The Cushiony World of Pillows

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Whether it is to support your head while sleeping or make the couch look good, pillows are a common feature in any home with a bed and living room furniture. Though the ones we see are normally comprised of fabric envelope containing soft stuffing, some cultures have pillows made from wood or stone. Of course, the latter is due to standards of comfort, affordability, material availability. For instance, old Chinese pillows could be made of bamboo, jade, porcelain, wood, ceramic, and bronze. And they mostly didn’t resemble the pillows we’re used to. Now pillows have been around since 7,000 BCE in ancient Mesopotamia. Yet, only the wealthy used pillows which also served as a status symbol. The richer someone was, the more they owned. Aside from providing comfort to the head, they were also used to keep insects out of people’s hair, mouth, nose, and ears while sleeping. In ancient Egypt, wooden and stone pillows were mainly used for the deceased. As for softer pillows, well, they could be stuffed with reeds, feathers, or straw. Today, you’re more likely to find fillers of cotton stuffing, foam, synthetic fibers, latex, or down. As you see above, pillows can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, especially the decorative variety. And that’s where I come in. Some of the ones you’ll see will have a decorative case. Others, a unique shape. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a glimpse into the diverse world of cushiony pillows.

  1. “Life without music would B flat.”

You can say the same for a pillow without stuffing. But who am I kidding?

2. A pillow with peacock feathers should always sparkle.

Well, this is certainly dazzling. Wouldn’t look great on a brown living room couch though.

3. This little unicorn pillow can always make you smile.

It’s even shaped like a unicorn head with a white mane. So adorable.

4. These cushions are perfect for an autumn sofa.

Includes 2 leaves, an acorn, and a pumpkin. Known to give a rustic touch.

5. Nothing gets your couch in the mood for movie night like these pillows.

Sure they may not be as colorful as some of the ones I show. But they’ll do when watching TCM.

6. There’s nothing more peaceful than a quaint country street.

You can tell it’s in the countryside since you find a few sheep near the tree. So lovely.

7. A desert house should always have cacti cushions.

Yet, don’t expect to find any flowers on these. But at least none of them have needles.

8. How about a few macaroons on your couch?

Well, at least they come in several different colors. Hope you’re into pastels.

9. These Oreo pillows are easily stackable.

Sure they may not have any creamy filling in between. But they don’t look half bad.

10. A pineapple pillow has a tropical flair.

And here is a pillow that actually resembles a pineapple. Yet, unlike the real thing, it won’t get rotten after a while.

11. Now that has to be a rather fancy trailer.

Yes, it’s another fancy pillow. Then again, this looks more like a camper than a trailer.

12. This couch cushion comes with all the jewels.

Kind of reminds me of the stuff you’d see on my jewelry post. Not sure if any of the decor is upcycled pieces though.

13. You wouldn’t want to have this pillow in the water.

Seems like sharks have become popular lately. Makes me wonder why. But I think this design is quite charming.

14. “You keep me searching for a heart of gold.”

I guess this is a perfect pillow for any fan of Neil Young. Though you’d be gettin’ old.

15. You’d almost swear this cushion came painted.

I guess it’s a copy of some famous painting. Nevertheless, seems to be a true masterpiece.

16. With these pillows, you can get lost under the sea.

Includes angel fish, starfish, and a sea turtle. And they all come finely painted.

17. Perfume bottle pillows are always high class.

The middle pillow has golden sequins and is made for a true queen. Though the bottle pillows also look nice.

18. Are your sure these are pillows?

Yes, these definitely are without a doubt. They just have a rather unconventional design.

19. With these pillows, the snow capped mountains are in the comforts of your home.

Even includes an evergreen tree. Nevertheless, each mountain pillow comes with 2 peaks to form a range.

20. Might want to check this handbook for the recently deceased.

I’m just kidding about that one. It’s actually a pillow with a book title making you scratch your head.

21. Nothing befits a boat cabin like this nautical cushion.

This one even comes with robe and a pink striped life preserver. Hope it makes guests feel welcome aboard.

22. Deer skin cushions are perfect for any hunting lodge.

Don’t tell me these are made by the skins of fawns shot out of season. Because that’s probably illegal under Pennsylvania state law.

23. Floral beadwork can always impress.

And here we have 3 beaded hibiscus flowers. Like the blue and white one the best.

24. With these floral pillows, the spring flowers are a work of art.

a lot of these appear painted. But each is quite lovely in its own way.

25. Now this little tree is teeming with beautiful red leaves.

Here we have another painted cushion. Not sure if it’s derived from a copy or an original. And in the end, it doesn’t matter much.

26. “Donut Worry. Be Happy.”

And I see that a fried pastry with sprinkles and icing can make anyone’s day. Still, this is clever.

27. It’s not a fiesta without some colorful saguaro cacti.

Come in 4 Mexican style patterns reminding you of the desert. All come with trim.

28. Painted posies always brighten one’s day.

Especially if you can rest your head on them. Still, these are pretty.

29. Starfish and sponges always go well on an easy chair.

Well, they seem quite quaint on a chair. Wouldn’t mind having these.

30. Looks like this pillow’s been out a few times.

Kind of reminds you of the due date list you find in a library book. Yet, this one seems to have all kinds of stamps.

31. How about a cushioned felt hydrangea?

These felt flowers are quite pretty. And love how the pillow is purple as well.

32. Hope you can smile for these cameras.

Still, the cameras may seem a bit old fashioned. But there’s something whimsical about them.

33. You see, bears can find love in the woods.

Yes, but when its all over, the male bear will leave. And the female will give birth during hibernation. Oh, and male bears can kill cubs.

34. A pair of antlers can always come with a few flowers.

Now this is a pillow of beauty. Love the flowers. Wouldn’t mind having this.

35. You’d almost take this pillow for a marble block.

However, you wouldn’t want to carve anything on it. Still, better suited for rain than actual marble.

36. If you liked Birds of North America, then get a hold of these pillow cushions.

They even come in several different colors, too. Though this mostly consists of flying birds on trees.

37. A Victorian pillow should be endowed with flowers and lace.

Though if it’s real, I’d be real delicate with it. Also, wouldn’t want to lay my head on it either.

38. Have one of those crocheted blankets? Well, here are some pillows to match.

Sure they may have smaller squares. But each is unique in its own way.

39. Who can’t resist these two otters holding hands?

Because who doesn’t love otters? Seriously, these animals are adorable.

40. Guess this pillow’s the real ticket.

Though it’s an old-fashioned movie ticket. Yet, hope you can enjoy the show.

41. Feast your eyes on this forest mountain scene.

Guess this is of someplace in the West. Given the tall evergreens and the majestic mountains.

42. A golden peacock always belongs on peacock blue.

Well, peacocks are resplendent creatures. And yes, gold surely suits this one.

43. With these heart pillows, what’s not to love?

After all, hearts can always bring smiles. But these seem more suited for Valentine’s Day.

44. As we all know, the blasters in Star Wars sound like this.

Though if a Storm Trooper is firing one, it won’t hit anything. Because they’re all terrible shots.

45. This smiling egg comes sunny side up.

Though this pillow belongs more on your couch than your plate. But it’s adorable.

46. A seahorse pillow always has its tail curled.

Well, on its back anyway. But I’m sure nobody could resist. So cute.

47. A striped cushion can always boast beautiful flowers.

Have to admire the flowers on this. Love the colors and how they go with the black and white stripes.

48. A fancy pillow should always have a painted flower bouquet.

Yes, it’s another one of those old-fashioned looking pillows. No, I don’t think it’s for your head.

49. These tie dye pillows are where it’s at.

Though owning one of these might lead people to believe you might possess a variant of brown acid. Also, possibly smoke pot.

50. Pancake and butter pillows are part of a complete breakfast.

Though they work well when one’s stacked on top of another. Though don’t put syrup on these.

51. A watermelon pillow can always refresh.

Though I think the slice should be smaller and the half should be bigger. Makes more sense that way.

52. “I donut care.”

Well, that’s pretty clever. Like how the donut has a bite in it. Yes, it’s another pun inspired donut pillow.

53. These princess pillows will bring you royal comfort.

Sure they’re kind of minimalistic with circles and a crown. But they’re adorable.

54. The honey badger is always king.

Because we all know that the honey badger don’t care. Yes, these are very tough animals who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

55. With lashes, you should always have a pair.

And you can say the same for these pillows. Make sure they’re the same thickness though.

56. These pillows go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Sure enough these are pillows of bread slices with peanut butter and jelly. Put them together and you have a sandwich.

57. Would you want fries with that?

Don’t think you can lay your head on these. But at least they come with their own case.

58. Apparently, Godzilla is older than I thought.

Yes, this is Godzilla in an old Japanese tidal wave painting. And yes, there’s a strange awesomeness behind it.

59. How about a smore?

Doesn’t hurt if it has a smile on its face. So adorable. I’m sure anyone would want to eat this one up.

60. Fuzzy pillows are always the best.

Each one comes in a different color. Seem like the outside was made from a truffle tree.

61. I suppose one can’t do without these Batman pillows.

Includes Batman, Robin, Alfred, and the Joker. A must have for any Batman fan.

62. “Come to the nerd side. We have π.”

Yes, they always try to hook you with the mathematics. And then it all comes downhill from there.

63. “I’m kind of a big dill.”

Well, it is a dill pickle. So in a way, it is a big dill. Nevertheless, it’s kind of clever.

64. Hope this pillow will give you direction.

Well, the compass rose is always a nice motif. Though it won’t be reliable if you’re lost in the woods.

65. A golden rose always shines.

Well, this golden rose is made from felt. But it’s nonetheless pretty.

66. “Hello, gorgeous!”

This one just consists of makeup. Nice to have at a salon. Though not sure if I’d buy it.

67. These ice cream pillows always come with a smile.

Come in 4 flavors apparently. Unfortunately, chocolate isn’t one of them.

68. With these pillows, you can come to a rather flowery couch.

These are rose pillows. They’re covered in felt to resemble roses. And yes, they’re quite pretty.

69. With this pillow, you can always rest easy on the world.

This one even has a route between Europe and Australia. So quaint and perfect for any traveler.

70. Apparently, this dog went all plaid.

Actually it’s a pillow depicting a dog. And yes, I’m sure some may find it adorable.

71. Let’s hope the moon, cloud, and star always sleep soundly.

Now these look quite adorable. Perfect for any young child’s bedroom.

72. With this pillow, you can see the wonders of the universe.

I guess Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson must have ones that look like these on his couch. If he doesn’t, I’d be very disappointed.

73. This ferocious shark just wants to say hi.

Well, it does seem to resemble the shark from Jaws. But it’s really friendly if you ignore the razor sharp teeth.

74. Sometimes Mexican pillow designs can get quite festive.

Well, each of these is intricate in its own way. Like the one with the colorful flowers the best.

75. Get a load of this forest scene.

This one includes all the forest creatures with the trees in nature’s splendor. So lovely.

76. Everyone needs a large set of kiss lips now and then.

Of course, you’ve probably seen this before. Yes, it’s a common pillow. But I find it quite tacky for my taste.

77. For your living room, how about cushions that match your antique porcelain?

You see this kind of scheme on old china. So why not have a pillow depicting it?

78. No one’s bed could be complete without some military cat cushions.

Here we have Colonel Whiskers, Captain Paw Paws, and Major Meowy. Yes, I know they’re a cat lover’s dream.

79. A donut pillow can always bring you comfort.

Well, this one is a donut with icing and sprinkles galore. Yet, don’t eat it since it’s just full of stuffing.

80. Cuddle up with this all seeing eye of the ocean.

Well, the eye is kind of like the sun in this. But I kind of think it’s pretty neat.

81. A distinguished Bill Murray will always make your day.

Yes, this is a Bill Murray portrait pillow. Yes, I know he doesn’t dress like that. But can I just have a little fun?

82. A deer pillow should always be on flannel.

Because plaid always mean flannel during hunting season. Though many stick to camo and bright orange.

83. Things can get really webby on your couch with these pillows.

Though these spider web pillows are much more suited for Halloween. Since they have a haunted look about them.

84. Put on the feline charm with these cat pillows.

Come in 3 colors and each is soft and cushy as the other. Sorry, if calico is unavailable.

85. There’s always something quaint about this rural set of pillows.

Well, it certainly seems that way. Though there’s a haunted look to it. Maybe it’s the yellow and white on a brown background.

86. Nothing brightens your day than curling up with some emoji pillows.

Each of theses flowers has rainbow petals, too. So you can enjoy them all you want.

87. This little cupcake pillow seems good enough to eat.

Doesn’t hurt if it’s chocolate either. Still, too bad it’s not even edible.

88. You can play with these video game pillows for hours and hours.

Each one has its own unique game controller. So press the buttons all you want.

89. With these map pillows, you can almost travel the world.

Yes, these contain maps of faraway places. Not sure if it’s best to use them to plan your vacation. But they sure look pretty.

90. Hope these raindrop pillows keep falling on your head.

Seems like they’re all smiling as always. So adorable. Love these.

91. Sometimes it helps to snuggle up with some animal crackers.

Yes, I know animal crackers are cookies. But these come in icing and sprinkles.

92. This little marshmallow will make you feel all toasty inside.

Though you wouldn’t want to make smores with this. Still, it’s so cute.

93. These superhero pillows can always save the day.

Includes heroes from both Marvel and DC. Though collateral damage causation may vary.

94. Stack enough of these pillows and you’ll have your own Christmas tree.

Yes, I know Christmas is months away. But c’mon this is a pretty nifty design. Love it.

95. Here is the world in all its floral glory.

Well, it always seems that flowers can make almost everything better. Even a world map. So pretty.

96. Emoji pillows come in all kinds of expressions.

These are quite popular, by the way. You can find ones of every face, too. Enjoy.

97. With this world map, you can explore anywhere.

This one is more for children. Yet, it gives them some idea what’s on each continent.

98. These sushi pillows will always make you smile.

Helps if they have some smiling faces. Nevertheless, you can’t help but love them. So cute.

99. Whether they are rocks or pillows is for you to decide.

Well, they’re actually pebble pillows. Yet, by looking at them, you wouldn’t want to put them against your head.

100. Nobody could resist a rainbow poop emoji pillow on the couch.

For some reason, it didn’t take me long to find it in a Google search. Must be quite a amusing and popular. But yes, it comes from a unicorn.

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The Patchwork World of Quilts

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My aunt made this quilt herself before she gave it to me one Christmas. Here I have it draped on a chair for this post.

Now that winter’s here, it’s not unusual for anyone to curl up with a warm blanket from time to time. Many times people would prefer a quilt, comforter, or a coverlet on their bed. How a quilt differs from other blankets is that it’s usually composed of 3 layers of fabric or fiber. These traditionally consisted of a woven top cloth, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back combined sewing these 3 layers together. Occasionally, they could be tied together with knots. While quilts have usually been used as bedcovers functional or otherwise, they’re also frequently displayed as decorative works of art. And if you look on Pinterest or this post, you’ll surely see what I’m talking about. Though the top layer on the quilt usually has the most decoration which could be a pattern of stitching or a patchwork pattern like the one above. And sometimes they could be seen to serve another non-functional purposes like the AIDS Memorial Quilt that lists the names of people who lost their lives to HIV. Yet, you can see many in museums and at craft festivals throughout the year. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you an assortment of crazy and amazing quilts.

  1. Why stick with a pattern when you can stick with a color scheme.
And I guess this is in a rainbow scheme. Well, the patterns are certainly pretty.

And I guess this is in a rainbow scheme. Well, the patterns are certainly pretty.

2. With this quilt, you can be transported to Moulin Rouge.

However, we should note that these women wore split crotch underwear (and not for sexual purposes either). So you can see why that dance was considered obscene in the 19th century.

However, we should note that these women wore split crotch underwear (and not for sexual purposes either). So you can see why that dance was considered obscene in the 19th century.

3. For quilting, the more colors the better.

And does this sure dazzle. No, you're not on drugs. But I really love this pattern.

And does this sure dazzle. No, you’re not on drugs. But I really love this pattern.

4. How about some time on the beach?

Of course, you wouldn't want to bring a quilt to a beach. But this is surely an incredible quilting landscape to behold.

Of course, you wouldn’t want to bring a quilt to a beach. But this is surely an incredible quilting landscape to behold.

5. These woodland creatures are all in funky colors.

Well, I won't just feature quilts on here. This is a table runner. Still, like the squirrel.

Well, I won’t just feature quilts on here. This is a table runner. Still, like the squirrel.

6. This African quilt seems like it’s straight from the Savannah.

Hey, quilting isn't just a European thing. Still, you have to admire the dazzling work on this. The twig for display is perfect.

Hey, quilting isn’t just a European thing. Still, you have to admire the dazzling work on this. The twig for display is perfect.

7. Make sure you keep your flowers dry.

Uh, I think you don't need an umbrella for the flowers. Because they'd need the water anyway. Unless you live in an area that always rains.

Uh, I think you don’t need an umbrella for the flowers. Because they’d need the water anyway. Unless you live in an area that always rains.

8. Spirals and stars, a great quilt they always make.

Another quilt in a rainbow color scheme. But this one is in a star configuration.

Another quilt in a rainbow color scheme. But this one is in a star configuration.

9. One can never have too many things on one big bookshelf.

Well, this one has a lot of books with toys in between. Got to keep it quaint and adorable.

Well, this one has a lot of books with toys in between. Got to keep it quaint and adorable.

10. A quilter’s patchwork home is her castle.

Well, this is certainly a quilter's castle here. So stunning and so lovely.

Well, this is certainly a quilter’s castle here. So stunning and so lovely. And it seems someone fell into the moat.

11. There’s nothing more beautiful than a desert sunrise.

Except possibly a desert sunset. But you have to admire how it almost looks like a painting. But yes, it's a quilt.

Except possibly a desert sunset. But you have to admire how it almost looks like a painting. But yes, it’s a quilt.

12. Every quilting square can always have its unique pattern.

I guess this one uses floral and trees. Not sure if it's for summer or fall. Might go either way.

I guess this one uses floral and trees. Not sure if it’s for summer or fall. Might go either way.

13. During the summer, a gardener’s work is never done.

Well, this one has a lot of summer motifs. Love the flower bouquet.

Well, this one has a lot of summer motifs. Love the flower bouquet.

14. There’s always more to these rolling hills.

Yes, this is another quilting landscape. But this one makes it more apparent if you look at the sky.

Yes, this is another quilting landscape. But this one makes it more apparent if you look at the sky.

15. Only a waterfall can remind you of tranquility.

Now this one almost looks like a painting you'd almost see in a museum. But yes, it's a quilt if you zoom in more. Beautiful.

Now this one almost looks like a painting you’d almost see in a museum. But yes, it’s a quilt if you zoom in more. Beautiful.

16. You wouldn’t believe the kind of birds on these trees.

You wouldn't believe the kind of leaves either. Love the blue owl and flowers.

You wouldn’t believe the kind of leaves either. Love the blue owl and flowers.

17. Mind if I play a game of Tetris?

Okay, Tetris is a computer game. But you can easily see why it makes an ideal quilting subject.

Okay, Tetris is a computer game. But you can easily see why it makes an ideal quilting subject.

18. If you like the minions then you’ll fall in love with this mini quilt.

Or maybe not, if you find them annoying. But still, these are quite adorable. So cute.

Or maybe not, if you find them annoying. But still, these are quite adorable. So cute.

19. Be the master of your domain with this regal quilt tapestry.

This one even depicts a fire breathing blue dragon. Not sure about the sun and moon fabric though.

This one even depicts a fire breathing blue dragon. Not sure about the sun and moon fabric though.

20. Always keep your border stars in a loop.

Especially when it pertains to rainbows like in this one. Still, I'm not sure if I can get enough of these.

Especially when it pertains to rainbows like in this one. Still, I’m not sure if I can get enough of these.

21. This bookshelf looks so antique.

I know it's another bookshelf quilt. But this one seems more suited for a study.

I know it’s another bookshelf quilt. But this one seems more suited for a study.

22. Here we come across a sunset at a pond.

Or is it a pond? It's so hard to tell the difference between the two, Then again, it could be a marsh. Nevertheless, it's stunning.

Or is it a pond? It’s so hard to tell the difference between the two, Then again, it could be a marsh. Nevertheless, it’s stunning.

23. One roll of film can preserve so many memories.

But not as much as a digital camera. And you can't do a quilt pertaining to that.

But not as much as a digital camera. And you can’t do a quilt pertaining to that.

24. Guess this is quite a whimsical neighborhood.

Well, this seems like it's straight out of a Dr. Seuss acid trip. But it's surely adorable.

Well, this seems like it’s straight out of a Dr. Seuss acid trip. But it’s surely adorable.

25. I guess this is one quilter’s tribute to Japan.

Because we have Mount Fuji, a red rising sun, and Godzilla. The Godzilla is a biggest giveaway.

Because we have Mount Fuji, a red rising sun, and Godzilla. The Godzilla is a biggest giveaway.

26. In this quilt, all the animals are in their proper place.

This one has an interesting barn window scheme. But at least the dog is in the forefront.

This one has an interesting barn window scheme. But at least the dog is in the forefront.

27. With flower fabrics who knows what kind of patchwork you’d make.

This one uses flowers in an interesting flower wreath. Love it.

This one uses flowers in an interesting flower wreath. Love it.

28. What wonders you can make with triangles and squares.

Yes, this is another rainbow pattern. But this one uses thin triangle and checker rings to form a star.

Yes, this is another rainbow pattern. But this one uses thin triangle and checker rings to form a star.

29. You never know what kind of stuff you’ll find under the sea.

Though you may not find mermaids you'd find on this quilt. Because mermaids are only found in myths and fantasy.

Though you may not find mermaids you’d find on this quilt. Because mermaids are only found in myths and fantasy.

30. You can have so many photographs and memories on one bookshelf.

And yes, the photographs can really take up space. Still, this is quite lovely for a quilt design.

And yes, the photographs can really take up space. Still, this is quite lovely for a quilt design.

31. It always takes a lot of colors to make a sky at dusk.

And this one uses plenty that it seems a bit surreal. But you can surely tell it's a quilt for sure.

And this one uses plenty that it seems a bit surreal. But you can surely tell it’s a quilt for sure.

32. These sunflowers always thrive in the light.

This one also uses a lot of patchwork for its background. But it's more apparent when you see some of the fabric patterns.

This one also uses a lot of patchwork for its background. But it’s more apparent when you see some of the fabric patterns.

33. You always have to love it when the sun breaks out in the forest.

Yes, you may think it's a painting. But it's a quilt and a damn beautiful one at that.

Yes, you may think it’s a painting. But it’s a quilt and a damn beautiful one at that.

34. There’s no bigger statement for peace on earth than this.

Sure it may be a rainbow peace sign that you'd associate with hippies. But each square on this has a unique pinwheel pattern.

Sure it may be a rainbow peace sign that you’d associate with hippies. But each square on this has a unique pinwheel pattern.

35. Morning glories always look lovely in the moonlight.

Wait, a minute, morning glories don't bloom at night. But it's still beautiful nonetheless.

Wait, a minute, morning glories don’t bloom at night. But it’s still beautiful nonetheless.

36. Birds in the winter snow are always a sight to see.

And here we come to birds at the feeder. Hope the cardinals and the blue jays can watch out for the owls.

And here we come to birds at the feeder. Hope the perching birds can watch out for the owls.

37. This quilt will surely be a sewer’s delight.

Well, this is just full of quilting stuff. But I'm sure die hard quilters would enjoy it.

Well, this is just full of quilting stuff. But I’m sure die hard quilters would enjoy it.

38. Here we are gathered with women by the lake.

This one is done by some artist. But at least this one pays attention to diversity. Well, sort of.

This one is done by some artist. But at least this one pays attention to diversity. Well, sort of.

39. Isn’t it a wonder to behold a mountain and rolling hills?

This one uses all kinds of fabric for a painting effect. Not sure about the lone trees standing.

This one uses all kinds of fabric for a painting effect. Not sure about the lone trees standing.

40. Bask in the glory of the animals of Africa.

This one surely has a lot of squares dedicated to animals in Africa. Love the background.

This one surely has a lot of squares dedicated to animals in Africa. Love the background.

41. Guess the Seven Dwarves are engaging in the Seven Deadly Sins.

Yes, the dwarves surely have a naughty side to them. But then again, greed is kind of understandable since they work in a mine.

Yes, the dwarves surely have a naughty side to them. But then again, greed is kind of understandable since they work in a mine.

42. There’s nothing stunning like a canyon waterfall in autumn.

Well, it certainly looks like it. Sure it seems like a painting. But you can easily see the stitching if you look close enough.

Well, it certainly looks like it. Sure it seems like a painting. But you can easily see the stitching if you look close enough.

43. A spring garden is always in its glory in May.

Because an April garden looks like shit since it's early spring and rains a lot. Love the flowers though.

Because an April garden looks like shit since it’s early spring and rains a lot. Love the flowers though.

44. The sun’s energy brings nature’s bounty.

As you can see within the embroidered strips. All in all, this is beautiful.

As you can see within the embroidered strips. All in all, this is beautiful.

45. A shelf should always be filled with memories.

This one even includes photos possibly translated from computer to fabric. One even includes the 3 Stooges.

This one even includes photos possibly translated from computer to fabric. One even includes the 3 Stooges.

46. A tree can have leaves of so many colors.

And I'm not just talking about fall colors either. Since this includes pink and blue, too.

And I’m not just talking about fall colors either. Since this includes pink and blue, too.

47. A flower bouquet could fit in any basket.

Well, they sure have a wide variety of styles. Can't exactly say which one is the prettiest.

Well, they sure have a wide variety of styles. Can’t exactly say which one is the prettiest.

48. Sometimes with patterns it helps to start small.

I'm not sure if minimalistic is the way to go. But, hey, whatever works.

I’m not sure if minimalistic is the way to go. But, hey, whatever works.

49. A moon phase quilt brings in the glory of the night.

Well, this one surely has the moon phases and the dark sky. Love the snowflake stars.

Well, this one surely has the moon phases and the dark sky. Love the snowflake stars.

50. If you love pansies, then you’ll enjoy this quilted heart.

Love the floral background on this. Like especially how all the flowers in this wreath are purple, too.

Love the floral background on this. Like especially how all the flowers in this wreath are purple, too.

51. These women look stunning in their patchwork dresses.

Didn't know you can do sophisticated folk art on a quilt, did you? Still, I don't think they'll conform to the ball dress code.

Didn’t know you can do sophisticated folk art on a quilt, did you? Still, I don’t think they’ll conform to the ball dress code.

52. A coral reef is beaming with ocean life and color.

However, be aware that climate change has wiped out a lot of reefs through coral bleaching. So a scene like this may not be around in a few decades.

However, be aware that climate change has wiped out a lot of reefs through coral bleaching. So a scene like this may not be around in a few decades.

53. One quilt can always consist of a variety of patterns.

Maybe not in this case. But I do love the colors on this. Great for any modern style apartment.

Maybe not in this case. But I do love the colors on this. Great for any modern style apartment.

54. Autumn leaves always bring fall into the air.

Love the rainbow background squares. Since most of the leaves on here are brown, yellow, and orange.

Love the rainbow background squares. Since most of the leaves on here are brown, yellow, and orange.

55. With strips of fabric you can make your own sensational flower.

And each petal is unique in its own way. Love this style.

And each petal is unique in its own way. Love this style.

56. A quilt like this always carries a rustic touch.

This one features farms as you can see. Not sure what to think about the dome one though. Such an unusual shape.

This one features farms as you can see. Not sure what to think about the dome one though. Such an unusual shape.

57. Check out this quilted mountain majesty.

This one even has blue flowers on a hillside. Love the background though.

This one even has blue flowers on a hillside. Love the background though.

58. A forest can always look glorious in the sunrise.

Well, it certainly seems like the kind you'd see in a painting. Love how they used different pieces of fabric for the hills.

Well, it certainly seems like the kind you’d see in a painting. Love how they used different pieces of fabric for the hills.

59. A quilt like this shows Africa is a true carnival of animals.

This one has the kind of animals you'd see on the Savannah. And yes, a lot of these are on the Endangered Species list.

This one has the kind of animals you’d see on the Savannah. And yes, a lot of these are on the Endangered Species list.

60. Bet you’ve never seen a canyon like this before.

And I'm not kidding. Love how the sun is on the face. Love the river.

And I’m not kidding. Love how the sun is on the face. Love the river.

61. There’s nothing fun like rainbow spirals.

Well, that's an interesting configuration. Love the design. Sure to be a real winner.

Well, that’s an interesting configuration. Love the design. Sure to be a real winner.

62. You have to love how a full moon looks in a frozen river.

Then again, the water may not be frozen. But you have to love this one, especially when it pertains to the moonlight.

Then again, the water may not be frozen. But you have to love this one, especially when it pertains to the moonlight.

63. Now this is what I call patchwork in modern art.

And she seems to be holding a snake. Still, if Picasso did quilting, he'd probably do something like this.

And she seems to be holding a snake. Still, if Picasso did quilting, he’d probably do something like this.

64. You can even get a more colorful array with a few more trimmings.

This one an improvement on a previous quilt. Love the rainbow scheme as always.

This one an improvement on a previous quilt. Love the rainbow scheme as always.

65. A landscape quilt like this is nothing but a stunner.

Well, it seems to be of the plains. And as someone from western Pennsylvania, it looks rather flat.

Well, it seems to be of the plains. And as someone from western Pennsylvania, it looks rather flat.

66. Never saw a necktie maze before.

Yes, some quilters use neckties for their projects. After all, it's just another piece of fabric.

Yes, some quilters use neckties for their projects. After all, it’s just another piece of fabric.

67. If you like Japanese art, this quilt is just for you.

The female figures are a dead giveaway. Love the scenery.

The female figures are a dead giveaway. Love the scenery.

68. A blue heron is a glorious bird on a quilted tapestry.

This one even uses strips of cloth to show the scenery. Lovely.

This one even uses strips of cloth to show the scenery. Lovely.

69. There’s nothing more quaint than a village on a hill.

Well, you'd never see a colorful village like this. But it doesn't hurt to dream.

Well, you’d never see a colorful village like this. But it doesn’t hurt to dream.

70. A small honey pot can come in so many colors.

Doesn't hurt that each one is shaped like a bear. But c'mon multicolored honey, please.

Doesn’t hurt that each one is shaped like a bear. But c’mon multicolored honey, please.

71. It’s always amazing what you’d find in the ocean.

This one is also quite stylized. But it's quite a cool quilt to look at. Love it.

This one is also quite stylized. But it’s quite a cool quilt to look at. Love it.

72. You can always find a lot of fancy fans.

Each of them has their unique design. Love the purple background and floral patterns especially.

Each of them has their unique design. Love the purple background and floral patterns especially.

73. There’s nothing like this quilt that pays tribute to the 4 seasons.

Well, as far as personifications go. Honestly, I think this quilter might've been on acid.

Well, as far as personifications go. Honestly, I think this quilter might’ve been on acid.

74. It’s almost as if you can see the plants talking.

Okay, maybe not like this. Yet, I kind of find this amusing and disturbing at the same time.

Okay, maybe not like this. Yet, I kind of find this amusing and disturbing at the same time.

75. You can always use different patterns to create a picture.

Sure it might make your eyes sore. But it represents an interesting configuration that I just had to include it.

Sure it might make your eyes sore. But it represents an interesting configuration that I just had to include it.

76. This canyon waterfall is always a wondrous sight.

This is so lovely. Guess it could be some kind of oasis in the desert. Or the Grand Canyon.

This is so lovely. Guess it could be some kind of oasis in the desert. Or the Grand Canyon.

77. There’s nothing more idyllic than an old mill and bridge.

Well, it surely looks like a painting. But it was a real patchwork to bring it together.

Well, it surely looks like a painting. But it was a real patchwork to bring it together.

78. You can never lay your eyes on something as stunning as a redwood forest.

Of course, this is probably a quilt depicting some place out west that will probably be damaged by wild fire. Because I know they don't see as much rainfall there.

Of course, this is probably a quilt depicting some place out west that will probably be damaged by wild fire. Because I know they don’t see as much rainfall there.

79. You can make a geometric scene with so many small shapes.

Doesn't hurt if it's in rainbow. Love how all the colors all come together.

Doesn’t hurt if it’s in rainbow. Love how all the colors all come together.

80. Nothing beats the view of this seaside mountain town.

Love the beautiful sunset of the mountain. Heard this is from somewhere in the northwest.

Love the beautiful sunset of the mountain. Heard this is from somewhere in the northwest.

81. Hope you can gaze on this patchwork octopus.

The octopus doesn't seemed stitched on at all. Like the water and tentacles.

The octopus doesn’t seemed stitched on at all. Like the water and tentacles.

82. This tree only seems swept by the wind.

Guess this is an autumn tree since it barely has any leaves. But it's surely captured moving in the wind's direction.

Guess this is an autumn tree since it barely has any leaves. But it’s surely captured moving in the wind’s direction.

83. There’s nothing so magnificent like crashing waves.

This is especially so during a sunset. Love the rocky beach and the tide.

This is especially so during a sunset. Love the rocky beach and the tide.

84. Pansies can always be pretty in patchwork.

And I'm sure not kidding here. Almost seems like it's coming together. Love the purple flowers though.

And I’m sure not kidding here. Almost seems like it’s coming together. Love the purple flowers though.

85. Each quilting square here has its own North American bird.

Of course, this is a winter scene as you see. Like how some of them are couples with families.

Of course, this is a winter scene as you see. Like how some of them are couples with families.

86. A quilt like this surely gives you butterflies.

After all, this quilt features butterflies in so many colors. None of which you'd find in real life.

After all, this quilt features butterflies in so many colors. None of which you’d find in real life.

87. You never know what you’d find under the sea.

Sure it can look like a thriving place in some areas. But you have to mind the plastic, the bleaching, and ocean acidification.

Sure it can look like a thriving place in some areas. But you have to mind the plastic, the bleaching, and ocean acidification.

88. I’m sure you’d find this quilted robot particularly badass.

Who says quilts had to be boring? This robot even has spikes. Don't want to get near that.

Who says quilts had to be boring? This robot even has spikes. Don’t want to get near that.

89. Here we come to a mountain range during a spring melt.

Well, that sure seems like a lovely scene. Hope not to see something like this until March.

Well, that sure seems like a lovely scene. Hope not to see something like this until March.

90. With so many diamonds and other pieces, you can make a real patchwork star.

And boy, does this look stunning? Love the pieces on this. Though it's not as easy on the eyes.

And boy, does this look stunning? Love the pieces on this. Though it’s not as easy on the eyes.

91. Now this is a quilt you’d want on a camping trip.

And yes, this is a camping quilt. Love the camping shelter and campers.

And yes, this is a camping quilt. Love the camping shelter and campers.

92. How about a magical winter snow scene?

As you see, this is from the mountains. Love the purple mountains majesty and the trees.

As you see, this is from the mountains. Love the purple mountains majesty and the trees.

93. This cross quilt is surely a holy sight.

Well, you can easily say that Christianity is its own patchwork. Still, make sure it doesn't touch the floor.

Well, you can easily say that Christianity is its own patchwork. Still, make sure it doesn’t touch the floor.

94. A quilt like this can bring sweet music to Old McDonald.

Ant it seems like Old McDonald gave his livestock acid. That's why the sheep are all different colors.

Ant it seems like Old McDonald gave his livestock acid. That’s why the sheep are all different colors.

95. All life always dwarfs around a tree.

Though it's not without showing the fruits and flowers of nature. Like the birds, too.

Though it’s not without showing the fruits and flowers of nature. Like the birds, too.

96. When you look around the birds and the trees can be all kinds of colors.

Now that's quite a sight to see. The leaves are just as colorful as the birds on this one.

Now that’s quite a sight to see. The leaves are just as colorful as the birds on this one.

97. It’s always peaceful near a quiet river.

Though quiet rivers do have their moments occasionally. But this seems simply serene.

Though quiet rivers do have their moments occasionally. But this seems simply serene.

98. A bouquet of flowers should always stand out on the quilted tapestry.

This one even has a cat and an arch with vines. But the roses are gorgeous.

This one even has a cat and an arch with vines. But the roses are gorgeous.

99. Any quilt always has to be as pretty as a peacock.

This one seems quite flashy with embroidery and silk. But I adore it nevertheless.

This one seems quite flashy with embroidery and silk. But I adore it nevertheless.

100. There’s nothing like a sunset between 2 trees.

And yes, this is certainly a sight for any photo or painting. But it'll sure melt your heart as much it'll warm your body.

And yes, this is certainly a sight for any photo or painting. But it’ll sure melt your heart as much it’ll warm your body.

The Squeaky Clean World of Shower Curtains

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Shower curtains provide a critical purpose in the bathroom. First, they help ensure privacy when one is in the shower (assuming that one’s not transparent like the one above). Second, they keep the water coming from the shower from splashing everywhere in the bathroom. Of course, it’s no surprise that many shower curtains are made from waterproof materials like vinyl or plastic. At my house, there’s a shower curtain with 2 layers that consist of a thinner decorative one as well as a plastic one designed to keep the water. And you have to make sure the inner white layer goes into the tub. At any rate, most shower curtains usually have a plain, geometric, or ocean design. Sometimes they’re clear plastic like this one above as well. But though I can go all about showing the great shower curtains, you’ll most likely be bored to tears. So instead, I’ll devote this post to some of the crazy ones. Many of these might consist of shower curtains you’d want but know that it would not go well with the guests or the children.Then again, there may be other reasons. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you an assortment of some of the great curtains for your bathroom.

  1. There’s nothing more badass than a bear on top of a shark.
Helps that the bear is standing upright on a tidal wave with an assault rifle. This is hilarious.

Helps that the bear is standing upright on a tidal wave with an assault rifle. This is hilarious.

2. Who’s that coming from the shower?

I'm sure this is from a horror movie of some sort. But yes, it looks kind of scary. Guaranteed to help guests with constipation.

I’m sure this is from a horror movie of some sort. But yes, it looks kind of scary. Guaranteed to help guests with constipation.

3. A shower curtain like this shows us the wonders of the universe.

I bet any money that Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson has a shower curtain like this in his bathroom. Or he'd want to have one like this.

I bet any money that Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson has a shower curtain like this in his bathroom. Or he’d want to have one like this.

4. As we all know, unicorns always have rainbows coming from their butt.

If you're a demented girl that enjoys cutesy fantasy stuff and bathroom jokes, I have your answer. Seriously, you'd totally want this.

If you’re a demented girl that enjoys cutesy fantasy stuff and bathroom jokes, I have your answer. Seriously, you’d totally want this.

5. There’s nothing brighter in the bathroom like a curtain of neon colored giraffes.

No, this isn't an acid trip. It's a real shower curtain depicting neon giraffes. I'm sure if they were on the Savannah, you'd be able to see them from miles away.

No, this isn’t an acid trip. It’s a real shower curtain depicting neon giraffes. I’m sure if they were on the Savannah, you’d be able to see them from miles away.

6. Looks like this bathroom has a problem with zombie infestation.

Don't worry, it's just a zombie shower curtain. But on the bright side, it's guaranteed to help with constipation.

Don’t worry, it’s just a zombie shower curtain. But on the bright side, it’s guaranteed to help with constipation.

7. This cat means serious business.

Here we have a kitty on a unicorn with laser eyes that shoots fire through its nostrils. Even funnier the cat carries a golden handgun. This is brilliant.

Here we have a kitty on a unicorn with laser eyes that shoots fire through its nostrils. Even funnier the cat carries a golden handgun. This is brilliant.

8. Remember to never stop dreaming.

Even if your dreams pertain to a pirate giraffe riding a flying shark. Okay what the fuck?

Even if your dreams pertain to a pirate giraffe riding a flying shark. Okay what the fuck?

9. Here we have Jesus on the shore.

There were quite a few good Jesus ones that would've been funnier. But I couldn't save them at a suitable size. So this is as good as you're going to get on this post.

There were quite a few good Jesus ones that would’ve been funnier. But I couldn’t save them at a suitable size. So this is as good as you’re going to get on this post.

10. While Apple as the iPod, a high tech bathroom has this curtain.

It's called the iPood. And it's not something that you should do in the shower. Nor should the iPeed.

It’s called the iPood. And it’s not something that you should do in the shower. Nor should the iPeed.

11. Never saw a T-Rex on a bicycle before.

Yes, I know it's quite ridiculous. But so is the notion of Jurassic Park. And despite that many would want think bringing back dinosaurs may be awesome, we should understand why it may not be a good idea.

Yes, I know it’s quite ridiculous. But so is the notion of Jurassic Park. And despite that many would want think bringing back dinosaurs may be awesome, we should understand why it may not be a good idea.

12. Remember the shower doesn’t double as a urinal.

Remember despite how tempting it may be, don't pee in the shower. Shower is for cleaning. Not for taking a whizz.

Remember despite how tempting it may be, don’t pee in the shower. Shower is for cleaning. Not for taking a whizz.

13. In case you don’t know how to text pictures, this shower curtain has emoticons.

Well, emoticons are things you type to express feelings. Nowadays, emojis have made that almost antiquated.

Well, emoticons are things you type to express feelings. Nowadays, emojis have made that almost antiquated.

14. My, that seems like a dignified portrait of Keith Richards.

Of course, we should all know that despite all the things he did to himself, he's still alive. And he's outliving so many celebrities. We can't explain it.

Of course, we should all know that despite all the things he did to himself, he’s still alive. And he’s outliving so many celebrities. We can’t explain it.

15. Well, well, well, what the hell happened here?

Yes, it's a bloody shower curtain you'd expect to find in a serial killer's bathroom. Sure to freak out your guests and make a great Halloween decoration. Also helps with constipation.

Yes, it’s a bloody shower curtain you’d expect to find in a serial killer’s bathroom. Sure to freak out your guests and make a great Halloween decoration. Also helps with constipation.

16. Is there something burning from the tub?

Relax, it's just a shower curtain with red flames. But where I live, it might make people think your water supply has been fracked.

Relax, it’s just a shower curtain with red flames. But where I live, it might make people think your water supply has been fracked.

17. How about a shower curtain of the world?

Note that borders in some regions might be subject to change. This is particularly true in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Note that borders in some regions might be subject to change. This is particularly true in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

18. Barbie can kick a unicorn’s ass if you let her.

The unicorn can even puke a rainbow, too. Imagine that. Still, hilarious.

The unicorn can even puke a rainbow, too. Imagine that. Still, hilarious.

19. Nothing makes a guy more manly than punching a grizzly bear.

Yet, a manlier man has enough common sense to avoid one as much as possible. Because disturbing such animals has very unfortunate implications.

Yet, a manlier man has enough common sense to avoid one as much as possible, especially if it’s a mama and her cubs. Because disturbing such animals has very unfortunate implications.

20. You have to admit, this sloth really knows how to pole dance.

Not bad for an animal who only climbs out of a tree to go to the bathroom. Still, I couldn't leave this sloth stripper out. This is just so funny as hell.

Not bad for an animal who only climbs out of a tree to go to the bathroom. Still, I couldn’t leave this sloth stripper out. This is just so funny as hell.

21. Don’t mind this deep sea diver feeding the fishes.

You know most animal places have rules against feeding the animals. The ocean should be no different.

You know most animal places have rules against feeding the animals. The ocean should be no different.

22. This deep sea diver can even punch a shark.

Scratching the shark's eye would've done the trick. But it wouldn't look nearly as awesome.

Scratching the shark’s eye would’ve done the trick. But it wouldn’t look nearly as awesome.

23. You see, I told you rhino horns have special properties.

Okay, rhino horns may not sprout rainbows in the cosmos. But this is just too funny to miss. Love it.

Okay, rhino horns may not sprout rainbows in the cosmos. But this is just too funny to miss. Love it.

24. Perhaps you might want some llama fries with that.

Well, they're llamas in a French fry container. I know it doesn't make sense but it's pretty funny.

Well, they’re llamas in a French fry container. I know it doesn’t make sense but it’s pretty funny.

25. This cat knight rides to adventure on his noble narwhal.

I guess he rides in the water without a breathing apparatus. Still love how the cat has a bridal and saddle on the narwhal.

I guess he rides in the water without a breathing apparatus. Still love how the cat has a bridal and saddle on the narwhal.

26. There’s nothing more beautiful than abstract clouds.

Or as I call it an acid trip. But you can see all the pretty infrared colors quite clearly.

Or as I call it an acid trip. But you can see all the pretty infrared colors quite clearly.

27. Hope this T-Rex remembers to scrub its ribs.

Not sure what to think about the T-Rex skeleton in the shower. But at least it can scrub its back.

Not sure what to think about the T-Rex skeleton in the shower. But at least it can scrub its back.

28. Remember to check for a killer in the shower before going to the bathroom.

Okay, that may not make your guests very comfortable. But it'll sure help them with constipation.

Okay, that may not make your guests very comfortable. But it’ll sure help them with constipation.

29. Space Cat always explores and goes where no cat has gone before.

I'm sure people would like seeing a cat in an astronaut suit. Yes, it's ridiculous. But what's not to love?

I’m sure people would like seeing a cat in an astronaut suit. Yes, it’s ridiculous. But what’s not to love?

30. Sailors might want to beware of this undead mermaid.

To be fair, mermaids weren't originally seen as benevolent beings. And many were said to lure sailors to their doom. Just saying.

To be fair, mermaids weren’t originally seen as benevolent beings. And many were said to lure sailors to their doom. Just saying.

31. I believe something went wrong in this shower.

Well, this is more of a take off of a web page from Internet Explorer. Yes, this page can't be displayed.

Well, this is more of a take off of a web page from Internet Explorer. Yes, this page can’t be displayed.

32. Wonder what your toothbrush and toilet roll say to each other.

Sorry, but the toilet paper is right. The toothbrush doesn't have the worst job ever.

Sorry, but the toilet paper is right. The toothbrush doesn’t have the worst job ever.

33. This goldfish has a brilliant disguise.

Sorry, but that's not going to work. Then again, the goldfish could be compensating for something.

Sorry, but that’s not going to work. Then again, the goldfish could be compensating for something.

34. Jesus, it’s raining cats and dogs.

Well, in this case quite literally. Not sure if the umbrella will provide protection from that.

Well, in this case quite literally. Not sure if the umbrella will provide protection from that.

35. Here we come to a lovely scene of cats on the beach.

I'm sure cat lovers will go all gaga with this. I especially like the cat holding binoculars.

I’m sure cat lovers will go all gaga with this. I especially like the cat holding binoculars.

36. I suppose this is a poster for Moby Dick.

Yes, it's in a Jaws poster rendition. But it involves a wooden ship and a white sperm whale.

Yes, it’s in a Jaws poster rendition. But it involves a wooden ship and a white sperm whale.

37. Show your pride of the South with this Confederate flag shower curtain.

However, this will not make you endearing to black guests in any way, shape, or form. Seriously, such products like these show that institutional racism is alive and well in America.

However, this will not make you endearing to black guests in any way, shape, or form. Seriously, such products like these show that institutional racism is alive and well in America.

38. Seems like someone’s washing windows.

Well, that's quite clever. Not sure about depicting it a a shadow though.

Well, that’s quite clever. Not sure about depicting it a a shadow though.

39. Fans of the Empire Strikes Back would want a shower curtain of Dagobah.

However, hope that you emerge from the shower not smelling like you've been to Dagobah to learn the ways of the Force. Yeah, that place probably doesn't smell great at any stretch of the imagination.

However, hope that you emerge from the shower not smelling like you’ve been to Dagobah to learn the ways of the Force. Yeah, that place probably doesn’t smell great at any stretch of the imagination.

40. Enjoy the great taste of Coca Cola or blood.

Yes, that's Janet Leigh from Psycho shortly before she's murdered in the shower. Yeah, I know it's demented but it's quite unique.

Yes, that’s Janet Leigh from Psycho shortly before she’s murdered in the shower. Yeah, I know it’s demented but it’s quite unique.

41. With this shower curtain, you can go on social networking.

You can even have your profile picture on the left column. Of course, your Facebook page no longer looks like this anymore.

You can even have your profile picture on the left column. Of course, your Facebook page no longer looks like this anymore.

42. Bacon lovers will surely rejoice for this shower curtain.

Now that doesn't make me feel clean. More like greasy beyond all recognition.

Now that doesn’t make me feel clean. More like greasy beyond all recognition.

43. You might not want to go near here since there’s a crime investigation in process.

Well, that should keep people away from the shower. But it's probably not 100% effective.

Well, that should keep people away from the shower. But it’s probably not 100% effective.

44. Now you can learn yoga poses while you’re on the toilet.

You have to wonder who makes stuff like this. Not sure if you can do all of them in the bathroom.

You have to wonder who makes stuff like this. Not sure if you can do all of them in the bathroom.

45. Men with facial hair might want to take this curtain to mind.

Kind of reminds me of the Mugshots game my sister and I used to play at my grandparents.' Of course, there are some styles that aren't recommended.

Kind of reminds me of the Mugshots game my sister and I used to play at my grandparents.’ Of course, there are some styles that aren’t recommended.

46. If you’re into chemistry, this shower curtain is just for you.

After all, it's clearly meant for people who take any matter seriously. Or hold anything to be elemental. Yet, if you have a noble gas, feel free to let it out.

After all, it’s clearly meant for people who take any matter seriously. Or hold anything to be elemental. Yet, if you have a noble gas, feel free to let it out.

47. If you like to sing in the shower, you might like to sing in the rain.

I guess this is the iconic Gene Kelly pose from Singin' in the Rain. Too bad he uses his umbrella as a dancing prop.

I guess this is the iconic Gene Kelly pose from Singin’ in the Rain. Too bad he uses his umbrella as a dancing prop.

48. “Are you sure this water’s sanitary? It looks questionable to me.”

This is from Tarzan. But I'm sure you've probably asked that when the water doesn't look normal.

This is from Tarzan. But I’m sure you’ve probably asked that when the water doesn’t look normal.

49. Looks like we have a black bear peering from the fence.

If you see a bear like this in your neighborhood, you might want to call animal control. Because nothing good can come of this.

If you see a bear like this in your neighborhood, you might want to call animal control. Because nothing good can come of this.

50. Between pizza and tacos, this kitty shouldn’t have to choose.

And it's in a cosmos background. Still, this just goes beyond all explanation. But it's brilliant.

And it’s in a cosmos background. Still, this just goes beyond all explanation. But it’s brilliant.

51. Of course, you can always go with Han Solo frozen in carbonite.

However, we need to acknowledge that he suffered a worse fate in The Force Awakens. And I'm sure fans know what I mean by that.

However, we need to acknowledge that he suffered a worse fate in The Force Awakens. And I’m sure fans know what I mean by that.

52. I’m sure you’re just seeing things with this hallucination cat.

Yeah, I find a lot of cat curtains from Google Images. Yet, this one is purple with a mustache, glasses, and third eye.

Yeah, I find a lot of cat curtains from Google Images. Yet, this one is purple with a mustache, glasses, and third eye.

53. “Ewoks roasting on an open fire.”

I know that plenty of Star Wars fans don't like the Ewoks. And I'm one of the fans who do. Either way, I couldn't pass this over.

I know that plenty of Star Wars fans don’t like the Ewoks. And I’m one of the fans who do. Either way, I couldn’t pass this over.

54. Sometimes it always seems like a rush.

I'm sure plenty of people have been told to hurry up while doing their bathroom business. But this shadow uses a megaphone.

I’m sure plenty of people have been told to hurry up while doing their bathroom business. But this shadow uses a megaphone.

55. It seems that this whale is talented on French Horn.

This one is called "Whale Song." I'm sure you can see why. And no, it's not the whale song you're thinking.

This one is called “Whale Song.” I’m sure you can see why. And no, it’s not the whale song you’re thinking.

56. Seems like it’s bath time for the dogs.

Well, they sure look like corgis. But if this pertained to bigger dogs, you wouldn't be able to fit them in a tub.

But if this pertained to bigger dogs, you wouldn’t be able to fit them in a tub. Yet, I’m sure people would find this adorable.

57. Nothing captures the spirit of man like Rodin’s Thinker.

And here he is sitting on the toilet like a modern man. Except that he's naked.

And here he is sitting on the toilet like a modern man. Except that he’s naked.

58. Uh, you might not want to meet that guy.

This is from the German silent horror movie Nosferatu. And let's just say vampire Count Orlok is no Robert Pattinson.

This is from the German silent horror movie Nosferatu. And let’s just say vampire Count Orlok is no Robert Pattinson.

59. It’s not every day you run into a beluga in the woods.

Of course, you might be experiencing an hallucination. Or looking at this shower curtain. If it's the former, go see your doctor.

Of course, you might be experiencing an hallucination. Or looking at this shower curtain. If it’s the former, go see your doctor.

60. You might want to beware of Norman Bates in a dress while you’re in the shower.

Yes, this is definitely from Psycho. Without that movie, you'd surely wouldn't have all these killer shower curtains. Get it?

Yes, this is definitely from Psycho. Without that movie, you’d surely wouldn’t have all these killer shower curtains. Get it?

61. This space bound hotdog is going where no wiener has gone before.

It's even strapped to a rocket. Though I don't think that's an adequate space suit.

It’s even strapped to a rocket. Though I don’t think that’s an adequate space suit.

62. This creature in the woods is very good with the chemistry.

Yes, it's a bear with antlers. And yes, it's a takeoff on Breaking Bad. But at least this animal is brewing beer, not making meth.

Yes, it’s a bear with antlers. And yes, it’s a takeoff on Breaking Bad. But at least this animal is brewing beer, not making meth.

63. As women know, telling men to put the toilet seat down is serious business.

Okay, maybe not threatening your man by knife serious. But yes, guys, if you live with a woman, always put down the seat after you pee.

Okay, maybe not threatening your man by knife serious. But yes, guys, if you live with a woman, always put down the seat after you pee. It’s just basic human decency.

64. To the Creature of the Black Lagoon, here’s the perfect woman for you.

I also heard she's accepted a position in the Trump administration. I don't know which one though but she'll certainly feel right at home among the swamp cronies.

I also heard she’s accepted a position in the Trump administration. I don’t know which one though but she’ll certainly feel right at home among the swamp cronies.

65. Oh, shit, not the giant sloth!

And I see the sloth clawing at the Titanic. I'm sure it won't end well at all.

And I see the sloth clawing at the Titanic. I’m sure it won’t end well at all.

66. Unfortunately, Slothzilla made it up the Empire State Building.

I know it's called Slozilla. But it reminds me much more of King Kong since it seems from the 1930s.

I know it’s called Slozilla. But it reminds me much more of King Kong since it seems from the 1930s.

67. Looks like these llamas enjoy a starry night.

Or at least a backdrop of Starry Night by Van Gogh. Yet, they may seem silly but be on your guard.

Or at least a backdrop of Starry Night by Van Gogh. Yet, they may seem silly but be on your guard.

68. Tragically, we find someone hanging on a noose.

Now this is just not in good taste. Seriously, hangings shouldn't be acceptable motifs since they're associated with suicide and white supremacist terrorism.

Now this is just not in good taste. Seriously, hangings shouldn’t be acceptable motifs since they’re associated with suicide and white supremacist terrorism.

69. Even the Bard sometimes wondered about the simple things in life.

Well, if you're dwelling to pee or not to pee, the answer is always to pee. After all, if you're not dwelling on that, you probably don't have to go.

Well, if you’re dwelling to pee or not to pee, the answer is always to pee. After all, if you’re not dwelling on that, you probably don’t have to go.

70. Never thought a Steampunk snail can look so badass.

Oh, it's a snail house. But don't snails live in their shell? This doesn't make sense.

Oh, it’s a snail house. But don’t snails live in their shell? This doesn’t make sense.

71. Sometimes a sloth would give synchronized swimming a try.

Yes, I know this looks pretty ridiculous. But c'mon, synchronized swimming is a joke.

Yes, I know this looks pretty ridiculous. But c’mon, synchronized swimming is a joke. So I think this is clever.

72. No, it’s not okay to peek when someone’s taking a shower.

Yeah, that's not cool. Also, why is the girl wearing a dress?

Yeah, that’s not cool. Also, why is the girl wearing a dress?

73. It’s now Shower Time Cleanliness System.

This is a takeoff on the old Nintendo games. Still, video game nerds will love it.

This is a takeoff on the old Nintendo games. Still, video game nerds will love it.

74. Remember, having your cat on weed may seem awesome until it’s not.

Yet, I have to admit, this is quite amusing. The pipe and glasses speak for themselves.

Yet, I have to admit, this is quite amusing. The pipe and glasses speak for themselves.

75. Seems like some hottie just got out of the shower.

Though he didn't take his towel off quite yet. But I'm sure some women would want him to. Great for Magic Mike and 300 fans.

Though he didn’t take his towel off quite yet. But I’m sure some women would want him to. Great for Magic Mike and 300 fans.

76. Amity Island welcomes you. Oh, wait we’re closed.

Because there's a shark in a water that's been killing people during the summer. Chief Brody didn't have any other option.

Because there’s a shark in a water that’s been killing people during the summer. Chief Brody didn’t have any other option.

77. See, I told you Jesus saves.

Since he never misses the shots when he's the goalie. However, he decided not to go with the hockey mask since he didn't want to freak out anyone.

Since he never misses the shots when he’s the goalie. However, he decided not to go with the hockey mask since he didn’t want to freak out anyone.

78. Could you think of anything cooler than a T-Rex in space?

However, we need to know that they have very short arms. Not great for reaching in zero gravity.

However, we need to know that they have very short arms. Not great for reaching in zero gravity.

79. Unfortunately, Arles was no match for the Galactic Empire.

But at least it looks pretty on a starry night. This is especially true in a Van Gogh painting.

But at least it looks pretty on a starry night. This is especially true in a Van Gogh painting.

80. Hope you can keep this in mind when taking an elephant shit.

Still, doesn't answer how you can toilet train an elephant though. But this is hysterical.

Still, doesn’t answer how you can toilet train an elephant though. But this is hysterical.

The Special Delivery World of Mailboxes

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Before the days of the internet, people used to communicate to each other by writing letters which they received in what’s called a mailbox. Of course, though we may not write letters to each other anymore, we still have these remnants around mostly because we don’t have teleporter technology that enables us to send packages and bills through the internet. And the fact it’s one of the few forms of communication that everyone uses to some level or another. So whether you like it or not, mailboxes are here to stay indefinitely and snail mail is not dead. After all, where else can the postman deliver the DVD you rented from Netflix? Nevertheless, most of us usually have mailboxes that aren’t too fancy such as a plain metal box with a round top and red flag to alert the mail carriers to pick up the stuff we’re sending off. Some might use a box on the front of their house. Or some might use a large mailbox around the corner. But there are some people who have rather elaborate mail boxes that might strike you as quite unusual or probably mark the home of the neighborhood nut job. Of course, in my area if someone had a mailbox that looked as outlandish as the ones I’ll present to you, people might not see them as sane since my neighborhood once endured a series of mailbox smashings during a summer when I was sixteen. This left the one at my house at the time basically reduced to a plastic stand that my family had to receive their mail at the post office for awhile until my parents bought a metal one in its place. And that’s why people in my neighborhood can’t have nice things. But at any rate, for your reading pleasure I bring you a glimpse into the crazy world of mailboxes.

  1. Now that’s one way to recycle an old broken microwave.
But if you want to use it as a mailbox keep it secure on a wooden post, attach a flag, and apply some house numbers. Otherwise, people are just going to see it as a microwave and take it.

But if you want to use it as a mailbox keep it secure on a wooden post, attach a flag, and apply some house numbers. Otherwise, people are just going to see it as a microwave and take it.

2. Guess this is the mailbox for Robot Chicken.

Robot Chicken does videos on the internet, by the way. But this mailbox really takes the robotic chicken concept quite literally.

Robot Chicken does videos on the internet, by the way. But this mailbox really takes the robotic chicken concept quite literally.

3. Looks like this mailbox has already sprouted flowers.

Okay, they're metal flowers. But whatever they're made from, they're quite pretty to me.

Okay, they’re metal flowers. But whatever they’re made from, they’re quite pretty to me.

4. With a mailbox like this, catfishing seems to take a whole new meaning.

Catfishing is when you meet someone in person you met through phone, mail, or online and they don't turn out to be what they say they are. Yet, this mailbox is of a literal catfish.

Catfishing is when you meet someone in person you met through phone, mail, or online and they don’t turn out to be what they say they are. Yet, this mailbox is of a literal catfish.

5. This mailbox shows how this mountainous area as if it had bloomed from a flower.

Too bad the petals on this flower seem to resemble butt cheeks. Yeah, that doesn't look right.

Too bad the petals on this flower seem to resemble butt cheeks. Yeah, that doesn’t look right.

6. If you can have a flamingo in your garden, how about one in your mailbox?

After all, a flamingo mailbox is just as tacky as a lawn ornament. Besides, it'll make you stand out in the neighborhood.

After all, a flamingo mailbox is just as tacky as a lawn ornament. Besides, it’ll make you stand out in the neighborhood.

7. Perhaps you and your neighbors can make the mailman’s job easier by putting your mailboxes on a wheel.

That way, the mail carrier can just spin the wheel to deliver the mail instead of having to stop their truck constantly. Seems more convenient to them.

That way, the mail carrier can just spin the wheel to deliver the mail instead of having to stop their truck constantly. Seems more convenient to them.

8. This mailbox is all held up by a bunch of pencils.

And they all seem to be in different colors, too. But I'm sure you can't use them.

And they all seem to be in different colors, too. But I’m sure you can’t use them.

9. Why chase windmills when you can receive your mail in one?

Sure having this might make people think you need a psychiatrist. But it sure looks quite charming in its own way.

Sure having this might make people think you need a psychiatrist. But it sure looks quite charming in its own way.

10. Got rusty mailboxes? You can always decorate them.

One of these is decorated with a crocheted quilt cozy. The other has flowers on it. Seems like this one is used for a college.

One of these is decorated with a crocheted quilt cozy. The other has flowers on it. Seems like this one is used for a college.

11. Hope you can get to your mail before the bear does.

Didn't know you can have wood sculpture mailboxes. Not sure how that works. But this is quite clever.

Didn’t know you can have wood sculpture mailboxes. Not sure how that works. But this is quite clever.

12. Guess this biker wants to out jump this orange mailbox.

Yes, I know the person who lives at that place is either crazy or a repressed art major. But at least no one is bound to mistake their address during mail time.

Yes, I know the person who lives at that place is either crazy or a repressed art major. But at least no one is bound to mistake their address during mail time.

13. This mailbox boldly goes where no man has gone before.

Yes, this is a mailbox depicting the Enterprise from Star Trek which is set at a time when nobody uses mailboxes at all. Seriously, they have replicators and teleport technology.

Yes, this is a mailbox depicting the Enterprise from Star Trek which is set at a time when nobody uses mailboxes at all. Seriously, they have replicators and teleport technology.

14. If you want the mail carrier to remember where you live, how about a mailbox of your own house?

After all, whoever lived there certainly did. Then again, some people might not have that option.

After all, whoever lived there certainly did. Then again, some people might not have that option.

15. Looks like this house belongs to a Mr. Charles Brown.

Because I can recognized that it has Snoopy and Woodstock. Still, like the red doghouse motif.

Because I can recognized that it has Snoopy and Woodstock. Still, like the red doghouse motif.

16. This scuba diver mailbox seems to belong under the sea.

After all, the guy swimming certainly seems like he's underwater. Also, note the crabs below him.

After all, the guy swimming certainly seems like he’s underwater. Also, note the crabs below him.

17. Didn’t know you can plant flowers near your mailbox.

Then again, I'm not sure whether some of these flowers are even real. But they sure are pretty.

Then again, I’m not sure whether some of these flowers are even real. But they sure are pretty.

18. Looks like this maibox is standing on half a boat.

Well, half a kayak anyway. Probably seems like it was created by someone with too much time on their hands.

Well, half a kayak anyway. Probably seems like it was created by someone with too much time on their hands.

19. This skeleton is just lounging around without a care in the world.

Yes, he's just kicking back with food, beer, music, and lots of sun. What more can he ask for?

Yes, he’s just kicking back with food, beer, music, and lots of sun. What more can he ask for?

20. Guess this is where everyone makes a deposit so the mailman can withdraw.

Because this mailbox apparently resembles an old wooden outhouse. And it has a spider on it.

Because this mailbox apparently resembles an old wooden outhouse. And it has a spider on it.

21. Seems like this box was made from a whole neighborhood block.

Actually it's just a wooden mailbox with homes painted. But you have to admire the vibrant colors.

Actually it’s just a wooden mailbox with homes painted. But you have to admire the vibrant colors.

22. My, that’s one fearsome fish.

On bright side, having a mailbox like this can potentially scare off potential smashers. On the downside, it might scare the shit out of mail carriers.

On bright side, having a mailbox like this can potentially scare off potential smashers. On the downside, it might scare the shit out of mail carriers and everyone else.

23. Wonder what’s buzzing inside this one.

Hope it doesn't contain anything that might get you stung. Still, this is really adorable if you ask me.

Hope it doesn’t contain anything that might get you stung. Still, this is really adorable if you ask me.

24. Apparently, some painter lives at that address.

You can obviously guess from the wooden paint pallet and brushes. Guess the artist wants to advertise.

You can obviously guess from the wooden paint pallet and brushes. Guess the artist wants to advertise their craft.

25. In this mailbox, every type of mail has its proper place.

The fact that papers and bills go into the old wood stove is only coincidental. Looks like someone doesn't care about receiving such stuff very much.

The fact that papers and bills go into the old wood stove is only coincidental. Looks like someone doesn’t care about receiving such stuff very much.

26. So is this mailbox used by a school?

Because it seems to really take the form of a yellow school bus. Like how they have little people figures inside.

Because it seems to really take the form of a yellow school bus. Like how they have little people figures inside.

27. Don’t mind the blue stick figure handling the yellow mailbox. He won’t hurt you.

After all, he's just being very friendly. So it's nothing you should be concerned about. Honest.

After all, he’s just being very friendly. So it’s nothing you should be concerned about. Honest.

28. This tractor mailbox can hold its mail fill at any rate.

Doesn't hurt that it was made from an old propane tank. Got to love the wheels and the seat.

Doesn’t hurt that it was made from an old propane tank. Got to love the wheels and the seat.

29. Seems like this mailbox is quite fancy.

This one seems to have a lovely painting and a lot of flowery touches. Definitely not one you'd want in my neighborhood (because it might get smashed).

This one seems to have a lovely painting and a lot of flowery touches. Definitely not one you’d want in my neighborhood (because it might get smashed).

30. In Hawaii, tiki mailboxes are all the rage.

Well, at least in some areas anyway. Not sure if I'd like to see people with mailboxes containing weird faces and wild hair like that.

Well, at least in some areas anyway. Not sure if I’d like to see people with mailboxes containing weird faces and wild hair like that.

31. Sometimes you might need some robotic help for mailbox handling.

But don't worry. Sure Zorg may seem like he wants to kill you. But he's just holding the mailbox for the Patterson family. Nothing you should worry about.

But don’t worry. Sure Zorg may seem like he wants to kill you. But he’s just holding the mailbox for the Patterson family. Nothing you should worry about.

32. With a mailbox like this, you might be flying high.

Guess any mail received in this goes in first, business, or coach. Unless it belongs to Southwest Airlines, then it's always coach.

Guess any mail received in this goes in first, business, or coach. Unless it belongs to Southwest Airlines, then it’s always coach.

33. So this is where you’d receive the pelican brief.

By the way The Pelican Brief is a legal thriller by John Grisham that was made into a movie. And sorry, bird fans, but it has nothing to do with pelicans. But this mailbox does.

By the way The Pelican Brief is a legal thriller by John Grisham that was made into a movie. And sorry, bird fans, but it has nothing to do with pelicans. But this mailbox does.

34. Not sure if the mail carrier will ever see the irony here.

But I'm sure this mailbox will stand in rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Because the mail must always be delivered save Sundays or holidays.

But I’m sure this mailbox will stand in rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Because the mail must always be delivered save Sundays or holidays.

35. Guess this person loves to make a flowery impression.

Yes, it's a large flower all right. And the mailbox is smack dab in the center. Wonder what the mail carrier thinks about that.

Yes, it’s a large flower all right. And the mailbox is smack dab in the center. Wonder what the mail carrier thinks about that.

36. Sometimes a mailbox is considered a sacred space.

But you can't help but like this one of a dazzling blue church near a seaside town. So lovely.

But you can’t help but like this one of a dazzling blue church near a seaside town. So lovely.

37. Seems like this mailbox comes locked and loaded.

No wonder this mailbox belongs to an NRA member who doesn't believe in gun control. Probably a place I want to avoid.

No wonder this mailbox belongs to an NRA member who doesn’t believe in gun control. Probably a place I want to avoid.

38. Hope this mailbox doesn’t let out a squawk.

Though this is a colorful parrot mailbox. Wouldn't want to see it get smashed.

Though this is a colorful parrot mailbox. Wouldn’t want to see it get smashed.

39. Looks like the mail comes in at the last drop.

Apparently, it seems do in this pipe mailbox. Guess this might belong to a waterworks.

Apparently, it seems do in this pipe mailbox. Guess this might belong to a waterworks.

40. Imagine trying to send your mail from a tree stump.

Well, I'm sure this isn't really a tree trunk. But it doesn't quite seem right, don't you think?

Well, I’m sure this isn’t really a tree trunk. But it doesn’t quite seem right, don’t you think?

41. In the event of biblical flooding, this mailbox can keep your mail dry for 40 days and 40 nights.

Okay, I know that's not the case with any mailbox. But since this is a Noah's Ark one, I had to put a little biblical humor in this one.

Okay, I know that’s not the case with any mailbox. But since this is a Noah’s Ark one, I had to put a little biblical humor in this one.

42. This marlin mailbox might seem a bit fishy for some people.

No, this isn't a swordfish, though marlins tend to be mistaken as this. But marlins don't have nearly that long of bill and display more elaborate fins.

No, this isn’t a swordfish, though marlins tend to be mistaken as this. But marlins don’t have nearly that long of bill and display more elaborate fins.

43. Nothing makes a mail carrier happier than a mailbox hanging garden.

The mail goes in the birdhouse on this one. But the flowers on this are quite pretty.

The mail goes in the birdhouse on this one. But the flowers on this are quite pretty.

44. Anyone from Purdue would surely love to receive their mail in the Boilermaker Special.

Really wanted to do something with the Boilermaker Special in the college sports craft post. But I couldn't find any relating to that.

Really wanted to do something with the Boilermaker Special in the college sports craft post. But I couldn’t find any relating to that.

45. Guess whoever owns this mailbox has been swept up in patriotic fervor lately.

Not only is this mailbox and stand painted like an American flag, but it even has a bald eagle on top. Guess someone must have too much time on their hands.

Not only is this mailbox and stand painted like an American flag, but it even has a bald eagle on top. Guess someone must have too much time on their hands.

46. When mail comes a knocking, this mailbox is a rockin.’

Yes, this mailbox is in the shape of an electric guitar. How cool is that?

Yes, this mailbox is in the shape of an electric guitar. How cool is that?

47. This mailbox comes with a maritime touch.

It's shaped like a submarine periscope with a boat on it. And it seems to be from Wales.

It’s shaped like a submarine periscope with a boat on it. And it seems to be from Wales.

48. You may not see anything nearly as graceful as this mailbox.

Sure swans may be beautiful creatures on the water. But they're not friendly. In fact, they can be quite mean and vicious.

Sure swans may be beautiful creatures on the water. But they’re not friendly. In fact, they can be quite mean and vicious.

49. Seems like this little owl house mailbox has to be a hoot.

Well, the mailbox is on the owl statue. But it seems to be a quite clever design nonetheless. Love the owl glasses.

Well, the mailbox is on the owl statue. But it seems to be a quite clever design nonetheless. Love the owl glasses.

50. No, I don’t think you’ll find any electrical circuits here.

Nice to see how this is specifically labeled "US Mail." So you won't mistake it for something you see on the power lines.

Nice to see how this is specifically labeled “US Mail.” So you won’t mistake it for something you see on the power lines.

51. Looks like someone in this neighborhood is working for the Galactic Empire.

Yet, apparently, their mail seems be all up in Darth Vader's TIE. Oh, wait, could he live there?

Yet, apparently, their mail seems be all up in Darth Vader’s TIE. Oh, wait, could he live there?

52. This golf cart mailbox doesn’t hesitate to tell people to drive safely.

Or at least I think it's a golf cart because it sure looks like it. Then again, it might be something else.

Or at least I think it’s a golf cart because it sure looks like it. Then again, it might be something else.

53. This Big Ben mailbox knows how to make an impression.

As to why anyone would want a mailbox that high, I don't have the slightest idea. Seriously, it might need a lightning rod at that point.

As to why anyone would want a mailbox that high, I don’t have the slightest idea. Seriously, it might need a lightning rod at that point.

54. A mailbox like this is perfect for down on the farm.

Since it seems to be shape like a little red barn you see in children's books. Like the roof though.

Since it seems to be shape like a little red barn you see in children’s books. Like the roof though.

55. Here we have an old cowboy and his dog at this mail depot.

Both seem to be likely cast in bronze, too. Guess this mailbox certainly did not come cheap.

Both seem to be likely cast in bronze, too. Guess this mailbox certainly did not come cheap.

56. Guess this traffic light doesn’t tell you when to stop or go.

Guess each one has a face on which type of mail. I bet the frownie red face is for bills.

Guess each one has a face on which type of mail. I bet the frownie red face is for bills.

57. This mailbox seems all shelled out.

Well, all seashelled out, anyway. Another mailbox you wouldn't want in my neighborhood. Lovely.

Well, all seashelled out, anyway. Another mailbox you wouldn’t want in my neighborhood. Lovely.

58. You wouldn’t want to run into this standing white tiger.

You should also know that he knows karate. So he could basically nail your ass in more ways than the average tiger. Avoid.

You should also know that he knows karate. So he could basically nail your ass in more ways than the average tiger. Avoid.

59. Got an old fashioned camera? Perhaps you can use it as a mailbox.

Well, if the said camera doesn't fetch a good price at an antique shop. Then again, it's worth a try.

Well, if the said camera doesn’t fetch a good price at an antique shop. Then again, it’s worth a try.

60. Hope you know how to smile for the picture.

Okay, this is a Nikon camera mailbox made from wood. Guess the mail comes in from the side.

Okay, this is a Nikon camera mailbox made from wood. Guess the mail comes in from the side.

61. This mailbox comes well anchored.

In this case, quite literally if you apply the maritime logic. Even on land.

In this case, quite literally if you apply the maritime logic. Even on land.

62. Apparently, someone’s mail has a large snake wrapping around it.

Don't worry, the snake isn't real and is only on there for artistic purposes. So you're safe.

Don’t worry, the snake isn’t real and is only on there for artistic purposes. So you’re safe.

63. Insert your Santa letter here.

Didn't know there even was a mailbox you can send your letters to the North Pole. Interesting.

Didn’t know there even was a mailbox you can send your letters to the North Pole. Interesting.

64. This mailbox is all covered with gears and chains.

Looks like the decorations on here came from a bunch of old bikes. Like the face in the front.

Looks like the decorations on here came from a bunch of old bikes. Like the face in the front.

65. This lighthouse mailbox will help you find your way home.

Wonder if it really lights up like a real lighthouse. Then again, I do admire the brick work, too.

Wonder if it really lights up like a real lighthouse. Then again, I do admire the brick work, too.

66. This hammer mailbox surely nails it in.

Or perhaps "mails it in." Maybe that's not a really good pun. Hope the mail carrier in that neck of the woods isn't a real tool.

Or perhaps “mails it in.” Maybe that’s not a really good pun. Hope the mail carrier in that neck of the woods isn’t a real tool.

67. This computer mailbox is always online.

Well, not online on the technical sense. But it's a great place to mail back your Netflix DVDs.

Well, not online on the technical sense. But it’s a great place to mail back your Netflix DVDs.

68. This metal camper contains special deliveries.

Then again, why anyone would want to use a mailbox while camping is beyond me. Seriously, why?

Then again, why anyone would want to use a mailbox while camping is beyond me. Seriously, why?

69. This drum set mailbox doesn’t miss a beat.

Apparently, it came with cymbal and a gong. Hope it doesn't get out of hand with the bass.

Apparently, it came with cymbal and a gong. Hope it doesn’t get out of hand with the bass.

70. I’m sure you won’t get any gas from here.

Because it's used for holding mail, not fuel. Also, it's kind of in an old fashioned style like 1950s.

Because it’s used for holding mail, not fuel. Also, it’s kind of in an old fashioned style like 1950s.

71. You can always go with the old stage coach option.

Never mind that it's practically obsolete since we had trains, cars, and planes. But at least you can have this wooden mailbox.

Never mind that it’s practically obsolete since we had trains, cars, and planes. But at least you can have this wooden mailbox.

72. Bet you can send your letter with this little seagull.

Sure it looks like a bird in the box. But it's an adorable bird in the box. From Japan.

Sure it looks like a bird in the box. But it’s an adorable bird in the box. From Japan.

73. For a more eco-friendly delivery, a birch mailbox will suit your fancy.

Goes well with a birch tree. But will it hold up is my question. Probably.

Goes well with a birch tree. But will it hold up is my question. Probably.

74. Guess this casket mailbox is buried with mail from the inside.

Then again, you can tell where they put the mail in. Guess this is for a funeral home but it doesn't seem that way.

Then again, you can tell where they put the mail in. Guess this is for a funeral home but it doesn’t seem that way.

75. Seems like this beaver has been a bit lonely lately.

At least its chomping on a log over a wooden mailbox. Still, it's adorable.

At least its chomping on a log over a wooden mailbox. Still, it’s adorable.

76. This US Capitol mailbox surely has its own patriotic charm.

Well, seems like a rather skinny replica of it, anyway. But I really think this is an awesome design.

Well, seems like a rather skinny replica of it, anyway. But I really think this is an awesome design.

77. This cactus mailbox seems to have room for 3.

Sure it's all in green. But at least it's somewhat convenient for the neighborhood.

Sure it’s all in green. But at least it’s somewhat convenient for the neighborhood.

78. This log cabin mailbox has a rather rustic facade.

Seems like it was made out of Lincoln logs for some reason. Maybe because Lincoln logs look like that.

Seems like it was made out of Lincoln logs for some reason. Maybe because Lincoln logs look like that.

79. This lighthouse mailbox will surely shine on the coast.

Yes, it's another lighthouse mailbox. But this one is made from wood, painted, blue and much smaller than the other one.

Yes, it’s another lighthouse mailbox. But this one is made from wood, painted, blue and much smaller than the other one.

80. This shiny red barn mailbox comes with its own black weather vane.

Yes, it's another barn mailbox. But this one looks different and has a more shinier look to it. Couldn't pass it up.

Yes, it’s another barn mailbox. But this one looks different and has a more shinier look to it. Couldn’t pass it up.

81. This horse mailbox can sure gallop with grace.

This one is also cast in bronze. Not sure what I think about the mane. But it's almost lifelike.

This one is also cast in bronze. Not sure what I think about the mane. But it’s almost lifelike.

82. This fire truck mailbox may not put out fires but it’ll keep the mail secure.

There seem to be a lot of firetruck mailboxes. But this is the one I think really stands out for me. Love the detail.

There seem to be a lot of firetruck mailboxes. But this is the one I think really stands out for me. Love the detail.

83. This green mailbox comes with its own built in lift.

This is certainly for a company called Sunbelt. They specialize in construction equipment rentals.

This is certainly for a company called Sunbelt. They specialize in construction equipment rentals.

84. This Green Bay Packers mailbox seems rather cheesy to me.

Then again, it's only fitting since their fans are called "Cheeseheads." So they have to come with a cheesy mailbox, too.

Then again, it’s only fitting since their fans are called “Cheeseheads.” So they have to come with a cheesy mailbox, too.

85. This mailbox has the spirit of an Old West saloon.

You know the place in westerns where they all get into fights and shoot each other. Still, this has very fine woodwork.

You know the place in westerns where they all get into fights and shoot each other. Still, this has very fine woodwork.

86. Of course, many young children could dream of having this Thomas the Tank Engine mailbox.

Well, this seems kind of fancy for Thomas. But it'll do. So cute.

Well, this seems kind of fancy for Thomas. But it’ll do. So cute.

87. This Up mailbox is a pure Disney Pixar dream.

A lot of people seem to really like the Up house. Maybe because of the nice colors and balloons. Love it.

A lot of people seem to really like the Up house. Maybe because of the nice colors and balloons. Love it.

88. This mailbox should indicate to you that you’re in Gator country.

As in Florida Gator country. But note that Florida also has a lot of real alligators, too. And they're not friendly.

As in Florida Gator country. But note that Florida also has a lot of real alligators, too. And they’re not friendly.

89. This shows where real mail and span go.

I'm sure the spam mailbox is practically empty. But this set up is pretty amusing.

I’m sure the spam mailbox is practically empty. But this set up is pretty amusing.

90. This lobster mailbox always comes in fully clawed.

Now that's a funny looking lobster. But since it's a mailbox, I'll allow it.

Now that’s a funny looking lobster. But since it’s a mailbox, I’ll allow it.

91. In this set up, junk mail always ends up in the toilet.

Well, I have to admit that whoever made this has quite the sense of humor. Yes, junk mail is a pain.

Well, I have to admit that whoever made this has quite the sense of humor. Yes, junk mail is a pain.

92. Would you want your mail from the butt of an AT-AT?

Hey, at least it's better than having to face one in battle. Yes, those things can be destructive as you've seen in the Empire Strikes Back.

Hey, at least it’s better than having to face one in battle. Yes, those things can be destructive as you’ve seen in the Empire Strikes Back.

93. This lobster trap mailbox has a lot of sea life to it.

But it's not going to make the lobster happy, isn't it? Still, wonder if it's a real lobster trap. Probably.

But it’s not going to make the lobster happy, isn’t it? Still, wonder if it’s a real lobster trap. Probably.

94. This mailbox has Batman to the rescue.

You have to admire the person's creativity on this one. Though I'm not sure about the legs.

You have to admire the person’s creativity on this one. Though I’m not sure about the legs.

95. How about putting your mailbox within a tiki hut?

Guess this is made from straw and bamboo if it's not from some replica plastics. Better than the tiki statue one.

Guess this is made from straw and bamboo if it’s not from some replica plastics. Better than the tiki statue one.

96. No one could resist sending mail in this little penguin box.

Yes, it's a cute little penguin mailbox. And it's in an environment you'd probably won't see penguins. At least outside of nature shows.

Yes, it’s a cute little penguin mailbox. And it’s in an environment you’d probably won’t see penguins. At least outside of nature shows.

97. Seems like this mailbox has been caught in a tree.

Then again, that's not really a tree. And the mailbox is supposed to be held up in the branches.

Then again, that’s not really a tree. And the mailbox is supposed to be held up in the branches.

98. So I guess this not only receives mail but also pumps water.

Guess like the brownie box camera, water pumps are obsolete technology used for artistic purposes. Yet, this seems to work.

Guess like the brownie box camera, water pumps are obsolete technology used for artistic purposes. Yet, this seems to work.

99. This manatee mailbox seems all dressed for a luau.

There's someone who seems to dress a manatee mailbox for holidays and special occasions. But I suppose the hula thing is the default mode.

There’s someone who seems to dress a manatee mailbox for holidays and special occasions. But I suppose the hula thing is the default mode.

100. And last, I feel that I can conclude this post with a red caboose.

After all, the caboose is usually the end of the train. So I guess the caboose mailbox fits.

After all, the caboose is usually the end of the train. So I guess the caboose mailbox fits.

The Second Life of Doors and Windows

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On houses, doors and windows are fixtures that you use to get in and out of or look out of without fear of the weather. You see these features on every house. However, houses don’t always last and these fixtures might be seen on a secondhand store or a junkyard. Sometimes they’re recycled and put into new houses or to replace the doors and window that somehow got lost in a disaster or wore out. Yet, sometimes you’ll find people using old doors and windows for other projects whether it be for new furniture, gardening fixtures, or decorations like you’d see on Pinterest. Because after all, there’s always something to do with doors and windows whether it be as a DIY project or not. So for your reading pleasure, I give you the repurposed project of doors and windows.

 

  1. Old screen doors are said to make great room dividers.
And I guess this one took 3 of them. Not sure about the aesthetics but it seems to work.

And I guess this one took 3 of them. Not sure about the aesthetics but it seems to work.

2. An old screen door can also make a great garden gate.

Well, that seems more fitting for a screen door if you get a high enough fence. Love the foliage on here, too.

Well, that seems more fitting for a screen door if you get a high enough fence. Love the foliage on here, too.

3. For a small greenhouse for your plants, stick with some window panes.

Well, that seems simple enough. Not sure if I want to put it outside during the fall or winter though.

Well, that seems simple enough. Not sure if I want to put it outside during the fall or winter though.

4. A French door like this would make a handy place to hang your coats.

Not sure if I can sit there. Not sure if it looks great on that color wall. But I think this will be nice in my house.

Not sure if I can sit there. Not sure if it looks great on that color wall. But I think this will be nice in my house.

5. Sometimes an old double door can double as an outdoor wedding arch.

Well, that's one way to save money. However, when I get married, I'll opt for the traditional Catholic church setting to stay safe.

Well, that’s one way to save money. However, when I get married, I’ll opt for the traditional Catholic church setting to stay safe.

6. Sometimes an old white door makes great hallway furniture.

Well, it does with the prop.s But my favorite part of this is the painting in the window slot.

Well, it does with the prop.s But my favorite part of this is the painting in the window slot.

7. For living room decor, remember that an old window can make a handy coffee table.

And you can even put stuff in it if it opens up. Or spray paint it black as you see here.

And you can even put stuff in it if it opens up. Or spray paint it black as you see here.

8. A set of old double doors will make a handy bed decor.

Well, it certainly gives a rustic touch if you ask me. Probably doesn't close. But looks great.

Well, it certainly gives a rustic touch if you ask me. Probably doesn’t close. But looks great.

9. Two thin doors just might be what you need to slide open a closet.

Or giant shutters if you look at it differently. But it goes well with the room.

Or giant shutters if you look at it differently. But it goes well with the room.

10. Sometimes windows might be great for a small planting table.

Well, it's a smaller greenhouse. But it just might work for small plants.

Well, it’s a smaller greenhouse. But it just might work for small plants.

11. Two white doors make for a garden arch.

This seems like a clever idea. Not sure if having an armchair is a good idea. But it's nice scene.

This seems like a clever idea. Not sure if having an armchair is a good idea. But it’s nice scene.

12. Using an old door like this can bring out the light.

Like the wreath on this and the light going through it. Very pretty for any room.

Like the wreath on this and the light going through it. Very pretty for any room.

13. An old window frame can be used to display photos.

Just as long as you use clothes pin and chicken wire. Not a fan of chicken wire fencing.

Just as long as you use clothes pin and chicken wire. Not a fan of chicken wire fencing.

14. A white door can always make a graceful coffee table in the living room.

Not sure if a door panel goes well with a giraffe spot rug. But goes well with the room.

Not sure if a door panel goes well with a giraffe spot rug. But goes well with the room.

15. With a mirror and half a table, a door panel can make a lovely vanity.

The mirror goes very well with this panel. Like how it goes with the chair, too.

The mirror goes very well with this panel. Like how it goes with the chair, too.

16. “It always seems impossible until it is done.”

Wonder if it's a hallway piece or a desk. Either way, I like that blue color.

Wonder if it’s a hallway piece or a desk. Either way, I like that blue color.

17. When come in, hang up your coat and hat at this door.

For some reason I see a lot of doors made into coat hook areas. Like the mirror on this though.

For some reason I see a lot of doors made into coat hook areas. Like the mirror on this though.

18. A rustic door panel furniture can always look classy in black.

This looks like something you'd find at a furniture since it has such an ornate detail. Also, it seems to come with props.

This looks like something you’d find at a furniture since it has such an ornate detail. Also, it seems to come with props.

19. A small cabinet door makes a handy shelf for your kitchen.

Yes, I know it's a cabinet door. But this is a reused door and window post. So I'll allow it. Besides, it looks amazing.

Yes, I know it’s a cabinet door. But this is a reused door and window post. So I’ll allow it. Besides, it looks amazing.

20. Hanging windows in the living room? Who knew that could be used as decor?

Yes, these are hanging windows. But they seem to have a nice paint job in white.

Yes, these are hanging windows. But they seem to have a nice paint job in white.

21. Have screen doors without screens? Put coat hooks on them.

Just as long as they're fancy and you put them against a wall. Preferably beside a door.

Just as long as they’re fancy and you put them against a wall. Preferably beside a door.

22. A white door panel can always make a handy bookshelf.

Well, as long as you put wooden slats on it. Like how this display uses different color books on each level.

Well, as long as you put wooden slats on it. Like how this display uses different color books on each level.

23. A door shutter would make a fine addition to a bathroom.

As long as it has a light and a toilet paper roll. Certainly gives this room a rather rustic feel.

As long as it has a light and a toilet paper roll. Certainly gives this room a rather rustic feel.

24. You can use a cabinet door to make a handy bathroom shelf.

Well, as long as you include a shelf and a towel rack. Though the towels usually match.

Well, as long as you include a shelf and a towel rack. Though the towels usually match.

25. A split door panel can always make a corner shelf.

May not hold much. But it will certainly go great in any living room.

May not hold much. But it will certainly go great in any living room.

26. Splitting a door panel can also make a handy bookshelf, too.

Well, that's one way to make a great bookshelf. Not sure what I feel about the color. But I like it.

Well, that’s one way to make a great bookshelf. Not sure what I feel about the color. But I like it.

27. Two French doors can make a great garden backdrop behind a fountain.

I guess these don't have glass in them as I see the ivy creeping on one. Still, this looks quite lovely.

I guess these don’t have glass in them as I see the ivy creeping on one. Still, this looks quite lovely.

28. An old window can make a rustic cabinet door.

Yes, this doesn't look quite obvious. But that explains why it works so well.

Yes, this doesn’t look quite obvious. But that explains why it works so well.

29. Who knew a door panel can be canvas material?

However, I'm not sure if a painted chicken would be my choice for interior decor. But some people might disagree.

However, I’m not sure if a painted chicken would be my choice for interior decor. But some people might disagree.

30. Sometimes an old door can hold a full length mirror.

Well, this one is painted light blue. It also goes really well with this blue walled living room.

Well, this one is painted light blue. It also goes really well with this blue walled living room.

31. A door opening can always make an effective corner bookshelf.

Seems like this is almost free standing. Of course, that's not the case since I know that it would fall down if it didn't have something to hold it up.

Seems like this is almost free standing. Of course, that’s not the case since I know that it would fall down if it didn’t have something to hold it up.

32. A double door can make a great panel for a hallway shelf and bench.

Well, this seems like a rustic furniture feature. Great to put near any front door if you please.

Well, this seems like a rustic furniture feature. Great to put near any front door if you please.

33. With glass, a French door can make an elegant table.

After all, doors can be of the same dimensions as a table in some instances. And it seems to go well with the chairs.

After all, doors can be of the same dimensions as a table in some instances. And it seems to go well with the chairs.

34. A window brings a great touch to a basin table.

This looks like this table for a sink. And I'm sure it's not for a bathroom since it doesn't seem to have a mirror.

This looks like this table for a sink. And I’m sure it’s not for a bathroom since it doesn’t seem to have a mirror.

35. A small shutter can make a fine rustic shelving display.

Well, it doesn't have much paint on it. But perhaps that's the point.

Well, it doesn’t have much paint on it. But perhaps that’s the point.

36. A door panel adds a country touch to your bathroom wash basin.

And it has a turned square mirror as well as a row of lights. Might go well in a log cabin bathroom. If there's no outhouse.

And it has a turned square mirror as well as a row of lights. Might go well in a log cabin bathroom. If there’s no outhouse.

37. No matter how shabby, an old door makes a great kitchen table.

So long as it includes stools. Love how the flowers go with it and the modern kitchen.

So long as it includes stools. Love how the flowers go with it and the modern kitchen.

38. A door panel like this at your front door is a welcome sight.

This includes a shelf, mirror, and mail bin. The flowers add a decorative touch.

This includes a shelf, mirror, and mail bin. The flowers add a decorative touch.

39. If you use a knob on wood, almost anything can be a door.

I bet what's written on this is from the Bible. At least the first part. Because I know the original didn't involve knocking on a door.

I bet what’s written on this is from the Bible. At least the first part. Because I know the original didn’t involve knocking on a door.

40. Didn’t know a grapevine wreath can go well with a small window frame.

Not sure about the wreath since it doesn't look as fancy as others. But it goes great with the window.

Not sure about the wreath since it doesn’t look as fancy as others. But it goes great with the window.

41. A door panel can be exceptional with a table and lamps.

Don't forget to add a blackboard to write stuff on. I'm sure this isn't a desk or it would look quite different.

Don’t forget to add a blackboard to write stuff on. I’m sure this isn’t a desk or it would look quite different.

42. A window frame can always be reused as a mirror for display.

Well, this has a panel of mirrors over a window. Yet, it's more suited for a living room than a bathroom.

Well, this has a panel of mirrors over a window. Yet, it’s more suited for a living room than a bathroom.

43. With chicken wire, you can hold things with these small windows.

Well, so long as you use something to hang these things on. Not sure how this will come in handy.

Well, so long as you use something to hang these things on. Not sure how this will come in handy.

44. For outdoor tables, a door will certainly do.

Well, this goes well with the red chairs. Hope the rain doesn't ruin the paint.

Well, this goes well with the red chairs. Hope the rain doesn’t ruin the paint.

45. Didn’t know a door panel can be used to hold flowers.

Well, a planter of flowers anyway. Wonder what's being used to support this if it's not against a wall.

Well, a planter of flowers anyway. Wonder what’s being used to support this if it’s not against a wall.

46. A door panel with a window always looks great with painted flowers.

This surely looks lovely. Love the flowers on the window, especially at the top.

This surely looks lovely. Love the flowers on the window, especially at the top.

47. For any porch, you can always do with a hanging table.

Never seen something like that before. And this is a door panel that's attached to ropes. Wonder how it works.

Never seen something like that before. And this is a door panel that’s attached to ropes. Wonder how it works.

48. With the right woodwork, a door panel can make a fine desk.

Well, this seems like a nice work desk. And it has a blackboard to write stuff, too.

Well, this seems like a nice work desk. And it has a blackboard to write stuff, too.

49. A door screen can make a lovely garden display.

Well, it's a nice panel to put some nice stuff on. Also has a rustic feel to it outside.

Well, it’s a nice panel to put some nice stuff on. Also has a rustic feel to it outside.

50. A non-square window can also be reused as an elegant shelf.

This one only has a few things on it. But it goes well with the brick.

This one only has a few things on it. But it goes well with the brick.

51. A simple cabinet door can make a fine for a medicine cabinet.

Then again, these could be shutters. But it does look good on a bathroom medicine cabinet nonetheless.

Then again, these could be shutters. But it does look good on a bathroom medicine cabinet nonetheless.

52. On a door like this, you can put your gardening supplies and plants.

Well, you can hold your garden tools on the hooks and the plants on the shelves. Not sure where you put the rake or pots.

Well, you can hold your garden tools on the hooks and the plants on the shelves. Not sure where you put the rake or pots.

53. On this piece of furniture you can find a place to rest.

This one uses a door panel and long shutters. It also includes hooks and a cushioned bench.

This one uses a door panel and long shutters. It also includes hooks and a cushioned bench.

54. A white window with red shutters will make a lovely decoration in your living room.

Guess this is for an antique shop, I suppose. And it has a red wreath to match the shutters, too.

Guess this is for an antique shop, I suppose. And it has a red wreath to match the shutters, too.

55. Got a wooden door you don’t know what to do with? Make a table out of it with legs.

Well, that's one way to repurpose it. Kind of seems plain. But I think it will look nice with a few homey touches.

Well, that’s one way to repurpose it. Kind of seems plain. But I think it will look nice with a few homey touches.

56. With this screen door, you can make a red, white, and blue display you can be proud of.

Well, as long as you are gentle with the screen. But like how they put roses and a wreath of an American flag.

Well, as long as you are gentle with the screen. But like how they put roses and a wreath of an American flag.

57. A front door coat rack can always look nice in red.

This one uses mirrors for the window slots. And it has hooks on each side.

This one uses mirrors for the window slots. And it has hooks on each side.

58. With this door structure, may you find shade in the sun.

Or be dry in the rain. Still, this seems like a very lovely sight in a garden, indeed.

Or be dry in the rain. Still, this seems like a very lovely sight in a garden, indeed.

59. With these large sliding barn doors, you can have a fine looking cabinet.

Seems like this is where all the preserves are in the pantry area. Not sure what's behind those doors, though.

Seems like this is where all the preserves are in the pantry area. Not sure what’s behind those doors, though.

60. With these doors and windows, you have a handy counter top.

However, I highly doubt that this belongs in a kitchen. More like a work station. Not sure about the color either.

However, I highly doubt that this belongs in a kitchen. More like a work station. Not sure about the color either.

61. A window desk always makes an elegant work space.

However, while glass is great for windows, I'm not sure if is a great for a table. Because while it can be strong, it breaks easily.

However, while glass is great for windows, I’m not sure if is a great for a table. Because while it can be strong, it breaks easily.

62. I’m sure this screen door will be quick to remind you.

Because it has a blackboard on it. However, as you write, don't inhale the chalk dust.

Because it has a blackboard on it. However, as you write, don’t inhale the chalk dust.

63. With this door panel, anything could look elegant in navy blue.

Well, this seems like something you'd see in a furniture store. And it has white flowers and red stars for a more patriotic feel.

Well, this seems like something you’d see in a furniture store. And it has white flowers and red stars for a more patriotic feel.

64. A blue door chair is great for setting down plants.

Along with a watering can, apparently. Still, I bet this door was sawed down a bit for the arms.

Along with a watering can, apparently. Still, I bet this door was sawed down a bit for the arms.

65. Out on the porch, a door can be refashioned to make a handy swing.

Well, this looks quite lovely. Like how the cushions go with the seat.

Well, this looks quite lovely. Like how the cushions go with the seat.

66. To avoid water getting out of the shower, this door comes in handy.

Guess the shower curtain here is just for privacy. Not sure if I'd want that in my place.

Guess the shower curtain here is just for privacy. Not sure if I’d want that in my place.

67. With this door panel, you have a rather rustic place for booze.

Then again, you can put almost anything you want on it. Doesn't really have to be booze.

Then again, you can put almost anything you want on it. Doesn’t really have to be booze.

68. A painted window always looks great on a shelf.

Even if it's a small window. And the shelf is a convenient place to store your keys.

Even if it’s a small window. And the shelf is a convenient place to store your keys.

69. A garden table with a window and shutters is always great for plants.

Well, outside anyway. Like how that plant is hanging. Hope the paint doesn't wash off.

Well, outside anyway. Like how that plant is hanging. Hope the paint doesn’t wash off.

70. With fencing, this door will help keep the dogs out.

I have to admit this is pretty clever. Yet, Rover seems to peek through the wire fence just the same.

I have to admit this is pretty clever. Yet, Rover seems to peek through the wire fence just the same.

71. I’m sure this panel can tell you the time of day.

Yes, it's a cabinet door turned into a clock. And it seems to be 10:10 looking at its face.

Yes, it’s a cabinet door turned into a clock. And it seems to be 10:10 looking at its face.

72. These hanging windows will do well with flower planters.

Sure they may not be on houses. But they sure look nice with flowers on them.

Sure they may not be on houses. But they sure look nice with flowers on them.

73. A raised window in the kitchen can always hold your pots and pans.

Well, that's pretty ingenious. Wonder how many pots and pans this holds.

Well, that’s pretty ingenious. Wonder how many pots and pans this holds.

74. Guess this door board can be quick to remind you.

Sure they have blackboards on them. But you can also put sticky notes, on them, too. Just saying.

Sure they have blackboards on them. But you can also put sticky notes, on them, too. Just saying.

75. I’m sure these windows will go well with the shelving.

And so they do. Wonder what the back is made from. An old door panel?

And so they do. Wonder what the back is made from. An old door panel?

76. This door panel seems to be of a flowery disposition.

Because it has a lovely purple flower painted on it. Or is it pink? Does it matter?

Because it has a lovely purple flower painted on it. Or is it pink? Does it matter?

77. Sometimes a window panel can hold a lot of precious memories.

Well, that's a rather clever idea to reuse a window. Hope the pictures could fit in the slots.

Well, that’s a rather clever idea to reuse a window. Hope the pictures could fit in the slots.

78. A window can always use some flowery panes.

According to Pinterest, this was an Etsy listing. Nevertheless, these painted flowers will be around all year round indoors.

According to Pinterest, this was an Etsy listing. Nevertheless, these painted flowers will be around all year round indoors.

79. Looks like a tree is growing outside this window.

Okay, it's a rather small tree. And I'm sure it's not real. But it gives this display character.

Okay, it’s a rather small tree. And I’m sure it’s not real. But it gives this display character.

80. It’s not every day that you see a glass chicken coop.

At first, I could almost mistake it for a modern glass house. Well, if it weren't for the chickens inside.

At first, I could almost mistake it for a modern glass house. Well, if it weren’t for the chickens inside.

The Timekeeping World of Clocks

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As we welcome 2016, I couldn’t think of a better post to start the new year off with than one about a device we use to tell time with. Now clocks have been one of the oldest human inventions to meet the need to consistently measure intervals of time shorter than that natural units such as the day, the lunar month, and the year. Such devices operating on several physical process have existed for millennia starting with sundials, hourglasses, water clocks to our modern digital and atomic clocks. A major advance in timekeeping was the invention of the escapement in Europe in the year 1300 which allowed the invention of first mechanical clocks which used oscillating timekeepers like balance wheels. Spring-driven clocks appeared during the 15th century and between that and the 16th century, clockmaking flourished. The Exploration Age saw the invention of the pendulum clock in 1656 as well as efforts to improve timing accuracy and reliability for the importance of navigation. The first electric clock was invented in 1840 while the 20th century saw clocks with no clock parts at all. Of course, there are plenty of clocks out there since there are people who make their own as a project. And there are some unique clocks that have been produced for the masses. So to open the new year for your reading pleasure, here is a collection of some truly unique clock designs you can’t miss a minute on.

  1. We begin with a rusty Steampunk clock that resembles a fish.
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Yes, it almost looks like Captain Nemo could’ve used one like this in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Still, I’m not sure if it reflects Nemo’s decorative tastes.

2. Now this is a clock that’s beneath a Grecian Urn.

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Of course, this one was from the mid 1800s, during the time of Emperor Napoleon III of France (don’t ask, it takes a long explanation). Still, probably didn’t come cheap.

3. Now this wall clock comes with some floral decoration.

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Now this was probably a DIY project and possibly by a girl. Yes, it’s a frilly clock but it’s quite pretty to say the least.

4. Some table clocks can look like anything. This one resembles a lawn chair.

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I’m sure this is fairly small and can be put in a dollhouse. And I’m sure it’s more expensive than a plastic lawn chair. Still, very clever.

5. In this clock, the analog face is a girl’s hairpiece.

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Now I think this clock wasn’t built to specifically tell time. And it some ways, it kind of looks either Steampunk or gothy. Yet, since it’s unique, it goes on the post.

6. When it comes to old muscle car headlights in a junkyard, you can give one a new life by making it into a clock.

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Yes, it looks a bit rusty. Yes, it can use some red paint. But still, I don’t think I can make a clock like that in a million years. Then again, I probably can’t make a clock, period.

7. Those who enjoy 1980s video games can now wake up with Pac-Man.

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This is a 3D Pac-Man alarm clock. I’m sure this wasn’t made in the 1980s. But if you, hit the snooze button, I wonder if Pac-Man will try to eat your head.

8. Now this clock seems to go for a more natural look.

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This one is made from a wooden panel and decorated with branches. Not sure if it fits in a hunting lodge. But hey, I like it.

9. Now I wonder whether this clock can tell you when it’s Miller time.

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Then again, not sure if I know some of these beer brands. But I think this would be a perfect clock for a bar. Yet, very inappropriate for a venue that sponsors AA meetings.

10. For old clocks, make sure it has the proper gears to work.

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Now I guess this is either an antique or some DIY Steampunk creation. For some reason, it kind of reminds me of the movie Hugo.

11. This antique grandfather clock is not impressed.

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Now this is the kind of clock you’d expect to see from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Still, I doubt that this clock has a tale as old as time.

12. Now this is a martini shaker clock is perfect for any cocktail party.

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However, I wouldn’t recommend you using to shake James Bond’s martini. It probably has a bunch of parts within. Thus, it’s most likely for timekeeping and display only.

13. This pencil clock will help any teacher start on time in the classroom.

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Of course, these pencils look like Papermates, which have shitty erasers. Still, it’s pretty ingenious even if it doesn’t list numbers.

14. Do you sometimes wish that you had a block to tell the time for you?

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Looking at this, you’d swear the clock numbers are painted on this black block of wood. Wonder how this works.

15. A clock tower clock? How original.

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Though some towns have clock towers, they don’t usually look like this. But this one is suited for indoors and didn’t come cheap.

16. Now this antique clock seems to belong in some rich guy’s hunting lodge.

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I think this might be an antique German hunting lodge clock as far as I can tell, I’ve seen a smaller one in vintage postcard. But it looked nothing like this one.

17. This jeweled gold clock is small enough that you can take it wherever you go.

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Of course, assuming any of these jewels are real, it’s possible that this clock might cost more than a car. Nevertheless, it’s quite beautiful to say the least.

18. Need a way to tell when Polly needs a cracker? Perhaps this clock will tell you.

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Yes, this is a birdcage clock. Yes, the face is on the bottom, which means you’ll have to tilt your head back to know what time it is from this clock.

19. For those who want to know when to bake some bread, there’s an electric mixer clock for that.

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Now this mixer looks as if it’s straight from the 1950s. But I don’t think it’s for actual use. Still, love the pink.

20. Of course, mornings are usually the time of say when they go to the Waffle House.

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The Waffle House is a breakfast food joint with similar heart attack inducing fare as Ihop. Yet, with a more shady reputation.

21. This sewing machine will help you determine the proper time to hem.

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Now this one seems to be a high class replica of those old sewing machines you had to power with a crank. Still, it’s quite nice.

22. This clock has a hand that tells the minute and a slit that reveals the hour.

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Now that’s one neat way to tell time. From the face, I can guess it’s about ten after 11.

23. Now this is a watch that will exactly tell you the time of day.

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Of course, the letters are all jumbled in this watch. But you get what I mean.

24. In case, you don’t know the time, day, or month, this clock will help you.

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Kind of seems like something you’d see in a Jules Verne novel. Of course, we don’t need a clock to tell us the day or the month. We have calendars that do it for us.

25. Of course, some might be partial to peacocks in terms of their clock design.

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Now this one seems to have a peacock and his feathers all over this clock. Not sure if I want it, but it’s a rather ingenious design in its own way.

26. Now this timekeeper seems to be made from a slab of wood.

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Yes, it looks like it was made from a slab of varnished wood. But keep in mind that analog clocks look easier to make than they really are.

27. Of course, public clocks can always be seen from the side of buildings.

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Now this one is said to be from Belgium. Not sure what building it is. But whenever a clock strikes a certain hour, one of these figures jumps out of their holes.

28. Now this clock is sure to tell you when you need to whip out your old kitchen utensils.

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I don’t think those utensils will help you in the kitchen. Seems to go well with the previous electric mixer clock I put up. Then again, it’s in the same color.

29. Nothing makes a more beautiful clock face than cardinal in winter.

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Now that’s a pretty cardinal and a well painted one, too. Still, this still doesn’t mean that it should be the bird symbol for 7 US states. I mean find a bird more original.

30. For all you music lovers out there, this clock is for you.

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Now this one shows the kind of scales and how many sharps and flats you should use. Perfect for any music classroom.

31. Of course, we all remember this old Kit-Cat clock.

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Correct me if I’m wrong. But I kind of find this cat’s moving eyes a bit unsettling whenever I see this in movies or cartoons. Why it’s so familiar, I have no clue.

32. On this wall clock, any time is pizza time.

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Of course, you can say that for some people. Not sure what to think of this. But it’s unique so it goes on this post.

33. When it comes to waking up in the morning, this alarm clock makes you shoot the snooze button.

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Of course, using this alarm clock has been responsible for sleeplessness in Imperial Stormtroopers. Those familiar with Star Wars know that Stormtrooper marksmanship is appalling.

34. Now this is a commemorative clock that’s courtesy of the British Department of Silly Walks.

 

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You have to bet since that famous Monty Python sketch came out, that such a clock would soon exist. Of course, you’d never be able to tell when John Cleese is at his silliest here.

35. For all you space lovers out there, this clock shows the phases of the moon.

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Not sure if this clock depicts moon phases by the hour, day, or month. But I’m sure some space nerds would want to get their hands on one if they could.

36. Now this is a digital clock that tells time from a roll of film.

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Of course, some of my younger viewers under a certain age (like children) may have no idea that we once used film to take pictures with. And that we had to send that roll away to develop them. And no, you couldn’t preview the picture on your screen because that didn’t exist. You had one shot to get it right and that was it.

37. These old license plates give this clock an interesting  face.

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Now theses are US license plates. But each one is of a different state and gives a number of the hour. It’s not colorful but it’s cool in its own way.

38. Seems like this clock gives you the time as if it’s keeping score.

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The numbers on here are depicted like tally marks. Numbers 1-5 don’t take up much space. But 11-12 certainly do.

39. If you didn’t know how to read a clock, you wouldn’t be able to tell the time by some of these hand signs.

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Now the numbers on this clock are depicted as seen in American Sign Language (ASL). From what I can tell on this. it’s about 25 till 8.

40. Now if you have an old lantern that’s obsolete, make a clock out of it.

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Wonder if this clock was made from an old railroad lantern. Because it sure looks like it.

41. For the morbid sort, you might want to get the time from this skull.