Designs In Silk
Custom Silk Floral Arranging and Picture Framing
July Newsletter

Same Location

We are still at our old location, 145 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205. We signed a new lease, and will be here for a few more years. We look forward to serving both new and former customers with custom floral arranging, custom framing, gift ware, and greeting cards. We have been in this location for seventeen years. We have enjoyed meeting many wonderful customers.

We rearranged the store after signing the new lease. The custom picture framing table is now at the front of the store. Many customers were unaware that we did custom framing. The framing business has improved substantially after changing the store around.

Store Hours

Our normal hours are

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

During the months of July and August, we will be closed on Sundays.

From July 6 through July 14 the store will be closed in order that we may attend the Atlanta Gift Show. This is where we order flowers and gifts for next spring.

August Art Sale



During the Month of August all completed pictures (including Thomas Kinkade) will be 20% off. There are over 300 pictures to choose from. The sale does not include custom framing or changes on already-framed prints. All sales are final. The sale includes all framed prints either on the wall or in the bins.


Memorial Day and Cemetery Pieces


Memorial Day was very successful this year. Sales of cemetery pieces have already surpassed total sales through Sept 1. of the previous year. Toppers and cones were the most popular items. We also carried a selection of wreaths and crosses on easels. In addition we created a large selection of custom pieces without containers for urns and headstone vases. We carry a selection of these items in spring/summer colors through September 1. We are beginning to work on similar pieces for the fall and Christmas seasons. Look for more details in the future monthly newsletters.



Headstone Topper
Length - 30 in
Height (from table) - 18 in
Price - $42
Cemetery Cone
Height - (from bottom of cone not including point) - 20 in.
Price - $22


Fall and Christmas Holidays

Even though the current temperature is 90 degrees, it is never too early to begin thinking about fall colors and the holiday season. We will have an even larger selection of pre-decorated table and floor trees for the holiday season. Fall decorations officially go out on Sept 1, and Christmas decorations go out on Oct 15.


Have a Happy and Healthy Summer

We look forward to serving both our loyal customers and new customers that discover us. We will be enhancing our website Designs In Silk over the summer. Feel free to send comments or questions through email at In the meantime, enjoy the summer.