The horse print in our breakfast nook now has some company.
I did some digging through the family archives over Christmas in Texas and found lots of great stuff from my Swanson side of the family. I knew my Papa was the consummate entrepreneur, but I'd never realized he inherited the trait from his dad, C.A Swanson. This is a cardboard sign advertising my great grandpa's painting services; three of them miraculously survived years in garage and attic storage (so there's one for each of you too Jenn and Beck!). I also found letterhead for C.A.'s roofing business, and it's framed and waiting for a home.
The horse picture is from At Home in Homewood - where I like to fall down the rabbit hole when I find myself with time to piddle. And the sunburst sculpture is from a junk shop on Lake Martin. The lady who checked me out seemed to feel guilty for taking $1.00 from me and made some sort of encouraging comment about how maybe I could fix it up with spray paint. But I've since seen it listed on eBay and Etsy for 50-200 times what I paid for it. Makes me giddier than nitrous oxide.
I know I've got a great picture of Papa and C.A. posing in C.A.'s rose garden before Papa left for the war, but you'll have to be satisfied with this gratuitous fake-smile shot of Owen while I work on tracking it down.