Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Stacks, Layers and Vintage

Again more photos from May's Vintage Fair in Newcastle.
Just some interesting combinations of line
and colour that caught my eye really.

Going form one colour to the next - with an assortment of shades.

And of course  some vintage scarves,
mostly made from sheer translucent fabrics
and some of chiffon or silky smooth, thin and soft fabrics.
Each scarf represents a time or a year
when particular patterns were common and well received.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Vintage Lace Box

A nice box of lace,
what more would you want to see?
If only I had photographed that nice light pink bit of lace?
A very typical looking flower with beautiful geometry that makes its form and fills it.
Have you ever noticed the similarity lace has to mhendi/henna?
This one above reminds me of a water lilly plant,
simply with its surounding leaves decorativly curling around the plant,
creating a decorative float around it.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Wedding sweets, pink and green

Yum yum.
Especially the mix of the grapefuit like pink
and that nice cool green.
The flower shapes I think are stylised chrysanthemums flowers,
very nice pattern work.
And lets be honest,
everyone likes ribbons.
For those who don't know what houses weddings sweets can be anything,
often using interesting folding techniques or fabric.