I found out we have a Kirklands here locally and I decided to go see what they were talking about, as NYEBoy likes to say. We had one back home, but it closed several years ago. I used to love going, but of course I never had a place of my own to decorate, so unless it was for gifts, I usually just window shopped.
I spent well over an hour in the store. I picked up several gifts and even saw a picture I really wanted to have. I didn't think I would actually be able to get it since we're having to keep an eye on our money and it was $100 that we didn't have to spend right now. I snapped a picture of it with my cell and decided to show NYEBoy anyway.
When I picked him up, I showed him the picture on my cell, casually mentioning how much I loved it. I didn't beg or plea for it. I just made a mention of it. We ran some errands that afternoon after he got out of school. Once we got back home, I was getting ready to go into my office when he told me I could go get it if I wanted it. I thought he was joking with me, but he wasn't. So, I ran as fast as I could to go pay for it. I wasn't able to bring it home with me that night because our car isn't large enough for it. Thankfully, @kristencmcd agreed to come help me out a few days later.
I've put it away for safe keeping until we move at the end of the summer. (Wait, move? I thought you said you weren't moving a few months ago? I know, I know. More on that later this week. I promise!)
Without further ado, here's the lovely piece! Whatcha think?
Gosh I hate when I hit PUBLISH only to realize I forgot a few details! This picture was orignally $150, on sale for $100. I thought that was a good deal, until I got to check out and it was only $75!! I thought that was a sign that I made the right decision. LOL
And for the record, it's an almond blossom. Apparently, a repo of Vincent van Gogh's Almond Blossom! (After I googled it!) I suddenly like it even more. Ha!
ETA Take 2:
I was reading some information on the painting via Google. Apparently, this was painted after Van Gogh's brother and sister in law had a son. The blooming branch was a celebration of life. After I told NYEBoy about this, I said "I think we should put this over our bed! It's a sign! Oh wait, I'm infertile. Eh, maybe I should put it in storage." He didn't laugh, but I did. Infertile humor, you have to laugh or you'll cry.