Because people can be predictable, I checked my local Craigslist for the word “bowel”. I did see a couple instances where the word was not used in connection with tableware. Thank you, Squatty Potty, for that new development. However, enough misuse existed to be worth the search. Continue reading
There’s this town called Leachfield. Actually, it’s Litchfield, but that’s only if you go straight there. If you pass through Sparkyville, it’s Leachfield. I don’t know why. Continue reading
Project cars can be loads of fun. Picking out all period interior upholstery and exterior paint colors with details, trading for mirrors and engine parts, getting a good deal on a transmission. Woo-hoo! Continue reading
Did you know that the word vintage mostly relates to wine and wine-making? Only a few definitions mean something other than wine. Noun: the class of a dated object with reference to era of production or use: a hat of last year’s vintage. Adjective: old-fashioned or obsolete: vintage jokes. being the best of its kind: They praised the play as vintage O’Neill. That’s it. Continue reading
Here’s your Rose-tinted glasses. You are going to need them to look at today’s offering. Remember, things in Sparkyville don’t get fixed up all that often, so an item we would classify as trash is an antique to Sparky. And worth oodles of money. Continue reading
When a language encounters people who speak it, who may not have absorbed any of the teachings they were exposed to, and who may not be able to diagram a sentence, the language changes. It hasn’t got much choice. Either it lets people treat it like elastic or it goes the way of Latin and Welsh.
If Sparky wants to call a desk a chest of drawers, who is going to stop him? Certainly not Craigslist.
Antique wood chest drawers – $80
40 in. W x 18 in D x 30 in. H
This is a solid wood, antique piece– not veneer over particle wood. It’s not fancy, but it’s well-made. It would be perfect for a kid’s bedroom. There are a lot of little imperfections in the surface of the wood–which would easily sand out if you choose to refinish, but would be fine for a child. And the drawers are the exact width of DVDs/Blurays, so it would be an excellent TV stand. I’ve lined the drawers with contact paper, but the paper isn’t stuck permanently to the wood.
Must pick up. One flight of stairs.
Allergen warning: coming from a home with a cat
I can’t even pick up a ladder, let alone a flight of stairs. I just feel sorry for the cat who now must write all his letters on the floor. His people must be barbarians. Thanks for the post, OMV. As always, nice find.
Somewhere around the world, on the beaches of the world, wood that has been drifting on the tides washes up on shore. Some people comb the beaches and collect things like that. They have a very descriptive name for it. Continue reading