10 June 2012

Collecting Colour : June is White

Well, white has been a rather lovely surprise! Even though the thought of a white collection intimidated me a little, in the end I did two collections because I was having so much fun with it! 

Serendipitously I've been a bit (okay, a lot!) obsessed with collecting white mid-century modern vases over the past twelve months, so the first collection (above) is all of my treasured vessels laid out. 

And yes, I may have put a black and white filter over this shot, which may be considered cheating, but I loved the way it brought out the shadow and pattern - it was hard to resist. As penance I haven't used a filter for any of the other photos in this post, hence the slightly creamier tone in the rest of the pics. (If you're interested the filter I used is the 'red high-contrast filter' from the Lightroom 4 'B&W Filter Presets'.) I loved taking shots of the textures so much, here's just a small selection.
And here they are in their natural habitat! Atop a Gunni Omann rosewood sideboard and with a Lisa Congdon bird print nestled happily amongst them.

My second white collection was a bit more traditional - made up of objects found about the house, including my beloved Fujifilm Instax mini, two hairbrushes, some paper doillies, a lego snowflake (which is going to be a big source of inspiration once xmas rolls around this year!), a vintage beaded purse (which is probably more cream than white but it's just so pretty...), some cotton buds and (of course) a dachshund! So - don't be afraid of white! Dive on in, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Every month through 2012 I'll be 'collecting colour', and you can join in too!  Link up below, and/or add your photo to the Flickr group here.  And go here to get all the information you need.  


11 comments:

  1. My goodness! What a stunning collection of white vases! Love their texture and shapes and they look so beautiful groupled together.

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    1. I'm glad you like! The vase collection is possibly one of my favourite things in the house right now :)

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  2. love it. i have the wirkkala polo vase and a vintage kaiser but now i definitly want more! x

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    1. It was the wirkkala polo vase that started the whole thing for me - you have been warned! And ps. I still want more :)

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  3. i was just about to comment on the texture of the vases too! beautiful photos!

    i love the small cloud factory. i had just been admiring it on downtothewoods.com.au!

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you!

      And what a keen eye you have! Yes, the cloud factory is one of my little treasures - I love all of PearsonMaron's stuff (they have an Etsy store too).

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  4. Your white collections are so beautiful! I love your vases but I also love you put objects like earbuds and your earphones in your other collection. You're so clever!

    I have a few little white things so hopefully I can put something pretty together (I might also be including some creamy whites… hope that's okay!).

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  5. I have written this comment a couple of times...I always get stuck here.

    I think your collection is awesome, and those shadows def stand out. I tried really hard not to look at the photos or read the text until AFTER my post was publish because I didn't want to be influenced! I love the textures also. White was fun! I didn't have a lot, but it was neat.

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  6. I love, love, love your collection of vases! They are absolutely stunning!
    I also have a crush on Pearson Maron and I recognize the cloud factory, they are so cool and creative!
    aleka

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  7. Good idea! June's not over yet so I may still add my collection :)
    Cecilia

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