10.16.2010

My wholesome vintage sisters

Somehow, reading a little piece that asks why Betty has to be so bad (and getting worse) inspired this little assembly, soon as I got in from feeding the chickens. There's something about the way each, ahem,
Sulphuric acid bottle, domestikat
object is centered in the frame (that necklace, that there bauble, it's centered left to right, ok?) that kicks it up a notch. I'm all for artful off-centering, and props like lace and doilies and moss. Etsy has
1950s picnic spoons, ameelia bedelia
so much moss. It's pretty mossy if you think about it. Etsy has as much moss as the church basement sale has extra large turtlenecks. But that's just it. Sometimes fussing up a picture makes it kind of —
Antique baby dolls, zinniacottage
mossy. Like unbrushed teeth. Not very Betty at all. But the wholesome thing is not really a priority here, right? We're not being nostalgic. We're being — centered.
1950s leopard necklace, carmenandginger
Ashtray by dale chemical, retroburgh


3 comments:

carmenandginger said...

Hmnn...haven't tried the moss thing personally. Not sure it would work with vintage? Ok, I admit, I shot a bunch of vintage flower pins in the grass one day. I pander to the Etsy aesthetic, what can I say? Thanks for including my necklace in your clever post...

Zinnia Cottage said...

I agree with you about centering the object. On the other hand, I sometimes find it a bit pedestrian. I guess it all depends on the item or my mood.

Thanks for including one of my photos as an example.

. said...

So agree with both of you -- pedestrian can be deadly. So I try to get a good moment of daylight, and to avoid the digital camera *blueing* of white. Recently discovered that some of the cool light rudely invading the shot was from the silver tractor cover right outside. what to do? what to do. but I'm with you in love for etsy's aesthetic. it just can be so much fun to call it out just a wee bit.