The ugliest Christmas present ever

Before Christmas, I asked for your suggestion for a special present for George.  I told you what a great guy he is and what wonderful presents he gets me but I always fall short.  You came up with wonderful ideas.

For that reason, I’m so ashamed to tell you what I gave him.  Oh, there was salami, which he loves, and a bunch of soup mixes and chocolate.  And there were also. . . the sheets.

Do you know how hard it is to find an interesting set of sheets for a queen-sized bed?   I’m really tired of stripes and flowers and dots or plain.  A few years ago, I found a set of NASCAR sheets which were fairly macho.  Not that either of us watch NASCAR or cheer for Jeff Gordan but they had a different pattern and were cheap.

Just before Christmas, I found a great set of unique sheets.  They were very cheap, one of my prime reasons to buy because I really hate to spend money.  They were colorful–okay, pink and raspberry usually isn’t considered at masculine color–and had foxes in the colorful squares.  Foxes are macho, right?   Well, I thought they were foxes until I got home and put on my glasses.  Instantly and with a deep feeling of remorse, I discovered the creatures were not foxes,  They were skulls.  What I’d thought were little fox ears was a bow.  I have no clue why these skulls were wearing bows.  Oh, yes, and there were bones crossed under the skulls.  Macabre describes the pattern best but they only cost $12.00.  Hey, worth that, right?  For a set of sheets.

In the picture on the right, you see the true beauty of the gift:  the squares in raspberry and pink make nice and fairly straight lines.  However, you can’t see the skulls that I’d mistaken for foxes.

So, here a picture of the pattern up really close. 

Okay, is this the ugliest Christmas present ever?  Do you have an uglier one to share?  What’s you opinion.  Does George deserve an apology from me?  Do the skulls look at all like foxes to you?  And why are they wearing bows?  Does this make them girl skulls?

6 thoughts on “The ugliest Christmas present ever

  1. Clearly these are girl pirate sheets, for little girls that want to grow up to be Grace O’Malley, The Pirate Queen. I feel for you Jane, I’m the same way when it comes to gifts. I find something I think is great in the store and then it’s terrible when I give it to them.

    1. Fortunately, George is goodnatured about this. To my friends, I give to an organizaiton they support. A much better gift than what you and I might end up giving.

  2. Oh, Jane, I am laughing so hard over this. They don’t look remotely like foxes to me, but I agree that they make a very pretty argyle. George, I hope you feel pampered and appreciated. And very, very pretty 🙂

  3. Yes, but you probably have good eye sight! George is always pretty and macho–he can handle pink.

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