Bringing out the Ancestors!


I love old family pictures and have quite a few. We have this display in our dining room and it has been a good conversation piece when we have company. The pictures date back as far as the mid 1880's and up to early photos of my husband and I in the 1950's. It's nice to have the pictures out where we can remember past generations and introduce them to our children's generation.
This picture was taken in the mid 1880's. Since it looks like winter, we think it must have been a family Christmas picture. My grandfather is sitting on his grandmother's lap.
My great grandmother is the very proper looking lady on the second row from the bottom, center picture. She loved to decorate & entertain. When I'm setting my dining room table, I sometimes look at her, wondering if she would approve!

Top Hometalk Projects

18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
22 Ideas To Make Your Terra Cotta Pots Look Oh-So-Pretty
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
13 Spectacular Ways To Display Your House Number
30 Brilliant Things You Can Make From Cheap Thrift Store Finds!
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
31 American Flag Ideas That Will Fill You With Pride
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
The 15 Coolest Ways to Reuse Pipes in Your Home Decor
15 Gorgeous Bohemian Inspired Decor Items To Make For Yourself

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 27 comments
  • Donna R
    on Dec 14, 2015

    Good idea on writing names, dates, etc.! Thank you!

  • Peggy
    on Oct 16, 2016

    Love this. My daughter and I like geneology. She put a tree on wall -from wal marts-and attached ancestors. I want to do something like this soon as I can. Thanks so much for sharing.

Your comment...