What a day I had...all set up for a photo shoot and wouldn't you know it...too sunny! I know. Living in Seattle and complaining about the sun is ludicrous. I should be kicked out. But, you can't shoot photos in harsh white light with crazy hard shadows, so what's a frustrated gal to do? You guessed it...go shopping.
In my defense, I had planned to hit the mall for some cheap white satin shoes I could use for photographing shoe clips on...and then to the party store for a good wig I could shoot hair accessories on...and then to the craft store for a large white canvas I could shoot all my other photos on...but the lure of the thrift store was too strong...and I am so weak. I struck out at my first stop, but hit a gold mine at the second.
As you can see from the photo, I scooped up a great floppy hat with gorgeous old roses (which is already available in my Etsy shop,) some silver thread, a string of vintage pearl buttons, an aqua hanky keeper with a matching sachet, a tiny shell box and three more vintage purses...the one with the gold chain will get a little embellishment. I'm thinking one of my special vintage hankies will get packaged with the satin keeper...how sweet for a bride to be?? The shell box needs to be a ring box and I'm not sure about the thread and the buttons, but you can never have too many supplies. Right??
I used incredible restraint today and left a few things at the store. The first being this smokin' vintage aqua blue Singer sewing machine...it would have looked so cute in my studio, but since there's no way to know if it works, I resisted.
So, there you have it. My soul has been cleansed for this week. Here's a link to the series if you'd like to read all of my thrift store confessions. I'll have more to show you next week, so I hope you'll check back. You can follow along at any of the links below to make sure you don't miss a thing.