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lakesidecallas
Jul 7, 2011 7:26 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I saw a news blurb on Yahoo today about a house that has shelves everywhere- in the steps, on the door (brilliant, IMO). I would love that house!
Here's a link to the article with some photos. http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/house-of-shelves.html

I think most of us could fill up the shelves....
lakesidecallas
Jul 7, 2011 9:32 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I thought this little bookcase was so cute and thought I'd bid on it- until it ended up being so expensive!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350471322258&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 8, 2011 7:17 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Shelves? Wait... isn't that what floors are for? Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Jul 8, 2011 12:49 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
And tables, and steps, desks, and end tables, lol.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 8, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I'm always needing more shelves... then again, it just supports collecting. Big Grin
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Jul 8, 2011 2:44 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Can you imagine dusting that place?

Karen
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 8, 2011 3:55 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
If you pack the shelves tight enough, there's very little dusting. Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesheryl
Jul 8, 2011 8:24 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
And just think of the insulating properties....
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 8, 2011 9:09 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I agree Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Jul 9, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I agree I didn't think of the dusting. But who does that, anyhow? Rolling on the floor laughing

I was dreaming about that shelf house again this morning, found one of my tchotchkes on the floor. The cat climbed up on the table, across the tv stand, up onto the mantlepiece to get it. Grr.
Imagesheryl
Jul 9, 2011 12:46 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Ambitious cat - mine wouldn't bother with all that climbing!
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 9, 2011 5:48 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
OH yeah... that's not a shelf house, that's a gym for cats! Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Jul 10, 2011 10:02 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Hilarious!
Probably. Maybe that's why it looks like a lot of cubes, instead of long shelves.
lakesidecallas
Sep 2, 2011 9:38 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Does anyone know of a neat birthday present I can give someone that likes dark chocolate? I've been invited to a birthday party for a member of our local garden club, and I don't really know her that well...
Imagekqcrna
Sep 2, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Godiva- dark chocolate anything. Thumbs up

Karen
Imagesheryl
Sep 2, 2011 3:42 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Depending on the amount of time you have and how much you want to spend : https://www.zingermans.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=P-BCR

I gave some for X-mas last year and was told that it was pretty good - certainly worth a smile, and quite au courant!
Thumbs up
lakesidecallas
Sep 3, 2011 1:56 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Karen, I was looking for something a little... different if possible, something other than just some chocolate- maybe a unusual shape or something?

Sheryl, great idea!!
Imageirisarian
Sep 3, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Baclava?
Imagesheryl
Sep 3, 2011 4:24 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I've never had Baklava with chocolate on it... sounds yummy!

Just about everything at Zingerman's is straight out of foodie paradise. Their prices... well.... not so much!
BookerC1
Sep 6, 2011 8:43 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
Hmm, I once saw an article about painting melted chocolate on real leaves (but be careful not to use toxic plants, obviously), chilling them, and then peeling the leaves off. Also painting edible flower petals with chocolate and then dusting with the really sparkly cake-decorating sugars. If she is both a gardener and a chocolate connoisseur, that might appeal to both aspects. It would be time consuming, though.

Here's a link, as well as a good tip in the comments about storing them on a bed of granulated sugar to cushion them. :)

http://tipnut.com/how-to-make-chocolate-leaves/

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