Saturday, 23 February 2008

PhotoHunter: wooden

Late again!

writing box on a wooden chest

Two wooden boxes which have stories to tell. The top one was given to my father but has now been passed on to my elder son. It has a brass plate on it dated 1848. It is sitting on top of an oak chest (not its normal position) which we bought many years ago as a place for our sons to keep their toys. Its first role in life was as a grain store in the 18th century. The theory was that it if it had survived 250+ years, it could survive a few bashes from the boys. It did.

wooden wheelbarrow

A wooden wheelbarrow we found in the cellar of our house. More decorative than useful, so it stays at the bottom of the garden..

blue wooden boat

A wooden rowing boat moored across the river for anyone to use when the river is higher. I always think they look as though they are posing for an impressionist painter. There are a number of these along the bank, in differing states of repair. You do occasionally see people in them but it's not something I would risk.

19 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, I can only imagine the stories those boxes have to tell.

    I posted my very first PH today

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  2. ohhh nice! i like antique stuff, I got it from my husband.Very nice entry for this week hunt..;)

    My so called life
    Life's Impression

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  3. Wow! These are amazing photos - great for The Hunt but especially lovely to look at - the best combination!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Oh those boxes are beautiful.
    The boat photo does like like a painting!

    ~ That Gracie

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  5. Great story behind the first two boxers, I like the way your garden goes down to the river, that must be realy great in the summer months.

    Cheers mark

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  6. Great shots! I suppose if you know how to swim it wouldn't be too big a risk to use the boat... assuming the water is decent, of course :-)

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  7. Ohhh I love antiques stuff, this is really pretty..very nice choice.
    Wooden Staircase
    Wooden Doorway

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  8. These are lovely photos and interesting objects.

    I love your blog, but so often just lurk rather than commenting.

    Sorry.

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  9. @Mama Bear, thanks, and welcome to the Photo Hunt!
    @Liza, thank you, my husband got it from me:)
    @Pastormac's Ann, thank you too!
    @Gracie, very Claude monet don't you think?:)
    @Mark, yes it's lovely most of the year, though it's possibly not as near as it looks. We are quite high above the river but there is a passageway down to it right beside us.
    @JC, it's surprisingly shallow, wide but shallow. I'm still not inclined to try it though!
    @Ivy, I'll be over to see your offerings very soon.
    @Elaine, lurking is perfectly permissable:) Please don't feel any compulsion to comment!

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  10. Wooden boxes are beautiful. The old boxes have so many secrets. The nature on the two other photos is so nice too. Yes really a landscape for painters. Better no going on the boats even if this a call to cruise on the river. Reading you I imagined the scene with the daughter of Victor Hugo!! This story is always in my mind and his poetry too.

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  11. These are all so lovely. I totally agree about that small blue boat - I just doesn't look real.

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  12. Those are fabulous choices for the wooden theme. I love the boxes. They are so beautiful.

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  13. great photos! it's such a treat to have tangible family memories passed on from one generation to another =]

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  14. All of them are beautiful. Really nice.

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  15. the wooden wheelbarrow is very lovely. like it.

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  16. Beautiful! Those are all wonderful old wooden items. :)

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  17. Definitely can see where you got your "impressionist painter" idea re the third picture. Also how you can feel that the wooden wheelbarrow has its decorative aspect -- it looks like the work of a craftsman! :)

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  18. Each of your entries has a story to tell. Very well done this week. My entry has a story to tell, as well. Stop by to visit.

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