Sonel’s Corner Photo-Editing Challenge: Vintage

vintage shawl detailInspired by Sonel’s Corner photo-editing challenge ,vintage’, I chose to photograph a beautiful vintage,silk gypsy shawl given to me by my mother many years’ ago. We share a love of antiques and vintage items,anything unusual. I love old powder compacts and jewellery.

The cropped photos were edited with Snapseed.

Top left photo was edited with a grunge filter.  I liked the different texture of the fabric looking almost like denim. The second is the original.

Bottom left photo is the original and next to it I edited with a vintage style layer.

vintage shawlThe above photo of my coveted vintage shawl was edited with the Picsart app.  I used a vintage border to enhance the feeling of age.  I like to wonder who used to own this shawl.   Maybe I’ll build a story around it.  Maybe you could too…I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Victoria’s dictionary of flowers suggests that orange roses represent ‘fascination’. Do you feel that the shawl’s designer meant people to be fascinated by whoever is wearing the shawl?
from Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s beautiful novel, The Language of Flowers.

Nature’s picnic


Ladies lace
Languishly spinning,
Dainty cotton patterns,
Crafted by
Nimble, fragile fingers.
They’re stitching a story
About chivalrous
Wearing woven cloaks;
An eager entourage,
Pursuing the path
To rescue
Swooning sisters
From sun-drenched fields.
Gaily gathered, relaxing,
Picnic baskets laden,
Blankets strewn with
Well worn,
Beautifully bound,
Copies of
Austen and Bronte,
Finely fluted finger
And Wild, ripe
As Midsummer eve
Draws in
The picnic party,
Pepper their petticotes,
And comb their hair.
Entangled with
Charming gentlemen,
They leave the
Ladies lace
To nature’s picnic,
Bunnies, blue-tits
And accumulating