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Oh, what a productive Saturday.

April 24, 2010

Spurning the regular Saturday morning grocery hunting-gathering ritual, we did way more fun stuff today.

First, breakfast at Gingerlee. Delicious and a cosy place to wait out the rain.

Next, we went and picked up Russell. This is Russell. He’s our new housemate. I didn’t know we needed a fish until I found a great cylindrical fish tank for $2 at the tip shop near Ma’s house…

Next, inspired by the getaway car from Malcolm, we converted a single piece of furniture from the op shop….

to two bedside tables…

That first picture is an action shot of the Curmudgeon beginning the dismantling. See, we had to saw it in half on the street outside the op shop to fit it in his car (what fool would design a car with TWO DOORS that preclude transport of junk? WHO??) There were some tense moments. We had to borrow a hammer from the op shop, and in passing I looked in their skip and found a Noritake bowl in the same design as my grandmother’s dinner set.

Such happy memories of breakfasts eaten out of these bowls while perched at their laminex bar. I don’t have much of Gran’s everyday stuff, since I was overseas when she died and most of it was unceremoniously dumped, so having this bowl brings me much quiet joy.

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5 comments

  1. Well done you two. I like:-
    Russell
    That super find
    The owl cushion
    A Gran bowl.

    PS there are HEAPS of mushies – will pick and bring on Wed.


  2. Handsome bedside tables, lady!


  3. as always, loving your work! Russell is a very handsome fish – what breed is he?


    • Vetti, he’s a Siamese fighting fish.

      Also see that red kitchen cannister next to the bed? That’s from you. Curmudgeon keeps his Things and Stuff in it.


  4. hmm…my tubular aquarium needs new fish! pleased Curmudgeon likes the red cannister…



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