Well, maybe not, but I do want you to know of our tireless efforts to amuse all and sundry, and you have no idea how hard it is to amuse sundry!
This first thing tickled Deb no end, and she insisted I pose with it. Here is where the Herculean effort comes in, right?
Hey, I bear a striking resemblance to Audrey Hepburn, don’t I? A girl can dream, can’t she? Anyway, we were trying to figure out what you do with a paper mache column other than look silly lifting it over your head. Putting it outside is out of the question, and it was so lightweight that if you used it inside, it would probably squash flat into a paper pulp pancake. Still shaking our heads over this, and wondering how we were to deny the gentleman in the shop the copy of the photo he requested, we moved on to this:
Next up, some paint by number pictures. I have to admit that whoever did these was probably one of the most talented PBN (paint by number) artists I have ever seen. I know there are people who collect this slice of Americana, and I hope these two find a good home. Some PBN pictures make us laugh, and some scare us to death, but these were fun.
Still grinning and laughing, I turned the corner and came upon this almost self-portrait.
No? He must have seen or done something to produce that grin. Not sure I want to know, nor do I want to know in what capacity this served as a decorative piece. A used car salesman’s private love nest, perhaps? Still, it made us laugh.
Then we have the above item. It’s a bear. Yes, really. Look closely. Doesn’t help, does it? We sort of have a rule about not making fun of homemade ceramics projects, so lest you think we broke that, check out the markings on the bottom.
I am going to have to make a true confession about a pet peeve here. This is an earth-shattering topic that affects civilization as we know it. I can hear the doubt in your snorts of disbelief. Maybe not that epic, but why do they make Jack-a-deer instead of Jack-a-lope? Well finally, leave it up to Cabellas to get it right.
Again, Deb insisted we break our no clowns rule. Who would ever pin anything this ugly to their jacket? It was over 2″ long too, so it’s not like you could hide it in the folds of your lapel, and pretend it wasn’t there, and if you did, it would probably just look like you had some scary peeping tom coming out of your pocket.
Some items start out as being just fine till they get to that part in the process of making them, where the materials are chosen.
We want to leave you with another goodie this week. This week was less painful than usual, wasn’t it? Sometimes, the things that make us laugh the most, are not bad. It’s a blessing that we don’t have larger homes, and that we each have hubbies that curb our basest instincts, or we would have a lot more of this stuff at home. This one is right up Deb’s alley, and would fit seamlessly into her awesome 50s California Ranch style home.
Have a wonderful week, and keep all your fun comments coming. We love ’em!