Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Family Portraits

I love old photographs.
One of the antique shops that we seasonally frequent has a box of old photo's for sale. Mostly there are quite a bit of wartime photo's and family shots like the one's above.
The knowledge that these were once cherished memento's makes looking through them a bit odd and slightly morbid.
At the same time, I'm glad that as the owners don't care for them anymore, someone else can;
Much better than dusting up someone's attic or the rubbish can.
And, as the cashier at the shop said,
"At least they're in good hands now".

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What sorts of things do you keep an eye out for while you're shopping?
A few of mine are sentimental photo's, spoon rings, vintage fabrics, and depression glass.

2 comments:

Alyssa W. said...

What a fun post Elena! I love old photos too and was just thinking of posting a picture of a couple of them on my blog! :) Maybe next week...
Besides photos I look for old books and dishes, vintage patterns, fabrics, and quilts.
Blessings!
Alyssa

Ana W. said...

Hello Elena!
What a lovely post! I love old pictures too. (And the white roses picture frame is so pretty!)

When I'm at seconed hand stores I really like to look for old silverware! Even though they are tarnished I think they are so pretty and have so much character to them!
I think they'll make nice table settings someday too even though they don't match!

<3
~Ana

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