Loose tea and a beautiful smokers table

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Now that the days are getting darker, noticeable shorter and, especially the last 2 days, windy and wet, the time of sitting outside with a cool drink is definitely behind us. And so its time to light the candles and pour a nice cup of tea, and therefore I invested in some lovely loose teas, when I was in a marrocan market last week.

I bought several flavours and made my own blend with, Jasmin, dried rose, and hawthorn. If you dont have a nice tea sieve, like my teapot has, these girls made a great tutorial on how to make your own teabags

As for this extraordinary table; I was looking on a 2nd hand webiste, for a small, cheap wooden side table so that I could paint it in some funky color. I found this one, made a bid and the woman mailed me the same day that I could pick it up the next afternoon.

A very friendly man answered the door and had to get the table from the addict where it has spend at least the last couple of years. The man explained that it was a hand made copper or brass table, which is called a smokers table and if I would polish it the table would shine right up. Unfortunately through circumstances they had to sell it, but he was happy that they could make someone else happy with it.

So a few ferocious polish hours and a slight brasso high later see here the result of a beautiful gem in my living room.

For real tea lovers, Lorna is a real tea expert,  and a great blog to follow.

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Figs with blueberries, walnuts, honey and cinnamon

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With the Figs I bought last week, I made this delicious  and very simply dessert.

The recipe is so simple that I could even display it in one image:

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The shoot I did on my stairs and for it I used an external flashlight (similar to this one), the very elegant plates I bought on an antique market a couple of weeks ago.

All in all, it gives these photos an extra light and simplicity look which made then pretty chic looking if you ask me 🙂

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This last photo was a bit over exposed, but I think it suits this image 🙂

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Praticing food photography; Figs and berries

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It’s fig season, or so I found out when I went to the market and a couple of minutes later walked away with a tray of 16 figs for 5,- and also just over a found of blueberries… I mean, why not! Only to think to myself; what am I gonna do with all these figs!

So first thing before eating them, take to opportunity for some food photography!

I had some weird looks when I cycled into the park with my little blue table. And when I was later on setting up the table with some fancy dishes and only fruits…., people just stopped and stared, with half a smile on their face. The great thing about shooting in a big open space is the light, which really worked well in this shoot!

Any tips, trick or feedback is of course more then welcome!!

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I did it, opened an etsy shop!

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I have been wanting an Etsy shop for a while now and this week I have made the step.

The reason is that I want to share and sell my photos in print and therefore I opened my store and called it Creamy Light Pink 

At the moment I have only posted these four items, I’m working on adding more items on it. The photos will be printed in an professional lab and I have chosen for the photos to be printed on Hahnemuhle paper, which is a high end quality paper. I would really want my customers to receive a good quality product.

Any feedback or tips for selling on etsy, are more then welcome!

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Oh Deer!

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*** update : visit this post at my moved blog : HERE ***

So, one day me and my sister went out for a walk in the forrest near Haarlem, but before we could actually enter the forres we stopped in out tracs,

for 2 young deer stood there grazing and relaxing in the sun.

This is one of those moment that I was super happy that I drag my camera everywhere I go, and could only sigh “Oh Deer” while snapping one photo after the other.

We followed them a bit from the field where we found them, into the forrest, where it seemed they posed for us a bit more, then they disappeared in between the trees…

 

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