Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I'm Sure We've All Eaten Swedish Fish as Children...but Danish Fish? They Ain't For Eatin'! Status: Under-utilized (apparently).
Oh, I know...Mr. Modtomic is such a tease. What on earth could that be a picture of? Look inside to see!
Ain't they pretty? I'm thinking that they are made of Teak. It's just a guess mind
you...I'm no expert. These were nabbed at a thrift store long ago. I can't even
remember where or when. The cork drink spot or "eye" if you will, is just about the
perfect size for a nice cold Pabst! Fill the rest of the little tray with crackers, meat
and cheese and Mr. Modtomic is a happy man.
They look pretty good with the Dorothy Thorpe style glassware too. Makes them
sorta look like those Bug Eyed goldfish, don't ya think? I think it's amazing to find
things like this at a thrift store. Not only did someone take very good care of these
for like 40-50 years, but then they got dumped off at the Goodwill or where ever
and managed to not get damaged by their rough treatment either! And so they
made it to another loving home where, as long as my Born In A Barn friends can
be educated, they might make it another 40-50 years! David Sedaris commenting
on the old furnishing of a boarding house he was living in and the Scandinavian
Dining set of his parents; "Given enough time, I guess anything can look good. All
it has to do is survive." That, I guess, pretty sums up my preoccupation with the
vintage. It survived. There is a beauty in that alone. That it has an outward
aesthetic that I find amiable, well...that's a bonus.