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.