Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Little Things...

...Thursday
7.28.16

I have a mental prop list for my still life photography.
  I've turned to Etsy a few times only because we just don't have a lot of antique stores in our area for what's on that list...and lets face it, half all the fun is in the hunt.  
Because I never settle, I eventually find my prize.


As was the case this past weekend.
The 4th Sunday of every month, 50-100 venders gather at a local college parking lot to sell their wares at the Topanga Vintage Faire. I go about every other month hoping to check a few things of my list. This past Sunday I decided to go but I needed to get out there when they opened as it was going to be in the triple digits & that happens REALLY quick.
Getting there early paid off and I got to scratch antique coffee grinder from my list!


It's German made from about 1940. I always ask the dealer if they know the story behind the item they sell. This one didn't come with a story but that's ok because it's kinda fun creating one. Judging from the condition, it was well used. 


It's nice having a barista son that can bring home fresh espresso beans.
I love the dovetail joints.


Do you have a mental prop list and/or collect anything? 
Please share, I'd love to hear about it.

Happy (collection) snapping!
xo
Kelly


17 comments:

  1. I agree completely - the thrill is in the hunt. I need to touch it before I buy it. Excellent coffee grinder. My mental list changes as I think of stories.

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    1. Im a toucher too! lol And yes...I'm always adding goodies along the way!

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  2. Thanks for being such a loyal fan of Topanga Vintage Market! We had over 130 vendors on Sunday despite the heat, which hit the high 90's at 1pm. We usually have over 170. Smart early birds like you definitely find the gems! Love your photos!

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    1. I had no idea it was that many Patrice! Thanks for the correction. Thank you for popping in and setting me straight!

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  3. Great still life photos! I like the history, too. Nice job with the shallow dof on the last photo, with sharp focus on the coffee grounds.

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    1. Thank you so much for the photo love. I'm kinda crushing in that last photo too. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  4. You know I love this!!! Ned I love the idea of creating a prop list. And, of course, hunting/shopping.

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    1. I thought of you the whole time I was shooting this set'

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  5. Great find Kelly! I wish I could say I have a list and stick to it ... but no ... I'm an impulse prop buyer ;)

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    1. I would be too Barb if I had more hunting grounds!!

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  6. Wow, Kelly...these are so great!

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  7. What a great find, Kelly !
    Love vintage things ... and I have a similar coffee grinder :-)
    Gorgeous photos, so love the last one !
    Hope you're having a nice week,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you so much Sylvia-I'm smittened with that last one too. Hope you are having a great day

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  8. If you would have asked me what prop list was a year ago I would not have been able to tell you. But since starting a blog and slowly learning about photography, I have found myself collecting the strangest things. Beautiful photography.

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