Frame Your Journey: Home Sweet Home

Post cards float mounted in Mercer Slim

Post cards float mounted in Mercer Slim

There is so much more depth to your travel memories than just the flood of photos on your iPhone. As you guys might remember (more here if you don't!), our friend Carla spent a few amazing months traveling across the country - seeking inspiration and seeing friends. As she traveled, we worked with her to frame her journey. She sent us a napkin from a restaurant she loved in San Diego, a teeny tiny vintage New Mexico stamp, a trio of vintage postcards from a special couple of days in Yellowstone, an unforgettable Instagram from deep in the Grand Teton National Park, and a panel of old wallpaper found while helping her friend Camille renovate an Oregon farmhouse. Pretty cool, right?

Carla is now back home and she's got an apartment full of special souvenirs that not only add depth and variety to her space, but will serve as a beautiful, daily reminder of a once-in-a-lifetime trip.


Montana

A beat-up blue ford carrying the fruits of somebody's labor deep in the Grand Teton National Forest.

A beat-up blue ford carrying the fruits of somebody's labor deep in the Grand Teton National Forest.

 

"A beat-up blue ford carrying the fruits of somebody's labor deep in the Grand Teton national forest. We pulled down a side road to catch a better view of the Tetons and found this guy sitting alone. It's one of my favorite pictures- the color and light catch the atmosphere perfectly."

 
Post cards float mounted in Mercer Slim, Instagram Mini in Sonoma, vintage stamp float mounted in Sonoma

Post cards float mounted in Mercer Slim, Instagram Mini in Sonoma, vintage stamp float mounted in Sonoma

Arthun ranchers use four-wheelers to heard 200 cows from one pasture to the next.

Arthun ranchers use four-wheelers to heard 200 cows from one pasture to the next.

Glassy lakes reflect epic mountains and the fall colors of changing leaves in Glacier National Park.

Glassy lakes reflect epic mountains and the fall colors of changing leaves in Glacier National Park.

San Francisco

I love San Francisco and its surreal looking hills!

I love San Francisco and its surreal looking hills!

View of San Francisco from the top of Coit Tower.

View of San Francisco from the top of Coit Tower.

My mode of transportation on the steep hills of San Francisco was my friend Parker's scooter.

My mode of transportation on the steep hills of San Francisco was my friend Parker's scooter.

 

"I had an amazing evening here with a small group of really good friends over Thanksgiving in San Diego."

 
Napkin float mounted in Mercer Slim

Napkin float mounted in Mercer Slim

Oregon

Demolition day in the farmhouse. 

Demolition day in the farmhouse. 

The farmhouse in Willamette Valley, Oregon. 

The farmhouse in Willamette Valley, Oregon. 

A stripped down room in the farmhouse. 

A stripped down room in the farmhouse. 

 

"After walking me through her future plans for the 100 year old farmhouse, Camille and I got to work, for a day of demolition. We tore down two interior walls and filled a dumpster with wood. Quite the day of work! We found this hand printed wallpaper under layers of drywall."

 
Wallpaper float mounted in Richmond

Wallpaper float mounted in Richmond

 

"I think my favorite piece is the little New Mexico stamp! I love the range in scale."

 
Vintage stamp float mounted in Sonoma

Vintage stamp float mounted in Sonoma

Art from the Road

Reflecting on the wide open plains of Wyoming during a rainy day in Seattle.

Reflecting on the wide open plains of Wyoming during a rainy day in Seattle.

A simple watercolor of Camille's barn. I love reducing objects down to their basic geometry.

A simple watercolor of Camille's barn. I love reducing objects down to their basic geometry.

Watercolor pattern inspired by the fields of Willamette Valley wine country.

Watercolor pattern inspired by the fields of Willamette Valley wine country.

Rainy day musings in Portland.

Rainy day musings in Portland.

Watercolors of motel signs spotted while driving through Montana.

Watercolors of motel signs spotted while driving through Montana.

Portrait of Juno the pup, the dog of our amazing hosts in Bend, Oregon.

Portrait of Juno the pup, the dog of our amazing hosts in Bend, Oregon.


After chronicling Carla's journey for many months it's so nice for us to see her special mementos in her space where she can enjoy them long after her trip has ended. Have a journey, adventure or trip planned? Or know someone special who does? Shoot us an email! We'd love to frame the journey.