Tasteful Display of "Tacky" Souvenirs

Tasteful Display of "Tacky" Souvenirs

Regina Yunghans
Jul 12, 2010

We all have them. Someone you know escapes on an amazing vacation destination and "all you got is this tacky fill-in-the-blank". What to do? Do you hide them? Sneak them to the nearest Goodwill store? Or do you find a way to display them with grace in your home? Here are some ideas to help with the latter:

Sea Shells: Lining shelves can be a bit too much (to look at and to dust). Try them under glass as in this example from Bob Timberlake.

Plates: Display them in a dish rack, like this one in Better Homes and Gardens. Or organize them on the wall like this.

Figurines: Go serial. Lots of similar objects displayed together can take on a transformative, pop-art appearance. We love these Eiffel Tower figurines on a tray stand via Antiques Diva.

The Dreaded Oversized Souvenir T-Shirt: Try this DIY T-Shirt Quilt by Michelle Kempner.

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