Monday, August 12, 2013

The Great Wall of Memories {A Feature for The Canvas Factory}

 My parents are sentimental people, my Dad especially. Memories are like golden treasures to him and he, along with my Mum, like to keep mementoes scattered around the house to remind them of special times past.

If you turn to the left as you enter their home, you'll find a shrine to all thing sentimental. A room dedicated to breakable, shining things. A room with french doors to protect treasures from the hands of toddlers that gather dust when not in use. A room reserved for guests and special occasions.

Within it's walls lay antiques, crystal, fine bone china, linen, silk and wall of photos dating back to the 1930's. Each marriage within our family is represented there, yet there is one sacred day that is missing. The wedding of my big brother to his stunning bride.

For Fathers Day this year, that will be rectified. Recently, I went through my photo archives from my brothers big day and selected a black and white image to have printed onto canvas by The canvas Factory. Within days I had beautiful memento to add to the walls of my parents home*.

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Does your family home have a room full of dust and trinkets?

*I snuck in while Dad was out to take these pics. I think he will be well pleased on Father's Day.


  1. Did you see Myf Worhursts Nice series. This post reminds me of the mythical "good room". :)

    1. No I didn't see that series BUT I did hear a wonderful talk back section on 702 with Richard Glover in which the merits of the 'special room' were discussed. I was listening and nodding along thinking of my mum and dad when BAM my mum was on the line, on the radio talking with R.G!

      SO GREAT!!! I still laugh the thought of it.

  2. I love it! - Sentimental...I have yet to start this sort of business around our 'house' - my mother doesn't have many portraits/family shots lying around to the extent of her mother ( my Oma ) who has old photos lining her hallway - its always SO interesting to see who's who and similarities in genes. My aim at some point in my life is to collect prints/scans/originals of the ancestors and make a sort of family tree in a hallway or feature wall. Best ever for the kids to see too I reckon!

  3. I think when I am older I will be your Mum and Dad - at least I hope so! I have 3 boys that I know one day they will leave me their wife and start their own boys do. In case they forget to call or come see their Mother I will need someplace to keep all their things and photos to remind me what they look like!!!!! xx

  4. I'm mad for photo walls and absolutely love your dad's. x

  5. Thanks for this Em... am in the middle of changing our photo wall of our wedding photos to all favourite family snapshots and was wondering where I could get a smaller sized canvas done... just hopped over to the link above and have found my answer! :)

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