Replacing ‘Something of Use’ after 29 years

In a Past Life, dievca received a set of melamine mixing bowls from Crate and Barrel as a gift.

The bowls have been through multiple moves, lived in Europe, have been dropped, washed, held salads and made cookies numerous times.  Like everything else, 29 years of weekly wear has taken a toll.  The pouring spouts are chipped, the rubber holders on the bottom are deteriorating and, yet, dievca is holding on to them.

Why?  The bowl portion itself has not cracked and Melamine is categorized under Class #7 on the list of Plastic Resin Codes. This means that it is a widely used plastic that does not fit into the more commonly used #1-6 classifications and should not be thrown in your recycling bin. Melamine cannot be melted for recycling like other plastics.

The bowls are a modern classic. Created by Danish designers – Rosti in 1954, the Margrethe bowl was produced and named after then Princess Margrethe, the current queen of Denmark. The easy-care melamine mixing bowls have ergonomic handles, pouring spouts and a non-skid ring at the bottom.

dievca looked up the bowls on the Crate and Barrel website and they are still listed for sale.  In fact, they now come with lids – that wasn’t available the first time around. The price? $39.95

The question is….can dievca throw away the still usable bowls and all the memories attached to them.

We’ll see.

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Bubbies, Tatas, Bazooms, Headlights, Jugs, Melons, Rack, Titties, Shoulder Boulders…

All Shapes of Beauty Tea Towel $18 Uncommon Goods

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Your eyes do not deceive you—there are ta-tas on this tea towel, and not the off-the-rack A-B-C kind, either. This lively print celebrates our breast friends in all their wonderful, natural variety, from bountiful bells to adventurous east-west and a many-hued gallery of shapes and sizes in between. Sure to cause a few double- or triple-takes, this piece shares a low-key message about loving ourselves as we are and—bonus!—it might just give some folks an all-new enthusiasm for doing dishes. Designed in Savannah, Georgia. Made in China.
(click photo to purchase)


Consider adding Simplicity and Beauty to your Coffee

DIY Coffee Maker – click photo for video on how to make it.

Unable to find where to buy the item

AnZa — Kickstarter Campaign still in the works, click on photo for information

Custom made by Madera, click on photo for Amazon link to order

Available from Amazon $43.99, click on the photo


Whip it Good!

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Not quite the “right” kind of Whipping….

Just something that made dievca laugh during her Midwestern Sojourn.

Click on the photo to purchase – on sale for $4.99

And this one is for Chris at the

The Müscleheaded Blog

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A little more expensive on eBay.  Click the photo to purchase.