Sunday, March 30, 2014

The sock drawer

I think we can get a bit carried away some times, thinking that we have to travel to far flung and exotic places to find things to photograph.

Well, this is the front of my sock drawer - hardly a major tourist attraction!

I like the way that there are layers of history cut into the wood - scrapes and dints that speak of hard times, the circular insert that may have been an old lock, or a central single handle of open the drawer.  I also like the dark shadow under the existing handle that could either by the wear of fingers using this current handle or the damage caused by an older larger handle.

Not a bad set of stories for the front of a sock drawer!



You can find more close up images at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.  SM

15 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Good picture.. Nice details.. Cheers!!!..

Revrunner said...

Talking about the old made new!

cobie en bas van Es said...

hjet geeft juist het geleefde mooi weer.

Montanagirl said...

Even sock drawers can be interesting, and make you wonder what came before. Nice photo!

TexWisGirl said...

nice feel of history to it. :)

eileeninmd said...

Great shot, Stewart. I like the wood and details. Have a happy week!

Sylvia K said...

Great detail, Stewart, and yes, even sock drawers can be interesting -- they have a history, too! Hope your weekend is going well!

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely piece of furniture. Socks are special too ya know. MB

Fun60 said...

I wonder how many lonely socks are inside.

Jen said...

Someone was awful proud of his socks to put a lock on the drawer.

That does make an interesting photo, though. I'm broke for the next couple of weeks, so maybe I'll have a look around here.

Gemma Wiseman said...

So enjoyed the tales of a sock drawer. I could almost feel a short story evolving. A fascinating piece of woodwork.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shot! Very interesting patterns in the wood.

janiceadcock said...

Nice shot and love the idea of stories in the distress marks.

amanda | wildly simple said...

That's a great sock drawer! :)
I love a good old piece of well made furniture.

magda and crew in australia said...

I do so love your Sock Drawer Stewart,
The title very much reminded of Terry Pratchett's Disc World books, which was nice.
Your Socks have a wonderful drawer to live in while waiting to be worn. Heaps of History to absorb, so they won't get bored while they wait.
The timber is very absorbing to look at with all its patterns and colouring. And those rolled edges to me add solidness.
Plus there's your description of the drawer. Very inspirational to building upon the story you have given, but that's just a passing thought, but still my mind sees settings and possible scenarios.
A very lovely sock drawer it is.
Thanks for the share.