Old Flower, Old Shop and New JCB

15 Jan

1    I love the way hydrangea flowers fade so prettily.

Hydrangea flowers from last season

Hydrangea flowers from last season

2   The Redruth Drapery Stores was the place to be in the past! People from all around came to get their suits, their best outfits and their hats. The beautiful frontage is still here but the store no longer.

The Redruth Drapery Stores

The Redruth Drapery Stores

3    Walking past the coal store this afternoon on my way back from buying tickets to see ‘The Old Tyre Swingers’, this brand- new JCB caught my eye. The contrast of its pristine newness contrasted so much with the grime of where it was working.

Beautifully clean and new JCB working in the coal yard

Beautifully clean and new JCB working in the coal yard


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14 responses to “Old Flower, Old Shop and New JCB

  1. Robyn Lee

    January 21, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I love the shot of the hydrangea flowers ~ so eclectic and vintage 🙂 ~ beautiful work. ~RL

  2. Alex Autin

    January 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    You are surrounded by such interesting things!

    Of course, we probably all are, it’s just not always that we notice them. I love the shot of the hydrangeas!

  3. tartanpants

    January 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    That JCB looks like it just came out of it’s box! You must carry your camera with you at all times?

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I do! I recently bought one that would fit in my pocket so I really do have it with me wherever I am!

      Loved the JCB – so fresh and new. I wonder what it will look like in a week or two? 🙂

  4. flowerpot

    January 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

    lovely lot of pictures, as ever, Sally. Hope you are feelng a bit better now? xx

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    love the facade of the drapery store

  6. fearlessanalyst

    January 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    The hydrangeas so struck me! Something about the beauty of their imperfection….

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      I agree – the delicacy of the pink colour and the tiny holes and the rustiness – all combine to be quite beautiful. Glad you like them too 🙂

  7. Lakshmi Loves To Shop

    January 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I love how hydrangea flowers fade too. Thay are the most wonderful and stunning flowers 🙂

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    January 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    There is such a contrast between modern and traditional style of architecture!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    we’ve got such beautiful buildings in downtown Louisville also …with no tenants anymore…kinda sad…some call progress…


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