8.31.2009

Scrap Paper

During my family room re-do I was moving stuff around on the mantel and decided on this little vignette that included a quote from my Grampy in his own handwriting.



When my family was cleaning out my grandparents house I came across your typical junk drawer. When I looked closer I noticed that it was a stack of quotes, jokes and funny little sayings my Grampy had written down on scraps of paper over the years and stuffed in this drawer. Knowing they were probably going to get thrown out I grabbed a couple of my favorites to keep.

Never really knowing what to do with them and not wanting to throw them out, they lived in my junk drawer...that is until now.




Happy Monday!

18 comments:

Lizzie said...

Great idea!

paula said...

love this... I have a letter my grandfather wrote to my daughter about her namesake (my grandmother) before he passed. They never had a chance to meet. framing it would be so much better that keeping it in a drawer.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

That is such a sweet way to keep your grandpa close by! I love reading notes that my grandmother scribbled in her cookbooks - something about seeing her handwriting is really comforting.

Meg said...

I LOVE This idea, so sweet! and personal! I also have some of my grandmothers cook books with her notes and ripped up check stubs as the book marks! So funny! Ps. I am also obsessed with the blue/orange combo and what you're doing to your shelves! :)

Lauren said...

I LOVE that idea. It makes me want to go dig threw my mom and dad's love notes to each other when they were apart for two years.

Haven and Home said...

Oh this made me laugh and cry (thinking about my Granddad.) Great post!

AudCole said...

Awesome!! I actually redid my bedroom this week and came across a note I thought I had lost from my late grandmother. It tells the history of a plate she gave me. I scanned it in my computer in case it ever gets misplaced again. My sister suggested I frame it and put it with the plate... and now that I've seen this, I think it has inspired me to do it!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Now that is priceless...how wonderful you saved it from possibly being thrown out.
Janell

Sweet Nothings said...

i LOVE this idea.

bluehydrangea said...

Love this idea and your grandfather's quote!!

Design Esquire said...

I think framing his quotes is a great way to remember him (and his humor, judging from the quote you framed!). I kept most of the letters my grandmother wrote me, and I love reading them. Maybe I should frame one too...

Elizabeth said...

I hung up an older letter from my Gramps too and get so many compliments on it!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

What a great quote!!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

can you please make that into a poster and sell it. That is AWESOME. I love your grandfather.

my favorite and my best said...

grampy is/was a cool moo shoo.

Beckie said...

Not only should a mantle be for decor, but since it's the focal point of any room I always think it should include something sentimental for closer looks which speak volume's about the owner's personality. This little framed note from your Grampy is a treasure! And everyone needs a junk drawer, altho they always seem to be full of too-good-to-thrown-away items! Can't wait to see the completely living room.

Deliciously Organized said...

That would make me smile every time I walked passed it. Perfect for a frame!-carlee

Danika Herrick said...

Oh that is is sweet! Makes me teary thinking of my Grandpa and the advice he would give. Great idea!