the ugly gift exchange part two

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So, we found this little guy in our shower last night. Or, I should say that we found it when the small squeaky kid went upstairs to take her shower, squeaked louder than usual and yelled,

“Mom! Dad! There’s an elf in the shower!”

He’s supposed to be a wine butler, holding a bottle of wine in each arm. I like the new modifications. I think he would fit in as a bathroom caddy over at the farm.

This just ups the ante for next year’s plan of attack.

And here is our other prize of the year – Ole One Eye, as the card glued to his bottom has him named. He’s an ugly cheese tray and is missing the eye on the other side of his head. Lovely, isn’t he?

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29 thoughts on “the ugly gift exchange part two

  1. Wow- it’s a tough call between the two! I was given some party spreader knives with what looked like overweight housewives for handles. I loathed them initially, but then started to feel sorry for them – unwanted and tacky as they were. I still have them, poor girls.

  2. Kerry says:

    That butler is hilarious!! I love him : )

  3. I love that someone else was as devious as you were…Diane

  4. What a great little game you play with this other couple. It gives new purpose when scouting out yard sales. Looking for gift exchange items.

  5. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    LOL, talk about repurposing! Is that what you do when the pup chews the hell out of your decoys?

    • I wondered that too. It looks like someone took a decoy head and screwed it to a piece of 2×4..

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        When I was a kid, Dad had assorted glass eyes laying about the house (from when he fiddled briefly with taxidermy). So, would it completely ruin his cachet to give “Ole One Eye” back his second orb?; )

        • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

          And say, if he were to get a few light applications of food-safe oil (mineral spirits work fine, but a nice extra virgin olive oil might be a better colour for your Drake’s complexion; ) he’d make a really great cheese board… But, I guess that might also take him out of the “Ugly Duck” category too, hmm? *sigh* never mind then… :D:D:D
          This whole thing is such a great idea – thanks for sharing the high jinks with the rest of us: )

        • I was thinking about making an eye patch and a pirate headscarf. Maybe. It seems a shame to make him pretty.

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        LOVE your wine butler/shower elf’s camo attire and Ducks Unlimited belt buckle. Where do people find this stuff?! (Never mind; a purely rhetorical question: )

  6. Sarah says:

    Haha!! I love the wine butler. He is too cute! And the duck cheese tray, I can’t help but think we need one of those 🙂

  7. they should decorate the back of your closet well

  8. I am left with one troubling question? How did the butler get to the shower? I’d sleep with one eye open if I was you.

  9. If I had to chose one I’d go with the shower elf. That is one ugly cheese tray! I’d ask for my last years gift to be returned.:-)

  10. Roar Sweetly says:

    Gotta love that ugly cheese tray. I don’t think any amount of crafting could get it up to scratch.

  11. Somer says:

    Hideous! The both of them! 😉

  12. saradraws says:

    I feel inspired to make my own custom cheese boards. Doll heads? Potted plants? Burnt out light bulb? Grandpa’s 1972 necktie? The possibilities are endless.

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