Friday, April 5, 2013

Shaking It Up


Last evening I caught the setting sun's rays
 as it  bounced off Ron's 'Tipp City, USA' shaker collection in the kitchen.









17 comments:

  1. Hello Jim,
    Great pictures, the shelving is beautiful, sunset light is always very atmospheric. I have never seen 'Tipp City' before, really like the graphics are they 50's or even older?
    Ivan

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    1. Hello Ivan. The shelving unit is made of two separate things: a very old rectangular shallow bow unit we picked up in Maine and the actual shelfves were a long piece of antique moulding I cut up. And much to my surprise it worked.
      Tipp city is in the state of Ohio, USA and the McKee glass company started producing this milk glass in the 30's and continued to the 50's. We love these too and use some of the smaller versions of these for spices.
      Here's to a good weekend to you all.
      Jim

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    1. Aren't they great, Kathy! They are big and clunky and easy to hold and not have to worry about breakage. How's the dying and soap making going?

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    1. Thanks Mitch! Ron started to collect these one summer in the early 90's along the coast of Maine where, as you may already know, there are miles and miles of collectible shops.

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  4. There is so much beauty in the world that many people don't take the time to appreciate. Thanks for helping us all to take the time to recognize the simplicity of a setting sun on a small work of art.

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    1. You are more than welcome Stew. i have always been the 'type' to notice things both beautiful and not....sometimes that's good, like this, and other times it can get in the way.
      Glad you liked this series.

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  5. That is a beautiful shaker collection. I'm always a sucker for glasswear.

    I too notice the light bouncing in the house and the changing light of the seasons.

    I'm always mesmerized the way the sun shines on my Pyrex.

    thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello! Good to see you here! I will have to rearrange a few things to get my Pyrex into the sun!! I bet it really POPS when the sun hits it!
      Yess, these shakers are great and show off very well in the kitchen with all their bright colours.
      A good weekend to you too.

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  6. That is a great shaker collection! And I love the way the sun is gracing it. Evening sunshine is so beautiful...a golden shade!

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    1. Thanks Martha. I just happened to be in the kitchen at the right time to catch this.....you know how that is.

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  7. I've never seen those shakers before - such an interesting collection. I'm wondering where he finds then. Your light play in the photos really enhances them.

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  8. Love the shakers, love your photography, and I know I would love your house. What beautiful character in it! Just listened to Ramblin' with Roger from a wonderful ABC post about Huddy William Ledbetter (Leadbelly). (common links are the word "Shake" and the beautiful home warmth that came through your photos.) Wonderful song with words loosely quoted: We're all in the same boat, brother. If you rock one end, you're gonna rock the other. No time for a hot link but here's the address: http://www.rogerogreen.com/2013/04/02/l-is-for-leadbelly/ There's a link to the song at the end of the post.

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  9. I absolutely love the shakers, Jim. They remind me of Jadeite...are they? I have seen many photos of Jadeite items and as soon as I saw these I thought of them. Love your photos!

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  10. Hi Jim! I loved the shakers. They reminded me so much of Mahjong tiles in the lovely light and shadow. You have a special eye for the beauty in everyday things!

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