Monday, June 21, 2010

I Was Framed

I'm working VBS (Vacation Bible School) at church this week, serving Kool-Aid and snacks to surly 4th-6th graders. I planned a quick post today to link up with some bloggy friends....

The topic for this week's party over at The CSI Project is "Frames, Art, and Wall Decor."
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I've shared before that my favorite things to display in my home are family photos, whether they are recent snapshot sessions or old family heirloom portraits.

I don't think I've shown you the wall that runs next to the staircase. Don't you love the popcorn ceiling?!

I mixed some shabby-ish white ceiling tiles with framed photos.
Yep, it's kinda scratched up and dented a bit...I like it like that!

I alternated the ceiling tiles with framed photos that cover several different generations of family:
Natalie saw me taking a picture of that last one and asked me, "Who is that young person up there?"

She was pointing to a picture of me circa 1997. Great. I must look like I have one foot in the grave to her.

And who says you can only frame photos?
My made-over memo board holds all sorts of mementos: a ticket from Girls' Night at the SYTYCD performance, a Metro card and Tiffany bag from my fabulous annual I {Heart} New York trip, the rad invite from my Totally 80s Birthday Party, and a bunch of stuff that I find inspiring or pretty.

So there you have it...just another look at a few of my walls. I'm hoping to have something new in the kitchen to show you soon!

{Do you have any framed photos or mementos that mean a lot to you?}

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18 comments:

1 Funky Woman said...

I like how you put the tin pieces in between the photos, it looks great and I love the bulletin board with all your fun things collected! I might have to showcase my purple wall of photos over there!

Rachelle said...

Looks great! I like the tins a lot too! I need to find some.

VBS starts next week around our parts, I can't wait to have Lil go.. Is it sad I remember going to vbs? ha.. Yeah, it is. lol

Southern Fried Gal said...

I wish I had more photos up in my home. Thank for sharing some great inspiration!

In between VBS if you get a chance, come share your favorite recipe for guests!!

Have a fun week. Remember to water down the Kool-Aid and set the cookies out so they are perfectly stale!

dogsmom said...

I love the idea of framing momentos. Nice to see things daily that bring back good memories.
(Even when we wish we still had the body of that 1977 girl.)

Dawn said...

love your staircase-looks great, I need to get more photos up! have fun at VBS!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I take pretty seriously the things we put up on our walls - I love that the things are meaningful to you!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I adore ceiling tiles too. GORGEOUS! Love the framed photos of several generations too. So pretty!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I love that you put up things that are sentimental and meaningful. I love the shabby tiles too. Great job!!

XOOX
Jen

Paula said...

I love the look of framed photos in a home, especially when they go up a staircase. I've always wanted to do something like you've done, just never followed through. Mixing the tiles with the pictures was a good idea!

Kenzie said...

Looks great! I love the ceiling tins too!

slommler said...

Those ceiling tins are awesome. Love your stairwell display.
Hugs
SueAnn

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Looks great.

And, call me crazy... but I truly don't mind popcorn ceilings. As long as they are clean and crisp, they dont' really bother me. We have them too, so I"m biased. And there was no way in he-ll that I was redoing them all. ;)

Richella said...

Hooray for you, you Young Person! Working at VBS is a wonderful thing to do! Hope your week there goes really well. I always loved VBS when I was a kid, and I think my kids liked it when they were little. How can it be that we don't have any kids little enough for VBS now??

Xazmin said...

Love it! I really love the tiles...they are so pretty!

And all your framed pictures...my house is sadly lacking. I really should link up some stuff this week, but I'm not sure how original any of it is!

Jessica said...

Your tiles and frames are so cute along your staircase. :-) I love pics, too!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Very cute! Love the framed mementos! That is adorable!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love it Amanda!!

Megan @honeywerehome said...

When I first read this post I thought it said you had framed "seven" generations of family- I was so impressed! "Several" generations is great too- ha!

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