Monday, June 26, 2017

It takes a thief

I admit it. We took this ashtray from a café or restaurant at some point. I don't remember where or when, but we wanted it. We don't even smoke. Well, we did when we were young, but neither of us smoked when we "acquired" this ashtray.

A famous brand of French cigarettes.

Some of our visitors smoke, so we pull the ashtray out when they are here. Smoking isn't allowed in the house, but out the deck it's not a problem. Maybe I shouldn't tell you that this is not the only ashtray that we have, um, acquired over the years.

11 comments:

  1. How things have changed. Instead of making sure you had an adequate number of ashtrays around your home for guests, now a good host makes sure there is an ashtray outside for guests. I wonder if anyone collects branded ashtrays? I would imagine there are some. Gauloises sounded so posh, foreign and French. But I remember them as been quite horrible.

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  2. We have nothing that was "acquired" in our house. Jerry is too honest, so I had to leave behind my upbringing. My mother had ashtrays, towels, silverware, sugar dispensers and ceramic condiment holders... the list goes on and on. My father would come home with things that "fell off a truck." Once, he got us both Henry Grethel suits. You couldn't shock me with your criminal pasts.

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  3. i have a collection of ashtrays i picked up (haha) on a family tour in the 60's......back in the old days in france I actually smoked the nasty gauloises...blehhhh...
    hope Lady Tasha enjoys the ride

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  4. Nice-looking ash tray, I must say :) I'd use it for nuts.

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  5. I found an ashtray buried in the bottom drawer of our dresser the other week. I bought it decades ago and can't remember the last time it was used.
    We see many branded ashtrays for sale at village brocantes. I'd quite like a Gauloises one.

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  6. I have a treasured ashtray we 'acquired' from Fritzroy Island in the Great Barrier Reef. It's a constant reminder of a wonderful holiday spent in Australia. We don't smoke either.

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  7. andrew, the brand has many varieties, and I think the blondes are filtered and maybe not as strong as the old fashioned kind. Don't really know, though.

    mitch, that's why he's San Geraldo!

    melinda, I don't think I ever smoked them. I did smoke John Players and Dunhills for a time.

    judy, you call your smoking friends "nuts," eh? lol

    jean, I've seen them at brocantes, too. But we have enough ashtrays for a non-smoking household!

    diane, ah, memories!

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  8. I've had to actually buy mine.... they are Brewery ones, mainly Bass or Guinness..... and they didn't exist in pubs by the time I started collecting.... now glasses, that's a different story!

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  9. In Louisiana here, ashtray collecting, at one time, look upon as a right of passage. Now, very few cafes, restaurants, and even our bars permit smoking inside. In our Lil City by The Red, we are a smokeless city, no smoking, only at homes, and one outside bar.

    The Clean Police are everywhere... just a sign of the times here in Louisiana.... but having a hotel or bar imprinted ashtray has become a valuable possession.

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  10. In Louisiana here, ashtray collecting, at one time, look upon as a right of passage. Now, very few cafes, restaurants, and even our bars permit smoking inside. In our Lil City by The Red, we are a smokeless city, no smoking, only at homes, and one outside bar.

    The Clean Police are everywhere... just a sign of the times here in Louisiana.... but having a hotel or bar imprinted ashtray has become a valuable possession.

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