Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I bought these great tea glasses at a local art show a few years ago. Each glass has the name of a different poison etched into the glass. Curare, belladona, strychnine... So if you ever come for a visit and I offer you a drink, you can "name your poison". Ha! Ahem. So my sense of humor is a little morbid. Hey, at least I have one!

Although they are very sturdy glasses, my family has made an art form out of breaking things. Sigh. Three of the six glasses have since bit the dust. Two were dropped and broken into pieces. One, however, simply had the rim chipped. Someone would have cut their lip trying to use it, but I couldn't bear to throw it away, maybe there was a way to sand down the sharp edge or something. It's been sitting on top of the microwave for a couple months, useless but given a reprieve from the trash can out of sheer stubbornness on my part to accept another loss.

And then one day I noticed which poison it was on the glass and I had a "lightbulb moment." Here is the result.

I'll use it for a pencil holder on my desk, or maybe I'll fill it with chopsticks and leave it on the counter in the kitchen. I think I'm hysterically clever. And yes, it's really antique lace.

(Pssst! If you don't understand what's so funny, go here.)


Heartinmyhand said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. Glad you saved the glass from the trash. I do love the old lace.

Natasha Burns said...

hehehe! i like your sense of humour!
Thanks for the idea for the green colour for the velvet strawberries, I like that idea. Going to have to hunt down some nice velvet in just the right green!

jennalee said...

Love it, what a great idea. You need to put it somewhere safe where no one will drink it, or break it.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Laume,
Yes Ernie is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the type you see in Victorian paintings. He's also the same as the dogs Charlotte had on Sex and the City in the last season if you watched that show. Same as the girl dog in 'Underdog' too. You are right, I would be fascinated with deer and quail for sure! I have only ever seen deer at the deer farm which happens to be on the way to Phillip Island. But I can't eat venison, it reminds me of Bambi and I just can't bring myself to do it even though I know it is delicious meat!

ArtsyMama said...

These glasses are to die for!!! hehe.