Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Obsession Confession

My newest obsession is....

Old photos of people I don' t know. Odd right? But just think about this.....

I'm a picture freak. I love taking pictures. There is just something about having a freeze frame of that exact moment in time. I've always said when I get married everyone will be eating hotdogs because I'm spending my money on photography.

I didn't come up with this "obsession" on my own. This is an inherited trait from my Aunts Janie and Andi.  If either of them are around you better have a smile on your face.  They snap photos like the paparazzi following Britney Spears circa; the head shaving years. Aunt Andi even carries around a portable printer to print off copies for everyone on site. That is one of the reasons I aspire to be like her.

Since, I'm drawn to photographs (and it is in my DNA), it made sense that a couple months ago when I found a wallet full I had to have them. The pictures looked to be school pictures from 1950s-1960. My first thought was, "Why would someone throw away pictures?"  I mean, these people where friends of someone at sometime. My second thought was, "What can I do with these pictures?"

The why might never be answered but the what can be! Giving credit were credit is due. (Which for me these days almost always include pinterest) I found this and thought it would be perfect for vintage and vintage inspired designs.

I put Sis to work in the "sweat shop" and she came out with...
Our New Tags

Since the wallet I've found a friends trip to New Mexico circa 1960s. (Frank "the bachelor" found love on that trip.) Just the past weekend I found an amazing photo album with pictures from early 1800s-1939. There are wedding pictures, school pictures and family pictures. Thankfully someone's loss is my gain.

These are some of my favorites! I would totally love to put everyone of these up for everyone to enjoy. It truly is an amazing collection. I can't bring myself to cut up these pictures so I'm thinking I might just make a coffee table book out of them. If you have any suggestions, I'm open to other possibilities, too!


  1. I'm with you on the photo thing. I have been taking photos and videos non stop ever since as a kid I discovered there were like only three baby pics of me. (I was the last of 8). I find these old photos so fun and I love the tags you made. I take and scan and print them out so they can be reused. Then modpodge over them. I found you at The Vintage Farmhouse. Stop and see me at Quirky Vistas.

  2. I love these as tags! I have some old family photos that I may try this with! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think it's cool that I am a real gemini. Love your site... working on mine. We need to ave a study session to teach me this new pintrest phenomenon too... hope to see ya gals soon.


  4. I'm really glad other people don't think it's strange. Liz- the last of 8 I couldn't even imagine! I'm really excited to do something with the photo album...I just can't figure out what I want to do just yet! I guess I'll have to go to pinterest for ideas! Speaking of pinteDoodle totally teach you! Your artwork needs to be on there for sure!

  5. I have a boatload of old photos if you want them!


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