Friday, May 16, 2008

Frame It

One of the things I like to do is frame things that are not pictures. I think it adds a little interest and an unexpected surprise. Here are a few things I have framed around the house. What is something special and meaningful that you could frame?
Here is our monogram.
Our wedding invitation is framed and in our china cabinet.
This is one of my favorites. It is our initials that Cody carved into a tree when we were dating.
Our rehearsal dinner invitation hangs in our hallway.
This is a small copy of our marriage license. The county clerk gave it to me to keep in my wallet until I could have my last name changed on my drivers license and credit cards.
This is also very special to me. My mom wrote me a poem and gave it to me the day before I got married. She framed it and this probably where I got the inspiration to frame things that are meaningful to me. I'd love to hear some things that you have framed.

22 comments:

Shannon said...

Handwritten notes are always nice in frames. I have some written by my grandmother. Where do you purchase such lovely frames?

Jenna said...

Beautiful decor! I really enjoy your blog!

Kimba said...

I've taken to framing some of my kids scribbles. They're sweet and it's nice to preserve those little chicken scratches. I just posted about a great haul that I got at a garage sale this morning. Part of that haul is a bunch of new frames. I was planning to put some of the kids stuff in them.
Happy Friday!

Carrie said...

I do the same thing I really like the tree one cute!

Alyce said...

Shannon,
When I was cleaning out my office today, I found some brand new black pic. frames. I found some pictures that I had saved to frame and I used one of them. I was so excited to find the frames! They've been in there for 10 months!
What I love to frame is the artwork from my children. I have a couple hanging in their play room and I need to do more. Frames are very expensive though!
I am glad you showed us your wedding invitation. I have wanted to frame ours, but didn't know where to put it.. The china cabinet it will go now!
Thanks,
Alyce

paperjunk-lc said...

Oh I love this idea! I have my 22+ year old wedding invitaion framed but I'd live to frame some notes that my dauughter has written me.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I am working on my family tree (using a template found on martha stewart's website). I am going to frame it once it is done. :o)

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh i am gushing over the tree one. Thats about the sweetest thing ever!

Hugs,
Shannon :)

Marie said...

The initials on the tree is so sweet! I have a few "old" keys framed in my dining room. My best friend did that, though. I can't take the credit!

Rue said...

Hi Shannon :)

I love the picture of your initials carved in a tree. Very cute!

It looks like you had a great time on your vacation.

rue :)

Becky said...

Hi Shannon,

I found you from Alyce's blog today. I've added you to my favorites. You have such a beautiful blog and home! I'm inspired. : )

I'm just beginning to plan how I want to decorate my Master Bedroom. Knowing where to start is always the hardest part. I'm on a mission to find inspiration today and surfing through your blog this morning has been so much fun.

Have a great weekend!
Becky

Kim said...

I love the framed items!!! Gorgeous!

I tagged you with a fun little meme...join the fun if you'd like!

Also, email me...we need to chat!!!! : )

katie said...

I like to frame my kids pictures & I also frame fabric. It's looks so cute!! I love your picture of the carvings on the tree! a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!

EllieNat said...

WOW! What a great idea. I love my daughter's adoption announcement--you've given me the idea to frame it...

Staci said...

I have nooo clue how i linked to you....i look at sooo many sites i loose track....but I LOVE this idea....thank you for it cause it has inspired me for reals!!!

Katie said...

I love this idea! I had recently seen someone doing this and have been meaning to do it myself. They had also framed an old family recipe! I love the one of your marriage license! :o)

Susie Q said...

I love these. I have a few special things framed and it adds interest for visitors and makes me smile each time I see them. So many treasures get locked away where we can not see them..you have your out where you and your guests can share them and enjoy them. Beautifully framed too!

Hugs,
Sue

janae said...

I Love that idea and that you showcased it. I have only framed drawings by my kids...but had the great intention to frame our monogram too...where does the time go? Thanks for sharing. I love your blog and all the great ideas you post!
Janae

Leigh said...

Sweet!!
I have letters to my grandma from my grandpa when they were 'courting".
A letter from my favorite author, Kathryn Tucker Windham.
"masterpiece" paintings my kids did
a school prooject that my youngest son did in kindergarden, he made a fmaily tree and drew our fmaily photos on the branches. He misspelled some of names. I love it.
3 poems my husband gave me YEARS ago.
footprints of my dog
like you a wedding invite
a 4 leaf clover my son found for me.
notes from my children.
concert tickets (but you could do plane tickets, ballet, a show, ect.)
menus from our favorite restaurants are framed in the kitchen.

Those are some I can think of right away.

Leigh said...

OH! and a personal letter from the prez to my hubby. HAHA! Cannot beleive I forgot that.

Also when my dad was a year old he recieved a "nursery graduation certificate" it has his pic on it. to cute. I t is 64 yrs old. I treasure it.

Our Babies said...

my babies birth announcements w/ toile scrapbbok paper as the background/mats...Monograms are a great thing to frame. Kid's artwork, they are my little Picasso's! Also my babies hand and foot prints.
AHJ

Our Babies said...

oh, amd the biggest wildest thing I have framed is the cast of my pregnant belly...above my bathtub, sounds weird but it turned out lovely! I'll have to post. My blog is brand new and a total work in progress. Come by and visit.
AHJ