Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Sunday, August 22, 2010


This (thank you Tom)


this, (thank you random glass-installer-man)




  1. My pleasure, Ma'am. (flies off over the skyscrapers with cloak flowing behind him).

    When I was involved with general building in the 1970's, we boycotted all Dow Chemical products, because they were the company who made and supplied napalm for the Vietnam War. Criminals make our life is so difficult.

  2. Hooray!! It looks great!
    I am impressed :)

    Jeanne xx

  3. He giveth and then he taketh away.
    You didn't mention not to buy the silicone mastic from Dow Tom! I had no idea!
    However, when we bought the tape and silicone from the random glass installer man I don't think we had a choice.
    If you were to use the product now...which one would you buy?
    By the by...I'm very pleased with the results, even if I do keep running upstairs to check that they are still on the wall!

  4. There are so many mastics produced very cheaply these days, and those that are not made in China are probably made by Dow, despite the brand-name. I think it is a case of 'forgive and forget', unless you happen to be a 48 year old Vietnamese woman with 80% burns to her entire body (the famous one in the photo now helps child victims of war damage).

    In any event, us Brits have just found out that part of our military arsenal includes napalm - it's very easy to make. It was supposed to be a de-foliant, in the same way that phosphorus shells used against the Palestinians in Gaza was supposed to provide a smoke-screen. Yeah, right. The very term is a 'smoke screen'.

    It would take the dropping of napalm (or a pan-fire) to make those mirrors slide down the wall now, J.

  5. Have no plans for either using napalm or setting fire to the kitchen, so all should be safe.

  6. Who would have thought silicone mastic could be so interesting!
    by the way J. the mirrors look smashing!
    Yikes...wrong word!
    I mean fabulous!


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