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Future purchase: runcible spoon.

"They dined on mince, and slices of quince..."

I want a runcible spoon.

That is all.

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greeneyed_devil
Dec. 25th, 2002 07:00 pm (UTC)
$35 for a friggin spoon???
oddharmonic
Dec. 25th, 2002 07:04 pm (UTC)
I know people that pay more for underwear, so it seems perfectly logical for a lovely serving spoon. Especially one inspired by an Edward Lear poem!

Then again, you're talking to someone that gets easily distracted by shiny things, the neat light-emitting gadgets at ThinkGeek, and attachments for KitchenAid stand mixers. Heh.
clearmind
Dec. 25th, 2002 07:44 pm (UTC)
You can get a plastic version of that at Taco Bell for free...
oddharmonic
Dec. 25th, 2002 08:04 pm (UTC)
No, no. That's a spork. I want a runcible spoon! It has more-defined tines, and it's awfully cute.
clearmind
Dec. 25th, 2002 09:58 pm (UTC)
... so it's a spork with more-defined tines.

;)
oddharmonic
Dec. 28th, 2002 01:38 pm (UTC)
A spork is its late-arriving, less-educated cousin!

So there. d;
clemidia
Dec. 26th, 2002 10:12 am (UTC)
I was going to say it had "Spork!" written all over it. Possibly a spork dipped in mercury?

(You like Frank Lloyd Wright, depression glass and understand bi-polar? How is it we haven't stumbled upon each other via LJ before?)
oddharmonic
Dec. 28th, 2002 01:48 pm (UTC)
I think it has better tines than a spork. I'm going to talk to a friend that does custom metalwork and see what he'll charge to make me a runcible spoon.

I adore FLLW, am faily new to collecting depression glass and am bipolar. I guess it's just fate that you found me. (:
clemidia
Dec. 28th, 2002 06:03 pm (UTC)
We have area stores here that carry DIA items (Detroit Institute of Arts) which include a fair amount of FLW knock-offs.

In addition, Marshall Fields, when it was JL Hudson, also carried things that I consistently put on my Xmas list--but, alas, never received. He is the best, i think.

Pleased to meet ya; I live with a bi-polar and also have some interesting pieces of Depression glass from my grandmother--a most lovely set of peach-colored dishes and other pieces of an amber hue. Have never been able to find the peach-colored items because they are never listed in anything--just amber glass descriptions.

Do you know anything about them?

Spork--it's not just for eating the other white meat anymore...;)
auntiesiannan
Dec. 26th, 2002 11:48 am (UTC)
I was taught that runcible spoons were less spoon-like and more forky. A fork with one outer edge serrated. Specially made to serve pickles!
oddharmonic
Dec. 28th, 2002 01:37 pm (UTC)
Cecil Adams (of The Straight Dope) says it's not a pickle fork. I'd like to agree with him as I already have a pickle fork, and it looks nothing like a runcible spoon.

Incidentally, said pickle fork came out of the bottom of a toaster. In the month between moving to Shady J and TMO delivering our household baggage, we borrowed assorted housewares from the loan closet on base. Giving in to my compulsive desire to return things in equal or better condition, I cleaned and/or polished everything before it went back; while polishing the chrome on the toaster, I found the fork caught in a fold to the bottom of the shiny side. They refused to take it back since it wasn't on our check-out list, so it's now Robert's nopalitos fork.
auntiesiannan
Dec. 28th, 2002 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re:
I feel like a runcible goose. I trust Unca Cecil implicitly. :)
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