|nice work, awesome husband.|
i had this neat photo of a tiger i took years ago at animal kingdom. i made it black and white and had it put on canvas (thanks, groupon!) it's pretty cool having a photo i took looking all professional on the wall. i also found this cute owl photo at home goods (omg that damn store) that has these different patterns and whatnot that makes me happy. so i got it (before @_antgas told me that hipsters ruined owls).
|damn hipsters ruining cute owls|
when i was little, my mom had these framed crate labels. crate labels are labels that were put on crates (OMG AMAZING ISN'T IT?). crate labels came into use in the late 1800s and were stuck on crates filled with fruit and vegetables. sunkist really started it with crate labels for their citrus fruit. they ended up being pretty elaborate works of art and, for some reason, my mom liked them. she collected them and framed them and a bunch hung in our dining room when i was a wee lass. after we were divorced, the crate labels came from place to place with us, until we moved in with my stepfather who didn't like them i guess, because they were never hung up again.
when we moved my mom to florida, she couldn't find her crate labels. we never new what happened to them. when she died, we packed her stuff and moved it to lindenhurst. and just last month, we went through a bunch of the stuff we had packed to move it again. and we found her crate labels. only four have frames. @_antgas and i chose the others that we liked the most and are planning on having those framed.
we still have some stuff to put up, but it feels good to be making this place ours. even though we hung up pictures and whatnot at the other house, it never felt like we decorated it. it felt like we were squatting there, just trying to make it comfortable. this feels more like home.