Monday, March 21, 2011

Office Bottles

This is a window in my office. It looks out on the back field and up the road a bit. I get the afternoon sun streaming through here most days. I like its effect on these bottles, spreading defused colored light around the windowsill. I can't remember where I picked them up, but enjoy their company up here. I should tell you, ya, I enjoy collecting junk, odd bottles, small boxes, picture frames sans pictures. Often, Elenka's eyes will just roll, when I tell her I need this 'special' object. Now, as other members of my family look to be unloading everything and making their homes as stream-lined as possible, I'm collecting stuff. They're kissing goodbye to objects like pictures on the walls, knickknacks and other seemingly trivial pieces of the world, and I'm welcoming material(some say crap) with open arms. My age and my world say I should be downsizing... I seem to be upsizing! What gives?

14 comments:

  1. I don't know 'what gives,' but I'd have picked up those bottles, too.

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  2. marchin o'neachtainMarch 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Please stop by my house, since I do have a few artifacts that you may want.

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  3. You are an honest-to-goodness collector. I say, go for it, esp. if it gives you pleasure. I have bottle like that in one of my kitchen windows which I filled with glass marbles. Love 'em.

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  4. I love seeing colored glass bottles in a window!

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  5. I like this decoration with bottles, the colors and different sizes.Charming!
    Léia

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  6. You only live once so just make the most of whatever pleases you!

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  7. I like those! I'm not downsizing either. I love my stuff!

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  8. I have a hard time getting rid of stuff - too many memories wrapped up in my things! Nice shot.

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  9. Hehe! I know the feeling. I am also torn between getting rid of things and adding new ones. :)

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  10. Nice light on that green bottle. If you have the room, upsize. What the heck?!

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  11. I can donate a truckload, if you like. My wife and I decided we will need a team of university archeologists to excavate our basement when it can be put off no further.

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  12. I like these bottles. I say enjoy life and if you want a bit more...just go for it!

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  13. It's interesting how things like a glass bottle can evoke strong memories; far out of proportion to the value of the thing itself. Glorious light here!

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