Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blue Monday and Met Monday

Hello Dear Ones! I've just missed the hound dog out of all of you! I've tried so very hard to respond to your comments at night and I'm still busy getting Mother moved in ~ little things now ~ it's taking forever! And I will show you her little place once it's completed.

My house is totally upside down after moving her out! It's stressing me a bit, but I told Mr. Precious I'm not Super Women so just be patient with me and sooner or later I'll get my house set back up! Now that would make a good Met Monday, wouldn't it? ;)

Now that that's outta my system ~ I've missed posting so much and I'm cheating a bit today, but wanted to join in on the fun anyway with my sweet friends ~ Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. I'm combining them. I posted this back in August of last year, but with summer on the way I thought I would show it again. So forgive my cheating ways, Dear Ones. Hope you enjoy my combination Blue/Met Monday!

Fish Jugs with Lots of Blue Mingled In

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 ~ well, she did last year and I'm hoping she doesn't mind I'm doing this again! ). 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 Rate My Space!

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 another more reasonably priced 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 <- is that a word? and brought them into the light!

During my search to find out more about my fish jugs I learned they are actually 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! ;) Well, since this is a re post I'll tell you - they really do gurgle!

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!

Now please go on over to visit Sally for much blueness and Susan for much makeoverness! I don't cheat very often ~ I just wanted you to know that! ;P

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

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,

~ Sung byBarnes and Barnes