I don't know about you, but I'm a sentimentalist. I just love old photographs from the past,
especially ones of family members.
Like they say, a picture speaks a thousand words. Just one photo in your collection can tell you so much about a relative you never really knew or didn't know in the time frame when the photo was taken. We can learn so much about our ancestors and our lineage from just one small sepia vintage photo. I have gone hunting in boxes in the attic to learn a little bit more about who I am and where I came from. I just cherish these photos and have been busy finding the perfect frames and places to display relatives from my past. But as you can see, putting them in a frame isn't they only way to appreciate these old photos
Stringing these photos together as a grouping
or displaying with other vintage documents
or fanned out in a Rolodex fashion
can be so interesting
Who says you need to use frames to display these photos????
Propping them up in a vintage frog

or looking at them through a magnifying glass

or scattered with old bingo cards and other ephemera does the trick
Isn't this a great idea?
Who knew an old drawer pull, some upholstery strapping and an old piece of lumber could look this good???
I am loving this unusual wire display
and mixing this pretty vintage lace in as a vignette
on a silver tray with some pretty old buttons
for such an interesting look
These special sachets are available in
Etsy shop
The woman in the center of this photo is my grandmother with her sisters. The saying on this sachet about sisters is the perfect way
to tell
your sister how much you cherish her
What a great gift for mother's day!!
Here's my grandmother again,

...and my Aunt dancing her heart out in 1930
I just love finding unique ways to make my memories last.
Do you enjoy reminiscing over your old photographs? Maybe someone from your past was classy and fabulous too... why not find a classy and fabulous way to to show them off!!


Tracey said…
Beautiful photo displays! That's given me loads of ideas....thanks! xxx
BonjourRomance said…
Dear Gail,
So many fabulous ideas here. I am a bit of a fanatic about framing every photo I can get my hands on, but after this I'll have to start experimenting. Like you I'm very sentimental.
Love your new sachets, your grandmother was classy and fabulous - it definitely runs in the family.
Thanks for the email, no worries about getting back though, Take your time my friend!
Have a good day,
Natasha said…
I just love all of your ideas Gail! I really like the collage in the old frame as I think that it is something I could manage creating!

Hope that you have a beautiful week.

Best wishes,
Auntie Cake said…
Hi Gail,
I loved every one of the pictures you shared in this post. I especially love how you used the pictures of your grandma and your aunt. Too sweet. I have some fabulous pictures of my husbands relatives that I use around the house. I cherish everyone of them. They are so rich in the past, almost as if they tell a story...

Have a wonderful spring day!
Anonymous said…
Gail~ I love vintage photos~love your display ideas! :)
The Zhush said…
Gail, I love old photos too! These are such great ideas.
Libbie said…
You are so talented!!! Kate is an old photo buff too! She finds such cool ways to display them too :) I absolutely love the tutu pic. Makes me want to throw Annie in a tutu & start snapping pictures:) The little girls holding hands is pretty cute too! I do think when all my kids are in school I will start digging around my hisory too! Have you uncovered anything that has surprised you yet?
Anna Liesemeyer said…
Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
These are all such inspiring ways to make your family history a part of your home! Thank you so much!
What a great post! You have some beautiful photos of your ancestors, so lovely that you cherish them..Rachaelxx
I love old photographs, too, but even more I love newer photographs, from the recent years. I love some of your ideas for displaying photos and am going to try the fanned out rolodix-type thing - a regular book might work even, what do you think?
You have really been thinking outside of the box when it comes to ways of displaying these treasures! Your creative touch is so evident in the loving way you show off your pictures. Love the sachets!
junkgarden said…
Really great ideas here! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I can't wait to come back tomorrow when I have more time and look at more here. Great blog!!
Lovely pictures.:-) Stina
Hi gail, love all the displays, I have only acouple o black and white photos, I need to spend aday with my mum and go through her old photos and memories.