I'm a little behind on blogging this week. Or, rather, last week. I was either working on a grad school project or running errands, it seemed. Oh, and I went to my first librarian conference! It was great -- so inspirational. I can't wait to be a librarian and use all of the good ideas that I'm collecting.
I'm making progress on decorating projects. I sewed and hung the shower curtain for Hope's bathroom and purchased the paint. I'll be painting this week and will hopefully get up the new fixtures next week. I'm sure that I'll be able to buy them next week, but whether Glenn will put them up is another story....
I finished up a small decorating project that I've been working on. I've been seeing photos on blogs in which couples will frame a map that shows where each of them is from & where they live now. Jumping off of that idea, I decided to track down vintage postcards of Glenn & my hometowns and frame them with an old postcard of D.C. that I already had. ( I thought of getting a postcard of our actual current location, a town in Northern Virginia, outside of D.C., but apparently, prior to the 1970s, our town contained a motel. And nothing else.)
Here is the finished project:
The Carnegie Library in Salem, Indiana (Glenn's hometown),the White House in D.C, and College Avenue circa 1920s in State College, PA (my hometown).
It took me several months to find the perfect hometown postcards. For Glenn's hometown, I was specifically looking for a photo of the library, which is one of the nicest buildings in town and holds many fond memories for Glenn. Finding a postcard of State College was far more difficult, though. Since State College is home to Penn State, most of what I found were photos of the university. Although I love Penn State and it was integral in my childhood, I really wanted a photo of the town. I finally found this one, which shows the street on which my parents owned our candy store when I was a little girl.
I'm very happy with how it turned out. I'm working on several projects for the family room, so I hope that I'll be able to show you this picture as part of the room soon.