Remember last week when I wrote about the painting I saw at a furniture store and instantly fell in love with it and wanted it for our ninth wedding anniversary which fell on the seventh? But we didn't get it because it cost over $300 and we had to be all responsible because our washing machine broke and we had to replace it and my dreams of buying that painting went out the window?
Well, do you remember or not?
The painting, if you recall, made me think of James and Jake the second I saw it. My heart fell to my stomach, I felt the painting that much.
The interesting thing is that since moving into our new house, I have been searching for something to hang over our fireplace. I have looked at decorating websites and flipped through magazines just trying to get an idea of what to do above the fireplace. The one thing I did not want to do was hang a mirror, so, I went to every store ever created and shopped for the perfect print.
I knew that one day, that print would jump out at me and it did, at the furniture store.
But again, it was over $300.
But then, last week, when we went to Ikea, we found what could very well be the exact same print, sitting there, waiting for me to fall in love with it. And I did. All for $99.
Since we've been out of town since last Wednesday, I haven't had a chance to hang it, but I did tonight. I took the wrapping off of it and found a piece of paper about the painter. Come to find out, the painter, has a twin brother. Which makes me love the painting even more.
And tonight, we hung it.
And it's perfect.