Monday, February 9, 2009

Week Sixteen - Necklace Contest

This one is a tough one - but a really great image complements of Deb from Lifescapes. It's an old Penney Postcard titled "Sea Kelp". Deb is on the East coast which explains why the old man is facing East, what he's doing is beyond that makes the contest even more fun! The rules are simple - suggest a phrase, word, very short story or quote that would be appropriate for the back side of this image to be turned into a pendant. On Friday, the owner of the winning entry will be chosen and they will win a free necklace! For complete rules, see the blurb to the East. This should help with the cabin-fever, winter-time blues, nothin-to-do-outside-so-I'll make a Mug-o-Cake and eat it all myself behavior some of us have been exhibiting....


leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

when in doubt, seek help.

{get it...sea help...anyone? anyone? too early on a monday morning for word play?}

High Desert Diva said...


Unknown said...

Got Kelp?

His brother Morton had a better idea.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave....

The old and wise seaman got right to the root of things.

Yee-Ha! Sea Cowboy!

GNC...the founding father.

Proving the high nutrition of sea kelp, this 125 year old man strolls the beach.

HELP! I have been attacked by Kelp!

Anonymous said...

Now is the time to think of only one thing - that which I was born for. -The Old Man and the Sea

Debra said...

These are good... lucky you R.

Unknown said...

"narrative from a story"

He wondered what the market would pay him for this and as there were no other offerings left upon the beach that morning, decided to take it on in. It was better than nothing, he reasoned. There had to be some good use for it and therefore, it had value! He was resourceful, if nothing else.

Unknown said...

Inside, he laughed at all those who were missing out on his secret super food!

Lawsy Mercy said...

I should have gone into farming.

Anyone seen my paddle?

Jonah and the Kelp.

My kelp lies over the ocean.....

This will make a lot of facial scrub!

Kelps Alive!

Kelp Tamer.

Kelp Whisperer.

The Big One got away.....

All I caught was this.

Mama, get the water boiling.

This catch is eatin' size!

Kelp Cowboy.

Kelp Farmer.

April said...

Calgon...take me away!

svelteSTUFF said...

I think it needs a line from a 'sailing-ship days' song....

"...we bid adieu
to lovely Kate and pretty Sue"

"Cheer up, Jack, bright smiles await you"

"Where the water's all shallow and the bottom's all sand..."

"And we'll drink and be merry
and drown melancholy.."

"...good health to all true-hearted souls."

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

a play on aprils...

kelpgon...take me away!

spacedlaw said...

Fishing for love?
(that is if no one has proposed it already)

Unknown said...

Sammy Sold Seakelp by the Seashore

I coulda' had a V8

Unknown said...

When the wife sees me coming with kelp again, she is gonna kick me and this damned kelp to the plank!

Two Dog Pond said...

These are great~ I love them!

Daryl said...

Mothing but net!

Unknown said...

Poseidon Adventure

Holy Sea Kelp, Batman!

Is that sea kelp or are you just happy to see me??!

Bz said...

Dreams fill empty lassos, what the heart has not forgot.

Even when life hands me a broken net, your love sustains me.

Anonymous said...

New word play on old commercial:

Kelp! I'm trawling but I can't catch sup!

Mollie Spieker said...

Oooh, Mary, that was my idea too---except mine is:

Kelp! I've trawlin' and can't net up!

Ha! So fun.

Mollie Spieker said...


The Valentine's Gift that got thrown back.

Anonymous said...


Great minds think alike! I love your idea!


April said...

Somethin's a little "fishy" here!

Unknown said...


The Old Man and the Sea (kelp)

April said...

I KNOW the big one got away this time!

There are days when I wish I lived in a pineapple under the sea!

Where is Chick Fil-A when you need it?

Unknown said...

When life throws you seakelp, make seakelp souffle.

Go ahead, laugh at me now! Seakelp is the new Hemp!

Unknown said...


He decided it was time to seak elp!

Unknown said...

Who knew that saltwater could make wild onions grow this large?!

Unknown said...

There is no shame in knowing when to seak elp.

Hunting for seashells is SO last year!

Bz said...

Fishing feeds the soul.

Fishing feeds more than the soul.

The Seeker

Seek and you shall find.

Alas, time spent fishing does not take from the soul.

tracey said...

Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he'll mess up and bring you kelp!

Empty netter.

There was an old man from the east,
He decided to look for a feast.
He went to the sea,
walked in up to his knee,
and returned holding only this beast.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Life is hard,
even kelp needs
a shoulder to cry on!

La Feroce Bete said...

Sam Sold Seaweed by the Seashore.

The Old Man and the Seaweed

There were many holes in his stories of the sea, but he still had us hooked.

Anonymous said...

She's gone . . . and taken her heart with her.

Nothing can fill the emptiness.

I'll get the 'big one' if it takes my whole life.

Country Girl said...

Show me the way to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little KELP about an hour ago
And it went right to my head

Unknown said...

Sigourney plus Seakelp equals ALIEN

Share the Kelp!

Sigmond and the Seamonsters

Vegan of the Sea

Don't you just LOVE secret ingredients??!

Popeyes's REAL power food, Sea Spinach!

KELP! It does a body good!

You are all Green with Envy, I know.

Seahorses, and Seaurchins, and Seakelp,...OH MY!

Mmmmm....Delicious! Tastes like CHICKEN!

I could tell ya, but then I would have to kill ya.

A kelping a day keeps the dockter away. (ba dum bah)

Jenny said...

Tom Thumb was old enough to NOT eat his vegetables!

Weeding for the giant was getting to be a pain!

Jolly Green Giant my butt, I do all the work!

Pony Girl said...

All I got was this stinkin' kelp.

Go ahead, kelp yourself.

Kelp Me Rhonda!

Unknown said...


Give a man a fish and he'll east for a day.

Feed him kelp, and he will learn to fish!!


Kelp, it's not just for breakfast anymore!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.

Kelp is for fish not for humans!
(Finding Nemo..Fish are friends not food)

He was a lean, mean and green eating machine....

Unknown said... not east!

Mollie Spieker said...

"Kelp. It's what's for dinner."

tracey said...

T Lee
I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Good things come to those who bait.

Mollie Spieker said...

"Vegetarianism ain't for sissies."

Mama K said...

Wistfully, he thought of the delight on her face when she saw the gift he'd brought her.


I remember how Papa used to bring us the most interesting gifts from his travels.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Wow - you're going to have a hard time this week, there are SO many great ones!!
Our heads are swimming....but we did come up with....

"He sells sea kelp by the seashore"

What fun!

La Feroce Bete said...

These are so good!! What great imaginations!

Kelp Wanted.

Mollie Spieker said...

"Kelp's not a mug o' cake, but it will do in a pinch."


Mollie Spieker said...


"Not exactly a mug o' cake, but it will do in a pinch."

Anonymous said...

There he stood, longing for what might have been.

Gazing...wondering...where the big one went.

Old Man...Sea...Kelp...HELP!

Two Dog Pond said...

Holey Moley - how am I ever going to choose this week's winner??? Please please please if you have a favorite (other than your own) please let me know - I could use some help here! (My sister secretly e-mailed me a suggestion, but it made me blush so I can't include it in the running - but it was funny!)

Unknown said...


You said when in doubt...see help,

But, I read when in doubt and automatically want to finish with whip it out!

Debra said...

Rachel~ Deb here... please, please, please tell me what your sister said!

Unknown said...

Guess you are your own Rachel....we just refuse to make it easy for ya! :)

J.G. said...

"Being vegan is not for sissies."

Great entries here, none of them mine. :-)