inexpensive wall art: not so obvious sources 3

Menus, especially vintage menus can be a fun and interesting source for wall art.The menu shown below is from a Parisian restaurant and dates from the late 1950’s.

menu 2

When I was very small my family lived on an air base in France; the menu was found in the family home after both my parents had passed away. While I have no recollection of dining at the restaurant (I probably didn’t and was left with a sitter) I do have vague memories of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, French pastries, curled butter, and two-foot long loaves of French bread carried under the arms of pedestrians and cyclists. The menu is a nice reminder of a time and place long past and the art work on the menu is just fun, cheerful, and has a distinctly Gallic flavor. It has probably become my favorite piece of wall art and is displayed in my dining room but would also work well in the kitchen, living room… The menu did not make it out of the restaurant without some minor food stains…but that’s okay, it just gives it additional flavoring.

Menus can be a reminder of a favorite place or a cherished moment and can be an inexpensive way to personalize wall art. Look for vintage menus at estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores, used-book stores, or check them out on Google images.

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