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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Monday, December 10, 2012

In the meadow we can build a...

Let me make this perfectly clear; I don't like cutesy  doo dads.  I find Precious Moments figurines so sweet that even though I'm not diabetic, I carry insulin just in case I encounter one of the little wretches.  Anne Geddes images have a similar effect.  However, something made me smile when I saw these snowmen people at Watsons. (No I don't live at Watsons but rather visit once every other month or so and take lots of pictures.)  I didn't buy them as I don't decorate for Christmas as much as I used to but they were still kind of silly and fun.


Don't you feel sorry for him/her?  Only one button and no scarf.
Tell me you don't know someone of whom this reminds you. 
Poor little Bummer kiddo.
And for the spoiled brat in your family...
Wow, three buttons.
I'm still getting used to friend being a verb.
What, you mean a heat lamp is not good for SAD (Snowman Affective Disorder?)
The reason I don't mess with Christmas lights anymore.
O.K. we're on the verge of going into some sort of sugar shock.  Too sweet!   
Enough of the damned holiday racket already!  (this would be me.)

Wait, isn't  this supposed to be a garden blog?  O.K. so the ornaments were on a tree, alright?
And beneath the tree was this cookie jar that  would look great at my house if I had a single inch of counter space that wasn't taken up by tender plants all winter long.  (See how I brought it around there.)   
 
In case you need something to counteract the horrible sweetness, here's a nice video for you:
 

18 comments:

  1. I like the snowmen! I think I'm most like the second one!

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    1. I've always imagined that your eyes do that when you see lots of palm trees, tree ferns and bananas.

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  2. Loved the video! I'm not the biggest fan of saccharine either. But those snowpeople are quite appealing. Thanks for posting them. I barely noticed the holiday decorations when I was there. I was the only one at the register buying Agaves. All the other carts were full of holiday ornaments and greenery.

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    1. It's a great time to get plants at nurseries because most folks seem distracted by all the tinsel and tchotchkes & that gives us a a better view of the plants. Plus, the plant people really want to talk about ANYTHING besides sparkly ornaments. Did you go see the reindeer when you were there?

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  3. Fabulous video! I'd never heard that version before.

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    1. It's one of those special holiday gems that warms my tiny black hard heart.

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  4. Cute, but like you, I wouldn't have bought them either. I love having my camera ready for just such photo-ops.

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    1. It's like they were posing just for me. I love taking my camera shopping with me as it seems to be much less expensive to take pictures of things than to actually buy them.

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  5. Hehe! They are all cute and quirky!

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  6. Hah...confess...all those sweet little snowmen were just leading up to the vocal grand finale, no?

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    1. Didn't even put them together until just before I posted. Wish I could take credit for actually thinking something over before I say/post it but I'm not that bright.

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  7. For more antidote to Christmas sappiness, look up the Dropkick Murphy Christmas song video. Never heard of Lesley Garrett before - nice.

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    1. The song was written by Fred Silver and is a choral novelty favorite. Dropkick Murphys Christmas song is certainly not sappy:)

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  8. Nice recovery from the saccharine at the end there. Yes, they were cute and clever, but like you, they're the kind of thing I can easily resist. But if I were to stumble over NOS Shiny Brite ornaments, I'd be lost.

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    1. I love NOS Shiny Brite ornaments too and think they look best in groups of several hundred. However it's easier to pass them up at stores when reminded that I'm not doing very much holiday decorating this year.

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  9. I think you're allowed to tell about other things than gardening as well. I must do so if I want to blog in winter, because my garden is under snow!

    Such funny snowmen..

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    1. I like snowmen because we have the same kind of round body as I do.

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