TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Oil

Old Victorian decanters can still be found for surprisingly little at markets. These simply cut shaft and globe decanters hold our olive oil and vegetable oil. It is rather nice using them every day.

Old Victorian decanters can still be found for surprisingly little at markets. These simply cut shaft and globe decanters hold our olive oil and vegetable oil. It is rather nice using them every day.

Bright golden droplets

Falling on my salad leaves

The sunshine of Spain

– O –

Here is a summary of last week’s prompt – Fabric

First up last week a self-depricating haiku from the wonderful Edwinas Episodes.

http://edwinasepisodes.com/2015/09/20/tjs-household-haiku-challenge-scales/

Tucked Into a Corner has demonstrated great lightness of touch with this weeks trio of haiku!

https://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/scales/

Al the Author’s haiku are never light-weight and this week is no exception.

https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/haiku-scales/

Elusive Trope has proven himself a master of the haiku form and this one scales the heights of the genre.

http://elusivetrope.com/2015/09/21/labor/

Pat B has restored balance with her sweet haiku this week.

http://aseasonandatime.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/tjs-household-haiku-challenge-scales.html

Welcome this week to DarkLight Harbour who has joined for the first time. I hope that the prompts continue to appeal as the four haiku for this prompts tip the scales firmly in her favour.

https://darklightharbor.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/scales/

Thanks to those who have participated! I feel very privileged to have a chance to share your creative talent!

Best wishes! TJ

How to Participate

If you would like to participate in the weekly Household Haiku Challenge then please write your haiku on your own blog as a post (we love to see your own photos too!), add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section here and put “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” on your tag list on your own post so others can find you! Just click on the speech bubble at the end of this post to access comments.

You can use any aspect of the prompt. “Oil” could be some actual oil, what is use for, where it came from…anywhere that the concept leads you! It is all about having fun.

If you would like more information about the challenge then you can view the instructions page HERE

Also don’t hesitate to make suggestions for future household objects in the comments section! I need ideas!!!! 🙂

About the objects – I have a thing for cut glass. I love the fact that what was before little more than sand, some lead and a little potash transforms into the transparent wonder that we take for granted every day. The process to produce a finished decanter is truly astonishing if you consider the making of the glass, the blowing, the cutting and the perfect grinding of the stopper to fit into the neck.

This Turkish tile reflects through the globe of the decanter quite effectively.
This Turkish tile reflects through the globe of the decanter quite effectively.

I have a number of decanters from different eras which are beautifully cut and fashioned, but as one is not always pouring out sherry or whiskey these days they tend to sit, empty. Also leaving alcohol in antique decanters can lead to permanent cloudiness which spoils the decanter.

Solution….Use them for olive oil and vegetable oil!

The oil does not damage the glass and you can easily pour out the quantities you need while seeing clearly when you need more. They also look great on the bench top and everyone will comment on your novel use of antique glass at your next soirée

Past challenges are only a click away. Here are all the topics so far

Games                          Mirror                        Tray                          Teapot                      

Candlestick                  Keys                           Bowl                          Clock                        

Chair                            Box                             Photograph              Vase                           

Platter                           Pen                             Lamp                        Spoons

Weeds                           Brolly                         Piano                         Glass

Windows                      Cobwebs                     Recipes                      Fabric

Scales                            Oil                              Jug                              Book

Advertisements

37 Comments

  1. Bless your heart, TJ–thanks for the lovely mention. And I LOVE your haiku, also the prompt–should be quite easy to write about oil. I found your notes about decanters very interesting too–had no idea that alcohol actually spoils the decanter, but oil does not. Decanters are simply gorgeous–wherever they are displayed, and whatever they hold.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. It is a shame that you can’t really leave alcohol in old decanters too long and also unfortunately there is a high lead content in old glass that alcohol can leach out of the glass. The Georgians and Victorians could polish off a decanter of brandy in a day or two. Leave brandy in an old decanter for 2 months and you get more than you bargained for. But hey, what is a little lead poisoning between friends. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re a hoot, TJ! Maybe the lead poisoning would help me get the alcohol down, as my system can’t process it at all well. A Margarita, or cold beer in the summer always sounds wonderful–but the reality is a major migraine. I suppose that’s a good thing, as I’d otherwise likely be an alcoholic (genetic predisposition).

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Oh dear! You don’t want lead poisoning on top of a migraine. I believe your teeth start falling out.. or is that mercury? Anyhoo I will pick a less poisonous prompt next week. ☺

          Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s