As it has been a year since I began blogging I thought that for this week it would be good to have a look back over the themes from past TJ’s Household Haiku Challenges and invite you to respond to any of the past post prompts. You can click on any of the links to see what the past Haiku contained or simply create a new haiku post on your own blog and share the link for in the comments here (don’t forget to click the black speech bubble at the end to access comments).
A gallery of the TJ’s Household Haiku Prompts is also at the bottom of this post for you to enjoy.
Not sure if it is an Aussie thing but a tin of “Quality Street” chocolates was the ultimate in indulgence at Christmas time.
This amazing Australian native plant, prosaically named the “Bottlebrush” blooms prolifically each year and then gets torn to shreds by parrots. It is the Australian way.
Heart shaped biscuits complete the Twee Set
This Turkish tile reflects through the globe of the decanter quite effectively.
Will your haiku tip the balance this week?
This piece of fabric is from a Japanese sash or “Obi”.
A spider’s dream and my nightmare! Photographed in the morning passing through an old gate.
This worn out piano in the old Fremantle jail would be able to tell many tales I am sure. I myself have been know to play the entire slow movement of the Moonlight Sonata and still have several listeners awake at the end. Special moments.
These nasturtium leaves caught the sunlight just after a shower filling them with cabochon gems.
I was please how these battered old lamps came up with a lick of silver paint and a new shade. The fact that the shade has “Paris” written all over it and then large quantities of German is a little odd.
“Swan” pens were a popular brand of fountain pen in Australia and it gave me an idea for this week’s challenge.
This collection of spoons has taken a lifetime of collecting. Now it represents a lifetime of cleaning. Sigh.
This 19th Century lion spoke to me across the ages when I saw him dusty and unloved amongst the detritus of the past.
These Edwardian games have such attractive graphics and the little captions on some of the squares are delighful.
This tea bowl is undoubtedly 18th Century but no one seems to care!
I am sure she has a lovely personality.
I found this engraving lying in the gutter of our local flea market. A fiver later and it now adorns my wall… despite the insults.
I picked up this tin tray in Versailles and is the closest I am ever going to get owning an 18th Century Sevres porcelain tray. The glasses are early Victorian. The cake is early 21st century.
This bronze Japanese mirror would have been a wedding gift to a young bride with the crests of her groom’s family and her own combined on the back.
This silver teapot would have graced the table of a fine Victorian lady while the teawares would have been sipped from during the late Regency period.
This plate, only 20cm wide is most astonishingly beautiful piece of potter’s art. Thousand of individual gold lines have been painted around every outline after the individual colours have been fired to the surface. With no modern tools this 19th century Japanese wonder was a joy to find.
This box was made by the Tuareg People, masters of fine metalwork.
These old French keys rest on a tin plate printed like with a pattern from an old Sevres plate. What may they have opened?
This little 19th Century rocking chair was sitting unloved at a flea market and now resides in the corner of our sitting room remembering quieter times.
These items where on the table when I was looking for a photo inspiration. Some say I am still looking.
This blue and white enameled silver watch sits in a my bookcase.
These two favorite books about the history of Paris have developed a character of their own with the ages of page turning
This is one of a pair of Russian Gardiners Porcelain teacups I found dusty and unloved in a local antique shop.