Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cheap Art


Well it started out that way anyway. Old magazine ads off eBay for less than $10 each. Someone is making a good buck off selling all those. But then came the professional matting and framing and ouch! Not cheap. But we like 'em. And now the kitchen has a bit of whimsy.













Yes, we like dogs here.






In my house, we have little battles about what is acceptable to adorn our walls. I have heard from other friends about "the battle of the chotchkees" with their husbands.

Steve feels our home should be "inspiring" and "like a museum". I take a more sentimental approach. If one of my parents gives me something, for example, (and I like their taste for the most part) I like putting it up because it's a gift from them. Steve has none of this kind of attachment- unfortunately for me.

And he is picky with a capital "P". The other day I got so mad I told him I'd post photos on the blog and illicit others (whom I consider to have good taste) opinions on the objects in dispute.

He caved in on these ads because they are "authentic" relics.
It's hard to be me sometimes...

3 comments:

StuccoHouse said...

I'll put my vote in for them being just the thing for a kitchen wall. Very cute. I have an old calendar that someone move out to my garage circa 1930.....with similar pictures. So, they even fits the "museum like" mode.

Of course, I have a collection of framed antique postcards...so I may be a bit biased.

Patricia W said...

I like the old ads. They are American nostalgia. I mean, it's not like you pinned them up on the wall with a tack. They look great.

Anonymous said...

I also am a fan of the old ads. It is fun to find obscure things to frame and hang on your walls. A few years ago I was in San Francisco and came across a bunch of old maps they were selling in sheets as wrapping paper. I thought that was a cool idea for wrapping paper, but actually ended up having a couple of them framed and they are now hanging on my wall. Cheap art.