Friday, 9 October 2015

Food photography props.

It has been a while since I have shared any updates on my addition to my food props collection. As my regular readers will know I have a rather soft for food photography props and there is never a missed opportunity when ever I am out and about.
 I recently went to Axminster Devon for a bloggers day at River Cottage HQ. Together with my foodie friends we decided to stay over in Devon for three days, this gave us lots of spare time to explore the nearby coastal town of Lyme Regis and Beer. Both these coastal towns are really pretty with cobbled alleyways and lots of quaint shops.





































In Axminster we accidently stumbled on this amazing recycling shop that was stacked from floor to ceiling with every type of crockery, houseware and old artefacts. My foodie friends Tina, Manjiri and I had an amazing time rummaging through the stack load of crockery for food props. It was really hard not to buy up everything in sight as we had travelled by train and there was no way we could manage to take it all home.





After much deliberation and will power, I bought some bright hand painted wooden bowls with spoons. I am looking forward to doing some sort of Mexican dish to serve in these bowls.




I also bought some really pretty antique look spoons, and the two brass bowls. 


I am excited to feature these in my food photos soon. My favorite spoon is the really tarnished one (second in photo), don't you think it looks really good? Funnily enough the lady in the shop said to me you will need to clean this one up and I thought to myself Nooooo!!. I am buying it for the worn tarnished look.

Finally my last buy was there pretty lace hankies. I can just picture a little old victorian lady having these in her purse. They will be lovely in a cake photo draped under a floral bone china cup and saucer. This little collection is on day one of my trip, you will have to wait to read my next post to see if I managed to control my prop addiction or not for the rest of my trip! 

16 comments:

  1. I love the hand painted wooden bowls and spoons, such a gorgeous pattern.

    Roxie x
    The Beautiful Bluebird

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  2. I love these - especially the black and red floral spoons. They are so lovely!

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  3. I'm loving those spoons! What a super little shop to stumble upon!

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  4. Love the antique spoons and bowls,lovely props!

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  5. I need those spoons, I don't have any photogenic serving spoons!

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  6. What a great haul Nayna. It's such fun searching for props :)

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  7. Wow.. the props are so nice.. loved the bowls and spoons in the first pic..

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  8. My prop addiction is too far gone for me to ever be saved... Half the house has been taken over and at least half the kitchen. I love the the props you collected - the spoons are especially gorgeous!

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  9. My eyes are on the brass bowl and spoons :) Being a food blogger, how much ever props we collect we feel it's not enough!!!!

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  10. I love all of them Nayna but I must say I really love your collection of spoons! Karen

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  11. What a fabulous haul, it's always great making new discoveries and having them as reminders of wonderful trips. GG

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  12. It's funny how you eye things up in shops and stalls differently once you're a food blogger! I've always got an eye open for props too. Those spoons will look great.

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  13. I love food props too! Since my attic is cleared out I can store some of my growing collection there :) Those folk bowls are beautiful - they look exactly like Polish folk bowls my grandma used to have :)

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  14. I love those spoons! Going props shopping is one of my favourite things to do, although I always spend so much money.

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  15. Great idea to get props for the photos - think I might start hunting for some myself....!

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  16. The painted bowls and spoons are gorgeous.

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