Luckily there are some very creative folks out there who have wonderful ideas for displaying personal and family histories in our homes. Here are a few inspiring ideas:
Kerry over at Clue Wagon suggests framing vintage maps and postcards of your hometown. This would work to illustrate the "home country" of ancestors who immigrated as well. I framed a county map from the 1930s showing the local roads in the area where my dad grew up—it's a nice reminder of his childhood, hanging in a spot near my desk where I can see it often.
I simply love this idea of an envelope, handwritten by the owner's grandmother, that was scanned, then enlarged and printed by a local printer.
|Image via October 2009 Country Living|
Many of us have a cache of handwritten recipes cards handed down from our mothers and grandmothers. Show them off by framing them nicely and displaying them in your kitchen. It's a great topic of conversation and could spark some amazing family stories.
Here's another recipe idea: turn old recipes into tea towels. Emma Jeffery, a guest blogger at Spoonflower, shows how it's done.
Doilies aren't much in fashion these days, but I have a stack that belonged to my grandmother that I just can't bear to get rid of. This idea from Apartment Therapy, shows that when pulled together in a shadow box collection, they could make a great art piece!
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