I met the love of my life in Chattanooga.
Did you know that?
Jeremy & I were on a blind date. a salsa dancing blind date. and I was in the middle of the splits while Jer was doing some kind of limbo move with hip thrusts when I realized that he was the man for me.
Not really. We have no idea how to salsa.
Or dance in general.
But we did bust a move that night in the love department 🙂 And now every single time we visit Jer’s hometown, we breathe in all that is Chattanooga.
It’s an amazing city. Small enough to feel safe but big enough to have some great attractions. We especially like the Aquarium, the walking bridge, Coolidge Park, pretty much all of the riverfront, Clumpies, Rembrandts, the Boathouse and Big River, just to name a few. When I first met Jeremy, he had a boat that we would ride downtown and see the sites. It was all very romantic and gushy.
So for Valentines day this year, I decided to commemorate the place we first locked eyes…our favorite little town of Chattanooga. I whipped up this clip art and popped it in an Ikea frame for our kitchen.
I also took my new white ceramic turtle planter and turned him into a little bringer of love. He was a birthday present to myself. I’m very generous like that. He was $10 at a local antique shop and I think he looks very Jonathan Adler-esque. I popped some fake mossy rocks (from the dollar store) into his shell and used a few toothpicks to make him look like he has love balloons coming out of his back 🙂
I love it all together in my happy place (my happy place is anywhere I can see my kitchen backsplash!).
So that’s my recent little Valentines-turned-everyday art…
And I have little love to share with you too….this free Chattanooga printable 🙂
Just click on the Chattanooga art above and save it to your computer. It is formatted to fit a 5×7 but I’m sure that you could change your print settings to whatever size you choose. Enjoy!
p.s. Don’t forget tomorrow is the Lovely Crafts Linky Party! I’ll be posting my valentines day wreath and hope to see you all there!
p.p.s. The ceramic piece next to my clipart is from Michaels, the candle holder from Target and the metallic frame is from West Elm (but I got it at the Pottery Barn outlet because I am awesomely cheap like that!).