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How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Feb 01, 2016 at 10:58 UTC ( #1154175=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by Corion (Pope) on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:01 UTC

    I have some souvenirs/totems in the form of journals of conferences I went to or spoke at, and some cases of computer games I really liked. But mostly they also exist as digital copies and only collect dust in my home. But whenever I dust them off, they remind me of the time, which digital copies would not.

Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Feb 01, 2016 at 13:50 UTC

    Lots and lots of photographs (all of people, primarily our 4 children), some art, some posters. There's a trophy or two somewhere in the house, but I don't think they're presently on display.

    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NASB)

Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by stevieb (Abbot) on Feb 01, 2016 at 15:17 UTC

    I explore the Rocky and Columbia mountains and icefields very often, so I have a nice array of very interesting pieces of geology and fossils in my house (including many precious gems from around the world, such as my 4' tall amethysts).

    I also have a few small memorabilia from movie sets that have been set up in my area (for example, I have a small wooden stake with rope around it that was used as a TP stake in The Revenant (which I just went and saw this past weekend).

    Other than that, I have a fair amount of artwork from all over (mostly street art that artist friends put on paper/canvas for me), and many pieces by my step-daughter (she's an artist in the Bay area).

    Besides those (which are not in abundance), I don't have much stuff; I dislike clutter.

Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by choroba (Bishop) on Feb 01, 2016 at 11:25 UTC
    Very few. We prefer dust rags to handle dust.
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Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on Feb 01, 2016 at 12:49 UTC

    Much too many.

    But I like it that way - that's how I know (and feel) it is my home ... and not some generic one. Same holds true for my desk at work.

    Rata

Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 01, 2016 at 16:20 UTC

    For those familiar with Keirsey's temperament theory: Guardians (or, by extension, spouses of Guardians) are the most likely to have an extensive family photograph collection and to display photographs and trophies. As the theory goes, this is how they show they are participating in society.

    Not that the other types don't have them. But, in general, they pale by comparison.

Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by wjw (Priest) on Feb 09, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
    It is amazing how much stuff can collect on shelves, walls, on flat surfaces.... none of which have any real functional value. I have to admit however, my wife has amazing taste and a unique ability to present this stuff in a non-cluttered way. To her goes the blame, but mostly the credit. This old farm boy has no class, which is my style. But I do recognize it when I see it, and the lady has class and shows it, including the way she picks out and presents 'stuff'.

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

      It is amazing how much stuff can collect on shelves, walls, on flat surfaces....

      I suggest a weekly cleaning service...

Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by jedikaiti (Hermit) on Feb 02, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
    We'd have more, but most of them are still boxed up in the garage.
    Kaiti
    Swiss Army Nerd
Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by karlgoethebier (Prior) on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
    "Dust never sleeps"

    I'm a hunter-gatherer. I got old guitars, cams, books, scores unused for decades and many more other useless devices. And some artwork as well as some pictures of my old flames.

    Update: The most weird souvenir from my "b/w period" is a Kodak Wratten Filter #90 that i put in a 6x6 slide frame.

    Regards, Karl (still alive and well)

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

Re: How many photographs, souvenirs, artworks, trophies or other decorative objects are displayed in your home?
by jmlynesjr (Hermit) on Feb 02, 2016 at 02:31 UTC

    Wife's mother was an excellent artist. We have many landscapes of old rural Florida and carved birds.

    James

    There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over...

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