I thought I'd show you some of the vintage game boards that cover the walls of our house. There are four metal ones upstairs in Nicholas' room. This is a great one with an aviation theme.
As you head down to the first floor, the wall approaching the staircase is covered with checkerboards and pinball-type boards; Paul started this collection some 30+ years ago. Most of the graphics on these are spectacular. Some are wood, some are metal.
They are all perched precariously on tiny little nails, so I am invariably knocking into one, which falls off and knocks into three others as the domino theory takes effect (I'm not the most agile of people). When our laundry area was in the basement, I used to lug the laundry basket up and down those steps. You can imagine the commotion. Good thing we like our stuff chippy!
A close-up of a very cool metal baseball game.
There's a football one directly under it.
This shot is looking back up the stairs we just came down. Look how nicely that checkerboard is distressed! And the billiard-type balls that are miraculously suspended (glued) in mid-air!
Who was Trixy, and why is there a board game named after her?
Couldn't resist an old shot of the late great Leo doing his best "Vogue" pose on the post. Madonna's got nothing on him!