Arrggghhh, no Friday theme last week because I still can’t use the computer I usually work from (with all the recent photos) and I still can’t find the USB-thingie for transferring photos from the camera memory to the old laptop (that doesn’t have an built-in slot for memory cards).
However, I decided to use some of my photos already uploaded to Flickr to illustrate Saltis‘ chosen Show & Tell theme of “TIME“, unfortunately a few days too late…
As you have probably have understood by now, especially after last week’s post on a kitchen full of old stuff, I like things with a history that have stood the test of time.
What does that expression mean anyway? According to a Wordreference forum: “Time wears things down. Things erode, or wither, or decay, or die. If something stands the test of time, that means that it is lasting, or enduring.”
I think that the things in the three photos from the summerhouse have lasted / endured despite being old and a little worn. They might be old-fashioned or even kitschy but that’s part of their charm and appeal for me.
The lamp needed a new plug which my father fixed and now it lits up the summer guesthouse; the plate was a birthday present from my sister which she had found at the annual local flea market (loppis) for 5 SEK (~50 Euro cents / American cents) and will serve as a cool cake plate; and some of the books were found at another flea market (10 for 50 SEK) and well, words don’t get old!
What objects / non-objects do you think stand the test of time? Houses? Cars? Clothes? Books? Furniture? Memories? People?
For more interpretations on the subject of TIME:
Anki, Anna, Anne, Anne-Marie, Annika, Bejla, Desiree, Erica, Helena, IamAnnika, IngaBritt, Mais-oui, Musikanta, Nilla, Olgakatt, Petra H, Saltis, Simone, Sparkling, Strandmamman, Taina, and Under Ytan.