Friday, August 22, 2008

Who are these people anyway?

I have a final thought to pass along on hanging photos or artwork (for this week anyway).

I love how my friend Marianne hung her collection of silhouettes.

Hanging any one of them alone would have been fine, but see how much greater the impact is with them gathered together? The black and white silhouettes and the black frames create a piece of art themselves, regardless of the subject matter.

This could work with any collection, especially if the frames are all the same. And, if you want to start collecting silhouettes, keep in mind that the older ones are more affordable in singles rather than pairs. You can also find a lot of them that are inexpensive from the '50s, '60s and'70s, when people tended to get their kids' silhouettes done more.

See you on Sunday with my I Love These Ideas! column. If you or someone you know has a fun, interesting or creative idea for decorating, feel free to pass it along to me at


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Adrienne said...

I seriously love these silhouettes! Such an awesome and unique way to display your whole family! And you don't have to worry about how you look! :D

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Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love *this* idea! I bought mini George & Martha Washington silhouettes earlier this summer and I've been obsessed over with finding additional sets to hang with them. The mismatched singles look fantastic clustered together.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

So awesome!

M ^..^