Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hey, I'm a POOPIE!!


For those of you who don't know, POOPIE stands for: People Opposing Objectionable Pretend plants In the Environment. You can read all about it here.


Nesting Place is having a party and I'm here to share my part...
I have just a wee bit of fake greenery on my waaaaaaaay up there shelves in my kitchen. Seems innocent enough...
Then on the fireplace mantle the lovely silk narcissus bulbs (thrift find $3). Many people DO think they are real...sometimes.
I found this neat metal urn at the local thrift store for about a couple of bucks and put some (fake) sticks and grass in it on top of the TV . The minute I put it up there DD declared I copied it from the Nesting Place.
This is a little dried arrangement on a side table in the living room. Also a thrifty at a couple of bucks too. And my favorite son-in-law in the background.
Now this is the biggest poopette yet. THE ENTIRE WASH BASIN ON MY FRONT PORCH IS FAKE!!!!!!!!! My children didn't even notice until a year after I did it and my husband even spread a blanket over it during the winter to keep it from FREEZING!! So I think this wins the prize as a fooler of fakes. Here's a closer look...
This is the most recent addition...a $5 bargain at JoAnn's...it's in the hall bath for now and there is another one that matches it on the other side of the vanity. Jaybird and wife gave me the frog for Mother's day and probably expected me to put it in the yard, but I usually keep fresh flowers in it in the bathroom instead.

Now this one merits a call to the POOPIE Police....and after viewing everyone else's Objectionable Pretend plants In the Environment, I've ripped this one off my front door and will soon demolish it. I'm disappointed in my friends and family who have lied to me and told me it was cute.. It is horrid and I was crazy to hang it!!!

In defense of the last of my confessions to the society of POOPIE....I usually try to have fresh flowers around whenever possible and some live plants too. Tomorrow I'll give you a little glimpse of my real greens.


Just Keeping it Real!

2 comments:

The Nester said...

Is that bike in your wreath real or fake because if it's fake....

your husband covered it with a blanket to protect it from the frost!? For sure keep it!

Gerad said...

I will admit, the bike wreath was a little much. I think you should have gone all out and put a Barbie doll on the bike.