Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gabriella and the Thermometers




















Here is the sculpture of Gabriella (see previous post)
that Gapetto created. I LOVE her - unfortunately Gapetto 
made it for his mother (dubbed Yoda by my sister). 
But they live three doors down so I get to see her (Gabriella 
AND my mother-in-law) when ever I want to. And then
sometimes when I don't - but I digress...

Gapetto and I are both graphic designers - so we often
will choose form over function - at least for ourselves.
Case in point, we have an antique 1950's O'Keefe and 
Merritt stove in our kitchen like this one.




















You've seen it a million times on TV - it's always in the 
background of some young hipsters apartment.  We 
renovated our kitchen and HAD to have it. It had been
restored after all... just not necessarily to working order.
The ovens are 50 degrees off - one side 50 degrees cooler - 
one side 50 degrees warmer. My peri-menopausal mind 
cannot keep track of which is which. So I bought those 
little oven thermometers to stick in each one to help me.
But they disappeared! Now I know I can get dingy - 
but how the heck do you lose thermometers from an oven?

I know this photo of Gabriella is low res but if you look 
closely you may notice she has thermometers for eyes!

Nothing metal is safe in my house!




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10 Comments:

At October 23, 2008 at 12:00 PM , Blogger LemonySarah said...

1. I LOVE your oven!

2. Accurately heated ovens are for wimps.

3. Hey! We both have the world's best chocolate lab!

 
At October 23, 2008 at 1:27 PM , Blogger (In)Sanity Gal said...

Ah, she's gorgeous!!! I adore her!!! Your husband is really gifted.

Like the oven too :)

 
At October 23, 2008 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Merrily Down the Stream said...

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At October 23, 2008 at 7:35 PM , Blogger Leendaluu said...

I love Gabriella...I wish she would come live at my house....and it's good that she has thermometers as eyes...it gives me a sense of her scale (that actually was not intended to be a pun, I just kind of backed into it)

Oven is fab...I've been trying to convince J that I need a wooden cookstove for form and a little function in my country farmhouse for years. Mr. Electronica is not seeing the value. sigh

 
At October 23, 2008 at 7:56 PM , Blogger Merrily Down the Stream said...

I think we have a great band name here!

 
At October 23, 2008 at 8:16 PM , Blogger Mommie Blogs said...

your oven is awesome and gabriella is fab too...

thanks for popping over the other day!

 
At October 23, 2008 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

Love it. That Gepetto! So nice!

 
At October 26, 2008 at 2:52 AM , Blogger TRS said...

Gabriella is FANTASTIC!! How big is she? And you're sure that's not where the thermometers wound up?

The stove/oven is GORGEOUS. I had an old one like that in my apartment 6 years ago. It worked flawlessly. I would joke that, clearly everyone whoever lived there must have cooked as often as I do --- because that stove was still new!
A friend of mine also has the orginal stove like that (only older I think) in her kitchen. It came with the house - in fact the sale of the house was contingent on the stove remaining in place. The previous owner wanted to make a buck on it as an antique.

You're hubby's pretty cute too BTW.

 
At October 26, 2008 at 2:53 AM , Blogger TRS said...

Sorry, YOUR hubby. I'm SO embarassed by my typo!

 
At October 26, 2008 at 8:32 AM , Blogger jen said...

Those sculptures must be pretty big..How tall are they, typically? Does he sell them? He should. They are beautiful! Tell Gapetto I said so.
Also, that is the most beautiful stove I've ever seen. I have stove envy.

 

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