Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rustic Easter wreath

I finally took down the evergreen and magnolia wreath that had been on the front porch since December and replaced it with one for spring. 

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Collecting Wedgwood creamware

The very first china pattern I ever chose was Wedgwood "Queen's Plain." I wanted something neutral for everyday that I could use for years and years that would go with everything. In retrospect, that was a very good decision.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Random Saturday

My 11 year old had a birthday sleepover last night, and, since I cleaned yesterday, it was nice to wake up to a clean house this morning. 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The easy way to get a chandelier where you want it...

I have always loved sparkly chandeliers, but never had one until last year when I sold the fixture I had to buy the one now hanging over my grand piano. I have since added several more in the kitchen and living room. 

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Canon 5D Mark II...oh how I love you:-)

The more I am drawn to the nitty gritty details of photography, the more I wanted to try out a Canon 5D Mark II, full frame camera. I am lucky enough to have a talented neighbor, Regina Holder, who just happens to be a professional photographer, and who was gracious enough to let me borrow her Canon 5D Mark II:-)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shelf styling, snow and photographers

One thing I do not regret is taking out a hanging cabinet in the kitchen when we made the wormy chestnut countertops. 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Today is my parent's wedding anniversary.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Listening to the radio...

Everybody knows I have a big thing for vintage...everything --from art, furniture, books, silver and Christmas decor all the way to electronics and old calendars. My heart skipped a beat when I ran across this vintage radio while casually strolling through a local indoor flea market. 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

10 tips for better photographs

Having wanted to throw my camera off a cliff struggled with the technical aspect of photography, especially, I have now come to really enjoy tolerate pushing my camera to the limit. I have learned firsthand if you can't take a good photo with the camera you already have, you won't be able to take a good photo with a better camera.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Watermarking photos and responding to criticism...

I started blogging over four years ago because I wanted to learn the art of tablescaping. I had been posting photos of my home and decor at HGTV's Rate My Space and really had gotten tired of the mean and nasty comments people would routinely leave, not just for me but for others as well. Blogging seemed to be such an encouraging and positive community. And it has been. 

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