I can still tell you what was on which wall in the house I grew up in. The house was more or less constant. Replacing stuff because it was "dated" wasn't an idea I grew up with. No one was running down to Target or Walmart (not that we had those to run to) because there was a cute new trend.
This weathered barn hung in the utility room (along with the 1905 painting, although I didn't know what that was until I was an adult.) I'd been wondering what happened to the old Coca-Cola barn after Mom and Dad moved to the new house, then I saw it hanging at their place in Sisters, across from the washer and dryer. Some of the tole painting that I loved as a child has lost its appeal, but I still love this piece.
It seems like there are fewer and fewer of these old barns in real life. I love how the weathered wood this one is painted on adds so much texture and detail. It's even neater than the chamber pot.
I wonder if kids whose moms didn't paint things remember what was on their walls when they were little...
This post is linked to Let's Talk Vintage