D.I.Y :: Creating Memory Decor

Memorial Day is a time when we honor those who served and died for our country. I know it’s a time for my family when we reflect on all of those who have passed and we miss dearly. In my home I have little memories scattered into my decor. I have my Grandfather’s ash tray with a a deck of cards on it, as well as a book of his love letters to my Grandmother displayed on my writing desk. Guests who stay with us get to snuggle each night with a quilt handmade by my Grandma with love. The chest my TV sits on once stored my Grandmothers china. I know all of us have special tokens from passed loved ones. Whether it’s a bible, pair of gloves, eyeglasses or matchbook it should not hide away in a drawer. Work these special items into your decor, so they can be a constant smile or triggered memory. Here is some inspiration for creating memory decor in your home.

Do you have a special token in your home that brings you happy memories?

Xo – Annie

Display vintage letters, photos or keys on a tray in a Guest Room or Study. photo via Etcetera by Sibella Courtf949d7ee85cd6608822cd0e90c0f29e7

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Create a memory shelf of photos, books and any small items that use to be in Nana’s home. photo via lonnymag

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Display on your entry table Grandpa’s ash tray,  matchbook or lighter. photo via lonnymag

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Frame the shrug Nanna wore to her engagement party. photo via lonnymag

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….. and display her sewing buttons on your dresser. photo via Bowerbird by Sibella Court

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….with her perfume. via lonnymag

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