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.
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.
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?
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.
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?