Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pranges and Grui

My sister Sheri has a GORGEOUS tulip shaped fruit bowl. It is an antique pressed glass fruit bowl with a zippered edge that her mother in law gave her.
I love pretty serving bowls so we set out to find a few 'deals' on eBay after dinner.

After a few glasses of wine and a few hours refining searches, we finally narrowed it down to a few. We were getting really slap happy and woke the whole family up.

We didn't see what the big deal was...then we looked at the clock and cracked up because it was after 3 AM. No wonder everyone wanted us to shut up and go to bed. The guys had to be up at 6 to go golfing.
That being said, I shot off some questions to sellers and we went to bed.

The next morning,we got a response from a seller who was very confused. She said it was a fruit bowl but didn't know if it would hold 'pranges and grui.'

We burst out laughing.....I had been so "tired" that when I had asked her the question "can it hold oranges and fruit"...I wrote...'can it hold pranges and grui?' (never mind that oranges ARE fruit....)

Here are the bowls...aren't they lovely?!

oh, and in case you are wondering, the large ones can hold several 'pranges and grui' just fine!


gin said...

They are lovely. It's good to know that there are pranges and grui bowls out there!!

frankenpug said...

Maybe there should be a disclaimer posted on the front page of Ebay...NO EWIOSD...translation-NO Ebaying While Intoxicated or Sleep Deprived...haha!

At least you got some pretty pranges and grui bowls tho:)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Too funny! I think my Mum has some fruit bowls like that - they do look effective!

Kellie said...

LOL! I love this story! In college, I typed a research paper in that same language(we didn't have a computer, I was using a word processor and nearly fell asleep on the thing). Had to redo the second half of the paper the next morning.

But those bowl are gorgeous! I hope you'll post photos of them full of pranges and grui!

susan said...

lol pranges and grui!!
i got a lovely fruit bowl in a swap this past year and i love mine!
yours are gorgeous!

jillytacy said...

Very lovely bowls and I love the story, it made me chuckle!

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