history lesson w/ keli...

 my maiden name MARLIN has some seriously cool history.
in 1870, my great greater greatest ancestor, John Mahlon Marlin  started "Marlin Firearms." 
a gun that became THE gun used in WWI and by expert shooters. 
Annie Oakley anyone.anyone? 
marlin firearms made guns just for her. 
obviously my family grew up around guns and developed a great respect for them. our lineage is rich in hunting and just plain ol' all american pride.
 sooooooo i thought it necessary to showcase some of that history in blair's house. 
i mean, he is the last MARLIN in the marlin line which dates back like light years. 
no pressure blair for that boy!!

i ordered these old magazine adds off of ebay from a company called Period Paper. all of the adds came with a certificate of authenticity that tells the year, type of add type of gun etc..., which i wasn't expecting but thought was especially awesome!! so each frame has a certificate attached to it. the sizes of the adds were all odd shapes so i grabbed 7 frames from Target (love these frames!!) mounted them on acid free black paper and called it an art history wall.
when hanging multiple frames i recommend using some sort of measuring devise for balance and level. but don't listen to me, i'm the most impatient person and hang everything with just my screw gun & crazy eye. it fails me only about 10% of the time...
 blair was on an overnight boys town camp out with my husband and a bunch of buddies, so i got to hang in his house ALL day. you guys, ALL day by myself, no kids, no interruptions. just me, my tools, a bottle of wine, chex mix and mumford and sons pandora. 
it was glorious! 
this wall was a surprise for him. he had no idea i was doing this. the phone call the next day after he came home was so cool. there were almost tears coming from his end.

next stop // willie nelson 
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