One of these little things 7: the ornament

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and I publish the images in this blog, one by one. They are all in B&W.

Today some attention for our chest; and more in specific the ornament on top. It’s a signature piece made by the famous Dutch furniture maker Jaap Glandorff. I got to know him in the beginning of his career when his prices were still affordable for a wider public. In those days het was getting a name as the guy who made chairs based on an upside down Mongolian horse-saddle. These ergonomic chairs were ideal for people with back problems. Can you imagine; sitting on hard (maple) wood without cushion for hours and still relaxing? He customized (still does I believe) for every individual customer with back problems!

The pictured ornament is an original Mongolian sign but I forgot the meaning of it. Anybody?

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One of those little things 6: the musical frog

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and I publish the images in this blog, one by one. They are all in B&W.

Today is the day of the ‘musical frog’. Many visitors of Africa return home with a wooden giraff. You can buy them everywhere in different sizes. Finding musical frogs is not always that easy. These are made by woodworkers in Southern and Central Africa. Any idea how to play them?

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One of these little things 5: a crystal

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and I publish the images in this blog, one by one. They are all in B&W.

Todays ‘little thing’ is a crystal we found somewhere during a trip along the Orange River which borders with Namibia.

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One of those little things 2: Baboon sniff

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and I publish the images in this blog, one by one. They are all in B&W.

Today is Baboon sniff. It’s the name of a plant that grows in the hot and dry Karoo in Southern Africa. It seems that baboons open the seed pods for a sniff. Haven’t figured out why (too many stories and opinions).

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One of those little things 1: Happiness

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and during the next days I’ll publish the images in this blog. They are all in B&W.

Today is ‘Happiness’.

It’s (although ‘Made in China’) a souvenir from Holland; the country of our birth and growth. Last year, after 11 years, I set foot again on Dutch soil. Happy to be back for a short while.

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