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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Some people call me "MAURICE"

Let me explain.........
I mentioned in my last post that we had some friends over and we played a fun little game.  This was not like your usual pictionary, scrabble, etc.  That would be just too common for Mike and I.  Let me give you a little set up first.....
A couple of weeks ago when Mike was off we decided to hit some antique shops just to browse.  We really do not need anything, but we love to look.  When I found that one piece of art work featured HERE,  I also found a beautiful old family black and white photo in the coolest frame.  We kept looking at it, really admiring it.  However, the thought of a strange family hanging on our wall just kinda creeped us out. We had no history,  Like what if this family was killed in a car accident? , or whatever, they had major issues, etc....we just could not get past something not being right. Now don't get me wrong, a lot of our pieces we have little or none history, however there is NOT a face attached to it, if you know what I mean.   So we left with our one little purchase of $20.00 and felt happy with that.  We could not stop thinking and talking about the picture though.  We loved the idea of an old original photo in a frame.  So MIKE, in his usual EBAY fashion browsing, found a really neat picture in bubble glass of a cute young man making his communion.  He showed it to me, and I immediately loved the background and setting, and the kid was cute too. We both felt a good vibe. Mike won the bid, and within a week, we had a strange boy in our home on the wall.  You can see by the date it is old.  This person may very well still be alive.
Well we decided he needed a name SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......what we did was have all our party guests, first look at the picture, write  a first name, separate paper, Middle initial, separate paper, and last name separate paper.  Put it in my chalice cup, (first all the first name), pull from the cup, middle initial, pull from the cup, etc. So we all partaked in the naming of this fine young Man.  I found the cup at  the Goodwill for a buck.
Middle INITIAL: P.
How much fun and laughter we had I can't even tell you.  It was hilarious, and everyone had a ball.
We love the name, which by the way Maurice was the one I wrote down.  They all asked where did I come up with that one?  I have no clue, but I always loved that song from way back when where the verse is" Some people call me MAURICE, cuz I'm a joker, I am smoker, I'm a midnight toker (NONE OF that is true for the record) but you get the gist, well the joker part is!
So please give a warm welcome to Maurice P Lombardi.....applause applause....applause.

 Please pardon the glare on these pictures, as I mentioned this is bubble glass, so no matter what time of day there is a reflection.
 Here was my Goodwill score, how cool was that, it just was calling our name!
 Maurice resides on this wall where the three tins are hanging to your right. I think this constitutes for Kim's Party, from Boring to Better.
 I will also be linking to Linda for her Junkin finds Friday party!
Also joining Kristen at My uncommon slice of Suburbia 
Cindy at My Romantic home



Blogger Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

You crack me up! lol But that is a pretty cool picture and Maurice fits him.

November 16, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, such a cute story to go with that great find. That is funny how you named it. I bet that was fun! Thanks for linking up.

November 16, 2010 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

I can almost hear the laughter..
Maurice is the perfect name-- love that frame too..

November 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the picture and he just might be still alive.:) It looks great and I bet the party was so much fun!


November 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger KLM said...

This post reminded me of a friend I used to hang out with. His name was Maurice. He was 6'7" and had a seriously deep voice and large nose.

Lovely story and love the find!

November 16, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Maurice would be what, 79- 80 years old? Now, I would love to see the family picture! I just don't know anyone that has pictures of people they don't know in there house.....It is sooo funny! I think I will get one! I'll let you know.


November 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Well it looks like young MO-reese (haha) has found a new lease on life with a new family, a new home and wonderful new name. What a fun event to honor your newest treasure!

November 16, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Keetha Broyles said...

And of course I'm guessing the person who submitted Lombardi WAS thinking of the great Packer coach!?

November 16, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Great picture-GREAT GAME...If I ever get a cat I'll be calling you (and your friends). Was the Lombardi name connected to someone from the Midwest? I think you know we live in Packer Country and, of course, Vince Lombardi and the Packers are synonymous! We have Lombardi Middle School, a Lombardi Ave, A Lombardi restuarant..should I go on? Just curious! Hugs- Diana

November 16, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

The picture looks awesome. He sure looks like a good boy, doesn't he?
Love that song too and I like the name you picked...Christine

November 16, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

This is so funny. Too bad you didn't have a whole box of pictures to name!! The picture is great though and I bet it looks good in your home!


November 16, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh sounds like a fun way to name the photo! You sound like a blast to hang with. Love your GW find as well.

November 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

LOL! Oh poor Maurice...just don't call him the gangster of love!

November 16, 2010 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Maurice is vintage goodness. I had a nurse friend who had an entire wall of "found" ancestors.

November 16, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

What a fun game. But, you know that Maurice's granddaughter probably reads your blog. BTW, I love the new wallpaper design on your background.

November 16, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Too funny! Love the photo, though! Your blog looks lovely and great new header, too!

November 16, 2010 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun Debbie and a great photo also...such a deal...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

November 16, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I wanna play this game the next time I have guests and we're sitting around having drinks. (no tokes...) I have some interesting old photos that I bought at antique stores but have yet to hang them. your Maurice Lombardi seems to have come from a bit of a mixed marriage... LOL

November 17, 2010 at 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, how fun you are! Wish we could meet someday! :) Little Maurice is darling and wonderful your hubby rescued him! That sounds like a cute way to name him and the name fits him perfectly! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

November 17, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Love the picture. What a fun game


November 17, 2010 at 3:54 AM  
Blogger giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

Hi Debbie :)
questo quadro "vintage" di una persona reale del passato mi piace molto... anch'io quando compero oggetti usati cerco di sapere quale sia stata la loro storia.
Buona giornata :))

November 17, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, you are too funny girl!!! When I saw your post title I immidiately thought of that song :D

November 17, 2010 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger La said...

Maurice P Lombardi is so sweet. What a precious picture.

I like your new header! La

November 17, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What a fun game! I can just imagine the laughter and the name is so fitting! Great find :)

November 17, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love all the blog changes!! The header picture is just great! What a funny story! Leave it to you to do something with a stranger's picture!! Love it!

November 17, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

You're a Great story teller & made me laugh so hard! I loved this!!

Love the new header pictures & all the pictures of your house too!

Have a very, very Happy Thanksgiving, Debbie!!!!


November 17, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger linda said...

this is all to much for me it must run in owr family .Remember Ang bought a pic of a Bride from the 50s because she was so pretty lol:)

November 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Maurice and now I won't be able to get that song out of my head all day, lol. It's the Maaaarrrreeeece that sticks. I think that picture is incredible.

November 17, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

You guys are a hoot! I love your new backround and your hair has never been cuter.

November 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, Too funny, that had to be a fun night. Sounds like you may have inspired others to play that game as well. It's always a blast to stop by and see what you have been up to. I hope you have a great day!

November 17, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

That's hysterical! I love that you made a game out of it. And yes, no matter what, that photo can't possibly have anything eerie attached to it.

November 17, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG...I am totally creeped out and intrigued by pictures like this ever since I saw the movie "The Others" with Nicole Kidman. It is a must see movie.

"Maurice" suits him well... :)

Take care,

November 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Are you back to blogging Debbie? I hope so! My computer finally died last week so I'm at the library (not enjoying it!). Hopefully I'll be back up and running soon but I'm so glad you're back:)

November 17, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I can see you coming up with this name. Life must never be boring around you! :) Fun! Great picture!

November 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady, I love your pictures, and the cute storys with them. This must have been fun. lol

November 17, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Now, if you aren't fun! What a great game.
We are fortunate enough to have some actual family photos that old and older. We could still have a fun time renaming people:)

November 17, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Love the changes you made here! Love that picture of Maurice(can't go wrong with Steve Miller Band), you find the coolest stuff!

November 17, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I hope you have more story's you can tell us ~~~ Thanks so much for your lovely comment abouth my new Teblescape !

November 17, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

what a funny story, and what an innocent looking little boy! nothing creepy about him, i don't think.

thanks for stopping by, stranger. maybe jello molds, but i always thought they were bigger. not a baker, either, so don't know.

November 17, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I think it's so cool that you have such unique pieces all over your house with amazing stories!

November 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You had me laughing so loud!!!! Hey Maurice! The frame is adorable!!

November 18, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that picture and the name is wonderful. How funny you are...I love your quirkiness! Thanks for joining JFF!!

November 18, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

LOL, toooo funny Ü

November 18, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Oh, that's so cute!!! And I love your home pictures beautiful!!!

November 18, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You must have had such a good time giving this boy a name. What a great idea. Ya never know, he could be alive and his name could be Maurice. Now look what you've done....I have that song stuck in my head:)

November 18, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Your home is beautiful! What a fun picture! Thanks for stopping my blog!

November 18, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger kay said...

Ha I am sitting at my desk laughing out load, to funny.Love it "Maurice P. Lombardi". I so want to pick up an old pic this weekend and do this on Thanksgiving!

November 18, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Debbie, you had me laughing out loud! I love the picture.

I visited an antique shop in Tryon that displayed several vintage photos and a cute little sign that said "instant family"

Somedays I think I may trade mine in,lol.
Have a great week-end, Annette

November 18, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

You guys are fun!!!!! Love the photo and the frame. Your entry hall looks rather stately, Miss Debbie. It oozes charm.

Tell Maurice I said hi. Ask him if he prefers to be called "Mo".

November 19, 2010 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

You crack me up, girl!! Love the story and picture, very cute! Love, love, love your new header!!


November 19, 2010 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What fun!! You guys sound like great entertainers! Great picture too.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

November 19, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love your picture - that'lll make you smile every time you walk past....although I expect you're smiling anyway with that gorgeous double height lucky thing!


November 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Missed reading your stories Deb! Im tryin to work on Holiday line and get house ready for Thanksgiving next week. So hard when your waiting for one holiday to end so you can tear apart your house and decorate for the next one! Glad all is well with you and your family.

November 19, 2010 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what a fun and entertaining story Debbie. I loved reading this post. I once saw an entire photo album of a family in a thrift shot here in down town Los Angeles. The photos were really old and I had an impulse to buy it. I was determined that I would find the family and give it to them....but then the same thoughts you had, I had too. What if it was a family with a lot of problems...incarcerations, drugs, prostitution....and I freaked out and put the album back. I could not stop thinking about the pictures and the people in them and a few days later I went back to buy it but it wasn't there anymore. I felt horrible, almost as if a close relative had passed. I felt like only I could take care of the album like no one else could.

Love your picture, and so glad you are displaying it in your beautiful home.

November 19, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love it Debbie! What a great story!

November 19, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

A new header!! I really like it. So, glad you have turned into a type B (That is opposed to a type A) blogger, Kid you were wearing me out!


November 19, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I can only imagine how much fun you had and what a perfect name....Maurice P even sounds good too!!

November 20, 2010 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

This is hilarious! What a wonderful sense of humor you have. Love the picture and that you're posting again. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Peggy

November 20, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

You could have done the Captain Underpants name. There is a formula with the Captain Underpants books to follow to get your name and it seems my real name is Falafel Monkeybuns! The hubby calls me that all the time! I love old pictures, but I always feel bad. What if some family is looking for the long lost picture of Great Grandma? I one time saw a whole album in an antique store and my heart just went out to some family that I don't even know because they don't have that stinking book! I do love old pictures though and have been trying to collect them from our family. I started a gallery wall. I will have to post about it sometime.

Maurice is a handsome gent and looks great in your home I bet!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2010 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

GREAT!!! I went away thinking you were giving up blogging. SOOOOOOOOO glad you are here!!! Yeh!! Hooray!!
Now to the post. Love the idea of the old photo and the special way you gave him an identity. Next party, give him history. LOL.
I am home after three weeks across the pond. Drop by to visit. After Thanksgiving I will post some of the trip. Hugs, Ginger So glad you were here!!

November 21, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Chicago Chic said...

Sounds like fun! Happy Thanksgiving!


November 22, 2010 at 5:34 AM  
Blogger cinnibonbon said...

That's so funny! That's a great picture though, and I love the name you gave him!!

November 22, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger cinnibonbon said...

PS..Thanks for the health and spice advice. I just saw that comment!! I'm sure to go hunt it down. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving may you and your family be blessed!!

November 23, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I have to tell gotta love Maurice!! I also have to tell how much I adore your foyer!!

November 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

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