Saturday, February 27, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday... Folly...

Align CenterHave I mentioned
I love my work
I shop every day
my quest for the prize
is unquenchable
my thirst for trophies
my love of old
as I long for the
cherished possessions
of a lady past

her bead work
her sewing
her hair remembrances
all twisted and braided
charms for a lover
to hold near a heart
a craft of
an era past

parlor chairs
from years
of ancestry
winding their tales
of travel
to captive audiences
all in a row
I'm not a sack of potatoes
Uncle Frank
I squeal
hanging over
the shoulder
of the elder's folly

with fine floral trims
the chips don't tell lies
dish towels
and rough hands
polished and pampered
porcelain pretties
shattered teacups
and cracked platters
and Grandmother
may I eat my pudding
from the
butter pat dish
oh please

I long to feel
the old burgundy mohair
pricking my cheek
as I lay on the
old settee
the bars of sunlight
my sleepy eyes

I'm at Grandma's house
do not disturb
the princess

I can't believe it's SSS already, wasn't it just yesterday, but that means Spring is moving in...however it's a little bittersweet, as Fall and Winter are creeping ever so close to Australia...sorry Tracie, but at least you don't have to deal with the snow!


Lori R. said...

Love your photo! See you soon!!! I have a chair just begging to come see you!

summersundays-jw said...

You always say it & photograph it so well. Jan

Golden West said...

40 degrees in Iowa today! If the sun's out, you'll be right on the edge of Spring!

Dimple said...

Nice shot. You express your love of old things well!
Have a wonderful day!

sarayutouched said...

beautiful memories shared by friend. sigh...i just found a moment of contentment... off to a day of basketball with matthew..contentment halted.

...winds have died down...coffe will be much more pleasant today.
'til then...

sassytrash said...

Your words inspire me to remember my Grandma's house in IL. It was the most magical world that I only got to visit once a year. I remember the axminster(?)rugs, violets in pastel pots on the wide windowsill, tall ceilings, floral wallpaper, ticking mantel clock, roses in the garden, and the wonderful front porch where we watched the world go by while stringing colorful buttons.

You also inspire me to take a break from "makin'" and get out there and treasure hunt a little! It may even get above 50 degrees today!!! Yeah! I'm outa here!

Quilt Works said...

What a lovely angle!
You have such a wonderful eye!
Such beautiful colors !
Love coming here! I'll be back!

Whoa .... Aligator

Ralph said...

The lamp is useful for light. But the shadows here come from the natural sunlight. The illumination of the sun is a stronger and warmer light. The lamp serves a purpose - the the sun sustains life...

stefanie said...

your photo is gorgeous!!!!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous words and a fantastic photo! Hope you have a great weekend and that you get some sun soon!


Catherine said...

great angle on this close-up..

Carletta said...

Your photo reminds me of a warm summer's day at Grandma's. How the doors would be thrown open to let the sun in and catch a breeze.
I so enjoyed your prose as it too brought forth memories.
Lovely shadow shot and post!

Cassie said...

Love the photo ANd the poem! The prickly mohair sofa cushions are a memory for me too. Happy SSS!

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Stine in Ontario said...

It's so refreshing to know someone LOVES their work! And so many others love the treasures you find.

Nice shadows!

Jen said...

A piece of art; your words and shadows become one.
Happy SSS to you

Gallery Juana said...

Your poem gave new meaning to vintage and antiques for me. It's so easy to look at these items as things, but they each used to belong to a person and there are stories to be told.

Pagan Sphinx said...

So much history in those objects. Love the photo. Nice composition.

Have a good and peaceful weekendf

LDH said...

Pretty shadows on very sweet vintage pieces!

I have enjoyed scrolling through your lasts posts! Love the little dog you groomed. What a cutie!

Hot Fudge said...

I really hope that some time in the future our grandchildren will have such memories of us. You brought a tug to my heart with your words.

Hang in there - it's March tomorrow and that means the end of winter!

Paula said...

You always have something interesting for SSS. And your love of old things is really inspiring. How long do you spend writing your poems?

Sam said...

Another pretty photo for Shadow shot!! Love your poem aswell - have a lovely Sunday!

Jeri ~ said...

Your photo and thoughts bring wonderful memories - love your blog!!

Beverley Baird said...

Great photo and wonderful poem!
take care.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Great setting I love peely chairs so much

Hey Harriet said...

Love your folly photo and poem! I'm happy for you that the weather will soon be warming up. Yes, we're approaching autumn here but I dare not whinge when winter hits as it's nothing compared to what you experience! People here still wear flip flops in winter so it's not all that extreme. I had to laugh at your mention of flip flops in your comment to me as we don't refer to them as flip flops. We call them thongs. And I believe you guys don't wear your thongs on your feet :D

donna baker said...

Sharon, I am just sick for Piper and her dogs right after her is too much. But, I'm sure she is strong like her mother and can handle anything. Mr. Winky died in my arms 2 years ago and my heart is still broken. But the days go on. Spring will be you both peace.

Birgitta said...

Very beautiful photo and another beautiful poem from you.

BLOGitse said...

shhhh...I promise to be very quiet...
What was I going to say? oh, yes. You remember this: Beautiful as always!
How original is that!? :)

Have a great SS Sunday!


Greyscale Territory said...

Hello dear Sharon,
Lovely play of light round your treasures on the chair! And your poem breathes all your passion for your lifestyle! This is like a precious corner of the world and we have been invited to take a peek and enjoy!

My Sunday today has been a little strange! We have been conscious of the tsunami warnings from the Chile earthquake, and beaches have been cleared, but I have only heard of slightly higher waters and flooding on the NSW coast!

In my corner of the world, the "strange" has really been the atmosphere. Intermittent cloudy, rainy moments interspersed with weepy sun! And the birds seem to be acting oddly, darting more haphazardly than usual!

PLUS - last day of summer today and already I have a warm jacket on! Unbelievable!

As the seasons change now, I have this strong wish to travel your way, meet you and see your delightful pink chateau! If only! But without dreams, how can we create our own reality! I'll keep on believing it can be possible!

Hope you manage to get out in the awakening days of your Spring! Looking forward to your delight in the new world!



Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely photo!

Carin said...

Nice shot!

Only 21 days to go and Spring is officially here! YIPPIE

Right now it's raining, raining, raining over here! YAK

Enjoy your Sunday and your week!

Patti said...

Interesting perspective on this lovely old lamp.

Your writing is wonderful. My grandmothers didn't have that kind of antique-sounding decor, but you've reminded me of them. ;-)

Maggie B said...

Superbphoto so evocative of another time & place.
Thanks for coming over to Normandy today.

Ricepatty said...

Oh how I love the chair! Beautiful china - intersting old lamp nice SSS!

wanderlust said...

Pretty! I love antiques.

jabblog said...

Very evocative photograph - old china and lamps awaken the imagination.

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Dianne said...

beautiful shadows on beautiful old things
I love the poem

Serendipity said...

Lovely composition :)

allhorsestuff said...

Loved the sweet and soft song playing as I read lovely words...oh and the shot is delicious!

lazyclick said...

Superb shot. I loved the shadow lines.

Paula Scott said...

I love that composition! Neat shadow on the p;ate/chinaware. I also love today's post-old books and silverware. I love old books even though I never know what to 'do' with them. Great finds!

happily retired gal said...

I do enjoy your appreciation for old treasures. Your poetry evokes memories of my own past and your photos are artistically delightful. Love the shadows here ;-)
Hugs and blessings,