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Old Toby jug (sniffing) and old cigar tin
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My husband started smoking cigars because it was said cigarette’s paper provoked cancer whereas cigars were made with leaves.
One day my husband and I were shopping and while we looked at a window a passing lady stopped next my husband ”.HMMM she said the smell of a cigar..I love it.and my husband doesn’t smoke!”
You can imagine the triomfant smile in my husband’s eyes!!!


Four years secretarial work.Retired.
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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    Alweer zo’n mooi stilleven Gilberte!

  • Bedankt Ellen.Ik leef stil en ik maak stillevens!

    – Gilberte

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    sweetie, this is gorgeous!!! I really like the contrasting textures of the woven tapestry and your gleaming Toby jug … the thing that ties it all together is your cigar tin … the colors of which blend so beautifully with the tapestry … but which has just enough of the blue to pull the jug right in, too!!!! clever you!!!!! By the way … LOVE the title, lol!!!!!!! Hugzzz!!

  • Thanks a lot Lois…looked in all my house to find something to match the sniffing Toby until I found this old cigar tin and the colours also matched. Une vraie chance!

    – Gilberte

  • Memaa
    Memaaover 5 years ago

    Marvelous Composition! I cannot get over the old box of Havana Cigars. If they are the Cuban cigars, I think they are……..they are still illegal in my country. LOL. Terrific lighting and colors, Gilberte.

  • Thanks for your comments Sue.If these cigars are still illegal in your country is that a calamity for you? Do you smoke cigars?
    If that’s the case, I’d like to see a photo of yours smoking a big cigar..I never tried lol

    – Gilberte

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Gil!!

  • Thank you Colonel S.A. Fiona

    – Gilberte

  • Memaa
    Memaaover 5 years ago

    Hee hee hee, no I never tried a cigar. The smell so bad I don’t know why anyone does? It just stuck me funny that my country would have an imbargo against cigars! I know it goes back to the Bay of Pigs. But, is it not time to talk of peaceful agreements?

  • Hee hee hee…I’ll tell you a story.
    My husband started smoking cigars because it was said cigarette’s paper provoked cancer whereas cigars were made with leaves.
    One day my husband and I were shopping and while we looked at a window a passing lady stopped next my husband “.HMMM she said the smell of a cigar..I love it.and my husband doesn’t smoke!”
    You can imagine the triomfant smile in my husband’s eyes!!!

    – Gilberte

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 5 years ago

    Excellent Gilberte..

  • Thanks Carol…have a smoke or a sniff!!

    – Gilberte

  • pryere
    pryereover 5 years ago

    …But goodies.
    Another wonderful still life with a lovely presentation.

  • Thanks so much John..do you smoke or sniff?
    Who is always looking at me? It is very intimidating!!

    – Gilberte

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneover 5 years ago

    Lovely still life, the colours in the tapestry are complementary to the toby jug. Congratulations Gilberte

  • Thanks Anna for your lovely comments

    – Gilberte

  • Memaa
    Memaaover 5 years ago

    That is a great story, Gilberte. I’ll bet he was happy all day!

  • Indeed, he was.When I went to my mother, she said:Betty you smell the cigar.And I didn’t smoke! It was just to sit in Willy’s car. Now he had his revenge! That woman even asked to stay a while near him to smell that cigar!! Imagine!!

    – Gilberte

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 5 years ago

    Wonderfil still life and stories Gilberte!!! *-)

  • Thank you very much Debbie.The Toby jug I received as a wedding present from an uncle who was antiquair.

    – Gilberte

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