Barnmouse Blitherings

SPF – Red Rover, Red Rover, Please Send Something Red Over
February 9, 2007, 5:04 am
Filed under: Weekly-ish Things

This week’s SPF assignment was “something red”. Sounds easy, no? Yeah, well. No. I have been sitting here trying to think of something red AND interesting. So far, nothing. I’m still thinking though.




Still Freakin’ THINKING!!!

Maybe it is time to go take a trip around the house….which in list form translated into:

  • bring in the dog
  • play with the dog
  • feed the dog
  • give the dog treats
  • feed the cats
  • keep the fat one away from the skinny one’s food
  • clean the kitchen
  • fill the dishwasher
  • forget to turn on the dishwasher (dammit)
  • walk around the living room
  • notice that there is not one red thing in the whole room
  • walk around some more
  • actually find something red that I like and that is mildly interesting, as in I don’t think y’all will immediately go into a coma and bang your pretty little heads your keyboards after looking at it.
  • take multiple pictures of said red mildly interesting thing that all turn out the same

And so, here’s the picture:

So this was my centerpiece that I made for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday. I liked it so much that it is still sitting on the dining room table and I just can not bring myself to pack it up with the rest of the Christmasy stuff. It consists of a cheapo box of small ornaments from Target, a string of shiney beads from I can’t remember where, and a weird vase-like thing that came with a blub of some sort that a very strange looking flower grew out of. That flower grew so tall that it wouldn’t stand up anymore and I got tired of trying to balance it and just kind of chucked it outside and decided that if it took root and grew then it was meant to be. It’s been 2 years and I haven’t seen hide nor hair of it, so I’m thinking that it’s a lost cause.

So anyway, there is my something red. I hope you liked it. Did you play???

22 Comments so far
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Oooooh, purty!

And yes, Trimspa is ephedra-based.

Comment by Kami

I thought that stuff was outlawed or something after all those people having heart attacks and dying. Well if it wasn’t, it should be!

(and thank you, I think it’s purty too. hee)

Comment by barnmouse

oh, it’s so pretty! Love those candlesticks. I’d leave it out too – it’s perfect for next week.

Thanks much for stopping by. 🙂

Comment by marianne

marianne – I didn’t even think about Valentine’s Day! You’re right. The red is perfect for next week. So…how do I justify it for St. Patrick’s Day?

Comment by barnmouse

nice centerpiece…mine is leftover from xmas too 🙂 I played!

Comment by Lee

Nice photo. I like the candle holders too. I played.

Comment by Connie

It looks perfect!!! Congratulations 🙂

I played too.

Comment by Rosei

I love it! I think it looks great!

Have a great weekend; I played too.

Comment by Sheri & SuZan

Very lovely! I think you can leave it out through Feb claiming its for Valentines day! After that, you will have to get creative LOL

I played too

Comment by Cheeky

That is a nice centerpiece! And hey, red is appropriate for Valentine’s too!

I played.

Comment by Jana

Ha! I love your description about the search for something red.

Nice shot, and beautiful centerpiece. I tried to do something similar this holiday, but mine didn’t look nearly as nice as yours. (mental note for next year)

Happy SPF! Thanks for stopping by!

Comment by Jenni

happy spf 🙂
I played

Comment by Christie

Nice centerpiece!No wonder you kept it around.

I played, too!

Comment by OddMix

You are so funny! I had the exact opposite problem…which of my many reds did I use???

Happy SPF!

Comment by susan

Great center piece!! I thought about doing something like that this year, but just never got around to it.

I played too!

Comment by Hyman

I like the centerpiece. Easy to switch out the ornaments for different times of the year.

Comment by ktlee

Pretty shiny stuff- I like it! Great way to carry over Christmas into Valentine’s Day. 🙂

Comment by Lisa

I love your centerpiece! I had some read and green balls in a tall vase for Christmas and hated to put it away. Thanks for stopping by.

Comment by Wendy

I love your centerpiece!! I don’t feel so bad for having my pretty Christmas candles out 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

Comment by Arlene

I’m laughing at your picture. Honey, it’s Feb. pack it up!! 🙂

Comment by Random and Odd


Comment by Rach

That is so very purty!

Comment by Tammy

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