Last month we featured the first three products we received from Create-ologie, a new destination shopping site for inspired home décor, craft supplies and unique organizational products. The folks at Create-ologie partnered with the team behind Where Women Create, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create Business. This creative fusion has turned shopping into a community experience where you can also be inspired by, and learn from others; thus their tagline: Inspire - Shop - Create.
We've returned to browse the site many times; watching the progress and drooling over new product arrivals. And of course, we have a wish list! For us at Sew4Home, scavenging for "perfect props" for our photo shoots is always a challenge. A "perfect prop" is the LBD (little black dress) of photo design; the go-to piece that can be used again and again and in many settings. It always looks good, yet never steals the shot. Create-ologie is a goldmine of perfect props (among other things). Whether you're shopping for your home, your business or perfect props, now is a great time to browse and take advantage of our Save 10% Sew4Home Coupon Code.
Wish List Fave Five
Setting the scene for photographing our sewing tutorials goes beyond creating a pretty picture, important as that is. Props help to show relative size, dimension and function so the viewer is better able to visualize the item in use. We've chosen five favorites from our wish list. See what we picked, and why.
#1 Berry Bowl
These cute little ceramic baskets are as fresh as summer. They have a vintage appeal with their rustic shape in soft shades of gray or white. As a prop, they are neutral and will work with any color scheme. These would be ideal for photo styling any of our kitchen or table linens.
Filled with berries, cookies, buttons, or ribbons they can add color, texture or seasonal appeal. Add a liner and use for floral arrangements; tie up one like a gift basket, and fill it with candy corn for Halloween or candy canes at Christmas. They can be flipped over and used as a mini pedestal to display a product or stacked as in the photo above. Berry Bowls measure 6" x 4" and are $9.50 each. Learn more here.
#2 Cast Iron Tray with Glass Insert
Cast iron has substance and elegance, making it a lovely base for smaller sewing projects such as napkins, rolled placemats, or even a clutch. Add flaky croissants or chocolates and it becomes a chic accent that adds aesthetic appeal to a table setting, as well as a sense of proportion.
As you can see in the photo above, the tray adds texture to the image, which shot on a dark metal surface, yet does not introduce competing color; the white hydrangea really pops! We'd love to have this in our prop arsenal. The Cast Iron Tray measures 11½" x 6¾" and is $27.50. Learn more here.
#3 Metal Table
Setting up a small scene is infinitely easier than a large one. This charming table has an unique set of legs that would add interest and dimension to a photo where we want to show the drape of an apron, or a napkin waterfalling over a dinner plate. The distressed finish eliminates the reflections we often encounter on surfaces without linens.
It would also be perfect as an accent table used next to a sofa for a shot of a pillow or throw. We can think of endless uses for this piece. The Metal Table measures 31½" x 20" x 27" high and is $139. Learn more here.
#4 Burlap Lined Baskets, Set of 3
Baskets are great go-to props for their neutral colors and ability to hold or support a featured sewing project. The warmth of the burlap with the vintage wire structure make this basket trio a prop hero.
Fill, stack, drape, support, or use as a background to provide that warm vintage burlap "glow." They fit neatly inside each other for easy storage. The generously sized large basket is 20" x 13" and the set of three sells for $159. Learn more here.
#5 Jewelry Holder, Display Rack
We're always jerry-rigging something to hang smaller sewing projects like wristlets, pouches, lanyards, bookmarks, key fobs… the list goes on. When we do this type of project, we usually make several of these smaller pieces in varying fabrics to show variety; this display rack has the perfect height, style and finish to help position them beautifully, all while standing securely on a lovely solid base.
Let's Go Shopping!
Our picks are just a small selection of the hundreds of inspiring products available. You'll find a beautifully curated selection of items for home décor, furniture, display, storage, office, organization, lighting and more. It's a great time to browse and take advantage of the Sew4Home coupon code below to save 10% on your order.