This is a good one. Jan has come up with a fun topic for this week's Fun Monday assignment:
What is the quirkiest thing in your home that you will never give away?
We've had all kinds of odd stuff around this house throughout our marriage, usually for decoration of some sort. When I married Hubby he had some, shall we say, unusual interior decorations. Like the John Wayne statue that sat on the end table. And the remote control cubby shaped like a duck. Those items have disappeared as we've remodeled over the years, but we still have some quirky stuff that we WON'T get rid of. Like this print that hangs in a bathroom.Hubby and I found this many years ago, B.C. (before childbirth), when we had plenty of time to putz around in antique stores on the weekend and didn't have to worry about little hands breaking fragile expensive things. I don't know the photographer responsible for the print or its age, but when we saw it, we knew we wanted it. We cleaned it up, had it framed and put it where it seemed most appropriate, right over the toilet. It makes me smile every day when I look at it. He seems so determined...and focused. And frankly, I love the way his flabby little butt cheek hangs over the edge of the pot.
Another quirky item in our home came from an antique store, although it's not old. Hubby fell in love with it, brought it home and proudly declared that he bought it because it just seemed to fit us for some unexplainable reason. I agreed. I love it, and it screams Hula-gen's, but I just don't know why. I can't imagine us ever getting rid of it. It sits on a window sill in the garage. And the last item I'll share today is...ta da! Mr. Peanut.You guessed it. This came from an antique store, too. We put peanuts in it and set it out during parties. It's a fun conversation piece. In the summer, Hubby keeps peanuts in it and munches on them while he's piddling around in the garage or doing yard work.
That's about the only stuff in this house quirkier than the people who live in it, so head on off to Jan's and see the items everyone else has. I'm headed that way myself. This is bound to be interesting.