Hudson in Boston has a very intriguing collage wall in the back of their store. Full of vintage photos, letters, addressed envelopes and other bits and pieces it is a real attention getter. I found myself lingering there for quite a while taking it all in. Years ago I visited a house where the entire wall of their basement stairwell was a collage of their family - past and present. A typically boring transition space was transformed into a meaningful and interesting design space.

Do you notice a famous brother and sister in this section below?

Love the handwriting in the letter above - what a John Hancock.

If you don't have your own vintage family photos or memorabilia, you can always "adopt" somebody else's from the local flea market or antique store. Or, just start with the present as eventually it will be vintage...