Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Minty Fresh!

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate this time of year because it seems like I'm always sick with something? I get my flu shot every year as soon as they're available, I've had a pneumonia shot, I take my vitamins and I'm almost hypervigilant about wiping down shopping carts, opening doors with a paper towel or tissue, and I still manage to catch something! This time around, several people around me have had this bronchitis bug, and it's like the Energizer bunny - it just keeps on going, and going...

Needless to say I'm finding myself with catching up to do, so over the next few days I'll be trying to do exactly that. Today's post should have gone up Saturday (National Chocolate Mint Day) so you know I've got a lot on my to-do list. That being said, let's get a move on and check out these lovely mint green items from Etsy, accompanied by some "complete the answer" trivia questions - the answers to which all contain the letters m-i-n-t, in that order. As usual, the answer is posted immediately after the question and can be seen by inserting your cursor in the space following the question and dragging across the area. Enjoy!

Granny Clampett, cussing in her high pitched voice, shotgun in hand, would often use this word to describe unwanted visitors in her home... whether they were of the animal or human species!

She'd called them " _ _ _mint_." Varmints

Peridot Green Gem Dragon No. 10 from DragonsAndBeasties

Typically referring to Charlie Brown as "Chuck", this relative late-comer to the Peanuts gang would often be seen wearing a striped shirt, brandishing a mitt, and occasionally wearing a baseball cap.

_ _ _ _ _ _ mint _ _ _ _ _ Peppermint Patty (Reichardt)

Chocolate Mint Soap Bars by naiad

A creator and supplier of collectibles, die cast models and limited editions of art, dolls, porcelain, and celebrity replicas, this company recently offered collectors a chance to reserve their copies of the Royal Fiancee - Kate Middleton doll in two versions... the Royal Engagement version and the Royal Wedding version.

This company is the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Mint. Franklin Mint

Mint - Vintage Lucite and Sterling Silver Ring by MintyFreshFusions

This variety of Girl Scout cookie consistently leads the pack in sales, accounting for over 25% of the 200 million boxes of cookies sold each year. _ _ _ _ mint_ Thin mints

Sea Salt - Double Wrap Aventurine on Leather by MadRiverDesigns

This alcoholic beverage associated with the Kentucky Derby consists of 3 ingredients - Bourbon whiskey, 4 to 6 sprigs of mint leaves and granulated sugar. It's known as a mint _ _ _ _ _. Mint Julep

Vintage 50s Easter Parade Mint Green Cotton Dress by FireflyVintage

In the science fiction world of Star Trek, the Borg are an example of this behavioral phenomenon of which natural examples include ant colonies, bird flocks, animal herds, bacterial colonization, and fish schools. _ _ _ _ m int _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ swarm intelligence

Creme de Menthe from TheInspiredElements

This classic love song, written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields in 1935, has been performed by artists including Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, The Who, Rod Stewart, and Sheena Easton. _'m in t_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I'm in the Mood for Love

This dark chocolate and mint candy, a favorite of moviegoers everywhere has made some famous small screen appearances too, including Seinfeld, Two and a Half Men, and Family Guy. You know these delicious goodies as _ _ _ _ _ _ mint_. Junior mints

Vintage Baby Doll Green Hand Knit Topper Jacket Sweater from bloomstreetvintage

Psychedelic rock band The Strawberry Alarm Clock released their first album in 1967, which included the titles The World's on Fire, Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow, and this hit - which was also the title of the album. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ mint _ Incense and Peppermints

Mid Century Mint Club Chair from funwithpuns

This Major League Baseball player for the Angels and Giants, whose nickname was Moon Man, was a right handed pitcher who once went 3 1/2 seasons without giving up a home run - and who gave up the last of Pete Rose's Major League record 4,256 career hits. He is _ _ _ _ Mint_ _. Greg Minton

Peppermint Patty and the Antique Roadshow number 7 - 5 x 7 Fine Art Print by europeandreams

This "courtly" game is played over a net with a racket and a shuttlecock - often referred to as a "birdie."

The name of this sport is _ _ _ mint_ _. Badminton

A vintage item that looks perfect, as if it had never been touched or used, is said to be _ _ mint _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

Okay, I'll admit it, those were pretty tough... but I'd love to know how many you were able to answer! (So I know whether to go harder or easier next time!) Leave a comment and let me know!


In mint condition


PussDaddy said...

This blog post was a pretty green. I love green, so many nice green items on it. Anywho I only did so many then I got tired as it's late. I got varmint, peppermint patty, Franklin Mint, thin mints, and mint julep. Then I stopped. I hope you feel better soon too.


HeadpinWear said...

I enjoyed reading the Blog and the pictures much more then the questions! I am not good with trivia at all :)
And although Green is not my Fav color, I like Purple more, I certainly grew to like Green more after I saw all your splendid pic's!
Funny, I love the first 4 items you chose and yes in that order. The Dragon is FABULOUS! its so sweet and cute, it totally made me smile as you did today also :)

Leta Porter said...

A beautiful collection as always~

Sesenarts said...

I love these colors. And just have to add a link to my mint green silk paper. Just cause it's pretty too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen-
Hope everyone in your world is feeling better, and that you do get caught up!! The picks in this post are fantastic. I especially LOVE that ring. I went and hearted it...might have to drop a big hint to hubby for Mother's day. :) Miss you!!

our home to yours said...

what a great post, and lots of fun. I got stuck on varmint, then kicked myself when I saw the answer. hahahah. I love that vintage dress, but why can't I ever find vintage clotes in a large size? lol
- ourhometoyours

PussDaddy said...

I really like that soap shop.


mysticwynd said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet well wishes. What's that old (BS) saying about "that which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger"... I should be able to bench press about 700 lbs after this bug. I never realized how much muscle you can build just coughing!

Glad you enjoyed the quiz questions - have to make it a challenge occassionally!

Linda, if you ever discover an answer to that question, let me know! I'd love to find a vintage shop that has comfy-without-being-frumpy clothes!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by - love to hear from you :)

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