April 26, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Oh happy day! It's Tuesday already, can you believe it?

Did you have a spectacular Easter? Mine was quite lovely...thank you for asking. I ate lots and lots and then ate some more...mostly sweets, which I am now regretting, by the way. I think that I'll have to start doing some posts about exercising or something of that nature to get myself back on track!


No exercise posts today though, instead I thought I'd just put up a put up few photos that I added some texture to and visit with you a bit.  It's Kim Klassen's Serendipity texture, in case you were wondering.  It has a nice, worn, vintage look that I think goes well with the things in my photos...like these little opera glasses.

Aren't they the prettiest thing? I can't recall where I got them. Oh wait, it may have been at an auction. Yes...that seems right. I think they look so nice paired with that vintage book too. And you know, I can't really remember when or where I got that either. Are you like that...acquiring things and then never remembering anything about them?



I always love it when I buy something old and there's a little bit of a story behind it. I have an antique table that came with a little note saying that it was from the Pillsbury mansion.  It makes me think of the Dough Boy.  My heart also goes a little pitter-patter when I find a beautiful old book that's adorned with handwriting inside it's covers...someone's name or a note about it being a gift.  It makes it feel like it was loved and a little bit special.  Do you have any old, vintage things you've found with a story behind them?

Well lovely people, that's all I have to share for today.  I think there's a cookie upstairs calling my name...kidding...no not really ;)  I hope you're having a wonderful week!

 ♥ Tricia

I'm sharing this post at Texture Tuesday and the Live Every Moment Photo Challenge.

55 comments:

  1. I love the serene atmosphere of your blog. Wonderful photos and your edits made them all the more attractive....enjoy your week!

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  2. Your images are incredibly lovely! I so love vintage things...you've inspired me to take a few photos of my things that are lying around. Thank you for your inspiration! xoxo

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  3. Your photographs are magnificent, and what you do with textures is brilliant. A total inspiration.
    Karen

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  4. Very pretty! I love the opera glasses! Beautiful!

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  5. I just love those photos! I ate too much too! Didn't have any sweets though, which is good!

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  6. Binoculars are so cute, pretty and wonderful, they are like lace:)
    Our easter here in Finland was perfect. I think we even broke broke some record it was so warm and sunny and it is just April, normally it is not so warm here.
    Really beautiful ranunculus shot with the letter, you always manage to shoot so romantic pictures:)
    Now I have to start backing I'm leaving to Tuscany, Italy tomorrow.

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  7. It is like holiday, when I look in your blog.
    I will come back soon!

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  8. oh my gosh. gorgeous images. i think holidays were made for eating. that's the fun of it. have a great day.

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  9. I'm loving your images...ALWAYS

    you have something beautiful to share with us in every single post of yours.

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  10. Your images are beautiful, the textures add the perfect touch.

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  11. Such beautiful pictures. I love old things, especially ones with stories!

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  12. I ate too much too. lol. Love the subtleness of the texture. Great job.

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  13. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful

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  14. fotogran4/26/2011

    As always your images are delightful. I do enjoy seeing them.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  16. Beautiful photos Tricia. Love those opera glasses. They have lovely detail.

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  17. Trisha, what beautiful images you've taken. I think I am becoming an addict-of your blog.
    Just the most beautiful photos. You're an amazing photographer and stylist.
    Hope you'll stop by this week, we're having a little giveaway. xxx tami

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  18. Anonymous4/26/2011

    So sweet....this should be a cherished piece for you. Love the flower and script! Aren't Kim's textures just the bomb?

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  19. Beautiful images Tricia!;) Glad you had a wonderful Easter and glad Im not the only one who had too much sweets!!! Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  20. Stunning! The first photo is breathtaking. Lovely vignette - and what a perfect flower.

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  21. These look really beautiful - I love the second one.

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful post...what pretty little opera glasses, very elegant. Have a great day!

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  23. beautifully done the photo itself is awesome add the texture and bravo

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  24. Very pretty! I have a pair of opera glasses that belonged to my grandmother ~ love them ♥

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  25. Oh wow... love all the pics! I think you will win the Kim Klassen give away! :)

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  26. really BEAUTIFUL work!! and such a lovely blog - so glad I found you!!

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  27. These are just wonderful! Makes me want to go out and search for beautiful vintage finds!

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  28. Amazing photos, Tricia! I just love seeing how Kim's textures are used! Now......if I could only learn how to use them..... lol! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  29. As always, Tricia, there is fabulous romance in all your photos!

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  30. Breathtaking! I actually usually remember where I get my treasures but can't remember appointments or what we did last week. Kinda scary.

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  31. so delicate and romantic... lovely :) caugh my eye at Kim's Café...

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  32. Just beautiful! Love the look! The blue and canvas colors work well together!

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  33. Love your photos!!
    Those opera glasses are just stunning!!

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  34. Hello my lovely,

    You've always had such an eye for photography, Tricia, even before you got your new camera - but it's just taken off sky high in the last few months. Go you!!

    Sarahx

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  35. Love those opera glasses. Don't you wonder what their story is? Some fancy lady using them at the opera way back when. Don't you see her sitting there with long gloves and a gorgeous dress? Your picturs look amazing. Glad your Easter was lovely.

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  36. I love what Kim's textures did for your beautiful photo.

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  37. Your photos are incredible!

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  38. So pretty Tricia!
    Dont tell me you have a sweet tooth ..actually, DO tell me, and I wont feel like the only one who struggles with it!! lol
    Did you say cookie? hehe :)
    Do you have to have Photoshop to use those textures?
    They are gorgeous!!

    Deborah xoxo

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  39. Hi Tricia!

    Happy to hear you had a nice Easter. I'll be following along with your workout blog plan :) I'm feeling candy coated... like you shared in the past. Too funny!

    I do love the history and loved feeling of old treasures. Especially, vintage postcards and books. You've done a great job with the texture and capturing a mood! Beautiful!

    Enjoy the week! XO

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  40. Lovely photos, especially the last one with the touch of turquoise in the center of the flower. I feel your joy and your pain about the sweets. I made a carrot cake and no joke, I ate a third of it myself. It was the first time I've made it and it was SINFUL!

    ~Tara

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  41. Hi Tricia! Once again your photos are stunning my friend! I love the old opera glasses, they are gorgeous. I also love finding things that have been treasured and well loved, they just seem to mean more and I think about what that person what like or what they did. :)
    I am with you on the exercise thing too, WAY too many sweets this weekend. :) I am so glad you had a wonderful Easter. :)
    XO

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  42. oh my gosh... i adore these images...beautiful comp and processing... full of loveliness....

    xxo, kim
    p.s. thanks for linking up with TT. :)

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  43. This is a lovely post, Tricia...your photos are gorgeous! It's funny, being a vintage dealer, I usually know exactly where I bought everything I have and even how much I paid for it...and yes, I love knowing the story behind an old piece!

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  44. These photos are so pretty. I love the subtle texture.

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  45. These are beautiful! I love the texture and your processing is awesome.

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  46. Hi Tricia! Your photos are gorgeous and have so much character. I LOVE old books too, especially when they have someone's handwriting inside. I find that in the older days, so many more people took the time to learn beautiful handwriting skills. I love that knowing every word they wrote was their special way of communicating and sending a part of themselves to a family member or friend. Something in that history is so romantic.

    Life has been crazy lately and I'm sorry I haven't had time to stop by and see you. Things are settling down more now. I've missed you.

    Lee Ann

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  47. Love your work...so pretty!

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  48. you take the best pictures girl!!

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  49. Beautiful! I love the use of those textures here!

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  50. Those roses are so beautiful! So soft!

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  51. Just gorgeous, every single photo. The textures are perfect. Thanks for joining in :)

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