I Wanted A Horse But I Got An Elephant

For the past 9 months or so, I have been wanting a horse. Not a real horse, but a white ceramic horse. I want him to be about 2 feet tall so he can stand on my fireplace hearth. I have been seriously looking for one and cannot seem to come across one in my price range. I found one at Z Gallerie (check it out here) but he is not in my budget and he is currently out of stock. I also came across one at Home Goods at Christmas time but I was not spending any money on myself with the holidays right around the corner. Besides, who knew that would be the last time I would see one? I see them all the time on TV. But I have not seen another anywhere. What’s a girl to do when all she wants is a horse?!

The next best thing… I bought an elephant! For some reason, I see elephants everywhere I go. I have had many to choose from (Z Gallerie has one of these too). But, I was still holding out for a horse. Until one day a few months ago, my Mom and I were antiquing and thrifting and we came across 3 ceramic elephants for $17 each. They were awesome and since the price was so good I decided I could go for an elephant instead of a horse. There was only one problem… he wasn’t white.

elephant before

To rectify the situation, I grabbed my handy dandy spray paint and in no time at all he was the perfect color.

elephant 2

elephant 1

He is actually a plant stand so I put him next to the chair in our family room. I think he looks really cute there. My Mom also got one and painted hers a dark metallic gray and uses it outside. Also way cool.

Even though I love my new elephant, I think I will still be on the lookout for a horse :) Just in case. You never know right?!