Tuesday, October 2, 2012
If you saw yesterday's post, then you probably figured out that I bought a pair of busts over the weekend. I have been searching for a white grecian style bust for about two years, and lo and behold, craigslist gives me not one but two in one weekend.
Meet Gary and Elaine, star-crossed lovers forever separated at opposite ends of the mantelpiece.
Gary was evicted when his owner moved in with his girlfriend and the girlfriend, quote, "is forcing me to sell all my stuff on craigslist." I'm sure that relationship will last. Gary also came with a valuable and architecturally interesting column, but I drove a hard bargain to not take the column.
Elaine came from a broken home in Santa Ana. Remarkably, Gary and Elaine are nearly the same size and are the same finish, which is a lovely coincidence.
Gary and Elaine are a bit too big for the mantelpiece. They rendezvous in front of the fire, instead.
Elaine gets in a tiff; they stare coldly in the opposite direction.
Elaine storms off to live on the dresser in the foyer.
Gary gazes forlornly into the distance by himself.
I am not running a home for wayward grecian busts; is two busts in one space too many?
Elaine looks pretty awesome in the foyer and I plan to leave her there. I like Gary in front of the fireplace, but am willing to move him to my bedroom.
Advise, invisible internet friends!