Maria Sibylla Merian. Title page from Der Raupen Wunderbare Verwandelung und Sonderbare Blumen-Nahrung. [The Miraculous Transformation and Unusual Flower-Food of Caterpillars], 1679
Empress Theodora, wife of Justinian. Byzantine 6th century mosaic.
Skeleton Key Bowl
This bowl (2.5 in. high x 5 in. diameter) is perfect for the table where you empty your pockets, either near the door or on a dresser. I find that a bowl is easier to use as a collector of keys and spare pocket change than a tray. This bowl is covered in old skeleton keys, inspired in part by a fabric I saw as a lining in someone’s purse. In addition, my house has always had a ‘key bowl’, but never one with keys on it. I thought to myself, why not?*
I’m half way though this trip, my Kindle’s dead, and my phone has 79% and falling fast.
If I don’t make it, remember me with fondness.
Dewwah Cloisonne Silver Earrings, Tahala, Morocco, Circa 1835