Sunday, August 15, 2010

SUNDAY RERUN: Achilles, Cole, DeLila, Tsarina Coffee Pot People

It's Sunday! Time for a Sunday ReRun, a blog party hosted by Chari, over at Happy To Design. Anyone can play, so if you have a favorite blog post or three, click on the Sunday Favorites button in my lefthand sidebar and come join the fun!

This is from August of 2004:

I took pictures of most of the new Coffee Pot People® today. Here are four of them, and I'll put up more tomorrow. I'm hoping to have at least a couple more finished tomorrow, too. The show at Edgefield is next week, and I want to have as many as possible put together. They are so much fun to do, it's hard to believe not everyone does something like this. You know, not exactly this, per se, but something like it, something that lets them laugh at the places the imagination can take you, and feel the satisfaction of seeing it take form. Guess it's one of those "different strokes" things.

First up is Achilles. He used to be a terra cotta cupid that my stepdaughter gave me, but then a tenant's friend pruned our rhody for us, the cupid was sitting at its base, it's head and foot got knocked off, DH was appalled when I showed him what I intended to do with the dear departed's remains, and was afraid Lauree would be upset, but Lauree absolutely cracked up when she saw him. By the way, "Achilles" means "lipless"! I thought that was just a riot, since this little guy is definitely Greek. At least, I think he is.

(Update: I realized later that Achilles Mom had intended to name him Raphael, after the Greek fisherman with whom she'd had a brief, torrid, and entirely imaginary affair, but switched to "Achilles" when she saw her regrettably thin-lipped newborn. Oh, and the DH considers Achilles one of his very most favorite Coffee Pot People!)


Next up is Cole, jazz musician, looking cool above the tub of coals he holds. He does still work as a barbecue, and especially likes ribs, since I failed to give him any myself! (Update: Cole later married Isabella M. Goode in a televised ceremony at the Portland Convention Center.)

Cole Webber

Now DeLila is something special. Some folks party, and we all know the sort who would put a lampshade on his/her head and get silly to get attention. Who but DeLila would have thought of wearing one for a skirt, though? This girl really knows how to party, and gets lit pretty much every night. Really. There are candles in the base, and a tea light behind her hat. She's even better at night than she is by day. Come to think of it, I know people like that, too.

DeLila, party girl extraordinaire

Last, for today, is The Tsarina. A crown on her head, and stars in her hair

The Tsarina


majeral said...

Yes yes yes !!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Anitra...

My friend, you just made my day! You truly are a GRAND and creative lady!!! I love, love, LOVED this post and I'm so happy that you shared it with us for Sunday Favorites this week! I adore your coffee pot people! I think my favorite is DeLila...gotta love a "party girl"! Hehe! Ohhh...and I just giggled when I seen Achilles! Too cute, Anitra!!! Love his coppery hair! What an entertaining post...I really enjoyed reading about your new coffee pot people...such fun!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Keetha Denise Broyles said...


Cole Webber Rocks

Or grills - - -

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Love your Coffee Pot People! They really brought a smile to my face. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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