Thursday, 5 February 2015

Middle Eastern glasses an addition to my blog props.



From time to time I love sharing how I come about obtaining some of my props for food photography. There is never a time when my eyes are not looking out for props whilst I am out and about, window shopping, at a restaurant or at a charity shop . This is an obsession and I just can't stop it.

Some time ago I went out with a group of work mates to a Lebanese restaurant for a meal. The restaurant was very ethnic with beautiful authentic rugs hanging on the walls and had a very middle Eastern Decor and ambience. The food was amazing and it was served in the lovely hand painted pottery, plates and bowls. But what really caught my eye was the lovely green and gold and silver rimmed glasses they used to serve the tea in. They were so pretty that all evening I had my eyes on them and couldn't stop admiring them.


The meal was over and we left the restaurant, although I was now on the look out for the pretty glasses I had seen.I googled the glasses but most came in sets and since all my blog props are only for photography it seemed a little bit extravagant to buy a whole set when I only needed one or two. My sensible side decided that I wil not purchase them and the thought was put at the back of my mind.


A few weeks later, while I was at work a collegue who knows about my prop obsession handed me a white paper bag, the type that restaurants put your takeaway in. I opened it thinking she had chosen to share her doggy bag from her previous nights meal  for my lunch!!! To my enormous surprise, wrapped in serviettes were the three glasses I had my eyes on from the Lebanese restaurant. My friend had been to the same place for a meal and somehow managed to persuade the owner to give her the glasses for me. I was overjoyed and couldn't wait to use them in a photo shoot.
Here is a picture of the two glasses in my  Almond masala milk recipe. Arn't they just gorgeous. I absolutely love the intricut gold and silver trim with the in lay design on the rim.




33 comments:

  1. Awwwe.. they are so beautiful :)
    My niece had given me small cups from Middle East .. they are in India... never got the chance to use them still.

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    1. Thanks Shobha, I love them and they have come out sp pretty in the photos too.

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  2. Oh they are beautiful. I want some!

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    1. Jen check out your nearsest midde Eastern restaurant nearby and bobs your uncle, you could ask the owner for them . lol

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  3. Love the glasses!! I would have thought that you would have asked the Lebanese owners yourself!! Well done to your friend for getting them for you.

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    1. Mina I did not have the guts to ask for them but my friend is an extrovert and surprised me with them. lol

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  4. oh i really do like the look of these glasses, very pretty x

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  5. I am not a fan of nuts, so to speak, though this is something my better half would love.

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  6. So beautiful, i can imagine them on a table outside in the summer. Gorgeous xxx

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  7. What a lovely thing for your friend to for you! The glasses are beautiful and add a great extra dimension to your food styling x

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  8. These are really pretty, I need to get some more blog props! xxx

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  9. These are so pretty and very unusual. I look forward to seeing them in your future posts!

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  10. How lovely of the restaurant to do that. I've had a similar situation with some cocktail glasses and the bar gifted them to me.
    PS. I'm glass I'm not the only one who has 'blog proms' :-)

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  11. Wow, you have a fantastic friend! They do look fab x

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  12. I love your gorgeous Middle Eastern glasses. I need to add more colour to my photos, so must get some props too x

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  13. Beautiful glasses, loved them.. You got such a sweet friend!

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  14. I love Mediterranean glasses I have a few too and treasure them amongst my other porps!

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  15. They are so pretty - I love the colours and patterns and would gladly have them on display in my home!

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  16. What a very good friend you have there Nayna. I have real glass envy now, they are beautiful.

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  17. Those glasses are so pretty! They kind of remind me of glasses we used to use at christmas time.

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  18. Ooooo love blog props - I'm always on the look out for new ones.
    These remind me of when I went to Morocco when I was younger.
    Thanks for sharing hun

    Charlotte x

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  19. They are just beautiful. Loved their colors.

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  20. Love the look of these glasses. They are simply beautiful!

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  21. What a lovely story! You know I love those glasses :) they're absolutely gorgeous and when I go to Algeria this year I'm going to bring all of you some more food props :)

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  22. Those are beautiful glasses. Isn't it fun looking for blog props everywhere!!

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  23. These glasses make perfect props, how sweet of your friend to think of asking for them. GG

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  24. I've always loved these glasses and hoped one day to travel and pick some up. Looks like I just need to get similar friends instead! Beautiful :)

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  25. They are beautiful and I love how colourful they are :)

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