Saturday, April 14, 2012

Unexpected

When we first moved to Naperville, I spent a lot of time preserving my great uncle's watercolors with the Colbert family, whose framing shop was located in the same center as Colonial Ice Cream. (This was 200 years before Trader Joe's and Oswald's moved in.)

Nearly all of my Uncle Frank's paintings are now matted in acid-free mats and under UV glass. I'd like to think that my descendants will come to love them as much as I do (and if they don't, I will haunt them down if they sell them at a garage sale in the year 2525.)

Colbert Custom Framing since has relocated to larger digs at Naper Boulevard and 75th Street (on what is known as the Jewel side of Naper). Truth be told, I hadn't been in the new shop yet, but I stopped in this week because of a voicemail, telling me that they had seen the article about this blog in the Naperville Sun and had framed it for me.

As a gift.

No charge.

Just drop in when you get a chance.


(My apologies for the poor photography of what is a beautifully matted -- green/gray linen -- and framed story about Naperville Now.)

If you thought my head was getting too big with all the attention, you'd be right.

Thank you, Kevin and Sue Colbert. A lovely gift, one that will go nicely along with the Uncle Frank paintings the senior Colberts helped me conserve all those years ago.

12 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! That's exciting! Congratulations! off to read the article!

beckyp said...

what a nice gift :-)

Carol said...

I have been a customer of Colbert's for as long as I have lived in Naperville, and after hearing about this, I will never get my framing done anywhere else! What a nice thing they did for you!

You deserve it. :-)

Pondside said...

What a kind thing to do with that article - and congratulations to you too!
You're right about Ucluelet - there is a lot of surfing up here, but it's not for sunny-Sunday surfers....it's wild!

Kathy and Freddy said...

How nice!!! And I didn't know that they had moved.
DId you know that they will also come to your home and hang your pictures on your walls for you?

Naperville Now said...

@Kathy and Freddy -- only because you did! Your wall is amazing.

Nancy said...

Having close connections to a former Colbert's employee, I knew they did fun things like this so I am not a bit surprised. How great for you! Now you do not need to preserve the article I gave you!

Jenny said...

I wish we were closer. Finding good framing places is getting harder and harder...I always end up going to Michaels...all the small shops I used to frequent have closed.

What a neat surprise having your article preserved!

upinthecosmos said...

Congrats, it's always great when you are unexpectedly noticed in an awesome way:-)

Andy David said...

Hello.
I'm playing catch-up from last week.

What a lovely gesture and gift for them to frame your article. Kindness still exists, even in small quantities. Thanks for sharing.

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Betshy said...

That makes me feel good to hear that Colbert's did that! I have been in the new store (VERY nice!) and they have done lots of framing for me. I concur with Carol. After hearing this, I will never get my framing done anywhere else!

Jenny said...

Oops, forgot the A+...