Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Secret shopping

As you may remember, one of my weekend to-dos was a trip to Ikea. Which I did! But why did I go? This was a secret, even to H. So I will share.

First, let me tell you something. H. accuses me of "secret shopping". "Secret shopping" is where I buy things on the internet (guilty) and - according to him - don't tell him (not guilty, usually). Most of the time I do tell him, but because of his advanced years he forgets. Sucks being old.

Alright, so this time I WAS secret shopping, because what I'm about to show you are things he has never seen or heard about until RIGHT NOW. In my defense, they were going to be part of his birthday present, but then I realized that these were 100% for me and that I was fooling myself pretending they were for him. The truth comes out.

So, I bought these prints on Etsy from Bird Ave:

Photos from Bird Ave's Etsy shop
 You see, they are prints of H's home town, my home town and our home town! Get it? I know, cute.

Back to Ikea - obviously I had to buy frames for these bad-boys.

See my legs in the reflection? Glaring white!
Listen now, you (and H.) are currently wondering where is she going to put these??? And the answer is that I don't know. I have no idea. I am not even kidding when I tell you that I have almost no free wallspace for these because I obsessively buy prints on the internet. I have a problem. I'm going to make it work - eventually. For now I think they're adorable and I'm thrilled with their bright colors and hometown nods.

Ahhhhhhh. It feels good to come out with the truth.

And there's more. But this isn't a surprise to H. so no worries. I also got a frame for a little watercolor doodle (is that the right word?) that H's brother painted.

I took this photo for H. to see how it looks, but since snapping it the picture has found a spot on our wall.
I really need to buy my house soon, because I'm running out of walls in this apartment.

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