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.
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.