AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fireplace Shadows


This feature stands to the side of our fireplace.
The basket usually holds twigs for kindling.
But the base is a very special pot.
My aunt collected small instruments used in her first years of nursing and fixed them to this pot.
They are linked together with a pearl necklace worn by her sister who died of diabetes at the age of 21.
Then she sprayed it all in gold.
An unusual idea that I treasure!
The final product is about 60 years old!


Pot and basket
Quite ordinary objects
Revitalised life


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

12 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Now that is something you don't see everyday ~ love that it has all of her favorite treasures in one spot....a clever lady!!

Karin said...

Nice picture :)

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadow shot for the day, Gemma, there's something very peaceful and soothing about it -- a comfortable place to end a day! Enjoy a lovely weekend!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful, Gemma, the photo and the treasured pot. What a cool idea!!!!!

Lighthousegal said...

Great shadows and the story behind the pot is so special. A quite interesting idea for the pot as well, very creative. Glad you shared it with us!
Happy Sunday!

chubskulit said...

I love that basket.

Piano Keyboard shadow

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely shadow shot, the basket is beautiful and contains some very nice shadows!

NatureFootstep said...

I would have loved to se more of that pot. So interesting.

Rambling Woods said...

I know I always tell you..but I love to read the poems with the photos and they are always so perfect together...Michelle

Scrappy Grams said...

What a unique way to assemble treasures! I am a HUGE fan of baskets, I use them everywhere.

Tito Eric said...

Very nice composition of wonderful stuff by the fireplace. Also love that natural light and shadow.

Cheers on this Tuesday morning, Gemma!

Jazzbumpa said...

So many textures in this photo;
and a touching back-story.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
JzB

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