Welcome to Fads & Frames!
Fads and Frames opened its doors in Central Louisiana 32 years ago as the first store of its kind in this area. We opened with a specialty of departments in crafts, floral, gifts and framing as well as an extensive line into lawn and garden. Over the years, trends and fads have changed but Fads and Frames has kept the commitment of serving Central Louisiana with a great selection of products and focused on customer service.
In 1989, Fads and Frames started importing product lines for Fall and Holiday decorating from around the world. Although the basic roots of the business has stood firm in the floral, framing and garden center industry, the business of home decorating has evolved where Fads and Frames is a known factor in decorating homes for the Fall and Christmas seasons.
Fads and Frames is the "Fun Place to Shop". It's a store packed with ideas of home furnishings and gifts featuring the latest trends to accent your home.
Fads and Frames changes with every season, Mardi Gras, Spring, Summer, Fall or Christmas, no two seasons are ever the same. We separate ourselves from the large "box" stores with wonderful displays of fully decorated living areas so you can get great ideas, and by using those ideas have the self-satisfaction of doing it yourself…with a little help from us.
Plants and Garden Center:
Fads and Frames entered this market over 32 years ago with live plants and gardening products. Today, we are one of the leaders in the area as an independent garden center outlet.
In early Spring, Fads carries a large assortment of flowering bedding plants, vegetables, tropical plants, shrubs and azaleas, perennials, ferns and roses. We buy in truckload quantities from California, Florida, Texas as well as right here in Forest Hill, Louisiana.
Like the rest of the store, the greenhouse changes with the seasons. In the fall months of September and October, our customers can find a large selection of Chrysanthemums in an array of colors as well as cabbage, kale and marigolds.
Fads and Frames completes this ensemble for the fall season with "Pumpkin Pick'n Time" as our truckloads of pumpkins and gourds from Texas and Indiana come in. Customers can put displays together easily that say "welcome fall" into their flowerbeds and home.
November is Pansy planting time at Fads and Frames. We contract with our growers to grow quality varieties in an array of colors so that our customers will have full color in their flowerbeds through the winter months.
As the month of November comes to an end, our customers can experience the "gourmet quality" of fresh cut Christmas trees, this is when the "Cadillac" of Christmas trees, the Fraser firs, arrive from North Carolina by truckload. The delivery of our Christmas trees is an important and serious moment. When Fads receives its trees, they are given a fresh cut on the trunk, scored and placed into a water bowl. Water is constantly kept in the bowl during the selling season for maximum freshness.
Fads implemented a policy back in 2001 that keeps our customer returning year after year for their trees…. The policy states that if you purchase the tree stand attached to your tree, it will be the last stand that you purchase from Fads and Frames. On return to purchase trees in the following years, bring the stand to us and we will exchange it for the stand attached to the tree you choose…..no cost to our customer
In 2008, Fads and Frames embarked on a new specialty shop that has been phenomenal from its conception. Fads and Frames opened a kitchen in the back of its store with the knowledge of senior ladies to produce homemade fudge with a variety of flavors made the old-fashion way, with rich chocolate, real butter and cream. That was the start of "Fads Fabulous Fudge"… the homemade fudge… Just like Grandma's.
We now carry over 18 varieties of fudge… the best-selling being Chocolate Pecan, Rocky Road, Snickeroo, Tiger Butter, Divinity and Peanut Butter chocolate. Fads and Frames also carries a line of sucrose free varieties for customers who monitor sugar intake. We always offer free samples and a variety of gift boxes for the Holiday season.
Store Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9am to 7pm Sunday, 1pm – 5pm