Thanks everyone for submitting such beautiful photographs for the Antiques theme. Looking for inspiration for my own photo to submit, I wandered through my home... running my fingers along the gorgeous quartersawn oak surfaces of my beloved furniture, smoothing the hair of my antique doll, dusting century old books, and plinking on our timeworn violin. In my mind's eye, I was searching for that one thing that truly demonstrates that antiques don't just exist in our home but that we actually "live" with them - that they are used daily, not just sitting on a shelf looking lovely. And then at my son's "cookie and milk" time at the antique kitchen table, the photograph presented itself. We use our Candlewick glass collection as daily dishes. We find that they add sophistication to the simplest of meals and make chocolate milk and oreos feel rather decedant.
Like the canister set, shown below in the photograph submitted by kathmo, I encourage you to actually use the items that you collect. Enjoy them and really live with them. On occasion, a piece will break but you can find replacements at your local flea markets, antique stores, and garage sales. Consider it your contribution to the "green movement." You will be recycling a product that is usually of superior quality, less expensive than new products, and in all likelihood, made in the USA.
Do you like antiques or collectibles? Do you incorporate them into your everyday life?
Uploaded by kathmo on 31 Jul 10, 3.01AM EDT.
The new theme is REFLECTIONS. You may start submitting your pictures as of today.
Get creative. We look forward to seeing your submissions.
stay sweet. ♥tlb
We are having another Mortal Muses giveaway!
A perfect giveaway for the antique theme, this Brownie Reflex camera from my personal collection with original box can be yours. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite antique in your home.
To be eligible, you must be a follower of the blog. Limit one comment per person. Get an additional chance to win by making a comment on the Mortal Muses Facebook Page. Enter until Thursday, September 2nd at Midnight. One winner will be selected by random generator and announced by Kirstin on Saturday. Good Luck!