Comments: Clothesline Photo Display

Boy, a girl goes over to read Chris' latest (make that last few latest -- it was a busy week) and behold! Two new posts. I don't know how you do it lady. Love the clothespin idea. The blue in your photos is really lovely. It looks great. Nice job!

Posted by joyolivia at April 3, 2004 5:57 PM

I love this idea. Great way to display photos. I did this a long time ago with rope and adored it's affect. However, speaking from experience, after a while, my photos curled. I had them up for a pretty long time, with almost no rotation. So maybe something can be done to the photos that prevent them from curling? Not sure.
P.S. Great site.

Posted by d. at April 7, 2004 8:13 AM

I love this idea. Great way to display photos. I did this a long time ago with rope and adored it's effect. However, speaking from experience, after a while, my photos curled. I had them up for a pretty long time, with almost no rotation. So maybe something can be done to the photos that prevent them from curling? Not sure.
P.S. Great site.

Posted by d. at April 7, 2004 8:14 AM

thanks, donna! actually, i've noticed some of the photos have already started to curl :(. the only thing i can think of to prevent it would be sticking an extra clothespin on hte bottom of the ones that are problematic.

eventually, though, i think i'll just use this to display regular paper stuff, like postcards, or poems, or something else.

anyone have ideas of other things that would be good to display like this?

Posted by jess at April 7, 2004 9:03 AM

Hi from Indy! Even when I'm out of town you can't get rid of me, Jess! :)

Re: your question...
What about collections? I once saw a lady hang her collection of vintage white gloves. Vintage pennants could be cool. I also think you're on to something with your postcard idea, but I wouldn't limit yourself to just that format. Any paper ephemera (What about old Valentine's in Feb?) could be fun.

Posted by joy olivia at April 8, 2004 8:33 AM

Oh, and if you're feeling like gambling (har-har) with your set-up, you could try pinning up some playing cards (fronts and backs). Oversized and regular. Fancy decks and cheesy vintage decks. It might could be cool. Especially if one row was all kings (for Chris) and the other was all queens (for you).

Posted by joy olivia at April 8, 2004 8:35 AM

Okay, ths is my last post. I promise! But in October, wouldn't it be rad if you put up a bunch of those old school plastic masks made for kids to wear when they go trick-or-treating? You know, the ones with the walnut shaped holes for your eyes and quarter slot holes for your mouth?

Last fall, CSA in Minneapolis (http://www.csadesign.com/Halloween/Halloween.html) did a whole line for Target based on this iconagraphic bit of Americana for their fall collection and I have to admit it was the retro masks that stayed with me. Try this query on ebay (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&query=halloween+mask+vintage&sacategory=907%26catref%3DC6&bs=Search&sapricelo=&sapricehi=&soloctog=9&sosortproperty=1%26sosortorder%3D1) and just see how long you can hold back from doing a little buying! I'm tempted myself. :)

Posted by joy olivia at April 8, 2004 8:40 AM

Seriously, though... doesn't seeing this bring back memories of the eighties?

http://image.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.php?image=clown_1_2.JPG&username=ilovecorona

Posted by joy olivia at April 8, 2004 8:41 AM

oh, i love the mask idea, joy, especially the paper ones from the '30s, like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10947&item=2236045407&rd=1

and this japanese one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14286&item=2236044002&rd=1

and this little dude:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10947&item=2236046546&rd=1

Posted by jess at April 8, 2004 2:30 PM