The Blue Butter Dish From Orange

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The Missus and me spent the better half of a day over at the Orange Circle looking for the world’s finest retro-inspired antique-ish device that would hold our butter with style, simplicity and irony. It was a long journey, but a cheap one; in fact the whole trip only cost us $7.00.

So, um, yeah, behold my Butter Dish! Isn’t it marvelous? Isn’t it just a lovely, smooth, atomic blue, melmacian thing of beauty? Oh sure, to you it’s just a butter dish, but to me it’s a piece of Goddamn art! Not only is it pretty to look at but it also, you know, holds our butter. You should see it in person – it’s stunning.

I love the Orange Circle and all of it’s smartly appointed antique stores. It is a whole shopping district dedicated to making people like me (that is to say, people who think things like butter dishes and toasters are art) feel normal and well adjusted.

I also have a desk-lamp that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I can’t be alone in this. What types of everyday things do you sit and gaze at when no one is looking?

1 Comment so far

  1. Gina (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 12:03 pm

    I have a carved wood frame mirror from Italy that I like to stare at occasionally. I also have some Swarovski crystal champagne flutes (from our wedding) that I consider absolutely works of art.

    I’m not sure if that counts as everyday or not, though. I like anything that has nice lines, from lamps to vases.

    And I want to know how a butter dish qualifies as ironic. ;)



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