Friday, June 28, 2013

the elephant in the room

(First of all, I know I'm really weird, so just bare with me on this one.) I'm the type of person that usually has really horrible dreams. Either horrible or none at all. And I can count on my hand the number of times I've had a really great dream that I actually remembered when I woke up. A few nights ago, I had the best dream of my life. I dreamt that I was standing on the side yard of our house and I heard something lightly stomping towards me. When I looked up, I saw a baby elephant running in my direction. I knelt down, and he came right up to me and I squeezed him and kept him forever. Literally, I woke up almost crying I was so happy. I turned to my husband that morning and said, "I just had the best dream of my life. A lost baby elephant found us and you let me keep him. Thank you." I mean, could you imagine?

As far as I'm concerned, besides dogs, elephants are the best animals ever. So it makes perfect sense that I have started (and don't plan on ever stopping) somewhat of a collection of elephant figurines and have them strewned around our home. It's kind of cool because each elephant has a meaningful back story from where we got it or who gave it to us. Each elephant is a memory for me. If your into feng shui, you know that elephants symbolize protection, good luck, wisdom, and fertility. For most feng shui applications, elephants are usually depicted with their trunk up, as this symbolizes the showering of good luck. When I find an elephant figurine, I prefer them with the trunk up but, sometimes their just so dang cute, I won't discriminate if their trunks are down. Without futher audie crazy elephant lady talk, here are some of my favorites.

from an antique store in Cambria on our Honeymoon

Cole's friend brought this back from his trip to Bali

found when we lived in Hawaii

Cole's friend brought this back from India 

given to us as a wedding gift by our best friends, Daniel and Natalie. It was done by Two Crows Surfboards, also shapes surfboards in Hawaii, so this painting is on wood with resin over it.

found in Big Sur on our Honeymoon

not going to lie, no cool back story, I got him at Marshalls

 wedding gift from my sister


  1. Hi Casey!

    Can you tell me where you got those black and white planters?!

    -Dana O.

    1. Hi Dana!

      I found those planters at Ross about a year ago. Not sure if they still have them or not. Good luck!