Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Getting to Know Us: The Wall Art Edition

I've shared with you other "Getting to Know Us" posts, including our shower art (which we can't do anymore because our shower is tile, sadly) and our messy refrigerator.

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.

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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.

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Caitlin & Cypress Watercolor

I bought this painting from this Etsy shop for Rob one Christmas and we both just love it.

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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.

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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.

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Tattoo Plaques

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.

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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.

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Rob's Unit

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.

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Cypress Art

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you do a post like this featuring some of your wall art, give me the link in the comments! 

8 comments:

  1. This is such a cool post! I'm *huge* on wall art, I think it makes every person's space so beautiful and original, and I can just tell how much thought you guys have put into everything in your home. And I KNOW that I already knew this, but since I forgot it made me all excited again, I always forget we share a birthday/wedding anniversary day! We're halfway there ;)

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  2. You're making me wanna hang more things up on the walls and share my wall art :) I'm impressed by how much you've hung up already, rather than leaving all the pictures sit in a heap in the closet :P I have such trouble hanging things up straight and so they look right!

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  3. ahhhh! i love that watercolor of you and cypress! :)

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  4. Oh heck yes! I was trying to think of an "Art post" to do today! I am so doing this. ;)

    Love the art around your place :) I think my fave might be the painting of you and Cyprus and the one of just Cyprus! so cute!

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  5. This is so neat! I never hang up wall art, just photos... but I don't hang up ANYTHING now. =/

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  6. Love this! What a fun way to see a bit about what you guys are about. I love the sugar skulls, too. I collected a few when we went to Mexico and now I'd love to get some more things to match it.

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  7. Yeah the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mini-Posters are cool FOR SURE! Loving those :)

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  8. Thank you for the inspiration! Made my home tour post a little more interesting (maybe... hopefully!) LOVE both the paintings of Cypress!

    http://www.niceties.co.nz/2012/03/knick-knack-paddywhack.html

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