This blog is slowly turning into a showcase of “look what I bought”. Sorry for that. But I had to share this little guy since I’ve had my eye on him for quite some time, and finally bit the bullet and dished out a few bones to make him mine.
Why, it’s my favorite little elephant friend from West Elm! I’ve been watching this guy for some time, waiting for him to go on sale or jump into my lap, but he wasn’t budging. I noticed that he wasn’t available online anymore, so I popped into my local store (which by the way, has the nicest employees ever) and took a few laps, getting closer and closer to the elephant at each passing. The saleswoman and I got to talking, and she shared her love of this little creature as well and how she was waiting for the perfect moment to scoop one up. She also added that it was so versatile that it would one day grace her future child’s nursery, even though she didn’t have a child… or a boyfriend. Talk about a planner. She let me know that they were no longer restocking these and they only had a few left, so I took it as a sign. Man, she really made that sale, huh?
Our new little friend now resides next to our television in the den, bringing a bit of lightness to our dark furniture and tying in nicely with our new, white picture rail above. The irony in this little trinket is that Scott is not a fan of my chotchkies. He says they just collect dust and are a waste of money, which is the opinion of every husband I think I’ve ever encountered. Don’t they know that items like this are necessary to make a house feel like a home? I digress. It’s ironic because a white elephant is usually associated with “a valuable possession of which its owner cannot dispose and whose cost (particularly cost of upkeep) is out of proportion to its usefulness” (thanks, wikipedia). Let’s just hope the hubs isn’t right on this one.