Comments on: Family Trees are Pretty — by Guest Mom Leslie http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 12 May 2014 20:57:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: DIY Photo Preserve Project - Storage.com http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-838563 DIY Photo Preserve Project - Storage.com Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:08:46 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-838563 [...] Taking these careful steps with your old family photographs will help preserve those special moments and memories, so that you and your family can enjoy them for generations. For more tips and ideas when creating a family tree wall, check out this post at Design Mom. [...]

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By: Transforming a Room from Dark to Light « Mochi Home – Paint Ideas, Home Decor, Virtual Makeovers http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-257846 Transforming a Room from Dark to Light « Mochi Home – Paint Ideas, Home Decor, Virtual Makeovers Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:56:32 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-257846 [...] de-cluttered the side table by moving the family photos to the wall, in an arrangement from the Design Mom [...]

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By: upstairs hall paint dilemma « it's not a dreamhouse yet, but already it's a house of dreams http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-40514 upstairs hall paint dilemma « it's not a dreamhouse yet, but already it's a house of dreams Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:15:07 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-40514 [...] wall in the upstairs hallway. My inspiration comes from some that I’ve seen online, like this one from Design Mom, or this one from Mod Nest.  I decided on plain black frames, with a few white mats in the center, [...]

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By: Natalie http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168166 Natalie Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:30:24 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168166 Thanks for this great idea! I spent over a year tracing genealogy and this is a beautiful way to display it outside of the book I created.

You should definitely use Ancestry.com for any genealogy research. It's very helpful and their book templates are beautiful.

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168167 Dee Mon, 21 Jan 2008 20:14:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168167 What a wonderful, inspiring idea!

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By: sara http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168168 sara Mon, 21 Jan 2008 17:47:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168168 I love your favorite wall and really want to make one of my own now!! I have a prized 5-generation photo (with me as a baby) and a wall like that would be the perfect place to display it. Also, it would be nice to have a “fan” or tree with all the names on it… instead of having all those names stashed away in my many geneology file folders!

Thanks for the great post and GREAT job on DM this week!! :)

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By: jan b. http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168169 jan b. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 17:35:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168169 We want more of Leslie! We want more of Leslie! We want more of Leslie! RA! RA! RA! That is my little cheer for Leslie.

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By: Katie http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168170 Katie Mon, 21 Jan 2008 15:53:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168170 wow! that is beautiful… it looks like it is from a Martha Stewart mag… you are amazing- Leslie!

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By: Jill J http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168171 Jill J Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:48:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168171 Sooooo Leslie. What New York design firms do you consult for? I love your “designers eye” and it is quite apparent that you have a bright future in the design world. Im very impressed with your designs and your eye for elegant detail. Your week in the directors chair was a total success. Nicely done!

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By: BeachysCapeCodCupboard http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168172 BeachysCapeCodCupboard Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:22:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168172 Oh how cool! I love how you’ve displayed your family’s history! Both sides of my family are big onto genealogy research, and I just had to add here that we are very distant cousins, as I, too, descend from William the Conqueror! =)

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By: KellySchwark.com http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168173 KellySchwark.com Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:36:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168173 What a wonderful display of your childresn’s history. They are a result of GENERATIONS of love!

For my baby shower last June, my grandmother had put together all of the information that she had found (online!) as well as photographs and letters that had been passed down to her. She even gave me a quilt in which the squares were first created on our ancestor’s trip on the Oregon Trail!

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By: june cleaver http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168174 june cleaver Sun, 20 Jan 2008 14:01:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168174 I only wish Leslie was Guest Design Mom for the entire month. She deserves an encore. Great job Leslie. Your ideas are fabulous.

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By: Charlotte http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168175 Charlotte Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:20:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168175 That is my favorite wall as well and I just got the receipt… looks like Tyler got me one of those fan charts. I may need some help filling it out!

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By: eclecticentertaining http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168176 eclecticentertaining Sat, 19 Jan 2008 17:32:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168176 Martha By Mail sold a fan chart (before it went away – boo hoo) and I bought one. After having my second child, I found a lot of vintage fan charts on eBay and I bought them. (3 came with it). Following a friend’s lead, I had a calligrapher fill in the names. Now both of my boys will have one.

In a separate place in my house, I have a family wall also. Along with photos, I frame birth announcements, wedding invites, etc.

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By: Miriam http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168177 Miriam Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:40:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168177 I have really enjoyed your posts, especially the one about Gustavian style. You have such a laid-back yet exuberant approach to the things you love. I don’t get the sense that you’re caught up in the need to look chic- you seem instead to be amassing things you love to fill your family’s surroundings.

Thanks for posting this week!

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By: Kirsten Sue http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168178 Kirsten Sue Sat, 19 Jan 2008 09:18:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168178 What a great idea for a post! I made my dad a family tree for Christmas. I got it at Red Envelope. It’s beautiful and a really good gift idea. But man was it hard work! I tried familysearch and indexing and all the stuff but couldn’t find anything. So I ended up calling my aunt. We spent half an hour together going through names and dates. It was wonderful. I love your blogs! Keep up the good work!

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By: heather http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168179 heather Sat, 19 Jan 2008 03:58:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168179 I’ve been starting to get into researching my dad’s side of the family. Now that my husband and I are living in Germany I’ve been able to find a lot more about my dad’s German descendants here. I’ve even gone to visit a quiet little German town that my ancestors left to immigrate to America. I like feeling my family come full circle!!

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By: go boo boo http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168180 go boo boo Fri, 18 Jan 2008 22:55:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168180 what a beautiful post! I loved your week at designmom. you rock & I would love to copy both your wall color and the family tree thing too! see, still such a trendsetter.

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By: vfg http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168181 vfg Fri, 18 Jan 2008 19:43:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168181 I did a version of the brown w/white lettering family tree a few years ago for myself and my parents & in-laws as gifts. I think they turned out great, but have to say my tree is much less elegant than the man who did that one, with his limited information. I did 5 generations, and have all the names, so our tree crowns were much more live-oak than poplar.

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By: Cocoa http://www.designmom.com/2008/01/family-trees-are-pretty-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-leslie/comment-page-1/#comment-168182 Cocoa Fri, 18 Jan 2008 19:34:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1708#comment-168182 I have a wall very similar to this in my home. It always brings compliments from guests. My children love to point to a photo and tell their ancestors story to anyone who will listen.

I do want/need to make a fan chart. That would add so much to my wall!

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