Archives for the month of: October, 2012

No trick or treating for us this year. Going a bit crazy, stuck indoors with a very sick little boy.

Sadly here are the empty buckets.

Halloween_frankenstein_bucket green felt trick or treatHalloween_frankenstein_bucket orange felt trick or treat After days of television we tried to get in the spirit of things…

Jack o lantern lego instructions from
Present & Correct

Their Pinterest boards are wicked.

The thing is, orange lego is like gold. We don’t have much.

orange lid sugar bowl and lego japan halloween

My version of a pumpkin. I call it Cinderella.
Waechtersbach, West Germany tumbler and vintage Bakelite toy shoe.

Now about that wine. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…

Happy Halloween people
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the juice:

Citrus neons are so flavour of the season that you are possibly cataract impaired or cave bound if you’ve not have absorbed this already. Or you are, in fact, a man.

Tupperware Outkast: So fresh and so clean.

Lemon, lime and bitter that its not full of Pimms and Lemonade.

vintage china lemon sitting in atomic retro silver fruit bowl URBAN RUSTIC

Atomic Lemon

Not Annoying Orange


Seem familiar?

vintage bakelite jade green lime juicer citrus

An old squeeze.
Lime Bakelite juicer. From Chequered Past in Eumundi Qld.

My new squeeze.
The Alessi Juicy Salif, designed by Philippe Starck in 1990.
I use a juicer all the time, half a lemon in hot water first and last thing every day. Salif gets a bit of a bad rap by some and Starck justifies it as more of a conversation starter than a lemon squeezer. Personally I love it, though I was happier to pay $35 at Salvo’s than the $100 or thereabouts for a new one. It would need to be a good conversation to pay that much…

Citrus interruptus….

Oranges and Lemons…

how to keep slim healthy and young with juice fasting retro vintage book

Bought this book for the rad 1970’s typography and because it was there and relevant and it was only a dollar. I’ve never done a Juice Fast in my life and doubtful I’m about to try. I can do fast juice though.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed…

[Oranges & Lemons nursery rhyme]

and the final squeeze for a Friday.
Orange Squishy.


new zealand ironstone cup and sandwich plate retro airline meal set

Stewardess: Would you like some TWA Orange Juice, or some TWA Coffee?
Passenger: No thanks. But I wouldn’t mind some of your TWA Tea.

Even my jokes are vintage darling…


The ultimate in-flight/ in-house entertaining for the retro set.
A perfect cup [250mls] and über cool sandwich plate in glossy chocolate brown, good enough to eat.
Set of 2. Made in New Zealand in super sturdy ironstone.
[Bon Bon Candles by Universal.]

Get your hands on it now

green_toy boy in miniature brandy glass

A wee glass with toy boy and a little pizza.
What’s not to like?

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triv·et: a usually metal stand with short feet for use under a hot dish.
Mirriam Webster

The best thing a Man can do for his children is love their Mother Trivet plaque

OK, so I know I said I don’t buy into the usual Hallmarky motivational stuff but hey, Mum’s need all the support they can get. Right?

A helpful piece to leave lying around the kitchen [or hang or stand],
it could get you out of a hot spot…

You can buy this here

What’s the most feminist cheese in the world?
Germaine Gruyere.

Mouse Knife Cheese Spreader

What hotel do mice stay in?
The Stilton.
Handmade Silver Thai Mouse cheese knife.
Bought in a lovely silverware shop Khao Lak. Lost their card unfortunately.

The very lovely super friendly Thai shop girl asked the 4 of us to pose for a photo, then got us holding a quite strange and very large silver basket. She was so sweet, we just went with it. We suspect the pic is on the inter web somewhere, the shop has a website but we can’t remember the name and no luck on the Google. Wondering how ridiculous we look…

The terms Big Wheel and Big Cheese originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.

mouse_cheese knife rest white cheese plate platter

Worry is today’s mice nibbling on tomorrow’s cheese.
Are you groaning yet? Well I did say more cheese…

Silver knife rest
1 of set 2 x small porcelain plates

small wooden cheese board with 4 china cheese markers vintage modern

…boy he can please us like four kinds of cheeses…
L-A-C-H-L-A-N  by Your Wedding Night


Set 4 Cheese Markers
Small Wooden palette

+extra cheese

What did the blind man say after being handed a cheese grater?
That’s the most violent book I’ve ever read.

Cheese Grater by Stanislav Katz.
Image source: Design Boom


And the last bite…
my favourite scene in a movie involving cheese. If you got any others/better ones let’s hear it, please.

Royale with Cheese

A little

told me…

on a beach in Thailand.


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