I have been dying to get to this post! Within the last year, I have come across two of the most creative ideas to document your vacation memories. The first was on a home tour, and let me tell you, this is my FAVORITE HOUSE EVER. It is historical, has tons of architectural detail, and a fabulous layout. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the owner has loads of style and could make a potato sack look like Chanel. But I digress… Paula, founder of GAIA, has the most incredible vignette around this fabulous antique piece she uses for her jewelry. When they go on vacation, Paula and her husband take a photograph of their feet together with the scenery in the background. The photos are framed and matted in the same manner with the location and date below the photo. Love this! (Please pardon the photography, I am vertically challenged when it comes to these super high ceilings!)
The second idea I spotted at our neighborhood social. As we were all drooling over Lee’s fabulous home, my Interior Designer friend Laura said, “You must see the sand!”. I thought, “Sand? Well, if Laura says I need to see it, then I better see this sand!” So into the pool house we went. There sat this lovely arrangement of shells and sand…and…wait for it…
Turn the sand around and…
Years of memories of travels represented in one beautiful vase! Lee and Dave bring back a water bottle filled with sand from each vacation and Lee labels the striations with the location and year. Brilliant and beautiful!
I hope you loved these ideas as much as I do! How do you document your memories?