Showing posts with label PLATES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PLATES. Show all posts

Monday, April 27, 2009


Today, I'm participating in What's On Your Wall Wednesday, sponsored by our fabulous hostess, Barb at Grits and Glamour. Barb, thank you so much for sponsoring this weekly event.

I not only keep china in my cupboards, I keep it on my walls too. Well, you know Gullom (Designs by Gollum) stores beautiful, expensive china behind her draperies, so my bargain china on the walls doesn't sound so bad, does it?

My husband doesn't understand
why we have plates hanging on the walls. For awhile, after I started hanging plates on the walls, when I would give him dinner, he'd look around suspiciously and then ask if I had taken a plate off of the wall. He just knew I was going to feed him dinner on a plate that had dust bunnies on the back of it!

Hmmm, do these look familiar?
If you enlarge these pictures, I just want you to know that your computer screen is dirty, not my plates! Be sure to go see all of the beautiful treasures on the walls of other Blogvillians. You can get the links at Grits and Glamour (You are going to love the wall decor that Barb is featuring on her blog today).

Just thought I'd better show you that I do have a few plates in cabinets! We do not eat off of the ones I have on the walls (or if we do, I wash them first!) I didn't put upper cabinets in my kitchen, so I set aside a space for a walk-through china pantry. Unfortunately, I am even running out of room in there! Can you say "Laurie, you have a problem"! I know... you already said it!

Just look at this award! Isn't it the most fun award you've ever seen? I love this award. Susan at A Southern Daydreamer has honored me with the "Zombie Chicken Award"! Yes, you read that right! Zombie Chicken! I want a Zombie Chicken trophy for my bookcase! I don't think this is an intentional description of me, but as it turns out, this is exactly the way I feel when I am trying to post to my blog! When I saw this award, I thought someone had been spying on me while I was working on my posts. According to Webster's, a "zombie" is
(a): a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead ; (b): a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior.
I'm telling you, when I'm sitting at this computer after midnight, I look like the walking dead, AND I am markedly strange in appearance and behavior. I am also saying (out loud, since nobody else in my house is awake), "Laurie, are you reeeeeely going to click on that 'publish post' button, and share this nonsense with other people?"), and that little finger my mouse produces on my computer screen just hovers over that "publish" button for a good while, until I finally just look the other way and click on it. You see I am also a chicken when it comes to publishing a blog post. So, you understand why I thought this award was perfect for me! Now, disregard everything I just told you about this award, because none of that has anything to do with the award (I told you, after midnight, I get strange - okay you're right, I'm pretty strange all of the time!)

The real description of the Zombie Chicken award is:
"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..."

That's sounding a lot better than my description of this award! It is a "world-renowned" award! Of course, you know me, I am going to risk the wrath of the zombie chickens (just let 'em try to come after me!). However, it does say that if I choose unwisely, I am risking the zombie chicken wrath. I think it would be unwise to choose any 5 blogs that I visit, because all of the blogs I visit are worthy. I don't visit a blog unless I think the content of that blog is remarkable, so if I have left two or more comments on your blog, that is an indication that I believe your blog content to be remarkable enough to risk an attack of zombie chickens to go read your blog. I further believe that you are worthy of this prestigious award, so please take it with you. Susan, thank you so much for this honor. I've had a great time with this award. I suspect that all of you already visit Susan's beautiful blog, but if you don't, you are missing a wonderful treat, so get right over to A Southern Daydreamer and check it out!

I am honored to have again received the Attitude of Gratitude Award. Although I've received it before, I am so pleased that Lorna at Lace and Ivy Cottage thought of me when she handed out this award. If you've never visited Lorna, you need to go right over to her blog. She has such wonderful and beautiful ideas. I don't know how she even has time to think, much less come up with great ideas, since she has a gazillion beautiful children (I really think it's ONLY 7, but that would feel like a gazillion if they were at my house!) Thank you so much Lorna.

Thank YOU so much for visiting me, even if I am strange. Now I'm going to look the other way while I click on that "publish post" button. laurie