It's my goal to have a house full of things I would like to save. For instance, I've started a tradition of getting some type of art or print in each city I visit. I studied abroad in Cambridge at Downing College after my first year of law school. During that time, I went to Barcelona for the weekend with friends. There, I impulsively purchased an inexpensive stainglassish print on the street and framed it when I got home:
I loved it and wished I would have purchased something similar in all the cities I visited that summer. I vowed I would do that in the future. Not long after, David and I visited Park City, Utah, with friends. I bought this picture of bald eagles that I love:
On our honeymoon, we went to the beautiful island called Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. There, I bought this map of the BVI and had it framed:
My interest in collecting meaningful wall decor has expanded past my travels. I have recently reframed a cross-stitched picture my grandmother willed to me. I think it's the most beautiful thing I own:
For Christmas last year, David gave me a Walter Anderson print. Walter Anderson is a famous Mississippi artist, and I adore this print:
My Uncle Kirk is talented in countless ways, and painting is one of them. For my birthday when I was a child, he painted this for me. It's just one of many thoughtful things he's done for me:
Lastly, my parents gave us a framed print of City Grocery for a wedding gift. City Grocery is a famous restaurant in Oxford. It's where David and I met, and I love that I have a reminder of that day on my wall!
We're lucky to have a great frame shop in Jackson - Neblett's, and they framed almost every print above. They frame quickly and offer a large selection of frames at reasonable prices.
So that's our meaningful wall decor so far. My goal is for our home to reflect who we are, and I think collecting artwork and prints when we travel is a good and fun way to do that.