I've talked before about struggling to find a way to store and display family photos . Some are in albums, some are in Blurb books, some are on the walls . But I still have a LOT of photos that I love that were just packed away in a box and no one ever looked at them . About a year ago I picked up a round glass vase from an antique mall . It is probably about a foot and a half in diameter . It makes a really beautiful vase but I recently decided it would be a great place to keep our family photos .
I love how you can shuffle the photos around to get a different view every so often . But what I really like is walking by and grabbing a handful at a time for a quick trip down memory lane . You never know what you are going to get from one handful to the next - baby pics of the girls, childhood pics of me or my husband, holiday pics,
photos from friends' weddings, high school pics, college pics, etc.
Whenever I grab a bunch out I try to take a minute to write down any info I can remember on the back - who it is, when it was taken, what we were doing .
The vase sits on a piece of furniture in our living room so guests can also reach in and check out a few photos if something catches their eye . Riley loves pulling up a chair and looking through the photos . It is fun to show her pictures of me when I was her age and to tell her about family members that she never got the chance to meet .
I really love having access to the photos again . The pictures almost always bring a smile to my face .