This display cabinet hangs on the wall in our kitchen. It is built from the frame of a window rescued from a demolished cottage somewhere near Durness – it was bought at the Balnakeil Craft Village many years ago. Some of the content has appeared on earlier posts – it is a box of memories, a window on the past:
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Whilst making the links with the Durness Community website, I was surprised by this connection with John Lennon, something that had, until now, completely passed me by.
Nice post, good bit of recycling and suitably ‘different’. MM 🍀
Thanks Mick – I don’t know if you have been up that far but the Balnakeil Craft Village is worth a visit. A converted ex-military camp, it is something of a hippy outpost with some interesting art works.
I did the Coast to Coast walk many years ago but when we get that far north it tends to be on up to Scotland. Can’t even recall going to Berwick Upon Tweed. That craft place sounds like my kind of place. Has your Scottish venture been deferred for a while Robin? Best wishes, MM 🍀
We will probably head north again in May – I need to retrace this route:
I need to persuade some local bookshops to take my ‘bestseller’ 🙂
that is just beautiful… I love the idea of the memories in the frame.. and beautiful photograph
Many thanks Livonne – I confess, the ‘box of memories’ line only came to me as I was writing the post. I need to find some more ‘memories’ to fit in the box.
What a lovely collection, and I recognise those medals!
Threads from the past woven into something beautiful, it’s lovely.
Thanks Seonaid – I have some historical connection with all those pieces (except the old brass blow torch 🙂 )
Very cool idea for a display case. I love reusing old things as something new.
I am very attached to old things, not least my lovely wife… 🙂 I will get shot if Pam reads this 😦
What a beautiful display, even in a photograph it is evocative, and it must mean so much more to you. Lovely way to put objects together, so they kind of resonate with each other; and something very natural about the look of them all together.
Thanks Cara – I am quite fond of that piece and it sits well against the old stone wall (once the outer wall of a hemmel)
Thi cabinet looks really great. I like the various things you have in it.
Many thanks….and they don’t get dusty 🙂
If you like windows I welcome you to join us every week for /window challenges
Thanks for the invite Dawn – I have seen your posts and really enjoy them but I struggle to keep up with two challenges per week – just lazy I guess 🙂
Nah, it’s your blog; f what you want! 🙂
Should say DO what you want!
I loved your memory box – brought a lump to my throat even though I don’t know the significance of the contents.
Thanks Mary, much appreciated. That sweet boy has grown up a little (now 33!).
A wonderful interpretation of the challenge-lovely!
Many thanks Meg – I should have reorganised some of the content but it is only accessible from the top – just being lazy as usual 🙂