Monday, March 5, 2012

Daffodils & Clementines...

...And transferware, and lace....just a few of my favorite things! (I have lots of favorite things!); isn't this a sunny vignette? It's no wonder blue and orange are complimentary colors; they just make each other sing!

"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils."
- William Wordsworth
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 I really love the lace shadows here (above)...♥


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My favorite transferware plate...it's called "Pomona"; I've never seen another piece of it. Fruit and flower themes are a favorite of mine, in red/pink as well as blue transferware.

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The little cobalt blue hobnail bowl is another piece that was my Mom's...♥

Taking photos early this morning with the sunshine streaming in was so enjoyable! Of course, I always manage to somehow take dozens...sometimes even hundreds...in a very short amount of time ~ then I don't want to delete any, as I'm afraid I'll accidently delete the ONE that will be a perfect basis for a painting!... I prefer to compose the painting exactly with my camera (well, very close, anyway), instead of taking one element from one photo, something else from another, etc. I need to learn to quickly scan my photos and keep only the best! ♥

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
♥ ♥ ♥
Anne

17 comments:

  1. so beautiful. so glad I found your blog. I'm definitely following now. I can't wait to read more. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my blog. It's all about the adventures of a small town girl taking on the LA fashion scene. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  2. I LOVE the name of your blog!! Thanks for visiting my blog too! :) Im your newest follower~ xo Rachel

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  3. Thank you for coming by my place! What a gorgeous blog you have...I think these photos are amazing and so fresh and well perfect for some warm weather! Love the colors together - very fresh and lively!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  4. Great photos. I love daffodils - being from Wales and the daffodil being our national flower! Have a fabulous day!
    June

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  5. Lovely photos!

    http://www.fashionspot.ro/

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  6. love your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

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  7. Those are beautiful photos. What a lovely blog you have; I will visit more often. I'm a new follower.

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  8. Your shots are composed so beautifully! Gorgeous light! The clementines (a favorite around here) are just gorgeous against the blue transferware plate.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm very happy to have found yours!

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  9. Thanks for coming by my blog. Gorgeous photos. Love the flowers and the oranges. The colors are striking.

    ps. My mom's name is also Anne, spelled just like yours. :)

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  10. Hi Anne,
    I love your header and your blog. It is so colorful. I understand you are an artist? I am looking forward to your future post. Very pretty clementine with the flowers!

    ♥charlotte

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love the blue and orange....and your mom looks beautiful... :) the heading on your blog is too cute. love your kitty.

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  12. Anne- You have SUCH a good eye for your compositions. I should take a few tips from you. I, too, take dozens of pictures but KNOW that not many of them are worth keeping-lol You do a GREAT job! xo Diana

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  13. Love those daffodils! Make me smile, and I can never have enough pretty dishes.

    Have a great week!
    KATE

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  14. I was just telling my daughter today that I find it so hard to delete even "not so great" photos I take, when I have taken about 150 basically of one subject from all directions and angles. I smiled reading your post saying much the same thing! May I say that this post is awesome! I am a pastel girl with shades of lavender to purple mixed in and rarely use the bright oranges and yellows, but these photos truly pop and are stunning. Sharp, vibrant, energizing to be sure. The partially peeled orange or necturine is devine. If I were not eating yummy red grapes as I visit blogs tonight, I would have to get up and peel a naval orange. While I do not usually photograph the bright colors, I love to eat them, healthy colors. Blessings.

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I love your thoughts and comments, and I read each and every one! Sometimes life gets in the way, though, and it takes me a while to respond...Thank you for understanding! ♥...Time is precious, and the time you've taken here is truly appreciated!