Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Looking for Ideas for Keepsake Frame Displays?

We have set up a new photo album for those of you who want to frame something special but need a few ideas and a little inspiration to get you started.  We have a range of images, some that we have put together ourselves and others that customers have sent in to us.  The key themes are baby keepsakes and wedding memorabilia, but if you are looking to frame something completely different you may still find the album useful.

View our Photo Album Now

If you have already decided what to frame and how to display it, but you still need to find the right frame, check out our range of Keepsake Frames, which are available in various colours, sizes and depths.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

New Product Range: Patchwork Nursery Accessories

Here's a glimpse at the first set of products in our exciting new Nursery Decorations & Gifts Category.  This is our range of patchwork nursery accessories and gifts. 

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Cheap Wooden Letters.....??

If you are looking for cheap hand painted wooden letters for your child's bedroom or nursery, then I'm not sure I'll be able to help you....

Chunky wooden letters, especially in the larger sizes, take time to paint and decorate to a high standard.  If you are looking to purchase such letters from companies that place a lot of emphasis on individuality and 'make to order' rather than shipping in an abundance of the same letters made elsewhere, then this will obviously come at a cost.  But the end result is that you are left with something unique, that is made with love and of good quality, rather than the same old product you have come across in all your friends and children's friends houses.

If however, you are willing to consider cheap alternatives.... then I most definately can help.  

If you've fallen in love with some wooden letters, but budget is an issue you may need to re-consider the following:
  1. Size - Could you reduce the size of the letters to reduce the cost?
  2. Location - If you can relocate the letters to a smaller space, you could possibly get away with smaller letters
  3. Initials - Using the initials of a child's name will reduce the number of letters you need
  4. Single Wooden Name  - you could purchase an extra large letter (the initial of the name) and include the whole name within the letter.  This way you would only need to buy one letter and the larger size will make sure it's still prominent on the wall
If you are happy to look at alternatives to wooden letters, then I'll suggest the following:
  1. Acrylic letters are a cheaper alternative to wooden letters, as they do not require painting and varnishing.  They can still be decorated or sold plain and can also be provided in a variety of sizes
  2. Mirror Letters (acrylic and shatterproof - so child friendly) also look fabulous and come in different sizes but again at a reduced cost.
  3. Door Names with Acrylic letters - this would reduce the cost even further and would still make a special impact on the bedroom door.
See our website for our full range of Wall Letters:

Wall Letters for Boys
Wall Letters for Girls

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Funky Mirror Shapes for Bedroom Walls

We have an exciting new product range for you.  Acrylic mirror shapes, which can be used to decorate bedroom walls.  These mirrors are made from acrylic and so are shatterproof.  They can be attached to the wall with sticky fixers, like our wall letters, meaning no screws or nails are required.

They are currently available in four sizes (all sizes are approximate) 5cm, 10cm, 15cm amd 20cm - but as usual we can most likely accommodate bespoke requests.  The pictures below show the shapes currently available, but we can provide almost any shape required so please just ask.  We will be adding to these shapes throughout the rest of the year.

Prices start at £1.50 for one shape - you could either buy several of one size, or a mix of sizes.  Click on the descriptions to view details or purchase.

Star Mirror Wall Shapes

Aeroplane Mirror Wall Shapes

Butterfly Mirror Wall Shapes

Flower Mirror Wall Shapes

Heart Mirror Wall Letters

Rocket Mirror Wall Shapes

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Ideas for Wall Letters: Home Decoration

Wall letters have been around for a whole but are becoming an increasingly popular home decoration.  They are so versatile and can look great anywhere.  You can often find HOME, LOVE and PEACE in some of the most popular retailers, but if you are looking to be a little more adventurous and make your own personal stamp on it, here's a few ideas:

1) Children's Names - this is probably one of the most popular ways to use wall letters.  You can buy them in wood, acrylic or mirror finish and in the wood or acrylic - you can purchase them plain or decorated.  They look amazing on bedroom walls and are a fantastic personalised finish to any bedroom or nursery.

2) Nursery rhymes/ phrases - plain or mirror letters could also be used in a bedroom or nursery to spell out a favourite line from a nursery rhyme or perhaps a phrase to do with bedtime such as "Sweet Dreams".

3) Door/ Room Names - letters can be used to spell out the name of the child whose bedroom it is or the name of the room itself, for example "TOILET", "BATHROOM", "KITCHEN"

4) Favourite Phrases can be spelt out on a feature wall (LIVE LOVE LAUGH) or can be used on empty wall space in the house.  As can random words such as EAT above the cooker, DRINK above the fridge.

5) Christmas Messages and Decorations. We're getting seasonal now... you can choose any message or words that you like including the obvious Merry Christmas, Joy, Peace, Noel and so on.  If you have children you could make a decoration using the initial of their names, accessorised with christmas themed embellishments and using either a ribbon to hang it to the door or sticky fixers to attach it to their bedroom walls. 

You don't have to stop at the initial you could even spell out their whole name - the best thing is this is a personalised christmas decoration that can be used year after year.

If you are looking for wooden, acrylic or mirror finish letters to use in your home visit www.forkeepssake.co.uk.  We sell a whole range of wall letters and will soon be adding a selection of Christmas Letters to the website.  We can provide any letters in a huge selection of colours so just get in touch if you are looking for something specific, or use the links below:

Plain Acrylic Wall Letters 
Plain Mirror Wall Letters
Girls Wall Letters
Boys Wall Letters

Monday, 4 October 2010

More customer pictures - Baby Castings

Here's some more photos sent in from a customer that bought a baby casting kit.  She'd never used a casting kit before, but had some amazing results as you can see from the images below.  These photos were all taken prior to painting but still illustrate the lifelike detail of each of the casts.

We sell different sized casting kits with a choice of paints and sell them alone or with box frames.  We also sell box frames on their own for those of you that have already made the casts and now want somewhere to display them.

See our website for more details.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

New Range of Extra Deep Box Frames for Keepsakes

I'm sure there only a few people that get excited about frames - me being one of them, particularly when I took delivery of our new range of frames.  We've had a number of requests from customers for different colours and sizes, so we've now added several more extra deep frames to our website.

The frames are all modern looking with a box fixed to the back, to get the extra depth.  They are all 55m deep internally - giving much flexibility of what can be displayed in the frame.

I hope you like them as much as me (or somewhat as much as me!!).  Here's some pictures of a couple of the frames - check out our website for the complete range!

Black 8 x 10 Extra Deep Box Frame: 55mm Deep - Front View
Black 8 x 10 Extra Deep Box Frame: 55mm Deep - Back View
Black 8 x 10 Extra Deep Box Frame: 55mm Deep - Side View

Oak 8 x 10 Extra Deep Box Frame: 55mm Deep - Front View
Oak 8 x 10 Extra Deep Box Frame: 55mm Deep - Back View
Oak 8 x 10 Extra Deep Box Frame: 55mm Deep - Side View

Thursday, 30 September 2010

New Name Canvases for Boys!

Here are two additions to our boys canvas range.  Both are geared more towards babies rather than toddlers/ young kids and so would make fantastic new baby gifts or nursery accessories for those expecting a boy. 
Both of these designs were created following customer requests - so please do tell us if there's is something in particular you'd like as we are always looking to add designs to our ranges.
All of our canvases are available in 3 sizes: 20x20cm, 25x25cm and 30x30cm.  We can also adapt the colours for any design - to match nursery and bedroom decor.
Following the links for more details or to purchase: Train Canvas,  Aeroplane Canvas

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Some of our Customers Pictures

I love it when our customers send photos in to either show us what they have used our keepsake frames for; how their baby castings have turned out or how their wall letters or canvas names look in their children's bedrooms.  

These pictures were from a customer with a bespoke order for black and pink letters to match her nursery.  We thought she'd made a fantastic job of the nursery and were very pleased to hear what she said about us:
"I cant reccomend this buisness enough, they have been great to communicate with, i placed a specific order and they matched it perfectly without a problem, the product looks great so i thought id share it...i am very pleased and my little girl will be amazed, thanks very much x"
We'd love to see more photos from customers so please keep them coming and we'll post them to the blog.

These black and pink letters are available to buy from our website

Monday, 27 September 2010

Wooden Letters for Wedding Decoration

Wooden Initials Hanging in the Car

We love this original idea for wooden letters as wedding decorations. Our customer was mother of the groom and wanted to find something unique and personal for her 
son and his fiancee for their wedding day.  She decided to buy two wooden letters (the initials of both of their names) and hang them from the front seats of the wedding car, so they would be opposite them when they sat down. We painted the letters to match the wedding colour scheme and kept the decoration simply - using a butterfly for the brides letter (M) and a few stars for the groom's letter (A).
We were really pleased to hear back from our customer after the wedding, not only had they had a fantastic day but the bride and groom were also thrilled with their gift.  After the wedding they hung them up on the wall above their bed as a wedding keepsake.
If you are looking for wooden letters for wedding decorations - we'd love to hear from you.  Our website currently has a range of Wooden Letters for girls and boys, which will give you an idea of how they look and the prices.  We're happy to help with any bespoke requests so please feel free to get in touch with your requirements.