We're back safe and sound from our trip to Disney last week. Sorry I've been a tad MIA, but this summer has proved busy. Can I just take a minute to say OMG, IT'S AUGUST! Seriously, where did the time go? I've already gotten half of my Christmas shopping done and know pretty much what I'm getting everyone else, it's just a matter of getting it. I'm determined to be done by Halloween at the LATEST this year. All the rushing around in the crowds last year kind of put a damper on my holiday spirit, so I'm getting all the nitty gritty business of Christmas done before time to pull out the decorations. Hopefully that will make for a much more enjoyable holiday season. Wait, how did I get sidetracked talking about Christmas? Oh yeah, because it's freakin' AUGUST. Wow. Anywho.
We've decided that instead of bringing t-shirts and kitschy things home as souvenirs from our travels, we're going to start buying art from our destinations that we can display in our home. That way, every time we see the pieces we buy, we can remember when and where we bought them, and it just seems like a better way to spend our money.
We bought a painting when we were in Hawaii back in May, which I haven't shown you yet because I want to hang it in our bedroom but just can't find the perfect spot. Continuing in that tradition, we bought this amazing Beauty & the Beast print (printed on canvas and wrapped around a frame) at Downtown Disney last week.
Beauty & the Beast is my favorite Disney movie. For those of you who know me IRL, I'll give you three guesses as to why.
Of course! Because it's set in France. For those of you who don't know me know me, I love anything Parisian. My college dorm room had a Moulin Rouge theme and I loved it. Hmm, I still have that poster somewhere... I should totally bring it up to hang in my craft room! Duh.
The original was painted by Thomas Kinkade, the painter of light. All of his paintings are so amazing but I'm quite partial to the Disney-themed ones. I mean, gorgeousness.
I felt like it was time I brought a little Disney out into the main parts of our house (rather than just my craft room), so I hung it on this little wall you see right when you walk in our front door. I hung this Paris plaque that I've had since college above it, since helloooo it takes place in France. Albeit not Paris, but close enough.
In case you're wondering, I carried it onto the plane with me and it was a pain in the rear, but I wasn't taking any chances. Oh, and it wouldn't fit in our suitcases anyway #chronicoverpacker.
So, what do you think? I think it adds the perfect touch of whimsy that our little foyer area needed. Some people might think princesses are just for a little girls, but us big girls deserve fairytale endings too. Love.