Case in point:
I just hung a Viking ship above my laundry room doors.
It was sitting in my closet for years at my parents' house. Then it moved with me a few times after college to my next succession of closets. It most recently has been residing in our garage for the past couple of years. Almost every time it's been moved, my husband has asked why we have this thing.
|Nothing says laundry like a Viking ship, right?|
Soon after my grandfather passed away, the grandchildren were given the chance to walk through his home one last time before it was completely cleaned out and sold. We were told that we were welcome to take any small thing to have in our homes to remember him by.
I saw this Viking ship on the wall in the basement and I just liked it. I have no idea why. I just thought it was interesting. I think my family thought me a little strange for picking it out.
I still like it. I'm glad to this day that I've hung on to it.
I looked up online to see if it might have some worth, since it is stamped "MCMLX" which I believe means that it was manufactured in 1960. It isn't. Somewhere around $20.
I'm considering painting it bright red for a bit more punch, but I'm waffling because I like the details it has now too.
What do you all think: paint it or leave it?
Do you all have a quirky thing in your home?