I am sharing photos of some of my household treasures taken from different angles. I used a tabletop studio to take these pictures. The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week is Everyday Objects.
The first two pictures are of a cricket cage I’ve had since I was about eight years old. I distinctly remember taking it in for Show and Tell. The crickets were chirping in the darkness within my school desk.
This is an antique egg beater I purchased at an antique show in Portland, Oregon. I’m not sure if the parts were meant to go together but that’s how I bought it. I use it regularly and it works great!
This is one of my favorite rocks. I collected it near Thermopolis, Wyoming at a place called the Smorgasbord. I was carrying a field thermometer with me and I will always remember the reading that day. 126 degrees Fahrenheit!
The last two pictures are of a fork and spoon I used as a toddler. The backs are stamped “Atla – Denmark.” It’s not surprising that I have a deep love of wild creatures after learning how to eat with this particular fork and spoon.
All of these items have one thing in common. When people see them, they want to touch them and look at them more closely. Household treasures can be a treat to the eyes and your other senses.
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Thank you for sharing your treasures.
You’re welcome, Ralph! 😁
Nice treasures. The fork and spoon are charming and have such a wonderful old fashioned quality about them. We have crickets who get into our garage at this time of year. I keep leaving the doors open in the hope that they will get back outside. Perhaps if I had a cricket cage I could catch and release!
Thanks! Crickets are nice for a short visit but it sounds as though they have overstayed their time with you. 😉
Lovely choices Siobhan. I too think your childhood silverware is precious and of course has helped shape your love of the wild creatures! I also loved your rock, heat notwithstanding
Thanks for your comment on my spoon and fork. Sometimes I think that rock looks melted because it was so hot that day. 🔥
I’m sweating just thinking about it Siobhan!
Love the antique egg beater.
Thanks, Sherry. It’s practical and pretty.
These are wonderful choices, Siobhan and give us a personal glimpse of you and your life. Your silverware is great. And the cricket cage is unique. I’ve never heard of one before. I wish people still bought these type of intricate silver pieces. Ikea just can’t compare!!
Wow. Great photos of interesting objects. Well done.
Thanks so much, John.
Terrific objects with stories behind each one. Love the spoon and fork — I’ve saved a lot of things for my sons to remember and have, but I never thought to save their eating tools. So cool that you have these!
Thanks! I still use that silverware once in a while, even though it’s a little small. 😁
It’s a great “keeper” set!
Stories behind every object – well chosen.
Thanks! Lots of stories there.
Thank you for sharing these treasures with us. Each has its own stories behind.
126 degrees F, wow…. I used to collect rocks. 🙂
Thanks! Collecting rocks is a low cost and fun hobby. 😀