Wednesday, April 15, 2009

You Capture/Rustic

I confess right up front that I had a hard time with this one. I had a really busy week and didn't have much time to go out and look for things to photograph and when I did, the weather was rotten. So, I went hunting in my 1930's basement. I should have just taken a picture of the basement itself. Lord knows it's rustic. Here's what I found...


This is my husband's grandpa's cane. He died in 1973 at the age of 94, so it's really old, but really cool. I wish you could see the detail of it better.

This is an old oil lamp. I think it was a shower gift, but very rustic looking by spending the last umpteen years in the our creepy basement.

I have no idea where this old copper tea pot came from, but it was also in the basement.

Now, go over to You Capture at Folding Laundry
and see all the great captures that everyone else did. I'm sure they are much better than mine.

28 comments:

  1. Great captures! I LOVE the old copper teapot! You definitely need to rescue that baby from the basement and polish it up!

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  2. The cane is really cool. Lots of personality in that. And I'm a sucker for all things copper.

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  3. I love the cane. The shape, the texture. Good job!

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  4. Wow, that cane is wonderful! Nice job!

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  5. I love your finds. You need to put that cane in your house where people can see it. That lamp would be neat cleaned up too and also the copper teapot. You found some great treasures in your basement! Have a great day. Love & blessings from NC!

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  6. Really cool things! I chuckled at what you said about the oil lamp :)

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  7. I really love the copper pot. What a neat thing!

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  8. Oh, I LOVE that cane. It actually makes me picture an older man using it. The lamp and pot are good captures too. Very rustic looking.

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  9. Wow..what great captures of some "old" stuff. They sure qualify for "rustic". Great job!

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  10. I love the history behind the cane.....antiques are at their best when there is meaning behind them. Wonderful!! And I agree with Christy, that kettle needs to be showcased!!! :)

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  11. Get that tea kettle out of the basement and display it or use it or something. Just too beautiful to hang out alone down there! Love all your finds. And I want to go hunting in your basement too!

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  12. Great photos! And I agree--you HAVE to display that kettle! :)

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  13. you've got some great rustic pieces here. the cane is really cool and i'd like to check out your creepy basement :O) you found some good stuff there! thanks for sharing.

    i have my "rustic" shots posted, feel free to come on over to The Shadow of the Cross and visit for awhile :O)

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  14. Wow, you were very clever and captured some very good rustic finds. Love the tea kettle and the cane. Someday, you never know, you might need that cane, or maybe I would want to borrow it for myself!

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  15. Nice job! My FIL would LOVE your basement.

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  16. Old canes are really cool. My Dad used to have an elephant cane that sat on our fireplace, until our dog ran under it and broke it in two. Now, when my kids are out of line, my Dad calls the top half his "hiney-beating" stick. (No..he's never used it.) Anyway, thank you for the memory. Your captures are terrific.

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  17. Great shots!! I love the cane! I have one similar!

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  18. I really like the teapot! It's got such interesting details! I had a rough time this week, too. I liked the challenge of it, though. Great photos!

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  19. love the walking stick and the sentiment that goes with it.

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  20. All beautiful objects just brimming with history and stories to tell. Wonderful rustic pictures!

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  21. Love old stuff! Oh... antiques. I have my grandpas old watering can. Love it.

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  22. The cane is magnificent... and what tales it could tell! I also love the tea kettle, and what secrets were whispered over the bounty of its contents! And the oil lamp... just sitting there as a reminder of the flames of your love! I think your students could come up with some wonderful stories surrounding these 3 perfect "rustic" items!

    I, too, will soon join in the fun! I got a new camera last week and am trying to figure it out!

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  23. You did a fantastic job with this one! I am in love with the picture of the cane. I clicked on the picture and saw the bigger version of it and you can see the details.

    I participated for the first time this past week. I'm just running behind in visiting every one else. Come on over! And if I may be so bold...please take a moment while you are there and vote for my photograph that I entered into a contest. All the information is there. Thanks!

    Love your blog by the way. I'll be back!

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  24. those are really neat items.

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