Monday, September 17, 2012

Games People Play

Mr. Tennis and I have a game we play, although some of the time he is unaware that he is playing it.  Usually he finds out when he stops by and reads the blog.

I will pick up something at the thrift or another store and add it to the "decor" of our house.  It usually takes him quite awhile to notice.  I thought he was back on his toes with this game since we've relocated to CA, but I think everything is so new to both of us that he just hasn't seen what's right in front of him every day (well since last week)



The Maven and I checked out an Antique and Treasures Mall not too far from where we live.  A really nice and diverse place.  I am a big window shopper and really think about what I buy, but when I saw this painting, I knew I had to have it.

Plus it was marked down 50% as was everything else in the booth.



The cow, of course, reminds me of our Boston, Sadie.  All black and white cows make us think of her for some reason.  And I love the sunflowers and the red house way in the background.  PLUS it was an orginal painting.

It fits. Maybe a little too well since Mr. T has still not "seen" it.  Just think of all the things I could be getting away with!



Gig's up now after he reads this!
And to be fair, I thought he had gotten a new computer the other day.  It just looked different to me, but no, it was the same old one. Just in a new setting.

Have a wonderful week!

P.S. Tomorrow The Newlyweds celebrate their First Anniversary! A year goes by quickly.

In Santa Barbara to celebrate one year!



21 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Congrats to the newlyweds. What a lovely wedding and setting under the big tree!
I love your art. The smoke coming out of the little red house is so cute! Love cows and sunflowers, too. A great buy!

centerofgravity said...

I love the painting, especially, the fact that it is an original. And, you already know that I am a flower nut. However, is it really fair to Mr. T to play the notice something new gamer yet? That is too funny about his computer. What a nice way for Sammy and The Writer to celebrate their first anniversary. That was one fun wedding last year. CG

centerofgravity said...

I love the painting, especially, the fact that it is an original. And, you already know that I am a flower nut. However, is it really fair to Mr. T to play the notice something new gamer yet? That is too funny about his computer. What a nice way for Sammy and The Writer to celebrate their first anniversary. That was one fun wedding last year. CG

Razmataz said...

I love that painting...very bright and interesting with the cow in he field and the red house...

A whole year since the wedding! Wow time flies.

Chatty Crone said...

My husband and I play that same game!

Edilma Weissmueller said...

The paintinng matches MY tea kettles so you better hide it when I go there tovisit. He did not notice it?,there must be a lot of insurance info in his head. HAPPY ANIVERSARY to the kids.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

It has been a year for them already?
Wow. That seems like such a long time ago.

Love, love, love the painting. Love the cows.

I've been seriously thinking of taking up painting myself.
I WANT TO PAINT COWS!!!

wonder how Sadie feels being compared to a COW?...he he he, Pat

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

LOVE your new painting! Great find! Happy Anniversary to your son and DIL...a lot has happened in that year in your family!

shohshi said...

I love that painting! So fun!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

The painting is adorable, so bright and cheerful.

Hmmm hiding it in plain site, just think what else you could get.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the sunflowers with the cow. And what you said is funny. My Dad used to say I wake up in a new world every day. My hubby moves something and I don't notice for...well...unless he tells me! lol Enjoy your week! Looks like you're finding some good stores to shop in!

Leslie said...

I LOVE the picture!!! Gorgeous. My husband doesn't notice things for months.. lol

Kit said...

LOL! Love it. I swear my hubby has no idea what I pick up from time to time. Great picture! Kit

Robin Larkspur said...

Wonderful painting, and I love that your husband is the same as mine. If I ask him "do you notice anything different?" he gets a panicked look on his face, poor guy!!
Thrift shops, antique and collectible places are the best places EVER!!

Robin Larkspur said...

Oh and p.s. My daughter and her husband just celebrated their first anniversary on August 13th; they also had an outdoor wedding under big trees!! Your newly weds look so beautiful!

Mallyf on Occasion said...

What a cute picture! Maybe one day you can play the game with a black and white kitty. Maybe he will think its one of the bostons ;-) just kidding but I'm glad to see you adding to your collection! Btw happy anniversary to the newlyweds!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
the painting is great, and I love that it reminds you of Sadie. (I wonder if it might have made you also remember the hotel you stayed in on your trip to California, with cows in a pasture.) :)
Time seems to have gone by so quickly since your son's wedding. That was a beautiful wedding from these photos!
Brenda

Mr. Connor said...

Great painting. Can WE stick with dogs / cats and jackrabbits. Now WE are addding matching teakettle from Orlando G'ma ! More wishes to the newly weds !

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I can't believe that it has already been one year!

I see darling Mildred has left you a comment. She is one of my oldest and dearest bloggy friends. A true gem.

Ian and I hope to see you soon.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Anniversary to the newlyweds. Looks like a beautiful wedding. I am in love with the painting you bought. Sunflowers are one of my favorites flowers.
We saw fields of them last summer in France. My grandfather always wanted to come back as a cow so I myself loves cows. Takes me back to fields of cows in the Midwest growing up!

Susan Norris said...

Ok, doesn't that cow remind you of Lisa Dunlap??? I realize that the picture in general is somewhat cheerful for her pieces, but I thought of her as soon as I saw that cow!