Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Window Art- Workman/Winnie Update

I'm waiting for a chap to arrive who will measure up the new kitchen window.
It's on the lane side of the cottage and used to be the top bit of the original kitchen door.
The workman has been here before. He is the cheerful one who is frightened of dogs.


Originally I wanted to incorporate this simple bit of glass art into the window itself.
We bought it from a small art shop in Broadstairs and I thought it rather sweet.
It looks lovely with the sun shining through it

Postscript: The window guy turned up after lunch. I met him at the kitchen door with Mary in my arms.
He looked round me at William and George who were wagging their tails at him
" Have you still got the big one?" he asked nervously
" She's upstairs in bed!" I told him " come in" 
The window guy got out his tape measure and moments later was kneeling on the kitchen work top sizing up window with a practised eye.
"You want the window to open inwards don't you? " he asked rather loudly and from upstairs there was a massive thud of bulldog feet on floorboards.
Winnie had heard him.
The workman looked at me suddenly
" Brace Yourself" I told him.
I noticed that he was very slow to get down from the worktop and moments later Winnie thundered into the kitchen puffing like a steam train .
On seeing the workman she launched herself against the worktop with her paws on the drawers and demanded a kiss.
" she's a big bastard!" He laughed patting Winnie on the head.
But he didn't get off the worktop until I pulled her away to the other side of the kitchen!


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  1. Does that mean you've changed your mind? I rather like it.

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    1. No, it was difficult to incorporate it INTO the window itself. I am looking how to hang it

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  2. I like that piece of art work - surely you can incorporate it somewhere - and where the sun shines through it (if you get any sunshine in Wales).

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  3. I like the blue mug with dog.

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    1. Does Prof like to have an ostrich egg for breakfast ?

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    2. Maybe he lays one for John.

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    3. I didn't understand that comment thomas

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  5. I can see his arrival is just going to make Winnie's day - yet another one!

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  6. I have two friends that make stained glass ..... if it can't be incorporated into the window, they usually hang it from a chain ...... it looks good and the light can shine through. You would probably have to frame it first. XXXX

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    1. I've already had an offer from an old friend to do just that

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  7. Who could possibly be frightened of Winnie. Did he wear overalls - was Winnie in 7th heaven ?
    That's unusual glasswork, so maybe it should stand alone, and you can take it with you when you move on. It could still be hung in front of the window for the same effect.

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    1. He had a sort of boiler suit on! She creamed her knickers

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  8. It is a nice and simple piece of glasswork.

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    1. well, what a lovely picture you paint of winnie, john!

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  10. That is pretty. Imagine if a prism comes throu.

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  11. That is pretty. Imagine if a prism comes throu.

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  12. You were right to purchase it. It's quite lovely.

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  13. Very beautiful piece of glass, good plan in the top of the door. I love dogs but understand if some people are nervous of them as a friend was bitten by one at a small age and still fears them. My motto is: don't approach any unless you know their temperament - a bit like men really: daft, vicious or lovely.

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    1. He's met her before. She forced him to kiss her

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  14. Having it framed seems to be the best way to be able to hang it .. on a window so the light comes through.

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  15. It is nice. It will come into place.

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  16. We have those exact same fox cups!

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  17. Winnie is a shameless hussy! By the way I like the glass. That would be very pretty for the top of your door.

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  18. "She's upstairs in bed?" Now how's that for a loaded sentence?

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    1. At least I didn't say I was in bed

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  19. Beautiful window, will look wonderful in your new kitchen.

    I am still upset about the idea of Winnie's puppies being taken from her at birth. Yesterday's post, She is such a sweet soul. Look how she was so gud with Mary.

    The dog and fox cups looks like my drawings on a Christmas card one year, I love them and want them.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Send me your address and I will send you some they sell them in John lewis

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    2. Oh That is so nice of you.

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  20. "She's a big bastard"...I bet that was one of his favourite chat up lines when dating young women... unless of course he was a gay window man.

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    1. It's something a Yorkshireman would say

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    2. Yeah...when chatting up Welsh women.

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  21. If you just hang it and don't incorporate it into the actual window, then you can take it with you if you move. I lol'd here at my desk when Winnie heard the workman!!

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  22. Jill has a good point if the Prof changes his job.
    Has he thought of applying for a job in somewhere like York or Newcastle - then we could meet regularly for coffee and a natter (would scotch eggs tempt?)

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    1. Of course! I will be delighted to catch up

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  23. Winnie never misses a chance to cozy up to a workman.

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  24. Leaving all else in your post aside, John, (and you shouldn't unleash Winnie on anyone you expect service from), today, ca lunchtime, I accosted a man.

    First we crossed paths (in Boots), then as far my myopia allows I took a double, stopped in my tracks, turned round and as he was studying some shelves for I don't know what I said: "Excuse me, are you Chris?" If ever there was a loaded question. Dear Dog in heaven, John, there is a Prof look-a-like down here at the South Coast. I excused myself on grounds of see above [myopia] and never having met the Prof in the flesh.

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    1. The case for the defence rests m'lud

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  25. Love that glass bird.
    And do feel a bit sorry for a tradesman who is afraid of dogs (big or otherwise). His days must be fraught with terror.

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  26. I always feel bad for people who are afraid of dogs, but I understand. Seeing Winnie run at me though would make me all giggly.
    Best of luck with the kitchen! Love that glass art.

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  27. It's such a shame when people are afraid of dogs, but those of us who love/have them do need to be sensitive. I had curtain people coming while I was at work and had arranged for them to let themselves in.... then I got a text from husband to say he'd left our son's Golden-Retriever inside at our place. Yikes! I texted and suggested they could defer if they were unsure about facing a menacing canine. Later they reported she'd met them at the door with her mouth full of a big stuffed toy, which she'd got them to play fetch with! Whew!

    I love that Glass Art piece - do show us what it looks like in place John.

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  28. Funny story about Winnie.

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    1. She could write them herself

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  29. Very entertaining for those of us who aren't the workman terrified of dogs!

    Lovely glass piece.

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  30. what a very pretty piece of art, hope you can find a way to display it - it would be fabulous as part of a frosted screen wall in a fabulously expensive seaside bathroom design! but as that's unlikely, also look great anywhere the light can go through it. Hope you find the perfect spot.

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  31. If I didn't know Winnie was a dog, - - - even more bizarre

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  32. That glass art is beautiful. While in New York, I saw a woman walking a bulldog (almost as beautiful as Winnie). Every time they passed someone sitting on a bench, the bulldog had to stop and say "hi." She was a sweetheart.

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  33. I love the glass bird. A shame you can't use it as a window somewhere. You'll just have to create a new window....

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  34. I feel sad for people who don't like dogs. They are really missing a great part of life.

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