When I was a little girl, I loved my paper dolls. I played with them a lot but luckily I took very good care of them so they have survived to be used today!
I recently did a post on decorating with sentimental things. My paper dolls are very sentimental so I have used some of them in my decor. I had a set of paper dolls that were a wedding party. I had 2 old frames that I took apart, using just one frame and the glass from both frames, and I sandwiched the dolls between the glass.
I framed the dolls as they were (in their undies) and added an outfit next to each doll.
I didn't do that great of a job with my framing...you can see the wire and the points.But, it's so cute you don't really notice. I'll get around to fixing it someday (maybe).
I hung this picture in one of my hallways with other art that I love, most of which was done by people I know or me...
In the picture above, the painting of the woman blowing in the seashell was done by my friend, Kimbo (I've mentioned her before and I'm sure I will again). The painting of the sailboats and the Statue of Liberty was done by our nephew, Aaron.
In this photo, the old truck was painted by me.
The abstract underneath the truck was painted by my daughter, Carrie.
The bird underneath the abstract was done by my son, John.
The large painting of the blue bird was done by my friend, Michelle, and given to me for my birthday last year.
The photo of the porch with the rocking chairs was taken by my brother, Gary (also a birthday gift).
I bought the pig painting...I like pigs. My family used to be in the BBQ business.
My friend, Karen, gave me the large oil painting of flowers in a pitcher. It was one of her thrift store finds and the bright colors are much more me than her...So, lucky me!!!
I am so blessed to have so many talented (and generous) people around me!
If your children have something that they adore, hang on to it. It might mean as much, or more, to them when they are grown as it does when they are little.