1.25.2011

19th Century Nostalgia


I suppose the western theme may be getting a tad bit annoying by now – I'm sincerely sorry if this isn't your thing– but dude, the phase I'm going through is serious and I'm not doing anything but rolling with it! I was inspired by a brilliant photo from Suze of Hold Your Breath, to photograph some of the random things from around my house in the most clean and orderly way. Of course, with my love for the nineteenth century being at it's all time high, I decided to collect all the things that reminded me of that time in history, and boy was there a bunch to choose from. I guess the Brownie camera is a bit of an exception since it wasn't around at that point in time, but it sure did tie up the corner nicely.

I'm ashamed that I still haven't posted the DIY shirt that I printed, especially since I already told you all about it, but in case you were wondering, the photo on the left with the man holding the gun is what it looks like!

Madewell oxfords/Madewell in Soho.
1898 practical grammar book/estate sale.
wooden branch/gift from Lauren.
antique horseback photograph/estate sale.
antique eyeglasses/estate sale.
1968 american album book/used bookstore downtown.
antique skeleton keys/ thrifted.
great grandma's bobby pin/gift from Mimi.
vintage birdcage/estate sale.
60s camera bag/gift from Lee.
glass jar/thrifted.
1956 webster's dictionary/thrifted.
vintage photograph/stolen from an old family album.
brownie hawkeye camera/gift from Lee

19 comments:

The Crafty Fox said...

I love it all!!! Very cute collection.

Michal said...

Such an awesome photograph & interesting collection. I will never EVER get tired of the Western theme. It's my favorite.

Rachel said...

Beautiful collection!

Rachel said...

Beautiful collection!

Casie Jean said...

I could never get sick of this!
collections like these are so great for creating a mood board don't you think?
xx.x
Casie

nancy : the sway report said...

Love this. Have you seen True Grit yet? Hot damn, I loved that movie. Please please do a day where you dress up like Halley (Hailey?) from True Grit.

I like how you put the items on a beige background. 1, it makes it look like a curio cabinet! 2, It takes away from the mustiness of old stuff. I live in an old wooden cabin from the 1910's, so if I fill it with old things, it starts getting a bit too dusty and dark.

Jason Lieder said...

Yeah, it's hard to get tired of this old stuff. It has such a great texture and it's history. It's very interesting and this little collection is really cool, I love that old bird cage and the photos.

Shy, Chesterfield said...

What a simple and beautiful idea. You have quuite the perfect collection!

Shy

Alex said...

very nice. I love the pic :)

Sara and Emma said...

Beautiful! This is totally our thing<3
xoxo
/Sara and Emma

elise said...

this photo is s beautiful, a lovely collection x

Nadinoo said...

Such a cute selection, that bird case is ace!

Love Nadinoo x

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I always love the 19th century, and have been going through a particular phase recently. Love this!

Shallow Mallow said...

Love the prsentation and such a great selection :)

Jess said...

I love your branch. It looks like the bone from a mythical creature.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I love these and thinks these are beautiful. keep posting them!!

Previously Owned said...

I cant stop obssessing over this! Seriously, the placement...the items. It's perfection! I noticed someone wrote about True Grit, I was going to ask the same thing! Haha you'll be truly and inspired (and laughing tons) if you haven't seen it yet. Will probably want to own all her clothing as well. Haha

xo
Fi @ Previously Owned

Ollie Otson said...

I love everything in the post. Absolutely lovely (and I'm loving your western theme).

Jannine said...

A lovely collection.
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