Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Wall in my Room


I am always on the lookout for antiques, books, memorabilia, and clothes to decorate my room. These pieces tell a story and inspire me. It is a work in progress. Some mornings I wake up and move or add something, only to take it down the following evening.

A Maine National Bank money pouch. I love the stitching of letters and the repair stitching on the zipper.

An old wooden picture frame. I like how its not square and has varying grain densities.

An 81 year-old Maine license plate. I like its colors and font and also like to postulate about its story and the car it belonged to. It is fun to imagine what Maine was like in 1928.

A printed water color of Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket.

A small crutch made from one piece of wood. Judging by the nails I'm guessing its from the twenties or thirties.

A piece of driftwood from Emma's house on Lake Champlain. I like its shape.

I have deliberately left space to add more pieces and will post about my wall's progress from time to time. Right now I am in the process of picking my own prints to decorate the wall.

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A Wall in My Room (Picasa),

11 comments:

L.A.S said...

Particulary enjoy the driftwood and license plate...as long as your room doesn't end up looking like the walls of a TGI Fridays or Ruby Tuesdays you're in good shape...

Foster Huntington said...

I sure hope it wont, that would be terrible.
Foster

A TIME TO GET said...

RAD, but that Tiny Tim crutch would freak me out a bit.

componentsofenthusiasm said...

alex carleton jr haha. sick stuff man

Meanoch said...

Love the bank pouch. I really like contemplating how people did things back then, and how differently we work now.

Foster Huntington said...

The pouch has an awesome lock on it too. Nick, the crutch isn't that creepy when you see it in real life. Don't judge.
Foster

Blank Label (www.blank-label.com) said...

haha. although your sneakers are on your shelf and not your wall, i like their inclusion in the photo

ROXY MARJ said...

I love the styling of your room.... and I too love driftwood! When living in New York I would often go riding along riverside park up around 125th st...and there off to the side along the Hudson river are TONS AND TONS of fantastic driftwood pieces!!!

d said...

I think there's an old soul in that young body of yours !

ppolischuk said...

What kind of hardware do you use to hang objects?

Foster Huntington said...

I just use 1 inch finishing nails,
Foster