Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where the crescents are hot

One day a couple of weeks ago, Ken was out and about and stopped at a bakery for some bread and a croissant. The bread was for lunch. The croissant was a snack. He was hungry. It came in this bag, which I found in the car the other day. It's covered with old-timey advertisements.

A bag for a croissant or two.

I've started assembling the new bathroom cabinet. The base structure is all together, but I hit a snag. I need a couple of screws that are not provided by IKEA. I know, that surprised me, too. There are two options for attaching the cabinet to the wall: one is attaching a metal rail (which you buy at IKEA) to the wall and hanging the cabinet from it, the other is omitting the rail and screwing the cabinet directly to the wall. I chose the latter, and IKEA apparently doesn't provide the screws for that option. So I'm heading out to the hardware store.

8 comments:

  1. I love the French boulangerie packaging.... so varied.
    This collection of old adverts is magnificent...
    I now realise that the 'chocolate' thing in France goes back to before the last century!!

    On your sofa hunt, do you find the settees at J&N's comfortable? They are an IKEA style.... we've the same.
    We liked ours so much that we had them reupholstered before we moved.

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  2. I was going to flippantly say, don't you have a couple of nails, but then realised I don't know what your house is made of? Rendered clay bricks solid from exterior to interior?

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  3. NO ONE knows how to make a good croissant here! :(

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  4. IIRC the picture at bottom right was a pub for Chocolats Menier.

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  5. Show us your cabinet when you get it mounted. I may be in the market for something similar and there is an Ikea in Atlanta.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing The Cabinet.
    Also, are those old-timey bikes more spokey in their wheels than modern versions? I wonder if the manufacturers thought they needed more reinforcement that way.

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  7. tim, yes, they're very comfortable. We think we found something (not the same) that will work for us. Stay tuned!

    andrew, the interior walls (where the cabinet will go) are hollow terra-cotta brick with covered with a layer of plaster. Nails don't work on that!

    anne marie, they do here! ;)

    chm, !

    gosia, :)

    evelyn, will do.

    emm, you'd have to ask someone who knows more about bikes than I do. ;)

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