Friday, January 18, 2008

Monkey Coconut Embellished

I thought I'd share my new monkey coconut that my sweet husband gave me for Christmas. I don't know why the monkey coconut is my new obsession. Perhaps it's because they are just downright silly. But, anything that brings a smile is fine with me.

My former monkey coconut (see Fun at the State Fair and Mystery Solved for the full story of this little guy) has a new home in New York with my sister. She loved him so much that I just had to send him to her for Christmas. His new name is Mr. Jingles!

The coconut that my husband bought was a little bland, so I decided to spruce him up. Actually, I just wanted to figure out a unique way to get the words "HAVE FUN" on him, since he apparently missed out on that little important addition. I got out the paints and things took off from there. I think the addition of the flower and flag is key!

My friend at work and I have also acquired a new monkey coconut. One of our colleagues took a cruise to the Bahamas over the holidays (lucky-duck!) She was telling us how appalled she was on the return home after viewing a receipt that she actually spent $22.00 on a drink. We said, "$22.00 - what kind of drink was it!?!" She said it was a pina colada that came in this ridiculous coconut thing. We looked at each other in excitement and asked "Did it have a monkey face on it?? Did it say HAVE FUN??" She said, yeah - it's even a bank! After we explained our monkey coconut obsession, she passed along the prized coconut with great ceremony. He also needs a little sprucing up, so I'll post more photos later.

What fun the monkey coconuts are! I've named this one Sunni-san - mascot of Sunnispace!

5 comments:

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

What a cheerful little guy. :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Alexandra

Mary said...

OMG, that's just the cutest, funniest thing I've ever seen! Thanks for brightening my day!
xoxo,
Mary

justabeachkat said...

Very cute! The flower adds a special touch.

Hugs!
Kat

Donna said...

Ah the monkey coconut! He looks so cute! I like the flower and sign. Can't wait to see the next one!
Have a happy day!
Love,
Mom

Max said...

My monkey is so much kooler!!..lol - Post his picture