Sometimes knowing obscure things can work against me. Last week, Hubby and I took our monthly trip to the home improvement store to pick up random stuff for the house. As always, I take advantage of going so I can stock up on industrial crap for art projects. This time, I was on the hunt for plinths.
Do y’all know what plinths are? well, here is a sample of plinths:
Those pictured above are antiques. They are architectural elements used usually to adorn doorways or around pediments. That style is called “bullseye”, but other popular styles included flowers, Fleur-de-lys, and even Corinthian fluting. Anyway, I know they are still in use today, so I wanted to get a few on which to practice my chalk paint techniques and maybe use them for altered art. So, I commenced my hunt for them in the lumber section, where you would expect to find you know, wood. But no luck. Rambling and dragging Hubby along, I was unable to locate them. Finally I broke down and asked a young man for help in locating them. After mistakenly taking us to the picture hanging aisle, he was finally able to understand what it was I was looking for.
Me: (explaining for the third time in my ridiculous way) Plinths are the decoration used in corners of doorways. Little squares?
Expert: Oh! You mean corner blocks?
Me: …..not sure, but maybe?
Expert: (shows me the exact item I am looking for) Like these?
Me: YES!!! THOSE!!!
Expert: At least you know what you’re looking for. I get gentlemen that are sent by their wives to get some obscure item because she saw an idea on Pinterest–
Hubby: *points to me*
Me: Hey, *I* get my own crap for my Pinterest projects.
Expert: *laughs at me*
So this Sith Got a few plinths. As usual, Hubby has no idea what I am going to do with them. Neither do I, but having them is half the battle 😀
July 27th, 2015 at 12:41 PM
Yer kidding, right? Doesn’t everyone hang a doberman plinther by the doorway. Saves you on lead.
July 27th, 2015 at 1:30 PM
July 28th, 2015 at 7:48 AM
“Plinth” is one of those Greek words that sounds like it ought to be a piece of cookware or something. I mean, those Greeks had a different word for Everything!
July 28th, 2015 at 8:38 AM
I thought it sounded more like a weapon. But that’s how my mind works 🙂