Flowers, Clothespins and Cards

Hello there.  Hope you had a nice long weekend.  Mine was good…just a little of this and a little of that.  My son starts back to school today, so I’m looking forward to having a routine and getting back into blogging a bit more.  I always feel like I’m going every which way during the summer, don’t you?
Anyway, I thought I’d take some photos of a few odds and ends.  Nothing that really goes together, yet some how does, if you know what I mean.  I gathered up some old postcards, a tole letter holder, a grainsack and, of all things, clothespins.  Of course, I had to add some flowers too, hydrangeas, since I have an abundance of them…and just so ya know, I’m sure there will be more to come in another post or two 🙂
I’m joining up with Kathleen’s White Wednesday and also Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday since I haven’t linked up to a photo party in awhile.  I’d like to take part in more photo challenges to improve my photography and editing skills…there’s so much to learn and not enough time.
All of these photos have three layers of Kim’s cracker jack texture in hue, darken and soft light.  I also used the milk and honey action from Florabella.  I’ve never tried using hue to adjust a texture before, soft light is my usual mode, but I thought I’d mix it up a little today.  I like how everything came out with a nice crackly vintage look.  The first and last photos are my favorites.
Well, that’s that.  I’ll be back later this week, so until then…have a good one 🙂
xo Tricia
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  • Cedar

    So beautiful and peaceful! I am very impressed with your ability to throw together some things and make a beautiful photo with it! I love them all, but the second one all white is really soothing to me!

    September 6, 2011 at 5:22 am Reply

    Gorgeous photos! You need to submit these to Stampington's Life magazine! I can't pick a favorite – I love them all! And I agree that participating in a challenge forces us to make time to learn and improve our skills. Cheers

    September 6, 2011 at 5:29 am Reply
  • letrecivette

    This is not stunning!!Whata wonderful pics !Gorgeous photos! Have a great week!

    September 6, 2011 at 5:36 am Reply
  • French and Sparrow

    I agree with you….both the first and last photos are absolutely stunning!
    They would look lovely on a canvas or framed in a vintage white frame!
    Enjoy your week, Kerry

    September 6, 2011 at 5:43 am Reply
  • Evelyn

    All very beautiful images!

    September 6, 2011 at 5:55 am Reply
  • Blueberry

    Amazing pictures! greetings, Ira

    September 6, 2011 at 6:02 am Reply
  • elizabeth

    Oh my…your photos just get better and better…so very lovely!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Linda

    Just BEAUTIFUL, Tricia! You really have an eye for composition and color!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:09 am Reply
  • A Box of Chocolates

    every shot is gorgeous Tricia, the textures work so well with all your bits and bobs absolutely beautiful.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:14 am Reply
  • Desirae R

    These are all so beautiful and soft!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:19 am Reply
  • Georgianna

    Fabulous photos! And great styling! 🙂 Really, really beautiful. Glad you are having fun playing around with the textures and blend modes, too. That's how the best images are created. xo – g

    September 6, 2011 at 6:21 am Reply
  • Sweet Young Journey

    Hi Tricia! First I have to tell you how stunning and absolutely beautiful your photos are!
    so I really miss stopping by your blog and seeing what you've up to…. I can't wait to catch up on your posts! August really had me going in every direction!
    I hope you had a wonderful end to your summer!
    xo Cheryl

    September 6, 2011 at 6:23 am Reply
  • Pünktchen

    absolutely beautiful!!


    September 6, 2011 at 6:36 am Reply
  • johanna

    the combination of clothespins and hydrangeas gives such a nostalgic feeling… perfect editing!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:37 am Reply
  • Très Julie

    Wonderful pictures!
    Thank You!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:52 am Reply
  • Jo Williams Photography

    What a wonderful collection of photo's, I love them all. Such simplicity and beauty.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:52 am Reply
  • AJ

    Beautiful post…love the soft tones!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:55 am Reply
  • Bente

    Love the photos. Gorgeous.

    Hugs Bente

    September 6, 2011 at 7:20 am Reply
  • hannah

    What a sweet combination. So pure.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Ruth

    These are all wonderful! Great to visit your blog and see some amazing work 🙂

    September 6, 2011 at 8:33 am Reply
  • Nadege,

    Gorgeous composition, so soft, with the vintage look. Love them all.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:30 am Reply
  • Jenni

    They are all stunning and so nicely favorite is the last with just a little touch of color.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Kia

    I really love what you have done here, looks so soft and gorgeous! 🙂

    September 6, 2011 at 10:03 am Reply
  • Lauri

    Your photographs are really lovely and I like your subtle use of texture to enhance them. They are truly special.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Gardening in a Sandbox

    I love how you put all these pieces together for a wonderful combination. Love the focus and the texture. V

    September 6, 2011 at 10:41 am Reply
  • Páginas de Rose

    The photos clearly show our feelings.
    Nice knowing you.



    September 6, 2011 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Denise

    I just love your style…….they are all my favoritie!!! So gorgeous and so vintage!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Pam

    Gorgeous as always. I have to agree with you, I think I love that last one the most. I am so behind on using Kim's textures, but I should have more time to play around with them now that my son is back in school.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Alice

    Your photos are beautiful! I especially love the one with the hydrangeas on the old book.

    Our kids have been back in school since the middle of August, yet I still feel like I'm going all the time.

    Enjoy your week!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • Mary @ Redo 101

    Stunning pictures. I'd buy a print of the one with the flowers/clothespins. Really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the beauty, and have fun with your photography!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • d e l i g h t

    Lovely photographs! The combination of those three elements is perfect!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Grammy Goodwill

    What lovely pictures.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • traci

    gorgeous girl. i am loving that crackerjack texture. need to check into that. have a great day.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm Reply
  • Sarah. . .myyellowhouse

    I am always in awe of your photos! I study them but can't seem to get mine even half as good! Love how you can just "throw things together" and have it all be so beautiful.
    Enjoy the new routine with your days. I remember how nice but odd and quiet it was the first week the kids went back to school. I definately look forward to you blogging more ~
    xo sarah

    September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

    I don't know how you could improve your photography. I wish I knew how to get gorgeous ones like yours.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • michelle

    Tricia these are just gorgeous! So soft and I love the textures.
    I hope all went well today with the kids, I just put my little one on the bus for the first time, kind of sad but he was so excited! 🙂
    Enjoy your day and week!

    September 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm Reply
  • Gwendolyn

    Hello Tricia ,
    Your photography is so gorgeous! I love the colors and textures so much.
    Blessings and hugs~

    September 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Zondra Art

    Beautiful and very stunning photos, I lake it!

    Have a nice day:)

    September 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Sandra van Doorn

    these pictures are stunning!
    xo sandra

    September 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    So pretty. Beautiful application of the textures and such soothing colors.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    Just lovely..your composition is always perfect!


    September 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • Rachel Pallas

    ~B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~ xo Rachel

    September 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    Tricia, your images are always so lovely, you must have a beautiful soul!!

    September 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Cristina

    Queste foto sono meravigliose e danno un gran senso di tranquillità e del passato. Brava! Ciao Cri : )

    September 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm Reply
  • IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life

    They are Gorgeous…breathtaking!!!!
    Love them all!

    September 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Deborah

    Tricia you always the most gorgeous way of photographing the simple things. I love it!
    These are so very pretty!
    Love your hydrangeas and your clothespins and books and all of it! 🙂
    I hope you are framing these!!!

    Deborah xoxo

    September 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • Barb

    Are you kidding? you could teach a class on beautiful photography and use of textures as well as composition and still life photos – I adore your work!

    September 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    Gorgeous photos Tricia. I love the hydrangeas and the green pot in the last shot is so pretty!

    September 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    These are all breathtaking. My personal fave is the one of the hydrangeas on the book with a few stray blooms on the wooden table. Your photography style is so gorgeous.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • Sharing Shadymont

    Beautiful photography. Love all of them. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous. Love the delicate look you captured.


    September 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Rosie@leavesnbloom

    You always have the most beautiful still life photographs – your work is inspiring Rosy. Sorry that I don't get over here often enough to keep up to date on your posts but hopefully I'll have more time during the winter when the garden doesn't demand so much of my attention.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • Sherrie St. Hilaire

    Hi! Over from Texture Tuesday…your blog is fabulous! Your images are so beautiful! I'm loving my visit!

    September 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • erin

    so pretty!!! i have just been catching up with your bloggy and am so sorry to hear of the loss of your kitty. it is hard to lose a part of the family. also, i just love the series of pictures at the lake…your little girl is adorable and i just love her interest in the great outdoors. oh and i have the very same cowlick on my forehead as her!! all of your images are always so dreamy!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Shannon

    Gorgeous photos! Perfect peacefulness I needed this morning 🙂
    Thank You!

    September 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm Reply
  • Pat

    I'm speechless – your compositions are fabulous!

    September 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • camelia danielescu

    I really L O V E this pictures .
    The composition , the tones , everything is gorgeus ! 🙂

    September 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • Amy Kinser

    Hey girl! I really know nothing about photography except for what I love. And, I always love the pictures you take. Do you hang your photos on your walls? You should…

    September 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    Can I just say how amazing these are?
    These are magazine beautiful…seriously…
    and the 2nd one…should be blown up and hung!

    September 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm Reply
  • Marilyn

    I like what you did with a few supposedly disparate elements. The pictures are lovely and they are great for the textures.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm Reply
  • Godelieve

    Wow, I'm impressed! These are gorgeous.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:34 pm Reply
  • Val

    100 percent gorgeous!!

    September 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Secret Garden Cottage

    Love all the texture in these photos, Tricia, and the crackling effect that you applied to them… very pretty. 🙂
    Hope you're having a great day, my friend!
    hugs ♥ Jo

    September 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • Pat Mark

    All of these are so beautiful. The elements though not really connected blend together to make pleasing shots. Love all of them.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    Sorry about the prior removal of a comment…had a big typo!

    What I wanted to type was:

    Oh, such lovely images! Great arrangements, composition, lighting and processing! Truly, these are inspiring pictures.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm Reply
  • lisa

    These are such beautiful photographs Tricia. Each composition is truly perfection!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm Reply
  • Heaven's Walk

    Hey Tricia – Your photos are always so breathtakingly beautiful. They tell a story in soft and dreamy way. Have you considered a career in photography…? 🙂

    xoxo laurie

    September 7, 2011 at 12:30 am Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor

    Lovely images, as always.
    The flower is stunning.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:44 am Reply
  • A Cozy Cottage in the City

    Your pictures are always so exquisite, to say the least!!! I love the rustic & natural look that these photos convey!!!


    September 7, 2011 at 1:07 am Reply
  • Kathy

    So elegant…the texture added just enough vintage feel to them. Nice shots too.


    September 7, 2011 at 1:12 am Reply
  • Liz



    September 7, 2011 at 2:32 am Reply
  • Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage

    Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 2:40 am Reply
  • Michelle

    Simplicity at it's finest! Love them. Joined your blog following, love your images and style.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:54 am Reply
  • Rosemary@villabarnes

    Simple and elegant. Love the colors.

    September 7, 2011 at 4:16 am Reply
  • geetlee

    these are absolutely beautiful! I love the softness of all the shots

    September 7, 2011 at 6:06 am Reply
  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    Hey lovely girl,

    I bet you could launch yourself as a 'real' photographer if you wanted. Your photos are really and truly outstanding – everything is perfect. Coming to your blog is like entering another, perfect world.

    I think these are some of your best yet.


    September 7, 2011 at 7:57 am Reply
  • Karen

    You are amazing! I would never have thought to photograph clothespins like that. You made the ordinary look just beautiful!

    September 7, 2011 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Cindy

    Your photos are so beautiful! I love the teal colored pail with the clothespins. So lovely!

    September 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    So lovely; wish
    I could wrap my
    brain around PS
    so I could play
    with textures, too!
    I need a PS for
    Dummies course, I
    think : ) Your lake
    pics were also so
    soft and sweet….
    Thanks for sharing
    your talents, Tricia!
    xx Suzanne

    September 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes

    What is there left to say except to repeat how beautiful your photos are! You are a very gifted lady and use your talent well. You capture the soft, dreamy, romantic look that most of us wish we could achieve in decorating and photography. Shannon

    September 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • ImSoVintage

    Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. I am a happy new follower from White Wednesday.

    September 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Barbara

    Just lovely! I am here through Texture Tuesday. I adore hydrangeas. The little bits and pieces you have added to them give such a vintage, romantic look.

    September 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm Reply
  • Bella Bliss

    Beautiful photo's!! Great job and love the textures that were put onto them!! Wonderful, have a nice day…

    Ciao Bella!!

    September 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm Reply
  • kelly

    Lovely photo, Tricia

    September 8, 2011 at 3:08 am Reply
  • Tereza

    beautiful, I want to get photoshop and these beautiful editing tools!!!!

    September 8, 2011 at 4:09 am Reply
  • Glycine blanche

    Magnifiques photos. Merci !

    September 8, 2011 at 11:12 am Reply
  • Bohemian

    Your Photography, especially your Talent for the killer Close-Up, is always so beautiful and inspires me to get better at the Art of Photography! These Photos are stunning…

    Dawn… The Bohemian

    September 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm Reply
  • Jennifer S.

    Your photos are so beautiful.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:55 am Reply
  • Nikki

    Your images are stunning. All the elements come together so perfectly. Truly inspiring work.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:05 am Reply
  • Sylvia

    Your blog has always put me at ease in a very gentle way …Stunning photography as always and so much style !!!

    September 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Bella Vista Cottage

    Simply stunning!


    September 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • trumatter

    Just wanted to tell that I loved you blog and the effects you've used. 🙂 They look fabulous

    September 10, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply
  • K. Ross

    Came upon your blog by chance. Who would EVER think to put old clothespins together with hydrangeas and get such a gorgeous combination! Wow — what a creative mind. Thank you for sharing!

    September 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • Rosemary Aubut

    Simply gorgeous! Love everything about this post!

    September 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    Very pretty Tricia! My favorite is the one with the hydrangeas on the book! But really all just lovely!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week-end.

    September 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Cathy

    it looks like you rocked the Texture Tuesdays challenge. the textures turned out lovely.

    September 11, 2011 at 6:47 am Reply
  • Barbara Jean

    sweet and beautiful post.

    thank you

    barbara jean

    September 12, 2011 at 5:05 am Reply
  • Linda R.

    WOW!! I am always speechless when I pop in here.. Your photos are so amazing..

    Hugs, Linda

    September 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    Gorgeous pics, as always! Love the hydrangeas on the book.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • animal print gal

    There is a feeling and a heart in your pictures… Thank your for sharing them with us!

    October 26, 2011 at 12:18 am Reply
  • My Sparrows Nest

    Just found you via Pinterest. Beautiful hydrangeas and styling! Lovely!!!!!

    March 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm Reply
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