Thursday, March 3, 2011

Handing Simple Pleasures down

I had never heard of Chocolate Cobbler until I read Dayle's blog today.  Now I have the recipe!

I acquired some new-to-me Simple Pleasures this week, but they are really rather old.  While visiting an elderly couple from our church congregation this week (both are ill, and I made a prescription run for them), I noticed a small collection of dusty Ball canning jars high on a little corner shelf in her kitchen. One of the jars was that beautiful green, and beside them was a little set of 'books,' which really aren't books at all.  They have been cut from wood and painted to look like books.   The woman was an elementary teacher for many years, so someone must have given them to her then.  I asked if I could borrow some jars and the books to photograph, and she told me to take them!  Their daughters have told her to start de-cluttering the house in preparation for a move to assisted living within the year. (Beth has a lot of collections -- all dust-catchers.)    I was thrilled to get the items.  Already I've been photographing still life arrangements, which I'll be adding to my Photostream and blog soon.  (The glass insulator is a piece I bought at a yard sale some years ago.)


lisa said...

This is a beautiful still life Evelyn!!
That jar is truly a find!

creatingme said...

You have a really nice blog. Lovely photos!

Rosie said...

How lovely - and such a nice story to it, Evelyn!

EG Wow said...

How fortunate that you were the lucky one to receive these! Very nice, especially since there's a story attached to them.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, not only a wonderful subject for photography, but a ready made vignette. I can just picture the three pieces on a shelf.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That is great...Oh I had to laugh, my husband was a sales representative for a huge printing company years ago and while traveling he saw one of those insulators on a pole by the side of the road...he got out to get them and ripped his business suit pants...but came home with some blue insulators.

The books are priceless...good still shot. Great simple pleasure

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful photo! I know this couple is very appreciative for all that you do for them.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Lovely photo Evelyn- the colours are gorgeous!
What a kind soul she is to give these to you :-)
You are obviously a blessing to her!

Canadagirl said...

Ohhh these are wonderful! I love things like this very much and to be blessed with them is such a sweet gift. I love your pictures too. I am hoping to start getting some time in reading my photography books that I got. I am having lots of fun taking pictures for my blog. [0=

Thank you so much for visiting today and hope to visit your blog more.


Dayle said...

I'm also a lover of old canning jars, and old glass jars of all sorts. What a lovely arrangement you've made with these pieces. I'm sure it blessed the elderly couple to know someone wanted their things.

Barb said...

Hi Evelyn,
I collect insulators. I like the colours of them and they can add that interesting touch to little groupings of favourite things.Your still life is lovely and the story makes it extra special.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Kathleen said...

They are lovely. I would have been thirlled to bits with them too! Also love the blue jar.