Monday, June 29, 2020

SPSH - June Link Up

These are my selections for the SPSH June link up:

#1.  A favorite piece of jewelry:

#1 - A Favorite Piece of Jewelry: Cupcake Pendant
A polymer clay pendant in the shape of a cupcake, with frosting, sprinkles, and a cherry on the top.  It measures less than one inch.  Made by my daughter and given to me as a birthday gift, several years ago.  The only problem is, I get hungry for cupcakes every time I see it!  LOL.

#2.  Something with or in a knot:

#2: Chinese Pan Chang Knot

#2: CLose up of the knot

A wall hanging friends brought back as a gift from China; apparently, the Chinese word for knot sounds the same as their word for harmony and unity.  This particular type of knot is called a pan chang knot and is also known as the mystic knot.

#3.  Something with the colors of your country's flag:

#3: Red, White, and Blue Spray Bottle
I took several possible photos for this prompt - a red, white, and blue striped ribbon, cookbooks with red, white, and blue covers, and more.  But, I chose this spray bottle as my final selection.  It's about the only trigger you'll find me pulling!  LOL.

#5: Something you have more than one of:

#5: Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks
My mother bought me my first pair of knitting needles (UK size 10 and 12) when I was 9 years old and learning to knit at school.  I still have them - the ones with the red tops, on the left.  Since then, I've added more needles in both UK and US sizes!  I prefer knitting to crochet, which is probably why I have more knitting needles than crochet hooks.

#11.  Something you need to throw away:

#11: Broken Inherited Tea Cup
This tea cup, one of two left from a tea set that had belonged to my step-father's mother, broke while I was washing it, the other day.  It has a lithophane geisha on the bottom of the cup:

Imprint of A Geisha on the Inside Bottom of the Cup

Hand Painted Image of Geisha

#12.  Something that holds your favorite beverage:

#12: Favorite Beverage in a Favorite Tea Cup
I am a tea drinker.  A strong sweet cup of tea with milk is my choice of beverage in the morning and in the evening.  One of my daily joys is to drink it from my favorite cup, part of a set that was a 50th birthday gift from my daughter.

#16.  Something with rough texture:

#16 - Something with Rough Texture: Tree Bark - Bottlebrush Tree
The bark on the bottlebrush tree (Callistemon) in the back yard.

#17.  Something naturally round:

#17 - Something Naturally Round: Orange Growing on the Tree

Here is the list, with the items I have photographed crossed out:

  1. A favourite piece of jewelry
  2. Something with or in a knot
  3. Something with the colours of your country’s flag
  4. A toy you play with
  5. Something you have more than one of
  6. Something in the shape of a triangle
  7. Something that displays a rule(s)
  8. A leaf longer than your hand
  9. Something that starts with the initial of your name (first or last)
  10. Something smaller than a paper clip
  11. Something you need to throw away
  12. Something that holds your favourite beverage
  13. A rubber band/elastic in use
  14. Something with wheels
  15. Something inherited
  16. Something with rough texture
  17. Something naturally round
  18. Something that can go in the water
  19. A stone/rock/pebble with some colour in it
  20. Something with the number 7 in it

Alt A. An animal statue

Alt B. Something heavier than your shoe
Alt C. Something with four sides

Thank you, Mary Lou (Patio Postcards) for this opportunity to participate in the SPSH.


  1. Nice photos! Sorry about the broken cup. It looked very pretty

    1. Thank you, Sharon. I put the one remaining cup back in the china cabinet! :)

  2. I like both your broken tea cup and the good one. 😊

    I was thinking about the prompt ‘something with rough texture’ and couldn’t think of anything rough. Until I saw your photo. 😁 I need to walk around the house and find something appropriate.

    1. Thank you, Nil. :) You could look for a tree trunk in your garden or if you have a piece of sandpaper, that would work too. Or a scrubby thing.

  3. Wonderful finds! I think I would need to enjoy a cupcake anytime I'd wear that lovely necklace, too. The knitting needles photo is my favorite of this bunch - a beautiful shop & representative of your hobby. Bummer about the lovely cup being broken!

  4. Aha! So you did use the spray bottle as your red, white, and blue. I love that one. And I don't remember that photo of the bark. I'm sure I would have remembered it if I saw it before. My passion is paper with card-making and scrap booking, and my first thought when I saw that picture was....wouldn't that be an ideal background.

    1. Yes, the spray bottle won over the cookbooks! :D You are right - the photo of the bark is something I didn't post, previously. Got to have at least one new photo in the month end link up post! :)

  5. Such interesting objects this month - I always enjoy seeing the objects chosen.

  6. All great finds - thanks for joining in with the search. I like your in a knot photo, that is real craftsmen ability to tie those knots & flat. That beautiful broken tea still makes me feel sad.

    1. Thank you, Mary Lou, and thank you for hosting it. :)


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