Gallery wall done on a Dollar Tree budget.
Last week, I decided to update my hallway gallery wall. I wanted an easy layout that would bring a non-cluttered feel to the narrow hallway yet still add personality. So the search for simple yet affordable picture frames began.
A trip to The Dollar Tree was all I needed. I bought 20 simple frames in two different sizes. I kept my four old large frames.
Some photos are pretty old … like this one of my mom when she was pregnant with me in 1970.
Some are current; some in black and white.
Some full of priceless memories … like this photo I took of my then 10-year-old daughter. The dress, the guitar, the brick wall … just like it was yesterday. Memories all over the wall.
Some ” design experts” will tell you not to display too many family photographs. To me a house without photographs doesn’t feel like a home.
My daughter Christy once wrote a song titled A Place To Call Home. With this song she captured our life experiences and move to Nashville. These two lines from the song will always stick with me.
“Pictures are first on the wall in a second
A constant reminder of who we are.”
I’ll keep adding to my gallery ( even if design experts don’t agree with) until the picture frames reach the bottom. In the meantime, these photos “are a constant reminder of who we are”.
Anne Frank’s step sister will share her story of triumph, tolerance and peace.
Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s childhood friend and step sister, will share the unimaginable experience of living through the fear and panic which was the Holocaust. This is a special opportunity to hear a first-hand account from someone whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history.
As time passes, there will be fewer opportunities to hear from actual Holocaust survivors and one day, there won’t be any. Please don’t let the chance to hear Eva’s inspiring message of peace slip by.
For more than 30 years, Eva Schloss has devoted herself to holocaust education and global peace. She has recounted her wartime experiences in more than one thousand speaking engagements and has written 2 books.
She’s also giving an inside look into the life of Anne Frank and her revolutionary diary, showing the real-life people behind the textbook history lessons.
DATE AND TIME
Thu, October 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
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201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
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