I remember holidays and special occasions at my Nana's house, surrounded by family.

I remember living in her house while she was undergoing treatment for cancer, which ended up taking her life.

I don't have a lot of memories left, and only a few knick-knacks that make me think of her every now and then, like photographs, crocheted hangers in my closet, and part of her spoon collection.

Her collection that moved overseas with me, and has lived in a box in multiple garages over the past 10 years.

A while ago I came across a wooden spoon holder on one of my thrift shopping days. It was $10 and in perfect condition. It reminded me of those spoons so of course I had to grab it.

Dining Room Wall Collage

It just needed a little updating though, so I sprayed it with a few coats Krylon Catalina Mist, and sanded it down just a touch to let the wood peek through, and hung it on my dining wall.

Apparently my mum has more of Nana's spoons to add to my collection when I go to visit later in the year.

spoon collection
It's the perfect addition to our dining room, and brings family memories into the room while we sit down to family dinners.

Spoon Holder
And a lovely addition to some of the other lovely knick-knacks I've collected over time.

Dining Room Wall Collage
You might remember the succulent necklace I made earlier this year, and the wooden 'J' spoon was made by my dad when Jay was born.

Dining Room
I adore my thrift store finds, like the toast holder, candy jar, and birdhouse frame.

I found the rooster jug on clearance at Target and the little EAT frame I whipped up one afternoon.

I don't know if you've seen the little frames in the cheap bins at Michael's stores, but I've got quite a collection of them in various colors. For this one I ripped out the horrible plastic screen in the front and using mod podge, paint and chipboard letters turned it into a lovely little addition to my wall.

Now to whip up a valance for the window and find artwork for another wall.

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[email protected] September 2, 2013 - 4:04 am

I love how you updated the wooden spoon display. This is a lovely post.

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