All things vintage...that's what I love.
I could spend hours at a flea market or antique store rummaging around
to find just that right treasure to bring home.
I am not sure what the attraction is or when it started. I think I just love
the story behind each item. Wondering where it came from and who owned it last.
I fell in love with this beautiful cruet holder i found at one of my favorite stores, The Past Basket. I knew that i probably never use it as it was intended, oil and vinegar, but thought that it was a perfect container to show off my summer flowers.
The huge antique flea market in Elkhorn,Wisconsin will start up again for the season on May 20th. There are over 500 dealers! I have my calendar already circled so i do not miss this amazing day of treasure hunting.
If you live anywhere in the area it is a show not to be missed!
I am submitting this photo to Kim Klassen's texture tuesday. Our assignment was to use at least one layer of her beautiful new texture, happy heart. I first desaturated my image to give it a somewhat softer feel. I applied happy heart at the soft mode at 40% oppacity. Then i applied it again at the multiply mode at 30%. Happy Heart gives the glass such a great look!
Be sure to click here to see all the "happy heart" photos.
I am also taking another wonderful e~course...Susan Tuttle's Toy Camera. One of our lessons this week was to learn how to make a photo look like a vintage silver gelain look.
This process was created back in 1871, no wonder i love it!
It produced a photo with a very subtle overall colour cast and a rough, grungy, milky texture. Also it had a rough edge around the image.
I used the same photo and got another great look!
"i love to find a great vintage secondhand shoppe"
until next time...