MMTPT210 ~ AUGUST 7, 2012 ~ COME ON DOWN! GET OUTTA TOWN!
WELCOME TO TEAPOT TUESDAY
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING TEAPARTY
& CHALLENGE #210
Note: Anyone is welcome to play! You automatically become a Teapotter the first time you play in our challenge. Also, you do not have to write a story. You just have to be inspired by the teapot or by the story about this week's location! Have fun! If this is your first Teapot Tuesday Challenge, please mention that in your commentary so we can be sure to greet you properly, in pure Teapot Tuesday fashion!
Your participation in Destination Station is 100% voluntary and not at all required. Just have fun!
Come on Down, get outta town.
I’m not loony, there’s George Clooney!
We’re heading to the Price is Right
we want to hear the renowned, Come on Down!
To compete for a Showcase would be a delight
If we’re not picked, there’s no need to frown,
Take a look at Janice’s gown!
Janice Pennington is a real pretty Barker’s Beauty
She’s been there since the beginning and she’s not at all snooty.
Come on Down to the Price is Right
Rod Roddy said, “There are three girls in my sights.”
One of these three will win the Showcase Showdown:
“Millie, Come on Down
Lily, Come on Down
Tillie, Come on Down.”
Little did Rod know these three girls are cousins
Each of them hoping that just one of them will buzz in
to bid the correct price on the grand prize showcase
So they all can cruise together to some exotic place.
Lo and behold, it’s their lucky day
They’ve all been invited to play.
Millie bids $42,000
Lily bids $42,000.00 - $1.00
Tillie bids $42,000.00 + $1.00
With bids so close they can’t possibly lose.
I guess these three are going on a cruise!
The first port of call is in Italy - the city of Naples.
Where Pizza Margherita[i] is one of their staples.
Lily says “let’s rent a convertible and tour the Amalfi coast.”
Millie says, “I can drive and I don’t mean to boast;
please don’t think I’m loony, but I just saw George Clooney.”
Lily says “Follow him; he just drove past that pillar.
Maybe we can score an invite to his villa.”
“Ah, Sip some wine, eat some pasta al dente
Oh how sweet it would be to dolce far niente[ii]”
“Drive past that Duomo. It’s on the way to Lake Como”
Tillie says “we better not, if we’re late, the ship will leave without us.
Oh me, oh my, I’m getting worried and I don’t mean to fuss.”
“Dear Tillie, don’t be a party pooper we’re here to have fun.
The air is clear, the view’s sublime, we’ve got loads of time.
So relax cuz, because we don’t have to be back until one.”
Just then Millie let out a little squeal.
“It’s George Clooney walking towards us.
Oh pinch me, is this for real?”
“Hello, lovely ladies, we noticed you tailing our car.
Would you like to join us at our fundraiser for Darfur?”
Millie thought to herself, don’t act like a jerk
Clooney is known for his charitable work.
The girls looked at each other and widened their eyes
A gala at George Clooney’s; now that’s a Grand prize!
These three nodded in agreement at this handsome gent.
Back in the car to return to the ship they went to unpack an appropriate outfit to wear to this event.
Off they sped back down the Amalfi Coast and headed to the moor.
Tillie jumped out of the car she didn’t even open the door.
When they arrived at the dock, the ship had already left, it was 4:00!
The girls forgot to adjust the time on their watches.
“Dear Tillie, calm down you’re breaking out in blotches.”
“Take a deep breath and get composed
We have to find some fancy clothes.
The ship has left, there’s nothing we can do.”
Just then, Curt the cow mooed.
Having finished his espresso con crema
and alerting the teapotters to the girls’ dilemma.
Teapotters to the rescue once again
Our dear Mudder took out some paper & a pen
And sent a shore to ship telegram
Mudder’s a personal friend of the captain, Sam
She’s arranged a rendezvous with the ship in a few days
she has such clout; the captain will do as she says.
Now to the urgent fashion matter at hand:
To dress these three to attend the gala, as planned.
A pair of shoes, an evening gown and some sparkly gems
That gown’s a bit too long let’s take it up a few hems.
Something frilly, something chic
Tillie wants to take a peek.
Two more original creations to fashion
From what we have on hand.
We’ve really got a knack for this; we do it with such passion.
How nice to help these three travelers in a foreign land.
After a short while, the girls came out and modeled
We teapotters came through with three original styles.
Our enthusiasm, knowhow and talent should be bottled!
Our efforts were oh so worthwhile.
The girls looked gorgeous, fab and oh so glamorous
(That’s a daring thing when Italian men are so amorous.)
Off our trio went looking like royalty
Let’s take a break and have a cup of tea
“No way.” philsmom said “we’re in Italy”
a cannoli and espresso will be just fine for me!”
Bring a glam outfit for the girls to wear, bring a fashionista, bring haute couture worthy of attending a gala at George Clooney’s villa in Laglio. If you bring a frozen pizza you’ll be thrown overboard!
Let’s encourage this warrior to keep making increments of recovery and hopefully she will regain much of what she lost.
Our destination this week is Aurora, Colorado. If you would like a destination for your card why not send it to Laura. Laura needs some encouragement as she recovers from a very serious accident.
For more information including a video of the news cast about Laura's accident as well as the address to mail your card to, please visit Post # 308 in the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station thread. Please remember that just because you participate in a Teapot Tuesday challenge that is combined with a card drive request, it does not mean that you are REQUIRED to send your cards. It is totally 100% voluntary!
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[i] Naples, after all, is where pizza was allegedly invented. As the story goes, Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito created a tomato, mozzarella and basil pizza (red, white and green, the colors of the Italian flag) for Italian Queen Margherita in 1889.
[ii] How sweet to do nothing
AND NOW A TEAPOT TUESDAY BIRTHDAY TOAST
TO THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAY GIRLS
(KEEP THOSE PINKY'S UP GIRLS!)
2manycookbooks - 8/13
Fran, I'm in awe of your ability to put the story into verse. Writing a clever story would be challenge enough for me....but to do it with poetry would simply be IMPOSSIBLE! Thanks for hostessing today. I hope our girly cards bring Laura LOADS of cheer.
Here is my card for Laura I pray she continues to grow strong! What a miracle!
MMTPT210, Puttin on the Ritz by Pam MacKay - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Here's my card for Laura.
I just had to have the 3 cousins stroll past the exclusive shops on the Via Condotti!
Party Time - For Laura!
Here's my gown card for Laura. Sending prayers and hugs to her and her family!
MMTPT210 Come on Down, Laura by mother's daughter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
" Am I big enough to come "
This lil one wants to join in on the fun...here she is..." Am I big enough to come " by wendy2512 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Here is my card for Laura:
MMTPT210 for Laura by RJP111 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
MMTPT210, Dare to be Unique by redi2stamp - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Here's mine-Dare to be Unique- for the fun challenge!
Love the story!! George Clooney doesn't do it for me, put Viggo Mortensen in the story and I'll druel. Here's my card for Laura:
Tiffany's in Italy by tmd - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
I did not post this in the gallery since it was posted over a year ago in a QFTD challenge, but the fashionista style of it was perfect to mail to Laura (and I also forgot to take a picture before I mailed it off - tongue in cheek)
This is the DIVA card I sent off today to encourage Laura along with a ton of prayers -
QFTD60 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
this young woman has a ton of determination - you can see it in her face!! Ongoing prayers for a complete recovery!!
Thank you Sue
Thank you for your thoughtful card. Love your Fashionista is green and I know Laura will too.
Laura's Aunt Susie ~
Susie - it is an honor for us to send cards to your courageous niece, Laura - can't wait to see the next update they did as a follow up after her accident - to hear that she is walking , on her FB page, talking, etc. is such great news!! Keeping her in prayers - please keep us updated!!
Hugs to all of you!!
Please forgive the shoddiness of the picture. Because of the 3-Dness (is that even a word) of the card, my scanner didn't do a good job. I tried to fix it as best I could.
Here's my card for Laura
Here is my card for such a corageous young lady:
MMTPT for Laura by angelsparkly - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Nice challenge Fran! I'm posting a day after the challenge, but alas, here is my card for Laura:
Party at the Villa for Laura by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Thanks to all who look! I appreciate the time you take to look and/or comment! :)
I hope to look at all your fab cards on Friday! :)
here my card for my friend. Thanks hotwheels
If the shoe fits buy one every color by hotwheels - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Here is my card for Laura. I hope and pray that she continues to improve and I hope she and her cousins on my card, get a chuckle out of this. I hope they look SOMETHING like this. tfl
MMTPT210 Laura by scootsv - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
I must tell everyone that I got the nicest little thank you from Laura herself. How wonderful that she has made such progress. The Teapot challenge is my favorite to participate in.
Thank you for sharing, Margaret
Margaret, thank you so much for sharing this. I can't wait to see the newest broadcast from the Colorado Channel 9 News Team. I spoke with my sister, Mary, (Laura's mom), the other day. She said Laura was thrilled with all her cards and was trying to send some thank-you's on her own. Mary said Channel 9 will air the piece soon (we hope it won't be much longer). Be sure that when it does I will send the link so everyone can see Laura's progress.
Wow, I got a thank you note from Laura today too!! How wonderful is that that she is doing so well - she didn't have to respond but did - what a sweet girl she is!!
Thanks Sue for sharing your thank-you card with the group. I'm so proud of Laura for trying to send a thank-you on her own. If you only knew how many sermons I've given my nieces and nephew about sending hand written thank-you's over the years *laughing* I too received a sweet note from Laura. My sister, Mary, said "Thank you for making Laura feel special." The thanks goes to the Teapotters, each and everyone of you for sharing your time and God given talent to brighten someone's day. Mary said that coloring and writing is good therapy (eye/hand coordination) for Lauren right now. Who knows maybe we'll make a stamper out of Laura. *giggle.*
SOUNDS like a great PLAN - they do say it is cheaper than therapy!! LOL
I was so touched to get a thank-you note from Laura this morning- and it was Snoopy, too! She wouldn't even know that he's my avatar here. I'm certainly going into work with a smile on my face. My mother certainly brought us up to be prompt and punctual in our thank yous, but all I can say is that it wore off some of my siblings pretty fast!! Seems like your "sermons" over the years worked, Susie, LOL.
Thank You Sabrina
Thanks for the note, Sabrina. I think Laura is trying to write thank-you notes as she is able -- which is wonderful. Her Snoopy thank-you cards were a treat weren't they? I'm so glad it put a smile on your face and made your day. I can't wait to see that news cast (hurry up huh?). And, I can't wait to see Laura again and tell her how her thank-you's have made the Teapotters day.
I'm late to the party for my first Teapotter Challenge ... sorry about that.
Here's my card for Laura.
Tres Chic, Laura
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