After completing the recent larger projects which included the Studio and Harvest Table plans, I took a little time to focus and plan for the next steps on this photography journey. Working a full-time day job leaves precious little time for creativity but when that time arrives, the results are quite meaningful.
I am drawn to vintage pieces that are very utilitarian in nature. Those that served a common purpose and could be used and seen on a daily basis. Although beautiful European antiques are treasures in their own right, it is the "everyday" that captures my heart.
On a sunny afternoon in a friendly little city, I stopped into an antique mall to browse and this piece stopped me in my tracks....
I have seen these called bread boxes, pie safes, etc. and in whatever way they were used, these pressed tin cupboards with their utilitarian style and hardware, have remained a favorite of mine. This piece was in perfect condition (to me), had the ideal patina, and seemed to be there just waiting for me. I brought her home to join the prop crew. She fit right in.
We decided that pies would be a nice feature debut for her and the creating began...
Food photography is a new area for me and it was a uniquely fun experience.
If you have knowledge of these pie safes/bread boxes, I would love to hear from you - their history, manufacturers, or usage, etc.
So many visions of use with this piece and happily I have another afternoon planned in the Studio.
As I always enjoy and look forward to hearing from new and old friends, I am wishing you a beautiful February day and thank you for visiting.