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:
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  • Ann

    Oh what a beauty…
    both the cups and the roses ♥

    March 27, 2012 at 5:52 am Reply
  • Blueberry

    Amazing colors!
    Just love these pics;)

    March 27, 2012 at 6:13 am Reply
  • Dolce Vita

    So lovely!

    March 27, 2012 at 6:15 am Reply
  • Rachel Pallas

    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

    March 27, 2012 at 6:31 am Reply
  • Linneas Atelje Photography

    Wonderful photos!

    March 27, 2012 at 7:01 am Reply
  • OhSoVintage

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

    March 27, 2012 at 7:11 am Reply
  • Sylvia

    Oh… just wunderfull!!!!!

    hugs Sylvia

    March 27, 2012 at 8:13 am Reply
  • Evelyn S.

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

    March 27, 2012 at 8:19 am Reply
  • Blondie's Journal

    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!


    March 27, 2012 at 8:55 am Reply
  • soozeedoozee

    Wonderful photo set. The teacups drew me in immediately.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Morwenna Hill

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

    March 27, 2012 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee)

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

    March 27, 2012 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Henrietta Hassinen

    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 .

    March 27, 2012 at 9:22 am Reply
  • Nadege,

    Beautiful images.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:53 am Reply
  • Anne Marie

    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

    March 27, 2012 at 10:27 am Reply
  • I'm Veronica

    beautiful, just love the cups!

    March 27, 2012 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Pam

    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!

    March 27, 2012 at 10:40 am Reply
  • Kia

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

    March 27, 2012 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Ruth

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

    March 27, 2012 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Denise

    so so pretty……all of them!

    March 27, 2012 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Susan

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

    March 27, 2012 at 11:26 am Reply
  • traci

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

    March 27, 2012 at 11:32 am Reply
  • cathy

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

    March 27, 2012 at 11:47 am Reply
  • Nely

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

    March 27, 2012 at 11:54 am Reply
  • Sarah

    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!

    March 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm Reply
  • Sherri B.

    These are so luscious and dreamy – wow. Beautiful photography! Anthropologie is my favorite store in the whole world… 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm Reply
  • WildeLifePhotography

    A beautiful series of shots. Love them all.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Vickie @ Ranger 911

    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.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm Reply
  • Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

    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. 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Home and Lifestyle

    Your pictures are amazing Tricia!!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

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

    March 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm Reply
  • IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life

    Hi Tricia!
    That is soooo beautiful !!!
    Just great!!!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo

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

    March 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • Heather

    Gorgeous, I love the petals!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm Reply
  • DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family

    hello, pretty wonderful!
    so lovely…so welcome Spring!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • say cheese

    wow! very lovely and pretty shots

    March 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply
  • Barb

    Dreamy, dreamy!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Extremely lovely, my friend!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    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.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • i.ikeda

    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!

    March 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm Reply
  • michelle

    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.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • Sandra van Doorn

    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

    March 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • lesa

    Hello, new to your blog. Beautiful photos!

    March 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Deanna

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

    March 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • Leah C

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

    March 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • lisa

    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!

    March 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm Reply
  • Kim Klassen

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

    brilliant you!!

    thank you for sharing at TT….xo

    March 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • Kim Klassen

    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….


    March 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Fresh Vanilla For C

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

    March 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • once in a blue moon

    always such gorgeous styling~

    March 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Mona's Picturesque

    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 ♥

    March 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

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


    March 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    What lovely photos.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Miriam

    Visiting from KK TT, your post is beautiful x

    March 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Laurel's Quill

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

    March 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Jaymi

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

    March 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Just B @ Love Where You Live

    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! 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • Butterbean Row

    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.


    March 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Brandi

    Absolutely beautiful! Your photos are so amazing!

    March 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Sylvia

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

    March 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Eva

    I like the new cups – what a great colour for spring!

    And I absolutely love your photos – amazing!

    March 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • ZielonaMila

    Beautiful photographs. I am greeting

    March 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm Reply
  • Cynthia Schelzig

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

    March 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Love the delicate green! So Soft!
    Lovely shots!

    March 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm Reply
  • Ania

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

    seen in Kim's Café

    March 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Faded Charm

    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???


    March 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm Reply
  • Pat

    Beautiful work! I love the pale colors.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Prairie Girl Studio

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

    March 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • Anita

    Lovely blog.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm Reply
  • Caroline

    OMG…these photos are to die for! Just beautiful!

    March 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm Reply
  • Home Bohemia

    Very beautiful photos…you are so talented/ Maria

    March 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply
  • Clara {Clover and Violet}

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

    March 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • hootnonny

    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!

    March 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things

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

    March 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • Nancy Claeys

    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. 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    Absolutely georgous.

    March 28, 2012 at 12:38 am Reply
  • Al

    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

    March 28, 2012 at 12:40 am Reply
  • elizabeth

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

    March 28, 2012 at 3:57 am Reply
  • Nikki

    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.

    March 28, 2012 at 4:05 am Reply
  • Robin

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

    March 28, 2012 at 4:24 am Reply
  • Linda R

    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

    March 28, 2012 at 6:34 am Reply
  • Rosalie

    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 ∙ ∙ ♥ ♥ ∙ ∙

    March 28, 2012 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Ellie

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

    March 28, 2012 at 8:23 am Reply
  • Het Hoogerhuys

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

    March 28, 2012 at 10:36 am Reply
  • Cindy

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

    March 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • keity

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

    March 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm Reply
  • Val

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

    March 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • Mrs. Sutton

    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

    March 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Kristi R Artisan Jewelry

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

    March 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm Reply
  • Cindy Garber Iverson

    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

    March 28, 2012 at 10:50 pm Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor


    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!

    March 29, 2012 at 12:05 am Reply
  • Vintage Home

    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!

    March 29, 2012 at 2:06 am Reply
  • Becky

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

    March 29, 2012 at 2:26 am Reply
  • Heaven's Walk

    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

    March 29, 2012 at 2:45 am Reply
  • Anu@My Dream Canvas

    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.

    March 29, 2012 at 3:50 am Reply
  • Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

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

    March 29, 2012 at 3:50 am Reply
  • Jennifer Rizzo

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

    March 29, 2012 at 4:56 am Reply
  • Tiffany

    Your sweet comment made my day:)


    March 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • Mira Crisp

    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!

    March 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm Reply
  • joelsuma

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

    March 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Georgianna

    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!


    – g

    March 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm Reply
  • Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com

    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 😉

    March 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm Reply
  • kelly

    Yes, the cups look wonderful.


    March 30, 2012 at 2:18 am Reply
  • Mary Palumbo Collings

    The colors in your photos are delicious!!!!

    April 1, 2012 at 5:25 am Reply
  • Mary Palumbo Collings

    The colors in your photos are delicious!!!!

    April 1, 2012 at 5:26 am Reply
  • Sara

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

    April 1, 2012 at 10:30 am Reply
  • MRivas

    These are oh so beautiful.

    April 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • debi huntsman

    Ooooooh! I LOVE these cups!!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm Reply
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