29 September 2012

Little Treasures

A little while back I did this post with green painted pots. I am always wary about making posts too long, so I thought I would make two. Here are some more images from the same shoot. They are all of little treasures that I have collected over the years. 

The first one is a vintage oil canister for an old Singer sewing machine that once belonged to my mother. It has such a lovely shape and is well used. 

I love the faded colour of these old game pieces. The board that belonged to them is long gone but I wanted to keep these little treasures because I enjoyed the shape and the colour. They were just right for the colour I painted the terracotta pots and looked beautiful on the old handwoven Swedish rag rug.

I found these old stamps when I cleared out some stuff back in Sweden. It was a whole roll of them dating back to 1983. Sweden is well known for producing beautiful stamps  and I loved this engraving of the seeds from an Acer platanoides or Norwegian maple. 

This large pair of scissors also belonged to my mother back in Sweden. It is well used and tarnished to a beautiful silver grey.

And the last image I enjoy because of all the little triangles.

Have a lovely weekend.
Take care.

xoxo Ingrid


martinealison said...

De la douceur qui pourrait avoir une petit goût de verveine... c'est ce que je ressens en admirant les tonalités de vos photos...
De très belles compositions.
Gros bisous

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

one again, such a nice combination of colours & things...love the ols stamps ...sooo beautiful !!!

Have anice autumntime ,
all the best,


TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

So very true and beautiful Ingrid!


Diana of Elephants Eye said...

a little sadness concealed in that post? Amongst your luscious colours and shapes and textures and combinations.

Madelief said...

Hi Ingrid,

You know exactly how to combine colours and materials! Your photo's look lovely!

Madelief x

Lisa Gordon said...

Ingrid, these are just beautiful.
Your posts could never be too long for me, especially when they contain your gorgeous photographs.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A lovely collection of images. I really like the stamps, very delicate, and also the potted flowers.

Zuzu said...

Very pretty vignettes, Ingrid! So many special treasures! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful autumn.

cURioSItaELlyA said...

I remember my mom has that sewing canister as well. I love those vintage whimsical items....!!!

vitaspets said...

So nice
Hugs Karina

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