Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Convocation of Chairs

What in the world? I thought as I caught a glimpse of this gathering in the front yard of or rental house. Party games? An upcoming  meeting of people who don't actually want to talk to each other? Some sort of summoning of spirits?

What do you think?

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21 comments:

Thérèse said...

Group meditation?
Intriguing.

Ms. A said...

Serious housecleaning? Paint, or staining?

Victoria said...

An unconventional arrangment for a game of Musical Chairs?

Martin said...

Re-lacquered and left out to dry?

Miss_Yves said...

Funny, like all the comments !
A meeting of ghosts, last night ...

A fantastic short story written by Guy de Maupassant tells the departure of the whole furniture from a house, seen by a frightened narrator . Is he insane ?

Pat in east TN said...

Some serious cleaning before company comes or the seasons change? Eliminating what is needed/not needed?

Mama-Bug said...

Definitely something going on! Maybe some heavy duty cleaning going on?

Brian Miller said...

well if the ghosts invite you to tea, take good notes, there is a probably a book in it...smiles.

Novice Naturalist said...

Art. Chair performance art.

Vicki, you asked where I am in my travels. Off the road now and settling in to old hometown of Clayton, Georgia. I hope to be able to attend one of your workshops over the next year!

Arnab Majumdar said...

An extra few chairs that were lying around in the house, with people always stubbing their toes in them, until someone decided to move them outside...? :D

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

Vicki Lane said...

I love these ideas!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Theyre either washing the floors or preparing to put a for sale sign on them -- barbara

Desiree said...

Poltergeists have been having fun!

Friko said...

Musical chairs, of course.

Kath said...

Serious sit down.
Or a new meaning to 'take a seat'?

Tess Kincaid said...

Enigmatic and beautiful...

Sally said...

At first glance, a whimsical musical chairs...then it became two-by-two...definitely a mystery!

Have been away, now playing catch up. Just read about "your tomato sandwich." Is your recipe for mayonaise written somewhere in your blog? Would love to try it.

Vicki Lane said...

Mayonnaise

Ba and Virginia and Frances all had special mayonnaise makers – tall glass cylinders with the recipe embossed on them and with metal plungers. These recipes called for egg yolks only. This recipe is a slight adaptation, suited to a blender. It tastes just the same – really, really good.
2 eggs
A pinch or more of cayenne pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. prepared mustard (Ba used yellow; I use Dijon)
Juice of one fresh lemon (about 4 Tbs.)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 c. canola oil (Ba used ordinary Wesson oil.)
Put all ingredients, except for 1 ¾ c. oil, into blender. Blend 5 seconds on low. Keep blender running and add remaining oil in a slow thin stream. Stop blender and stir mayo with rubber spatula, scraping the sides well. Blend again till good consistency.

Sally said...

Thanks, Vicki...that will be my project for tomorrow.

Vicki Lane said...

Okay, the prosaic truth. The chairs were being stored in the damp-ish basement and our tenants had put them out to air, prior to cleaning the mildew off them.

But I prefer the wilder speculations.

jennyfreckles said...

Well, I'm glad it's that simple. One might have though the whole of the eastern USA had run away from Irene, chairs askew just as they left them.