Take Two

Take Two

“Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people, or scenes.”

Well the first thing I have to admit is that there was no running involved in the production of this post, just a bit too early in the day for that 😉

Straight outside our back door is our shed:

Shed and Milagros

Shed and Milagros

We never got these from Mexico but a small shop in Corbridge (and just a bit to the left we have some clay Mexican plaques which we got from Edinburgh), but they do brighten up the back yard.

As you come in through the back door are a lot of objects, but the area that caught my eye second was:

Cups and Junk

Cups and Junk

This is a collection of various objects; church charity box, mug from a school one of us went to, second prize mug from a competition, collection of postcards from people and some allotment/foraging books.

I have been trying to find a clear link between the two photographs and the clearest that I could reason out was we like keeping things that brighten up our lives and where we live.

The yard took me quite a while to get around to clearing and re-painting in a brighter colour than it previously was in so we could get these Milagros on the shed, the effect was instantaneous, the yard was brightened and a place we wanted to spend time.

The collection is in our most lived in area of the house, the kitchen and it’s nice to have bits and bobs around that we’ve collected from places we like and achievements given. Object areas like this make a house a home, give it a personal feel and becomes a touchstone area on return from outside.

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4 Comments on “Take Two”

  1. My shed doors used to be exactly the same colour as yours! I love the vibrancy of your door. I have since had mine repainted, as the house now has a very different feel, but still love it on your door.

    I’m glad I’m not the only person who keeps sunscreen in random places too! 🙂

  2. Very important advice from Baz Lehrman concerning sunscreen 🙂


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