These roses were right at home in my new little jug. I found this Taylor and Kent vintage china tea set on ebay. A scottish seller named Posy Green. It dates from pre 1891 and has been handpainted. It caught my eye as i like the delicacy of the pink floral design along with the shape and the lightness of the porcelain.
Being Victorian and so old the glaze has a few little marks upon it and yet the imperfections add to its charm for me. I am amazed at how it has lasted so long and wonder about its story over the past 120 years! Where it has lived, who's shelves has it nestled upon, was it loved and kept for best or loved and used everyday. There is obviously a strength in even the most fragile of things.
I am always so taken with the photographers that incorporate vintage china into their flower photos and felt this set would enable me to have a play and create some prettiness of my own.
I love the way seeing people creating what they love, inspires my own creativity and makes me want to continue to express through photography and develop a style.
Some of my most favourites have fine art photography shops of their very own at etsy:
City of blackbirds
My Fine Garden
Vintage chic images
I may currently only use the auto setting on my Nikon but i still feel i am developing, especially when it comes to compostion. Its something creative i can enjoy even with limited energy, so i think thats why i love it so. That and the fact that i get to focus on roses and flowers, another big love of mine.
Thankyou vintage china for finding a new home with me,and thankyou friends fo looking at my photos today. Do have a spot of tea and a little treat before you go...