Trash Tuesday #92: Where Getting it Cheap is Part of the Esthetic
by Pasadena Adjacent
One of the general rules of the universe is what you pick up today will come in handy 12 years and 173 days from now. If you cull your treasures without this in mind, on that 12th year and 173rd day, there will be a general nashing of teeth; some of which in the editor’s case, were lost during that span of time.
This Trash Tuesday #92 predates the “universal rule” by an additional decade AND upper molar. These six glass blocks (and one larger block) came to me by way of an abandoned house in “Small Town Montebello” Mr’s V’s words and “walking with Mary’s” favorite line. A little Spanish bungalow that had some withering cacti, iris’s in their slumber state, a stack of signed but “unglazed” Bauer bowls, and a pile of glass blocks. The editor took everything, and has since killed or discarded most. The circumstances that led to the abandoned house had something to do with the succulent “Sticks of Fire.” It had been featured in the garden section of the LA Times back when the LA Times valued such things. I believe it was a new arboreal discovery then, and the only place selling them was a a nursery on a rented patch of asphalt somewhere in Montebello.
So about those glass bricks. Welcome to the continuing saga that is called the Twyla Towers. A modest project started under the concept that Twyla should be able to enjoy the great outdoors under the editor’s exacting supervision. An idea that seemed doable ( prepare for a run-on sentence) after replacing the fallen cinderblock wall and above that, creating a property dividing trendy redwood horizontal slat fence in that small time frame between discovering the previous horrible neighbors had been evicted and the imminent upcoming sale of said “estate.” All she (meaning Mr V) had to do is build a door and cover the open area with chicken wire….then the editor discovered the evil site houzz.com and there was no way she could settle on a simple interpretation of “form follows function.” More on this to come.
In the meantime – enjoy the glass blocks that now decorate the opening to the kitty compound.
Wish I knew how to quit that plant. Mid Town G hauling euphorbia Sticks of Fire “Christmas style” to Venice