Today, inspired in some part by Kaelah's post asking where to find cool art, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite things on our walls.
Jose Pulido Prints
Robbie bought me these prints from this shop for our anniversary last year. We both love sugar skulls, both aesthetically as well as the cultural aspects and meaning. These warm my heart every time I see them (which you probably might've guessed, since I had one permanently emblazoned on my body). There's one missing from the bunch because it's on a shelf, but you can get the idea.
1863 Harper's Weekly Drawing
This is an actual page from a September, 1963 edition of Harper's Weekly. The drawing is of the First Maine Cavalry "skirmishing." I found this at our framer's shop back in Farmington and bought it/had it framed for Rob.
Caitlin & Cypress Watercolor
I bought this painting from this Etsy shop for Rob one Christmas and we both just love it.
Rob's Army Collage
Rob and I bought matching collage frames to make collages of my time in Russia and his time in the army. I like his better than mine because I can tell how much it means to him.
Map of Maine (1890)
This was another find from the framer's shop. This is an actual map of Maine from around 1890 that we think it might be from a magazine or newspaper of some kind. Rob and I really like it because Maine's cities really haven't changed all that much in over 100 years.
I found these online, on the website Rocket Assembly. Cat Rocketship is fabulous to work with and I think these add an awesome element to our home.
Girl with Turtle
As I told you in my last post, Robbie and I have a little inside joke having to do with turtles. My mother bought us this when we first moved in together in 2008, our first artwork as an adult couple. It has a special place in everywhere we live.
I like this picture because it's Rob's entire unit after they came back from Iraq. Rob hates it because the mountains are Photoshopped (they actually took the picture in front of barracks), but the idea of the picture is enough to earn it a special place in our home.
My mother and sisters bought us this painting last year for Christmas. Generally if you aren't sure what to get us as a gift, Cypress art is a good bet. This painting sits above Cypress's beds.
Cocksure Fruit & Vegetable Label
I saw this at a thrift store back in Maine and it made me laugh (5th grade boy that I am). I went home and mentioned it to Rob, and he asked incredulously why I didn't buy it. Suffice it to say we drove right back and bought it, and it's followed us from Maine to New Mexico.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mini-Posters
Those of you who know us at all know that we both love Mystery Science Theater 3000. Really, it was one of the first things that Rob and I bonded on before we even got together, and it was a real source of comfort when Rob was in Iraq. These mini-posters come with the new volumes and we've been hanging a few of them. I'm actually considering getting a tattoo of Crow and Servo in this sort of pop-art style at some point.
Rob & Caitlin's Wedding Sign
I bought this distressed wooden sign from this shop and it helped show people where our wedding took place. Unfortunately it was grey and rainy the day of our wedding, so it kind of blended into the background. Regardless, we saved it, and I'm so glad we did. The "Caitlin & Rob" is hanging above our kitchen and we placed this part of it on an easel on the floor. I know it doesn't technically count as "wall art" because of this floor placement, but whatevs.
If you do a post like this featuring some of your wall art, give me the link in the comments!