Monday, January 16, 2012

Afternoon light and shadows

I took this photo in the late afternoon as the setting sun cast shadows in our entry way. This old canon crock looks better and better with age. It is rough to the touch and is a lovely, mottled grey and brown.

Every page in this old store ledger bears the date 1883...sales for the entire year are recorded in this beautiful, flowing script. Several names are repeated many times throughout the pages...regular doubt.

I remember these wonderful leather ladies gloves from my childhood. They were displayed on my grandmother's desk, much the same as they are here. Somewhere in time she gifted them to me. They are a beautiful parchment tan in color, and are so narrow, only the smallest of hands could have worn them. Amazingly, they sport all of their original buttons.

The love of "old" is something I grew up with and never out-grew. Both of my grandmothers had antiques...things that were later passed to my parents, and have since been passed on to me. I love these pieces of old...not for any monetary value they might have...but because they have been part of my life for such a long time.  The loved ones who treasured them might be gone, but I see their faces and hear their voices...every the light, among the shadows.

Enjoy the day,


  1. Such a lovely post. I love the shadows in the sunlight too. Beautiful little corner and interesting items!

  2. Robyn,
    Beautiful pictures! How wonderful you have cherished memories of living with your things of old. Have a wonderful day, Lori

  3. Robyn, Thanks for sharing your afternoon sunlight...we haven't had much sun for the past two weeks here in the gray midwest!!

    Your pictures are beautiful!

  4. What a lovely post Robyn!! The pictures with the light and shadow are really beautiful and things can look so different when the light shifts....amazing!! I sure wish we had some of that sunlight here in the P. Northwest...really cold and gray here!!
    Your ledger and gloves look so wonderful together and the memories you have of your Grandmother are a real treasure indeed!! How wonderful to have things past down to you!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this lovely memory!!

  5. I found your blog today thru Lori's blog, and I am so glad that I found it. Beautiful post and awesome pictures.Love them!!!!

  6. I just found your blog, also....I love it so much, that I went back to see all your previous posts! Love the pictures of your beautiful home!


  7. Hi Robyn,

    So happy to find your blog! Your home is gorgeous!! Your collections are wonderful and your Christmas was picture perfect! Happy New Year!


  8. Awesome post Robyn....You are blessed to have grown up among those with a love for things old....I am an anomaly in my family in that regard. But you've captured the essence of it beautifully - I, too, love the voices and faces of the shadows....Wishing you a bliss-filled Sunday. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin