A photo of two vintage milk glass mixing bowls picked up on last week's antique mall excursion.
It's not Pyrex! I'm pretty sure they're both Fire King bowls. The bowl on the right is the hand-painted Fruits pattern by Gay Fad Studios. I bought this for my sister to add to her collection. Because I'm an excellent enabler like that. The one on the left is the Swiss Chalet (or Swiss Alpine) pattern that matches the Stetson Marcrest dinnerware of the same name.
What I like about the photo of the two bowls, other than the pretty subject matter, is the way the light through the window makes them look illuminated from the inside while making a cool shadow on the wood.
I love the light this time of year. I thought about making that my favorite thing this week, but a title of, "The light of the earth by the sun in the northern hemisphere, specifically the Upper Midwest, near the time of the summer solstice," seemed a bit cumbersome (and geeky).
Another thing I like about the photo is that it uses the macro setting on my camera, and that function is pretty darn awesome. I have a modest point-and-shoot digital camera and pretty dicey photo skilz, which leaves some things to be desired when it comes to taking pictures. But whatever magic happens with the macro setting is, well, magical. I wish I knew what all the camera acronyms mean so I could tell you more, but it may as well be hieroglyphics. It says Carl Zeiss on the front of the lens thingie (a technical term), and I remember from the review I read before I bought the camera that that was a very good thing in optics. Other than that, I have no idea. I'm lucky I know where the macro button is located. It's a little tulip icon, I know that.
The macro setting works nicely on Pyrex too.
Oh, come on. You didn't think I'd show you Fire King and not detour down the Pyrex path too, did you?
It's all about balance, you see.
So to recap: Fire King mixing bowls photo = a favorite. Macro lens on modest camera = awesome. Sunlight at solstice = incredible. Pyrex = always a winner in my book.