The mister bought "us" a new picture...from a thrift store. Now, two things you need to know about the mister, first, he hates shopping and he reeeHeeely hates thrift stores! He claims thrift store will give him cooties...he's a cootiephobe. We were in the thrift store with the boy and DIL, who were looking for blankets for their dog to destroy, when the mister called my attention to a picture hanging on the wall. The picture he was pointing to was directly above a fabulous oil painting...to which I directed his attention. He was not amused, said if I didn't like the one he liked then, "Fine, we don't need any more pictures." So we both walked away. But I turned around, looked at my painting, and decided I couldn't live without it, not for $19.95! I told the mister I was getting the oil painting and he said, "Fine, buy that piece of crap and Happy Anniversary!" He's so romantic. Words just float off his tongue like hot tar dripping on feathers.
Isn't is great?!?! It's oil on canvas and the frame is genuine wood...and there's not a mark on it! I was beyond thrilled - I love landscapes and the colors in this are perfect in our family room. And it was $19.95!!!
Aaaand the mister decided to buy his picture. Now, don't get me wrong, I do like this print...it's a scene of Tuscany, one of my favorite places on earth...so what's not to like? Have you seen the new wire picture hangers that make hanging a picture SO easy? They are great for hanging multiple pictures and take all of the guess work out of it - and they work well for a large picture, like this one, especially when it's time on "display" will be rather short! At first we decided to hang this picture in the living room - but it didn't work, so we tried the family room, not happening...then our bedroom, nope! Finally it landed in the dining room and it's okay there...for now. (I know, you're thinking my wall paper needs to go...I agree, but unless you're willing to come and help me remove it hold your tongue!) Here's the thing about this picture...since it's been on the wall, we have been talking about going back to Italy...it's sparked something in the mister - I think it's got some kind of travel-mojo! (We've also been talking about taking a cruise down the Yangtze in China, a rail trip to Banff and a trip to DC to see the mister's family...yadda-yadda-yadda, I'd like a little less talk and a lot more action!)
So, who's picture/painting do you like better???