Monday, August 10, 2009

Carly's Monday Photo Shoot - LAYERS

"Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep." Carl Sandburg

EMPS #50: Layers. Carly has a really cool assignment this week: she wants to see some LAYERS, and how things go together to create something different that catches the eye. If you want to play too, click

At first, I was stumped by this assignment. Layers? Of what? But then I began walking around my house, camera in hand, opening closet and pantry doors…and Virgo that I am, I discovered that my house is of course filled with layers. For this assignment I decided to concentrate on some of the dishes that I own. I love to cook, and I love having friends and family over to my house for dinner, and part of the pleasure, for me, is setting a pretty table, whether we're eating in the kitchen or the patio or the dining room. To that end I’ve collected lots of different dishes over the years. Here are some shots of some of those dishes, and the patterns they create stacked in my pantry and cupboards. In all cases, I've done a close up of the layers first, concentrating on the patterns that appealed to me in the layers; then there's a second shot showing what the dishes look like from a bit farther away, at a glance.

clear glass cereal bowls

family china

Christmas plates

white pinecone pottery

red soup bowls

place mats

Kitchen chairs

a drawer full of everyday napkins


Suzanne R said...

What a neat way to show the layers you found in your kitchen! I hadn't thought of that. Very nicely done!

Jama said...

Your kitchen must be very neat! I love that chair.

Chris said...

The red bowls or the red plates (the one where you can only see the pattern) is my favorite. They are both so good it's hard to choose.