The First Hundred

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Bujiganga






What are you supposed to do with all that old bujiganga that collects in drawers?
Bujiganga is a Portuguese slang word, loosely translated "stuff" or "junk". Well, here's what I did with (some of) mine. I was fascinated and inspired by my great-grampa Bopop, who made a similar creation eighty or ninety years ago.
Maybe someday my great-grandkids will wonder about my bujiganga. It's just a fancy pencil holder. Maybe they'll wonder what a pencil is...

14 Comments:

  • At 5/01/2006 8:04 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said…

    This is such a great idea for a project. Yours turned out so neat. That is the best pencil holder ever!!

     
  • At 5/01/2006 10:01 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    I like your fancy pencil holder. We make pencil holders and other holders with some of our bujiganga too, but they are not decorated.
    Yesterday I was supposed to have left a comment but it must not have posted. I was wondering how the school bus fit into things in your family?
    ..

     
  • At 5/02/2006 12:28 AM, Blogger audrey` said…

    Your bujiganga is so lovely :)

     
  • At 5/02/2006 12:44 AM, Blogger Kc said…

    One man's bujiganga is another man's treasure (hehe). I couldn't help but wonder at the significance of each piece. ;-)

     
  • At 5/02/2006 3:04 AM, Blogger Gramma said…

    I'm interested in the construction process. Seeker, did you coat a glass with something and press the items into it? Oh, I hope pencils never go away -- how would people draw?

     
  • At 5/02/2006 6:13 AM, Blogger Seeker said…

    I used self-hardening craft clay over a glass jar, and pressed the objects on. The oldest things are from the late '60's... my Wisconsin high school music festival awards. The newest things are the Life Source blood donation pin and the 3-cent piece from a local bank promotion, both from last month.
    The school bus in my last post is for the high school girls soccer players (my daughter is coaching).

     
  • At 5/02/2006 4:48 PM, Blogger uncle joe said…

    I just noticed that May is your One year Blogging Anniversary!

    What's the standard gift for blogging one whole year?

    Make PR take you out to dinner...

     
  • At 5/02/2006 8:58 PM, Blogger LZ Blogger said…

    Hey it's kinda KOOL... and definitely unique!!! ~ jb///

     
  • At 5/03/2006 8:52 AM, Blogger Jenn said…

    That is a perfect idea, I want to do that! My parents could make an entire set of these, and I'd love to take George's top desk drawer and just dump all that stuff out on the floor. The stuff in that drawer dates back nearly ten years untouched.

     
  • At 5/03/2006 3:06 PM, Blogger Dapoppins said…

    Okay, this looks like a great project for my kids! Great Idea! they have so many little tiny trinkets that I just want to stick somewhere, permanently!

     
  • At 5/03/2006 3:06 PM, Blogger Dapoppins said…

    Thanks for your encouragement during these "broken leg" days!

     
  • At 5/03/2006 4:13 PM, Blogger Aunt Jo said…

    what a fun project!!

    there are two little girls in our house that would love love love to do something like that.....instructions please!

     
  • At 5/03/2006 8:20 PM, Blogger Badoozie said…

    ohhhhh my. that is a lovely item. i am fascinated by it. could stare at it for hours. i'm going off to dig in my drawers.....the cupboard drawers!!

     
  • At 5/07/2006 2:46 AM, Blogger John Cowart said…

    These are intriguing. Great idea!

     

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