Sunday, September 25, 2011

Heritage Wall

So the "decor" post did just what I wanted it to! It inspired.
My heritage wall got a lot of attention and a few
questions so I decided to do a post for it!
My great grandmother passed away at 103 last year.
All of the kids got to meet her but Sissy is the only one
 that really remembered her because the boys were so young.

The kids see pictures of their great grandparents but sometimes they don't recognize who they are. So this sparked and idea. I gathered pictures of all mine and Hubby's parents, grandparents, and my great grandmother and made a heritage wall. This is helping the kids to get familiar with their faces and they already notice them in other pictures when looking through albums.

Plus, it just makes me smile to see a wall full of faces that my husband and I love.

Here are a few more pictures.



I am sorry about the lights.
This wall is right beside a window and and chandelier... lol
My camera is dead so these are IPhone pictures.

This is a project that will continue to grow
as I gather more of my favorite pictures of the family.

26 comments:

Jenny said...

Love this!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Kreatita said...

Lovely wall with the pictures, think in the future I will do something like this too in the hallway

love letters to e and g said...

Love that wall...I have been wanting to do one for a while.

visiting from southern ins

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

This is pretty cool!! It would be great to do something like this. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!
http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

April's Homemaking said...

What a great idea, I have some great vintage pictures of my family that would be fun to display like this, your picture wall looks great!!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

This is beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to your family! I love how you tied it all together with the beautiful frames. :)

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Monica said...

This is really neat! The little baby in the dress looks like Sissy!

My friends have a wall like this of their wedding pictures and then the wedding pictures of their parents and grandparents. It's a really sweet idea.

beckaboots said...

This is great. I love finding out neat things about my ancestors and seeing their pictures on the wall can help us remember how awesome they were. I am still (always) working on putting pictures up in my house and I need to do a wall like this. Great job!

Bekah
If Work Permits

Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block said...

I LOVE this idea! I totally going to do this when we move into a bigger house with more available wall space.
At my wedding reception I had a display of my mom and both of my grandmas on their wedding days next to my bridal portrait. I meant to display them in my house afterwards but my mom snatched them up and put them in her house! I guess I'll need to have copies made ;)

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Michelle said...

I love this! Are the frames white? I want to do this too:)

Fifi said...

♥ this!! thank you for sharing.



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Sam Findlay said...

What a lovely feature wall to have in your home! Love it!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

I love that!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I love this!!...I have been trying to put together a collage of my grandkids photos for months!
Thank you for all this inspiration!

I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me.
Have a wonderful day!!!

Geneva said...

What a nice way to honor your family... your display looks very nice!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

I think that wall is very important for your children to see and what stories that can come from this! Thank you so much for linking up to The Sunday Showcase.

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MommaHen said...

Thank you for linking up!
This is a really great idea! I am so in love with the little birdie addition. New follower here :)

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Shelley said...

Love this! I want to start adding in more extended family photos to our gallery wall. Such a great way to include family members our daughter will never have had the chance to meet.

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

janis said...

Your heritage wall is beautiful! We have a Wedding wall in our dining room. I love it. In the center is Hubby & I, with my Grandparents above us. On both sides are our parents wedding photos, followed by all of our siblings. It makes for lovely conversations, and makes me feel we are always surrounded by our family.

Lori said...

Wonderful idea! Your wall looks awesome, I like how you double framed some of the photos! I found you at Inspire Me Fridays.

Heather said...

What a great idea, love the wall. This was one of the top viewed links at the So Creative Party this week.

Jenn Erickson said...

Such a beautiful way to honor family and one's heritage!

103! Those are some fabulous genes -- may good health and long life continue to be a hallmark of your family heritage!

Thank you linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

Jenn

Michelle {Fun On A Dime} said...

Great idea! Thanks for linking up!

smithpeasinapod said...

I've been wanting to do this for years - this will kick me in to gear! I love the way it turned out.

www.smithpeas.com