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KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
12/1/22 8:16 a.m.

These two prints of reasonably famous Americana paintings have hung in my kitchens since I was a small child.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
12/1/22 8:19 a.m.

The Mrs is from California and we bought this trio of prints from a shop on the pier in SF.   Now they adorn our dining room.

 

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
12/1/22 8:55 a.m.

Not a lot of art on the walls. 

Most of this stuff was collected by me over the years. My wife isn't big on decorations. 

The house my wife grew up in. 

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The house my father grew up in. 

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The church I'm a member of. 

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This guy.

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The rest of our visual junk is clocks, 

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Carved items. 

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And weird stuff. 

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And lest we forget, a lot of our wall space is taken up by bookcases. There are quite a few books around the house. 

 

Sarah Young
Sarah Young Copy & Design Editor
12/1/22 9:42 a.m.
Toyman! said:

Not a lot of art on the walls. 

Most of this stuff was collected by me over the years. My wife isn't big on decorations. 

The house my wife grew up in. 

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The house my father grew up in. 

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Is it cool if I have favorites of your art? Because these are such cool pieces of history. 

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
12/1/22 10:00 a.m.

In reply to Sarah Young :

They are two of my favorite pieces. I like the simplicity of the drawings as well as the history attached to them. 

Sarah Young
Sarah Young Copy & Design Editor
12/1/22 10:41 a.m.
Toyman! said:

In reply to Sarah Young :

They are two of my favorite pieces. I like the simplicity of the drawings as well as the history attached to them. 

BTW, where is the house you grew up in? Judging by the Spanish moss, I'd say Central Florida? Ocala, maybe? Or am I way off?

 

ETA: Ah, I see SC in your bio. That makes sense, too.

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
12/1/22 10:55 a.m.

In reply to Sarah Young :

Coastal SC. Moss is pretty neat when it's hanging in the trees. It turns into a mower choking nuisance when it hits the ground though. We literally haul tons of that stuff out of the yard every year. 

JShaawbaru
JShaawbaru Reader
12/1/22 11:03 a.m.

frenchyd
frenchyd MegaDork
12/1/22 11:17 a.m.

In reply to Sarah Young :

My goal is the front end of a Jaguar XJ12  series 1. 
 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/1/22 4:53 p.m.

Most of what's on my walls reflect my travels.

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
12/2/22 12:16 p.m.

Most of what is on my walls are pieces that I painted (see " Show Something You Made" thread, but there are a few bought pieces , and most importantly this photo of Pop on the grid in Taraschi BT052. Had to take it down for a good photo.

A few bought pieces too, This "Grand Brie" by Terence Cuneo was irresistable for a kitchen piece when I found it in the Brooklands Museum gift shop.

Whirly Bird Dreams, only 4.5"x3" from a gift shop in Asheville NC 25 years ago.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/2/22 1:10 p.m.
NickD said:

Took a photo of the Enola Gay sketch that came with the house

Should you ever decide to part with it, I can give it a forever  home.

Some homes/rooms have a theme, cohesive ideas, flow. What's mine? E36 M3 I like.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/2/22 1:32 p.m.

SWMBO has a penchant for 80s fantasy.

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
12/2/22 1:52 p.m.

A painted saw that always hung in my house as a kid:

Salvaged stained glass from an old house:

Living room windows:

My grandfather's leather helmet from the fire department:

My grandmother's wedding picture:

 

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
12/2/22 2:05 p.m.
Appleseed said:
NickD said:

Took a photo of the Enola Gay sketch that came with the house

Should you ever decide to part with it, I can give it a forever  home.

Some homes/rooms have a theme, cohesive ideas, flow. What's mine? E36 M3 I like.

B-52s were based out of Rome right? Not B-29s? That would be a cool connection 

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
12/2/22 6:26 p.m.

I made this sketch of the (then) training ship USTS Baystate V (ex USNS Geiger) from my dorm room window as a freshman at MMA sometime in 1981.  Now in my home office.

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
12/2/22 6:44 p.m.

Another from the home office.  The gauge board is made up of cool old gauges and related items that I’ve saved from being thrown out over the years.  The General Electric nameplate came off one of the Turbo Generators on the the Baystate before she went to the scrapyard.  It was covered in half a dozen coats of paint before I stripped it back to the bronze.  No one makes this kind stuff anymore.  

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
12/2/22 6:49 p.m.

This was my Grandfathers plane spotter guide, he was an air warden in a town just outside of Boston during WW2.

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
12/2/22 7:23 p.m.

 

Not in the home office but in our family room. My Grandmother on my Mom’s side painted oil on canvas at various points over her life.  She painted this port scene for me for my 14th birthday. 

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
12/2/22 7:40 p.m.

A gift from a good friend in the UK to celebrate my major blind spot when it comes to motorcycles. He suspected it was an old dealer poster, but we've never been able to figure where it might have been used.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
12/2/22 7:58 p.m.
chandler said:
Appleseed said:
NickD said:

Took a photo of the Enola Gay sketch that came with the house

Should you ever decide to part with it, I can give it a forever  home.

Some homes/rooms have a theme, cohesive ideas, flow. What's mine? E36 M3 I like.

B-52s were based out of Rome right? Not B-29s? That would be a cool connection 

Yeah, Rome was primarily B-52s (they have one on display even), but there were the seven radar calibration -29s, the Seven Dwarves that included Doc, that were based out of Griffiss. 

Gary
Gary UberDork
12/2/22 8:45 p.m.

Well, not on my walls, but in my bookcase. Unfortunately, because I didn't use an indelible marker for all the autographs, some of them have faded away. But I have the memories.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
12/4/22 6:39 p.m.

I picked up this gorgeous 36"x24" New York Central Systems painting today. I went to the model train show in Albany (mostly in search of rare books) and this painting, being offered for $50, stopped me in my tracks. The lady working the booth said her and her husband had no place to store it and it was a hassle to keep bringing to shows, and she saw me making heart eyes at it, so she said she would give it to me for $40. I couldn't get my wallet out fast enough. As she was handing it to me, another gentleman came over and went "What'd you give for that?" I told him and got "Jesus, I wish I'd come over here first."

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
12/4/22 7:08 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

I love that painting.

akylekoz
akylekoz UltraDork
12/5/22 9:16 p.m.

Newest piece.

My wife and daughter have tattoos from the same artist.

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