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Since it's Escapes month here at AT and we have yet to get away, we've been thinking a lot about the keepsakes brought back from past trips. We display mementos throughout our house, like on the vintage industrial shoe rack shown above. What about you?

A September 2007 NY Times "Room to Improve" column offered these suggestions:

  • Display photos, stationery, maps, business cards and ticket stubs in "small, similar-looking frames, which allows you to create a pattern of photographs and printed items across a single wall."
  • Take your paper souvenirs and découpage an object.
  • "If you have a mishmash of three-dimensional items like plastic statuettes and snow globes, the best way to create visual impact is to group many examples of one type of object — like vases or masks — or items with similar colors or textures. Display them in a cluster on a tray, table or shelf. The more pieces you add, the bigger the statement."