Today I got a strange request from "El Mexicano." He asked me to send him pictures of his "Mexican artifacts." (They are not really artifacts, more like souvenirs)
On one of our trips to Mexico, we bought souvenirs to take back home. I bought un jarrito, some cute "mexican" styled dishes, a "mexican" wind chime, along with some other things.
My husband picked out some things as well.
(3 bronze looking plates, and a little aztec looking statue!)
Once back in Georgia, I hung up my wind chime and put my jarrito along with my dishes on display in the kitchen. My husband took his things out of the suitcase and wanted "to think" about where his artifacts would look best.
Let me say this, my house is not really decorated with a certain "style." I just like things to be uncluttered and uniform. That's all I ask. (I wish I was more Martha Stewart-y!)
Months go by. One day I walk in from work and my husband had decided to do a little redecorating!
OH NO! No! No! Why did he put those plates there?
The bronze plates were hung on the wall next to our television. Two plates on one side and one on the other. (Me freaking! OMG they are NOT even!) The little statue was on the fireplace mantel.
I appreciated his effort. But nope this is not going to work! I took them down.
I think I hurt his feeling a tad. So he tried again. This time he put them up in the dining room.
Umm, nope! This isn't going to work either. I took them down.
This scenario became all too common. He'd put them up, then I'd take them down.
He accused me of not letting him display things he liked. This is true. I think I have control issues.
In all honesty, mi mexicanito has somewhat of an eye when it comes to decorating. He picks the paint colors, I am off limits! He does such a better job! He created a dinosaur masterpiece in our son's room.
Any suggestions on where to put these items? Any ideas? I'm open.... (somewhat...) seriously, I would love to get some ideas.