Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Best - No Chrome and Glass Here

 I think chrome and glass is pretty. . . as long as it's in some other person's home. Not mine. Nope. I have no desire to live with the "contemporary look". Just call me an old-fashioned girl.

My grandfather's late 1800's steamer trunk rests in our lingering room. He brought it from Belgium and I inherited it when he passed from this life to the next. The trunk has traveled with me from Illinois to California, back to Illinois, on to Ohio and finally now in Colorado. It tenderly reminds me of where I came from.

 This morning I played around with photographing an old jar filled with white flowers. I shot it in several vignettes  before  placing it on the floor in front of the trunk. I think the processing of the photo gives it an antique quality. What do you think?



"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward."  
Margaret Fairless Barber, The Roadmender





Nancy

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15 comments:

  1. I love this shot, looks like a polaroid.

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    1. I think you're right. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  2. i do like the trunk giving it a vintage feel. :) what a neat piece to have...

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you shared photos of Louise. She seems pretty neat.

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  3. We have my husband's great-grandfathers trunk from when he came to the U.S. from Belgium. It's certainly a treasure, as is yours.

    Lovely photo and treatment, Nancy. I share you sense of style.

    Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best. :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing this with me, Nancy. And for your nice comments. It's a pleasure linking up at Your Sunday Best.

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  4. I do love the old look it has. What a wonderful story about your grandfather's trunk.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed reading about your goats and life on your homestead. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  5. It does look like an old photo, Nancy. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn. Enjoy your day!

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  6. I have my great-grandmother's trunk (by way of my great aunt) - holding a million old family photos with no way to identify all those people. What do you keep in your trunk?

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    1. Well, nothing as interesting as old photos. Although that's what used to reside there until we moved into a 624 sf cabin and I need every inch of space I can find to store necessities. Now the trunk holds my traveling bag and totes. That's the only way I can keep them in the house. :)

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  7. No chrome and glass for me either! I love the way this photo looks with the trunk behind the flowers.

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