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9/19/13

Telling Your Story At Home

One of my favorite ways of decorating our home is by displaying photos.  Lots and lots of photos.  It is a wonderful way to share with family and friends who come into you, a little piece of your story.

If you came to visit us, you would find bits of memories from trips to China, our wedding day, baby photos, the time that Adam lived in Hawaii with his family and even a very special photo of me with my grandparents before my grandma passed away.

I always love to find new ways to display these memories, outside of generic square frames so I thought I would share some of my newest favorites tonight.
Oversized Prints
This is an obvious one, but such a favorite.  I love the bold statement that an oversized canvas makes in your home.  It's a great way to showcase extra special memories, like this moment from our wedding.  I remember the minutes between ceremony and celebration.  We were in this magical green spot in the woods, laughing so hard as I tried to balance on the handlebars of that old bike.  I love having that moment above my creating space.

This is a great place for getting reasonably-priced canvas prints.  We used them for a Mother's Day gift for my mom and we very happy with the rates and product.  I am also really wanting to try out this method of printing and displaying large photos.  Have you ever done this?!  How did it work?
Open Frames
This is my newest favorite-favorite.  The frame above ^^ used to have printed glass in it with a cheesy quote on love.  I had Adam break the glass out and strung a piece of twin with small tacks on the back. Viola!  Perfect place for hanging some favorite photos with little baby clothespins.  I also love this because it's super easy to change photos out as desired.
Large, thrifted frames work great for this type of display.  This one ^^ cost me $5 and two cans of spray paint.
On-The-Wall 'Photosline'
This one is for the brave at heart who don't mind lots of holes in your walls.  Hashtagraiseshandsheepishly  
I used two tiny nails and hung my little 'photosline' directly on the wall.  With more baby clothespins, I hung a some favorites; our last dance at our reception, Adam's and my first time of hanging out in Kunming, China (not long before he realized he really kinda liked me) and one of my sister and I.  I also hung a few special mementos; a movie ticket from this Valentines Day, a ticket from our anniversary trip to Chicago and a brown paper heart for good measure.

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Have you found any favorite ways to display photo memories in your home?  Be sure to share your ideas, I'd love to hear and see!

Happy Thursday, friends!
xo

9 comments:

  1. I have so many photos around our house too. My problem is choosing which to switch out and update or leave forever. I want to do a photo wall where it's like wallpaper... but that makes my Hubs have a slight panic attack...

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  2. I love the idea of the open frames especially reusing vintage frames - i'll have to keep my eyes open for some.

    I have a lot of vintage postcard and hang a couple of them here and there around the apartment from twine. I have images of my future craft come spare room just being covered with bakers twine and hundreds of postcards and photographs hanging from them all!

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  3. Thanks for the ideas, Nicole! It's getting to the point where I need to start turning some attention to our poor blank walls. I LOVE the canvas idea, esp. for a wedding photo.

    God bless you! ♥

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  4. I love the idea of using the tiny clothes pins to keep the photos out of frames. That would make for easy "changing" when I wanted to add new ones!!! I love your style, Nicole! XO

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  5. very pretty photos. I need to start getting some up on the walls. I am just so picky! I want to try a few of these methods.

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  6. I have a frame with clothespins. It's such a fun way to display photos. Great post!

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  7. LOVE the ideas!!! :) I'm going to be needing ideas like this come February!!! :D so I have a question .. how big is the print above the sewing machine? And I love the frames ...so cute!

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  8. What wonderful ways to display memories. I totally love having pictures all over the house!

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  9. love how you said "share your stories" people always comment on the amount of pictures and frames we have in our house but i love the story telling!

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