The Prop Dispensary

I came across The Prop Dispensary the other day and love it! It’s such a great concept. You can hire a wide variety of props old and new to use for styling and small events. Just now both new and vintage ceramics are very trendy, so I wanted to share these beautiful styled images with you. I’ve noticed that ceramic tableware is included in most company catalogues for the autumn/winter season. Gold, copper, wood and black cutlery are also becoming increasingly popular, but to be honest so is mixed vintage silver cutlery. Another blog favourite just now – washed linen. It gives both texture and life to pictures. We’re also seeing a lot of marble cutting boards just now and bamboo trays and baskets are also on the way in.

At The Prop Dispensary you can hire props for styling, but also surfaces. If you have a look at the photos below you can see how much a beautiful surface does to a photo. I sometimes wish I was back in France again when these things were so easily available.

I wrote a post about Mandarin Stone a few weeks ago (you can read it here). They sell beautiful natural stone tiles that would make a great surface in a styled photo. You can also make your own surfaces with a bit of plywood and some paint. It would look nice if you used different shades of paint and sanded it down to get that vintage look. 

The Prop Dispensary plates and gold cutlery

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all images by The Prop Dispensary

I’ll be hunting for ceramics and odd pieces this weekend. Have a good one! x