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27 mars 2011 7 27 /03 /mars /2011 15:30

Dear readers,

 

 

Chers lecteurs,

 

I had it coming. I've been buying things on the Internet and asking sellers to send it to me from all over the country. And it was always perfect: my cake stand, my violet teapot, my treasured pink Wedgwood box (I still have to show you that one - what? Is it Spring already? Where has Winter gone - Not than I want it back) and some gifts for people around me...

 

Cela me pendait au nez. Sérieusement, depuis le temps que je commande des choses fragiles et qu'elles arrivent sans un accroc... Jusqu'au jour où j'ai reçu cette cafetière et cette théière que je lorgnais depuis un moment sur Le Bon Coin... J'en aurais pleuré.

 

Everything so far arrived safe and sound to begin a new life at the Little White House, until that day...

 

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Both the teapot and the coffee pot were broken... I was so disappointed it nearly had me cry. Such beautiful brown transferware (I think that's what it's called). Something had to be done...

 

So off I went to Leroy Merlin (hardware store that I "visit" so often one of my colleagues says there's a "Welcome Magali" sign on their sliding doors) and bought some extra strong (but solvant free) glue... And I began to work:

 

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Je me suis donc rendu chez mon meilleur ami Leroy Merlin (d'aucuns au travail prétendent qu'il y a une banderole "Bienvenue Magali" à l'entrée du magasin tant je le fréquente), pour acheter une colle super puissante mais sans solvant bien sûr!

 

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It still shows that it was broken, but it's part of its history now and there's nothing I can do about it... At least, it's not in the trash and it has a second life...

 

Les traces de casse se voient encore, mais au moins elle a gagné une deuxième vie!

 

 

 

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The teapot wasn't so lucky: the spout is missing lots of tiny, tiny parts, so my work on it is not as good. It joined my collection, nonetheless. It will never make it to the front row, though!!!

 

La théière, elle, est plus mal en point. Le bec verseur a perdu trop de petits fragments pour que mon travail soit joli... Mais j'ai fait ce que j'ai pu et elle a rejoint la collection... Elle sera juste un mauvais élève, abonné au dernier rang!

 

So you think I'm cured from buying on the Internet? Not in the least!

 

Et vous pensez que cela m'a vacciné de l'achat sur Internet? Eh bien, même pas!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Little White House xxx

 

 

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Mam 27/03/2011 18:00


Dommage, vraiment, elles étaient bien jolies... mais bon en décoration, cela ne se verra pas trop.


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