I saw this vase three weeks ago at TJ Maxx and loved it but told myself that I didn't need it. Where would I put it? Plus Mr. H would probably sigh and roll his eyes at me for bringing home yet another thing to clutter our table tops. I went back to TJ Maxx a week later and saw it again. My heart wanted it, but my head said I didn't need it and my head won again.
This past Friday I visited TJ Maxx once again and it was still there looking elegant but this time it was on the clearance table and I still told myself I didn't need it. Well, since Friday afternoon all I've been able to see on other blogs were beautiful Chinoiserie vases. I couldn't stop thinking about it so Saturday night I made up my mind that I was going back Sunday morning to bring it home.
Sunday morning I took a deep breath and told Mr. H "There's this vase that I found at TJ Maxx that I really liked but I talked myself out of buying it...." before I could even finish he said, "Good job!" but I continued, "I've been talking myself out of it for the last three weeks but I've decided to be honest with myself and follow my heart and go bring it home." Maybe I didn't say the follow my heart part because then I really would have gotten an eye roll but he did take me to go get it! Once at TJ, I raced to the clearance table and as I rounded the corner, I was thinking, "I hope it's still there, I hope it's still there." And it was!
Here it is in our foyer.
We decided to style our foyer in a black and white theme. The photo of the Eiffel Tower (bottom left) was taken by my very good friend Julie. We loved it so much that we printed and framed it. Just look at the lighting! Believe it or not, it was taken on her iPhone!
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