“ Brand: Wilkinsons / Type: Photo Frame „
My sister-in-law always tries to give thoughtful and sentimental gifts, and this was how we came to own this photo frame. She gave it to us as a Christmas gift, and it was already filled with photos from our wedding earlier last year. I recognised it last weekend when I was browsing in Wilkinsons, where it currently costs £16.
The frame is available in a choice of different finishes, including black, light wood and dark wood. Ours is the dark wood because our sister-in-law thought it would match our dark wood fireplace in the living room, but as it happens we decided to put it up in the kitchen where we had a space to fill but couldn't seem to find the right thing. This looks great on the wall, and is also a bit of a talking point when people come round because they like looking at photos and reminiscing about our wedding day.
The frame has a hook on the back which is set into the frame, this makes it easy to hang, although I tend to leave anything like that to my husband because I'm notoriously clumsy and would probably end up drilling into a water pipe or something! He said it took a matter of minutes to hang, and it seems quite stable on our wall compared to some of the flimsy style photo frames which can sometimes wobble when you walk past them.
The frame holds nine photos, and is handy because it allows a mixture of portrait and landscape photos. I hate it when you're trying to fill a frame, only to find the photo you want won't fit because it's been taken from the wrong perspective. No such problems with this frame, and it manages to hold a good number of photos without looking cluttered or confusing. It is designed for 6x4 photos, so the larger 5x7 photos would need to be trimmed down to fit into this frame.
The dark wood looks really nice, and to be honest I wouldn't have guessed this was from Wilkinsons if I hadn't noticed it in the shop. Not that it's overly cheap at £16, but it does look excellent quality. We haven't had to change any photos yet, although I'm sure we will at some point because my sister-in-law has been a bit biased in her choice and has mainly chosen photos from my husband's side of the family! I notice the back of the frame has the usual clips to open each frame, however, so this shouldn't be an issue. The photos haven't slipped in the frames as they are a perfect fit once inside, and this is nice because it means I can dust the frame with one of those feather dusters without then having to take it off the wall to rearrange the photos or straighten them up.
I would highly recommend this photo frame, as it's a lovely way to display photos of loved ones, and will make a nice talking point in your home.
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