Remember my post about your home's story? Does your home tell a story? Does it reflect you and what you love?-- How about you and WHO you love?
When I was growing up I loved to visit my Aunt's house. She had 4 boys and and a proud family tree that she discretely tucked into the decor of every room. My favorite photos were not the typical "Olan Mills" style staged shots but the ones that told a story.
She grouped photos together and collected "series" photo's over the years. The bathroom told the story of each boy's growth. There were collections of the boys lined up from oldest to youngest holding signs of what grade they were in for the first day of school. It was neat to see a collection over a span of years and watch the boys grow at one glance.
We hail from a horse loving cowboy grandfather. My aunt had pictures of her father on his horse, her husband on a horse, and her boys on horses all neatly grouped together in the hallway on an old antique.
Candid photos do much to tell a story and they reflect what you love. Used carefully and grouped by color, theme, kid or style these photos make a house a home.
I decided to gather up old photos from all sides of my family. Some photo's date back to the 1800's. I took them to the copy center and made color copies of the black and white photographs. I know... why color?- Because it was the closest match to the original picture's color. I placed all of them in black frames and hung them in my bathroom. This is now our Family History bathroom. Each photo tells a story. My kids love to see these faces and hear their stories. My bathroom receives many comments from guests. Tomorrow I'm unveiling that bathroom (because tonight I'm scrubbing it)....
A note to my sweet readers: This week is the last week of school so my irregular posts can be contributed to all of these multiplied by 4 kiddos: Water Day, Last concerts, Pizza Party, Ice-cream socials, game day, last day of school breakfast, and frequent Excedrin breaks.
How do you tell your story with pictures?