We recently celebrated our
35th Wedding Anniversary
|April 15, 1978|
|April 15, 2013|
Our kids had a lovely cake made up for us
and had it delivered by a local bakery.
We wined and dined at a great restaurant
The evening came with a pretty sunset.
Overall it was a quiet day we spent by ourselves, but we both felt content and we still can't figure out how 35 years has already gone by!
A week later we spot a for sale/lease sign at our Ethan Allen store. I knew immediately that it meant they were leaving. Drat! It's not that I frequent their store, but when I do I usually find something to fall in love with.
So being the nosy type I am- I suggested to hubby that we
should stop in and find out what's going on. They have a store wide sale of 40% off plus their clearance section so we combed it
over real good.
I spotted this picture and was immediately smitten. I have never purchased a portrait like this before- I always end up with pictures that are of things, like flowers, architecture, nature, etc.
I thought since this was a bit romantic it might be nice for the bedroom, but when we got home with it Dan suggested we try it above the fireplace. I "recently posted about a new picture" we just put up there, so this was a jaw dropper idea for me.
I've been fussing with it and working on a good
look to go with it. I'm not sure that I've got it right just yet but for now this is how it looks.
The new lidded marble piece was another sale
item I found.
The frame has great detail and it's nearly 3" thick
on the sides.
Upon reading the back of the picture I discovered it's called the "Painter's Honeymoon".
Since it was near our anniversary I suggested we claim it an anniversary gift to ourselves!
I've taken a step in a different direction with this
picture- and that's a good thing!
Speaking of new directions. I've ordered a new sofa and accent pillows. I won't be in for a while but I'm excited! I managed to sell my big red sofa on Craigslist so I'm happy about that.
I'll put something together about it soon.
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