So why The Rustic Pig?? Here’s why….
When your best friend and her husband set you up on a blind date with their friend, you go.
You go because you’ve known your best friend since 7th grade and surely she knows you better than anyone else. Surely she knows the man of your dreams. After all, you two practically planned everything together…your wedding, your children, and where you’ll live before you even got out of high school.
So when your best friend tells your date there will be absolutely no first kiss on the first date, he better listen. She knows what she’s talking about.
She knows what you went through in your past relationship and she knows you need time.
But when you find out a few dates later that there is a secret word. A secret word that means, now it’s time.
And when you find out what the secret word is “Javelina” you laugh hysterically because… really? How did she come up with that??
What a ridiculous word!
I mean… a Javelina is a pig! What does that have to do with kissing??
Then, during each date, you wait and hope that the secret word was said at some point.
Maybe when you walked off to powder your nose.
Or when you went to get another drink.
Surely, tonight is the night.
You beg your friend. Please. PLEASE say the word!
She looks at you and just grins.
Just plain evil.
Then, at the end of the night on your fourth date, he walks you to your door.
As you walk into the house and turn to say goodbye, he grabs you from out of the doorway, and “BAM!” the wreath on the door hits you in the head, and smacks your face right into his! He laughs, kisses you, and whispers, “Javelina…“
You realize then and there that you will never think of the word “Javelina” as a filthy, stinky pig again.
And a year and a half later, when we heard, “You may kiss the bride,” we finished our kiss with, “Javelina!”
So, it was only fitting that I name my business, The Rustic Pig. After all, it sounded much better than… Javelina!
**PS- Paint color is Graphite by Annie Sloan.