Thursday, January 19, 2012

This or That Thursday: eDition 14



Hydrangea in winter.


It's been another busy week around the old farmhouse as we finished putting Christmas
decorations away and tried to dig ourselves back into our routine. Easier said than done.



I've also been turning a small nook that I used as office space into a sewing nook.
Except that once I did that I thought it might be better to set up a spot for photographing stills
indoors. What I really want is to make it an area for both but I haven't quite figured out how yet.

It will come to me eventually but rather than over think it, I grabbed the camera on Sunday
and did a little yard sleuthing. An inspection of the premises was long overdue and the
afternoon sun is always a cure for whatever ails you.
Chickens always help too.

:::::::::

When I returned to the farmhouse after my brief respite out of doors, there was a frantic
and excited phone call waiting for me from the Artist. Seems he's taken my love of
thrifting to a whole new level. He called to let me know he had scored a bedroom set,
practically brand new from a neighbour at his office for free.

 More rearranging.

Oy!



~Be well friends!~






joining:
Thursday Favorite Things



 


27 comments:

Gail said...

Free is my favorite price!

The room will fall into to place, just think on it's purpose and you will have a wonderful place to work/play.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I like the photos today, especially hydrangeas and cattails in the winter. I rarely do textures but I might try a few.

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Beautiful pics. Stopping by from Katherine's Corner. Happy re-arranging!

Deb said...

I love that picture of the hens! A free bedroom set, wow.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

"you had me at hello" Luv the tones and detail in the first frame!

Seeing Each Day said...

A free bedroom suite - well done Mr Artist. Hope you were able to sort out your sewing/photography space to your satisfaction. Particularly in awe of your 2nd & 3rd shots here.

Red Gate Farm said...

I've gotten a few phone calls like that myself... of course, my husband and I don't always see eye to eye on some of these items ;)

I too am having a bit of a difficult time getting back into my routine after the holidays... and now with our snow I'm just discombobulated all around!

~Chris

PS WHAT is THAT seedy looking thing in the second photo? I've never seen anything quite like that!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

I love the first shot how the background is blurry, it really gives the benefit to the hydrangea.

Angie said...

Beautiful picturesque images. Truly a winter wonderland!

Kim Mailhot said...

What a beautiful trip to the country ! Thank you for that.
Wishing you a joy-filled Thursday !

Elaine A. said...

Wow, you need to frame that first photo - love the editing - SO pretty!!

tiarastantrums said...

I Love the chickens! My kids totally want to get some - but I think they will freeze to death in our Chicago winters!!

smiles, Sharon said...

So fun to feel your excitement....gorgeous amber chickens, sunshine and free furniture. That is quite a day.....hope you have another very soon. smiles: sharon

Desirae R said...

I just love everything about that first picture. The texture and colors are awesome.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what stunning shots! and such lovely textures as well!

i especially like the last one for some reason.

probably because i love those chickens!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

WOW, an almost-new bedroom set for FREE? That's really cool. Super congrats to your hubby on scoring a great deal :) :) Love your photos, especially of those nice, chubby chickens :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Cheryl Roth said...

Love your photo effects. New follower from Favorite things hop. Hope you'll visit back. Cheryl
http://createabeautifullife.wordpress.com/

Gina Kleinworth said...

What beautiful surroundings you have!

Saun said...

Oh my they are all so pretty love the textures..

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful photos ,my friend. I love the framing. thank you for sharing with us. Thank you for joining in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Big Hugs!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Such pretty textures! Love them all!
Sounds like the Artist scored :)
Pictures, please!
LYLAS!
xo, misha

bridgetstraub.com said...

I love the photos, especially the third one.

Cathy said...

the blue tones and the bokeh in the hydrangea photo are to die for...so lovely! i also like the caged queen anne's lace (?), you have a lot of wonderful things to shoot around your place. congrats on the free furniture!

Lynne said...

Love your photos . . . textures and edges . . . continue to enjoy your rearranging and the new to you, free "recycled!"

deb duty said...

Beautiful photos around the farm and such lovely texture work! I hope you get your space all figured out. I still haven't figured out how to make the most of my extremely small office.

Rose said...

Oh, Andrea, I loved each and every one of these...they are wonderful.

Katou said...

You take beautiful photos! And, if we trust the photo with the chickens, you don't seem to have much snow...

Bravo for the free bedroom suite and good luck with your room re-arranging.