Monday, 25 February 2013

A Studio Still-Life

 These are what I call my 'lovely bits', although I don't think the family would agree - the word 'clutter' is often mentioned!  I usually have a glass dome over this little collection but the reflections got in the way when I tried to photograph it, so the dome had to come off.

The green glass bottle stopper is in the shape of a crown and I found it on e-bay for pennies - I am very in love with it at the moment!


These 'lovely bits' are in my dining room cabinet and occasionally get used for posh teas!  Some of the little cake forks and tea knives belonged to my great-grandmother but some I've picked up in antique markets.  Did I tell you I 'm a bit of a hoarder!

More from the cabinet! 

I'm linking up with Mary over at Mosaic Monday.

9 comments:

  1. I like your "little bits", Diana! I don't think they're clutter at all. I think they're beautiful. I love the green glass bottle stopper!

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  2. I would definitely call these lovely! You're right, the bottle stopper is fabulous, but I really love your phrenology head! I've long wanted one of those.

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  3. I think your little bits are lovely. I really like the mother-of-pearl cutlery. So pretty.

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  4. Your "lovely bits" are named well - I love them! The Phrenology head is fantastic - I covet IT! And that bird skull...and wonderfully aged book...and what an exciting find on e-bay, that makes it even better!

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  5. ...Diana the composition of your photo's are always beautiful, a real pleasure to see, even as a grouping each piece stands alone and shines and I simply love the bone handled cutlery against the antique silver...delightful :) ...Melxx :)

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  6. Lovely 'lovely bits' .... clutter? Treasure!!!

    Karen x

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  7. These are all such lovey things and I too am quite the hoarder and as soon as I think that I should clear out some things, I cling to them even more...so silly, but fun. I love that little green crown stopper too...very sweet.
    I wanted to thank you for your very kind words written to me...you are very special and I appreciate you and your words of encouragement~

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  8. Just caught your comment on my blog from two weeks ago. Thanks for looking me up. The Techno Textiles book is by Sarah E. Braddock and Marie O'Mahoney, has 193 pages, published by Thames and Hudson and the ISBN is 0-500-28096-7. Good luck on your quest! (Lucy via Fairythoughts)

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  9. No such thing as clutter if you enjoy everything. I've got more things I like looking at than I actually use Diana.

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