Monday, June 24, 2013

The Morning Sun…….


As I walked around the antique store the other day with my trusty camera slung over my neck, I snapped photos to share on the store’s blog (Antique Warehouse blog).  It was fairly early in the morning with the easterly sun streaming through the tops of the windows that bank along one side of the store.  Later, as I was editing them, the photo below made me think of the song “Maggie Mae” by Rod Stewart.  One of the lines of the song is:
“The morning sun when it's in your face really shows your age
But that don't worry me none, in my eyes you're everything…”

Do you know the song?
Of course you do.  If not, just hop over to You Tube where you can find just about any song ever sung.  Really, truly.

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Being a collector (and seller) of old things, I don’t mind an imperfection in a piece – like the wonderfully imperfect crazing on the ironstone pitcher above.  The heavy metal round object below the grouping of ironstone pitchers was a cool find at an estate sale a few weeks back.  I am not sure what it is, but it makes for a great base for a pretty vignette.  A large glass dome would be perfect on it, too. 



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Now you would have thought that I placed a backlight behind the antique Clorox bottle…but I didn’t.  It’s just the way the sun hit the bottle.  Good timing, I suppose.


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As I get older, I have noticed that when the sun is in my face, my age certainly is showing.  If only I liked my “aged patina” as much as I do on an old piece of ironstone.  LOL!

Till next time…

24 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful patina ... luv the crazing on my white iron stone.
Yes, I luv that song. I am a Rod Stewart fan!!!
Pretty pictures.
Hugs, Gee

"Create Beauty" said...

Sunlight and shadow bring out the beauty!!! {and the imperfections}
Gorgeous photos of lovely items Becky, a joy to behold.

Blessings!
~ Violet

marie said...

I'm not real fond of my "aged patina" either...but I do love that song! Of course I'll be humming it all evening!

Love these photos Becky! It's good to "hear" from you too!

20 North Ora said...

For some reason, crazing just doesn't look as good on us as it does on old, vintage dishes! LOL Beautiful photos. Hope you are doing well.

Judy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures! Oh yes, I grew up with that song too, now it's going to be stuck in my head all day:-)

NanaDiana said...

What's a few wrinkles among friends? lol I remember that song Maggie Mae from when I was young and looked pretty decent with morning sun on my face....oh-how times have changed- xo Diana

Kris said...

Nice! Hope you are okay. Long time since posting!
xo Kris

Vee said...

Learn to love that patina, Becky. You'll never be any younger than you are right now! Loved seeing your vignettes.

Freckled Hen said...

My 18 yr old is named Maggie, she hears that song from everyone! I love your morning light photos...so pretty!

becky up the hill said...

Nice blog sweetie.

Cranberry Morning said...

The photos are just gorgeous!

Stacey said...

It's so good to hear from you! I can relate to your patina thinking...personally I mean. My hope is that my patina shows plenty of smile lines. :)

Your pics are beautiful.

Perfectly Printed said...

Maggie Mae is a great song!!! And I love your pictures!!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

We women need to learn to embrace our character. We earned it!

I'll try to remember that the next time I'm applying makeup in the car. Ouch!

Have a great summer, Becky!

Loretta Castorini said...

Gee, old bottles, ironstone, tin...why haven't I been following you until now?????? Me Crazeee!

Newest follower!

Sinta Renee said...

I think I look best in black and white photography...it's romantic and flattering. if only we can be seen that way.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Beautiful pieces and pictures. I love my patina...lol.

must love junk said...

Love this post! I'm drawn to the imperfections in things. Thanks for stopping by my blog-I'm your newest follower :)
Susan

Mimi Sue said...

I think I have the same "patina"! Love all your pretty photos. Mimi

Simply Shelley said...

Beautiful photos Becky....hope you are having a lovely summer...blessings

Cozy Little House said...

Your photos are so rich with texture and light. Just love them!
Brenda

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hi Becky! Been feeling the same lately too. I look more and more like my mother and grandmother. I suppose its a good thing! Love your pics and I love that song too!

Have a wonderful day my friend!
Hugs,
Maryjane

Linda Walker said...

I've learned to never look in the mirror with my reading glasses on...the "crazing" really shows up. There is a reason our eyesight begins to go!

BTW, I love the pitchers! I dropped my grandmothers ironstone creamer, it broke and am searching for one to replace it.

Linda
mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

Elma said...

Beautiful pictures!!!