Wednesday, April 11, 2012

seven euro ninety nine cents

Scottish Husband says this bucket is one of his favourite things in the house. 
We keep the small sods of turf in it, for starting the fire.
The technical term for them
among fire-starting aficionados
is na caoráin.




He likes the bucket because it doesn't have FIRE
written on it, or TURF,
or Le Seau de Paris.
It just says seven euro ninety nine cents. 

34 comments:

  1. When the bucket's empty of dirt, Scottish Husband could double its worth by wearing the bucket as a hat.

    There are a lot of items around the house that could double as hats, but only the shrewd know that. You watch how life changes for you now I've opened your eyes to the possibilities.

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  2. Consider your trend started *grabs Sharpie and scribbles on kitchen bin*

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  3. A bucket is a bucket .... Scottish husband knows that....he doesn't need frills or frippery...that would never do. XXXX

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  4. You must do a bucket giveaway. Everyone in Blogtopia will want one. xx

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  5. i'm with scottish husband. but can hardly wrap my brain around starting the fire with soil. in a red dusty land like ours - i like to use diesal.

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  6. I'm still embarrassed over the time I bought a Dutch fire bucket from an antique store and wondered why the store owner there looked very confused when I said how quaint it was that they would start fires in brass buckets. Luckily the penny dropped before I put it to practical use. Yours is fine and sensible, Mise, and a bargain at twice the price.

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  7. Hello Mise:
    We are at one with your husband here. We so like the way that the price of €7.99 elevates the bucket into something else so that in some ways, in its simplicity, it takes on a totally different dimension. Perhaps what we are saying is that we like it for what it is, that there is no pretence.

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  8. That's interesting that you like the lack of pretence, because there are quite a few copies of 18th century Irish peat-buckets on the market. These are made of oak, with brass bands holding them together like barrels. I don't know what the real antiques sell for, but Christies sell the 20th century fakes - as copies - for about £600 - £1000!

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    1. Interesting, Tom - I've just looked these up and I see that 'recent manufacture' is the genteel term used to indicate that they are not the real deal. What a price for a non-antique!

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    2. Yes - many lots are described as 'of recent manufacture', but that doesn't make good old Christies shy.

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    3. I suppose one could purchase a terra cotta pot and then paint it to match the sitting room decor? :) We moved into a place in Dublin that does't have a working fireplace. There is just a hose coming out of the back, which we have determined is *not* leaking gas. I'm envious of your working fireplace. (sigh)

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  9. It's the cerise on silver that I particularly like.

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  10. I like a practical man. But I think you may have cheated just a little for the writing is in a deep pink,go on admit it would you have washed it off if the writing were in less complimentary shade.

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  11. You have made some lovely changes since my last visit Mise. That bucket looks like the one that my husband used to shamefully grab flowers from in our local garage. It also said 7.99. Does it say last chance saloon on the back?.
    I'm off now to root out the DVD of the Irish turf fire that my neighbour so thoughtfully gave me for St. Patrick's Day.

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  12. I'm with you on this one Mise. I cringe at all the vocabulary on things these days! Eat, laugh, relax, wine...OMG if I go one more house where some benign object is telling me to breath I'm going to scream. Your bucket is matter of fact. 7.99. Love it.!

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  13. Your creamy yellow stove is beautiful. There's sort of a masculine (bucket) feminine (stove) thing going on.

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  14. Polish-American husband would LOVE to keep sod in the house.

    Polish_American husband's favorite object is a large plastic paint bucket. It is used for watering, washing and as a step stool. I see I need to do a post.

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  15. Ha ha, very funny!!! Thanks for the giggle:)

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  16. While I like the idea of inspirational phrases and their meaning;I do not like to see them written around the room, on a bucket, or on a master headboard etc!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  17. The lettering does appear to be in bright pink though? Could this be the one act of rebellion allowed to Scottish husband? I'm just back from Scotland. You have have to admire all those acts of rebellion. One sun did ask if there were any bullet holes in the buildings in Edinburgh. I said that it wasn't really like the GPO in Dublin, and could hear the English tourists behind smirk!

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    1. Those English tourists, Mags, they smirk so audibly.

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  18. I like your bucket, but it actually seems quite exotic to me, that's foreign currency that is ;D

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  19. Oh Mise, I adore you all so! LOL, I agree with Jeanne wholeheartedly. I loved getting your message, THANK YOU. I've lost my writing mojo since I've joined the 9-5 working world. Perhaps I need blogging rehab? Or perhaps a pint with my Irish friend in wonderful Ireland. Tell Scottish husband, he's cool! Hello from not so far away.

    : ) Deb

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  20. Scottish husband makes me laugh and your posts always entertain Mise!! Ha ha - love that bucket! But have to admit I am a little fond of letters and numbers around the house! (sorry) xx

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  21. It was not cheap((: love the humor ...of your Scott!

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  22. Yes, a practical man here...too funny!!

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  23. HI Dear Mise
    It's Julie.. the slackest blogger this side of the black stump!! apologies for my lack of visits.. I slowed down to a grind these past few months and thought it now high time I visited some of my lost buddies..

    It must be pleasing to have a functional piece in the home that does nothing more than serves it's function!!! of course some might say the 7.99 is a bit of decorating genius!!!

    Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

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  24. If I were a child I wouldn't be able to leave that bucket of turf alone. You'd be constantly picking Playmobil characters out of it before they came to a hellish fate. Even now, were I to come to your house to admire your cushions (and linen cupboard), I'd find it hard not to make an excuse to prod it. I'd probably compare it with my own (imaginary) sod (should I ever find him again), and say something about checking consistency. Don't believe me.

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  25. they look like very big sods of turf if you ask me....
    i've been thinking about this bucket for a long time now
    i think its a metaphor for something.
    I think it's a metaphor for loves young dream.

    níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin

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    1. We have smaller sods too; please don't think ill of us for the sod size. Also medium.

      And that's grand Irish you have.

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  26. Ah, but, now... was that the price, or did you draw it on after?

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    1. Indeed the price, Speccy. Are they cheaper up your way?

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