Have you heard about "Grey Dey Thursdey?" I am so excited that Petite Michelle Louise decided to start this party, it gives me so much inspiration and I have always loved gray (grey). Right now my mind is overloaded with ideas and posts pertaining to fall and Halloween, so I decided to go back through my pictures to find something grey that I already had photographed for a quick post.
Here is my beloved David bust. Isn't he dreamy??? I go on an on about him so often that my husband may be a tad jealous! Or at least he teases me about it. I originally showed him in my Antiques Booth Favorites post, and he has made a couple of other guest blog appearances since, but I've never given him a proper post of his own. What better time than Grey Dey Thursdey?
Look at those eyes!
I found David at an estate sale for $35. Once I did some research on him I discovered that he was somewhat valuable, so my original intention was to sell him. I took him to my booth and used him as a centerpiece in a table display, but as soon as I set him up with all that yummy tarnished silverplate and ironstone I knew he was MINE! So I priced him "not to sell" and left him in the booth for a while. Every time we went in the shop my husband would joke about how he was a little worried about my attachment to David...
Look at those curls!
It was all in jest until David showed up at our Halloween party last year...
I thought maybe the hubby wouldn't notice if David was incognito. I introduced my "friend" as Scurvy Cap'n David, but my husband wasn't buying it. At this point he was really disturbed by my behavior. I began to defend David, but turns out that it was the skeleton holding the creepy, antique limbless doll that had him concerned...
I decided to keep David at home for the holidays, but since the guest bedroom would be taken, he had to stay in our room. I mean, he couldn't be stored in the basement! All that moisture? No way!
So he stayed on the floor, right beside my bed, adding beauty and joy to my holiday season...
I have to admit, that after a while I started to question my obsession with David, so, I decided to turn him facing the opposite direction of me so that his eyes weren't the first thing I saw when I woke up in the morning. My conscious was clear.
After a while my husband got used to the idea of David hanging around. I guess he came to the conclusion that one day I'd come to my senses and realize that David was just another pretty boy made of nothing but stone. And since my husband is the real deal and is actually better looking than David, he never really had much to worry about to begin with. He's come to tolerate my girlie-girl-vintage-shabby-foo-foo décor, but if he would happen to come home and find the full David statue in the house then I'd say he'd probably have to put his foot down!
Hope you have enjoyed this post! Be sure to check up my upcoming Halloween posts too. David will be at our Halloween party again this year. Wonder what his costume will be?
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