This, that and the other

@JudyEv (147789)
Bunbury, Australia
January 12, 2019 1:26am CST
A medley of things to mention today. We’re going into the city this evening to a dinner to celebrate the 50th birthday of our nephew so we’re looking forward to that. We haven’t eaten out for ages. We’re finished painting the two bedrooms and will soon have them back to normal. I was trying to clean the hardened paint off the electric paint stirrer with a screwdriver and my hand slipped and now there is blood under my thumbnail. With luck, I’ll have a black nail to show off in a day or two. I wrote about being offered a magnificent wall unit for free. Last night we went to bed thinking we’d have to say ‘no’ as we didn’t have a long enough wall to put it against. This morning we remeasured and it will fit after all – and in the particular place where we thought it would look best. We will offer them something for it as it cost them a lot of money. If they are adamant about giving it to us, we’ll pay something towards a charity either of their choice or ours. Next week we’ll need to get our skates on to get ready for the concert. The photo is of the wall unit we have in the hallway.
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@LadyDuck (195490)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
I am glad that you found a wall where it can fit. My grandmother had a hutch similar to the one in the photo.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I haven't heard such a piece called a 'hutch' for years and years but several have called it that in the comments.
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@LadyDuck (195490)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
@JudyEv I think you can call it "cupboard" .
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• India
13 Jan
@JudyEv @LadyDuck first time I heard the word hutch
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@noni1959 (3615)
• United States
12 Jan
What a beautiful hutch. I will miss having one in my mini but my daughter will display it in the main house. Love the horses.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I collected china horses for some years but now I'm not sure what to do with them.
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@noni1959 (3615)
• United States
13 Jan
@JudyEv They are beautiful. We have horses and a donkey. I grew up with horses. When I see these displays it makes me smile. I love those.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@noni1959 Once, just about everything in the house reflected my love of horses - teatowels, coffee mugs, etc, etc.
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@jstory07 (73819)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Jan
I like your wall unit those, Those horses are nice.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I was very pleased when we bought this unit. I like it a lot.
@arunima25 (10755)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jan
This wall unit is cool with all those majestic horses. Please take care of your hand. I have also got a minor bruise while trying to drill the coconut shells and scrap them with sandpaper for a craft work. Wishing your nephew a healthy and happy life. Enjoy your day.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
We're home now and had a lovely meal thanks. I had the entree size bruschetta which was delicious and there was tiramisu and a marble mud cake for dessert.
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@arunima25 (10755)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jan
@JudyEv Sounds like you had a great time with good company and wonderful food. How is your hurt now??
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@arunima25 I have a Band-Aid on it. It is a bit tender but will be okay. Thanks for asking.
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@just4him (136613)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
That's a beautiful wall unit. I'm glad you have a place for the new one. You might be donating to a charity. Enjoy the dinner out for your nephew's birthday.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
I don't know why they don't sell it. It would be worth a lot of money.
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@just4him (136613)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
@JudyEv For some people it's not about the money.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan
@just4him True. And our friends aren't worried about it so there is no point us worrying either.
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@wolfgirl569 (16325)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Jan
I like the one you have. Glad you found a spot for the new one.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Would you believe we measured the area wrongly? That's must be why they say measure twice and cut one. We always measure twice anyway but maybe we need to start measuring three times.
@wolfgirl569 (16325)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Jan
@JudyEv I have measured several times in the past and still had to change my plan a little to make something work. My favorite one time was when hubby told me something would not fit in the closet we had in the double wide. He had measured and I had too. When he came home from work the big dresser was in the closet It just fit where I wanted it.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@wolfgirl569 You wonder how you could get it wrong when it happens.
@moffittjc (48376)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Jan
I love all those horses you have displayed on the wall unit in your photo!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
That's only half of them but now I'm trying to cut down.
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@moffittjc (48376)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jan
@JudyEv You have quite the collection going!
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@allknowing (75409)
• India
12 Jan
Old is gold, Your unit looks ancient and such sturdy units are not available these days. We have one brought from the house that belonged to my in laws. That property is sold and my husband was the executor of the will.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
It is sturdy and would be quite old. At the same time we also bought this 'table' or whatever. I'm sure it has a fancy name but I don't know what it is.
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@allknowing (75409)
• India
13 Jan
@JudyEv Can't think of any other name for it (lol)
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• United States
12 Jan
It's a beautiful piece, but I love all the horses.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
That is probably less than half of my collection. They bring me a lot of pleasure. Every now and then I move them all around and it makes me take notice of them all over again.
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• United States
13 Jan
@JudyEv I can understand that.
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@snowy22315 (58375)
• United States
12 Jan
That is a really nice piece!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
I really like it and it fits nicely there. I'm glad we found a spot for the new one we're getting. We won't get it till they sell the house which could be 12 months the way the real estate market is at the moment.
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@snowy22315 (58375)
• United States
13 Jan
@JudyEv Yes, it is always nice when you find the perfect place for something.
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
12 Jan
What a beaufiful piece there Judy! LOvely horses too. Sorry to know about your thumb. Glad you will be able to get the free other one tho. Maybe you will take a photo of it.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Yes, you will all know about it when we get it. My poor thumb is a bit sore tonight but no doubt it will recover.
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
12 Jan
@JudyEv Okay Judy will see it then. Yes poor thumb.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
It looks nice to install this in the room.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I was really pleased when this unit came up for sale.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
13 Jan
@JudyEv I hope it will.
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@shaggin (41060)
• United States
13 Jan
I hope you enjoyed the dinner and visiting with your nephew. Today was my nephew's 16th birthday. I hope once you get the new wall unit you show us a photo. The one you have in the photo I believe I saw in the past and is lovely!
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Yes, I've put the photo up before. And it might be ages before I get the new one as they will want to keep it until they sell. They are planning a garage sale soon so I must make sure we get to that too.
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@responsiveme (21532)
• India
13 Jan
That wall unit with horses is just made for you. Did you'll chance upon it or did you get it made to order?
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@RasmaSandra (21987)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Jan
A lovely hutch. The horses are a nice touch. I love all kinds of little treasures so after a while, they seem to just grow on my shelves. Glad you had space for it.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
I'm really pleased too. I went to bed a bit disappointed so it was a great moment when we remeasured.
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@wunnam (256)
• Accra, Ghana
13 Jan
congrats to him and we wish him more successful years in life.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
Thank you. We had a very pleasant evening.
@acelawrites (13372)
• Philippines
12 Jan
It looks beautiful, with all those horses as adornment. You can use it in so many ways, as decor for a room and for storing your valuables.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
It is near the front door and has all our photo albums in the cupboard at the bottom. If there is ever a big fire, we can grab the albums and run.
@KrauseHome (35686)
• United States
12 Jan
This is a beautiful piece. Not sure it would fit here though in our place without taking up the whole space.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
The piece we're getting is 1.86m long so it takes a decent wall to accommodate it.
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• United States
12 Jan
I had to sell my hutch before I could move back to Ohio, I've had it for many years and always loved it but there was not anyplace in the house I could put it. In the other houses I had a dining room and dining area that it fit. My mother in law passed it along to us and she called it a dish cupboard. My father in law and husband called it a hutch. I used both terms interchangeably and never was misunderstood as to what I was referring to.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
We'd call it a wall unit here. I haven't heard the term hutch for years but it was used a lot once.
@BelleStarr (40731)
• United States
12 Jan
I really like that "hutch" in the picture,, the carving is attractive. I have several wall units in my living room that I plan on replacing in the future, they are just not my style. (they came with the house)
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
We have a few items of furniture that came with houses we bought and I still have two single beds that my Mum bought me a few years into our marriage.
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