ButterflyInTheAttic

Photography by Colleen

Palm Springs, California · 471 Sales

ButterflyInTheAttic

Photography by Colleen

Palm Springs, California 471 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Moving again... sorry for the inconvenience but we have decided to move my photographs to our own website www.ButterflysAttic.com So as inventory is reduced on this site I will not be renewing. If you are looking for your favorite picture please go to the new site.

New Low Prices!!!!
Plus Bonus FREE SHIPPING within US

International Buyers welcome but due to the variety of sizes offered please submit custom request for more accurate shipping estimate. I will refund any overage >$1.50

Capturing moments in time...
Traveling the Midwestern states all the way to the Pacific shores has provided me a multitude of beautiful scenes to photograph. Lush fields, waving grains and the deserts of the true Wild West is my muse. Rusty tractors and abandoned buildings my inspiration. I love photographing the Rust, Dust and Nature steeped in Americana and the simple country life.

Looking for the old ButterflyInTheAttic? We've Moved to Bonanza. Please come visit me at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic

Please stop by my other shop http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.etsy.com where you will find many antique postcards that are over 100 years old along with more modern and even some handcrafted postcards.
and even more postcards at http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.com
So if you like what you find here please stop by and browse these other shops.
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Announcement

Last updated on Feb 4, 2017

Moving again... sorry for the inconvenience but we have decided to move my photographs to our own website www.ButterflysAttic.com So as inventory is reduced on this site I will not be renewing. If you are looking for your favorite picture please go to the new site.

New Low Prices!!!!
Plus Bonus FREE SHIPPING within US

International Buyers welcome but due to the variety of sizes offered please submit custom request for more accurate shipping estimate. I will refund any overage >$1.50

Capturing moments in time...
Traveling the Midwestern states all the way to the Pacific shores has provided me a multitude of beautiful scenes to photograph. Lush fields, waving grains and the deserts of the true Wild West is my muse. Rusty tractors and abandoned buildings my inspiration. I love photographing the Rust, Dust and Nature steeped in Americana and the simple country life.

Looking for the old ButterflyInTheAttic? We've Moved to Bonanza. Please come visit me at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic

Please stop by my other shop http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.etsy.com where you will find many antique postcards that are over 100 years old along with more modern and even some handcrafted postcards.
and even more postcards at http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.com
So if you like what you find here please stop by and browse these other shops.
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Colleen Cornelius

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Colleen Cornelius

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My Passion for Photography & Appreciation of Vintage; My Country Life

During the early 70's Holmen Wisconsin was nothing more than a small town that included a feed store, several farms and a real general store. At that time many people would only take one trip a week into town to buy supplies. I can remember how I would beg to go into to town to break the monotony of my country life. I would find myself often boldly lying, promising that I would not ask for a thing if I could go.

I would hop into an enormous dark blue and white Ford truck and rumble down the dirt road as I plotted how I was going to convince my driver to buy me some candy. By the time we finished the slow 6 mile drive I had a plan; the key was not to mention wanting anything until the time was just right. Of course I would offer any assistance carrying items across the creaky wood floor of the general store. Arms full I would dutifully deposit our items on the small counter. As the clerk would pick up an item, find the price sticker and key the numbers manually one by one into the register, I slowly browsed the candy.

As if in deep thought I would pause over each one that I longed for, touched the package, picked it up and slowly examined each of them, hoping that my driver would notice. Unfortunately they were much too busy with their business, so I would resort to the "please, please..." tactic until the poor driver would grudgingly remove a quarter from a denim pocket.

Happily I would help carry our packages back to old farm truck and hop in with my handful of candies. Needless to say the next trip took a little more finesse to convince the driver to let me ride along but at that time this was my only access to town.

I grew up like many children that were raised on a farm; hard work, early mornings, and long days outside. If you had a moment of free time you made sure that you were not with in shouting range just in case a cow got out or something needed to be raked. So I spent many hours hanging around the creek and hiking the bluff behind our house.

Over the years my appreciation for the natural beauty of the flowers, trees, and even just the landscape grew. Curiosity about what the plants were used for drew me to study apothecary and herbology even as an early reader. Often during my exploration, something would catch my eye and I would find an arrow head or crystal.

Growing up in the country gave me a chance to develop a deep appreciation for simple things and to easily find the beauty in the gifts from nature and in everyday items. This has directed my passion for photography and capturing not only the beauty of nature but the beauty of our country. The hardy men and women working in the industrial age is what made our country great. Industry, the Gold Rush, Railroads and Production Lines built a strong and wealthy country.

Now much of what is left from those boom times has faded and been lost. Remnants of America's great trade and small mom and pop shops are left decaying and forgotten by most. But I do not see just Rust and Dust but I see the beauty of Americana.

At an early age I noticed a big difference between the items my Grandmother saved from before the 50's and the gradual change to all things becoming disposable. I realized quickly that this was not how I wanted to live and I started collecting vintage items at a very young age.

Over the years my Grandparents nurtured my collections and introduced me to the wonderful world of postcards. I quickly realized that I wanted to travel, not only to all of the beautiful places but through time. I wanted to go back in time where people appreciated saving a decorated coffee can or ornate syrup bottle. Thus my passion was ignited and the flame has never died.

I hope you love my photography as much as I do. Once you've finished browsing here, stop by my other shops. For vintage postcards go to www.PostcardsInTheAttic.etsy.com. My Bonanza shop, http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic, is filled to the brim with Vintage books, postcards, handcrafted items and much more.

My shops are my virtual general store

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  • Colleen Cornelius

    Owner, Treasure Hunter

    We have moved our vintage, digitals and handmades to Bonanza at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/ButterflyInTheAttic\ and http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic

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