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Weekly Challenge #174: Decorated utility -- Voting Closed

Weekly Challenge 174  

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This week's challenge is "Decorated utility". Everyday objects, decorated whether by the maker or by the user; but still in use (or at least usable).

As usual, new or old images are allowed. Entries by midnight next Friday 2nd November. Voting over the following week.

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Now that's a bit different James....
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If I can find my thinking cap, I'd better put it on!

Korky

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I may be stretching the 'still in use' brief beyond the limit but in 2011 I was in Seattle in NW USA. This is a defunct gasworks which those clever Americans have built a park around. The backdrop is the Seattle skyline, the iconic Space Needle being on the centre right.  I should admit that \I had a fairly mediocre camera in those days (bad workman/tools?) so please be gentle with me!2106080587_WashingtonState2011459-1.thumb.jpg.e7d90483c2c434df93a400c698df63b4.jpg

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Singer

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It was noticing this cover plate that gave me the idea for the topic.

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The Mermaid's Letterbox

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Now that fits the bill ... ... 👍

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Sporting poles:

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Old wooden telegraph poles donated to a local artist when they were replaced with metal ones.

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I also struggled with this one, I suppose a vehicle is an everyday object, this ones been decorated like something from a Mad Max Film...

The Mad Max Machine

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Ive spent the last two hours hunting for a picture I did earlier for this and just cannot find it .....bah !

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Blimey, that's a lot more entries than I expected for this week's theme, well done all!

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4 hours ago, Phil said:

Blimey, that's a lot more entries than I expected for this week's theme, well done all!

And neither of the things I thought most likely to show up did:

Decorated cast iron work on stoves & similar

The wonderfully painted buckets and cans often seen on narrowboats

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That’s what mine was James ... we have a lot of narrowboats down our way ...... ... still can’t find the photo though ... hmmm need a secretary to sort my filing methinks ....🤓

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Well, no doubt over this weeks with 9 votes, so over to you Brain for the next challenge. Congrats from me.

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Congrats Brian - perfect for the subject!

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Thanks, everyone. I'm out for the rest of the day, but will do the next Challenge tomorrow.

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Well done Brian, great concept.

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