WE FRAME ANYTHING!

We like to pride ourselves on the quality of our work,our customer service, our postal service and the fact that we can frame pretty much anything.

Whether you have a traditional picture you wish to frame in a simple classic frame

Or if you are a fan of more modern styles, we can offer such a wide range of frame choices that we can hopefully fulfil your requests.These mirror frames look great in a bathroom

For the more quirky items we can find the perfect frame to compliment your picture. A pale blue wooden framed edged with silver around a felt picture

We can also mount buttons, gaming counters, tie pins and old brooches on silk and frame them

        

Also sporting memorabilia, here is a set containing two medals and bra top from the “Midnight Walk” cancer research event mounted on silk.

We have recently started framing something altogether more unusual, we are calling it “Games in a Frame”. We take your favourite classic retro games and frame them to preserve and parade pure nostalgia.

GamesInAFrame provides framed retro games including #SNES #commodore64 #zxspectrum #atari #segamegadrive #gameboy.We are happy to frame any game that you might have hiding away in the back of a drawer; it would make a great present for the retro gamer.

Also on the more unusual front we have recently completed this Avengers Infinity War Odeon posters by @Cakes_Comics

Please check the website for more details if interested, I have a very small quantity of this particular set so first come first served. I can also frame your copies with the colour mount & frame of your choice.

 

 

Holiday memories

Sending postcards  while away on holiday seems to be a dying art, but of course there are plenty of lovely postcards of our favourite holiday sites available for sale in all the top destinations, some of which are almost works of art in their own right. Why not have them framed on your return? We offer a bespoke framing service and can match the mount and frame to suit your requirements. Here below are a few examples of this  idea, postcards from Venice and the Carribean

           

The same applies to pictures of holidays, whether they are original watercolours or a collection of happy family photos, all can be transformed with a mount and a frame and hung on your wall to remind you of happy holidays.

Amalfi coast
Rome

In fact we can frame anything ( within reason) , how about memories from a “gap year”or exotic travel adventure – maps, tickets, photos – these can all be composed into an attractive arrangement and framed. ( much better than being stuffed into a drawer or a box and left to gather dust)

Gap Year

Of course we also have an extensive collection of old maps from 1800’s featuring the countries of the world, the counties of England and some of the major cities of the UK, not only are these great momentos of where we have been, but they also make great gifts.

Dorset
Greece

We have recently framed a couple of interactive maps that customers wish to be accessible and to which they can add their destinations past and future.

 

So if you have anything you would like framed and preserved for the future, do get in touch, we would be only to happy to help

 

Summer Sports

Summer is in full swing with several iconic events taking place, the football World Cup, Henley regatta and  Wimbledon tennis tournament to name but a few, as well as cricket matches being played on village greens across the country.

We have a selection of sporting related prints in our collection, perfect gifts for the sporting enthusiast.

Charming prints from 1930’s/40’s by JH Dowd that capture the delight of children playing sport

JHD 85

whether it be football or cricket

JHD 11

to wonderful watercolours by Sue Peake showing the fun to be had on the water. Her watercolours of yachts sailing are beautiful examples of her fluid style, capturing the movement and wind and water

For the tennis lover, we have amusing old prints from 1920’s featuring Punch cartoons

old copies of adverts for tennis rackets

an old plan of Wimbledon itself

and even a brooch featuring a selection of rackets mounted on silk and beautifully framed

We have a collection of old cricket prints, this one showing a match in Chichester

plus original Punch cartoons

Whether you are looking for a momento of a special sporting occasion, a gift or just a nice print for yourself, do consider our collection, a large proportion of which is to be found at Great Grooms Antique centre in Hungerford.

All prints come mounted with acid free mountboard and wrapped in clear cellophane bags, we can complete every picture in the frame of your choice and offer a postal service too, so please do contact us for more details.

 

 

Royal Ascot 2018

Summer brings another classic event, Royal Ascot! Its all about the fashion, the hats, the horses and the excitement of flat racing.

We have some classic equine prints from 1940’s by Lionel Edwards

Hor E5
Hor E3a

and Snaffles who more commonly depicted scenes from jump racing and point to points.

Rac S7

While KF Barker’s 1930’s prints show horses and ponies in more domestic scenes.

Hor B21

for a wider selection of old prints by these artists and more, please see the website :  http://www.hangaround.co.uk/equine-prints-10-c.asp

Hats are a “must” at Ascot and while the outfits may not be appropriate for a day at the races these charming old prints by JH Dowd are some of the many 1930/40’s prints in our children collection which perfectly capture those carefree days of childhood.

JHD 73
JHD 92L

For more information on any of these prints, or others in our collection, please do get in touch. We offer a full framing service and  can frame any  of our prints , or your own works of art, in the frame of your choice

Military Prints

Having seen pictures of the pomp and pageantry of the “Trooping the Colour” at the weekend and the ceremonial parades at the recent Royal wedding in Windsor, we can agree that the military know how to put on a show!

We have a wide selection of military prints in our collection, some by the amusing HM Bateman from his cartoons from the 1920’s showing what really goes on before and after a parade!

HM Bateman – Guards

To the more conventional depiction of military uniforms and old regiments , these  old prints are taken from original water colours by Lt Col F Wilson in 1950’s

Blues & Royals ,  the Life Guards

We also have some military prints by Snaffles; in the early part of the First World War, as an artist for “The Graphic ” he sketched many scenes from the front in France before joining the Royal Naval Air Service as a rating motor mechanic. He was later commissioned as a Lieutenant into the RNVR, helping to design camouflage for ships at sea.

Mil S8  “Jock”

His trademark equine studies, here showing the military officers /jockeys at a military point to point

Mil S25

and of course out hunting.

Mil S15

In 1850’s Major Seccombe was quite a character and his artwork reflects his sense of humour,combining detailed drawings of military personnel with witty little poems

Mil Maj Secc Life Guards

For a wider selection of prints, please see the Military section of the website

http://www.hangaround.co.uk/military-12-c.asp

 

School Leavers & Graduation Gifts

Well the summer is here and for many of you, that will mean end of term, school leavers and student graduation ceremonies. These important occasions deserve a special momento and hopefully we can help you with choosing a suitable gift.

In the schools section on our website you can find a great collection of old prints of various established schools from Ampleforth to Winchester, including Eton, Marlborough and Stonyhurst; these are generally from 1930’s/40’s and are presented in acid free mounts. We offer a full framing service, a choice of framing options are also available on the website and framed pictures can be sent to you securely wrapped .

Ampleforth

Winchester Win6L
Stonyhurst Ston2L
Eton Eto2L

As well as the old prints we also have a selection of delightful collectors cards from 1920/30’s, provided by Wills & Churchman, depicting school crests, scenes of the buildings and old school ties; these make perfect gifts for students, teachers or house masters and will fit into standard 6×4 or 5×7 photo frames.

Brighton College Wills Cig card
Framlingham Old Boys Chman cig

For university graduates why not treat them to a print of their university or college; our collection features many old prints from 1940’s from Birmingham to St Andrews and includes all the colleges at Oxford & Cambridge. We also have collectors cards showing the crests of universities and colleges, it can be nice to combine a print and a card in one framed picture.

Trinity Camb4
St Anne’s Ox
St Andrews Wills cig L
Magdalen Ox Sun cig L
Leeds Uni Wills cig L

For a more unusual memory of University, we have the college plans from a publication by HM Stationary office which are ideal for those who prefer a plan to a picture

Pembroke Coll Plan

In our map selection you can find maps of University cities, these lovely old prints of 19th Century maps make super gifts too.

Bristol City
Cambridge Uni
Manchester

Of course we can frame photographs of the proud students in all their finery too. Do drop us a line or ring us to discuss you requirements

 

Under New Ownership

With effect from 1st Feb Hang Around will be under new ownership.

After nearly 25years Annabel has decided to pass on her Morso and mount cutter to Jo who has worked for her behind the scenes in the workshop for over 7 years. Jo is taking on the whole business –  website, framing and the shop space at Great Grooms Antique Centre in Hungerford- and will be based in her newly converted garage/workshop in Wherwell, Hampshire.

Katherine will be continuing with Hang Around too; having worked with Annabel for 12years, she will be able to use her experience to help Jo and between them ensure a smooth transition and the continuation of the high standards in framing and customer service we hope you have come to expect from Hang Around.

While the equipment is set up and Jo is sorting out the stock in her new workshop, there may be a slight delay in attending to emails and internet orders, so please bear with us. We will do our utmost to accommodate you  and will look forward to welcoming you to the new “HangAround” when it is relaunched in the next few weeks.