Have you ever taken a bath before and immediately thought “wow, I think I need a bath!”? Prepare to meet our latest find, an old rusty tub. Today we are back at the Metchosin Pioneer Museum that our best friends Dad, The Curator, gave us full access to after hours. You should have seen me, trying to cram about 40 hours worth of photography into 3. To say I was hoppin’ around like crazy would be a massive understatement.
We’re continuing our running series “The Antiques Toad Show” of posts that are a result of this photo-shoot, just in case you’re joining us today. Please feel free to check out some of the previous entries if you haven’t seen them already.
At first glance, we’ve got ourselves a classic claw-foot tub of sorts. A little lacking on the decorative side of things, but no lack of texture and interest to take in. This tub was located in the upstairs storage area, a place that we are sure most folks never get to see. We found so many fabulous artifacts up here, and although the display may be short of pizzazz, the items themselves stole the show.
I am rather certain the wood tray in the tub is meant to perform some form of a “comfort task”, but all I can think of is splinters in my back-side. In this image, we can see clearly the level of texture and rust that is evident in the tub now; also known as “elements of massive interest” to yours truly, the Toad.
As I sit here typing this post out to share with everyone, I find myself humming a new tune I just penned. “Rub a dub dub, three splinters in a tub…” Perhaps not a poetic or melodic as some works by the masters, it did make me smile. I just checked my answering machine for a message from a major recording label, but alas, all it quiet. Perhaps I’ll stick to photography for the time being…
In this image, we get a clear view of the holes; both around the taps and surrounding the drain hole itself. Was this the work of an insane plumber, or has Mother Nature showed us who really is boss once again? I just love this picture for some reason. You can almost feel the textures in the steel tub, and there is so much detail to take in and enjoy.
We’ve still got so very many images to share with everyone from the Metchosin Pioneer Museum, so if you’re enjoying the series we encourage you to please stay tuned! We found that each item, each artifact, had a story to share with us. It meant so much to have the chance to tour the facility without any other visitors, allowing us to focus on the special story and meaning behind every item we had the time to photograph. It was a really enchanted day, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with you.
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