We live in a digital age and our images are everywhere, yet they are nowhere at the same time. The important thing here is to get your beautiful pictures off of the hard drive, off the disk that is gathering dust in your desk drawer and out into the world, where you can enjoy them! It seems like such a shame to spend all that time planning, getting your family in the perfect outfits, scheduling haircuts, making sure no one has a dirty face, showing up for your session with everyone excited to participate and then just let it all end there. We love seeing your images on social media (keep them coming!) but a day later, a week later, a year later….how are those photos bringing a smile to your face? The very best way that you can enjoy your images is to display them in your home, surround yourself with their loveliness, print them out, and I am here to inspire you to do just that.
May is one of my favorite months. The flowers are all starting to bloom, our garden has sprouts popping up everywhere and it is the beginning of Garage Sale season. I love garage sales (as long as I have my willpower in tow) and I have found some fun ways you can reclaim some household items you may find at those garage sales and turn them into great displays for your photos.
1. A ladder! I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a cute old wood ladder at a garage sale. They may be weathered and not the safest for climbing on anymore so why not reclaim it and hang it up to make a really cool piece of art to display your photos and knick knacks. How cute is this?!?
2. Plates! Another item that floods garage sales, if you like the look of vintage plates I will let you in on a secret…. Look for Estate Sales or sales at your local Elks Lodge, This is usually a goldmine for vintage stuff, since the donators are retirees for the most part. Bless those people who save everything, especially from the 50’s through the 70’s.
3. Forks. So this is what you do with those forks that your kiddos bent while trying to pry open the mason jar of peaches or from digging in the dirt……light bulb!
That’s it for today but keep your eyes peeled for more On Display inspiration each and every month right here. I love seeing how you put these tips and ideas to use too, share links in the comments or email me some snapshots of your displays. I am so excited to see how YOU reclaim items to display your pictures.