One Word Photo Challenge: Mahogany

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This week Jennifer has asked for mahogany.

So I am showing my solid mahogany table.  I have no idea how old it is as I inherited it from my sister.  Yesterday my parents were visiting and we just happened to talk about the table.  My father, who loves working with wood was telling me that I needed to sand it down and polish it again.  I was worried as I thought it was a veneer but no, he told me it is solid.

Apart from our beds, this table and chairs were the only furniture I was allowed to take when ex-hubby threw me out.  He didn’t like it because it looked rather worn out.  Actually those notches and marks on the table tell me of all the fabric I have cut out on it, all the crafts I have done on it and last weekend quilting.  Some stage I will probably get round to doing some work on it.  But not now.

Mahogany 1 (640x480)

So the table does get looked after, with just a wipe down.  I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the lines in the light.

Mahogany 3 (640x477)

Here is some of the damage.

If I leave it long enough maybe I wont need to sand too much.

One Word Photo Challenge: Mahogany

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One Word Photo Challenge: Mahogany

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Door & Door Knobs

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings day.  The wind has died down so it should be a pleasant spring day for us.

As everyone knows I love Art Deco.  At the moment I am living in a house built in the Art Deco style.

Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛk/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France after World War I and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craftmotifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the interwar period when rapid industrialisation was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favoured by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as “an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material [and] the requirements of mass production”.[2]

During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress.

So for Cee’s challenge this week I decided to show off some of small features of my home – door knobs and doors.

The first photo shows the door handles on all the doors inside the house.  I love how the lines radiate from the actual knob.

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These are the door knobs on all the wardrobe doors.

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Our front door.

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Even the front door handle is stylish.

Art Deco Gate (2) (640x477)

I know that gates aren’t strictly doors but even our gates are styled with a sun ray motif.

Art Deco Gate (497x640)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors, Door Knobs and Handles

Pegasus is Knocking at the Door

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Door Knobs and Handles

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