Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Gift for Myself

We all know how Christmas shopping can go.

One present for you, one present for me. One present for you, one present for me.

I couldn't help it. I rarely go shopping (even though I'm a girl, I don't really enjoy this as a hobby), but when I do I often see things I want. I did pretty well this year and limited myself on how much I bought for myself, but there were a few things I had to buy. Most of it was clothing. Since I know I'll likely be getting a job that I need to dress nicely for (as opposed to my last job at a cabinet shop where I wore a t-shirt and jeans every day), I figured it was wise to go on and start buying some nicer clothes while I was finding them on sale. This will also keep me from having to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe all at once when I do find a job.

But I also bought something that was totally not a necessity, definitely a want.

I splurged.

And it was worth it.

I've wanted to get some sort of Nashville skyline print or painting or something for a LONG time. Even though I know I may not always live in Nashville, it will always be home. It will always be the city I grew up living right on the edge of (I don't technically live right in Nashville, but close enough to claim it).

I found this one at the Christmas Village back in November, and I am thrilled with how it looks hanging over my couch in my living room. It came matted and framed, so that totally made it a deal.

I know this isn't a great picture (it's hard to get one without any glare off the glass), but you get the idea. See if you can pick out which building we all affectionately refer to as "the Batman building." I know it always throws out of towners of guard when we mention it... people are always like, "you have a Batman building? What does that even mean?!" Heehee.

This is the kind of thing that I know I will always be glad that I bought, and it will always hang somewhere in my home... no matter where I end up living.

Merry Christmas to me!


kilax said...

What a great painting! That is something I would love to splurge on as well. I love skylines!

rinus said...

Nice present and Nashville looks big, i think bigger than Amsterdam?.
do you hang the paint in your room?.

Niki said...

Looks like a great picture! I still always look for "the batman building" every time I'm in Nashville!

Nicole said...

what a beautiful painting! i love it!!!