of our items feature touches of these.
Do you have an absolute favorite product (or best seller)?
One of our best selling items is our “Choose your own colors & stains” frames. We think they are so popular because you get to choose exactly what you want… from the colors to the direction of the boards, to the size of the frames we make for it. It’s 100% customizable and one of a kind. Your favorite colors. Your wedding colors, maybe? Your best friend’s favorite colors? Colors of your alma mater?
What kinds of work will you be featuring at the holiday market?
We are looking forward to sharing all of the beautiful wood slice and mosaic tile ornaments we’ve been making. We’ll also be selling our pallet and barnwood picture frames, some pallet wood plaques, wreaths, door hangers, and other really unique seasonal items.
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