Posted by Michael, November 28th, 2011
Rebecca and I have been discussing the whole gallery wall thing for quite awhile. So much so that we’ve probably purchased nearly thirty to forty frames in anticipation of finally getting the wall going. The only problem besides finding time to do so? Actually determining what to put in these frames.
We have a couple of pictures in mind such as a handful of our pictures from our honeymoon in Maui, our nephew leaping into some fall leaves and, of course, pictures of the cats. But, those might only fill up — at most — 10 of those frames; certainly not enough to fill out where we’re planning on doing the gallery wall.
While looking for our marriage certificate (yeah, you read that) the other day, I came across some little cards we picked up from a small shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania (if you can ever get the chance to visit New Hope, please do so). They are 5 x 5 inch cards with inspirational quotes on them. Now, we’re not ones to do sappy quotes on our walls, but the ones we found actually have some meaning behind them for us.
So where does this all connect? Well, we bought the cards to frame … and to hang on our eventual gallery wall. We’re not sure if we’ll frame all the cards we bought, but we couldn’t narrow it down to just one at the store.
Probably one of my favorite all time quotes, outside of “Keep It Simple Stupid”, comes from good ol’ Teddy Roosevelt.
Our second pick was a quote from Gary Lew. Simple and to the point, but enough to get you thinking.
And our last pick and probably the one getting my vote for the gallery wall is a Zen saying. It also happens to be a Jason Mraz line in the song Make It Mine. But most of all, it’s stays true to a decision we recently made in quitting my job to do SongMeanings full time.
The company that made these, Quotable Cards, has many many more — some great, some corny and sappy. I just found “grow old with me! the best is yet to be!” by Robert Browning, which is also a famed John Lennon line. Or even Lincoln’s “whatever you are, be a good one.”
We’re planning on lining our entry way, up the stairs and the upstairs’ hallway with frames. Rebecca had it as an item on our to-do list for our staycation way back in August. Yeah, we never got to it. Rebecca has been swamped with graduate school (oh and growing a baby) and if she leaves the entire thing up to me, it’s going to be filled with album art, hip-hop lyric quotes and pictures of kittens — some of which won’t even be ours. I think it’s best if I wait for her, eh?