Saturday, April 18, 2009

Threads of the Past

I inherited my grandmothers sewing machine and with it some old wooden spools of thread, thimbles and a measuring tape. They all looked so neat, I put them in this jar and displayed them above my new machine (sorry Grandma) instead of using them. Not only are these items definitely vintage, they are special things of my grandmas that I get to keep!

f5.6 at 1/40 sec. (I hand held the camera as steady as possible.) I desaturated the photo a bit too.

Oh, and I am new here. I am working on my self portrait still. When I get that done then I will tell you more about myself.

-CC-

9 comments:

Janelle said...

I like that this photo doesn't just look vintage, but that it is vintage stuff. I like the different colors and the rolled up numbers on the tape measure. The funky shape bottle (instead of just a mason jar or something) adds a neat touch, too.

Teri said...

I love all your old vintage sewing notions in this cool jar. Great shot and a creative way to pull it all together.

Katy said...

Welcome Corynn (love your name)! This was a great picture... what a cool way to display it too! I love the angle and the lighting is great! AWESOME take on the challenge

LeAnn Moss said...

This photo reminds me of all my Grandmothers sewing stuff!! I like the angle and how you desaturated it. Good job!

Brittney said...

Welcome! I love the angle and colors in this shot! Can't wait to see more of your work!

Blake said...

this is a good take on the challange as well. Nice to keep them in a jar to remember too!

princess jen said...

I love that idea. I will have to remember that for some of the things I've inherited from my grandmother and great-aunts. I love the glass you used too.

prdmommyof3 said...

Wow! I'm new here too! Welcome! I really love this picture. The spools are so neat, and the way they're piled in the glass jar completes the presentation. Great job!

Mindy said...

What neat treasures from your grandma! Good job capturing them all together like this!