If you have any old, yellowed family photos, don't just toss them in a box--use them! I love framing old family photos and using them to decorate--it's beautiful and meaningful. (You might consider scanning the photos and keeping the originals somewhere safe. You can decorate with the copies. Then spread a little familial good will and e-mail the digital copies to other family members, so they can use them too!) Hang them in your house, and tell your kids about those relatives from long ago. Things like this help families build a sense of history.
Thanks to a family with a long history of pack-ratting old photos, I have these treasures all over my house. Below are a few of my favorites.
This is my dad, in 1949. I don't normally post pictures of my kids' faces on this blog, but you know what? My son Joseph's face looks exactly like this:
This is my great aunt Irma with her best girlfriends in 1921 (someday I'm going to have to post their whole story, because let me tell you, these girls knew how to have fun):
Here's my great grandmother at the turn of the last century, grouped with my husband's great grandparents (in front). Hubs got his great-grandfather's handsome genes:
That's a sweet, affordable and lovely decorating idea that works for me!
: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Have a Works-For-Me Wednesday tip you'd like to share? I'd love for you to join us! First timers, check out the guidelines here. Please note that the links will close at 8 pm CST tonight, in order to keep away the spammers!
Was your link deleted? CLICK HERE.
Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.
Links are now closed. Please join us next week!