A Few Trinkets

Remember the other day I was wondering if I should go back for this platter?

Well, I never made it back for that platter.

Instead, I was walking past my neighborhood thrift store and couldn’t resist spending a whopping $7.50 on a few of trinkets.


Item 1: Wood.  It’s about the size of my outstretched palm.

It will be perfect for photographing things like Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips

Wood is such a great medium for photography.  Don’t underestimate the beauty of wood in photographs because even thought it may look a little meh in person; in photography, wood can be really beautiful.

Like this image that I took during my natural food styling and photography workshop.

Wood on wood, works.

Item 2: This bowl was a steal at $2.50

My grandmas had “bumpy” glassware.   It’s all long gone and sold off (sadly and I cringe!) in estate sales.  Such a shame!

What I wouldn’t give to have any of either of my grandma’s bumpy glass.  I’m sure it has a technical name, but that’s what I call it.

The bowl will be perfect for photographing things like

No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Or Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

Item 3: This mauve wine glass.

It will look good just hanging out in the background of pictures.

Notice the barely there water glass in my Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Roasted Potato Sticks


Or, I usually have other bowls or props hanging out in the background such as in photos of the No Bake Nutter Butter Special K Bars

And novel concept, I could actually use the wine glass and drink wine from it rather than just use it for photography purposes!  I may try that.

I have a stash to use anyway

Speaking of needing a glass of wine, thank you so much to everyone who commented on my last post, You Wouldn’t Believe ItNo, you really wouldn’t and I couldn’t make it up!

And I will be blogging about it all soon, but I need to wait for a few things to play out first.  In the meantime, however, thank you everyone for your supportive and encouraging words.   Your comments really helped me; thank you.  And thanks to new readers or first time commenters for chiming in, too!

As I had said before, I am fine, things in genearl are “fine”; just extremely hectic and chaotic with bouts of uncertainty sprinkled in.  Sorry to be crytpic, but hey, mystery happens sometimes.

The Winner for the Shaklee Giveaway is:

Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles July 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

“I’m always looking for ways to green up my life! Right now my go-to is Clorox Clean Up, basically bleach in a bottle, because it’s multipurpose. This looks like it’d get the job done too!”

Congrats Kaitlyn! Email me your shipping address and my contact at Shaklee will send your items directly to you.


1. Have you picked up any fun little trinkets or items lately?

Other than my camera neckstrap I haven’t bought anything this week in ages.

Well, other than my Target tripMoney.suck.

Oh wait, I did buy this amazing book though.  I am working my way through it, about 3 pages per day.  By the time Skylar is in high school, I should have it read.

2. Do you have any favorite little kitchen items or trinkets that you use all the time, over and over?

I have so many but one item I use daily is my reusable coffee go-cup.  Even if I am drinking coffee at home, I still put it in my reusable green travel cup from Starbucks rather than just a plain mug.  Why? Because my go-cup is bigger and I get to drink more coffee that way.  <–And I love coffee.

3. 4th of July Plans?

I still have no parties, no plans, and am okay with that.

I need to figure out what we’re doing with fireworks and where we may be watching them.  There are about 5 shows I can see just from our balconies.

I may utilize the don’t bother leaving home for fireworks method like I did last year.

Happy 4th of July to everyone celebrating it!

40 comments on “A Few Trinkets”

  1. Thanks Averie, I’m really excited about the Shaklee products! I can’t wait to try them out. I just bought a whole bunch of new stuff for photography at the thrift store too! It might have to be a weekly trip (with a budget of course).

    I saw fireworks last night! I had fun playing with my camera, my boyfriend showed me a few technical things I was missing. He’s pretty good with the technicalities. Plans for tomorrow include getting ready for school on Tuesday (ew) and possibly a spin on the new mountain bike!

  2. I haven’t picked up any fun trinkets lately but I’m loving your new finds! Particularly the wood block. I love the natural look of wood.

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  4. I haven’t bought any trinkets in a long time, but I do enjoy shopping for them!

    I really like the glass you bought – it is such a pretty colour :-)

    Happy 4th of July to you!

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  6. Your posts are always so positive… You make me smile :)

  7. FYI – it’s called milk glass…”grandma’s bumpy glass”…

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