Wednesday, August 13, 2008

FOCUS ON FAMILY


I think you already know that family is really important to me! My husband and I both have lost both of our parents and grandparents but have wonderful memories of them. We have a picture of my husband when he was a little boy with his grandparents and when we remodeled we decided that we'd like to have a wall of picutres of just our parents and grandparents. We had a board from an old shed on my grandmother's land that we had taken down (my mantle is built from this) and I stenciled All because two people fell in love... These pictures hang over an old church pew. This has become quite a conversation piece when someone comes to visit. This gives me a chance to tell a little bit about the people who meant so much to us!

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi, Sue.....I just love the idea of all the grandparents...with the stencil!! I have the perfect place, too! In my new room, there is a wall above the door way going into the dinning room. I think That may be what I do this week end....I'll let you know! oh....a few posts down I was looking....and I have those same checked napkins, I turned them into pillows also!
I NEED to put you on my blog list....I'll do that right now!
Cathy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi sue,
And welcome to bloggin! Your family photo arrangement sounds great...and I'm sure it looks great in your home!
I scrolled through your other posts on this page, and love what you did with the antique dresser! My daughter is looking for one to use in a half bath.

Nice to meet you,
Diane

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Sue,
That is so special... I feel the same way about family~
I'm so glad you dropped in on my blog and liked the chalkboard pots...So easy. I'm going to add you to my Google reader blog list.
Take Care and God Bless you,
Robin~♥

Linda said...

HI Sue - nice to meet you. I too am married to my high school sweetheart for 33 years now. He was a collge boy though when we met. My mom fixed us up - I blogged about that back in June.

I love what you did with the pics and stencils. At ourson's wedding reception in May, we had a dance and people sat down according to how long they were married. Left at the end were my folks and my DH folks - each of them married over 56 years. My son and his bride gave them frames that said FAMILY .. all because 2 people fell in love.

Love what you did with the old dresser in the bathroom - very clever! And you pumkin pillow is great!

Thanks for the compliments on our home. It has been a labor of love for 22 years and this year my dream came true when Country Sampler photographed it for a spring issue. That's in my blog too.

I ave to go back and read more of your blog later this evening when I have time. Stop by anytime!

hugs, Linda

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Sue, I love your blog. I love the family photo wall you have created!!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Family is everything! I love your photo wall! And the picture of the couple in the old buggy is a work of art! Love that! How I wish I had family pics like that! They deserve the beautiful display you have created for them.