|This is my week 3 contribution to Focus on Life 52 Photos.|
The prompt for this weeks challenge is take time. I adore antiques. I love everything about them. The way they smell, look, feel. The stories behind them. Most of the antiques I own I have no story to connect with them. I do not know who their previous owner/s are.
In this picture are many different eras of items. The hat I think is from the 20's or 30's The iron, I can't begin to think. Probably around the turn of the last century. The milk bottle is probably from the 50s and the martini glass the 60's. The tonic bottle from the back I am thinking 40s. My idea of taking time is to slow down and enjoy my home. I imagine the woman who wore this hat. Was she happy? Did she have a family? Where did she live. I imagine the milk bottle in a school cafeteria in the 50's. A little boy or girl drinking out of it. Maybe worrying about a recent bomb drill or having their homework done for arithmatic. The martini glass I picture a woman with a bee hive entertaining her husband's boss and wife on a Friday night. The iron...don't get me started. The thought of having to heat up an iron in the fire to press my clothes is beyond my comprehension! :) I find ironing relaxing (when I do get to it) but to heat up an iron in a fire. Ut uh!
|Center City Philadelphia Row Home|
I also took time this week and went to the Titanic Exhibition at the Franklin Institute with my boys. I was unable to take pictures in the exhibit, it was prohibited. But seeing all of the artifacts made me think of some of the treasures I have here at my house and how precious they are. I am not much of a photographer but I am trying to learn how to use my new camera. I enjoy taking pictures. I need to work up my nerve to position myself lying down or twisting myself, etc. to get the shot. I am not quite there yet. :) So I took some time this week to enjoy the treasures I have in my own home, my children and exploring Philadelphia a little.