Saturday, August 16, 2008

Trying To Look Like Jackie O

So there we were. Two grown girls with nothing to do on a lazy summer morning in the furniture capital of the world. And what was our weapon of merry-making choice? Shopping, of course. Tiptoeing through tailor-made trouble we were.....ever so quietly around the antique shop.....finding treasures... finger painting in the stained glass and stroking rich mahogany tables......Hiding behind lamps and endless hand painted mirrors....dust.... sunbathing peacocks of blue and giant magnolia leaves...

"Did you see the detail on that frame? I think I'm in love, " she said."Shhh! Can't you see I'm taking pictures for my blog post? I did warn you about the camera."

Meet my close friend. We'll call her Jane. She has no idea I am filming her shopping mania.
And, she is, as usual, ignoring me.

"Over here, Mimi. Look at these wonderful plates."

(She's an artist. Everything is art to her. Even rust.)

"Shh! Can't you see I'm trying to look like Jackie O?"
"You don't look anything like Jackie." (Why do I always buy honest friends?)
"Well, who do I look like then?"

"You look like Cousin It from
The Addams Family."

OK, Miss Priss. Just for that I'll sepia, film grain, and use the old antique age effect on your blog picture debut.
I turned the magazine around.

"Now look. Who do I look like now?"

"Mimi you have a price tag stuck to your head and you still look like Cousin It - but cheaper." Bwaahaaahaaaa!

I think I hate her.

Jackie is laughing hysterically.
"But I wanna be retro."

Just because you straightened your hair today does not mean you look like Jackie O.... "

"Don't you want to be retro?"
"We're in an antique shop. Everything's retro." (Why did I have to buy smart friends?)

"Exactly! But it's always been my goal in life to carry off retro in an antique shop. I brought my camera and everything. You're no fun!"

"Shh!" whispered the two peacocks in the window, " you're standing in our light."

"Did you say something, Jane?"
"Just that your mother would be so proud.....Mimi-O."
Have you ever heard peacocks laugh?
I wish I hadn't.

Nobody understands me. Little did she know that I was going for Minnie Pearl in case the Jackie thing didn't work out. You knew that. Didn't you? She's not a blog person. How would she know that?
"Sometimes I worry about you," she said. "You also said you wanted to sing Bonnie Raitt on a bar stool as one of the top ten things to do before you die."
"You're right.
I can't possibly sing Bonnie Raitt with straight hair.
(I'm so glad I bought friends with a sense of fashion.)

"She doesn't look a thing like Jackie O with those sunglasses on," smirked the half-faced royal peacock. " I wish they'd get out of here and leave us alone. We're just trying to be antique."

Just because she's blue doesn't make her a peacock.


WillThink4Wine said...

Well Mimi-O, I'm glad you're feeling better! Please, Please, PLEASE do NOT let MotherDear see any of that blue glass. We have blue glass everywhere as it is!

Charles Gramlich said...

You do look like Jackie O. I will call you Mimi-O like willthink4wine

Gorgeous antiques.

katherine. said...

that was pretty fun to read....hope you are well on the mend.

Lee said...

Never having experienced the full Queenly presence, I'm only extrapolating an opinion on the partial views I've had of you...but for my 5 cents, you're much prettier than Jackie O. She was glamorous, but not particularly good looking, in my not-always-humble opinion.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Speedy's like a bull in a china shop ... can I come shopping too??

he heee!!!

was it it really cold??

Ohhh thank you for commenting on my golfing jailhouse post. I was trying to upload those shots for a while. (smmmmmooootch)
Yes, I was kinda proud of em` ... yep I reckon so.

Have I done all my tags??? My mind is just all jarbled up lately. I need a vacation, and a good shrink :-) (laughing)

Bueno adiós hasta próximo tiempo mi amigo del blogging. Usted es verdaderamente la Reina de Memes


Travis said...

I make it a point never to argue with a Queen when she's shopping. Of course you look like Jackie-O. Or Minnie Pearl, if you'd rather.

Patti said...

I wouldn't want to look like Jackie O if I were you, Mimi. She's, um, dead.

I love this peacock though.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

glad you are better mimi and i want that blue glass!!!

smiles, bee

Ferd said...

You are a beautiful Queen, in a class way WAY over Jackie-O!
But also pretty scary. If not the dungeon, then the sepia, film grain, and old antique age effect treatment! That's the hard candy shell I was talking about!!! Brrrr!
; )

Hammer said...

Glad you are doing better!

Those are some really cool items. I would be in hog heaven there.

Akelamalu said...

So good to hear you're feeling better hon!

Jackie O? Nah, you're much more attractive and you're a Queen! :)

Linda said...

Why on earth would you want to look like Jackie O when you're beautiful just the way you are? Besides, Jackie O was a Northerner and you, my Queen, are of the Southern Belle variety!

Glad to hear that you are feeling somewhat better and almost back to your old blogging self!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

When you're on the prowl with your camera, Mimi-O, people had better watch out!

Dawn said...

That was a fun post :D
Loved the antique shop and glad you are feeling better!

the teach said...

Mimi, I'm glad you're feeling better! I love your tour through that gorgeous antique shop!

BTW, I had a terrible experince with Phenergan in the hospital emergency room. They added it to morphine (to combat nausea) which they gave me for the pain of diverticulitis. I reacted to the Phenergan in a very bad way - I did feel like I was dying, fading away, couldn't move my arms, couldn't lift my head, and it took the ER doctors and nurses a little time to figure out what was wrong but then they did and gave me Benedryl. I had an allergic reaction to the Phenergan. I can't take it ever again. So that's MY story! :)

Mauigirl said...

I love antiquing. And you're right, it always makes me want to be retro when I'm there. I start eyeing hats with veils on them from the '40's and wondering if they would look good on me. They wouldn't.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

First, I thrilled that you are feeling better. I think you are way prettier than Jackie O. Just saying. Have a great rest of the weekend. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

WillThink - OK. I will hide the blue glass...

Charles - Thank you and I will answer!

Katherine - Feeling better. Thank you!

Lee - That is very nice of you to say. I did love her glamour....

Speedy - Your Spanish is pretty good and I say thank you.

Travis - You are a wise man.

Patti - The peacocks were very cool.

Bee - It looks like the blue glass is a winner.

Ferd - OK. I can deal with the hard shell analogy now. Feel the chill.....bwaaahaaahhaaa.....and thank you, sir, for the compliment.

Hammer - It is a great shop and I will return. Looking for anything special?

Akelamalu - Thank you! Sometimes I forget I'm a Queen. Sigh.

Linda - I'm getting there my dear. Southern Belle...hmmmm......really?

Jean-Luc - They'd better...

Dawn - Thank you very much. It's a great shop. I hope they let me back in there someday.

Mary - It is now on my list of allergies as well. NOT fun. It was awful. Sorry you've had to deal with that too. But I am feeling better.

Mauigirl - I'll bet the veil hats would look stunning on you. Wanna go shopping?

Sandee - Thank you my friend. And as always, lotsa lovies right back at ya.

Namnet said...

Hi Mimi, you made me laugh out loud:-) I also love antiquing. Your friend seems to be a good bargain:-)Have a nice day:-)

Bond said...

Glad you are feeling better Jackie-O....

Margo Moon said...

Okay, you got me. I cracked up through this whole thing.

Glad you're feeling better, Crazy Lady. (I'm glad I bought wacky blog friends, by the way)

Keep getting better, and try to stop stroking the mahogany.

Mimi Lenox said...

namnet - She hasn't seen this post. I must warn her first...

Bond - Thank you my friend.

Margo - I cannot stop stroking the mahogany. I'm addicted to it now. Sigh.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I tagged you this time ... Ha ha haa!!! Be prepared :-)

Desert Songbird said...

Glad you're on the road to recovery. Sorry - I got lost looking at the blue glass...

Chuck said...

You've got issues. You buy friends. That's just wrong. You should sell them. Didn't you know? Then you can get better ones. That's what I do. The pay isn't good....

OK, this is weird. I just got an email. Here's what part of it says: "There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore... and who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future."

All be durned. So I'm joking along and a sign drops right in front of my noggin. Amazing stuff.

Have a great weekend. I've spent way too much time with you so I must go now, Vix. *lovies*

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