For 2012 I don't really have a resolution...it's more a mandatory assignment: FINISH YOUR BOOK (on time) AND MAKE IT EVERYTHING YOU'VE DREAMED! So, I'm diving head first into my quest to gather together the most spectacular, touching tales of family pride, childhood joy and nostalgia...and the heirlooms that represent (or will represent) all three. I have chills over the list of people some family friends have suggested, but I want to cast the net as wide as possible.
So with that in mind, I reach out to you all with a grand request: Do you know anyone or any families who've done an amazing job preserving their legacy - as a family and/or individuals - and incorporating their heirlooms into their homes beautifully? I'd be thrilled to hear from you! Shoot me an email at email@example.com.
(Above: Frida Kahlo's My Grandparents, My Parents and I (Family Tree), 1936)
(Queen Victoria's family of European monarchs)
(The incredible Black family tree mural from Harry Potter)
(A great nautical "tree" found online)