I'm "showing and telling"...
I know, the picture has not been hung yet.
Since I had so much of my downstairs area stripped of its wallpaper and painted I have an
aversion to hammers and nails... actually a fear of hammering... actually a fear of marring my freshly painted walls. 'nuff said!
I found this print at a thrift store in Austin, Texas. The orginal price was $38, however, I waited until the next day and got it for $27. I am not known for my patience but it gave me a little extra time to decide if I wanted it. Obviously, I did!
The books were all written by my parents. The black book is my father's military publication.
The red book is full of interviews, done by my mother, with Italian families who came from the old country and settled in the Brazos Bottom of Texas.
The white book is about my mother's family who came from Italy to New York and my grandparents as newly-weds to Texas. My mother also wrote this book.
The clock was a gift to my parents on one of their wedding anniversaries.
The cabinet/table has a marble top. It has
inlaid wood and is just beautiful... inherited from my husband's aunt.
The lamp... bought at a furniture store going out of business in Kingsville, Texas... got it for half-price.
I love this little spot in my home!
I am linking to
My Romantic Home
for Show and Tell Fridays.