The nearly century-old magazine had been inside my closet in a stack of other "keepable" periodicals for quite a while. I don't even recall when it was that Brian's Aunt Mary Jo gave me the August 1924 issue, but there it was--rediscovered recently.
We redid the bathroom off our bedroom a couple years ago with a blue-and-white theme, and grayish walls. I knew the flooring I wanted the moment I spotted it. The cabinetry, tub, tile, shower, and elevated potty (who even knew how much more comfortable they are for old knees and hips?) are all white.
I needed some things for the walls to add color and interest. But oddly enough, I couldn't find anything that filled the bill in all this time for one particular space over the tub. I didn't want to pay a lot; I didn't want something real heavy.
The adorable little cover girl sports a navy swimsuit and bright orange cap with what appears to be a lake in the background on a summer's day. That's it! That's what I want on the tub wall!
Off to the crafts store I went with the entire magazine and in moments I found a simple black frame that perfectly fits the magazine. I left the publication intact. I had my unique art for $12.99 plus tax.
And best of all, maybe, is the wording on the cover of this 99-year-old magazine:
All I can say is: #whatwekeep. #shopyourhouse