vintage yellow candy wrapper

Antique Tea Party

While I am a modern design girl at heart, I think old-fashioned houses make for the most gorgeous photography. Vintage objects and rustic places carry with them a story of their own that often adds so much more meaning to a photo. It’s one of those things you can stare at for ages, trying to piece together the history that lies beneath.

On Chinese New Year, my family and I paid a visit to my great aunt in her old ranch, with a house (literally!) decked floor to ceiling with antiques and faded polaroids. Once again, I left my DSLR at home, and had to rely on my trusty (but not failproof!) iPhone6 to capture the many photo-ops of our Chinese New Year tea party. And although I absolutely love my phone camera and its amazing capabilities, it can’t handle tricky light situations, hence the poor quality of some of the shots. (I am silently wishing for Apple to invent a DSLR. I’m pretty sure it’ll be the slimmest and lightest yet, complete with Touch ID and 4 colour choices.)

Anyway, here’s my photo journal of the morning:

pony rides landscape

This sign I spotted on the drive reminded me of a pony ride I did at 6 years old. Also, I think whoever lettered the sign did a super cool job:)

vintage yellow brick window

My new bright orange phone case can be spotted anywhere.

cat with attitude

I didn’t get the sense he was in a friendly mood… Almost thought he’d leap at me even.

antique tea party photography

Collectibles galore!!!

antique tea party photography

These are my favourite. When I saw the assorted mix of pots on the tiled floor, I knew I had to get a shot (or two).

antique tea party photography

antique tea party photography

antique tea party photography

antique tea party photography

Tea time. I was initially determined not to eat anything and spoil my lunch, but then I changed my mind:)

antique tea party photography

antique tea party photography
antique tea party photography

antique tea party photography

And of course, no photo journal would be complete without a shot of my in-house model! Haha at the rate I’m going, she might ask for a salary soon:)

antique tea party photography

antique tea party photography
antique tea party photography

antique tea party photography

The end. 🙂