Two the same:
Two kinds of fruit.
Two things on the mantlepiece.
A girl and her horse.
When Vanda and I were discussing this photo challenge all I could think of at first were very obvious things like gloves, glasses, socks and shoes. I didn’t really want to post pictures of them so I had to put on my thinking cap and look around the house. Surely there would be something but what? In the end I chose some of my ornaments that are related to one another or are pairs. I also came up with playing cards because in many of the games you are required to collect pairs. I also have some very nice salt and pepper shakers. Here are my photos.
These three photos were all of objects from my china and bric a brac cabinet and were edited with Adobe Photo Elements 9.
Here are a couple of pairs of Barbies, these are older photos edited with the Microsoft software on my desktop computer.
Cee’s challenge this week is “Pairs” and it made me think of my mum because she liked pairs of things. Any knick knacks and ornaments she had on display she always preferred to have two of. For example, on the mantelpiece there would be a clock which she was happy to have just one of but on either side of it there might be a pair of vases, a pair of china ornaments and a pair of photographs. I remember her having a little ship made out of sea shells, maybe one of us bought it for her. She liked it but until she was able to find a similar one seeing it on the mantelpiece by itself bothered her. “It’s not balanced.” she would say.
Fittingly most of my pairs of things came from mum:
Two brass vases part of a collection of brass my grandmother bought in Egypt and India in the 20s and 30s which was passed to mum and then to me.
Two hand painted china plates that also once belonged to my grandmother and then mum.
Two china monkeys. Mum loved monkeys and people always gave her china monkeys as gifts.
Lastly, a doll with a pair of heads. This is mine. I bought it at a market because it was quite old and interesting.