Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Adi Can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Help with Ruby (Red) Tuesday - Old things not used. What to do?
Wine for the Day: Palin Syrah, sales are up in Houston
Today: (Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year - at sundown, 9-29)
A Funny: How to cut your work load (Dagwood, comic)
Photo of the day: (Ruby Red Tuesday)
This old desk was the first antique we acquired after we were married, 37 years ago. We debated about the $15 price tag and finally decided it would be worth it.
The desk no longer had its original finish but had been painted this red. It was a little brighter back then but it dulled considerably since the flood of 1979. It was completely submerged with about three feet of water, as were three cars and a motorcycle and most of our other worldly goods.
For a while it held flowering potted plants on our patio. That was really nice for it, I'm sure it felt it had a new life.
For a while we sat things on it but now due to space limitations it sits under this other older table. We do have two other student desks with original finish, carvings, etc. One is in good shape, the other needs some glue here and there.
I suppose it will sit for a few more years, then hit the trash. That is usually what happens to old things, sooner or later.
Of course, since we have an open back porch on our retirement home it could hold a plant back there again. It hasn't for nine years, will things change?
Word for the day: kerfuffle
I agree with grandma faith, this is not the way to treat an antique. I think Adi agrees.
If you don't want it, haven't you got relatives that might not have two more desks?
Besides, that flood might have added age and patina to your antique, don't you think. To be a flood survivor should have its reward!
I'm like you. Things sit in the garage for years before I finally throw them out. I hate to part with anything.
I like that word kerfuffle, I use it often. Lol more so before my one kid moved out.
That Adi is a right pretty little doggie and guess who I am featuring on my Ruby Tuesday? Yep...your two girls but they will have to share the spotlight with Bernie!!...Love Terry
PS That nice desk would go good for Queen Katrin's palace living room!
Looks like it has seen its better days, but could still be spruced up. ;-}
and your word kerfuffle is used a lot over here...
1. She is a female beagle
2. She is very popular on my blogs
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3. Adi is a therapy dog, we will visit residents of an assisted living facility this afternoon
4. Everyone likes Adi
5. She is also a star on my YouTube videos, Jim1Jim1.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Love the photo and love all the interesting tidbits on your blog!!
Do you ever watch Craig Ferguson? He uses kerfuffle a lot :)
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When my mom came home, we all went out on the back patio to sit and talk. She was surprised and very happy to see that refinished bench with a few plants on it decorating the back patio.
That red desk looks neat to me. Perfect for a Ruby Tuesday shot!!
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