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The 95th Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid’s dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let’s begin.

Returning to the idea of colour, I am absolutely in love with paint samples.  Not paint; just paint samples.  I mean, I like paint on my walls, but I love picking up paint samples and keeping them on my desk.  Paint samples for the sake of paint samples–as their own entity and not as a means to helping make a decision.

Am I the only one who makes an outing out of going to the paint store and bringing home samples just to make herself happy?

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (Important: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog’s name, not your name. Links not going to a Show and Tell post will be deleted). The list is open from now until late Friday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Wednesday night (or any time between Wednesday morning and Friday night), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything–a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn’t need to contain a picture if you can’t get a picture–you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post “Show and Tell” each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog’s main url–use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good “ooooh” and “aaaah” and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it’s missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


1 Delenn { 03.10.10 at 7:37 pm }

You would have LOVED where I used to work about 15 years ago! I worked as data entry for a company who made a machine that took paint samples and formulated them for the big stores (like Home Depot). My job was to type in 500 or more formulas in making up those paint samples…I would have to type in the amount of paint, the type of paint and the paint color name into our system. I saw paint sample cards ALL day!!!

Thanks for making remember those carefree days (after a while I was so good that could daydream while entering the data)!


2 Flying Monkeys { 03.10.10 at 8:15 pm }

I love paint samples but hate how the pain never looks the same on my wall. We bought Olympic Bronze and it was beautiful on the sample, even in the area it was to be painted. When we put it on though, it looks like poop, breast milk poop. Part way through my husband said we could change it, I was too stubborn. I’m rethinking that decision.

3 Flying Monkeys { 03.10.10 at 8:16 pm }

Paint not pain, though it is a pain that it never matches. And pain is subjective so it wouldn’t look the same on my wall would it? And I’m shutting up now. Carry on…

4 HereWeGoAJen { 03.10.10 at 9:29 pm }

What color should I paint the nursery? Should it be Friendly Frog again?

5 a { 03.10.10 at 9:45 pm }

Once upon a time…you know, never mind. I’ll just go and make it my Show and Tell and it will be all about paint samples.

6 Erika { 03.10.10 at 10:09 pm }

I’ve never been a big paint sample person, until it comes to actually painting, coloring, etc. However my sister LOVES paint samples just for the sake of samples, so I totally get it!

7 Katie { 03.10.10 at 10:27 pm }

I am so glad I am not the only one who loves paint samples. Mike thinks I”m weird, but I can’t help it. I just like to pick out colors even if we never actually paint anything that color

8 Kristi { 03.10.10 at 10:50 pm }

Umm nope I don’t share your love of paint samples. I will let you have that very unique love.

9 Mrs. Gamgee { 03.11.10 at 12:03 am }

I totally get it! I love just staring at that wall of samples! There’s something about it that’s so inspiring, and calming at the same time.

10 Terry Elisabeth { 03.11.10 at 4:37 am }

I love paint samples but not paint because I can choose as many samples as I like and I can’t decide which color of paint to use on my walls !

11 susy { 03.11.10 at 10:35 am }

I’m always drawn to the paint section of the store. I’ve been known to have samples in my purse for MONTHS! They even get transferred from one to the other. So yah! I get it!

12 Kir { 03.11.10 at 10:49 am }

I love them too, keep them long after we’ve picked a color and put it on the walls. Those blues in your post…were heavenly.

13 jill { 03.11.10 at 2:06 pm }

Oh I love paint samples too! I could spend hours at the store looking through them.

14 Baby Smiling In Back Seat { 03.11.10 at 2:09 pm }

My only experience with paint samples was in elementary school when the art teacher sent us all out to get paint samples to cut up for mosaics. Since I wasn’t actually going to buy paint, I felt sheepish about taking them, hyper-moral little child that I was. Every time I pass a display full of paint samples, I think of that and feel a little sheepish.

15 Lavender Luz { 03.11.10 at 3:54 pm }

I like paint samples, too!

When I was a kid, my dad was a chemical engineer, and he worked with polyethylenes. He would bring home necklaces of plastic chips of every shade, and I loved looking at them, clicking them, treating them like mala beads (even though I didn’t know mala beads at the time).

But paint samples are even better because they have all the creative names.

16 Kate (Bee In The Bonnet) { 03.11.10 at 8:02 pm }

Total paint-sample lover. I actually saw a craft once that involved using strips of paint samples in a coordinating color array that were decoupaged onto a table-top. I’ve fantasized about completing that project for some time, but haven’t gotten around to it yet…

17 Battynurse { 03.12.10 at 11:30 am }

I can relate to this completely. I have a friend who is a painter by trade and at his house he had one of those pain sample book things. It’s about 12 inches long and maybe 2 inches wide and has tons and tons of paint samples in it. Every time I went over there I’d start looking through it and picking out colors and finally he just gave it to me. It’s wonderful.

18 sugarmama { 03.12.10 at 2:39 pm }

I also love paint samples. AND those awesome tiny books of ink colors (like everything Pantone has ever made) . We even had a hard time throwing away the paint samples when we were moving out of our last apartment.

19 clare { 03.14.10 at 3:34 pm }

I too love paint samples… my parents would roll my eyes when I begged to tak ea few home each time we went to the store. The first time I was asked to be a bridesmaid, the bride just handed me a strip of 5 blues, quite close to the blues you posted here, and said ‘pick a dress that is in this cue family’ — and I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!!! thanks for reminding me of such a nice memory!

20 clare { 03.14.10 at 3:34 pm }

I meant hue family… silly me!

21 Bea { 03.19.10 at 8:00 am }

They are pretty cool. I don’t go to your extent, but I can see how someone would.


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