Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Hand Chalked Christmas Mantel and a Joke

Ellen stole my joke.  

Yep, that Ellen. The one and only.

Back when Hilary Clinton was trying to get a Presidential nomination (circa 2007), I made a joke to my family that maybe it would be good to have women run the world because then there wouldn't be any war. 

We would all just hold grudges and not speak to one another.

Well, during election week this year, I just happened to have Ellen on and there she was doing her
monologue, telling my joke.

Of course, I shouted at the TV like she could hear me.

She couldn't.

The audience laughed (Good. My joke is funny) and she moved on. Only to go home at the end of the day and count her big piles of money.

Do I sound bitter?

I’m not at all.

She has a tough job and I couldn't do it. 

Well, except that one joke. I can do that joke. It is my joke after all.

I am truly happy for her and love that she brings laughter to the world.

So my Christmas mantel is dedicated to Ellen (joke stealer).

And it is my wish to all of you too!


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The Lettered Cottage 

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  1. gorgeous lettering!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!


  2. Great and merry mantle. Looks super!!!!@

  3. Your mantle is so pretty and I love the lettering you did on the chalkboard! You've got such a cute blog and I am giving you a Liebster Award! I don't know if you've already received one and maybe you have more followers than I can tell . . . If not, you can read about it here:

  4. I have a chalkboard addiction - yours is fabulous - and so is your joke (watch our Ellen)!

  5. What a lovely project! You hooked me in from HoH link party with your catch Wanna Hear a Joke? Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
    Jessica @ A Humble Creation

    1. Jessica, Thank you! Maybe I should be ambiguous with my titles more often! Ha Ha! Glad you stopped by!

  6. Very festive! Looks great! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  7. Love your chalkboard, Trina! The jingle bells that you added are such a nice touch. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

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  9. your mantle is beautiful! love the hanging ornaments on the chalkboard!

    1. Thank you, Cassie! It was so fun to make.

  10. I just love Ellen and she would probably just love that chalkboard on your mantle.
    Happy Holidays to you Trina!

  11. Such a pretty mantle! And you did an excellent job with the chalk! What kind do you use? I write in chalk regularly on our board in the kitchen and mine NEVER looks that good!

    1. Thank you, Melissa! I just used regular chalk. Nothing special. I typed up what I wanted to say with those different fonts and then copied it on to my chalkboard while looking at my computer. It took me about an hour to do.

  12. darn, i was hoping you were going to say you had some extra special chalk pen that made you write so beautifully ... love what you did there! and your joke ... don't the great minds think alike bit!

    1. Nope, just plain old chalk for me. I haven't ever found a chalk pen. Thank you for your kind words! Merry Christmas!


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