I am still shocked and amazed because, over the weekend, I found four things to hang on my walls. I don't know why it is such a challenge for me, but I find it to be the absolute hardest thing to do when decorating in my home. It seems that I like so many things when I see them, but when considering them getting mixed in with my furniture, things never seem to work out.
Well, while shopping in downtown Somerville this weekend, I managed to purchase three antique prints and an iron wall hanging. The jury is still out on the iron piece... it is a partridge in a pear tree, but I had never seen anything like it before and decided it was worth the $18 it cost. It's stamped Sexton copyright 1966 and it is about 15" wide. I am thinking it might go by the door to my deck, but it is going to have to try out a few locales before finding a new home.
My favorite find of the day was a large screenprint that I just fell in love with. It is a four color print and is signed and numbered by the artist (#42 of a run of 250 prints). I am guessing that this might also be from the sixties, but I'm not completely sure. It is framed and matted, but both frame and matte are hideous and will be replaced (I took the liberty to crop them out of the pic). The actual printed area is large (about 18" by 23") and has already found a home on a bare wall in my living room. It reminds me of illustration style from old childrens books.