Just a reminder, if you're looking for Works-For-Me Wednesday--it's now being hosted at We Are THAT Family. (Are you tired of the reminders? I'm sorry if it's annoying, but I'll probably continue to post them for a few more weeks. Because reminders are good, says the girl who left the thawing meat in the microwave overnight.)
This week is the Greatest Hits Edition of WFMW, and Kristen is asking us to re-run a favorite WFMW tip from our own archives. Here's mine, from a couple of years ago:
Most people have a place that is important to them--maybe a hometown, or the place they attended college, or a favorite vacation spot, etc. If you go to Ebay and do a search on "vintage postcards", plus the name of the location you have in mind, you might be surprised to see how large (and cheap!) the selection is. They have a vintage look, perfect for framing.
When my brother and his wife moved back to the midwest from Philadelphia this past spring, as a housewarming gift I bought some vintage Philly postcards and framed them...voila! A very personal gift (and inexpensive too, but don't tell my brother!). Here's the finished project:
I use this idea in my own house, too. We lived in downtown Chicago early in our marriage, and I have a collection of vintage postcards showing various Chicago landmarks. They're hanging in our entryway, and I love the way they look (and the memories they bring back). Here's a peek (and no, I don't have pink walls in my entryway, though it would appear I have bad lighting):
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