Weekly Photo Challenge: Container

Sitting in my dining room on a vintage sideboard, surrounded by blues and whites, sits my colourful Chinese man holding a container – a chest with an elephant handle.  I thought it perfect for this weeks photo challenge: containers.

This belonged to my mother and father.  They received it as a wedding present from a relative or friend in the early 1940s.  Unfortunately when my mother and father moved into their home together it had broken.  A lot of people would think this bad luck but my mum and dad lived happily in their married life until my fathers death.  He remained the love of her life and when she passed, because I was fond of elephants, this became mine.

I remember my mother telling me about this ornament on several occasionsChnese-chest as I was growing up and it holds fond memories for me.  It is only made of china but to me it is made of much more, in its container it holds precious memories and love and every now and then I open it just to delve into those memories.

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  1. I love the image 🙂 and the meaning and thoughts behind it are even more special !


  2. Some objects are more than their visual in our lives. They are our memories. A priceless treasure … lovely.

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  3. I’m a photographer, too, and as such appreciate your skills. But even more, I love your interpretations of the photo challenges. Your words and images work together in a most wonderful way.


    • Thanks so much Gail, your compliment has made my day. 🙂 Sometimes I don’t have exactly what is required for a challenge, but I think that’s part of the challenge, each of us thinks of different interpretations, which makes a nice mix. I really appreciate you stopping by.


  4. Beautiful selection of image for the theme 🙂

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    • Thanks again Sreejith, I appreciate you looking and commenting on my blog. I didn’t have anything I thought related to containers, as I love landscapes and steer clear of more industrial or household items but then I saw my ornament which meant something to me, so this is how I interpreted it.


  5. It is so precious to have an object to associate with your love ones!


  6. Didn’t know the story attached to this ornament, so lovely and special for your Mum and Dad and now you, so glad you treasure it and perfect for your Challenge..


  7. Beautifully captured and shared …. 🙂


  8. I think memories are so much more important. That is something so special to have. I have a jardineire of my grandmother’s that has been broken and repaired many times but the stories and memories it holds are irreplaceable.


  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, precious memory.


  10. Cool container and very cool back story. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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