The Ugly Fish

 Several years ago my husband came home from work with the ornament he won in a white elephant exchange. He was so pleased. He had the highest number so had his pick of all the ornaments. I was collecting stars at the time and was excited to add to my collection. Was is shimmery gold or intricately beaded? Whimsical or exquisite?  Perhaps handmade?

Well, it wasn’t a star at all. It was a fish. And a pinecone. A pinecone fish with oak leaf fins. Oh, and glitter. It was, and continues to be, hideous. Continue reading