Monday, June 17, 2013

THE GALLERY WALL

Across from our dining room is a wall that was called The Gallery Wall on the floor plans for our house. It's a large wall and we have 11 foot ceilings in our home. After our trip to Europe 2 years ago I had my photo from the Eiffel Tower put onto canvas. I had already had the smaller Ranunculus flowers on canvas. I would always take advantage of the free 8 x 10 offers when they came around. So we decided to start a wall of canvas from our trips. 
It's been growing and it is finally starting to come together. We plan to keep going from floor to ceiling as time moves forward. The newest canvas just arrived and will be hung to the left of the gorilla canvas. It's a giraffe from the San Diego Zoo. (the wall is longer, that is a hallway corner pillar in the view)
I write the place and date on the back of each canvas and put my initials too! You will see at the top is a leaf with grapes from the Vineyard we visited. The cloud photo from our return trip from Vegas a few months ago. The sunflowers are from our drive from Paris to Italy. The pier is from the lake where we spent a lot of summers with our children at my dads cottage near Antioch, IL. The wild flowers are from Hyde Park in London. 

I wish you could see this wall in person because it is stunning. I have taken numerous pictures time and time again yet I just can't capture it's beauty in my photos. 

This one is not from a trip but I love the way it turned out. I purchased this adorable wine glass and had taken this picture and put it on Instagram. Well a few weeks later I was washing the glass and the decals came off! I couldn't believe it. Of course the glass was returned and I certainly wasn't going to replace it with another one so when I got another offer I decided to put the Instagram picture on canvas. I'm so glad I did because I love the saying and needed a way to preserve it for myself! 

17 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

What a creative way to preserve and enjoy your memories! Love these and love how you captured that wine glass!

Sandra said...

you are right about trying to capture photos on the wall, i have tried many times and it never looks the same. this is great, it is a documentary in photos of your many trips and will stir your memory for many years... i have yet to put a photo on canvas and wish i got free offers... i am loving the zoo animals and can't wait to see the girfaffe.

nancygrayce said...

What a great wall! I love all the memories and how they are captured in one place!

I love this idea!!

TexWisGirl said...

really nice to fill the wall with your own memories. :)

i love that pier.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your canvas wall collage is fantastic! I bet it gets lots of compliments.

Deb said...

that is an awesome wall....

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

That is so brilliant. I love it.
Perfect way to keep precious memories.
I would have a hard time not spending all day staring at it.

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

What a lovely gallery wall.

Paris is on my must see list. I have wanted to go there for as long as I can remember!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
xoxo

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Debby I love that wall!! And that saying is the best so you!

I also love the dock picture it just seems so peaceful to me!

Cathy said...

What a great idea! The wine glass picture really turned out cool.

Sonya said...

I love this idea!

Chatty Crone said...

You my dear are so incredibly smart - I would never have thought about that - it is beautiful. sandie

Trisha Larson said...

Wonderful idea :)

I LOVE this!!!!!

Hope you are enjoying Florida and your family.

Hugs,
Trisha

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful way to keep those memories top of mind and close to your heart. Gorgeous!

PS My blog has moved from Blogger to WordPress. Hope you can still find me!
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Love Of Quilts said...

Great way to preserve the memories.

Tami said...

I love the gallery wall. I have never had a picture put on canvas, but I'm going to try it now.

Great way to preserve the memory of Paris, also. My son just returned from a trip and brought his sister a beautiful mug from London - all in red, black and white (her favorites) but it broke inside his luggage on the return trip. She is saving the pieces of pottery to make into a mosaic to preserve it anyway.

Katherine said...

I SO want a gallery wall! It's beautiful!

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