31 August 2011

Summer Colours



I have been away from my computer and my blogging for far too long.
Sometimes life takes over and it is not much you can do about it.
It has been holiday, travel, friends and family that has taken up my time.
Most of the time no or limited access to the Internet.
Lately it has also been frustrating computer problems.
New computer with "known problem" did not help.
We are now working towards a second new one!
  

Summer might be over but we can still enjoy some summer colours in flowers and beautiful fabrics.
A bunch of Alstroemeria in an elegant 1930's vase.
I love the sumptuous feminine curves of the vase and the handle.
The matt green glaze is very pretty and the brownish glaze on the edge of the handle is an interesting contrast.


The background is an old curtain fabric from the 1950's with pretty Alstroemeria-looking flowers.


The pin is missing on the old broach but it is still worth hanging on to.
It is just too beautiful to throw away.
The silver-plated tray is left tarnished on purpuse.
Polished it looks too shiny and too many reflections when you photograph it.


I found an old pressed glass container that used to hold sugar.
The green glass has a very distinctive 1930's geometric pattern.


A bit of string and a key is also always useful!



I also have a bit of news to pass on.
I have started a new Flickr group called Flowers & Vintage.
Go to Flickr and have a look.
After only ten days there are over 230 photographs posted by talented and inspiring photographers.
Anybody can join and add their photographs.
Or you can just go to Flickr for some inspiration!
All the photographs are of flowers combined with old vintage.

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Have a wonderful day!

xoxo Ingrid




11 comments:

Fru C said...

Välkommen tillbaka!

Frances said...

Ingrid, I really like the look of every one of these photos, and wish you well with the Flickr bit. (For now, that is too tech for me. Need more time to discover that, after all, it is not at all complicated.)

xo

Elephant's Eye said...

that vase is a magnificent colour! What would you call it I wonder?

girls who like to gorge said...

Such beautiful photos and colours :) xx

nedj said...

sweet colors ...
<so sweet summer !
Nedj

Madelief said...

Hi Ingrid,

Welcome back! You were right to enjoy your holiday :-).

Love your photo's! I will have a look at your Flickr site.

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

NinaH said...

Välkommen tillbaka! Härliga ting!
Din flickr-sida måste jag gå in och kolla också!! Låter spännande! (I min smak!;-)...)

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ingrid, it's been a while since i came by to have a cup of tea with you. I have lots to catch up! These summer colors are just so beautiful and inspiring. I love all the props you used here...just beautiful! Have alovely merry happy day and love to you!

Agni said...

Ingrid, its nice to see yoy again !!!

lisa said...

A "bit" late, but WELCOME BACK my friend! I hope your summer was a wonderful one. I have missed all of this beauty here!! :-)

Georgianna said...

Lovely to see you back here, Ingrid! And I love this color combination. And I would love to contribute to the Flickr group – I can't seem to get back there much this year and miss everyone.

Wishing you a great weekend ahead! xo – g