As I said before, I tasked my mother with decorating the upper floor of our home. After two and a half years, she did nothing.
I decided to finally setup up and add some decoration to the public space upstairs. I added six white photo frames with white mattes a couple weeks ago. I struggled for a week or two to figure out what pictures I wanted in the frames. I printed a few dozen photos from Snapfish (while using a 50% off coupon, no less). I decided to focus on travel photos. I wanted to find balance but wanted high quality photos, so I could really only use travel photos from the past several years (2006 and later) as my digital camera prior to 2006 was of pretty poor quality.
I focused on five recent trips: Chichen Itza (September 2009), Portugal x2 (September 2010), Paris x3 (September 2011). As I said before, I was surprisingly awe struck by the Eiffel Tower — so I’ve used two photos.
The third picture on the top and the first picture on the bottom are both of the Eiffel Tower. Both are taken from under the Tower. The first is a close up on the supports and details while the second is almost a full view up. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — the Tower really shocked me, I do dig it.
The next picture is also from Portugal. It’s of the Pena Castle in Sintra Portugal. We had a great day of hiking and exploring this little City just outside of Portugal (of course we got lost a couple times en route). I just love the colors of this place. It was situated on a hill with great views of the surrounding area. The grounds were quite lovely and allowed us to have a nice walk up to the castle itself.
I didn’t realize the theme from this photo collage until I started writing it up for this post. These photos aren’t just a cool picture that I like. These scenes have played a big roll in my life recently. My biggest concern with these photos now…I don’t get to see them all that often. I only go upstairs once or twice a week to clean Lilly’s box. Oh well, I still enjoy it.
Have you put some new photos on the wall recently? Did you use a stackable coupon at Michael’s to give an under designed area in your home a new look? Do you frame your own vacation photos? Do you love Paris as much as I do?