Bens-GardenWALK DOWN MEMORY LANE: PRESERVING PICTURES AND OTHER MEMENTOS

Losing my father recently I was comforted by looking at old photos and reading letters from people whose lives he touched in so many ways.  I cut out old pictures from the newspaper and began to make collages, and framed them.  Nothing warms my home up like looking up and seeing a picture of my father.

Mementos of a loved one often get stored away to look at later, but when taken out of the cabinets, can add so much happiness to your life.

PRESERVE SPECIAL MEMORIES

family-memoriesI ran across the most charming of stores recently called Ben’s Garden, in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York (there is also a location in Huntington, New York). Selling a precious collection of custom keepsake decoupage pieces, trays, paper weights, and stationery at stores like: Anthropologie, ABC Carpet & Home, Dean & DeLuca, and Kate’s Paperie, Ben has created a national following for creating special keepsakes and charming art postcard-keepsakepieces. Ben Busko is a most talented artist, offering gift ideas for family, friends, teachers and other special people in your life.  Send in old letters, wedding invitations, photos, or your child’s artwork to create lasting memories in preserved art.  For under $100, you can touch someone special with a keepsake.

Jennifer Litwin