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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

My Projects...

Have you seen? Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting a party to show off our 'Best Projects of 2008'. It will be fun to see what everyone sends in.
I'm happy to share my best project of 2008. It is not a project that required alot of skill, like my baby sweater. It didn't involve paints like my art work at Margarita Grill, or water colors in Montisi. It is not a revamped piece of furniture like the ottoman I posted about. I'm not bragging on my homemade ice creams or my Dolce Italiano treats.

My favorite project is the family photo wall I created. I took favorite photos of our families and printed them out in sepia colors. I then found a colleciton of frames from the Old Time Pottery. I framed these photographs and hung them on our stairwell, like I had seen in the Pottery Barn catalog.


Even though these pictures are a colleciton over the years, the similar coloring and frames helps to tie them together.
I love having them in a place where I can see them everyday.
Go over to Rhoda's to see what everyone else is showing off.
Y'all won't believe some of them!
Sandi

22 comments:

Leigh said...

It all looks great Sandi! I did not know you are a regular at MArgarita Grill. Me too (search for my post on my blog, search Margarita Grill). I LOVE that place!!! I cannot beleive we have not run into one another.
J and Rj call me the "corn girl". Long story....but not a bad one.

Leigh said...

Oh- my projects are up too.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Great project! I love how the frames a different yet are all tied together by the same colors.

Manuela

Char said...

I love the family wall!!! what great shots (from what I can see)

Mari said...

I love that! I'm planning to do my family pictures in sepia too and seeing yours gives me incentive to get to it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This looks fantastic!

KayEllen said...

Family walls are so meaningful in a home...
Very Pretty:)

KayEllen

Gray Matters said...

I love the combination of frames - no wonder it's your favorite project!

JyLnC said...

This looks awesome! I love the sepia idea and the variety of frames.

beth at aunties said...

Your wall of beloved FAME looks wonderful. I enjoy having pictures of my family around. It seems they are closer than living in four different states and some 2500 miles away:)
I really like how the colors and shapes all flows together.

Holledayz said...

Your wall looks great! The frames are beautiful and big enough to really show off the pictures-
You are the project queen!

Heather said...

The grouping looks wonderful. Don't you love Old Time Pottery?!

Pat&Back Porch Musings said...

I love your wall, Sandi. You inspire me to try this, also.

My before and after projects are up and running at the back porch. This was a fun event. I'm still trying to visit those who participated.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sandi, those really look great! I love the frames & the sepia is such a nice touch. You did good! thanks for playing!

sandra/tx said...

Sandi, I love photo walls, and you did a great job on yours, too. Happy New Year!

Melissa Wertz said...

I love the way you have them displayed.

BTW, That store in Leeds had tons of chandis. From prim to tacky to over the top that would be in Marilyn Monroe's bedroom (if she were still alive.) But that one reached out and grabbed me!

Our Red House said...

I love your photo wall. You've done a great job with the black and gold frames and the black and white photography.

I also love your year in photos. That chocolate layer cake makes my mouth water right across the world!

Kate:-)

Fifi Flowers said...

Great wall of photos! Thanks for sharing!

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful way of showing off the family photos, thanks for sharing with us all.

Sally said...

What a GREAT IDEA Sandi! I love the way they look. Nice job.

The White Bench said...

Hi Sandi! This wall is just FAB!!!
I wanted to create a similar one, with white shabby chic frames, and sepia photographs as well! At the moment, I have only my puppy's pics printed in sepia colour in our kitchen- but need to improve it!..
Thanks for sharing such beauty! Love your matching- but different-frames!
Monica.

justabeachkat said...

Great job Sandi! They really really look good.

Hugs!
Kat

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