I spend a lot of quality time on the couch,
as one does in winter.
When (+ if) I look away from my TV, phone or bozoputer,
I see this:
G.O. is preparing his signature Calico Beans dish to pass
for a Super Bowl party later today,
which explains the slight mess
+ the reason my utensils are askew.
Omigosh! Those plastic ones don’t go there! BAD Kay!
This explains why I’ll never be one of the popular kids
on Instagram (@redbirdkay52 – please follow me),
but I digress.
He is also throwing away all our non-stick pots + pans
after watching this documentary
on the horrors of DuPont + Teflon,
The Devil We Know.
Yikes! Sorry I missed it.
Back to the pressing issue at hand,
which is the artwork in our kitchen.
We recently hung those bowl prints,
which I ordered from a forgotten catalog, years ago.
They’re great, but me being me,
I already wish to hang them elsewhere**
+ to replace them with my dream artwork,
the botanical print.
**Which, need I say it, drives G.O. crazy.
Since that’s not as important as my happiness is,
off I dashed to shop for said botanical prints on etsy,
where I was immediately attracted to these vintage pull-down charts
from the shop, Mighty Vintage in Berlin.
Violets – $414.59
How much do we love the way the vibrant colors
POP against the black backgrounds?
Sunflowers – $272.45
Cherries – $355.37
Since we live in Illinois,
something corn-related might be kind of fun,
like this chart from the shop Wild Strawberry Retro from the UK.
Maize – $162.27
Hundreds of dollars is a tad more than I wished to spend,
so I continued to shop – this time for reproductions.
I think I found it!
What’s not to love!? – via OlgaBegakArt from Austria.
Tomatoes – 13″ x 19″ $56.86
The illustration style is deliciously vintage,
+ the colors are fantastic!
What do you think?