Decorating Walls with Memories

I love making my house feel like a home, and one of my favorite ways to do this is to fill my walls with pictures that are meaningful to me(And it is an inexpensive way to decorate -- definitely a BONUS! )  Here are five of my favorites:

1)  I took this picture of my boys feet when they were playing in the grass last summer.  I love looking at their little toes, and it will always remind me of how little they were.

2)  This is a piece of artwork my son did at school.  I framed it and hung it in his room.  It is special to both of us.

3)  When my boys were babies, I took pictures of them after their bath (wrapped in towels).  The pictures look sweet in my bathroom, and the boys love seeing themselves as babies.

4)  I had special t-shirts made for my older boys to wear to the hospital to meet their new baby brother.  I put them in shadow boxes and hung them in their rooms alongside a picture of them wearing the shirts.  Such special keepsakes!  

5)  Every year, I take pictures of the boys with the Easter Bunny and Santa.  I frame them and only take them out at Easter and Christmas.  The pictures always make me smile, and they are a very special part of our holiday decorations.

Do you have special artwork in your house?  I would love to hear your ideas.

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. I do collages of the artwork my son did (and will do it for my daughter when she gets to that age) at preschool and put them in frames. I grouped 4 frames together and hung it on his wall! Also a great way to hang onto all of those little projects that can easily get torn or lost. When he gest too old to want to have it on his wall, all move them to the family room. I love looking at them.

  2. This is hoe I love to decorate our home! I love to have things all around me that bring back special times and people that I spent them with.

    Love that picture of your kiddos feet.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love what you did with the big brother shirt--clever and cute! Please do share at the link party on Oct. 1st;)

  4. What cute ideas! I really like the bath ones in the bathroom. So clever! And the shadowbox shirt ones are such a nice keepsake.

    I am a new follower from the Show and Tell linking party at Blue Cricket Design. If you have a chance, stop by and say hi!



Don't miss any of the fun....