Saturday, April 7, 2012

Odds and Ends Pictures: What to Do with Them

Pictures.   Pictures.   Pictures.

We all have them -- too many of them, in fact, especially in today's world of digital photography and the convenience of cameras in our cell phones.  Anyway, if you're like me, you have some pictures that might not make the cut into a photo album or scrapbook.  You still like them but have no idea where to put them or what to do with them.  

Take me, for instance.  A friend of mine, Worth (cool name, eh?), posted on Facebook that he was enjoying going through tons of old pictures recently while organizing them, so I decided to take my own trip down memory lane.  I happened to notice while browsing among my bazillion pics in iPhoto that I had three separate pictures where the person in the photo was looking downward when the camera snapped.  I really like all three and came up with an idea to group them together.

All three pictures (see below) are of different events/vacations.  The first one is of my daughter trying on a hand-me-down sweater from an older cousin and is truly one of my current favorite pictures of her, the second one is of me at a beach in northern Oregon, and the third one is of my son in the Atlantic Ocean at Tybee Island, Georgia.  What ties them all together is how we're all looking down in our respective poses.  

I came across a unique photo frame my brother had given me one year for Christmas that has a 3D effect and allows the pictures to slide around.  It had been hiding out in my junk room for years.  I printed out all three pictures and cut them to size for the frame.

I now have a cool way to showcase these commonly themed pictures that I like 
but didn't quite make it into any photo albums.  :)

Other Items:
  • Table from IKEA (Lack table for $9.99)
  • Pot and plant from IKEA (probably $10.00 total)
  • Amber-colored dish is really an ashtray from like 30 years ago that I think I won at Six Flags???
  • Candle is from Bed, Bath, and Beyond from years ago
  • Table runner is actually a gorgeous placemat from Pier 1 Import (sort of recent purchase)


  1. Nice idea. Cool frame, too. My problem with the organizing is that I'm trying to go chronologically, and the photos go back to childhood. That was a long time ago, ya know? I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, though.

    1. Thanks -- yeah, I do know! It sounds like you've had a lot of fun sorting and sifting through them all, too. :)

  2. Very cool idea! Love the frame, too. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog!

    1. Thank you so much! And, yes, your blog is one I found through one of my followers, Tracy, this morning. I can tell your a cat lover like I am! :)