#FridayFictioneers – Museum of old, chipped and broken

Image by Yours Truly!

Written for Friday Fictioneers

Thank you Rochelle for featuring this image.

Museum of old, chipped and broken

Is this a house or a museum??

What do you mean?

Just look around. It looks everything old, chipped and broken has found their way into our house. There’s this chipped coffee mug!

But I have planted rosemary in it.

And that old wooden crate.

It makes our bio compost.

And the broken pot, why aren’t you showing it the door?

Because it holds my precious roses.

He shook his head in frustration. She thought it was wise to stay mum about her latest find from the junkyard.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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76 Responses to #FridayFictioneers – Museum of old, chipped and broken

  1. neilmacdon says:

    All she has to do is call it upcycling and she’s safe

  2. Sandra says:

    Perfect timing! Thanks for an interesting photo too.

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Repurposing is all the rage and I think a pretty good idea. nice write! And thanks for the photo!

  4. Dear Anshu,

    I can see where the piano might be bone of contention. Well done. And thank you for the use of the lovely photo.



  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, he’s not going to like it! But it’s good to see that nothing is going to waste, upcycling is the way of the future! 🙂

  6. Probably a good idea!

  7. Brilliant! I’ve heard of shabby chic, but that? Thanks for the picture Anshu.

  8. granonine says:

    Aw, the poor man just didn’t see the magic 🙂

  9. Ha ha – yes, she’d better keep quiet! Thanks for supplying a great photo prompt, Anshu.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  10. Now that’s the spirit of recycling that I like!

  11. Esha M Dutta says:

    Oh dear! He’ll surely not like to see that, would he? So well written, Anshu. This image is very interesting so I think I’m joining in for #ff this week after what seems like ages!

  12. ceayr says:

    Delightful story.
    Great image, thank you.

  13. Shilpa Garg says:

    Hahaha… Yeah, she should keep quiet about it. What a lovely story, Anshu. And a great picture too!!

  14. M K Zebra says:

    I like your protagonist’s thinking! This piece definitely makes me a feel a little bit guilty – I’m the worst for chucking stuff out rather than trying to repair…

  15. Liz Young says:

    I’m glad she rescued it though I fear it’s past saving.

  16. Fun photo! Thank you for allowing its use in this prompt!
    And … fun little story, too!

  17. msjadeli says:

    what a nice story, inspired by your wonderful photo

  18. Fantastic tale, love the imagery, a piano flower bed, why not?!!

  19. Dale says:

    That was fun… It appears they don’t have the same vision so maybe it was a good idea to keep mum!
    Thank you for the wonderful picture, Anshu.

  20. Wonderful story! (And I love the picture too.)

  21. Abhijit Ray says:

    Old is gold. She is growing plant in old things she is salvaging. What can be better?

  22. So cute. We all have someone in our family who’s fond of doing such things 🙂

  23. Nobbinmaug says:

    My roommate saves things like that for art projects, except, instead of becoming art, they just fill up the garage.

  24. pennygadd51 says:

    Your last line made me laugh out loud! Well done!
    And thank you for the photo for the prompt.

  25. I’m intrigued by what she’s hiding. Let’s hear more.

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  27. mjlstories says:

    Reuse, recycle all well and good – but perhaps she needs a brand new relationship?

  28. James McEwan says:

    I agree, sometimes it is difficult to throw out our familiar stuff, regardless of age.

  29. Everything can be used for a planter these days. Very nicely done.

  30. StuHN says:

    One person’s trash is another person’s muse. Nice.

  31. Margaret says:

    She’s resourceful. Thanks for the great photo, and for all the new ideas about avoiding waste.

  32. gahlearner says:

    Hehe, that made me laugh. There’s a nice dynamic. If she tells him how ‘in’ or ‘it’ they are with the upcycling, he may change his mind.

  33. Finding a new use for what’s broken is a great thing I think…

  34. Jelli says:

    Nice one, I like it. Just wait til he finds that his old work boots have been made into pots for petunias. I did this to my hubby’s old barn boots once… note I say “once”. heheh!

  35. lisarey1990 says:

    Very resourceful indeed!

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