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
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Here is a summary of last week’s prompt – Fabric
First up last week a self-depricating haiku from the wonderful Edwinas Episodes.
Tucked Into a Corner has demonstrated great lightness of touch with this weeks trio of haiku!
Al the Author’s haiku are never light-weight and this week is no exception.
Elusive Trope has proven himself a master of the haiku form and this one scales the heights of the genre.
Pat B has restored balance with her sweet haiku this week.
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.
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.
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