My son and I walked for 35 minutes to get to The Picture Framing Shop in Chandler’s Ford last week.
The walk in the cold weather was worth it as we bought everything we needed for my son’s major art project for a mask.
The young and energetic owner of the shop, Niki Jenkins, was very helpful. She inspired us with mask-making ideas and showed us a wonderful collection of paints, mask templates, tissue, decopatch papers, kits, and patterns in her shop.
The Picture Framing Shop is a much loved traditional family run business in Chandler’s Ford. It is a magical shop for kids and adults. You find wonders in every corner of the shop. It has everything you need for crafts, fine arts, needlecraft products, frames and gifts.
In particular, The Picture Framing Shop is renowned for its unique and quality framing service. Many years ago, I owned a piece of delicate art work printed on silk cloth, and it was beautifully framed by the brilliant framer with a magic touch.
This lovely shop has been serving the community for about 30 years. Sadly, its owner Andrew Street passed away on August 30th 2012, aged only 62 years.
Now Andy and Jan Street’s daughter Niki and her husband Dean are running the shop. On the shop windows, there is still a touching message from Andy to his loyal customers in Chandler’s Ford:
“To all my loyal customers,
As most of you probably already know, I have departed on a mountain trek beyond the clouds!
I just want to say Thank you for all of your custom and support over the past 28 years, my last wish is that you give my Family the same support over the next 28 years.
It’s been a pleasure serving you all. I’m only sorry that it couldn’t have been for longer. My daughter and son in law will continue to the run the shop in the custom you’ve come to expect.
Wish best wishes,
You can see a lot of beautiful pictures from the shop on their Facebook page: The Picture Framing Shop – Chandler’s Ford.
Finally, my son has completed his art project and I am truly thankful for the inspiration and the art supply from this shop of wonder. In my next post, I’ll show you more stunning pictures of The Picture Framing Shop.