Tuesday, October 26, 2010

black and white Wednesday - vintage

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~  Having a quality of aging, enduring or improving over time.
~  Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier
time period.

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I am a lover and collector of old things.
Things loved, worn and used in earlier days.
Some of them by my own relatives or my husband's, but also those
found at flea markets, yard sales and antique stores.

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About a month ago while out running errands on a weekend,
 I spotted this little beauty at a yard sale.
A trunk.

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I heard it call my name, (well not really but I'll pretend it did)
and made a reasonable offer to the seller and he accepted.
It's made of wood and leather and has beautiful paper lining the lid.
I try and imagine who owned it years ago.

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These were taken Sunday after the rain had stopped,
when I had an idea to take the trunk and Grace outside. 
My patient husband carried it across the road to the tracks,
 as I held hands with both Grace and Will, we followed behind.
Grace in her ornate headband, velvet dress and boots and Will in his Halloween (Batman) costume
 and sporting Harry Potter glasses (his choice of course).
Someone should have snapped a picture of us,
it was pretty funny. ;)
Grace is usually great about these undertakings, and her mom's 'ideas.'
At least for now.

the long road

17 kind words:

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Oh I love it!! They are gorgeous and exactly what I am looking for...I have been searching for a reasonably priced trunk or suitcase. What a fine...it is perfect!

Terri said...


Sharon Ankerich said...

I LOVE this shot!!! My youngest big has wanted me to shoot her on the tracks and I have a trunk so similar... I am seeing great potential. I'll let you know how it turns out!!!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Really beautiful Gail...I have an old trunk that my dad gave me...I have yet to pull it out. Guess I should...one day LOL Love these..gorgeous!!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Can I just say how much your incredible photography has blown my mind, yet again!

Wow...I am so taking notes here!

And that tunk is awesome, along with your beautiful daughter Grace wearing her headband and dress that each in their own way pull the whole vintage thing together.

Just fabulous.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

Oh I love the photos!

Wanda said...

LLLOOOOOOVVVEEE this post Gail. I love old trunks too and this one was quite a find. Crazy about Grace's dress and hat too.

And your shots are spectacular, as always. What a setting. Great job!!


R Montalban said...

These are beautiful shots of a beautiful young lady.

justine said...

what beautiful shots, so wonderfully composed.

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE the black and white its STUNNING!

Love Letters To China said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Each time you post, I think it's my favorite then you go above an beyond on the next one. :-)

Love these photos. Your beautiful little girl is starting to look so grown up. Everything about the photo is spot on. The last one could definitely be an old photo from "back in the day". Love the railroad tracks in the background.



Erika B said...

Beautiful photos! Love those railroad tracks. There is an extra drama added to the black and white that I think makes it look even more vintage.

Erika B

Kayce said...

Love these! I love finding treasures like that trunk at flea markets and garage sales. I can definitely see how that called your name!

Jboo said...

Wow!!! Beautiful images!!
You are so creative and Grace so beautiful!


Life with Kaishon said...

Gail! For some reason I can't see the pictures. And I am terribly saddened about this! OH NO! : ) I know they are glorious!

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

I know I use this word too often on your blog, but STUNNING always seems the most appropriate. These are gorgeous, Gail!! I love your vision and you willing, adorable models. And now... you have a happy helper, too! Truly beautiful!!

Dita said...

Sheer PERFECTION, Gail! It has been so long since I've been by it seems...and Grace just grows more beautiful with each passing day!

The trunk, the tracks, the vintage feel of the dress and headband...you could not have done this ANY better!

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