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!
 â™¥ Tricia
I’m sharing this post at Texture Tuesday and the Live Every Moment Photo Challenge.
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  • Cat & Cricket

    Absolutely stunning.

    April 26, 2011 at 5:48 am Reply
  • Mirage

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

    April 26, 2011 at 5:50 am Reply
  • ArtsyCanvasGirl

    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

    April 26, 2011 at 5:53 am Reply
  • KarenHarveyCox

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

    April 26, 2011 at 6:06 am Reply
  • Cedar

    Very pretty! I love the opera glasses! Beautiful!

    April 26, 2011 at 6:09 am Reply
  • Sherri

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

    April 26, 2011 at 6:26 am Reply
  • Henrietta

    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.

    April 26, 2011 at 7:36 am Reply
  • Barbara

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

    April 26, 2011 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Gardening in a Sandbox

    Really beautiful photos. V

    April 26, 2011 at 11:06 am Reply
  • traci

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

    April 26, 2011 at 11:33 am Reply
  • Ann

    I'm loving your images…ALWAYS

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

    April 26, 2011 at 11:41 am Reply
  • Dyche Designs

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

    April 26, 2011 at 11:48 am Reply
  • Kathleen

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

    April 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • alicia

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

    April 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm Reply
  • Simply Stated ~ Rebecca

    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful

    April 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm Reply
  • fotogran

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

    April 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • Leah C

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

    April 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

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

    April 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • High Street Cottage

    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

    April 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

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

    April 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm Reply
  • Rachel Noelle

    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

    April 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm Reply
  • A Fanciful Life

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

    April 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • Ashley Sisk

    These look really beautiful – I love the second one.

    April 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

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

    April 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • Stampmouse

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

    April 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Deb

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

    April 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm Reply
  • Debbie Wibowo

    Oh wow… love all the pics! I think you will win the Kim Klassen give away! 🙂

    April 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • Linda Makiej

    really BEAUTIFUL work!! and such a lovely blog – so glad I found you!!

    April 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm Reply
  • Rosie

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

    April 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Heaven's Walk

    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

    April 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm Reply
  • Evelyn S.

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

    April 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm Reply
  • Jill

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

    April 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Ania

    so delicate and romantic… lovely 🙂 caugh my eye at Kim's Café…

    April 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm Reply
  • A Vintage Vine

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

    April 26, 2011 at 9:08 pm Reply
  • A Cottage Muse

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

    April 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    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!!


    April 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm Reply
  • Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com

    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.

    April 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm Reply
  • Marilyn

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

    April 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • Val

    Your photos are incredible!

    April 26, 2011 at 11:32 pm Reply
  • Deborah

    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

    April 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm Reply
  • Karla Laura

    These are pretty.

    April 27, 2011 at 12:12 am Reply
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    April 27, 2011 at 1:27 am Reply
  • Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack

    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

    April 27, 2011 at 4:22 am Reply
  • All That Jazz

    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!


    April 27, 2011 at 4:58 am Reply
  • michelle

    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. 🙂

    April 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • Kim Klassen

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

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

    April 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • Linda

    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!

    April 28, 2011 at 3:18 am Reply
  • deb duty

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

    April 28, 2011 at 8:27 am Reply
  • Jennifer

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

    April 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm Reply
  • LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious

    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

    April 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • AJ

    Love your work…so pretty!

    April 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • Kristi R Artisan Jewelry

    you take the best pictures girl!!

    April 30, 2011 at 4:18 am Reply
  • Beth P.

    Beautiful! I love the use of those textures here!

    April 30, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Our Peculiar Lives

    Those roses are so beautiful! So soft!

    April 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm Reply
  • Tara

    Just gorgeous, every single photo. The textures are perfect. Thanks for joining in 🙂

    May 1, 2011 at 1:49 am Reply
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