On our first date, I asked Mr. Darcy what music he liked and he said Ace of Base. And there almost wasn’t a second date because of it. Then my roommates talked me down and I decided him liking Ace of Base wasn’t as unforgivable as I thought.
So, what was I saying? Oh, right. Signs. The entire time we have lived here, I have never hung up any artwork or pictures on the kitchen wall.
It was blank. I couldn’t decide what I wanted there. Then after I painted the table and chairs it hit me. I wanted a big, old antique sign there. Something large, with a graphic design, and in warmer colors to balance all the cool tones in the kitchen. So, I went on ebay, and you are thinking… “Ebay still exists?” Yes, it does. And, I KNOW! I hadn’t been there in a very long time, either.
But, I started looking up old signs to get an idea what they would cost me. And let me tell you… they don’t come cheap. Another problem is a good portion of signs for sale are either tobacco or liquor related, and that might send my Mormon kids a mixed message. “Kids, don’t drink or smoke. But, if you do… buy VIRGINIA SLIMS! We’ve come a long way, my babies!!” I started to wonder if I was too Mormon to make this sign thing work.