Day 131: Ugly Lamps Part 1


I am breaking up the ugly lamps post similarly to the cakes and crafts.
These lamps are all part of Lynn’s Paradise Cafe Ugliest Lamp Contest.
There are two cetegories within this contest. A) Born ugly or B) Made ugly.

The above lamp has got to be an homage to the sexy leg lamp in A Christmas Story. Except this one is in a neon green and pink cast. Very classy.
All of the lamps have to emit some sort of light or else you can’t call it of course.


Another one of my favorites was this lamp. The lampshade is made entirely of linked together paper clips. Super impressive. The glass base is also filled with paperclips. I would actually have a lamp like this in my home. It would be an awesome conversation piece.

Day 129: Sweet Ride


Wandered by this sweet ride while purusing the aisles of counties one of the displays included this neat old convertable.

The display was centered around Franklin having a drive-in movie theater. It is the closest one I know of and I really want to go before the season is over.

The other attractions in the town and county were advertised in the form of movie theater posters—whoever designed this booth wins for awesome theme.

Have you ever been to a drive in movie?
I went to Franklin’s when I was still in high school and it was so cool. Wish I could have gone with peers rather than boyfriend’s family.

Day 128: Animal Cakes


The decorated cakes were all pretty impressive. The Scotty cake above was obviously in the dog theme category. I was tickled that the dog fur wasn’t fondant but individual strips of icing that was layered with different colors to offer depth and shading to the dog cake. The icing looked tasty too :)
Who wants the dog butt part of the cake?


The cooked turkey cake grabbed my attention along with most other visitors. It looked tasty too and my favorite aspect of the whole cake has to be the pop up timer. Perfect.
The only thing missing is the mountain of stuffing coming out of the cake bird. I guess it isn’t a true Thanksgiving bird.

Ever wonder what kind of cake they baked to be the model for these creations? I imagine it is a super dry and bland white cake.
I am not a cake decorating artist like the creators of these awesome entries….I tend to lean towards flavor first and looks second.

Day 127: Wild Dress


Okay, now this is not nearly weird enough or disgusting enough to appeal to Lady GaGa but I think it is very impessive.

My husband and I litterally had a double take on this dress. Because upon further inspection it was not a striped dress with fabric frills. The skirt and collar are made of photo negatives!

Positively love this negative dress!
I wished there was a sign giving more information about the dress because I feel that many fair goers wouldn’t realize they were negatives hanging from the dress.

It almost reminds me of a Cruella Deville costume.

Day 126: Fancy Cakes


Cakes! This is the first I stallment of cake posts. There were multiple rooms full of display cases for cakes.

It is so tempting to break through the glass and eat he best looking ones.
I saw there were several key lime cakes so I may have to try my hand at that sometime.

The above cake was fairly simple but I just loved the way the daisies were trailing down the layers.

Not all the cakes looked this good. Here was one cake that did not get any award because it didn’t follow the theme of a certain category it was entered into.
In the judge’s defense it was a Barbie cake in a dog themed category.

Another category that didn’t hold up to being displayed for over a week and a half were the moist cakes.
Exhibit A: This pineapple upside down cake was beginning to grow


It must have been pretty darn good to win red!