5 Ways to Show It Off

5 Ways to Show It Off

Misty Adair
Feb 16, 2010

We all have precious collectibles, like love letters, old report cards, concert ticket stubs or favorite photographs. Some of us shove those in shoe boxes under the bed and the rest of us find creative ways to display them. For those who refuse to scrapbook, we gathered a few of our favorite ideas.

1. Standing Shadowbox from Wisteria: $129
The shadowbox is a Victorian idea that developed into fine art by the likes of Joseph Cornell. It's the perfect way to arrange your own assemblage of two- and three-dimensional artifacts.

2. Wakefield Chandelier from Pottery Barn: $199
This chandelier provides a gallery in the round for a rotating display of letters, post cards, photos, sketches or recipe cards.

3. String and Clothespin Gallery: $ almost free
We snagged this easy peasy idea from Katrina's office makeover in a previous post. If budget is an issue, then you can't go wrong with string and clothespins to show off cards and photos.

4. Salt Shaker Photo Stand: DIY
This one is for the crafty types . . .Whimsy Love posted a great, simple tutorial to re-purpose salt and pepper shakers into photo stands. A little grouping of these would be fun perched on a bookshelf or mantle with other found objects.

5. Clustered Artwork and Memorabilia: $ free
As seen in a former post, clusters of photos and cards function as one piece of art to define an area. These can be attached directly to a wall, pinned on a bulletin board, or tucked around the edges of a fancy mirror.

What is your favorite way to display your keepsakes? Or do you feel that keepsakes are better left kept away for the sake of visitors?

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