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Rules on where to hang family photos?

 
 
oolongteasup
 
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2009 10:19 pm
@ossobuco,
osso jim's band the doors was named after aldous' novel the doors of perception

and i perceive we both have 3 o's in our sobriquets
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2009 10:30 pm
@oolongteasup,
I think we are dealing with confusion here.

aidan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:29 am
My favorite photo exhibit is the one that my parents have in their new digs - -they moved from the house they raised six children in last year and into a smaller two bedroom, two bath place with kitchen and living area they built onto my sister's house so they could have help nearby if they needed it.

Anyway - it's a very nice place but much smaller than their old house and I thought, 'where is my mother going to hang all her family photos?' At our old house where they lived for 44 years, she had a big foyer and the walls were covered with all the moments of all of our lives - school photos, graduation photos, wedding photos of all the kids, then the grandkids and even four great grandchildren.

No room such as that in the new place, but they do have this long, long hallway from the front door back to their living room with no windows because that's where their place connects to my sister's house (with a shared wall and a french door). My brother-in-law hung all the photos along both sides of that hallway. So you walk in the front door and as you progress down to their living room you get this bird's eye view of their lives and their family.

And right in the center there's this plaque my sister found that says, 'And all because two people fell in love'- which is such a tribute to this family they built when once there were only two separate people. It's my favorite part of their new house. Every time I walk in or out the door I notice something else about someone else's picture- even though they're all my family and intimately known to me, I see each of them in a slightly different way with each photo or remember something else about how they used to be or how they've changed or whatever.

I have family photos all over my house and always have. I have them on the window sills of every room because I've run out of space for them on the walls and on top of the piano.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 01:51 am
@boomerang,
Put what wherever the hell you want, is my view.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 08:57 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I think we are dealing with confusion here.


He meant that you both have 3 "o" in your name!
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mismi
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 09:10 am
I guess I don't mind putting my pictures wherever. I don't really consider my living room a public place. It is where I hang out...it is my girly place. With a husband and 3 boys the rest of the house is pretty masculine...with feminine touches, but my living room is decidedly girly. Toile, tassels, pillows...a lovely window seat with a comfortable cushion running the length and two sweet little table to place my tea on when I am reading. But I have my pics of the boys everywhere. I don't normally have people I don't know come and sit in my living room.

I think that asking Mo and your husband if they mind is important, and if they are okay you should be okay. And if you are not - don't worry about it. Leave the living room without personal pics...I think you should do what suits you and not abide by the norms and more's placed upon you by others...Osso is right.

I have adorable black and white pictures of the backs of my naked babies watching water run into the tub. They are smallish - only 4x6's. But I found a frame that had three places for 4x6's and I put them in the boys bathroom. As they got older J told me he did not like his bottom on display in their bathroom. He told me I could put it in my bathroom but to take it out of his. I did. He did not want his friends seeing it when they come over...I don't blame him.

They are the cutest 3 little dimpled bottoms ever though.
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Madison Man
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2012 03:37 am
@boomerang,
Do not hang them in your house. It is considered trashy. A few small photos on tables or shelves are just fine.
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AndrewJayden
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 05:30 am
@boomerang,
There is a basic rule that you should try to remember. Public pictures in public spaces and private pictures in private spaces. What this means is that your family portraits should be hung in family places. The family room is a good place for family pictures, as are bedroom hallways and bedrooms. If your dining room is almost always used for family gatherings, the dining room is also appropriate.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 05:52 am
@boomerang,
I think that its YOUR home
and u shud do what makes u MOST comfortable, n most happy, with it.

Let YOUR personal taste prevail.

At your option, u might take a family vote.





David
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 06:31 am
i prefer art work in public areas of the home

we have a wall of family photos in a hallway off the kitchen, most folks other than family rarely go there
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