Sunday, July 20, 2008

Old Photographs



Old photographs are a great way to add history and warmth to your space. I was lucky to win two old, car photos from Jennifer's giveaway over at scissors.paper.glue. The vintage clip stand from blue bell bazaar holds the photos, and the vintage doily stretcher serves as a pin board for inspiring photos. Other photos on the pin board are of my grandparents and from my Diana camera. I attached paper clips and binder clips to the photos and then hung them with small pins to ensure the quality of the photos - no holes here! Plus the photos of my grandparents are re-prints, the originals are tucked away for safety. Next to the pin board is a vintage storage container for clips and rubber bands - also seen in this post.

Overall, a great medley of photos which can be updated and easily moved around. Thanks again to Jennifer for the great photos and cute postcard...also check out her etsy store!

26 comments:

pve design said...

love old photos too!

Krissy said...

Great photos! You must have the best looking house :)

mandco said...

Beautiful! And love your photos both old, and the ones you've taken of the old ;-)!!

mandco said...

Beautiful! And love your photos both old, and the ones you've taken of the old ;-)!!

mary said...

How awesome! I was wondering which ones you got from Jen! I'm so happy to have seen a slice of your home :)

quaint handmade said...

i also love old photos and the way you've displayed them is wonderful.

Wendy said...

That looks great!

Jan said...

Love it all. Really quaint and so vintage. Every photo is so charming. Thanks.

Dianna said...

looks great! i love old photographs also. have you tried smelling them? weird, i know. but, they smell so good!

Hila said...

oh lucky you! I love old photos.

design for mankind. said...

Love love LOVE this! :)

Victoria said...

Love the look of the old photos on the vintage doily stretcher! What a great design idea!

A Print A Day said...

oh neat!!! every time i go to flea markets i'm always tempted to purchase old random photographs. there's a warmth to them that many new photos don't have, i think.

Hey Harriet said...

I love old photos! I think digi photos lack the soul of old film photographs. You've displayed them so beautifully. You've such style!

Fog and Thistle said...

Congrats on your win. I'm still soooo intrigued by your Diana camera!

Fiesta Lady said...

What attractove grandparents you have. I love WWII Navy pictures.
Very nice.

please sir said...

Oh I like the smell of old photographs too - so funny you bring that up!

jess gonacha said...

i went to some antique stores on friday and saw so many great old photos-- there's really nothing like them! what a nice collection you have- and that 'hello' birdcage print is so so cute!

High Desert Diva said...

Love, love, love the doily stretcher used as a pin board!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love, love old photos and the doily stretcher is a great display! I've unearthed some old family photo tintypes -- they are so fab, and I need to figure out a way to display them.

Sandra Ree said...

Congratulations on your win! Love this design style, very nice!

jae said...

Do you think there will be a day when people treasure the photographs we are currently taking and consider them nostalgic. These look great!

naphtali said...

lovely old photos! i'm a sucker for those types of things...I love the history they add to a space. i have some prints i'm blogging about soon, but kept putting it off. BUT, once again you've inspired me. have a wonderful day!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

I love this vignette! That pin board is great too!

S.HOPtalk said...

Oooh I love your collection of old photos as well as the way in which you've compiled them here. I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to old photos as well and you've given me lots of ideas.

Lovely post--thanks for the inspiration.

Teal Chic said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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