October 28, 2011

La Mia Casa Romantic Country...and Me!

Hello everyone.  I have a little secret that I'm so excited to share with you today.  This past summer, which already seems like many months ago, I received the most wonderful email from the Italian publishing group, Tatillo Editrice, asking to feature my blog and photos in one of their magazines.

My article was just published in the November issue of La Mia Casa Romantic Country and I received a copy of the magazine last week.  Oh my goodness, I can't even tell you how happy I was to get that package in the mail and see my photographs in print.  Since most of us aren't lucky enough to live in the gorgeous country of Italy and would never see the magazine in person, I thought I'd give you a peek at how the whole thing came together.

I'm so excited and honored to have been included in such a pretty publication and I want to say a big thank you to everyone at the magazine...especially Cinzia.

I have another little bit of news to share with you, but I think I'll save that for next week.  Hope you have a great weekend!

xo Tricia

October 11, 2011

A Photo Prop and Some Flowers

A few weeks ago, just before the weather started to turn towards Fall, I decided to drag one of my favorite photo props, my wicker and bamboo bike, out to the backyard for a handful of photos while enjoying the last few days of warm weather.  To brighten things up amidst all the green, I added a few flowers with an Autumnish feel...pink, orange and red zinnias and some big ole sunflowers.

As much as I love the change of seasons, I sure am going to miss all the beautiful folliage and flowers.  They're so perfect for photographs.  Starting with this bunch of flowers, I'm once again making visits to the florist to buy flowers, rather than photographing the nature found in my own yard.

I'm joining up with Texture Tuesday again this week, so I've added Kim's warm sun texture to all of my photos...mostly just to soften and change the color tone of my shots.

Hope you're all having a good week so far!

Chat later ♥ Tricia

October 06, 2011

An Outdoor Autumn Table

Hello sweet people.  How has your week been?  We've been experiencing the most beautiful, sunshiny weather around here.  A glorious Indian Summer.  I've been taking every possible chance to enjoy it while it lasts.  Today, for instance, I gathered up a few little tidbits with some autumnish flavor and set about creating an outdoor table setting.

At the center of it all was an old grain sack and this plump grey-green pumpkin.  I love it's shape.  Does anyone know what variety it is?  I wish I knew.  Anyway, I just combined it with some red pears, hydrangeas and a few little berries from my crabapple tree.

I got a little help from Mother Nature.  It was nice and breezy while I was doing all my arranging.  Leaves were blowing every which way, floating down to my table...giving it a nice natural look.

I still need to do some indoor decorating, maybe I'll focus on that next week...when it's supposed to be raining.  Enjoy your weekend!