Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Artichokes Honey, not Pineapples...Men

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So I was at Tuesday Morning's the other week looking for cocktail napkins to use in an art project. I entered the store and quietly said to myself, "I will not get a cart...I will only purchase napkins...I don't have any extra money...go directly to napkin isle...pay no attention to............" Screeeeeeeech went my flip flops to an abrupt halt!

Well hellooooooooooo there Mr. and Mrs. Artichoke! Aren't you two just as fabulous as can be?

 "Oh yes we are Shell and we are so cheap. You know we need to come live at your house because we are so fabulous and would perfect on your mantel! Now go back and get a cart you ding dong, we're heavy."  

So did I get napkins? Nope. I got artichokes. I brought them home and placed them on my fireplace mantel, jumped up and down with delight and did the happy bunny dance. Then, I rearranged some of the items on the bookshelves (yet again).

David came home and I stood there grinning from ear to ear, arm outstretched, pointing to the fireplace and said, "Well, what do you think? Are they just so fabulous or what?" David, getting momentarily distracted by his TV (men) says to me, "Oh yeah... those are nice pineapples."

Artichokes honey, not pineapples! Men...

22 comments:

Hef's Mom said...

Thats too funny! I like to think Hef's dad would know the difference as I served him artichokes and hollandaise a few times.

Diane Duda said...

either way. they are nice. :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
I always knew you had great artichokes! lol They look "perfectly YOU". You showed great restraint in not getting the napkins, too!
Love,
Donna

The French Bear said...

I love them...man I need to shop with you, you always find great things...whatever fruit/veggie they are!!!!
Hugs,
Mags

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I love them. And they talk too. How could you pass them up! Even if they aren't pineapples!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

So funny! I shop exactly the same way! :-)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Don't you just love that store? I find a lot of gardening stuff there.
Brenda

Sherry said...

That store is so fun. I love your find, your artichoke/pineapples.

Shirley said...

You gave me a chuckle tonight with David's comment. It was funny. I love your studio and would love to have part of your storage for all of my thread and etc. You have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Briarside Lane said...

Yep, they're perfect! You really didn't NEED the napkins anyway, did you? Now I see the fireplace screen... duh. ...Karen

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love you---thanks for making me chuckle tonight -- I need that!!!
Love those pineappleeeee---i mean artichokes--darling--just darling!!!
Hugs, Di

KatCollects said...

LOL, They look great! I try to do that when I go to Marshall's, look straight ahead and go directly to what I am looking for. It never works. I went for some notecards today. I came home with 3 beautiful storage boxes, some pretty photo frames and my Daughgter a swimsuit and shorts. A new Kathy VanZeeland bag almost made it out the door with me too, I ran! I wanted to say a BIG thank you for the package that arrived from you today. It was such a fun suprise to open. My Daughter scooped up everything but the thread and off to her room it went, LOL. Thank you so much for being so sweet and for the smiles today.
Hugs,
Kathy

Katie :o) said...

What fun! Artichokes are much more interesting than cocktail napkins :o)

Lori Ann C. said...

Those are wonderful!!!
Amazing that we can get excited about artichokes!
:-)

Lori Ann

E Roach said...

They're really nice! You have a great eye.

Please update us soon on how your homemade gin turned out! I looked up the recipe, but I'm not going to even attempt it unless yours went well...

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Ah ha, too funny...well in his defense on very quick first glance they could be mistaken for pineapples:D....again, your house is so so beautiful, I love seeing where you spend you time, where you create, where you live with the buns:D so when I think of my sweet friend Shell, I can picture you in one of these lovely spots and my heart squeeze just right:D Hugs and hello to the buns too XOXO M.

Deborah said...

And if you hadn't said a word he wouldn't have noticed. That could be a useful quality too sometimes ...

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

I am laughing out loud so hard right now because that is exactly what my hubby would have said! Love them. . they look great!
hugs,
Carrie

Annette F Tait said...

Shell I absolutely LOVE that photo of Razzy choosing the colours and items for your next project :)
and your 'pine cones' are lovely!!
(I love artichokes too :)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

yeah, what are those? they are perfect though!

Barb said...

funny!!!

I just love your house....do you spend alot of time cleaning to keep it so white?

Rebecka said...

The artichokes are beautiful. They look perfect on your mantel. I have said this before and I will say it again. Your home is BEAUTIFUL. I love your fireplace screen.