Monday, February 8, 2010

A Rose By Any Other Name...........

I have been spending lots of time perusing Craigslist lately looking for cabinets and counter for the new food bar in my store. Rather than type in a specific request, I prefer to simply click on a category and "stroll the aisles". You can find some rather unusual things doing this. I am always amazed at the things people will take the trouble to photograph and post for $5 and under. Not even worth the trouble I would think. Most of it looks like it should simply be discarded. Another source of amusement for me are the postings for appliances that show the appliance and it isn't even clean! Read all the accolades of this wonderful appliance and at the bottom is the news that it doesn't work, but the owner is sure that it can be fixed.


My absolute favorite of late is the one I clicked on this weekend. I had entered the "general" category just to see what wonders awaiting my discerning eye. I spied it right away and chuckled at the title thinking it really couldn't be what the title suggested. "DUCT TAPE ROSES" Yes! "Why waste your money on real roses that will die? These roses come in every color that duct tape comes in ......... and will last forever!"


I am not a fan of cut flowers. My family knows this and will give me potted plants that I can enjoy a long, long time ............ maybe not forever like the duct tape variety, though. Right away I let love of my life know that should he happen upon a duct tape rose vendor that he should NOT purchase those for me. I have learned through the years to be very specific about what is and what is not acceptable to give to me as a gift.


These wonders of everlasting beauty can be purchased by the dozen, half dozen and the ever popular single rose pronouncement of love. The single option is also good for those on a budget, however if you are Donald Trump you may want to go for the camouflage, it is extra.

16 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...
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SkippyMom said...

Then go back and go under "edit posts" and fix it? LOL.

Your package came today and we couldn't be more thrilled. Can't wait until Sunday to give them to the kids.

Mamma has spoken said...

When I bought new couches for the family room, I asked the store that when they deliver them, to take the old ones away. The sales woman told me I needed to put them on Craig's list and sell them. I told her about the broken arm, the middle support being broke, etc. She said it would still sell! I didn't try it to see, instead I still had them take them away...

squawmama said...

Hello Kathy... That is so funny! Duct tape roses... The store is looking really good. Loved the little coca cola table! Have a wonderful day & travel safe...
Donna

Kathy G said...

I've been giving a lot of things away on Craigslist. Works better than Freecycle because I can include a picture of the "treasure". I can't believe some of the things people will come and take! Saves me the trouble of finding someone to haul it away.

jojo said...

wow...need a picture of that one! I can just see vendors on street corners with them now...whoo-hoo. Too funny!

Brian Miller said...

see duct tape is the most amazing invention ever...

houndstooth said...

Bwaaaa ha ha! I just want to see a picture of the duct tape roses! There's a competition every year where high schoolers design and make their entire prom ensembles out of duct tape. I could not make that up!

ellen abbott said...

When I was a kid we spent some time in Mexico City and I learned how to make flowers out of colored tissue paper. But, really? Duct tape?

My BIL loves Craig's List and has actually gotten some pretty good deals.

Rae said...

Your store is really looking good. Just don't add any duct tape roses to sell. I wouldn't be surprised if someone came along and bought them though. You just never know what might be a best seller. I prefer potted plants too. It seems like a waste to spend a lot for cut flowers - only to have them die.

Eternally Distracted said...

Pictures, pictures, pictures.... Hooray for duct tape!

otin said...

I can't imagine a woman's reaction to a dozen duct tape roses! LOL

Whitney Lee said...

This is quite timely considering Valentine's Day is coming up. For those who would prefer not to shell out for a bouquet of roses that are short lived, duct tape roses to the rescue!

Lorenza said...

Now I want to give a look at the Craiglist!
duct tape roses?? Hmmm...
My mom is the same about presents. She "tries" to not get what she won't like!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Missy said...

I hope no one really gets those for valentine's. That would be so sad!

Nancy said...

LOL! Yep, these would not be on my list of "must haves!"