The Mascots of Market Friday

in Market Friday7 months ago


If you have been around a while, you probably already know the mascot to the #MarketFriday challenge. This little sandpiper was running up and down the beach, running away with from the tide. As soon as I took this picture, I knew it. A star was born. On the rare occassion where I have something preventing me from putting up a post, I use the bird, to have something in place so that everyone can drop their link in. If you haven't seen him, and he is a him, in case you wondered... let me introduce you to him tonight.

Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see the different markets and cultures of our friends here on Hive.

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This was made for #MarketFriday courtesy of @barbara-orenya. The artist in her created these fun little aliens called Blue Wonkies. Oh, yes. It is true. Her talents run in every direction, it is hard to keep up with her. So, the wonkies give her a hand. You are apt to see them all over the platform. Who wouldn't want to take one of these home with them? Yes?

Please leave the link to your post here so it can easily be found by others. It helps you and me to have them in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? #MarketFriday is having a growth spurt, and I appreciate everyone that is helping it grow. Dropping the link in the comments section is actually important as some of the posts do not come up when I am searching the tag.❤


Here is the last one I have. This was done on the spur of the moment in the middle of the night when I need the #MarketFriday logo... I got stuck in work and wouldn't be able to put a post up without a few key pieces on my computer. Well, @old-guy-photos came to the rescue. It was prabably 2 AM and I sent him a picture and he dropped the rooster in. Seriously. The guy saved my post. Not to be dramatic or anything.

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I like using a picture at the end of my posts, I used to do it all the time. Do you have a fun little picture that words can be added to? If you do and you want to show off your talent, I am rotating the pictures every week and I would be thrilled to show off your talent, giving you credit. If you are like me, where art is something I buy, not create... Well, my sympathies. If you have one you would like to share with #MarketFriday, please drop it in the comment section! Thank you! ❤️


Question: My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I’m often invited to play. Yet wherever I go I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say. What am I?


Answer! Can you guess??? A violin!

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Rules of the Road

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost?
  3. Post the picture(s) Of course, you should tell a little bit about the ones you post
  4. Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 (this is not required, but appreciated)
  5. Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it
  6. Following me and reblogging the post so more see it would be appreciated !! Not a rule, just appreciated, more vision for more views on your posts!
  7. You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post. If you don't and someone reads it, there is nothing to tie #MarketFriday to that post.
  8. Please only one post each week. Believe it not, I run out of voting power if you put in many more than that.

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As always, there must be flowers to color my world. #alwaysaflower I say to thee: Let there be flowers!

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And just like that, this post is done. I hope you are having a great day! As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit, and just remember, #MarketFriday loves you! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a most fabulous day! Cheers!!





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Well, I had the audacity to state in my post today that I am a veteran of this challenge and then community. I say that because, to my shame, I didn't know that the first photo was or is the mascot. I only know the second one, made by @barbara-orenya, I didn't know the one made by @old-guy-photos either. Again a coincidence, I didn't know you were going to refer to @old-guy-photos and I did too in my today post. This one: I Don't Like Working Like A Robot.
In my post today I said that I have tried, over the years, to upset you on several occasions but have failed. I'll try again now...
While my #marketfriday posts are getting longer... yours are getting shorter, ha, ha!
Of course, mine doesn't count, I just wanted to note that I'm managing to express myself more and more difficult.

I probably meant the term loosely, as in, when you see it, you know that it is #MarketFriday. The others are shown now and again, but, not like the bird.

I am thrilled that we are so connected! The veteran proclamation, @old-guy-photos :) I find it funny that we both are riding the same wavelength more frequently than not.

If I knew you were trying to upset me, I would have made an upset face for you! You know I cannot be upset with you. True, some days my posts are shorter, like today. I promise to make it up next week. :)

Thank you for joining the challenge! A little bit of sun and beach for you!

#MarketFRiday loves you!

Thanks for the sun and the beach. Nice animation! It was an exaggeration that I wanted to upset you, in fact, it was an observation that when I think I am wrong, with some comment or statement, you don't get upset.

As for the size of the post, I think shorter, concise posts are ideal. They're easier to read and easier to write. I think they're the future. Have a nice weekend, Denise!

Of course, I knew exactly what you meant. :)

Short and concise is ideal. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to do that instead of using a few words and making them stretch. I think they are the future also. Even the very prolific writers have gotten much, much shorter and more concise, so I think you are on to something. I have to admit, I have just about given up being noisy! :)

Then let's try and see how this change is received.
I wasn't in noise this year, I kind of gave up, although it was going well. Too much time is needed to be successful.

Exactly how I feel. You were very successful, but, there is no feeling of camaraderie or friendship there, except for a few. I don't get any satisfaction out of it.

Friendship is hard-won and hard kept there, I have made a few friends and I am sorry I will not communicate with them anymore but I don't have time. I don't have enough time for Hive either.

There are a few people I will miss, but, most of them have been migrating here (or back here) I struggle some days. It is difficult to try to do it all.

Hey, Dan @bluemoon Is everything okay with you? I worry about you.

There is something about that little sandpiper that just makes me smile whenever I see it
and @barbara-orenya. does such amazing art doesn't she :)

I am stretching the limit of what is a market this week again I am afraid

but her eiit is my little mini market Friday post

The same happens to me , but with the rooster ( I feel I am getting a little mad 😅)

Your market is always creative and I really appreciate you thinking outside the box! So thank you and honestly, I appreciate it.

That little sandpiper is my favorite, but, the rooster is really a hoot too. One can never go wrong with a little bit of @barbara-orenya, her work is quite amazing and seriously stretches my imagination.

Thank you!

#MarketFriday loves you!

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Who let that rooster lose in the deli?! I hope he's not vegetarian! Or in the meat section of that supermarket ..... Nice to have friends who are up in the middle of the night - um morning - and can help with fun photos.

Haha! Right? I kind of hope he is not vegetarian either :)

It is nice to have friends up in the middle of the night! It was one of those #MarketFriday moments that makes my day! I swear to God, (as He is my witness) that nothing remotely bad happens to the Hive site until Thursday night when I am trying to post. Much as I try, I cannot seem to make them ahead, time is never mine. But, that is a goal of mine. At least one ahead would make a difference. If I look back, the site almost always goes down on Thursdays! Or perhaps it is just a coincidence. I notice it most. :)

Fun photos make me smile. Who doesn't need a smile??

You know that #MarketFriday loves you!

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Then here's a fun feathered photo for you a friend recently sent me


That is so funny! LOL I love it! :) Cute chick. I cannot use this if she pulled it off the internet. They will slap me with plagurizing. :)

I love it though!!

Thank you!

Give me a few days ... I'll make you one ... compliments of a Buckaroo Feathered Slacker

Awwww. Don't let it slow you down. You are busy with life and this is just play. You are so thoughtful. 💖

Rooster escaped, couldn't be baked into a pie, his duty is to call the townsfolk, as soon as the sun rises you will hear him.

Rooster most definitely not to get mixed up with a violin!

Now I take my bow wishing you a splendid weekend and happy market Friday!

That rooster does sound off when needed, perhaps a little too early some days. That really would make a nice pie though, wouldn't it?

Ha! You have such a way with words! You are awesome! Thank you, always for stopping by and making my day with your witty words.

#MarketFriday loves you!

Have not had a rooster in close proximity for a couple of years, last one I am sure was mentally challenged crowing long before the sun came up 😁, tempted to put him in the pot a couple of times....

Have a fantabulous day and keep smiling, the world smiles back!

Somehow, that deli reminded me of the time I was eating at Schipol before my flight.
Speaking of flight, I saw a little flight stop along the way to getting mandarin oranges here:

The deli reminded you of eating before a flight? It must have been a deli sandwich! :) I love mandarin oranges!

Thanks so much for stopping by, leaving your words, and dropping the link!

@MarketFriday loves you!

Yes, I remembered it was some kind of sandwich.
You're welcome.

Sorry I failed to put my link here the other day! Maybe doing it now will be good practice for next time! 😁

Hello, lovely! It's okay, I always feel like it gets more eyes on the post which helps the new people a lot. Also, many people who are looking for the post can just go down the line of comments.

Perhaps you know the answer to this question? I sometimes have no view on some of the #MarketFriday posts. I don't understand it. I missed about ten last week because no matter how many times I call up #MarketFriday, it didn't come up. I hope it is not the different front ends we are all using. Anyway, maybe it's me, but, I check for them for 3 or 4 days after the market day. Thanks again for joining the challenge! You always have such a fun post!

#MaarketFriday loves you!

Well, for one thing: The tag must be spelled properly. Just as you accidentally typed @#MaarketFriday at the end of your last comment, someone might have not spelled it correctly in a post.

If the tag is correct, though, then I don't have an answer. We could certainly ask the devs for Ecency and PeakD, though, and maybe get some insight.

The misspelled tag is not usually that big a problem because although it does happen it's not that often. Except by me, obviously.

I would say most are probably with Ecency or when the post under the China then i have to call it up through that post. I know I'm not making any sense but I guess I'll try to look into it. Thanks so much and my apologies for not proofing my own writing. Have a great day!

I just could not agree to let today's #marketfriday to bypass me. Thanks for these amazing beauty from your end @dswigle.

Thank you so much, Sam! @mcsamm That makes my heart happy! I also thank you for the attention you give to #MarketFriday every single week. It is appreciated that you support it and me.

Your words and dropping the link here in the comment section... much appreciated!

#MarketFriday loves you!

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good to see market friday is still arround :) there might come a time this year when i start picking up the camera again, until then i'll just have to enjoy other peoples work :)

I know, can you believe it? Four and a half years! I never thought I would want to run something that long, but, it is still fun for me and I truly have learned so much about our world, its people, and the different cultures.

I look forward to you picking up the camera again! :) You know you want to. :) As always, thanks for stopping by and leaving your words.

#MarketFriday loves you!

Haha! That is what I always say! :) TGIF!!! We all need it at the end of our week. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your words today. I hope your market was a good experience for you!

Thanks for dropping your link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

You're welcome @dswigle .
It's was indeed filled with wonder experience.
Thanks for your reply and have a blessed day.

You too!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your link! It is much appreciated.

I hope you have a great day!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Its my pleasure @dswigle

Good morning, @dswigle! Haha, Old-guy-photos did great with the Deli &Bakery picture. I was so sure the rooster was actually in the photo until I saw "follow me to the Friday market" part. 😅 If I come up with any fun little picture, I'll be sure to drop it on your #marketfriday posts.

I went phone shopping with a friend and have a few pictures to share with Hive! Here's my link --

Thank you and have a great day!

The rooster was hilarious, yes? It was one of those spur-of-the-moment saves when my computer froze or broke, I cannot remember which right now. I was grateful for the help.

I would love it if you would come up with a fun picture. Of course, as you can tell, I always give credit, where credit is due. Thank you for even considering it. Much appreciated.

Phone shopping! Yay! I need to do that myself. It is just not my favorite thing to do! Thanks so much for stopping by, leaving your words and dropping your link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

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I hope you're not sick and you're doing well. I remember this funny bird 😁 Wow!!!! I guessed the riddle!!! 😀👍 A very beautiful riddle!

No, sweet @tali72!! I had other life issues come up and needed to be addressed. All is well here, but, thank you for asking!❤️ My lovely little sandpiper, he runs along the beach, all day long, chasing the water as it rolls in and out.

You guessed the riddle!!! :) That is super cool! Thank you for leaving your words and for dropping your link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Hi Denise! I love seeing the sandpipers also and that is an awesome photo of one! I love that @old-guy-photos was able to help you out with that rooster! came out perfect! I made a post this week and hope you like it! 😊

Wasn't that the coolest thing? I thoughts so too and still, to this day, when I use it, it gets a laugh out of me. It wasn't funny at the time, but, I was eternally grateful for what he did.

It did come out rather perfect, didn't it?

Yay! So happy to see a post from you! Thank you and thank you for dropping your link on the post!

#MarketFriday loves you!!!!!!

Totally cool and it really did!! You're welcome and thank you for Market Friday!! 💕

Oh, woman! You are the sweetest! ❤️

I've been doing way too much shopping on Amazon and eBay lately. Would they count as a market friday post?

Did you buy it and pay money? Look at it and contemplate it? Yes! Yes! Yes! We are creative with our #MarketFriday, but, yours is a bonafide real deal!

Just do it! :) If not this week, next week...but, no worries. I wait up for you. ;)

#MarketFriday loves you!

Oh my gosh how cool is this! I love it! It’s so cute that I want one now.

Oh!!! I want to see you do on! They are such cool little birds!!! Seriously, you should do one! I know you would do it justice!

Thanks so much, Brad, for stopping by and leaving your words. xo

#MarketFriday loves you!

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Hello @afridany1!Thank you for your words and for dropping your post here! Much appreciated!!

Oh, a cafe!! I love cafes! Thank you!

#MarketFriday loves you!

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Oh ma'am.
I forgot to report back to this post asap.
This is my market Friday post's link

For me, I won't like to share anything in common with the alien (Wonkies).
The eyeballs are toooo large ⭕

:) I hear you! It does have rather large eyes! The better to see you with! Thank you so much for stopping by, leaving your words, and dropping your link! Much appreciated!

I hope you had a great day!

#MarketFriday loves you!

The eyes are scary

Oh dearie
Thanks to you too for visiting my market Friday post

Thank you so much for participating in the challenge. I appreciate you dropping the link here.

#MarketFriday loves you!

I really miss your contest several weeks because of my father-in-law death. I like this platform sharing my feelings and photography. And here is my entry:

I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to post into the #MarketFriday challenge!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Thank you so much for the words and dropping off the link. I appreciate it! I hope you are having in a nice day!

#MarketFriday loves you!

I haven't been to the market and walked around the way I used to in many years. This pandemic has changed the way I do just about everything. I'm glad to see you're still doing Market Friday though. I also have to say I'm very impressed by the amount of engagement that you get on your posts. It seems like almost too much to handle with all of those comments. I don't know how you can read them all.

Oh, it is not the comments that are challenging. Now you have to go to every #MarketFriday post, upvote them 100% because the efforts put forth are staggering some days, repost, then give a meaningful comment after reading their post.

But, honestly, I have learned so much about different cultures that you just don't read in any book.

It is always a pleasure to have people join in! We have gotten more creative as some of our markets are no longer, but, if you pay for it or for a service, we can call it a market of sorts! :)

Hi, Jeezle! @jeezzle

#MarketFriday loves you!

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@tipu curate

I have shared the story in this post.

I hope friends will visit my blog. Thanks very much

Thank you for sharing your story. I also appreciate you dropping the link to make it easier to find.

#MarketFriday loves you!

Getting ready to write my post for today shortly. I am really looking forward to sharing my shots.

Thank you! That is awesome. Don't forget to drop the link here! I am looking forward to checking it out!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Thank you for dropping the link! You are awesome!!

#MarketFriday loves you!

😂😂The photo of the rooster is very funny, at least to me ! I imagine it walking around in the supermarket and crowing "COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO”!

Haha! Yes! I imagined the same thing! Can you imagine if that were real? :) It was a wonderful gesture on his part and he saved the day with his rooster!


Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words!

#MarketFriday loves you!

That's very real in some Venezuelan open market places. That's why it is so funny to me.

I have been to those kinds of Markets in South America, Central America, and Asia/Africa/Europe... I bet almost every country except this one... it has been so long since I have traveled, since Covid. But, still, you are right, it is funny!~ :))

Oh no!
Denise is flipping us the [Market Friday] bird!😀😂😀

We know how things come up in life, Denise. I have at least a dozen of different Market Friday posts to create and keep missing the Friday/Saturday post period due to one thing or another. Fingers crossed this will be my lucky week!

Stay safe, Denise! @dswigle

Upvoted and curated

Yes!! I never get to do that! It so freeing! Can I count that rooster as a bird, you know I have never done a double! It would totally be a twofer!!

Thanks so much and I hope you get time! :)) Thanks again for the curation!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Thanks so much for dropping your link! I hope you have a great day!

#MarketFriday loves you!

Hey @dswigle , how are you doing? I have been trying to be everywhere on the Blockchain like you LOL

It makes me admire you more, your consistency is fantastic! Maybe some day, I'd be like you.

I already shouted VIOLIN when i saw the word bow!. Pretty simple!

I need to get some food before i go to do my coaching work this morning, so I'd branch at the supermarket. I'd take pictures and post. Expect me #MarketFriday

Have a Nice day ahead!

!PIZZA !LUV #AlwaysAFlower

Yay! You are going to the market? That is awesome. You know I love it, right? I thought the bow would be a dead giveaway, but, then I thought some might think bow (curtsy/bow) and that would throw them off the scent. No such luck with you! Shout it loud!

Do you think I am everywhere? No kidding? I was seriously thinking how behind I am on comments and visiting other people's posts. I think you do great! Thank you for your participation! It means a lot to me.

See you later, alligator!

#MarketFriday loves you!

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Thanks for the LUV @samostically !

Thank you @dswigle for #fridaymarket. Here is my first post in this community:-)

Thank you @artmom !! Welcome to #MarketFriday! :) Cracker Barrel strikes!!! I was in one with my mother, only in the gift section, but, it was so long ago, I don't remember it.

I need a refresher! Thank you! Thank you for stopping by and dropping your link!

#MarketFriday loves you!

I love this little sandpiper bird it's just the perfect photo and the perfect Mascot 👍

Here is my link @diwigle have a nice weekend ☺️

Aren't those little guys so cute! I do love them. Do you have them there in Thailand?

Thank you for stopping by, leaving your words, and dropping your link! Have a great weekend!

#MarketFriday loves you!

No actually I haven't seen one like that before and definitely not in Thailand, I am not even sure if we have them in our home country of Australia must check.

Always a pleasure have a great week @dswigle ☺️

Thank you so much for dropping the link on your post! Have a great weekend!

#MarketFriday loves you!

It's my pleasure

Thanks for dropping the link for your #MarketFriday! Much appreciated! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

#MarketFriday loves you~

It Friday tomorrow... I'll have one done tomorrow at work!
In the meantime, good night, @dswigle!

Work? No way! I have never had a job where I can even bring my cell phone to the work area. Where do you work and how do I get a gig like that? :)

Good morning from here!

#MarketFriday loves you!

I received compensation for carrying my personal cellphone with me all the time.
Here's my article Denise @dswigle! Enjoy!

Haha! I am sure you do! :) That is awesome. I can be just a tad bit jelly of you! 💙 Thank you for the quick return and for dropping the link!

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I am always pleased to share with you my shopping )

Thank you! love when you do!

Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 89 of my contest just can now check the winners of the previous week!

Thank you for the repost @pixresteemer! Much appreciated!

#MarketFriday loves you!

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Thanks for the beer!


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Thank you for the pizza @samostically !!

A lovely market I see and am sure you enjoyed you shopping happy market Friday @dswigle

It actually was a post about my #MarketFriday mascot photos. But, yes, they are all at the Market. Thank you.

Good morning from here @tobywalter I hope you had a great day!I hope your baby had a great birthday last week!

#MarketFriday loves you!

How you doing dear friend @dswigle

I had to run out and go to the Market just now. :) Other than that, I would say that I am good. I hope you are doing well.

Am pretty cool 😎 dear friend @dswigle