Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birthdays on the wall

Last night we were visiting my Dad and his wife, and I noticed this gift her daughter made her for Christmas.

Dennis is a lot cuter in real life. He looks like a mean cop in this picture.
I like the way each month has a different kind of ribbon.
Boy birthdays are stars, and girls are hearts.
I thought this was a cute way to visualize birthdays ahead. 

Also, another idea I learned from Susan last night.
I like the creative way she hung this painting....down low right beside the dresser. 

That would be especially nice in a child's room or play room, so they could actually see the pictures on their wall.
I also think it's a different look.
And while I'm at it, let me show you some other things I like about their home office:
Dad's family on one side of the computer, 
and Susan's family on the other.

And if that's not enough, 
they have family all over the office closet.
I think they like all of us.


Dad and Susan said...

You're right--We do like all of you! This is fun to have our home shown on your blog. It brings joy to us. Love, Dad and Susan

Karen Mortensen said...

I love that birthday ribbon thing. It reminds me of the hair bow hanger that Robin used to have when the girls were little.
Thanks for the little tour of Susan's house. I love the way she decorates.

Sue said...

I love family pictures. A home can't have too many!


Lisa said...

One thing is clear...they have their priorities straight & I do lover her style as well! I just came across this article G was reading today & thought this totally goes along with Susan's theme!

"What Matters Most Is What Lasts Longest" M. Russell Ballard in the 2005 GC. Great way for me to end this day with Susan's wall & this talk. THanks Grandma Honey!

Eileen said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of the 'birthday ribbon', such a great reminder!
And the family pictures plastered all over are wonderful!

I just recently took down all the pictures I had taped to my kitchen cabinets because they were starting to curl up, and now the kitchen looks so empty. I really miss seeing all those faces smiling back at me when I go in there!

Great post!

Grandmotherfairy said...

What a great idea to help you remember all the birthdays ahead...I think I'll borrow that idea!!!

grandmapeg said...

I love the birthday ribbons!! What a great idea! And it is clear that they love their family and are proud of all of them. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapally said...

Very fun to see how someone else decorates and uses space. Family surrounding them...wonderful! I enjoyed the tour!

Kris said...

That birthday chart is a great idea!

Annette said...

oh LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I am so going to steal the birthday ribbon idea. I know exactly where it will go!