Wow! Shared some historic postcards with Debra and she sent the nicest card! In honor of its great composition, I framed it here with a few of my absinthe spoons

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Comment by Carolyn Cline on Tuesday

Come over about five and you will find enlightenment! 

Traditionly, the absinthe is poured into the glass, an absinthe spoon is placed across the top, and then a sugar cube sits on the spoon. An absinthe fountain, an elevated glass bowl with spigots, allows iced water to slowly drip over the sugar cube until it is totally dissolved. You control how much water goes into the glass, usually five parts water to one part absinthe. That’s when the green fairy appears.

Absinthe is pretty strong; a little glass of absinthe is very potent. I learned to love it at an absinthe bar in Georgia, when my son was working on his Masters degree at Georgia Tech. I liked it so much that I bought a beautiful absinthe fountain. Alas, it was accidentally knocked off the kitchen counter and exploded into many, many glass slivers!  My fountain was a beautiful Art Deco thing. Sob.

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/hoe4prZykAc

Hugs,

Carolyn Ann Teresa Elizabeth Reedy Leatherby Cline (AKA rbrlubber or Rubber Lubber—but my kids call me Mom)

Comment by Debra Mulnick on Tuesday

Carolyn, Hi.  I’ve never seen an absinthe spoon before so I’m unclear about their purpose - if they have one or what it would be since they are full of beautiful cut outs.  Curious indeed. I’ve been aware of the alcohol absinthe, but wonder if this is something altogether different......I look forward to being enlightened on this subject.  Cheers.

Comment by Debra Mulnick on Tuesday

Carolyn, Hi.  I’ve never seen an absinthe spoon before so I’m unclear about their purpose - if they have one or what it would be since they are full of beautiful cut outs.  Curious indeed. I’ve been aware of the alcohol absinthe, but wonder if this is something altogether different......I look forward to being enlightened on this subject.  Cheers.

Comment by Mike Parsons on February 11, 2018 at 4:50am

Debra and Carolyn - You two are my rubber stamp and collage art mentors 

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