February 25, 2008

Blog Photopalooza, day twelve

“The laws of chess are as beautiful as those governing the universe...”
- Katherine Neville

My great grandfather's hand carved chess pieces

A random photo a day for two weeks: a random bit of fun started by
Wall Candy


Cicada Studio said...

OMG I LOVE these!!! I know it's a looooooooong shot, being your great grandfather's and all, but if you're ever considering selling, you contact me pronto! These are an awesome thing to have. Do you have the whole set? What's the difference between the opponents? Smooth vs. tiered?

Jessica Ziel said...

Those are so lovely! How wonderful that you have them!

High Desert Diva said...

Michelle...you are simply NOT getting them :-)

The opponents are dark stained.
I have the entire set. One light stained rook was missing, and Mark's father, who is simply an amazing wood carver, made me another one.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Talent just abounds in your family girl! He did a wonderful job with them, glad you posted them as your random photo :)

Commonly Cheap said...

Wow these are beautiful. I found it so interesting going through your site.

I have a blog too and I give away cheap prizes for whoever wins the weekly drawing. If you're interested read more from my blog, if you're not, that's fine, keep blogging!

Christie said...

I love these photos of yours. (oh, the piece on the bottom is a leather glove like falconers use) My photography is lacking.

Cicada Studio said...

Hey, I had to ask ;)

Seriously, these are a wonderful thing to have. Lucky you for getting them. I'd love to see the whole set someday!

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow, the chess pieces are amazing!
Sandra Evertson