salad daze

part of a 'party' apéritif ensemble
do you know of anybody with a fetish-like passion for kitchen artillery? you've landed. i have a true amour for salad dryers!

salad dryer in petrol blue, in back
somewhere still wrapped up, sits this one (i did resist a fiery red one of the sorts a few months ago), but last week at the thrift shop i encountered a new buddy.

salad dryer with cord
i should really say buddies, because chosing between these two i could not, so i finally decided on buying them both.

salad dryer with nipping bud (!)
apart from the fact i am now with three (dryers), they're akward objects to stow away in the cupboard too! but don't you just ♥love♥ the (almost) colloseum design on the last one?

i think it's a 'he'
then on my way out, i got distracted by an ancient, pristine white (only a little biro-d), silent head. i think the bedroom will be the first room he'll end up in, after the walls get renovated. just to make him feel at home already, i tried his head out against vintage paper, and frankly, he shone. (you don't think it's a lady's head now, do you? son was adamant : he's a male, keep him out!).

female and dog
wholly in the tradition of hauling vintage stuff from under dust and years of neglect, i'd laid my eye on her. i waited until the perfect moment arose (sales), and now i kind of own her (can one call anything really, 'property'?). she'll visit the washing machine, before joining the cue in the workroom, where she'll probably end up (cut up) in a grocery bag? imagine a leek sticking out, in continuation of those renaissance leaves? enjoy those vintage finds at sophie's!

21 comments :

  1. I would love a salad spinner just one, everytime I think to buy one I'm already back home again!!!
    I love your new header momma!!
    that head is wonderful I'd take a couple of those!

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  2. I never thought of the architectural side of salad dryers:)

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  3. LOVE the head..think it might be a she actually? oh and the tapestry's a nice find too!

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  4. I don't have a single salad spinner, so I had to laugh that you have three! It's funny the things we are drawn too, isn't it? :)

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  5. I like the part of party!! ART!! hahahaa...and the salad I like if some one else make it for me!!
    have a nice Sunday!

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  6. OK, now you got me wanting a salad spinner!!! I am going to look out for one now :) Cool finds

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  7. well, you're set if you decide to have a salad party! I have a cord one, but have thought one with a knob would be nice, so I certainly can understand your decision!

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  8. Now this is an interesting collection. The question being - do you actually SPIN a lot of salad?

    I hope you link it up with the collections party soon.

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  9. I would have snatched up the needlework as well. Your header looks great and festive with the Salad plates featured!

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  10. I love those letters in the top photo -so bright and cheerful!

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  11. i have a feeling you are going to have so much fun decorating. :)

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  12. Oh, my...you did well. Lucky lady...here's to many, many more succesful treasure hunts.

    love love,
    Fritzi Marie

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  13. Salad spinners a great! Fresh salad leaves instead of soggy ones! Nice finds.

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  14. Nothing like crisp leaves! Love the tapestry.

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  15. BTW you won the bunny brooch on my blog!!! email me an address to mantahay@yahoo.com.au

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  16. Lovely stuff, but what stole my heart was the needlepoint. Gorgeous!

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  17. I really like the way you make the ordinary look special, that's an artists eye.
    Love the head, it's serenity makes me feel peaceful. Beautiful happy banner.
    x renilde

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  18. That's funny, I just bought a new salad spinner from IKEA. I agree, they are so scuptural. I also like old metal graters and colanders.

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  19. this is going to be the more stupid comment ever... but i just can't help : I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE A SALAD DRYER ?!!! would you be French and i wouldn't know ?

    ps : mine is red & white. what ? :P of course we have one !

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