fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thinking Peking

It's getting chilly near the shore these days, so we felt like some tea from China with a bit of orange blossom honey from Temecula. This is my "Peking duck," picked up in Peking. The little cheese board and cups are from the thrift store. The cheese board is just perfect for nesting this duck.

Like I've said before, there's no real way to know it this tea pot picked up at a Chinese flea market is a real antique or not. But Chinese flea markets are not the only ones good at a little fang gu. This painting is a "Lee Reynolds" work I picked up on Craigslist. While it is a real "Lee Reynolds" painting, it isn't. Lee Reynolds allowed his signature to be reproduced onto thousands of Vanguard Studios paintings in the 1970s. He painted a few by his own hand, but, well, what are the chances this was one of them? It's not fine art, but it's fine enough for me. Reynolds-schmendolds: This Craigslist treasure brought some fall color into the house.

Flea markets, the thrift store and Craigslist have been good to me!


First off, I kind of love this old bike outfitted with a seat on the back. That younger feller there rode this bike with one of the elderly gentleman on the back to this game of dominoes.

And I kind of love these milk containers. Very popular in China. And the porcelain mugs are recycled. Very efficient.

And "reminisce" is a funny word to me right now...spelled funny and stuff..."reminisce"...

Carry on!

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