Monday, July 28, 2008

Fish Jugs and Awards!

Have you ever seen these little fish jugs before?

There are many sizes, many colors and they're so cute, don't cha think? Here is a Majolica one that only cost $415!

Well, I had never ever seen one of these little objects until I saw my sweet friend, Linda's, from Rate My Space. ( she gave me permission to post her pictures ). She had these darling little fish jugs and you can see how marvelous she made them look! She just decorated with them all over the place! Her fish jugs were just a huge hit on RMS!

I don't actually 'covet' things my friends have, but boy howdy did I want a fish jug like Linda's. Look, she has three white ones and a great big colorful one in the background! I want a fish jug! I want a fish jug!

During one of my shopping trips, my eyes always looking for treasures, I spied a white fish jug like Linda's at Tuesday Mornings! I was so excited! I picked it up, looked on the bottom for the price and carefully placed it back down on the shelf... was almost $200! Nope nope, I'll continue on my search for a fish jug.

The same afternoon I went inside a little thrift store and saw two fish jugs! Hideous looking as they were, they were still fish jugs! And at $2 each, I just had to buy them. I brought them home. Chloe Dawn barked her little head off at them. She hated those fish jugs. Mr. Precious said, "Why in the world would you buy those things!" Oh, my sweet fish bubble was almost popped!

They were painted a horrible teal bluish/green with dark yucky gray accents! They looked like they could have been painted by a fourth grader - one who didn't like to paint very much! You know, they really look better in these pictures than they really were.

Not to let some yucky colors deter me, I bought some spray primer, some spray paint and some spray sealer all for glass and china and started to work on these puppies, I mean fish jugs.

Oh Gloriness! Oh Joyness! Oh Fish Jugs! What do you think?
Look at the beauty of the fish jugs singing my praises because I released them from their yuckyness

During my search to find out more about my fish jugs I learned they are called Gurgling Cod Jugs! Excuse me, darling jugs! Because when you pour liquid from their sweet little fish lips, they are supposed to make a gurgling sound. Now isn't that the cutest thing? I haven't tried this yet...don't want to mess up my fabulous paint job! ;)

Chloe Dawn and Mr. Precious are very pleased now with my newly resurfaced Gurgling Cod Jugs! I am in Gurgling Cod Jug heaven!! Please don't tell me if I've painted over some vintage antique worth zillions of dollars!

I will leave you with a little Note Song~ trust me, this is a 'real' song

Fish Heads
Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum
In the morning,
Laughing happy fish heads,
In the evening,
Floating in the soup,
Ask a fish head,
Anything you want to,
They won't answer,
They can't talk
Took a fish head,
Out to see a movie,
Didn't have to pay
To get it in
They can't play baseball,
They don't wear sweaters,
There not good dancers,
They don't play drums
Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum,

~ Barnes and Barnes

I feel so honored to have received this award two times this week! First by Shirl at and then by Ruthie at Thank you sweet ladies and I appreciated this so very much!!
The rules are~~~~~~
1. Display logo and link to who gave it to you.
2. Nominate at least 7 blogs
3. Add links to those 7 blogs
4. Leave the Nominees a message that they received the award.
I'm passing this on to these blogs that I find so inspiring and a joy to visit~~~~~~

I would like to pass this award along to :

1. Theresa at theresa-sentimentaljourney
2. Bella at bella1104
3. Kimba at asoftplacetoland
4. Barb at thefrenchelements
5. Ceekay at thinkinofhome
6. Kathy at gladkate.blogspot
7. Susie Q at rabbitruncottage

Then another very special award was give to me from Alex at urluckyitsme.blogspot. Thank you so much Alex, you're a very special lady. She has just had surgery and we're praying for her.