Day 17 of the Photo Challenge: Coins « Shoot Me Now

Shoot Me NowDay 17 of the Photo Challenge: Coins

Day 17 of the Photo Challenge: Coins
Published on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by

My son’s engraved silver baby cup.  Nineteen years later, it sits in his junk drawer scratched and dented.  He keeps both foreign and old coins in it.

Would I rather have this cup sitting on a shelf, pristine and shiny in near-mint condition?  No way!

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I apologize to you wonderful photo challenge people for not making it to your sites yesterday.  I will be enjoying both your “Bullshit” and your “Coins” themes today.  I can’t wait!

… and MIKEJW…. I am sending you an Easy Bake Oven made in AMERICA for CHRISTMAS this year.  Just you wait!

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  • Great photo, Katherine, and a really sweet post.

    One thing I’ve managed to do is get to everyone’s posts on a daily basis BUT I’ve paid a high price for that achievement. I don’t have enough time to read the threads or reply to comments on my own posts. Because the posts go up at all times of the day and night, I’m missing the best part of this 30 days of insanity ~ the comment threads. For example, I have no idea why you’re sending MikeWJ an EBO. Please tell me more?

    • MikeWJ

      Because Katherine, like the reformed Scrooge, keeps the spirit of Christmas in her heart all the year ’round, Cheryl. Isn’t it wonderful?

      • Oh yes, indeedy doo. Someone’s got to hold up MY end of things since I hate everything about the holidays that occur between October and April.

  • Aw… I love this, Katherine! But, like Cheryl, I really want to know why Michael’s getting an EBO for Christmas.

  • Barb Paige

    nice pic… I love the look of the cup-the un-pristine/shiny look of it gives the pic real character!

  • Mel

    Okay…..THAT is a very cool photo!

  • great photo! ( I think my husband still has his First Communion money hidden somewhere.)

  • Your son’s cup runneth over.

  • Very nice photo and idea for today! My kids got foreign coins from the tooth fairy when they lost their teeth. She kept getting confused about what country she was in…

  • Ron

    You GO, Katherine!

    *two thumbs up*

    AWESOME shot!!!! I love your perspective!

    Also, I like the fact that the cup is not pristine or shiny in near-mint condition because it gives it a vintage-feel!


  • Wow, this is such a great photo, Katherine! I love the composition and the worn cup.. Fantastic work, really!

  • This is a stunning photo! No kidding! I love it!

    • Linda, I am no photographer, but I really liked this one. 🙂

  • MikeWJ

    Love the photo — really, I do — but I CAN’T WAIT to receive my Easy-Bake Oven in the mail. I knew you’d get into the Christmas spirit, Katherine, I just knew it. *squee!*

    • You gonna bake me something and send it?!?

      • MikeWJ

        You betcha, sugar. Whatcha hankerin’ for?

  • Oh, Katherine! I just love this! xoxoxo

  • Jamie Baker

    That is a cool photo. And my monkey holds a very similar cup when he’s not playing his organ grinder.

    • OK, so now you know my secret. It isn’t my sons. It is my MONKEY’s cup. You and I are quite a team!

  • ladyV

    looks like a beautiful baby cup. bet it would look spectacular shined.

    • His junk drawer is the shrine for now, but I tell you what, it WILL be shrined when is he older and moves out! (sob!)

  • That is beautiful, Katherine. Really gorgeous.

    • Thanks! It is too light “photography wise” but I will always cherish this…. one day soon he will be out of the house, but I will have his baby cup picture with his grown up coins!

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