Now that we have a little more substance to the room, it was time to work on the walls. We have all sorts of artwork and pictures, so a gallery wall was the way to go.
The first step was collecting everything we might consider putting on the wall. First, to see what we have. Second, to see if we needed anything else.
The Eiffel Tower (purchased in Paris with my Mom, sister, and aunt), John’s grandparents, a print of Hong Kong, and a photograph taken by John’s Dad out west
Pictures from our trip to NYC during senior year at SLU, Our Lady of Guadalupe, the “D” made from old ceiling tiles (bought with Jess at an antique market), a wedding picture with our parents, and a house blessing given to us by John’s parent
A decal from Piper (see below), photo strips from John’s sister’s wedding, a cross given to us as a wedding present, and a wall hanging of fish bought in Chinatown during a trip to San Francisco with my family
A hope chest is where a woman would collect things, like linens, for her new home after she got married. I think my Mom said that were greeting cards with my Grandma’s maiden name and newspaper clippings from the 1930’s in the chest. So this hope chest definitely has some history!