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Thursday, September 17

ancestors on display and more.....

Don't you love it when a project finally comes together?? I do. Awhile back I shared the repurposed $1 dresser I made into a Buffet for the dining room. Here is is now, with some of my fave finds and possessions. The framed piece is from our wedding and the oil lamp is from my family. The rest are all salvaged items or yard sale finds. I like how it came together.

This bird cage sits to the left of the buffet. I found the fat little bird and thought he looked right at home here.....the winged heart is one of my treasured winnings from One World, One Heart. They are still looking for the perfect finishing touch to sit with the heart. All in good time.....

Here is my nearly finished Ancestors display project. The 2 shelves are in my kitchen/family room positioned about my computer desk. They are a mix of both Hubs and my ancestors. We simply adore them. Most are the original photos.

We keep collecting unique frames that we think will blend in. I have a few more pics to get framed but it looks good right now I think.

A pic from Hubs family using scrapbook paper matting.

This is my Great Great Grandfather standing in front of his house. Sadly the house eventually had to be torn down, but our family donated the land and now it is a park.

My Grandma and her sister. Pics of she and I at the same age are nearly identical!! :) I matted this with some of the DCWV Le Creme paper. I really like how it turned out!!

My Grandpa, holding a whiskey bottle....taken on his Wedding Day.

My other Grandparents on their wedding day and my great Grandmother on her pony.


Nancy B said...

It must be a warm feeling to be surrounded by all your family. I love the one with the whiskey bottle!
I love all those charms too. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Chrystal S said...

Shelly, Your projects always turn out so beautifully! I love your shelves with your ancestors' photos, really neat. :)

Angie Hall Haviland said...

GREAT Pictures....the set up looks FABULOUS!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Shelly....that looks AWESOME AWESOME GIRL!!! What a treasure it is to look at all the time!!!