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1/18/2013: Good Morning!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I received my photography "studio in a box" yesterday. I have it set up in the spare bedroom, away from the glare of the morning sun in my studio. I haven't received the props yet...the "shoulder boards" for the necklaces, so I'm practicing taking photos of some vintage pottery pieces I have picked up along the way. I am a sucker for old things. Things that have been loved by others and find their way into my hands makes me wonder whose hands held them originally. Were they gifts from an admirer or a school child eager to honor her mom on her birthday? Where did the item land in the owner's home? A place of prominence on the mantle or the bedside table? I love the mystery of it all. I also love the feeling I get when I remember where I have seen similar items in the homes of long gone loved ones.

Mr. Virgo and I were watching Pawn Stars the other night and a gal was trying to sell her old Victrola. It was in very poor shape with major parts missing so the owner of the pawn shop didn't want to buy it. However, as soon as I saw it, I was transported back...WAY back, to maybe age 4 or 5. I cannot remember where I was or who I was with, but I very distinctly remember the dimly lit room with the sun peeking through the slit in the heavy burgundy curtains, the dust motes swirling in the sunbeam, the heavy, dark leather furniture...a sitting room or library perhaps? And there before me was this MAGICAL box! An old woman showed me how to carefully wind it and laughed at my delight when the thin strains of music wafted into the room. I remember clapping my hands and dancing as little girls do when they are pleasantly surprised by something wonderful.

I am looking forward to getting more photos done and up on the site for your pleasure and mine? I hope you have a wonderful day!

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