Tuesday, 24 February 2009

I Love Smeg

Eryl has bestowed upon me the Kreativ Blogger award. Yey!!.


So many thanks Eryl for passing this on to me. In return I have to talk about a few things that I love. Okay then.
I love my Smeg fridge freezer. It's fab and 1950's retro. It keeps things cold as well. Which is handy...

...because I also love cosmetics, which I keep in the Smeg. Not powder, obviously, because that would be silly. Handy tip: Lotions, potions and perfume keep for longer if you store them in a cool dark place. I also love smoked salmon and Champagne, which I also keep in the fridge.

Quite frankly the Smeg is a stylish storage solution for all kinds of things that need to be kept cold.


I also love adverts and music... and the sc-fi series Red Dwarf. I don't love cooking.

Crikey... now I'm supposed to pass this award on... well if anybody wants a shot at being Kreativ then please accept this award from me.

61 comments:

MJ said...

Smeg...teehee.

MJ said...

L'Eau d'Issey...

Karl Lagerfield sprays his bed sheets with it.

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: I spray everything with it...
Sx

MJ said...

Spelling mistake...that should be Lagerfeld.

In any case, you and I both stink of the stuff.

Whirlochre said...

The great thing about the internet is that it's ever easier these days to be disturbed at work by a flashing light that says SMEG SMEG SMEG. Last time that happened on a regular basis, my Gran could still move her limbs well enough to butter crackers.

I have to say, this looks like a superb specimen of refrigeration and you've inspired me to set about my own with a bottle of Dettol.

savannah said...

i love your frig, sugar! xoxo

BEAST said...

You have a very spartan Fridge Miss Scarlet , Mine is crammed with tempting commestibles and healthy consumables

EmmaK said...

Love your Smeg! You kinky little monkey, I bet you keep your knickers in there in hot weather like Marilyn Monroe did in the Seven Year Itch.

MJ said...

Beast: Don't you know that you should never put bananas in the refrigerator?

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: Oh yes! I love L'Eau d'Issey... even my saxophone case smells of it.

Mr Whirly: Always keep your fridge clean... and away from messy foodstuff.

Savannah: It's a much loved fridge. I often give it a soapy sponge down.

Mr Beastie: I think we would like to see your fridge...

Emma: At the moment my knickers are strewn across my radiator... but in summer, hopefully they'll be neatly stored in the ice-box.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: I think Mr Beastie should prove how big his bananas are, and open his fridge door.
Maybe we'll finally get to see the mythical Walnut World as well...
Sx

PI said...

Panties in the summer- clean natch.
Tip I got the other day to put a bag of salad for just a moment in the freezer before eating. Haven't tried it yet.

scarlet-blue said...

Pat: Quite right too; scrubbed gussets and a clean natch...
Sx

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Congrats Ms. Scarlet!

BTW...What's a Smeg?

U

scarlet-blue said...

Mr U: Thank you! Smeg are a manufacturer of kitchen appliances. And they make these lovely retro fridges. I've got my eye on a matching oven...
Sx

Wow, that was awkward said...

I never heard of the smeg fridge. Do you have a spooge stove?

Lulu LaBonne said...

Was it watching Red Dwarf that made you love Smeg?

I keep ants and butterfly pupae in my fridge - not as glamorous obviously

Eryl Shields said...

I've always lusted after the smeg and would particularly adore one in 1950s mint-green. Especially if we could live quietly together in a spacious beach shack, and I could fish, and float about in flip-flops and a Pucci bikini...

CyberPete said...

It would sound wrong if I said "I love your smeg Scarlet" so I won't. But you have a lovely fridge/icebox

Is it wrong of me not to know those perfumes? The one that isn't pink looks a bit like a fruity Kenzo fragrance.

When are you coming over to stay? Remember to bring your Smeg so we can have smoked salmon and Champagne. Yum!

Kate Lord Brown said...

Oh ... Smegtastic :) You glamourpuss - makes me nostalgic for the days when fridges were just for bubbly and nail varnish. (My grandma still has an original 1950s one with the big clamp on the door).

Dave said...

There appears to be something green and alive in the first photo, climbing down out of your ceiling. Is it a Triffid?

xl said...

What a great appliance!

If this had been at Infomaniac, I would have been fearful to Google the term "smeg fridge!"

MJ said...

Oh HAI XL!

Is there CAKE in your Smeg?

xl said...

Oh Hai MJ!

It's the opposite problem.

Jimmy Bastard said...

It's only when you enhance the photie that you first notice the faintest covering of dust on the kitchen units, not to mention the mouse droppings on the floor.

Somewhere in that kitchen in a pile, is all the crap that you removed prior to taking the snap.

Ahh go on.. tell me I'm wrong.

Madame DeFarge said...

I just can't be bothered cleaning fridges, which for a Smeg would not be good. Might make everything smelly and the cheese go funny.

I prefer my chest freezer. Keeps things nicely chilled in the face of the heat of passion.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Awkward: Goodness me! You are deprived! What is a Spooge Stove? Should I know about Spooges? I think I should...

Lulu: Every Dwarf fan should have a Smeg!

Eryl: I quite fancied a pink one... but in the end I played safe... I'd always wanted one for years before I finally got him.

Pete: Oh you should know L'Eau d'Issey. The pink one is a limited edition by Issey Miyake.
I am making arrangements Pete...

Kate: Yes, I remember the proper old fridges... I have a right hankering for all things Cath Kidston at the moment. Is this wrong??

Dave: I think that's the earth cable, or whatever! I think it's supposed to be chased into the wall or something technical like that. Unfortunately not a triffid.

Mr XL: I thought Smeg was everywhere?

MJ: Sometimes there is cake in my Smeg.

Mr XL: Smeg in the cake? Goodness me... no, probably not advisable.

Mr Jimmy: It's only when you enhance the photie that you first notice the faintest covering of dust on the kitchen units, not to mention the mouse droppings on the floor

I'll have you know that I have a shabby chic paint effect on my units.. they're supposed to look grubby. Which is helpful...

Somewhere in that kitchen in a pile, is all the crap that you removed prior to taking the snap.
Ahh go on.. tell me I'm wrong.


As if I would do such a thing!! Nice theory though...
Mice droppings... it's an autumnal oak leaf. They get everywhere...

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Madam D: But most gentlemen seem to get very heated when faced with the thought of your chest..
Sx

CyberPete said...

Can't wait! Don't drink the champers or eat the salmon though. Bring it!

I should know those. I'll have to go perfume sniffing one of these days. It might be time for me for switching from Light Blue by Dolce Gabbana too.

scarlet-blue said...

Hmmm... I trying to think what you could try...
Sx

FrankandMary said...

I keep my French perfumes, lotions & lipsticks in my fridge and it always seems to surprise anyone going in there. We had a very old Philco fridge for 40 years..it finally gave up the ghost. ~Mary

KAZ said...

Fabulous fridge scarlet - how wise not to deface it with something as mundane as food.
I think you should keep a few cold cloths in there. Apply to the forehead if you drink a little too much Moet.

CyberPete said...

Well I know I'll be trying Couture by Kylie Minogue.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

How do you reach the freezer section?

If I had a Smeg I'd have the Union Jack one. But I fear McChe would get up in the night with his paintbox and the next morning only the St Andrew's Cross would be left.

I'm a Rive Gauche girl myself, if anyone's asking.

scarlet-blue said...

Mary: Hello and Welcome!
Invest in a Smeg! Plenty of room for make-up... and, on occasion, the odd bit of food...

Kaz: Thank you! I think I should have a crate of Moscow Mules in there as well...

Pete: Try some Estee Lauder.. I used to wear White Linen.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Daphne: I'm not that short...! But actually it is a bit of a stretch to reach the back...
Yes, this is a good way to drop subtle hints isn't it...?!
Sx

Ponita said...

When I saw the title of this post, I though, "good gawd! she must be kidding..."

Have never heard of a Smeg... can we get them here in the Colonies?

It is very attractive. How tall is it? I like tall fridges.. as I am tall. It comes in colours too? I will have to go surfing and check them out.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I am envious. I really, really wanted a huge Smeg fridge (the one that you can drive a station wagon into) but there isn't even room in the kitchen to fit the model you've got so I've an anonymous-looking white metal boxy thing. I was torn between the mint green or duck-egg blue, both of which would have clashed horribly with everything else in the kitchen, which is as good a reason as any to do it.

The other week I was well stocked up with sausages that glowed in the dark. I've tidied up since.

Dave said...

I'm sure that wiring is the only thing in your house that isn't chaste.






Sorry, that should be chased, shouldn't it? And quite right too.

Clyde said...

Pink Moet----tell me it isn't so.
Ya just never know where you are gonna find smeg---there seems to be a fair share in your kitchen---a fine thing

scarlet-blue said...

Ponita: You can get powder pink, mint green, baby blue.. well all sorts of Smeg really. They're lovely.

Kev: Do you have Smeg envy?

Dave: Now what are you suggesting... crikey it's poetry day isn't it..?

Mr Clyde: Yep, I go a bit weird after I've drunk a whole bottle... I start hugging the smeg and begging for more.

Sx

Dave said...

I think I was suggesting that I imagine you as being a chaste young lady.



No, I think I meant chased after all.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Apologies Dave.. I'm all in a fluster today...
Sx

Dave said...

Sit down. Have a nice cup of tea. Pull yourself together.

Whirlochre said...

It occurs to me that SMEG is one of those brands way too classy to be advertised on TV, and now we've had Rotten and Pop selling their souls to the kudos chomping satanica of faux irony, maybe the door is forever closed.

Many thanks, Scarlet, for throwing open your secret portal...

librarylizzie said...

Gorgeous Smeg Darling...and love the contents. I want your life. In the spirit of "I show you mine, you show me yours" my imitation (cheap imitation) in on display on my blog.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Thank you Dave... Have you brought cake?

Mr Whirly: Crikey, what happened to irony? I can't believe Iggy is selling insurance.
My portal isn't opened enough...

Lizzie: LOL!! I will pop over with a pint of milk... if I've got any!

Sx

CyberPete said...

That sounds sexy. Is that one for women?

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: Yep, it's for women. I used to wear Estee Lauder 'Pleasures' for men as well... years ago.
Sx

Dave said...

I don't think I'm allowed cake, it being Lent now.

(I don't mean I've lent all my cake to a friend by the way; this is a theological reference)

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Are you wearing your smart avatar for Lent?
Sx

mutleythedog said...

I could live in there... it might be chilly but I wouldn't mind.

Gadjo Dilo said...

How is "Smeg" supposed to be pronounced? I'm assuming it's a foreign thing.

Dave said...

A lady-friend recently said I scrub up well, so I thought I'd try to keep my avatar looking smart too.

CyberPete said...

Interesting. I must check.

eroswings said...

You have a very lovely box; how exciting to have you show us the precious, attractive contents!

How do you clean the smeg?

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Mutts: But there are no pies! Wouldn't you prefer to sit by the fire?

Gadj: It's pronounced 'Smeg'!! Their headquarters are in Italy! See Here for details.

Dave: Well you look nicer than that statue thing you had going on a couple of weeks back...

Pete: I'm now expecting a 'scratch 'n sniff' post...

Mr Swings: Pleased to see you back!!!
Oh, I wipe the smeg down with a moist sponge.

Sx

Jimmy Bastard said...

"Oh, I wipe the smeg down with a moist sponge."

Always when I'm eating... always with oot fail!

scarlet-blue said...

Tsk! You are always eating, Mr Jimmy! You're not having another curry are you??
Sx

Glamourpuss said...

The complete lack of food in your fridge is very decadent.

Puss

scarlet-blue said...

Puss: I know... but I'm also very hungry!
Sx