First and above all, I want to thank all of you who read my last post and left a message, Catherine, Giac, Catherine/ Mooghiscath, Anna, Dada, Maureen, Patricia, Marisa, Genevieve, Drora, Lila, Pilar, Neen and all the other friends who left messages on my Facebook
I enjoy sharing with you my project but it's great to hear from you too.
So, the cabinet of the pharmacy are slowly but steadily getting filled with jars of medicines and of bags of herbs.... Can you belive there are more than 100 little glass bottles.
The pharmacy will be over as soon as I receive the drawers pulls from....South Korea!
The foundation powder does really well for dust. Try it the next time you want to create an attic or a dusty atmosphere.
The room above is the pharmacist's room. Only one room to sleep and to cook.
In Thailand, most houses didn't have a kitchen. In the countryside, people still cook in the room where they sleep. And often the bed is just a mat on the floor with a pillow and a bed sheet if it's cold....I mean less than 29 degree Celsius!
I made a bed as I wanted to add a mosquito net ( made from a double layer of gauge for dressing. It's a simple bed with 4 posts. A thin mattress (always) I need to do some cushions.
Not much furniture, a bench for the cooking utensils, a clay pot on a wood ?? stove? (every house has one), a kind of wok to cook Tum yam, the traditional spicy soup, a chopping board to cut all the herbs and vegetables.
There are also pots and ladles and two ripe mangoes (they're delicious with sticky rice and coconut milk!)
Some fishing traps hang on the wall. Even in Bangkok, people like fishing in the Klongs and in the Chao Praya river. They like to cook catfish. They grill them, i.e. the grill on the left.
I long thought about a way to make a tiny garland of flowers to add to the altar with the Buddha. I made one is with ...wool.
On the other side is the a cupboard to keep food away from mice and ants. We'd call it un "garde manger" in French. The middle section is covered with chicken mesh so that air can circulate.
The 4 feet are standing in pots with ...water to prevent ants from climbing up. This is something I have often seen in houses here and it seems to work. It's a bit to large. I'll try and make a smaller one, thinner.
At the back a high bench to keep their clothes. Unlike most of us, Thai people do not have much furniture, even today. Only what they need. No table and chairs, they dine on the floor. No couch or armchairs and coffee table, and, and, and....Life is simple.
The walls are yellow with a lot of smoke stains because of the cooking.
I can feel this project is almost finished and I really enjoyed doing it. I am already thinking about the next one.....
Thanks again for your kind comments. It is really important to hear from people who share the same hobby/passion, whether the comments are good or bad, they help to go forward.
if I don't post anything before Christmas, I wish you all and all the people who share your life a
Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
Patrick in Thailand