Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thrifted Dishes for Food Photography & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #57

Yesterday I bought a small table (chef's table/work surface) to help me with my food photography. It's going to sit under my kitchen window, but it has wheels so I can move it around to catch the light (which is becoming increasingly more scarce as fall progresses). Under the bamboo tabletop there are wire shelves that will hold some of the plates, bowls, napkins and cutlery that I like to use in my pictures. (We don't have the table put together yet, but I'll be sure to show it to you when we do.)

I used those new shelves as an excuse to stop off at the Salvation Army thrift store after I purchased the table. Because I am trying to limit the items that I bring into the house, I restricted myself to looking for small dishes and cutlery. The great thing about using small plates for food photos is that you can purchase just one of each style - you don't need to find matching sets. I found these three plates, above, two for 99 cents each and one for $1.99. I also found a few pieces of cutlery for 25 cents each.

I thought this mug, with "chocolate" imprinted on it in different languages, would come in handy in winter.

And finally, I got this cake lifter (or some kind of lifter!) that was made in Japan. I think it's kind of pretty. I need to make a cake to photograph now!

Do you collect plates or stick with one main set?

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  1. What a great idea for your food photography. I like what you found! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  2. That cake lifter is amazing - I love the pattern! It does look Japanese to me as well (comparing it to some items Japanese friends of mine have in their home)

  3. Thanks for hosting and I would like to invite you to share your vintage finds/experiences at a link party co-host. It is Vintage Charm Thursdays at 8:00am EST. Hope to see you there this Thursday.

  4. I really like your small triangular plate. I currently have two "sets" of dishes - my 3 thrifted depression glass plates and my husband's pre-marriage set of 6 regular round plates. If I find more depression glass or the holy grail of jadite all bets are off!

  5. Those are beautiful finds!! I usually binge purchase from thrift stores and then can't bring myself to go back in for fear of a shopping spree. :)

  6. I'm thinking I would like to start thrifting in your cupboards!

  7. I bet there was a cake plate to go with that lifter!!

  8. I love the plate with the paisley print.

  9. Thanks Joann for Vintage Bliss Tuesdays 57. There will be some great food photos with your new to you dishes.

  10. I'm so jealous of all these finds! I just scored an oversized mod looking cup and saucer, which I have to photograph and put up on my blog. I just have to keep it out of the dish washer long enough to snap a quality photo. I do love my coffee, ha ha.

    Again, great finds!
    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

  11. Jo, thank you for accepting my invitation to share at Vintage Charm and hope you will share some of your wonderful finds with us again this week. sb