Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Portrait Photographs

Photography was first invented c 1839.  Portraits were very expensive for people to have and families if they could afford would have a group shot. This would be for special occasions, even including after death which may seem rather macabre to us today!  I have  collected a number of interesting portrait photographs over the years and recently have started to use them to display jewellery.  I'm enclosing a few shots for you to enjoy.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Setting up the Blog

Today I am a first time blogger!  I have read some wonderful blogs by people who also like me are interested in vintage and antiques (jewellery, textiles, china, books, buttons).  I've particularly enjoyed seeing some wonderful photographs and am not sure I will ever be able to match them.   However, I am going to try my best, so here's to the future of blogging....