Aug 12, 2009

Show Us Your Magnets!

After visiting Florinda's blogging space at Kittling Books, which generated tons of comments about her magnet collection, Florinda has challenged everyone to show off their magnets. Naturally, I obliged!

Fridge Magnets

I love collecting magnets with animals on them, particularly from places I've visited. Some of my favorite magnets also incorporate another love of mine--photography--so you'll notice family members and friends on my magnets. Two of my favorites are the two cat magnets on the bottom left corner, which I've had for years. I sent away when I was a kid to have photos of my two cats--Puddy and Tat--put on refrigerator magnets. I could have left these with my mom, but they were my best buds when I was a kid, so I kept them with me.

On the right side, near the top is a giant stuff caribou from Caribou Coffee, which I love...his little hands are magnetic and I just couldn't resist sticking him on the fridge. You'll also note some hand painted goodies on the same side, which The Girl made me, and some made with yarn, which my great aunt in Colorado sent me when I was a kid.

I do have other magnets on the bottom part of the fridge, but I'm not showing that section because it is a mess. Maybe next time.

Don't forget my recent interviews with Kyle Semmel of the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He talks about blogging and translation, here and here.

And my giveaways:

1. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (5 copies); TODAY!
2. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre (2 copies); Deadline August 14


Cathy said...

Ooooh, I like! (I've been up for over 20 hours. This is as witty as it gets! LOL)

Anna said...

I love your magnet collection. I don't have much of one. I mostly have tons of pics by The Girl all over the place. You can't see the magnets. ;)

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Cathy: Why on earth are you up so late? or is it early? LOL

Anna: You should post anyway.

Anonymous said...

Wow...what an awesome coolection Serena, and so neatly arranged. It sure does look pretty.

bermudaonion said...

It looks like we need to have a magnet swap at BEA next year! Thanks for sharing!

Serena said...

Violet: you haven't seen the bottom half of the fridge...its a mess.

Bermudaonion: that would be fun

Dar said...

Love your magnets! We have a few still up on the fridge but the finish on the fridge we have now doesn't seem to like magnets much which is very sad.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Great collection - I especially like Puddy and Tat, too cute!

Our fridge has a stainless finish, so it doesn't accept magnets. I hang the kids' art on an "art wall" in our breakfast room. We've strung 4 rows of picture wire across the wall and use tiny clothespins to hang them.

Serena said...

Dar: that's not cool....when the fridge finish doesn't like the magnets

Dawn: My dad named those cats after a cartoon saying "I tawt I saw a puddy tat" I think it was Tweety!

Anyways, the clothespin picture hanging sounds like a great idea.

Florinda said...

I'm so glad you joined in! Your magnets are great, and laid out much more neatly than mine are :-). Thanks for sharing!

And I agree with Kathy - a book-blogger magnet exchange could be fun!

Kitten said...

Loved that photo! And you've inspired me to take a picture of the magnets on MY fridge!

Anonymous said...

I love it. I'm not sharing mine, because they are not nearly as neat and tiday as yours. Mine are holding up papers and whatnots, with no organization whatsoever.

Serena said...

Florinda: I think this is the most organized they've been.

Kitten: I hope to see your magnets soon.

Carol: go for it. I think you should show them off in their disorganized glory.

etirv said...

Wow, we used to collect magnets, too! Thanks for sharing your magnets!

Matt said...

Picture magnets are smart because you don't have to worry about ictures falling off the fridge.

Mari said...

Love magnets! I have quite a collection myself. The frog one you have is so cute. :)

Jenners said...

I'm loving this little meme. We collect magnets on our vacations and it just brightens everything up and gives us good memories whenever we go to the fridge ... which is often!