Green Fairy

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue April. 14, 2018 2145 views

I was hunting! I was hunting in my favorite hunting ground: Flea market. The church organized a bazaar to raise some money. I’m glad, I met one of the organizers. We don’t see each other very often, but we never lost contact in 27 years since our children played together. She invited me and so I went for a nice chat, coffee, cake and "junk". Now I'm a proud owner of nine glasses for liquor from the 1940th and 1960th, five collectible porcelain sets (more than 70 different sets in my office are not enough ...) from the 1950 and 1960 . I paid a fair price for them. Next time, I have to help them before the opening, because they would have sold the collectibles and rare objects way too cheap.

This small green beauties are a present for Victoria, who has her own eccentric collection of colorful glasses from the 1930-1950th.

I photographed them in natural light. Of course I cleaned the glasses, and the surface of the box, but the window was open. Pollen and dust were dancing in the sunlight. In minutes it looked like I wouldn't have cleaned the box in years.

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 7 months ago

Great shots Sigrid! Can I come and just hang with you for a few days? I believe I would have the time of my life :)

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Lynn F Medley 1 year, 7 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 year, 7 months ago

Yes, they are - thanks!

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Russell Smith 1 year, 7 months ago

#1 I love the way the shadows play off the main subject. When I read Green Fairy for some reason I thought of Absinthe lol. I do love the way you shot the glasses t.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks! blush
Yes, absinth! I choose the caption because of the color and the absolute ugly taste of absinth. Just now, our daughter put the three glasses happily in her handbag and left as a proud new owner!smile

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Love your arrangements, the colors, perspectives and clarity!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks! blush
Fun to play in the small space on top of our loudspeaker to produce the shadows.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

Very clever & creative!

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 7 months ago

These are adorable - super cute

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Lisa Britton 1 year, 7 months ago

Yes, they are - and they beg me very polite: "Please buy us!" smile

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Joe Zink 1 year, 7 months ago

Perfect for a St. Paddy's day celebration!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 7 months ago

BUT they are sooo small - you won't stop filling them all day long and still be thirsty!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

Nice glasses. Light,shadows and a contrasting color,very creative. Seen these glasses before but in pink

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

This glasses were common in green and pink (lax) and sometimes there are blue too. Some of them are glas from factories and some are handmade. The early green ones are uranim glass, they are glowing under UV-light, which is highly collectible. As far as I know is in the US the "depression glass" from the 1930th also highly collectible.
It was funny to play with the shadows. Because of the grey and black sourrandings it is a little bit like monochrome +1color.

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