Sunday, August 02, 2020

Sunday Selections

EC is having computer issues, it seems. She can't tell us because if she is having computer issues, she can't tell us. Good for her to have a break perhaps anyway. So, who knows if she will join in for Sunday Selections.

We stole this from Mother. Well, she said we take anything we wanted. The dishwasher eventually wears the measurement marks off. As a right handed person, I have a problem with the measurements as the metric measurements are on the far side, which is fine if you are left handed.


Before lock down Mark II, we took Mother to the nursery for something or 'tother. These are called something like Candy Frost and they really look like they have frosted leaves.


I think it was a full tea set once, my grandmothers. All that remain are the cake serving plates. My foolish Mother asked if we wanted them. What? Do we have anything like that now in our apartment? I should send these photos to Brighton Antique Dealer to find out if they are worth anything, but I doubt it.



A strange sculpture outside an office building. I like it.


During Lock Down Mark I, I discovered this nearby barber shop. R had his haircut first and wasn't offered beer, and he probably would have accepted the offer. I had my hair cut there later and I was offered beer. Given R paid considerably more to have his luxuriant locks cut than I did for my much sparser hair, that seems unfair. I think we will have to return there, after our last haircut in the interim in the city at our usual place.


It looks a little like someone was feeding the birds, but not so. They were just gathered at the edge of nearby Albert Park Lake.

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  1. EC's computer woes are (mostly) sorted. She has a new PC and a new operating system and is learning their ways.
    Love your Sunday Selections. I am decidedly right handed (after a teacher tied my left hand behind my back) and hear you on those jug issues.

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    1. EC, you were a natural leftie and made into rightie, like R who is kind of ambidextrous now.

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  2. Funny that about the measuring cup. I have 3 of different size and they drive me mad, being right handed. the large one (4 cups,ancient) has no markings anymore.

    Great shot btw. Love the haircut story. I understand the beer thing = R's hair took ages to cut/style. Yours didn't.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, jugs not so expensive to buy. Dispose of responsibly and leave it to the younguns to sort out the mess. Your are quite right about the haircuts. Thanks.

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  3. I love serving plates.

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    1. Gosia, perfect for serving something Polish and sweet.

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  4. The plate is lovely. I have a complete set of china, very similar that will once day be Savannah's.
    Wish I got a free beer when I get my hair done.

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    1. Maribeth, while the hairdresser was masked, we weren't. It would now be impossible to have a beer while your hair was being cut.

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  5. The family of wood ducks here appears to have grown less in number. I hope it is because a couple of the youngsters have flown the nest...and the diminished number isn't because of predators. The latter usually are responsible.

    Have a good week, Andrew...take care. :)

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    1. Lee, perhaps it has grown to be less. I do know the number of swans are self limiting. The lake is a fairly safe place for birds.

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  6. Pyrex should make those with the scale on the opposite side for the modern world.

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    1. Travel, it would be good if Pyrex did.

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  7. The full tea set must have been very dainty and elegant, back in the day. We don't even do afternoon teas, these days.

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    1. Hels, we often have a cake or similar at around 4pm. Afternoon is not quite dead and buried yet.

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  8. A beer at barber. I need ask my husband if he heard of that.

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    1. Dora, I expect Murphy won't have heard of it but thinks it is a great idea.

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  9. Andrew, Andrew, Andrew! That jug is clear glass. If you need to use the measurements on the "wrong" side, just look through the glass and read them backwards.
    I doubt anyone would want the cake plates, except maybe a collector. It might be worth contacting the antique dealer, if you have enough of the plates like six, for instance, to make a worthwhile sale. I have some older style rose patterned pieces that I can't give away, no one wants things with gilded edges because they can't go in dishwashers or microwaves, and the china is usually too delicate even without the gilded edges.

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    1. River, I can't see the measurements through the glass. You are right. No one wants the old china now.

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    2. Well then, just turn the jug around, pour to the correct measure and turn it back, or learn to pick it up lefthanded and pour from it. I pour most things lefthanded already, don't really know why.

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  10. I am also curious as to the reasons for the barber exchange that distinguishes the additional service of providing beer and whether 🤔?

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    1. Himawan, whatever do you mean??? There is no other at barber, more is the pity at times.

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  11. I'm left handed so for me I would have the jug handle to the left :)
    Nice selection, and I have a plate very similar to the one you have shown, yes it's older than I am..
    Take care..

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    1. Margaret, so you would see the metric measurements perfectly. You do work in metric?

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  12. When we cleaned out our house, nobody wanted what once was very expensive like oriental carpets, silver, dishes, plates etc ! Not even our son wanted anything of precious things because they are too old fashioned and then there is the dishwasher problem. So we had to give everything away ! Besides some medals !

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    1. Yes Gattina. No one here wants that old stuff now. Mr G's medals?

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  13. The Pyrex jug will last forever Andrew.. the candy frost plant is pretty, will look out for it next trip to the nursery. I recognise the style of the sculpture, I'm pretty sure the artist has an entry in Sculpture by the Sea each year. I have a girl friend who chose her hairdresser precisely because of the glass(es) of wine, true story! Fun to see the black swans over your way 💜

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    1. Grace, the jug might last forever but I can say from experience the markings won't. The sculpture does look familiar, the style at least. Bit hard now to have free beer or wine with both cutter and customer masked.

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  14. I agree with Grace, there were similar statues at Sculpture by the Sea a couple of years ago, the artist would be Naidee Schangmoh. I have a similar jug, but don't use it that often, so it's been put in the cupboard that houses my soap making stuff, so I can melt the stuff in the jug.

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    1. Sami, I'd better go back and see if I can see a name.

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