Recently we had the opportunity to have a feature spot in the local Stockport Independent. We hope you enjoy the piece featured below.
“Lazy Daisies picture framing shop on London Road in Hazel Grove holds a surprise in just how large the business is. Described by owner Tony Gallagher as 15 feet wide by 150 feet long, this thriving, framing business holds a great deal more than you would imagine.
Tony owns the business and has been framing for over 27 years. Now, most of his time is spent sourcing the best framing materials at the best cost, keeping up to date with the latest trends in framing, delivering wholesale framing orders to photographers, other picture framers and gallery owners, dealing with customers, and doing the bookwork.
Tony said: “Customers call in with a vast array of items to be framed and we are able to make the very best of their work, which is why we get a lot of repeat custom from all over the UK.” He added: “The team at Lazy Daisies are very experienced and over the next few issue of the Stockport Independent we will feature them.
“Christy is my daughter and she cuts mounts, stretches fabric artwork and football shirts, but she also manages the work for our retail clients,” said Tony, adding, “Her job is varied, and she enjoys the challenge of framing some of the weird and wonderful items that customers bring in. Her favourite project was framing a full-size violin which is shown here.”
Bruce works on making all of the frames for their clients. He has a keen eye for detail when making the frames and he makes sure that they are exactly what the customer is looking for. Bruce is actually called Tony, but to save confusion, they renamed him, Bruce.
The business has been running in Hazel Grove for 27 years and has clients from across the UK. Tony said: “We frame thousands of pictures and more each year. From photographs to paintings, tapestries to football shirts, we have even framed Lewis Hamilton’s racing suit and Muhammad Ali’s dressing gown.” He added: “The mount is what makes the picture and we have the experience to help customers make the right choice.”
The business carries huge stocks of frame materials and makes on-site, so you will be spoilt for choice.
They have a gallery at the front of the shop and welcome local artists who would like to display their works to contact them.
Don’t miss their clearance sale of frame rims which starts on Saturday, June 25.