Friday, March 20, 2015

Treasures Found



'One man's trash is another man's treasure.'
'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.'

If you have visited my blog before you know that my family and I occasionally visit flea markets and antique malls.  At first I wasn't too  thrilled with the idea of looking through other people's discarded stuff.  But then I realized I was looking at table after table of great photo prop possibilities.  I always look for bottles, keys, cups, anything interesting that would make a good photo prop. 

Another thing I keep an eye out for at flea markets is silver serving ware.   I managed to find this silver pitcher a few weeks ago and have been waiting for the perfect red flowers to place in it.  This week I found exactly that at... you guessed it, Trader Joe's. 

Do you like to go to flea markets?  If you do, what do you look for?

I took this photo of the ranunculus flower with my olloclip macro 3-in-1 lens (14x lens) on my iphone 5.

  
Today I am joining Kim Klassen's FridayFinds.  I used Kim's textures waterfront7_magic and simple1 on my first image.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
Michelle

Kim Klassen dot com

16 comments:

  1. Beyond gorgeous!! love the pitcher, the flowers, the tones, the composition - beauty!

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  2. What stunning images, Michelle. I adore ranunculus flowers. The lovely moody browns you've chosen are perfect with the red flowers, and the macro close-up is amazing - so abstract, and those petals so glossy and voluptuous. I love flea markets for old linens. People thrown out linen these days thinking that it's too hard to look after, but it's one textile that just gets better and better with age and abuse. And it's often embroidered and decorated with amazing antique lace so it's a real double whammy find for me. All the best for a fabulous weekend, Bonny

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  3. What stunning images, Michelle. I adore ranunculus flowers. The lovely moody browns you've chosen are perfect with the red flowers, and the macro close-up is amazing - so abstract, and those petals so glossy and voluptuous. I love flea markets for old linens. People thrown out linen these days thinking that it's too hard to look after, but it's one textile that just gets better and better with age and abuse. And it's often embroidered and decorated with amazing antique lace so it's a real double whammy find for me. All the best for a fabulous weekend, Bonny

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  4. what a beautiful image! and I adore old silverplate too - love the tarnish and patina on it. And yes, I go to quite a few flea markets...you just never know what you might find!

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  5. What a beautiful find and your flowers are so gorgeous too!

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  6. The rich colors in this are just gorgeous Michelle! I love the tarnish on the silver...and red ranunculus! Gorgeous! Yes I love the antique stores, and before photography would visit them to find decorating pieces, so now they have dual purposes - decorating and photography props. I could spend hours just browsing around. Have a nice weekend!!

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  7. Stunned. I am stunned. That first shot left me totally stunned. That is beauty right there Michelle! Wow! Man that is just so gorgeous. Well done, well done! Yes, I am totally screaming at you because I love it so much, lol!

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  8. That is an awesome silver pitcher. I love flea markets and antique stores. Our monthly outdoor one starts at the end of April, so excited.

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  9. love the colour of the tarnished silver against the red and pink, gorgeous...

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  10. You've found a real treasure, Michelle, the pitcher with the red ranunculus against the black background ... gorgeous !
    Love going to flea markets too ... I'm always looking for old photographs and postcards, cups and French café au lait bowls and more ...
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Sylvia

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  11. Everything about your photos is beautiful, love the overall tones!

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  12. Perfectly wonderful! Now I wish I had purchased that silver plated bowl I saw at the thrift store the other day. Oh well, there is always next week.

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  13. Wonderful place fro wonderful Ranunculus!
    I could easily arrange a flea market in our garage, so I don't need to attend one...

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  14. Such a beautiful bouquet of rich toned ranunculus Michelle...the vase is simple wonderful.

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  15. Love ranunculus - just wish in our zone they stayed longer! Beautiful photos.

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