Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " I "


I found this vintage ink bottle and ink pens at an historic home located at Lake Tahoe last month.
One interesting thing to me was the day and date on the old non-working clock on the desk.
What a perfect setup for ABC Wednesday and the letter I.
Please visit all the others who are posting their letter I's. You can find them by going to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sidebar.
To see the detail just click on the photo.
Thanks for looking.
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49 comments:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Oh, very nice! As a calligrapher, I collect old ink bottles. That one is very nice! Is there a date on it?

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what a wonderful old fashioned implement to keep on your desk, very nice I post

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Phowa,

Great found for ABC, this INKpot reminds me of my first schooldays....

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RuneE said...

It looked beautiful and reminded me about old days...

Ivar Ivrig said...

Nice post. I've never used an ink pen, but it would be cool to try one

Granny Smith said...

Ink! Of course. This is definitely reminiscent of my early school days and ink stains on my fingers.

Reader Wil said...

This brings back memories of my first years as a teacher in 1958. My pupils had to write with pen and ink, and that caused sometimes some minor problems, like spilling ink on clothes or breaking a pen.

leslie said...

Ah INTRIGUING! I remember learning how to write with ink by using a nib pen like those and dipping it into the ink well.

Oh sheesh! am I giving away my age? lol

Aileni said...

A good photograph of a good choice.

Brian said...

Very cleaver blog, I would never has thought of this for a blog.

Thank you for you comments

Rebeckah said...

Hey, it's not Wednesday yet : ). How come everyone is starting all ready? I can't think of an I picture for the life of me.

Gordon said...

What a wonderful find; I too remember using ink and pens at school.

babooshka said...

Like crazy cath a good choice for us bloggers.

Columbo said...

Nice posting, I never used an old fashioned ink pen. I probably would have made a mess. Have a great ABC Wednesday.

shutterhappyjenn said...

oh wow... a friend of mine would surely want to have a collection like that, too!

My "I" picture is posted here. Happy Wednesday!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Very Vintage! Nice "I" post.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I like the variety of posts on ABC...this still life of the ink bottle is really nice...really great post for ABC.I did my first ABC post today and I don't think I did it right. I love the old radio also. very lovely.

Stunner said...

Such a fantastic and powerful photo!

Wanda said...

What a great picture and perfect composition....

Love old ink bottles and pens.

antigoni said...

Old things bring so many beautiful memories. Great choise for letter "I".

Olivier said...

rien de plus beau qu'une lettre écrite avec un stylo à plume, c'est magique. Superbe

nothing more beautiful than a letter written with a ink pens, it's magic. Superb

naturglede said...

So great choise for the I.
I enjoyed it:)

Leena said...

I remember, when we had to write with those! Many times bottles fell down and oh, that mess then!
But what a pleasure, when letters came beautifully on a paper.

Fine photo about old and important things!

evlahos said...

so long time to see something like this

kouji said...

lovely. :)

me ann my camera said...

This is neat, don't you just love old ink bottles. Thanks for having visited my ink also.
ann

MedaM said...

It is indeed a beautiful set up for ABC letter. As I can see the ink bottle and ink pens bring back memories to many of your blogging friends. I too remember using ink pens at school although it was with patrons filled with ink. I really liked to write with ink pen because my letters looked like more beautiful.

DeeJay said...

My brother-in-law collects antique ink bottles - I wish I had thought of them before posting my road sign 'I'

lv2scpbk said...

A wonderful "I" pick for ABC Wed.

AphotoAday said...

When I was in grade school (a million years ago) we still had those old desks with the empty hole for the ink bottle...   Had there actually been a bottle of ink I'm pretty sure any girl with pig-tails in the next desk forward would have gotten her pigtails dipped...

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful, old vintage bottles.
Thanks so much.
Dxx

Old Wom Tigley said...

I remember ink wells such as this, I have a few pens with the old style nibs... I have also made pens from goose feathers using these nibs. All write very well. I enjoyed thinking back to y childhood with this 'I' post..
Thankyou.

Mine's Here

Laurie said...

Nice vintage arrangement. I really like this.

Jay said...

I love that old ink bottle! But I do have a think for old glass, particularly pressed glass, for some reason. I think it's just that it was mostly used for everyday objects. I like to think of my old glass as being in daily use by people who could have been my ancestors!

Dragonstar said...

What a perfect find for today! This is lovely.

The Mulligan Family said...

Fabulous! Love the vintage ink bottle and pens - and you're correct - the clock was a perfect background for ABC Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments!

nonizamboni said...

Beautiful post. I'm always drawn to ink and pens; this was a great choice for today. Thanks for the memories.

Kerri said...

Oh, this is a fabulous shot!

joan said...

I really like the look of this. I love stuff like this.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oooo... I would love to get my hands on those pens... I love doing fancy writings!!
Very nice post!!
Mountain Retreat

AVCR8TEUR said...

Don't you just love taking photos from various places and then waiting for ABC Wednesday to come around? I remember using ink and brushes in school.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Old is gold. Very beautiful pic of the ink bottle and ink pens.
Perfect for 'I'for INK


Thank you for visiting my 'I' for IDLIS

R and J said...

Quite near to my idea...

Greyscale Territory said...

Love intriguing old items like this! Great pic!

Deslilas said...

Waterman !
Ink, pen, fountain pen, I was mlade about Waterman 100when I could not afford one .

Bear Naked said...

I don't know how I missed your blog on Wednesday.
That photo is wonderful.

Bear((( )))

Suzanne said...

So simple but so beautiful.

Hilary said...

That's such a wonderful shot.. vintage.

Ratzfatz said...

Hola Photowannabe,
I hope you are fine?
I love this fotos ... I am looking a the time for things of the "good old time" too.
I wish you a nice weekend.
Take care!
Ratze