Thursday

Show and Tell - Family Silhouettes

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell, go here for many more fun things! Today I'm sharing one of my Christmas gifts. This is a silhouette of my 17-month-old grandson, Caden. I just love it!
I already had a silhouette of my other two grandsons when they were small, and one of their mother when she was 1-year-old. I hope to display all of them together somewhere. Now the two below are hanging between a closet and bookshelf, but the new one of Caden is too big for that area. (Below is Alyson's picture, top, and Taylor and Tanner.) I have always liked silhouettes.

Caden's silhouette is on top of a bookshelf for now. I'm hoping to incorporate them together soon, any suggestions?

Hand cut silhouettes are almost a lost art today. Today some are done by computer!


Thank you for your interest, please leave a comment! And please do return soon!

Katherine

32 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Katherine, how lovely to have such a wonderful collection.
Alison

Linda said...

Your silhouettes are very sweet treasure...a lovely collection. I have always loved silhouettes and have some family ones too. Linda

Feathering My Nest said...

Your silhouettes are so precious. I love them. ~ Kathi ~

Hootin' Anni said...

A true treasure!!! I've been thinking about how they were popular way back when.....didn't know that they still did it. And I think they're super. A fantastic Show N Tell!!!!

the teach said...

Katherine, I was given a silhouette of my godson when we baptized him years ago. It is a favorite possession. Yours are lovely! Thanks for showing them.

Jada said...

Aww, how cute! I may have to see about doing this for my Mom and Dad of my three nephews.

Barbara H. said...

I love silhouettes! I especially like the one of the two boys together. How neat to have one of each grandchild!

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous collection! As for how to display them... I would take them all to a copy center and have them all made the same size... then I would get mats/frames that were all the same. (of course I love things that are all uniform lol)

Nora Lee said...

I love these silhouettes, I had some done of my children when they were small. What a treasure.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful. It would be wonderful to have them all displayed together. Looking forward to a future show and tell to show us what you decide...

Penless Thoughts said...

I'll be eager to see the display you put together. You have that special touch of decorating!!
Susan

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Oh I like those!

Daughter of the King said...

These are precious....what a great idea....
Deby

Adrienne said...

What a treasure you have! I have rather large silouettes of my children when they were young and I'm thinking of having them reduced in size and framed near their pictures in my hallway gallery. ~Adrienne~

lizzykristine said...

I like how clean and simple silhouettes look, and yours have a special history to them -- even better!

nannykim said...

Cute---we used to have silouettes (hmm, can't rem how to spell it!) of my brother and I as kids. I am wondering who do these---who made them?

Randi said...

Those are wonderful!

Sarah said...

What a great collection!

Alice said...

How precious each one is. The artists did wonderful work. It is amazing that you can see different personalities in each one.

kbbryant said...

Ilove the round baby head of your grandsons silhoutte. They are all very sweet.
Kathy b

Betty said...

Nice Show and Tell, Katherine. I love the pictures.

Sharon said...

Oh, they are so cute! I really love the way they look. I would suggest just hanging them all together on one wall. What a great way to remember someone!

Hugs, Sharon

CookieSunshine said...

Hi Katherine, These are gorgeous! I especially love that little piece of hair at the back of Caden's head. You mentioned that they were all different in size and that the newer one is larger, but you didn't say how much larger. If you could possibly post a photo showing all three together maybe we could give you some ideas or thoughts about how to work with them. Right now I don't know what the difference is in size so it is difficult to make suggestions. They really are treasures. Thanks for sharing!
-Cookie

Kelli said...

Oh, the silhouettes are so precious and sweet, Katherine! Lovely treasures!
Hugs,
Kelli

Julieann said...

Katherine--I love those silouettes, I have always wanted to get my children done.

Julieann

Hope said...

Hi Katherine,
Just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks for coming by my blog for a visit. Thanks for the comment on my supper!! For some reason that post brought out a lot of southern girls! Wonder what causes that? lol

Thanks again and please stop back by any time. Always good to meet another southerner! I loved having you.
I'm off now to read all your blog archives. Looks like I'm here for the night! LOL

Hugs,
Hope

Stephanie said...

I love your silhouettes, we have some too !!

Gattina said...

Oh that's lovely ! They look really nice !

Betty said...

Katherine,
So sweet! My twin granddaughters did my six grandchildren's in one frame for me a few years ago. Now we have eight so hopefully they'll do another one..an update!...Betty

nannykim said...

another question--so they were done by computer--but was this done at a store--??

Sandra Evertson said...

These are Wonderful!
Sandra Evertson

Folded Wings said...

this is a beautiful collection. What a work of art! I think it is very very special.

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