Thursday, March 27, 2008

Every Picture Tells A Story

Everyone get your cameras ready!  It's time to start "Every Picture Tells a Story".  Let's keep this simple and fun!

I will post a subject, you go photograph it and tell us the story behind the picture. :-)  It means using your camera, using your words and best of all getting to know each other at least a wee bit better! :-)

On Tuesdays I will post the subject and the following Monday I will post all the links to those who participate. 

Let's just get on it with it!

This weeks photo/story:

I collect ________________ (dust bunnies, spoons, dogs, rings, etc).  Share a photo of what you collect and tell us how or when you got started with the collection.  Is there something you are looking to add to the collection? 

_________________________________________________________________

    I collect pottery, mostly McCoy.  I like the earthy feel of their pottery and the glazes.  It started out as just one piece my MIL gave me and I found myself looking for it at the auctions I would go to.  Since I was a dealer I bought and sold it over the years and kept the best for myself.  By selling it it allowed to have the income to keep the best.  I have thinned my collection and this is just a few of them and just one of the things I collect.  You have all seen my marbles, LOL.





          And I know it just asked for one picture... but here are my hand made marbles.  I inherited my FIL's marbles.  There are a couple of hundred I display in neat old bottles.  They were used as he was quite the marble master as a child so they have dings and chips.  Researching them I found the wonderful world of hand made marbles.  True works of art in a small way.  So now I collect them also.




   

13 comments:

mariebm56 said...

A lovely display of a beautiful collection~
Marie

madcobug said...

Both subjects are beautiful. Is it possibe in another entry sometime to show the jar of marbles you inherited from you FIL? Helen

madcobug said...

Ooops, I meant the old bottles of marbles. Helen

nhd106 said...

Wow...makes for a nice, colorful entry!  Love that first pink marble best.

Nancy

radar446 said...

This is a very cool entry with lots of "eye candy" to look at.  I remember the first time you posted the first picture, I believe it was when you were getting your store in order.  I still think this is a very good shot, and well composed.  The marbles...well, they just add all sorts of great color to this entry.

Greg

specialadyfink said...

NEVER HAVE I SEEN SUCH BEAUTIFUL MARBLES.
YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE ALL OF THEM.
CONNIE

monicasmemoirs said...

First it doesn't matter if it's one picture or 20!  I can't say that I've ever heard of McCoy before but, WoW!  I LOVE all the pieces that you have.  I just want to reach out and touch, examine up close.  Beautiful.

Monica

lv2trnscrb said...

these were great pictures to look at!! I loved the pottery and the pictures of the marbles were exquisite!! both very interesting items to collect

betty

nanmm11 said...

So many beautiful pieces!! The marble that most gets my attention though is the last as it looks to me like our planet earth as I've seen in other pictures from a distance. All are beautiful and all have wonderful real and imaginative stories I'm sure.Great entry
Nancy

lindaggeorge said...

I love those marbles, where do you get them? If I can get myself sorted and photo one of my collections, you will see a connection to the marbles.

Linda.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindaggeorge/GeorgeMansions/

lanurseprn said...

WOW your marbles look so beautiful! You've taken such a good picture of the pottery, too. Beautiful! Maybe when I'm feeling better I'll post a pic of things I've collected.
Pam

rbrown6172 said...

the marbles are really pretty.  i especially like the one with the frog perched on top.  you have some pretty pottery pieces too.
gina

sunflowerkat321 said...

I love both collections!  What a bonus that your business ties in so beautifully with your interests.

Kat

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