In an Octopus' Parlor

"I'd like to be...
Under the sea
In an octopus' parlor
On a tree..."

Okay, so maybe that's not quite how the lyrics go. But the humorous little aquatic themed Christmas tree I put together for my Dad did add a splash of festive color to the Pop's apartment at assisted living.


Since retirement, Dad has studied the sounds underwater creatures make. When you hear the recordings he's done with the hydrophone (underwater microphone/recorder), you'd be surprised how noisy it can be under the deep. Clicks, crackles, groans and boops are normal discourse down there.

So I thought Dad might enjoy a little bit of the tropics up here. Though he insists the fish typically don't wear earrings and carry handbags...

The ornaments came from Target, and as soon as I saw them I knew what I had to do.

Jaws might have turned out a bit different if the lead shark were wearing a hula skirt, hat and carrying a beach bag...
Still, this flamingo better look out if the underwater buffet isn't replenished by the cabana boys quickly enough.
I particularly couldn't resist choosing the crazy blue tree. I figure, if you're going to have an underwater Christmas, you might as well do it up right!

Anyway, that's all there is for today. I hope you'll join me on Wednesday for our next exciting blog post o' decorative and thrifty treasures.

Aloha!

7 comments:

Greg said...

What a fun idea for a tree for the Pop! I bet he loves it (handbags and hula skirts notwithstanding!).

: )

Netster said...

This is the first! Adorable underwater creatures finally make it way to the xmas tree :) woooohooo

Aloha!

Jenn Thorson said...

Greg- He seemed to. At least, I'm sure there aren't too many other folks who have 'em-- it'll be a conversation piece. :)

Netster- Ahoha to you, too! Thanks for stopping by. :)

aimee said...

You are such a sweet and loving daughter! Your dad is lucky to have you! (but it seems that you'd say you're lucky to have him as well!) Loved the tree, and I bet that it is, indeed a conversation piece at your dad's assisted living place.

Jenn Thorson said...

Aimee- Aw, thank you.

dawt said...

Aimee said it best, and might I add, your sense of humor is sure to be appreciated amongst the residents AND the staff. Love it!

Jenn Thorson said...

Dawt- Heh, he'll be hailed by staff as Crazy Fish Guy....

(I think he'd be all right with that, actually. :) )