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Other People’s Memories

In my space right now at Antique Company Mall I have a stock of old photos and family film reels from the 1950’s.  I realize that some people may think it’s strange to use somebody else’s family memories to decorate with, but I really enjoy these little glimpses into other people’s pasts.  I love wondering about who these people were and the lives they lived.

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I stumbled across this set of film reels a few months ago at McKinney Trade Days.  I thought they were so unique and I loved that they were all still labeled.  One reads, “Paul’s Baptism, 1957”, and another is “Trip to Maine, 1954” with our friend Paul listed again plus lots of other names.

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I don’t have a media room, but if I did these would be prominently displayed in there!  I think they are so rich with character and great for the imagination—who was Paul and how did he like Maine?

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I also love this picture, maybe a family reunion?  And don’t you love the book behind it?  It’s just waiting for the perfect home.

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A few weeks ago I went to an estate sale that had boxes full of loose family photos.  Here are just a few that I snagged.  I’m actually kicking myself for not getting the whole box!  They were all about to be lost in the trash and I decided to help find them a new home.

Where in your space can you add some history with other people’s memories?

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