Mini Koons


In all of my advanced Christmas shopping, I’ve been very deliberate and careful not to splurge on things for myself. It’s an easy trap to fall into: the more shopping you do, the more you see, the more you want for yourself. But I’ve been good this year! Restrained! Frugal! It’s a Christmas miracle.

Except, well, for one tiny transgression. When we went to the museum a few weekends ago to hit up the treasure trove that is their gift shop, Jamal and I both spotted this mini Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog ornament amongst the Christmas decorations. We looked at each other and nodded and it was decided: new tree ornament! At the Christie’s auction last week, a Jeff Koons’ Orange Balloon Dog sold for $58.4M. Ours was $9.50. When you look at it that way, we basically got it for free.

PS. Is it Christmas yet?

13 thoughts on “Mini Koons

  1. This is probably the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week – SQUEAL. And of course it’s on your blog and in your home. Love it

  2. It is SO hard not to shop for yourself (one’s self) at Christmas. The deals! Free shipping! So many cute things! I’m being very careful too. I have a big trip I’m trying to save for, and I have to keep my eyes on the prize.

    Also, ornaments don’t count. Those are investments.

    1. The free shipping promos kill me dead! And it’s hard NOT to keep an eye out for yourself when shopping for other people. Impossible. As proven by said ornament! But I like your approach to them: an investment. I can write it off that way ;) xo

  3. that is probably the exact reason i don’t shop early. i need that pressure of CHRISTMAS IN 3 DAYS to focus on only buying gifts for others. okay, i am not that bad, but if i start now i will be. i love your ornament. it’s perfect. we always get a new ornament each year. it’s one of my favorite traditions. xoxo

    1. Haha, that’s a good game plan! I usually don’t start until December, and mid-December at that, but I was tired of being broke all at once, you know? Spacing it out let me budget better for it. It also means I have boxes on boxes stacked in the guest room and J is not allowed anywhere near it, though, haha. xo

    1. That’s an amazing plan, Erika. Lucky for you, you are crafty and artistic and can pull that off! xo

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