Old Family Pics
I asked my aunt if she had any old photos of the family and these are some of the ones she gave me. I was thrilled! I just had to write a page about them and give you some ideas on how to display them.
First and foremost old pictures like these are very delicate so be extremely careful when handling.
My aunt had given them to me in an old photo album. I think the pictures are about 100 years old.
I put a piece of fabric in back of this pic. A couple of bows made out of ecru eyelet glued on the corners make this pic a nice prim statement.
To best display pictures like these try to find antique frames. You can always go to an antique store, thrift store, or yard sale and find old frames. Sometimes the frames have someone elses picture in them. Just take theirs out and put your picture in!
I bought this oval antique frame for 25 cents at a thrift store and put a picture of my grandmother in it. I put a piece of burlap in back of the picture to give it an old feel.
This is an idea I had to decorate a collage frame using my old family photos. I purchased this frame with the cardboard collage insert in place. I decided to remove this and just use the black background piece. I found some old lace pieces I had in my sewing stash and glued around each picture using fabric glue. Be careful not to get glue on the picture itself. Next I placed the pieces around each picture to give it a nice primitive look. Place the pictures randomly and at any angle you wish. This is the finished one I did. I have it hanging in my living room where everyone can see the history of my family.
Here is the picture hung on my living room wall. I chose to put two other pics in old frames on either side. The one on the left is when my home was built in 1947. The one on the right is the old Sayles Mansion. My house was built with alot of the wood from this home when it was torn down. And, yes, I have had alot of paranormal experiences since I've lived in the home.
The lettering on the top was done with vinyl lettering. It was a little difficult to put up because my walls are tex tured and not flat. It took a little longer to do but I liked the finished result. I think the saying fit the old pictures to a "T"!
It really makes you feel connected with your relatives from long ago and also makes them a part of your primitive home.
I bought an unfinished wooden box with a glass front. There are hinges on one side so it can open either from the left side, right side or from the bottom. On the inside back of the box I glued some vintage fabric I had in my sewing room.
I placed an old bible my dad had in his family from 1862, a few old pics of my great grandparents and an old baby book of my dad's from the early 1920's. I spray painted the wood white to match my bedroom. A small piece of tape holds the pictures in place. Don't use glue as this can ruin your pics.
I display this on top of one of my radiators in my bedroom. It stands up really well without having to be hung on the wall. I placed an antique doll carriage on one side and a candle in a wrought iron candle holder on the other side. A nice way to keep your old memories alive.