When I saw the topic for this week’s challenge, the first thought I had was “Ooh, this one is going to be fun!”. And I think it will be. I hope my readers think my choice of said objects is fun.
My first two everyday objects are items that are precious to me. The first one, I have had since October of 2003, when I got married. My boyfriend and I had been looking around for suitable wedding rings (not matching, since our tastes are different). We happened to be in one of our favorite places, Leavenworth, Washington, and walked into a little jewelry store on a side street, away from the tourist-trap main drag. And there I found exactly what I had been looking for. It was made by Margaret Ostling, and it’s called a “Mini Moebius”. She made them in both white and yellow gold, with and without diamonds.
Such a simple concept, beautifully made, it is a continual source of wonder, and feels so good on my finger. And it’s unusual enough that I have never seen anyone else wearing one.
The other most precious object is my violin. It’s a bit older than the ring, having been made in New York in 1987. I bought it from its maker, who moved to Seattle just before I bought it. I took my violin teacher along when I first went to play and see if I wanted it, and she was quite impressed by its sound, saying that it sounded almost as good as her 18th-Century Italian instrument.
Not only is it beautiful to look at, it sounds wondrous, and I love playing it. When I bought it new from its maker, I had the idea that even Antonio Stradivari must have had to start somewhere, and was a young violin-maker just starting out, hoping people would like, buy, and play his instruments. Well, we know how that turned out! I just hope that David VanZandt of Seattle will become as famous.
Now, for something a bit more “everyday”. I took this picture of a very every-day kind of object, for a post that was based on a pun. But, now that I look at it, it’s quite a contrast between the object, and the pretty placemat that I used as a background for it. How best to show off your “tuber”?
A friend at work is a quilter, and I bought a set of six placemats in this ornate pattern from her at our holiday bazaar a few years ago.
Last but not least is an item that is not everyday for me, but is everyday for my dentist, and I thought it was so beautiful a tool that I just had to get a picture. Can you guess what it might be?
Actually, it’s a little precision dental instrument, a very tiny torque-wrench, used to tighten down a crown onto the dental implant underneath. My dentist loves it because it feels so good in his hand. In my opinion, it’s a piece of industrial art, too.
Well, thanks for accompanying me on this tour of Everyday Objects in my little world.
Here’s the Link to Patti’s Original Post.