In Season 1
and Season 2
, Ron has an iconic ship painting on his back wall. It’s a real painting by John Ward, officially titled “The William Lee at the Mouth of the Humber Dock, Hull,” or “The Return of the William Lee, 1839.” It adorns his wall until his visit to Charles Mulligan’s Steakhouse
, after which it’s replaced with the iconic Steakhouse poster featuring old school boxer Mike Conley
Try to focus on the painting on the back wall, not the unusually giddy Ron Swanson mustache smile
Do I Want It?
While this piece of artwork is a wonderful decoration, it’s actually been retired by the Man himself, so maybe you don’t want to invest in it.
Where Could I Get It?
It’s actually very easy to acquire in various places online, with different options for size and quality.
Now that’s a nice manly ship painting
Ron’s Desk is a manly inspiration for him when he’s avoiding work. One of his favorite items is his vintage leather football. Unfortunately, we can’t find exactly which football he has, so let us know if you have the inside scoop!
Can I Get It?
We found several contenders, including the Dark Antique Watermelon Leather Football from Past Time Sports on Amazon and the Leather Heads football. Both look great, but not identical to Ron’s.
Antique Watermelon Football from Past Time Sports
Ron put up this poster frame with the wonderful stock photo of a dark-haired woman serving a plate of bacon and eggs. It makes him happy. And that makes all of us happy.
“Parks and Recreation: Ron and Tammy (#2.8)” (2009)
Ron Swanson: “I’m a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food. But this stock photo I bought at a framing store isn’t real. Today I got the real thing. A naked Tammy made me breakfast this morning. I should have taken a picture of it.”
“Swansons Breakfast Poster of Champions.” Apparently it’s a thing.
We could not find this exact stock photo available, but the replacement, “Swansons Breakfast Poster of Champions” was widely sold, along with similar bacon and eggs posters. They look delicious!
Ron Swanson is a true patriot, and isn’t afraid to show it. On his desk, he has small American flags surrounding a Don’t Tread on Me flag.
American flags are better than bananas
Can I Get It?
This flag set is available on Amazon and pops up other places online as well. The historical American flag set includes one each: Gadsden, Betsy Ross, Star Spangled Banner, Bennington, and the First Navy Jack flags. Base included in boxed set. It’s obviously a great desk ornament for a good patriotic American, and an added bonus would be if you could explain the origin of each flag.
Should I Decorate My Office with American and Gadsden Flags?
True patriotism is unapologetic