There's something about old family pictures. They are something I look on with great fondness. To be able to see the heritage from which I've come, to see my parents as children, or my grand parents as young adults. It just gives me so much appreciation of where I've come. And I think those things are so important. So when I come upon something that can display those prize possessions, I'm all over it. I only hope the next generation can look from the past to help them in their journey to the future.
This piece was originally used to hold files folders, possibly in a dental or doctors office.
I wasn't very fond of the brown paint, so I simply sanded it off. It hadn't been put on their very thick, so it took very little work to remove it. I did make sure I protected myself with gloves and a mask in case the paint was lead base.
The piece needed some embellishments. These European house numbers would suffice.
Being both the pieces were metal, all I needed was some magnets to attach this to the file holder.
This brooch turned into a magnet, also adds some additional interest.
And then I need my family pictures. This is my Dad back in the '60s when he worked in radio. A very special photo.
Or how cute is this! Probably taken in the late '30s or early '40s.
I love how it all came together.
But then again, if I want to change it up, it works great for notes, business cards and other things I may need handy.
I've also linked up to my friend Amy of Whisperwood Cottage's Linky Party "Authentic Style". How better to show my style then to show you some of my favorite things! Hop on over there and check it out!