~ DUCK!!! ~

My mom used to buy me a special gift from the Orvis magazine every Christmas.  Slowly but surely she was building me a complete set.   It is fabulous.  No one I know has one.  And Orvis doesn’t make them anymore, so they have to be going gangbusters in value.  Not that I would ever ever ever sell them.  Man, now that I think about it, I probably ought to insure them.

Here they are:

They are the bottom halves of a duck family, just hanging out as they swim and feed…..on the ceiling.

I love the way people take a second look when they first spy it.

It never fails to make people laugh.  As it should.  As it is intended to.

I don’t know why Orvis stopped making them.  I would have bought more.

Maybe they could expand to other ceiling water feeders, like, …oh, I don’t know…..how about a moose head?  Wouldn’t that be cool?  His legs and feet could be dangling, and his head could be hanging down munching a piece of river grass.  How cool would that be?

I tell ya, I have a million ideas like these.  I don’t know why I’m not independently wealthy yet.

The guy with the “Sham Wow” not only made a heck of a fortune selling that stupid washcloth-on-steroids, but he is also famous.  He’s famous and rich, and here I am with all these ideas that are WAY better than that, and I can’t even afford to get my moustache lasered off.

There is no justice in this world.

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4 thoughts on “~ DUCK!!! ~

  1. Elizabeth Adamczak

    I remember these guys! LOVE them! I like the moose idea! (You KNEW I would!) As to Sham Wow – MUCHLY over-rated! We bought into the hysteria & guess what? They ALWAYS leave a layer of moisture when you are done. ALWAYS need a good ol’, dependable PAPER TOWEL to finish up after ’em!!

  2. Mama Boe

    Ceiling Ducks are available from my web site http://www.ceilingducks.com

    They are made from my own copyrighted carvings that have been cast in wood resin. I hand paint each one.

    100% made in the USA.

    They are detailed and very realistic – and a lot of fun.

    Allen Lopez
    Wildfowl Sculptor
    http://www.allenlopez.com

    • That’s awesome, Allen! I went to your site and I have to say you are very talented, indeed! Thank you for telling us about it!

    • Anonymous

      I have these ducks. I think there was a 4th in the set, a less attractive one. Have always regretted not getting it.

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