Friday, February 25, 2011

It must be love, love, love ....

"How does he love me? Let me count the ways ...
  1.  He blames all unreasonable behaviour by me on external factors (eg. the weather, stupid drivers, menopause) instead of viewing it as a character flaw.
  2. He values my artistic endeavour (even when it goes unrewarded financially)
  3. He brings me cool stuff out of the skip at his work!
Needless to say, it is number three that is perhaps one of his most endearing traits! Lookee, lookee at this latest bit of gorgeousness the man found. He had to deal with nasty old palm cuttings and assorted winery rubbish in order to rescue it and bring it home to ME!

Isn't it just lovely? It has been made from an old fruit crate or somesuch and is actually quite lightweight.

Somebody cared enough about it to line it with tonally matching paper - maybe it was a picnic case?

It has a clasp that looks like it came from an old kindy case. I just love things that reflect the ingenuity of re-use, that using of materials that are at hand. The dear man presented it to me with great excitement - and no wonder, he knew it would mean more to me than a lavish diamond (although I should add that I am quite fond of them too - just in case he reads this!). I do adore this box - I will use it for carting tools to Uni I think and I will feel very special balancing it on my knees in the train and feeling oh-so-smug 'cos everyone will be casting longing looks at it and wishing that their man would battle spiky palm fronds and dangerous industrial crap to rescue a sweet wooden case for his beloved!


Numinosity said...

Lovely man, mine was similarly excited when he found a chest full of little drawers at a yard sale the other day. He was so anxious to set it up in my studio and cleaned out all the little drawers for me.
You're lucky gal!
xoxo Kim

Nelly said...

I love it and how lucky are you to have a man like that and that goes to NBeads as well.

BOB & MABEL said...

He and the little case are definatly keepers!

Rustic Tarts said...

Well done hubby - you've trained him well Sue.
Now you know as well as I do, that there will be some people who will admire your box on the train, but others will feel sorry that you have to use something so old!
My computer has just come back, after being in hospital, so I am finally back on the scene again.....

Melissa said...

OMG it's to die for!
We know he's a keeper, besides it would take far tooooooo long to train another! :-))
M xxx