Yes, I am having a picture day today. When I showed you the cat one (at the side) awhile back after I received that really cool b-day gift from my wonderful stitcher friend. I figured I would show you a few others I have.
Um . . . as soon as I can find them.
I know there are more than the four, somewhere. They are probably hiding in a box because I didn’t have any place to hang them. Well, I’ll just post the ones I’ve found. I’m sure everyone has heard of a few of these adages before, but they look even cuter in their frames. I didn’t make them (although I could - they look very easy to make), so I will give credit where credit is due. Only because I found the company name on the back of one - and I didn’t even know it was there for this whole time. I just turned one of the pictures over to place it on my scanner and there it was.
Anyway, the company is called, “McDarlins.” Isn’t that cute? It’s like saying, “My darlings,” but with an accent - maybe Southern or Scottish. McDarlins. I could say it all day. They are in Cincinnati, Ohio and I have no idea if the company is still in business. I bought these pictures more than 15 years ago at an Arts & Crafts fair held at my local mall. It’s one busy mall, and wonderful to go to during these fairs. Book Fairs. Crafts fairs. Spend a day shopping and browsing from local merchants. I used to buy small statues and figurines there. Maybe one day soon I’ll do a picture post for those.
Okay, I’ve digressed. If you are curious about the company, you can always do a Google search for it. It is also possible because this was at a merchant fair that McDarlins might be family-owned and this is their last name (so be polite when you contact them because it might be their home address).
How cool is having a last name like, “McDarlins?” You would never have a bad day at work if people said, “Hey, McDarlins(my darlings)! Could you handle the upset customer wearing the ski mask and holding the billy club?” It would put a smile on all the doctors’ faces when you came into the emergency room on the stretcher. It’s much better than having the last name, “Hickman(country/redneck/hillbilly man).” Take the following as examples . . .
“McDarlins(my darling), would you care for this dance?”
“Hickman(country/redneck/hillbilly man), I would dance with you but I’m afraid your illegal moonshine still has caught on fire and is ready to explode.”
“McDarlins, let me hold the door open for you.”
“Hickman, the door says Push. This means you place both hands on the handle and, oh never mind! Let me open it.”
“McDarlins, would you like the filet mignon, or the lobster bisque?”
“Hickman, the road kill looked a bit gamy when driving to the restaurant. So if you want to club one of our rats in the kitchen, then have at ‘em!”
Well, this post has certainly migrated from a sweet picture showcase to illegal hard liquor and rodent club sandwiches. Let me end this by showing you one last picture, and it is my absolute favorite. I think everyone will know why. If anyone wants to have it as their very own bling for their blog, feel free. Save it into the “My Pictures” folder on your computer and then just post it in your sidebar.