Using Home Decor To Remember My Dad

Fathers Day is bitter-sweet for me.  I lost my Dad two years ago to cancer.  It's a tough day for obvious reasons.

Today I wanted to share the ways in which I use Home Decor to keep my Dad alive in our home and part of our everyday life (without it looking like a shrine)...

Photographs:








This one (my dad and I) is in the Master in a display of photos from my husband and I when when we were children.






 Here watches over the family command center (the photo in the center is him on his boat)...


Furniture: 





This shelf was a gift he made for me...






Our bookcase is the dollhouse he made for my sister when she was little.



Christmas Decorations:





 This entire Christmas tree is dedicated to the ornaments he collected for me over the years...







This is my daughters tree with special ornaments he gave to her...



DIY Projects: 






Our home is full of projects we worked on together, like my daughters Headboard Turned Desk



Art projects:  





this one pays homage to his love for the Beatles...








And this one reminds the kids of his silly words of wisdom about their teeth.



Now, on a lighter note, Fathers Day is sweet for me because I get to spend the whole day celebrating my Hubby and what a wonderful father he is...


Here are a few of my favorite pictures of him with the kids...
























Happy Fathers Day!

9 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah,

    Love the ways you pay tribute to your Dad

    Enjoy the day with your husband and family.

    Best,

    Coastal Blue Ocean

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  2. What a nice tribute, Sarah. Your dad was a great guy. :)

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  3. How very sweet. Your dad must have been an awesome and very thoughtful guy. :)

    Crystal

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  4. SO Glad you found me and in return Found you!!! :)Yeepee!!

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  5. Feeling for you today, I too lost my dad two years ago to cancer. I love how you keep him alive in your home and lives.

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  6. Aww I'm sorry :( But these are such great ways to have him with you every day. It's definitely a nice idea and it's not "shrine-like" at all. It's beautiful & I'm sure he's looking down on you with a huge smile on his face.

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

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  7. Sarah,

    Father's Day is bittersweet for us too. My husband lost his dad a little over two years ago and Father's Day is always difficult. I need to add more pictures of him to our home..thank you for this.

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  8. you have a beautiful family and I think you've done a wonderful job honoring your father's memory in your home...

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  9. You have had two very special men in your life, this was a lovely tribute to them both, Kathysue

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