…is popping out to say… Oh wait, we’re not there quite yet. First, a quick back history. For my birthday a few months ago, Ed’s parents gave me a gift certificate to Crate and Barrel (cue choir singing the “Hallelujiah Chorus”). Yipee!
Oh, how I’ve hoarded this little gem in my e-mail inbox. I’ve perused catalogs that come in the mail, browsed for way too long on the website, and generally thought about this wonderful gift no less than once a day for the last few months. Okay, so maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I was pretty excited about what it might afford me.
Then I read the fine print. In addition to Crate and Barrel, I could also use it at CB2. Holy cow, my head nearly exploded (in a good way). I heart CB2 like crazy.
So I got on CB2′s website and started looking. My first inclination was to look through the sale items, so I could try to get as many things as possible. But then I remembered this wonderful little guy I saw in a catalog one day. Back then, Ed had dismissed it with a sarcastic little laugh, and I couldn’t justify such a frivolous purchase, so I forgot about it. But birthday money is meant for frivolity. “Buy something special!” “Get yourself something you’ve been wanting!” “Use this to get something you wouldn’t buy yourself!” These are statements people always say when they give you money or a gift certificate.
So I did.
And it’s here.
And I did the happy dance when I got home from work yesterday and found this on the counter.
I scrambled for the scissors and got to this.
I removed all the bubble wrap and pulled out a smaller box and opened it.
Do you know what it is? No? Well, I suppose I didn’t give you much to work with. I’ll give you a hint.
Still no? Okay, I’ll give you another hint (from The Sound of Music).”And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say ‘cuckoo’ ‘cuckoo’”
Agh! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. I realize this post is a bit too excited, a bit too ecstatic, a bit too loud, but is that not the most amazing clock? I have a thing for birds in a big way, which I think I’ve failed to mention before, so it’s yet another way I get to incorporate birds into the decor. It also will be a perfect addition to our midcentury modern-styled den. In fact, I have big plans for it to go on a custom cabinet we’d like to build to house the stereo equipment.
But for now, I will just enjoy its cuteness. And once I get some C batteries, that bad boy is going to be cuckooing all over the place. Or actually, once an hour between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Happy birthday to me!
Do you have a favorite Crate and Barrel or CB2 item that you’re just ga-ga over? Are you swooning for this guy like I was a few months ago?
PS. You can get your very own here.
PPS. Disregard the poor photo quality. It was dark, and I was excited.
We weren’t paid or perked to talk about CB2 or this clock, Kristen is just that excited about it.Pin It