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Rainey



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:56 am    Post subject: More Occasional Silliness Reply with quote

I don't read any German (?) but I'm told these are salami-themed rugs. Good place to be standing when you're applying your bacon-like bandaid I think. Wink http://wurstteppich.de/ Note that it comes in four yummy flavors for all your decorating needs! Wink

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Here's my best shot at a translation (corrections are greatly appreciated):

OUR INSPIRATION Perhaps your office is ready to go from bytes to bites. Check out the new carpets we introduced at the Design 2005 interiors show: German coziness in the form of the sausage carpet. We say: “how about bringing a bit of gourmet fun into our rooms! Because sausage is too beautiful to only be eaten.”

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The first collection of Sausage Carpets consists of four models: salami, beer ham, mortadella and blood sausage. They are fashioned from the finest natural wool. Designed by CoDesign, they are custom manufactured by Tuftverfahren. Each carpet is round and can be made in sizes ranging from 1-5 meters. The pile is approximately 1.8 centimeters.

PRICES Each carpet is a custom item. Prices based on model and size will be available on request. Contact us for further information and price quotes. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Knight route 12 50668, Cologne. Telephone: 0221/250 84 38. Info@flachbild.de or www.flachbild.de
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainey---I missed the link!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there's a reason for that: I forgot to copy it in. Embarassed I"ll go back and see if it's still there. If it is I'll "edit" it into the original post.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I;m going with the salami!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are great! Very Happy I think I need one in my kitchen!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is surely the "wurst" idea I have ever seen!! what kind of "wiener would want one? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pesto Man wrote:
what kind of "wiener would want one?


One by the name of Oscar.

I'll stick with preferring the watermelon-theme dishes and place settings.

I don't buy that kind of stuff, but the watermelon plates look swift.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pesto Man wrote:
this is surely the "wurst" idea I have ever seen!! what kind of "wiener would want one? Twisted Evil


Laughing So sagely put! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarape, what beverage would you serve with those plates, surely...RIND wine?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rainey, that's my son's next birthday present sorted!

He LOVES salami.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but not for my daughter's birthday...she being the resident vegetarian!

As I looked at the rugs my memory took me way WAY back to a book..Judith Olney...

I can remember themed menus...way back in Memoryland.

A picture of a sort of chocolate and nut pate....yep it looked for all the world like salami...

chic perhaps at the time....now? ah well, we do what we do don't we. Very Happy

I've searched the books...Christmas 1982..Judith Olney's ENTERTAINMENTS ~ twenty fabulous culinary events ~ a circular sticker proclaiming "BEST COOKBOOK TASTEMAKER AWARD" ~ for the 'themed night in Naples' the dessert is a pizza...pie dough, strawberry preserves, white chocolate, blanched almonds, and "trompe l'oeil candy black olives (optional)" Wink

the pepperoni consisted of dates, chocolate, cinnamon, pine nuts, sugar, butter honey cocoa confectioners sugar..

I love browsing books of old...history jumps from them

I'd like an apple pie rug. Oh ok if it MUST be non-dessert I'll opt for a bowl of olives rug.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANKS for the laughs Pesto Man!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainey, these are fabulously ridiculous. Can't quite imagine having one though. And the second one looks more like a ninth-grade cell diagram than salami...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you think they've just gotta move on to a baguette bench and swiss cheese drapes to go with? Then a nice tall mug o' beer with LED lights illuminating the whole thing would make a nice corner lamp, doncha think? ;>
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Lakritz



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my goodness, Rainey!
I've only just seen this!! -- HILARIOUS!! I mean - who on earth would want those??

Your translation is perfect by the way, I particularly appreciate the poetic licence. I wish my students translated like that!!
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