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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Blog Candy Time Again!!!

Gosh, it just seemed like we just had one!!! I know how you just hate Blog Candy!!! LOL



And what is it for this time???? Well, during the last Blog Candy "event" my blog went over 130,000 hits! SO since there were SO many comments left for the last stamp set I'm offering up one more just like it. No, I'm NOT not sending the winning set out!!! LOL But I am reusing the photo!!!

Hmmm, shall we "bid" on this set too? Might as well!!! It was SO much fun! I LOVED all the comments left. I had such a fun time reading them. They were SO creative!!! Let's make it a theme. What to do, what to do???? How about "regifting." Bid something you got for a gift that sits in the closet, drawer, garage, etc. You know, one of those gifts you know you'll never use even in 5 lifetimes. That wonderful special gift you only put out when Aunt Mary comes to visit!!!! LOL Have fun!!! I will draw a name on Wednesday evening using a random number generator. Please be sure to leave your comment on this post only to be entered in the drawing.


SO what am I bid for this wonderful set?

60 comments:

Erica Hettwer said...

I bid the first Christmas present I received from my mother-in-law. A set of glasses she got for free from the casino she frequents. Nothing says "welcome to the family" like blatant regifting
:D

Erica
~melegs
:D

Pattyjo said...

OK I once got a gift from someone I think is wonderful (just terrible with gifts). She meant well, but she gave me a "corn husker" the thing that you drag across an ear of corn to remove the kernals...really!
So thats my bid!

rholschen@air-pipe.com

Deepa said...

Gosh, what to bid? There's the free-gift cheapo knife set with knife sharpener that comes in a non-descript white box . . . or this HORRIBLE gold cylinder hatbox-shaped cosmetic bag with a tassel . . . some random cosmetique 'free gift' items . . . and if those don't appeal, then there's always my roommate!
Surely ONE of those ought to be worth the stamp set! ;)

Jan Scholl said...

I just hauled carloads of stuff to Goodwill that my kids said they had to have for forever. I have the bottoms and tops of some solar light left I am trying to match up-want what's left? Some were run over by the lawnmower and some bowled over by the dog.

Janette said...

What a great giveaway....My sister gave me a *body fat analyser* calculator thingamewhatsit.
I wouldnt mind BUT BUT BUT I had just got to my target weight with slimming world having lost 3 1/2 stone in 9 months !!!
Gotta love her...
Hugs
Janette

Linda SS said...

I have a "strange" friend that gets annoyed if she can't reach me immediately when she calls. I am often not feeling well & will turn off my home telephone when I need to sleep. So she gave me her old cell phone for my birthday telling me to get a limited plan and only give the number to a few people who can reach me whenever they want. Aaargh! I don't want to pay to activate a used old klunker phone that I don't want. It's very outdated and weighs about 10 lbs. Ya want it? I promise I won't give this strange friend your phone number:)

Robyn said...

I bid the pile of novels sitting on the bookcase which friends/relatives over the years have given as gifts thinking they knew just what I liked to read - not!!!!!
Thanks.

chelemom said...

How about a quesadilla maker? Got it...never use it...still new in its box!

Debby said...

Well I guess that would have to be a present my sister got me a couple of years back. It was a sleigh that had fake fruit in it. Ugliest thing I ever seen.

Lori said...

I bid a birthday present I got from my mother-in-law a few years ago...a used bottle of lotion! Ewwwwww!

CAKVD said...

Hi Wanda!! You are such a generous person!! I bid the entire life-size outdoor Christmas Nativity set. Complete with animals, angels, and a manger. Made of low-quality plastic, they will blow into your neighbors lawn all Christmas season long!!
Cheryl KVD

jodene said...

I will bid one of our wedding presents. It is a platter...a very colorful platter shaped like a hamburger. It is 7 years old, never used and ooh so ugly!! Love the snowman card.

canben said...

I bid a silver and gold, painted plastic urn (YES I said URN!) give to DH and I for our wedding. But wait, there's MORE! I will throw in, just for you, 30 cheap picture frames, 5 dollar store baby blankets (my youngest is 18 mth!), a candle set, a decorated candelabra (sp?), a candle in a moose holder, a jar opener, and 15 plastic "leftover" containers! And if you act now, I'll throw in one screaming toddler!

Anonymous said...

Great Candy, I have a bottle of Earth lotion that I got from Grandma and can't stand the smell...want it...
I'd defiantly be happy to win those stamps.

Mary Campbell said...

Great blog candy. My bid is the silk poinsettia plant in a ugly black vase that I got from my MIL for Christmas one year. I used it several years since I knew she would be visiting. The first year I didn't use it, I thought she would have forgotten about it by now, she asked where it was and said that if I wasn't going to use it she would, I told her as soon as I found it she could have it, (I knew where it was) so I let my husband take it to her. She was so happy and I was too.

~Deborah~ said...

Ok "That Gift" Well in my case its "Those Gifts" LOL My Mom n Dad are always giving us things that we never really use. We had a bolling alley for my son, a HUGE collectors box, And the Magic Bullet. LOL I never relised it until we statred giving these fabulous gifts away to others. I was like WAIT a min! It always seems like we are ALWAYS giving the things away that MY mom n dad give us! So then It stared making me feel really sad. For we are a military family and dont live near them. And Come on we all know that They are not always going to be around. So now i find myself hanging onto EVERYTHING they give us. Sounds silly i know. But what to do What to do? But i will give them credit for the last gift. They gave my 2 year old a Big Wheel Motor Cycle thats electronical. And Lets just say "That Gift" Is getting some GOOD use! LOL
~Deb
PS
If i win this "Blog Gift" I Promise not to regift it!!! LOL Only in ways of making cards to people! LOL

Dorothy said...

One year for my birthday, my husband's cousin gave me a white long polyester vest from JC Penney Clearance Center that had a pretty big blue ink stain on it. ANother year she gave me 2 Lancombe lipsticks - bad colors and she worked for Lancome at the time so I know she got them for free. I stopped buying expensive gifts after that and started giving her re-gifts.

Anonymous said...

My mother in-law who lives a 5 hour flight away sends us, every Christmas, something that she has had hanging around her house for EVAH! One year it was a SUITCASE full of old coins. One year it was some sort of paper-mache cups that my FIL made and then one year it was a scary home made apple-head figure. I have it on Christmas morning video, as I'm opening it, I look at my husband and say "is this gonna be more crap?" LOL!!

stampin_melissa said...

I've got plenty of army gift items from my MIL. She can't resist buying any(cheap)thing she sees that has "army" on it. You can have your pick: window ornaments, wind chime, blanket, indoor thermometer, bottle opener (plays the Army Song). . . . . (Yes, we're an Army family but enough is enough!!!!) *HUGE eye roll*

Pat S. said...

Hi Wanda!
Yea...another try for that cute stamp set...thanks!

I bid a home-canned jar of pickled pears.

This is no joke...I actually received this at a white elephant Christmas party! Franky, I'm afraid to open it :(

Nikki said...

How bout a wonder crochet bright yellow and grass green afghan from my mother-in-law. It's so guady it just takes up room in our linen closet but we don't dare get rid of it for fear she'll ask to see it some day! LOL

scfranson said...

Well, I bid a set of 1950 drink glasses that came to us as a wedding gift in 1979 complete with a spider web inside them.
Claudia

Pam Clay said...

My MIL & SIL constantly buy me gifts that are scented (candles, soaps, lotions, etc.) knowing full well that perfumes and scented items will trigger my migraines! Can you feel the love? So I always have lots of goodies like that to re-gift. Name something- the store is open! hehe. Thanks for the chance at the sweets!

Amy said...

I'd like to bid the taxidermied fish in our garage. My husband caught it when he was 10 in Florida. It's a keeper!

Amy

starqueen said...

Hey Wanda,
I haven't received too many "bad" gifts, but one year a very well-meaning friend gave me a HUGE music box in the shape of a grand piano with a dancing ballerina on top. It's size alone made it really strange...it was as big as a tabletop! What do you think it's worth?

dd2njoy said...

Love that candy!! I bid a pack of DP I got at a craft store that was closing...it's the ugliest,don't know how I could use it,so I'll put that in for the bid,lol.

Kathi said...

I can top some of these posts, but not many! My sister gave me a christmas present that consisted of a set of dried up paint tubes in an obviously ancient and beat up box. Along with these paints, there are giant plastic pepto pink beads, some stained aida cloth and directions for a very ugly cross stitch pattern. The threads are missing for the cross stitch evne though the package is sealed. She then admitted she bought it at a yard sale.
Nothing says love ya lots like some used crap from a garage/yard sale.
(Still love my sister. But if you have an idea of what type of gift I could give her, let me know!)

~ Jayme ~ said...

I'll bid my lovely set of squirrel salt and pepper shakers. They are so antique, I swear...LOL My grandmother gave them to me about 8 years ago...LOL

;)

Pegg S said...

So fun! Congrats on the hits!

I bid several things: bedroom slippers 2 sizes too small (I feel like Cinderella's stepsister when I put these on-- squeezing my big feet into these little things), leather gloves 2 sizes too big, and a polyester sweater that my grandmother wouldn't even wear!!!

Of course these are all things from my bf's family. What can I say? :)

stampnmichelle said...

How baout my husband's 5XL boxers (he's only 1XL -he's very tall but not fat!) and my photo printing dock....it has no mains power lead and no battery backup.. both special presents from my daffy sister last christmas!

LeAnne said...

Oh, these bids are precious! How come so many are things received from MILs? As a matter of fact, mine is from my step-MIL, a VERY sweet lady, but a bargain shopper at the local retirement home....ya know, where they "donate" things after the residents have moved on to greener pastures! Anyway, I bid a big wooden circle thing painted with flowers that holds paper plates and hangs on your wall. Where everybody keeps their paper plates, right?

Momsnack said...

I have several of those terry cloth kitchen towels with the crochet hangers on them that my Mother continues to make even tho she knows my cupboards do not have handles on them - well, her heart is in the right place!
NancyS (momsnack)

Jules said...

LOL, your people leave very funny comments. I was laughing so hard. I would bid a crocheted thing that I recieved from my aunt. Nobody even then, or now has ever known what it was for.

Betty said...

I bid my ab roller that my husband got for me a couple of years ago. I never really used it.

Lorri said...

I have a mini scrapbook that is falling apart -a gift from my sil for my 50th birthday. Was she trying to tell me something?

Pat S. said...

Hi Wanda!
Yea...another try for that cute stamp set...thanks!

I am bidding something I know you will want...kitchen floor padding!

dasimonds said...

I bid the candy dish shaped like a hand...clear, with glitter specks.
Still in the box..would make a great gift.."Gotta Hand it to You"
You'll Love it!!......lol
Thanks for the chance to WIN your blog candy.
"CONGRATULATIONS"...on your
130,000+ hits.

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Who wants a home electrolysis set????? When my girlfriend gave it to me, I couldn't help the look on my face..I felt like she gave me my own private torture machine..plus, she admitted later that she got it at a flea market..so it was a USED (or at least regifted) electrolysis machine...yuch!!!!!!

Heather's Haven said...

One of our wedding gifts, an appliance of some sort (blender, I think) still had the previous bride and groom's card in it... they passed it along to us... and we passed it along to the local store for a store credit! :-) There's my bid.

rbquilts said...

I recieved a christmas gift from my sister last year... a really ugly salt and pepper set.. the pepper is an Italian chef, and the salt is his red bowl....

rebecca said...

Yes, that first bidding war was lots of fun. This time, I'm putting up my George W. Bush talking doll. No kidding!!!

MJ said...

I got one. It is the biggest and ugliest clown head bank???? What the heck was he thinking. The funny part is that is is from an old boyfriend (I have been married 10 years to someone else) and I just found it in my basement a few months ago. It actually is scary looking. Not a fun and happy clown but one that would be on a fright movie. You my dear can have it!

Shutterbug said...

I've got another one for you... How would you like the top of my wedding cake..only 3 years old and the "cake" part is made of Styrofoam. It's beautifully decorated and quite lovely. It's got sentimental value, but it's one of those items that you feel bad about throwing out but is taking up space that you don't have around the house.
So how about it. A Styrofoam wedding cake top. you could use it as an ornament :P

Mental Pausing Crafter said...

I have several items here on the table for you! A FRUIT CAKE! Yes, this cake is my first item! But to make the deal even sweeter, how about the 3rd make-up kit I've gotten from my mom (I don't wear make-up), the latest in a pair of "fancy" dress gloves with animal print fur on them and finally - old Christmas trees with those fiber-optic light things that stick out of it. Now I know this is a high bid but for you, I want you to have the best of my "best"!

Anonymous said...

AH, HA....I've got it.....the deer antlers in the garage my father-n-law thinks we should hang in the living room since we have a log home....I have to convince him on a regular basis they will not be hanging in my home!!!!
Debbie J.

Natalie said...

I bid a champagne glass & bucket set my SIL gave me before I married her step-brother. :) You could tell it was regifted because when I opened it, there was still tape and wrapping paper on it from the previous giving. Honestly, I thought it was a joke. They're perfectly lovely glasses and a nice big champagne bucket to go with them, but we don't drink - so they just sit in our spare bedroom/storage area.

YOU CAN HAVE THEM!!! :)

Natalie said...

I forgot to mention that it's funny you mentioned "Aunt Mary" because my SIL's name is Mary! Ha! :)

bethtrue said...

I bid an ugly set of OLD and Out-of-style stickers that I got free from a scrapbooking store one time, as a free give-away. Yippee; thanks for shopping at our store.

Beth (mommy to a busy 4-yr old)

Pat S. said...

Hi Wanda!
Yea...another try for that cute stamp set...thanks!

I saw your cute Very Merry card and I know you are not happy with the rhinestones. So...how 'bout some beautiful tiny gems to replace those rhinestones :)

Janet said...

I recieved this computer notebook (ancient so not a lap top). You could take notes on it and then hook it up to the computer and load (more like scan) it in. Why in the world would a stay at home mom need this? Hmmmm? Thought it might have been a flea market find.

So hope you pick my #, I'd love to try the set.

Thanks,
Janet B

Denise... said...

A set of candle holders (I think) from my great aunt and uncle for our wedding. They look sort of like upside down coffee mugs with a hole that I believe is for a candle...but we're really not quite sure...and they're now 23 years old...but that's my offer!!!

Elaine said...

How about I bid a bargain bin set of towels that we got as a wedding gift -- with a hole in one of them!! OH, even better - from an auntie- a set of metallic jewel toned metal tumblers from back in the 50's....brand spanking new....We actually saw them at an antique mall later on - for a lot more than we would have ever paid for them! ha! This aunt is known for giving us klunkers...kwim?

ShellyP said...

I bid a very ugly blouse I got five years ago and it's still not in style. (I"m waiting and hoping that it will come in style so I can give it away. It back in the dark,corner and I mean corner of my closet. I tried it on for the person who gave it to me and that was the last time it has seen the light of day. Needless to say it was a size to small (like I was going to lose weight to wear this!) and I don't know anyone who would wear this. I think they got it for free at a garage sale. Oh well it wa the thought behind it and not the shirt.

Lilian said...

i am going to big the ceramic soup pot that i got as a wedding gift... :)

this is so fun! thanks for sharing.

Pat S. said...

Hi Wanda!
Yea...another try for that cute stamp set...thanks!

Your Halloween gift box made from a fry box is adorable. Very clever way to use a coffee filter, too!

My bid is a small collection of Barbie memorablia...Barbie napkins, Barbie calendar (1999), Barbie paper doll...I'm sure there is more that I don't remember. This is not old stuff! This is all brand new in the package, circa late 1900's. (A friend found out that I used to like Barbie, so that gift line became a tradition :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun to bid on a lovely set of stamps! True Story... A very very close friend of mine for 15 years whom we spent alot of time and laughs together, and after some time found out that her parents overseas were millionaires and tossing it to her at times, of course I didn't know from her daily old tracksuits lol, and it did not make a difference to me in our friendship, which makes this even funnier. I had little money but went out of my way to get her some of her favourite treats for Christmas, and for her kids too, all wrapped up pretty, ... I received an open (this is the worst part - OPEN) package of small peanut butter cups with some out of it!! Store brand too! How do you hide the shock??? LOLOL...too funny! I knew she liked treats, that's why I got her some lovely ones, but that's ridiculous!!

Lois said...

These are hilarious, thanks for the morning laugh. I am glad my wealthy inlaws are not the only ones who do this. LOL! Thanks for sharing..

bonnie said...

OMG! I'm kinda scared all the time around Christmas time due to my MIL. She has the worst taste ever. This one I'll never forget. She gave me this bright glass gourd looking thingy. When I opened it, I looked at my husband..and he says What is That! It made my MIL disappointed, she acted like we were suppose to know what it was. To this day, it sits in the attic and when she visits us we sit it out in our living room..GROSS!

Bonnie

Anonymous said...

OMG! I get kinda scared at Christmas time due to my MIL. She doesnt have the greatest taste in anything for that matter. I'll never forget this particular Christmas. I opened up my gift and my husband and I looked at each other and said "what is this". It was a bright blue glass gourd with a whole in the side. Well, it sits in the attic until she decides to visit us. We put it out in our living room the whole time that she is here. When she lives, it goes back to the attic.

Bonnie

Anonymous said...

ok...another "monster in law" gift...MIL called and said she was taking up knitting-"would I like her to make me a scarf?!" Ok...just to be nice. A month later I received the scarf (it was ok). The best part was that it came with a bill for $35!!! I could easily part with it.