Cee’s challenge gives me the opportunity to showcase two of my favorite things: teapots and fine china, and roses. I have always found pictures of fine china in a garden setting quite charming and dreamy. I thought of following through with that inspiration to capture the beauty of vintage crockery and the roses that are singing their swansongs in the garden.
I began this project yesterday morning to take advantage of the newly risen sun. Sometimes, shooting against the light works wonderfully. But the expedition yesterday did not yield the results I hopes for. The pale blue color and the gold filigree must have something to do with it. They reflected too much light on the edges of the teapot just as you see in the second picture.
This morning was cloudy but I think the light worked better today.
While I was taking pictures, petals from the red roses quietly fell. they inspired me to scoop up some and decorate my little photo stage. I like the resulting contrast between the blues, white, and red.
Oh, if you are wondering, the blue teapot is a vintage English made teapot that I got from a flea market. The blue teacup and candy dish were from Russia; the oval platter was English made and came from an antique shop; the plate at the bottom of the pile is one of the Liberty Blue plates (and saucers and cereal bowls) that I got from an estate sale. The roses are Ebb Tide and Velvet Fragrance, purple and red, respectively.
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