Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fun Monday - Do Your Walls Talk to You?

This week's Fun Monday host is the kind and creative Jan of The Prytz Family. Jan is asking the Fun Monday folks to tell about their walls.


For my Fun Monday post, I have decided to show you my bedroom walls. The paint on the walls is the neutral White Linen from Sears. When we moved in our home, this room did not exist. Our little family of three, myself, Daddy D, and one-year old Dean, fit nicely in to our two-bedroom home. Two years after arriving, we added a another member to family. Since Luke was a little boy, we stayed with two bedrooms and one bathroom until our older son reached the seventh grade. Seventh graders, as some of you may know, take the longest showers so after Dean finished the seventh grade, we decided to add another bedroom to our little home and more importantly another bathroom. The new bedroom became the master bedroom. That was a few years ago...in 1985.

Over our big brass bed that I inherited from my parents, hang these three floral prints. The prints come from a collection of loose prints in a hard bound cover titled House & Garden's Flower Prints, which also belonged to my parents. This is the kind of document that the experts on the Antique Road Show would say, that in perfect condition, the collection would bring five to six thousand dollars, but with these staple holes in the corners of some of the prints, the collection is worth $2.59. In any event, since there are several prints, sometimes I rotate the selections.

Over a small bookcase, hang pictures of little Budgee (Daddy D's childhood name) and little Molly.
On either side of our closet hang the next two pictures. The first is a cross-stitch picture that my mother embroidered as a young woman. Featured in the stitching are women doing various household chores. Even though the cross-stitch portrays women in a domestic light, my mother was quite a feminist and worked outside the home for much of her adult years.


On the other side of the closet is a framed magazine cover of the February 1914 edition of Woman's Home Companion.

The oval frame is displaying dried flowers from Austria.



I won this framed Footprints of God at a state education meeting.

Finally, every time I see the picture of the big brass bed or when I say the words,"big brass bed," I remember this famous song by the great Bob Dylan. You might be humming the tune yourself.



Listen and then scurry on to visit our other Fun Monday particpants. See the list of good people at Jan's The Prytz Family.

33 comments:

ellen b. said...

OH Molly! You are taking me back with that Bob Dylan song and I'm singing along. This is a fun Monday theme for sure.

grace said...

Those are cute. I love the pictures of little Budgee and little Molly. Have a good Monday

Heather said...

Little Budgee and little Molly are too precious! I also really like your pressed flowers - so pretty. My kids were only 6, 3, and 2 when we moved to have a second bathroom! It is so nice not having toothpaste stains in our sinks everyday (of course I still have to clean them out of their sink!)

Mariposa said...

Lovely...and the photos are cute! I love Bob Dylan too...

Have a Fun Monday!

I'm so sorry for missing FM last week)

daddy d said...

Those walls have quality pictures. I love the Road Show commment. The young kids are for sure a great couple.

karisma said...

Wow thats very nice! I love your quilt on the bed as well. You guys were such cute babies too!

Peter said...

Great post Molly.

Cazzie!!! said...

Thanks for sharing your walls :) I love the Footprints poem too!

ChrisB said...

I haven't heard that song for a long time, fits perfectly for the brass bed!
You have a lovely collection on your walls.

Coincidentally my brother has a friend who has always been called Budgee!

Olive said...

Molly, you have such wonderful memories on the walls in your personal space. Every item has a sentimental thought to them.

Thanks for sharing this FM.

Hootin' Anni said...

As you can see if you visit with me, my favorite is Footprints in the Sand [on my sidebar] So, naturally that would be a favorite of mine from your walls...but the Molly and Budgee framed photos are super. Makes me smile! Cute kids you two were, to be sure.

Come see my walls if you dare.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oops...I see it is Footprints of God. Sorry. Now I gotta go look it up on Google so I can read this poem too.

Jan said...

I especially like the photos of you and Daddy D. This trip thru you home is wonderful. Love the music tie-in.

SwampAngel65 said...

Wonderful things you have hanging on your walls! All so special, too. You and Budgee were such cuties!

Gattina said...

These prints look really beautiful !

Erin said...

Lovin' the Bob!

hulagirlatheart said...

The framed cover of Woman's Home Companion is my favorite! I have an old Campbell's soup ad framed in my kitchen. I must say though, the thing that caught my eye the most is the quilt.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love the photos of you and Budgee, they are adorable and your mum's cross stitch is gorgeous. You know, I never heard that Dylan song before. Lovely.

Sayre said...

I like how you keep your family history close in your space!

Grand Life said...

I love everything on your walls. The framed magazine cover, and the prints above the beautiful brass bed. Great ideas.
Have a great week.
Judy

lisa marie said...

I love that you have your mom's cross-stitch. And what a neat brass bed!

storyteller said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your 3rd grandchild! How very exciting that must be for all concerned. I enjoyed seeing your 'big brass bed' and the lovely things on your bedroom walls this afternoon. I’ve got that ‘Footprints of God’ piece in my bedroom too, but on a shelf rather than the wall. My computer wouldn’t let me listen to YouTube, but I’m familiar with the Dylan song and can hear it in my head as I type.

Thanks for dropping by Small Reflections earlier. Yup … that 19 hole playoff was something else wasn’t it? Rocco did amazingly well to stay with (and pull ahead of) Tiger after falling behind by the 10th … but that Tiger is one amazing golpher!
Hugs and blessings,

Margaret said...

Your pictures/wallhangings are fabulous. I love the way you decorate! It is so warm and traditional.

Faye said...

This is such an interesting topic. Had not thought about how much what we choose to look at on our walls every day has to say about us. Molly, on your walls I'm thinking that you're really fortunate to have your mother's counted crossstitch of "women's work", especially with her feminist leanings. I have a best friend who's very much a modern woman but still does beautiful, artistic needlework.

Love your comment about your flower prints that MAY not cause a stir on antique roadshow, but are still precious to you.

the planet of janet said...

i looooooove your bed!!

and all the fun stuff on your walls, too.

happy fun monday!

Pamela said...

We had a similar fun monday last year -- and I enjoyed it just as much as this one. You two were the cutest little kids. We have wonderful photos of hubby when he was small. none of me.

(maybe I'll be back next week -- crossing fingers that computer is finally back on line!!!!)

Betty said...

Hi Molly and thanks for visiting me and giving me the hint about how to take a photo of a framed picture. I had never thought of taking the photo at an angle. I tried turning the flash off, but the picture would come out too dark without it.

I enjoyed seeing what's on your wall, but I especially liked the cross stitch piece. Very pretty and what a treasure from your Mom.

nikki said...

Oh heck, all your pictures are wonderful!

Molly said...

Very nice Mooly, oops! I mean Molly! But you forgot to give us the background story on the quilt on the big brass bed? Who made it? A relative? How old is it........Us quilters have enquiring minds......Such cute babies you both were!

Cruise Mom said...

I love the cross stitch! Actually, I love it all, but I love cross-stitch with a story.

Ari_1965 said...

Love the pressed flowers.

Robocop said...

We do not have even half that much decor. I am sure Debs will remedy this.

Kaytabug said...

I heart that song and Dylan too!
I was born in the wrong generation I tell ya!
I enjoyed taking a peak at what was on your walls! How adorable are those photos you you and Daddy D.?!! Such a great idea!! Though 70's baby photos do not have the same feel to them as those black and whites and tinted ones.