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Old 02-15-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Photo Challenge #114 ~ Contain Yourself {02/15/2011}

An easy challenge this week, as the weather here has been most uncooperative. Even these photos could be better, but it's been grey and heavy rain all day.
Contain yourself - anything that contains or covers something. A favourite canister or caddy in the kitchen, a jewellery box, a beautiful vase? Let's see what you can find.


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First picture is the brush jar on my desk - dates back to when I worked for the company that imported and distribute Winsor & Newton (and Canson ) in Ireland.
Second photo - could have done with a clean, but then I'd have had to stick it first where it's cracked. It's a china box for comb honey, which my aunt gave me.
Third photo - I still have to post the photo that triggered this under Sign Here. This is the oldest of my sewing machines, inherited from a good friend of my mother's. It only sews straight, backwards and forwards but it's almost indestructible. Sheelagh's husband was an electrician and he turned this 201K manual model into an electrical machine with a little added-on motor and light. That wretched white stain is from some packing tape - at one stage the key was broken and I couldn't close it properly, and had stuck warning tape on for the removal men. My dad made me a new key so now it closes properly again. I'll have to sand it down and polish it up again.
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Interesting containers. The Singer case must be OLD and could classify as an antique.
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Sabrina, I love all your photos!Lovely jar, and such a cute honey container with the bees, and I love the old sewing machine. I have an old treadle on that belonged to my mom.
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The little pig is made from a pecan shell. You are supposed to catch a fly put it inside (the little snout comes off) and while the fly is flitting about the pig's ears (which are missing), eyes and tail move. The silver container is for perfume and the little spoons were used for "pouring" the perfume into the bottle. My parents bought these in Mexico waaay back in 1949. The second picture is of a miniature Lane cedar hope chest that I received in 1958. These were given to girls who were graduating from high school.
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These are all from the 1980s. The first unicorn container is pewter and the little one next to it I think is soapstone and was given to me. The second unicorn box is stained glass made by the son of friends of my parents last unicorn is ceramic and made by a co-worker way back when I was gainfully employed.
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These two are about fifteen years old and were made by a friend of mine. The chair is for jewelry or anything else you may want to put in it; the seat lifts up. The tissue holder is plastic canvas.
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Gosh, you have me inspired to go and take some more photos. I think the little pecan pig is cute, but I don't know that I'd want to try putting a fly in! The perfume flask is really beautiful!
I know your chair must be small, but it reminds me of one I had when I was small. My brother had a miniature rocker, my sister had a little basket weave chair and I had one made out of part of an old barrel, upholstered. The seat lifted up and I used to keep my teddybear's clothes in it. Thanks for the memory as well as the great photos.
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Sabrina, I notice you changed your avtar; it's cute. Yes, the chair is small, just 7 inches tall and a cardboard base. I don't think my father ever caught a fly to put in the pig.
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This is an armadillo container that I bought in Dallas, Texas a whole bunch of years ago.
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Oh - that is just darling, makes me smile .
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