Friday, September 25, 2009

Chair #268

—Offered through Aqua Vitae Designs

PETA pal Pamela Anderson
would be all over this chair... 
... with spray paint! To me this chair brings back days of adventure and grandeur in British East Africa. European aristocrats with deep pockets living even deeper out in game country where hunting safaris bagged their trophies of elephants, zebra, giraffes, lions, hippos, leopards, etc. Not that I think people should hunt now, PETA people, but what's done is done, right? This chair makes me think of Isaak Dinesen writing the opening words to her book Out of Africa"I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills..." Pimms and cucumber sandwiches on the veranda at 4.

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The traditional cucumber sandwich is made of paper-thin slices of cucumber placed between two thin slices of crustless, lightly buttered white bread, preferably with sprigs of fresh dill. Cucumber sandwiches are most often served for a light snack or at afternoon tea, a formal light meal served at four in the afternoon or early evening before the main supper. 

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