learning to focus with a little wire basket and fall apples

While I was waiting for my son to get done with his homeschool co-op classes, I had some time to kill the other day, so I ran into a little thrift store.  I’ve been really good about resisting the urge to bring new things home until I work through all the things already in my workshop, but I spotted this little vintage style wire basket for $1, and I couldn’t pass it up.

Apples in a basket

I decided to practice the photography skills I learned about earlier in the week, getting the blurry bokeh effect, so I filled the wire basket with some pretty gala apples, and propped a few vintage metal graders in the background.  It’s amazing how the apples really “pop” in the photo, and become the focal point when the background is a little blurry – especially where the light reflects on them.

vintage wire basket with apples

This wall near my kitchen window, has been an ever-changing display.  First, I had the vintage crate cupboard hanging there, then, I hung my Milk & Cream towel bar shelf, but I had both items listed in my shop, and inevitably, they both sold quickly, and I ended up with a big blank space.  Even though it seems to be good luck hanging things there, in terms of selling them, I decided I’d rather hang 2 of my pretty ironstone platters, so I wouldn’t have to keep trying to figure out what to hang next.

I love the pretty scalloped border on the platters, and I’d love to find more of them at a reasonable price, so I’m keeping my eye out for them.  Are there any pieces you are especially hoping to find on your thrifting jaunts?

ironstone plates wall display

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  1. Wonderful … but personally would have chosen Fuji’s (ha ha). Thank you for inspiring me to ‘stretch’ myself beyond what I thought possible. p.s. we don’t have a Staples anywhere near here …how can I get some of those prints, like The Milk & Cream Co.? sola deo gloria

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