Need Inspiration? Look Around The House

posted on 6th of july, 2011

I admit it, I am addicted to yard sales and thrift stores. Tiny teacups, reindeer candle holders, baskets. I’m always looking for props. At this time of year they’re the only places besides my garage one can find Christmas stuff.

The other day though, I decided to have an “around the house” exercise. What can I come up with, with what I have right here in the house (besides the cat)?

A couple of cool martini glasses and some ice cream, some pinecones from the yard and a basket from the closet,

a large specimen rock,

cherries and a red plastic bowl all lent themselves to some acceptable fun. (Meaning they got accepted.)

Our homes are full of remnants of children, actual children, dog toys, holiday tableware, seasonal decoration and the like. If I went foraging outside I would find saddles, tack, man tools etc. In the closet are the leftovers from my corporate days...High heels (okay not that high), brief cases etc.

My small collection of specimen minerals, all those beads from my jewelry making days etc....

Take a trip around and see what you can find.

I am pretty sure I will never re-gift a set of bath stuff again.

…and I still feel I NEED a beagle puppy (for stock images of course) because the only thing cuter than a beagle puppy is….TWO beagle puppies.

Comments (9)

Posted by Littlemacproductions on July 08, 2011
Cats don't make very good props do they! The cherries look very yummy.
Posted by Laqhill on July 07, 2011
I love garage sales/thrift stores too!! Great prop shops!!! Does that mean I'm related to a dumpster diver???
Posted by Grafvision on July 07, 2011
Thanks for sharing
Posted by Egomezta on July 07, 2011
Thanks for sharing... Good luck.
Posted by Mjak on July 07, 2011
looking around house I get inspiration to leave comp immediately and make just a little order...usual situation having toddler in house!
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on July 07, 2011
Great idea ... one never knows what a trip through our treasures (or trash) will uncover.
Posted by Mariaam on July 07, 2011
A good idea! Thanks!
Posted by Dengqingke on July 07, 2011
Thanks for sharing
Posted by Digikhmer on July 06, 2011
Great Idea. Thanks for sharing !

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I Started with a Rolliecord. Now I have a Canon Rebel T5i I love light, magic and Hymn #345 (All Things Bright And Beautiful) and try to capture it faithfully to share. I am an international traveler of the Clan Livingston/MacLea that has a thing for photographing food stuff around the world. (Then I eat/drink it.) ...and donkeys (photos only, no eating them). One of the most lovely colors in the world is great single malt scotch in a crystal glass, and that teal blue that sometimes happens in Ireland at twilight. Happy photographer/glassblower/... [Read more]

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