Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Message from Titus!

Art exposes us to a different way of thinking. 
It keeps our minds alive, surrounds us with beauty, and challenges us to think outside the box.
Frame it well to make it last and to stand out on your walls.

See you soon!

1718 Allied Street,
McIntire Plaza,
 Charlottesville, VA

(434) 244-3050

Friday, May 16, 2014

Preserving your photos - memories well kept!

This morning, I found these gorgeous honeymoon photos from 1939 floating around in my Newsfeed.

In this age of never-ending seemingly replaceable digital imagery
and a very short attention span, it's worth stepping back and taking a moment to think.

We constantly bombard ourselves (or are bombarded) with new images of our family, friends, pets, landscapes, and more.

And what then? When we're done looking at those, we move on, hungry to see more. New. More. New. More. We file them away, and then....... we forget about them. They slide into a maze of folders in our computer or on some cloud far away.

These honeymoon photos, thought to be lost for the last 75 years, were recently found by the couple's grandson, Barney Britton, while cleaning out his grandmother's attic. They were shot in color -- a novelty at the time -- using 35mm Agfacolor film.

They had been printed and preserved and are now available for their family to enjoy (and share via the internet;) The point is: they were physically printed out, and even though they were believed to have been lost for a long time, they are now here for us to view as a part of history.

So, I guess what I am saying is: preserve your memories, treat them as if they really are special moments in your life, even if you are planning on having many more: you never know when you would like to look back!

And if you'd like to frame them to preserve them. we can help you with that too. The materials we use today are all archival and UV protective, so you can safely display those images without worrying about them fading over the years. Ad faded photos can be digitally restored and refreshed. (See link at the bottom of the page.)

 A gallery of favorite moments is a great way to share something about yourself with your friends, and to make you remember why you love your family or take a journey through some great times or trips.

This is a triptych of my mother, myself and my grandmother I framed a few years ago, it hangs over my desk, and it brings back so many memories for me on a daily basis.
(And as you can see, Dachshunds run in the family.)

If you are interested in the rest of the gorgeous English honeymoon photos mentioned, click here:

Have a great day, start digging through those boxes of photos, 
& see you soon!


PS: I love C-Ville's  Stubblefield Photo Lab for my photo needs!

La Linea Bella ! via the Huff Post on May 16th, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New Whites

Roma Moulding's AMBIK in "Shimmering White" on
Lorie Leigh Lawrence's DOUBLE CACTI in our new "Crisp Whites" section in the gallery.

First matted with Crescent's VIVID WHITE Rag Mat
then floated between glass with a 1" border using UV protective glazing,
followed by ROMA Moulding's gloss white "wavy/textured" AMBIK, which is glossy on the face with finger joined pine on the outer and inner edge.

I love the organic texture with the contemporary feeling, cool ,crisp surface right next to those vivid greens!!

(Below: "Prickly Rest", also by Lorie Leigh.)

La Linea Bella ! Fantastic Framing & Art
McIntire Plaza - Charlottesville, Virginia

Monday, May 5, 2014


The new SCOUT GUIDE is out, we're a part of it, and the Scout Team is on a mission to keep you up to date with all of the BEST of what's happening in Charlottesville (and beyond!), so don't miss it!

You can pick up a new copy in our showroom!

Click here to read the current guide online:

Follow them, your local favorites (and us) on


LLB is proud to be part of C-Ville's best of local businesses, featured in this year's issue!

(Jen Fariello caught me painting French mats here.)

LLB brings you great locally artisan hand crafted picture framing, and the best and most creative designs we can help you whip up! 

Stop by Tuesdays - Saturdays to see what's new on our walls or to design your projects
 (we just rearranged and improved our layout) and be inspired!

From contemporary and sleek to classic and ornate, I'll help you come up with a design that will dress up your art - and your walls.

 If you think you need some extra time, just give me a ring at (434) 244-3050 and we can set up a special time.

PS: This May we are celebrating with new art, frames and designs: Happy Birthday, LLB!

See you soon!


1718 Allied Street, McIntire Plaza
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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