Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mona Lisa in my Kitchen

Mona Lisa in my kitchen and in my life is a work in progress. I've been collecting all sorts of Mona Lisa materials for many years, and I have posted quite a lot about this collection here on my blog. You may recall my Mona Lisa winkie from last mont's post (right) -- she's still winking!

Despite my interest in Mona Lisa, I've never presented much about her to my friends at the once-a-month blog event called "In My Kitchen," which this month is hosted by Sherry, a blogger in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. To learn about her and about this event see THIS POST.

Now for more Mona Lisa imagery .....


Here's my pantry shelf (a high one) with Mona Lisa mugs. And one candle.

Among my refrigerator magnets now: just one Mona.
At some point I had many, but from time to time, I restart my magnet array.
And now for some kitchen and food Monas from past blog posts:

How one mug works: first you see the mustache -- add coffee and there's no mustache.
Mona Lisa lunchbox (I don't have it because it's crazy expensive).
From one of my condo kitchens in Hawaii: Kona Lisa Coffee
and Kona Lisa mug -- from the farm that we visited.
Mona Lisa olive oil -- which I haven't seen in a long time.
Mona Lisa Chocolate (one of many).

Mona Lisa wine, Mona Lisa cocktail napkins, Mona Lisa mugs (again).
And one of my favorite ever Mona Lisa advertisements, collected in the 1980s.


12 comments:

Sherry Mackay said...

I absolutely love your Mona Lisa collection Mae! Wow there is a world of opportunity there for collecting. Thanks so much for joining in this month!

Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said...

Oh wow, Mae, you really do have a great collection of Mona Lisa curios. Love it!

foodandtools.com said...

What an amazing Mona Lisa collection... Ive not seen this before and thanks for saharing :)

thesnowwoman said...

Wow you do have a lot of Mona Lisa! Thanks for sharing your collection.

SeattleDee said...

Still grinning over your collection of ML treasures; indeed, "fine art" IS all around us, even in the kitchen. :>)

Sandra (Ladyredspecs) said...

What wonderfully quirky collection, it must put smile on your face everyday.

Kim Bultman said...

I've always loved that mysterious lady with her enigmatic smile. Looks like you've unleashed the mother lode via your years' worth of collecting, Mae! Thank you SO much for sharing!

Fiona Ryan said...

Kona Lisa - ha ha ha, very clever. I didn't know about your collection so it was fun to pore over the pictures. I wonder at what point she will go from being a quirky collection to something you have to find bloody space for... I'm back from a break from blogging and reading blogs so enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing.

Mae Travels said...

Thanks everyone for being so amused. I definitely love he humor in my Mona LIsa collection, and not only in the kitchen.

@Fiona -- you definitely guessed right -- the collection is huge. I now store it in around 10 bankers' boxes and a huge bookcase plus miscellaneous other places in the house. This blog post is probably 1% of the total.

napolirestaurantalert said...

What awesome paraphernalia! Some really fun stuff!

Miss Food Fairy said...

You have a wonderful collection of Mona Lisa items Mae. The Mona Lisa olive oil and chocolate are something I've never seen before. Great catching up for #IMK x

Gretchen DALRYMPLE said...

What a fun collection! I love the mug that changes faces once coffee is added. I've seen some of those products, how nice to collect them all together.