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Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Land of Misfit Lawn Ornaments~Mosaic Monday

In the neverending quest to find an original, never-before done or even dreamed topic for Mosaic Monday, I have sunk to a new low—my town dump euphemistically named "The Transfer Station." I have a new name for it: The Land of Misfit Lawn Ornaments. (You may recognize this as a direct rip-off of "The Land of Misfit Toys" from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.)

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See what I mean? Perhaps we could also name it "The Misfit Kitchen" or something. Actually, if you have time, I'd like to point out a few of the clever things that have been done here. (The Transfer Station is run by women who, I think, are doing a fun thing.)

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1. A row of chipped plates and something extra! (A commode top)
2. A broken angel playing a harp and a broken pitcher
3. Shattered glass inside a bottle border
4. Hmmm...what is it?
5. A little girl and a broken eagle
6. A donkey with a broken leg
7. Another commode top and an Italian chef
8. Mug border and look at those tomatoes!

In reality, the idea for this post came from my sister and mother who were looking at my plate border around my front flower bed. My mother said, "Oh look! It's just like the town dump!" Then she proceeded to accuse me of using my best china. What she didn't know was that I had *picked a pile of broken Friendly Village plates from the town dump* long before the ladies there had the idea. Those gals probably read blogs.

But I cannot leave you with such homely images...here's a better offering from the Farmer's Market. What's not to love about pumpkins and mums?

Please join *Mary at Little Red Housefor some truly spectacular mosaics...


  1. What a hoot. Our town dump is run by men who love to compact everything. It was a nice finale at the Farmers Market.

  2. Such curious pieces for a flowerbed border! It is said that artistic beauty is in the placement of objects. There'd be some fun in rearranging these odd items wouldn't there? I'd like to see your china-plate border!

    Thank you for the verse on Sunday and the fitting challenge it brings.

  3. you artists are so creative! what would
    that be like?


    i loved your sunday verse and took
    great encouragement from it. thank

  4. How funny Vee, maybe they do read blogs after all. I never get tired of pumpkins and mums. Your photograph is lovely.

  5. What fun! I love the misfit lawn ornaments! And your *fall* photo is gorgeous!!!!

  6. What a fun way to repurpose some things. I think the unknown object is what's left of a Budha statue that is stretching his arms up?
    Someone around here has a concrete one that looks similar.

  7. Oh my gosh...I thought I had seen it all, apparently NOT!!! Flower borders made out of toilet parts and old mugs and broken dishes etc.
    Too funny Vee!!

    Did you happen to notice in your pumkin patch/patio picture that one of those Adirondack chairs is in the shape of a FISH!! Ha...love it for a beach house, so clever!!

    Fun post! :)

  8. LOL! It looks a lot better than our dump! Love the Farmer's Market! Great shot!

  9. Vee you crack me up! :) Your town dump is actually a pretty place. I don't think we have one here as it all goes into Sanitation Department trucks and who knows where it ends up when they unload them!

    I mentioned you in my post tonight :)

    Happy MM!

  10. Having none myself, I love yard art!! These are whimsical, hilarious, and even inspiring!! Love your last mum and pumpkin picture!

  11. Great mosaic. Someone junk is anothers treasure. Take care and enjoy your week.

  12. You've inspired me to go out and take some pictures of my yard ornaments. Wish I knew how to make a mosaic.

  13. Well, Mr. Comforts and I were just talking about "lawn Ornaments". I can remember when as a young teen, laughing at neighbors who had gazing balls and bird baths made of cement in their yards. Now I do the same thing!

    Love the plates as a border.

  14. Reminds me of the little animated movie about the child who grows up and forgets his toys. I'm sure these items appreciate being loved again.

    Please share more pictures of the farmers market.

  15. Vee,
    Only in Maine! Leave it to women for a bit of whimsey.

    Have a great week.


  16. Thanks Vee for the info on mosaics. I'm going to check it out. Have a good day.

  17. Yeppers! Those ladies stole your idea!

    The nerve of them! -Harrrumph-

    You should demand a small sign, be posted nearby, their display... Saying; "Original Idea Comes from Vee".

    So there!!!!


  18. You are a wonderful soul.



  19. What a fun mosaic! You'll be giving us new decorating ideas for using our 'found' treasures! Love the pumpkins and mums! Enjoy your day! ♥

  20. What a fun mosaic.
    Mums and pumpkins - the photo is beautiful and shouts Fall.

  21. That is funny and they probably do read blogs. :D
    Like your Fall photo.
    Enjoy your week.

  22. How fun to have someone with a creative mind looking after the town dump!

    I'm laughing at your mom's comment...as she checked out your flower bed border.

  23. Thanks for the laugh! I tried the plate border too, but DH wouldn't let it fly:(


  24. Oh how this post made me smile! :))

  25. I love the Land of Misfit Lawn Ornaments and will be cross posting it tonight!

  26. I think it's very artistic for a dump! Your pumpkins and mums make a beautiful finale. :) xo ~ Lynda

  27. I love your town dump! I don't think I've ever seen such a charming dump in my life. You can tell it's run by women ;) Love the plate borders.


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