vintage photo wall collage

After living in our house for over three years now, you might be surprised to know I still haven’t done much decorating. I don’t know why, but I have struggled with making “permanent” decisions about decor. 
Lately, however, I have been working on it and pushing myself to do little bits here and there. I would truly like to make our home welcoming, comfortable and inspiring to all who enter here.

Last week, I decided to hang up some vintage photographs that I had piled up in my studio. I simply taped them in place around a mirror by the front door. The pattern wasn’t too planned out. I just eyed it as I went and tried to keep it balanced.
Each one tells a different story…and makes me wonder about the lives of the people here.
This simple “collage” on the wall has motivated me to go further with our home. Hopefully I will soon have the courage to put some nails in the wall to really get things going here 🙂 Crazy to think the girl who couldn’t resist putting a ton of holes in the wall in rentals, can’t really bring herself to do it in her own home? Hmm. 
Till next time…
~Alice W.


  • Simply Stated

    HaHa – you make me laugh! :). Love your comment about nails in the walls. The collage looks perfect.
    Old pics are one of my favorite things to collect and fortunately many are from family. Hugs to Hazel and Owen for me. Have a fun Memorial Day weekend. ~ Rebecca

  • Janine Hamilton

    I love the photos, hey it's an instant family! 🙂 I love everything you have done so far in your house, you've really made it a home! LOVE You, give my grandbabies big hugs and have a great weekend!

  • Monica

    Love your wall, but can I tell you that I love even more the lace tea cloth (or whatever it is) hanging on the door?
    I have a similar door and you bet I'll try to hang one too.
    Thanks for the idea! Your blog is always a delight to visit- welcome back to blogger!!

  • Devonshire1212

    What a fantastic idea! I have mine in a wire floral basket on the wall which is nice, but to work around a vintage mirror is great. The sepia tones and subjects of the snaps create natural warmth. I may have to borrow this idea. Great inspiration, Alice. Thank you for sharing with us. Have missed your posts! Fay

  • Sandi

    I LOVE it Alice!! It is so beautiful! I have been wanting to do something like this and you have inspired me. I will say putting nail holes in walls never bothered me! ha ha! Can't wait to see what you do next.

  • Bohemian

    The impermanence of things is often what I prefer. This is Lovely… why strike a nail and make a hole when doing it this way can give you the Freedom to Change, Experiment and Style with reckless abandon whenever the mood and Inspiration strikes! Dawn… The Bohemian