(Closed) You’re so vain…

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey bee

haha I worried about the same things. But I think a few pics around the house is nice, it makes it feel homey 🙂

We have one pic of us hanging in the living room, and then a couple of small frames around the house of us together and with family/friends. It makes me happy looking at them so I dont worry too much if people think we are vain! lol

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

haha nope! we have tons of pics of ourselves and our family. we made a photo collage/gallery display on the living room wall, and our plan is to keep it growing.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

my husband hates personal pictures in “public” spaces (i.e. anywhere but our bedroom… and even there he isn’t crazy about them). I like them, but I feel like there is a line between classy and TOO “homey.” I would say maybe try to make sure that photos that are in those public spaces live up to “art.” Meaning… not just some random snapshots randomly places… but groupings of nice pictures in nice frames. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have a ton of wedding pictures posted.  I love looking at the photography, not my own face!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I only put them in private spaces-bedrooms, bathroom or the hallways leading to private spaces. I think a few smaller pictures are fine in public areas, but large ones on the wall are a bit much for me.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s funny you mention this, because I never thought it was a bad thing until I started going to open houses this year and saw what some people are capable of. I was shocked by how many pictures a lot of people display of themselves in general, but there was one apartment I’ll never forget. It was a couple my age with a new baby in a small two bedroom apartment. I’m not kidding you, every surface space and available piece of wall was littered with pictures of them and their baby. And when I say littered, I mean it. Some of the pictures were dirty and they weren’t displayed carefully, sometimes just tacked up messily and not in frames. Needless to say, these people were renters and didn’t have any interest in selling the place because obviously you are supposed to get rid of all personal items for an open house. The apartment itself is really nice, but it’s still on the market several months later..

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was raised with zero family pictures around the house. We had tons of paintings on the walls but not family photos. As we got a bit older we had a couple of them on the fridge but that was it. My mom also has zero photos up of me or herself around her house and I am an only child. I was just raised with the belief that it is extremely narcissistic to have photos of yourself around the house. 

That being said, do I personally believe it? Yes, kind of. I mean there aren’t even any pictures of Fiance and I together. Zero, none. They do not exist. So we have zero pictures around the house. And honestly, I think it is staying that way. It works for some people but not for me.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love pictures in general so I have lots of pictures around the house. We dont have any big prints hanging on a wall (yet) but we have lots of frames around the house on side tables, bookshelves, dressers, our desk. The big things that are hanging on the walls are art but I wouldnt mind framing some pictures of ourselves. Many of the pictures around the house have family and friends in them too. I dont really care what other people think – Im the one who is in my house all the time so I am going to display what makes me happy to look at!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The pictures will change when you have more “history” together. Enjoy them now.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

We have a lot of pictures of us and family and friends all over our house. Not just randomly displayed, but actually put in nice collages or frames. We’re huge on family and friends though, and I love looking at all of the awesome times we’ve had together. Of course that’s not all we have hanging…but I hope it doesn’t look like we’re vain b/c we have a few of ourselves!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Haha we have pics every place possible. I LOVE pictures. When we did our e-pics I couldn’t pick a favorite so I didn’t and framed all my favorites. My mom makes fun of me because she says my small apartment is a shrine but I get so happy every time I see any picture of us LOL. FH doesn’t seem to care one way or the other. I’m worried what will happen after the wedding when I have more pictures!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hahaha, I’ve wondered what people thought of this as well. We currently have six photos of ourselves around the house, and I am sure there will be more after the wedding. But most of it is done in a creative collage, so I don’t think it looks too tacky. I definitely think there comes a limit though where it turns from nostalgic to weird. LOL.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh and Darling Husband and I do have pictures of ourselves framed and displayed in our apartment, but only 3 total. We will have more when we get our wedding pictures and when we move into our bigger place. Right now we mainly have artwork hanging, which will still be the main theme of our decor, but I will work in more personal photos of us eventually.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG!  I never thought about this before.  I didn’t think it was odd to have pictures of yourselves around at all!!  I *love* taking pictures and stuff, espeically of our travels and love seeing the pictures and the reminders of great places we’ve been to. 

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