The theme for week eight of Focusing on Life - 52 Photos is monochromatic. The idea was to tell a story through a single color. When I think of the word monochromatic, my mind always takes me to images of a bygone era.
I have a small collection of vintage books and buttons. The books in the photograph are titled "The Charm School" published in 1919 and "Familiar Features of the Roadside" published in 1898. The buttons are from a collection that I have attained over the years from yard sales and antique shops. The key was a gift from Lorelei Eurto.
When I look at these items, I wonder about the people who first owned them. Did they enjoy reading and have a collection of books lining a book case? Were they a seamstress whom worked in a factory and made all of their own clothes? Did the key open the door to their home or was it to a secret room only they had access to? I will never know the actual answers to these questions or who the people were that once owned these items, but I can create my own unique stories with my imagination!