March 27, 2012

Hello, My Pretty...


Hello everyone. Well, if you've had a yearning to see some pretty pastel cups and rosy pink flowers, then today is your day, since that what I have cookin'. 

Last week I made a stop at one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie, where I spied these turquoise beauties. They have a stamped pattern and a crazed, crackly finish and, let's just say, they called out my name.  Can't you just see yourself sipping a tasty drink from one of these?  Me too...along with something delicious to nibble on, of course.


Since my mind spends a lot of time focusing on photography, props and the like, I knew these cups would be perfect for some photos. I paired them with some ranunculus, which is one of my favorite springtime flowers.


As I started styling everything, the petals began to fall from some of the blooms.  I often find that when I just let things evolve naturally with my photos things seem to turn out better than when I give it too much thought. Do you find that to be the case for you too?


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who left their condolences on the passing of my grandpa.  Your kind and thoughtful words mean so much to me. I've gotten a little behind in my visiting, but I hope to be around soon.

I hope you're all having a good week thus far.

xo  Tricia


I'm sharing my post at:
Texture Tuesday: The Pink Edition (using Kim's subtly yours texture)
Wow Us Wednesday

108 comments:

  1. Oh what a beauty...
    both the cups and the roses ♥

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  2. Amazing colors!
    Just love these pics;)

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  3. Im so sorry about the passing of your grampa. Your post about him was so sweet my friend. LOVING your beautiful photos..you have a talent for sure!! xoxoxo

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  4. Stunning photos, I wish I could take photos like these!

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  5. Oh... just wunderfull!!!!!

    hugs Sylvia

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  6. Where do people find these fabulous ranunculus??? Oh, these shots are wonderful, Tricia! And those fabulous cups....

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  7. This is just the prettiest post you have ever done! The flowers, the cups {I'm ready to run off to Antropologie!} Your styling is always so perfect, magazine worthy!

    I hope you have a lovely week, Tricia!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Wonderful photo set. The teacups drew me in immediately.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful ranunculus and Anthro cups, they are a divine combination!
    Morwenna ♥

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  10. Amazing shots! It is just like dream...:) Beautiful tea cups.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. These are SO beautiful and I'm always so envy about your light conditions in your house. These look like professional styling pictures (or maybe you are pro, don't know). Really really beautiful .
    Hugs
    Henrietta

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  12. absolutely beautiful...I'm sure you needed the dose of beauty at this time...
    I'm so very sorry for your loss Tricia...how very sad...but your memories are also beautiful

    God bless you and your family...and him,
    Anne Marie

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  13. beautiful, just love the cups!

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  14. I had never seen ranuculus before last year and now I'm seeing them all over the stores. I have to get me some. Love those turquoise cups!

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  15. Happy Spring, Tricia! Love your stunning Ranunculus and beautiful turquoise cups. Lovely captures and processing! Enjoy your day! :)

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  16. Wow, such beautiful images, I love all the component parts, pink, blue, ranunculas, teacups! and together they're soo wonderful, great images as always :)

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  17. so so pretty......all of them!

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  18. Your photos and styling are as gorgeous as always! You are such a talented lady!

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  19. gorgeous!!!! those cups are so cute. so sorry about your grandpa. i am thinking of you.

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  20. These photos are some of my favorites! All of my favorite colors, flowers and wonderful teacups!

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  21. Amazing photos..so lovely ranunculus and cups..Hugs Nely!

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  22. I'm sure you could take the ugliest thing and turn it into something of beauty with your camera... :)

    The colors you captured are amazing - I love how they're soft and faded. I happen to be going to anthropology today...a long awaited trip!

    Hope you are doing well!

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  23. These are so luscious and dreamy - wow. Beautiful photography! Anthropologie is my favorite store in the whole world... :)

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  24. A beautiful series of shots. Love them all.

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  25. Ranunculus are my favorite flower, and paired with the Anthropologie cups make for a beautiful display. So nice to see, now that our weather has turned cold again!

    We had our flower order ready to go for our youngest daughter's October wedding with orange Ranunculus being the star of the show. THEN we were told the cost would be astronomical because the flowers were "out of season". In the end, we had to settle for orange tea roses with bright green berries. Sigh.

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  26. Lovely, lovely photos! The pink and aqua are so wonderful together. I adore your new mugs. They make me wish I drank coffee so I had a reason to go get some for myself. :)

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  27. Your pictures are amazing Tricia!!

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  28. Just beautiful and so sorry for your loss. I missed that post.

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  29. Hi Tricia!
    That is soooo beautiful !!!
    Just great!!!
    Love,
    Elvira

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  30. Gorgeous images, love them all. So sorry to hear about your grandpa, hugs.

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  31. Gorgeous, I love the petals!

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  32. hello, pretty wonderful!
    so lovely...so welcome Spring!
    ~Lynne
    .w/L.

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  33. wow! very lovely and pretty shots

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  34. Gorgeous cups and photos Tricia. I was so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. You wrote such a beautiful post. I'm sure he would have loved it.

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  35. I love those cups, truly. I've been in love with turquoise and the pattern in the cups make them that much better. What a happy find!

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  36. Sweetie these are so so beautiful! I love the mugs that you picked up and the way you used them with those gorgeous flowers. YOU are a natural.
    xoxo

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  37. Yes the cups are gorgeous, I wish I could drop by to have a cup of something with you :)
    Tricia, your work is amazing; this series is full of poetry and beauty, and prettiness .... Do you ever do anything a ugly?
    I'm just such a great fan...
    X Sandra

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  38. Hello, new to your blog. Beautiful photos!

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  39. Oh Tricia, this series is just over-the-top stunning. Love those sweet cups, I may have to make a trip to Anthropology

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  40. So soft & dreamy! Your photos are always so very beautiful:)

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  41. Tricia, these photographs are truly so beautiful. Such wonderful spring colors, and I do love those cups. You have a truly wonderful talent in composing your images!

    Sending you wishes for a fantastic week ahead!

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  42. be still my beating heart.... i could not LOVE this more.....

    brilliant you!!

    thank you for sharing at TT....xo

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  43. and thank you for having captcha turned off.... it's been driving me crazy today... so hard to comment when you have to type the crazy words....

    xo

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  44. YOur pics are so pretty Tricia~ Thanks for sharing those beautiful images:)
    Hope you have a wonderful Day
    ~Cheryl

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  45. always such gorgeous styling~

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  46. I'm a huge fan of yours! Pink is my favourite color and I'm so excited to study all these wonderful pink pictures today :) Your shot is without a question - the most beautiful one ♥

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  47. Beautiful Tricia...also one of my favorites! Love the new look!

    Tiffany

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  48. What lovely photos.

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  49. Visiting from KK TT, your post is beautiful x

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  50. Tricia, lovely! You have to post a photo on my new link-up blog.."Photo not Included"...you take such awesome photos! Laurel

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  51. these are so beautiful, I just love those flowers!!!

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  52. Hi Tricia! Pink isn't usually one of my favorite colors, but when I see your beautiful photos, it's hard not to love it. Cute cups, great find. Have a great Spring day! :)

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  53. Hi Tricia,
    Your photos are fabulous! I tried to grow Ranunculus because I love them, but alas, they do not do well here in Georgia. Oh well, I can enjoy yours.

    ♥charlotte

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  54. Absolutely beautiful! Your photos are so amazing!

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  55. So so lovely !
    Beautiful flowers and the cups are gorgeous !
    Sorry to hear about your grandfather, my thoughts are with you ...
    Nice week,
    Sylvia

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  56. I like the new cups - what a great colour for spring!

    And I absolutely love your photos - amazing!

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  57. Beautiful photographs. I am greeting

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  58. What gorgeous work you show here on your blog!! Just beautiful!!

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  59. Love the delicate green! So Soft!
    Lovely shots!
    hughugs

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  60. I love those cups, what a pretty color :)Beautifully done, love the subtle texture...

    seen in Kim's Café

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  61. Beautiful!!! Both the cups and the flowers. I wish I knew where to et some of these. The local places don't sell them. Maybe Trader Joes???

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  62. Beautiful work! I love the pale colors.

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  63. oh my ... you have taken my breath away
    with each and every photo ...
    you have a most delicate touch ...
    thank you : )
    pg

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  64. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  65. OMG...these photos are to die for! Just beautiful!

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  66. Very beautiful photos...you are so talented/ Maria

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  67. Such beautiful photos, the flowers and the cup just love them!!

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  68. Would love to rush out and buy something so pretty to drink from and create such beautiful art with, but at my store there would be a cup w/a John Deere tractor on it!

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  69. love love love LOVE ranunculus. fabulous photos - your eye is such a gift!! xoxo

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  70. So sorry to hear of your grandpa's passing, Tricia. I know he will be missed.

    Loving the cups! The color is perfect. Wonderful captures, dear. :)

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  71. Your photos never disappoint! So gorgeous, the sense of light and composition... fabulous. So sorry to hear of your grandpa's passing. My condolences. -Al

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  72. So, so beautiful! I tried to pick my favorite of your photos, but it was just too hard!

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  73. Tricia, I love looking at your images. Those cups and flowers are a perfect combination.

    I'm so sorry to hear the sad news of your Grandpa's passing.

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  74. Pretty, pretty. What a score. Only you could make a pretty cup gorgeous! Love your photos.

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  75. Ohhhhh... Those cups look lovely. I just love sipping my coffee out of a pretty cup.. I do believe it taste better that way! I just love your soft photos.. So pretty! I hope you are enjoying your week so far!

    Hugs, Linda

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  76. The pictures are gorgeous! So delicate and lovely. Quite wonderfully photographed.
    Thanks for your letter. Come visit me soon ... I'm looking forward.
    Greetings Dear Rosalie ∙ ∙ ♥ ♥ ∙ ∙

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  77. These are such beautiful images - love how you have set them up. Lovely!!!!

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  78. Your picture are amazing as ever.
    And i sure like the cups.
    Have a great week, Sandra

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  79. You never cease to amaze me with your bautiful photos! I LOVE the colors of your cups paired with the beautiful flowers...just lovely!

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  80. Lovely photos, as usual!
    I'm a big fan of your blog:)

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  81. Hello beautiful shades of blue and pink.........You should do make a book of all your pretties.

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  82. What BEAUTIFUL cups - such a gorgeous colour, and the way that you've photographed them is stunning. Personally, I can never get enough cups, flowers OR pretty colours, so if that's what's on offer - I'll be first in line every time! Lovely to have found your blog via a comment on Modern Country Style. We share a love of Stella Mccartney's garden - I just did a post with that amazing front door with the wisteria - totally gorgeous! x

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  83. Oh my, your photos are so beautiful! And I love your banner too!

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  84. Ooooo! Those bowls are lovely! You're so right... they are the perfect partner for the ranunculus. I find the same thing when I'm photographing... the less I try to manipulate the better. The fallen petals in your shots look divine.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  85. Tricia,

    What a coincidence! I posted about Anthropologie pretty bowls/plates this week. I love the ones you picked out.

    The pics are fabulous! Tricia, I've been just waiting to buy camera, can't wait!! I had to buy a different sewing machine, so my money went toward that. I'm going to wait until I move away, then nothing will stop me!

    I have a giveaway, hope you can participate!

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  86. Tricia...
    Been a bit behind in my visits.
    Condolences on the passing of your Grampa.

    Your photos are sweet bliss...Ranunculus are just the sweetest start to this season!
    And paired with these amazing cups are so dreamy!
    Thanks for making my day!

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  87. Oh it's just so lovely. The flowers paired with the color of the cups are gorgeous! You're very talented at photography.

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  88. Oh, Tricia....I was so sorry to hear about your sweet grandpa. Praying that each day brings you comfort. ♥

    I think I'm going to have to start stopping by the Anthro site more often. Those cups are so pretty! And what a perfect vignette with the ranunculus.

    Sending you hugs, sweetie.

    xoxo laurie

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  89. Wow, these images are divine. Sorry to hear about your loss. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays.

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  90. Love the beautiful cups...such a pretty glaze! The ranunculus flowers are such a soft and lovely color, too~ wonderful photos, Tricia!

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  91. Just gorgeous photos! I love those cups, they are the perfect color in the pictures.

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  92. Your sweet comment made my day:)

    Tiffany

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  93. I am sorry to hear about your grandpa. Mine passed away 11 years ago and I still miss him.
    Anyway, I love that cup! I bought something similar last week. Your cup makes a lovely picture with those flowers. Beautiful photographs as always!

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  94. These buttercup flowers has wonderful colors!!! I like it.
    Your words about your grandpa touched me deeply...

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  95. Lovely photos, Tricia – the soft blue of the cups is so spring-like and darling with the ranunculus. And yes, it's often better to not manipulate the props too much – in the end it makes a more natural and beautiful composition.

    And the photos you created on your last post as a tribute to your Grandfather are among your very best, I think. So full of emotion.

    Happy spring and looking forward to more of your blossom photos!

    xo

    – g

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  96. Oh my everything about these photos are beautiful! Loving the new cups you found and those are my favorite flowers too! They just need a prettier name. It just doesn't fit their beauty. You should think about selling copies of those photos. They would make lovely notecards ;)

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  97. Yes, the cups look wonderful.

    Kelly

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  98. The colors in your photos are delicious!!!!

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  99. The colors in your photos are delicious!!!!

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  100. So beautiful, I love the colour and design of your cups. Together with the Ranunculus, gorgeous!

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  101. These are oh so beautiful.

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  102. Ooooooh! I LOVE these cups!!

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