Happy Thursday! Three more days ’til the Cats
take down play Louisville not that I’m counting or anything.
Over the last few months I’ve received a number of questions via e-mail from readers. I love getting e-mail from you all, and lately I’ve noticed a theme. Most of the questions are about how to display art, photos, and other keepsakes besides using frames. It seems you’re out of wall space or just looking for another creative way to display things that you want to see on a daily basis. I totally get that sometimes we have more pictures/photos/art than wall space, so I thought I’d throw some ideas out there to help inspire you to think outside the frame.
My mom had an antique coffee table that was similar in style, though not this color, when I was kid. I have no idea where it is today, but I remember how I loved seeing the old black and white photos she had displayed. This is a great way to make those special photos even more special. The bonus for anyone who struggles with coffee table styling is that there’s no need to put anything on top of a table like this one.
Simple twine hanging from a curtain rod with clothespins used to display some of your favorite photos is a simple, no-fuss but oh so charming way to show off your favorites. It makes them so easy to change too!
I really love this memories-in-jar idea. This would be such a great way to keep those little keepsakes on display – like the hair from baby’s first cut – or the first hand written note from your child – concert tickets – etc.
This idea is pure genius. It’s a picture frame turned coffee table tray. You could easily put a photo/keepsake over the fabric or even create a little collage.
The inspiration is endless. I even created a little “Outside The Frame” pin board.
Thanks so much for sending me your questions and asking for my help! You all make me feel a lot more important than I actually am. I’m really honored that you would even think to ask me. I’m planning to put together a big FAQ post for this coming Monday answering lots of other questions that I’ve received, so if there’s something you’ve been wanting to ask now’s your chance. 😉
P.S. If you’ve sent me an e-mail and haven’t received a response it’s probably because it went to my spam folder. I answer every. single. e-mail. that I receive – though it sometimes takes me a little while to respond. So if you haven’t heard back – shoot me another e-mail. I’m never too busy for a friend. 😉 I’m the girl who drops everything when you call to say, “Hey, you want to grab some Mexican food?” DUH?! Of course I do! Seriously though, a lot of times you start an e-mail with – I know you’re really busy but – or – If you don’t have time I understand, but I want you to know: 1. Yes, I’m busy, but so are you and you still took the time to e-mail me. and 2. No, I will NEVER not have time for people in my life. For me life is about relationships – period. It’s not about projects or climbing the bloggy ladder. The fact that you come here to read my random posts is such a blessing to me, and I hope you know how much I appreciate you taking the time to visit!