THROUGH THE GLASS A BIT DARKLY

A Photo a Week: Under Glass

I’m pretty sure Nancy really wanted a picture of something shot through glass, and I suppose I could have gone down the hall and shot a picture of my dolls in their glass cabinet. Of, for that matter, the glass cabinet in this room. Some of them are more accurately … through glass. Sunglasses. And a little amber bottle.


Quincy Harbor from the 7th floor …

Past the tools through the glass table
Glass on glass

22 thoughts on “THROUGH THE GLASS A BIT DARKLY

    • Marilyn Armstrong October 14, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks. That’s the best view of the harbor I ever saw. I didn’t want to shoot through the window, but there was no choice. No balcony. Glad I did it.

      The amber bottle came with a tiny daffodil in it from my son. I have kept the bottle. In case I have another tiny daffodil ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Covert Novelist October 14, 2017 / 11:55 am

    I love the amber bottle best, but they are all interesting in a different way. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 14, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Thanks! It was interesting trying to figure out which pictures suited the challenge … and which didn’t. I wasn’t sure if “through” glass was the same as “under” glass, but I wanted something other than a store window. It was fun ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. swo8 October 14, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Very creative, Marilyn. I think that trawl with the inches measured would be handy for planting bulbs.
    Leslie

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  3. DailyMusings October 14, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    very clever Marilyn, to choose sunglasses! I do love the bottle in front of the window too!

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 14, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you! I have so many pictures of things seen through a window, I figured I’d try something different. I’m glad it worked out ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Rebel Girl October 14, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Is that plate in the bottom picture Limoges? Clever of you to use the glasses!

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 14, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      The plates are 18th century antique Rose Famille porcelain from China … but Limoges copied the designs. Actually, a LOT of companies copied these designs.

      The table has a glass top, a shelf underneath where I keep some of my old Chinese plates and some not-nearly-so-old (about 50 years) Wedgewood. Also some relatively new Italian glass. It’s nice to get some use out of the table. Beneath that, it also has drawers where I keep things like the tick puller for the dogs and collars and spare remote controls. Coffee tables are usually just a waste of space. This one at least displays stuff and hold other useful small items.

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      • Rebel Girl October 14, 2017 / 11:04 pm

        It is beautiful. All our coffee tables have storage spaces. Our house was built in 1895. No closets in the bedrooms, no handy storage spaces.

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        • Marilyn Armstrong October 14, 2017 / 11:08 pm

          I’ve lived in old houses like that where the only closet might have held a broom and a dustpan, but that was it. I redesigned a hallway and turned it into a closet … also used what I think was a nursery and made that a closet. I grew up in a really old house and my mother turned any area that wasn’t a full size room into a closet. She spent her life building closets.

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          • Rebel Girl October 14, 2017 / 11:13 pm

            I did the same thing with the nursery too! It was connected to the main bedroom and became a walk in closet. My mother moved in and we gave her those two rooms. I just built a makeshift area in another room. We still don’t have ceiling lights in some of the rooms.

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            • Marilyn Armstrong October 14, 2017 / 11:21 pm

              Those little nurseries were about the size of a medium walk-in closet anyway! This house is only 45 years old but it’s STILL falling apart.

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              • Rebel Girl October 14, 2017 / 11:28 pm

                They were small. I was told the entire room was just beds from side to side. They had 13 children in this house, all the younger ones and the nanny slept in the nursery.

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  5. lwbut October 15, 2017 / 5:25 am

    That is a beautiful little bottle! ๐Ÿ™‚

    love

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 15, 2017 / 11:59 am

      It is. I don’t know where my son found it. He used to collect little bottles, so at one time, he had dozens of them. I don’t think he has them any more. I may have the last of the collection.

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  6. nancy merrill October 15, 2017 / 11:54 am

    I leave everything up to individual interpretation. Love your selection. It looks like you are hiding from the sunglass reflection in the first one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for joining the challenge!

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 15, 2017 / 11:58 am

      It was fun and I had to think about how I wanted to do it — always a healthy thing ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again!!

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