Turn keepsakes & family heirlooms into personalized modern art photographs

Pictured at left is one of The Heirloomist's oldest and dearest childhood friends, Lisa. As a birthday gift, we recently photographed her teddybear from when she was a kid.

We won't mention how hold the teddy bear is but her name is Courtney and we will tell you that giving a human name to a stuffed animal pretty much sums up Lisa's the fun loving spirit.

Turns out that a new generation appreciates the teddy bear too.

"My daughter loves (the real) Courtney so much, we had to put the picture in her bedroom."

Thank you to all four members of the Reitzes gang for the amazing fete of getting everyone AND Courtney in one adorable picture!

Lisa, you are the very definition of the saying "old friends are the best friends".