A few years back, Jeff and I took a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee. It was our first time there, and we found a fabulous deal that allowed us to stay at the Opryland Hotel. While there and to make a long story short, we found a store that was selling the most stunning bronze eagle and Jeff fell for it – hard. The beautiful bird weighed a ton and sported a price tag of almost $800. Being the person he is, and being the practical one of the two of us, he wouldn’t give in to the purchase.
Cut to the chase. Upon arriving home, with Jeff out of earshot, I got on the phone and called the hotel. They helped me track down the store and the bronze eagle and, well, the shipping was almost as much as the bird. See what I mean about Jeff being the practical one. I ignored the dollar signs, and now that baby sits on our mantel.
Once the eagle was on the mantel, there was nothing Jeff could really do. He was far from disappointed. Trust me.
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It’s gorgeous, and very patriotic, but his face doesn’t look very friendly. Maybe Cupcake is right to be afraid of birds….
Don’t judge a book blah blah blah 😉
I wouldn’t want Cupcake to add to her list of fears. Poor baby.
great post, great surprise! it’s beautiful! z
It was a BIG surprise. 🙂
That is one fierce looking eagle. Wow. Ain’t nobody messing with him. 🙂 I think you made a good choice. Some things are just worth it.
For the ones you love 🙂
Great story to go with mighty Eagle !
Has Jeff ever surprised you in a similar way with a secret purchase ???
Haha! Not that I can recall. Hmmmmm. I’ll need to take that up with the man. 😉
fantastic sculpture…love it and what agreat surprise for Jeff
That it was! 🙂
How thoughtful of you. Am sure he loves it.
That he does. Thanks for the visit, bebs1. 🙂
That’s a really great job on the bird’s expression! And made in metal too…impressive! Great surprise for the hubs too 😉
That bird has a mean streak! But he’s quite the handsome boy.
Sometimes you just have to grasp the metal, Gemma. Don’t you just love a ‘fait accompli’ that will bring pleasure to the recipient? That eagle is a very handsome fellar indeed.
Le plus cerrtainement.
Enchanting fierce eyes! No wonder he liked it 🙂
I know! Those eyes get me every time. Whoa! 🙂
(But don’t let him frighten you)
But true. 🙂
That eagle is gorgeous!! I can see why you bought it. Everyone needs at least one piece of something special!!!!
Made more special by the surprise (I hope) 😉
That is one wonderful story. It does look cool. It somehow reminds us that no matter what, we can soar and fly if we want to.
You are so right! 🙂
Great looking piece. 😉
Strong and sturdy 🙂