Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Crown Jewels

Some more smoke and mirrors for you ........................
When I was staging my Mother's house for sell - I went over budget - and was left with no choice but to accessorize here and there with items I found at the dollar store - some of which I decided I wanted to keep.

This was one of them

It's hanging high enough on the wall that you can't tell it's made of plastic ( hopefully not anyway )
And I placed it inside a simple white frame box.

John says - why are you dragging a dining room chair around?
Suzan says - I have to take a picture of my " bust "
John says - Pardon me?
Suzan says - I have to take a picture of my " bust "
John says - Oh God - please don't tell me you're posting about your breast reduction
OF MY OWN BUST??????????????????
Suzan says - Sometime you act like a big " boob "
Suzan says - Sometimes you make no sense at all
Suzan says - Sometimes you drive me nuts, absolutely
John says - HAH - that's rich my dear - that's rich
John says - Why don't you turn that thing around and show everyone what happened when you dropped it?

and this is where I plan to hide my crown jewels ( when I acquire them that is )

Now looking at it I think it's a brilliant idea really - I should go stock up on them - drop them all on the floor
and sell them as the perfect hiding spaces for jewellery!

Suzan says - Can I have your TAG watches John for a couple of minutes?
John says - WHY?
Suzan says - I just want to put them in the back of this " bust " so I have a photo to show something valuable hiding in it.
John says - NO you cannot put my TAG watches in the back of a dollar store broken ornament.
John says - END of discussion period.......................

What do you think?  Good idea?  Am I on to something?
Much better than your typical " book " safe, I would say

From Michael's if anyone is interested - pretty isn't it?
My crown jewels would never fit inside that puny thing anyway
My crown jewels are life sized so I'd need something like this to accommodate them

 they'd have waterfront property at least!

Y'all have yourselves a wonderful first weekend of the year now, y'hear?
( I really hate posting photos of my kids - just because of all the creepy sites out there )
( probably for the same reasons I was terrified to let them out of my sight for 20 years )
( I was the most overbearing - stifling - neurotic - mother on the planet - and THAT's the truth )
( have to work on these issues I have )

John says - well now that you've told everyone where you plan to hide things I would never consider
putting my watches in that head anyway - what's the point?

So if any of you were even considering hopping on a plane to Montreal - to break into our home - and go straight to the shattered head in hopes of finding John's watches - really - you'd just be wasting your time.
Except for Caroline from Piorra Maison - she's been here already - have you checked to make sure your
watches are still there John ?

Cost for this project?  $1.00
My crown jewels?  Priceless

Sharing with
I Should be Mopping the Floor
Uncommon Designs
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Home Stories A to Z
Knick of Time
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The Rustic Pig
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Creative Cain Cabin


  1. I have a white bust story too. I should post about it. They are very in right now! At least yours broke in such a way that you can't see it! He looks really good up there! Can't believe you got him at the dollar store!

  2. I thought it was pretty cool till I saw the back of its head and my coffee went flying through the air, lol....but, you may be onto something here Suzanne.... Have a great weekend...

  3. So happy to see your kids. They're all downright gorgeous! And if what you say is true (the downright overbearing thing) it's probably one of the kids' favorite things to laugh about (in a good way) when they're sharing childhood stories. :)

    I had no clue the bust was plastic... or broken, buwahaha.

  4. You and John do have the best dialogs!

    1. thanks so much Lulu - I don't know what I'd do without his conversation - they're constant blog fodder lol

  5. I can just imagine your home is full of laughter a lot of the time! Oh and I love the Paris box!

    hugs, Linda

  6. totally lol that John!! love this post too funny

  7. Or you could simply clip a hole in the bottom so you didn't have to smash them...Now, to market them we have to come with a name for it, of course. The Broken Bust? Safe or Bust-The Bust Safe? Hole In The Bust- Holy Bust? The Boob-A Secret Storage Spot? Just a few thoughts-xo Diana

  8. Nice bust! That's the first pic I've seen of your kids. Tres chic!

  9. oh my- i love accidents turned into to happy things. you will just have to find some better jewels to put there than hubbys watches since he isn't playing nice

  10. Hey! That "Touchdown Jesus" is about 30 mins away from where I live!!!! And, I just thought of something...what if that's where they're hiding THEIR Crown Jewels????!!!! Holy Moly...those must SOME Crown Jewels...maybe I'll see what my version of John thinks about making a little excursion : P ! If you hear anything on the news about "Touchdown Jesus" being wasn't me...probably!

    1. No Kidding ( what a small blog world after all!!! )
      You have to split the " take " with me - since I gave you the idea lol
      Or I'll spill the beans to the police -

    2. It's the same one also known as "Big Butter Jesus" isn't it? Thanks to the genius of Heywood Banks. Now I won't be able to get that song out of my head. haha

    3. I thought it was somewhere in Europe lol!!!

  11. Breast reduction? Seriously?


  12. Your kids are cute - and you are so so funny! I love your John says/Suzan says! And the bust doesn't look like plastic - and it would be a great place to hide stuff ;)
    And that picture of the Jesus statue - that was about 25 miles from me! It was struck by lightning a few years ago and burned!

  13. Oh shoot, I was just about to buy a plane ticket to Montreal!*

    Fantastic blog, new follower from the Financial Friday blog hop!

  14. lmao
    Thanks for the laugh I can head to bed with a smile on my face.
    Debbie :)

  15. It totally looks real! Funny how it even breaks like a real plaster bust when you drop it :)

  16. Maybe you should make a bust of your bust and hide your stuff in there. Your kids are darling!

  17. Oh my! I "busted" out laughing! Love your bust...the plastic one, not the reduced one ;-) Thanks for sharing this great story at the party buddy! I'm featuring it on my Facebook page too :-)

  18. Hilarious! Seriously couldn't stop laughing at the great comedic banter between you two!

    1. lol - thanks Jessica - we're a team alright!

  19. Great way to spend a buck! Love the idea of hiding your treasures in there, thanks for sharing at the Cabin!

  20. I can't believe you paid a dollar for that! I can always count on you for a great laugh!! :) I feel the same way about posting pics of my children. My daughter is 20 and I still don't like to let her out of sight!! I know the issue very well. Glad to know I'm not the only neurotic one. heehee Thanks for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Loved the photos of your beautiful children.



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