Monday, December 10, 2007

Fun Monday #44: the ornamental edition

Yes, I totally swiped Swampy's new Fun Monday logo. Yes, I know, it's HER, but I like it and I want it and it's my birthday week and I took it. Ya wanna make something of it? Right, I didn't think so!! (Besides, after I stole it, she totally gave it to me as a birthday present, so HMMMMPH!)


Anyway, Katyabug is our hostess with the mostest this week and here is her mandate:

In the spirit of the season I would like to see your favorite Christmas tree ornament. Not to be confused with the WHOLE tree. I want you to zoom in and show me one or a few(you know I can't choose just one!) of your favorite ornaments. If you don't decorate a tree, show me your menorah or dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log. I want to see your favorite decoration for this holiday season.

Well, well, well. As you may know, we don't celebrate Christmas in our home, but since Lady K left me the perfect out, I will show you my fully lit menorah. Yes, I posted this photo before, but it was good the first time, so I figured it would be good again.

This is how it will look Tuesday night when it is full of candles and flickering flames:



The only real requirement for a Hanukkah menorah is that it should have nine candles (one for each night and a "helper" candle to light the others). Additionally, the "helper" candle position should be higher than the other eight.

My menorah is very traditional looking, but when I was thinking about my Fun Monday post, I started poking around. Gotta love the internet, ya know? You can find ANYTHING there.

Like this:


(Shoes! Who doesn't like shoes!)

or this:


(Perfect for my coffee addiction)

or this:


(I have nothing to say about this. It's a moose. Sheesh)

But my official Interplanetary Janet Weird Menorah Award for 2007 goes to:



The Goldfish Menorah! Seriously, who would ... oh never mind.

Now go here for the other Fun Monday participants. That's where I'll be if you're looking for me.

34 comments:

Robin said...

Yours is wonderfully tasteful and colorful...lighting the candles is a beautiful tradition, particularly tied to their significance.

The others? Hilarious! I've thought about posting pics of various nativity sets I've seen, but your menorahs rival them.

(and I love Swampy's FM logo, too :) ).

Robin @ PENSIEVE

Robin said...

p.s.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (a day late and a dollar short)!!!!!!!!!!!

:) :) :)

Robin @ PENSIEVE

Lil Mouse said...

cute. goldfish. honestly. anyway, i gave you a shout out earlier this week for the holidays, knowing christmas wasn't on your to-do list. have a great season!

Junebug said...

I love your real Menorah. In that last one with the goldfish, would those bottles be Aunt Jemimah syrup?

Bren said...

I'm loving the shoes! Hilarious!!

ChrisB said...

I think I saw your Hanukkah menorah before and remember thinking how lovely it is.

The novelty ones are sweet but I think I prefer the traditional look.

nikki said...

I'm totally digging the shoe Menorah. Who knew one like that was out there!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

nikki

hydeslikeus.wordpress.com said...

Well! A happy happy birthday to you.

And I kind of dig that goldfish menorah? Does that make me gross?

;)

-HH

ellen b. said...

Ha! What a fabulous collection of menorahs you have...

Karmyn R said...

the moose one is hilarious. I wonder if anyone actually has that in their house?

I think your Menorah is much more tasteful!

Dreaming What Ifs...

Tiggerlane said...

I love the shoe menorah - and the goldfish is too cute!

Alix said...

They are great, I love them, especially the shoe one.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I'm torn between which is campier - the shoes or the goldfish.

The goldfish. Hands down.

Sauntering Soul said...

I can't even pick a favorite they're all so...er...great.

Happy Birthday!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh I love the shoes. Fabulous, and the goldfish are so kitch.
Happy Birthday and Happy Hannukkah. :D

Susan said...

Who knew there were so many funky menorahs out there? LOL

Happy Birthday!


Susan at A Slice of Life

Mrs. Darling said...

I had no idea menorahs came in all these versions. My Fun Monday post is up too. Thanks for sharing.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I love moose, so the moose one? Adorable. And, you know what? I think Blue Momma would love the fish one.

I think yours is beautiful all lit.

Carrie Sue said...

Oh, I love the shoes!

Sayre said...

That moose menorah looks a little Christmas-y, too. But I adore the tea/coffee pots one!

Suze said...

Love the Goldfish one!!!

Blue Momma said...

I could so put the fish menorah in my header!

Well, if I could figure out how to do it without screwing up both photos.

Your menorah is lovely. Punkin would love it. Maybe we'll look for the fish bowl one....

Jenni said...

I like your menorah better than the others. It's very pretty! I didn't know that you could use any color of candles, and I like that you chose all different colors. Happy Hannukah!

Now, those other selections look like they belong in the Cavalcade of Bad Menorahs. (Have you seen the Cavalcade of Bad Nativities? Google it for a good laugh.)

Jenni said...

Oh, and happy birthday!

Jenni said...

Oh, and happy birthday!

Joy T. said...

What a gorgeous picture of your menorah. And the other ones are just so fun! I especially like the little coffee menorahs. And a Happy Birthday is in order too I see. I thought I was doing so well on keeping up with the December Happy Birthday wishes. I say a birthday 'week' is definitely the way to go :)

Willowtree said...

You don't celebrate christmas? What kind of person doesn't celebrate christmas? Just kidding.

Happy Birthday.

Seriously, are you you Jewish or something? Ha ha ha! I'm such a funny guy!

Robinella said...

My hubs grandfather and and the rest of the family prior to my hubs father practiced Judaism. BN never had religion in his early life but mentioned the Jewish holidays not too long ago. I would totally convert for that shoe menorah!

Canadian flake said...

Hope you had a great birthday...loveddddd the pics, especially the moose..maybe it is the canadian in me..lmao

Pamela said...

Now this is fascinating!
I enjoyed the little tour -- even the goldfish.

karisma said...

Very nice! I just happen to LOVE candles. And I also prefer your traditional ones over the funny ones.

melissa said...

Hmmm...goldfish....wow.

Shoes seem appropriate to me actually. Every JAP I've ever met would just loooooove it.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.

kitten said...

Love your candels! I'm a candel freak!

Kaytabug said...

Happy Hanukkah! I like your menorah the best! I would never want to exclude anyone that's why I mentioned the other holiday celebrations.

 
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