Un-used, un-loved possessions becomes ”stuff”, which becomes clutter. That clutter blocks and sucks-up Chi energy. NOT good Feng Shui.
When you de-clutter you will discover forgotten personal treasures. What do you do with them? Stuff them back into a drawer or closet? The shadow box is a solution that works for mementos that are difficult to display.
Inspired by an article by David Caolo in Unclutterer he writes about his daughter’s beloved soft toy “Cow” and how it would be number one on his personal “rescued from a fire” list. He then talked about discovering his late grandfather’s personal treasures. He selected a few that represented his grandfather’s life passion and framed them in a shadow box.
Sometimes the only display space in your home is your walls. Shadow boxes are an overlooked solution for displaying three-dimensional treasures. They are small enough to require you to distill the essence of that memory. Please avoid the temptation to overload the shadow box. Remember this is for display, not storage. 😉 If you feel overwhelmed about how to arrange and mount everything attractively, then check out your local framing shops. Some can do artful and archive-quality work.
One of the pleasures of displaying precious mementos on your wall – you see and enjoy them daily as you walks by. Much better than stashing them away again.
For more help on heirlooms check out When Gifts and Heirlooms Become Clutter.
Contact Linda to learn how to create a home that refections your passions and treasured memories.
Christmas Shadow Box by bab7268