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This first item is a photo of an original piece of Mexican Pottery. We bought it in Nogales, Old Mexico on the street. While we were visiting there once and shopping the streets and bartering with the peddlers, we stopped and watched a clay vase being made by hand with great skill and ease...and how the man made the rope within a blink of the eye for another one of his works that had been sun-dried...I had to have one. Notice how the rope is twisted, AND how the rope twists in and out the vase's handles. Then, if you're being really alert you can see the twisted table legs.




And this is a Patriotic acrylic "thing-a-m'bob" - a "whatcha-m-callit". It twists and spins in the breezes; stars and stripes, red white and blue.

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A little bit more on my "Pay It Forward" recipients. Jenn received hers and blogged about it here, at Jenn's. Jenn, I'm really glad to know you liked what I sent!! And then, Ms. M at Greatfullivin received hers also. And she calls me psychic! Oh wow, she liked what she received too, and the colors for both ladies 'fit in' to their schemes!!! Cool!!! I tellya, I had so much fun with this Pay it Forward, I just may do it again real soon. The two ladies' blog entries about their gifts are linked with their names. My third blogging buddy is in England, so it'll take a while for her package to arrive. Hope it's a welcome treasure too!!! Patience Jo, next week sometime, hopefully, you'll receive yours too.


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Jen at Jen's Chronicles informed me to go to her blog for a special gift. And she passed on this award, saying:
    "I think this award is to honor someone filled and radiating with compassion, concern and good...."


Thank you so much Jen. You know by my constant visits that I think you're super all the way around!!! Luvya bunches!!!

84 comments :

  1. Beautiful vase! I've always wanted to go to old Mexico... Maybe someday! :)

    Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!

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  2. Nice take on the theme. I love teh vase! Have a great weekend

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  3. How neat to have a piece that you watched being made! And, yes...I did notice the twisted table legs :-) Thanks for stopping by Spatter.

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  4. Great Post for Twisted, love your ujar-whacher-callit.lol.

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  5. Good morning Anni, I love your Mexican pottery with its twisted rope.Thanks for your visit to my place today..it is fun to open my post and see my friends ..have a good week-end.. Hugs, Baba

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  6. Nice photo and nice story that goes with it. I love the vase :)

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  7. The mexican pottery is lovely. It must have been fun to whats how he make it!
    Happy hunting and have a nice weekend!

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  8. And I thought it was a DNA sequence.
    Nice pot - very like an amphora.
    Good choices.

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  9. Great Twisted, the vase is magnificent! Your thingamabob looks like a piece of thue Americana, but are sure quite sure it's not actually a whoseywhatsey?

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  10. That vase is fantastic.
    Thanks for visiting.

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  11. I really like PhotoHunt day as it is fun to come and see what you have photographed! Have a great weekend. :)

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  12. It's a great vase!! love your take on the theme. Particularly that "whatcha-m-callit" twisted dingy :) Mine is plain yellow to match my porch pillows! should take it out again.

    Congrats on that award, Anni!

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  13. that is a beautiful vase with rope and the thing-a-ma-gig blowing in the wind is lovely. I love chimes and things that blow in the wind!
    Happy weekend
    L

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  14. i love the thing-am'bob or whatever you call it.

    Hehehe... nice shots

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  15. That's a great vase.

    Hope you're looking after yourself - see, I never forget!

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  16. There are many twists in that picture. Precious piece of work.

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  17. Beautiful vase! I'm sure it was amazing to be able to actually see one being made.

    My take on "twisted" is here

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  18. Love the picture and story of the vase.
    I also like the wind catcher(or whatever they are called) :)They are fun to watch blowing in the wind.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. My mom would love that thing-a-ma-bob! :)

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  20. My head is in a spin looking at all that twisting going on in one photo of a clay pot LOL. Hope you're having a good weekend.

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  21. Love your pot! Are you going to put something in it or leave it to make a statement as is?

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  22. Good Morning Miss Anni: Hope that you day is going along smoothly so far!! I am still in PJ's and happy about not having to work today!! YES!!
    I need to go get my Saturday Photo hunt done but wanted to visit first this morning.
    Great day here. Sandy

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  23. I really like the rustic look of that piece of pottery. It's great that you got to see how they are made.

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  24. Very cool! I have those "twisted thingamabobs" on my front porch too. Thanks for dropping by to take a look! :)

    Happy Hunting.

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  25. Yes twisted rope! It adds character to that lovely vase. :-)

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  26. good pics great for this weeks theme!
    thanx for the visit :-)

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  27. That's a lovely vase. And I have always admired hand-crafted stuffs. So original. So one of a kind.

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  28. My kids love those twisted thingamijingamies. Is that what you call them?

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  29. My grandma has some of those thingamajigs and the pottery is lovely.

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  30. I like all the twisted variations you have there!

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  31. i really like the pot. The twisting rope detail even makes it look beautiful. i love collecting stuff like these but our apartment is sooo small so we have to limit our stuff..
    Nice take on this week's theme.

    Pearl - have a good weekend

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  32. Congratulations on your award, Anni. And I like your photos for today's Photo Hunt. I'm having a hard time coming up with anything that fits into today's category.

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  33. bingskee4/12/2008

    must agree that the basket is really beautiful!

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  34. Lovely pottery! :) Great examples for twisted. :)

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  35. Both excellent shots! It is so facinating watching a potter do their work.

    Go red, white and blue!!

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  36. I like the vase ! it looks so Italian, lol ! Today we celebrated Mr. Gattino's birthday and the last guests to the Cocktail party I had organized have just left and I am a little tired, lol ! It started at 11.30 until 4 pm !

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  37. It is fun to seek out those intersting bits by skilled artisans.

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  38. Great choice for the theme! Happy photo hunting :)

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  39. Oh, that is one wonderful piece of art, Anni!

    Here are my entries:
    J Turns and Donuts

    Twisted

    have a great weekend!

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  40. Great photos! These are definitely twisted. Great post for the theme.

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  41. Twisted indeed!

    Thanks for visiting!

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  42. That's a great pot, and there are plenty of twists there.
    Thanks for visiting so early.

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  43. Nice twisted items, I love the hanging twist :) It's a pleasure watching it twist and swirl when the wind blows. Have a good weekend Anni!

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  44. Anni,

    I love the vase that you used for your Photo Hunt twisted theme. The story behind it is so interesting and your thing a m' bob is delightful. They are so cute when they twist and twirl in the wind. Thanks so much for sharing.

    I've visited both Jenn and Grateful Living and the things you sent them for the Pay it Forward are wonderful. How did you know their color schemes? LOL I'm beginning to agree you must be psychic.

    Blessings for a fun and safe weekend.
    Mary

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  45. PS. If Pea and I get to meet, I'm sure she'd agree you are welcome anytime.

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  46. I AM a big fan of pottery -- but you KNOW I looooooove that patriotic thingam'bob! I NEED one of those!

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  47. Loved the hanging twist! Neat!

    Thanks for your visit. :)

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  48. The meXican pottery piece is beautiful. It's truly eXtraordinary to watch a master potter transform a lump of clay. The porch thingy is fun too ~ chuckling at someone's clever "string of DNA" comment.

    ThanX for stopping by.

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  49. It would be an honor to see the potter's hand

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  50. Both are great posts for the theme! Happy weekend Anni! Thanks for the drop =)

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  51. Love those "twisted" photos!

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  52. I like your thing-a-m'bob :-)

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  53. Wonderful choices!!!! Love the pot.

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  54. Wonderful take on the theme. I love the vase - a piece of art! Have a great weekend

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  55. nice twisted choices Anni! :)
    That Mexican vase really is a beautiful piece.
    Have a happy weekend!

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  56. What a beautiful vase. My daughter is a potter and I know how interesting it is to watch them throw a lump of clay on the wheel and turn it into such an amazing piece of art. Thanks again Anni, for the Pay it forward. Now that everyone has seen our lovelies they will all want to get in on it! Have a great weekend.

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  57. I like your twisted post, lol

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  58. Hi Anni! Both of those were pefect twisted photos. The vase looks lovely, and I must admit that I missed the twisted table legs until you pointed them out. Hope your weekend is grand! =)

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  59. I love the jar from Mexico. If I had bought it, of course it would've been broken by the time it got home. I'm glad it's safe. The rope adds to it a lot.

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  60. I was wondering how you got it home too Anni. But it gives an excellent photo for this theme. Have a good weekend.

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  61. Lots of twists in your picture, great choice! ove the fase :)

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  62. I love the vase. And the whatchamacallit!

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  63. those are some nice twisted photos miss hoot

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  64. The vase is fascinating, the rope too, it must have been fun to watch.

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  65. ooo I absolutely love the vase, lots of twisting there! And the thinga-mabob .. lol ... somethings just cant be named!

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  66. Okay, I just got to Show and Tell Friday and let me say, you got a great gift from your new BFF! How exciting to get a package, then to get something so special. Awesome.

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  67. hi anni! thanks for visiting my site/s. :) wow, you even got two pics for the twisted theme! :) good hunting! ;)

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  68. thanks for visiting my site
    we have one of those thinga-mabobs
    only its different colours to yours
    i never even thought about that but your right it is twisted isnt it
    jen

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  69. Your pottery is lovely. Thanks for stopping by my birthday cake photos.

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  70. That's a nice piece of pottery. My aunt has a similar kind of twisted decor in her veranda.

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  71. I hope to go to Mexico next winter maybe I will see a similar vase.

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  72. Be still my heart! Tha Mexican Vase is beautiful and right up my alley! (decorativly speaking!)

    I too LOVE old Mexico and the shopping there is a life experience everytime I take part!
    Blessings!

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  73. Great selection for a twisted theme! You have quite an entertaining blog.

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  74. great choice for twist theme.

    thanks for visiting mine.

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  75. Oooh... I love the vase and the twisted wind catcher.

    You did a fantastic job on the theme, Anni (yes, you always do this *g* - but that´s just ONE reason why I love stopping by)!

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  76. i enjoyed both the pics n the post too. thanks!

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  77. Your twisted shots are GREAT! Love the wind one :-)

    Thanks for visiting!

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  78. I love the pottery. Great shot for this weeks theme!

    Speaking of Memes - I've just added your site to Green Thumb Sunday so feel free to join in!

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  79. I love pottery of any kind and I love to watch the crafters do their magic. It was a great choice with the twisted rope around it.

    I also enjoyed your patriotic thing a ma bub!

    Dorfus Chucklebutts -- lol

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  80. bingskee5/10/2008

    beautiful vessel.. what do you use it for?

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