Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spools Buttons and Spider Plants

Finally watered the spider plants and then continued learning a bit more about taking pictures of glass. Mixed them together and have a new vignette on top of my tea cupboard.



I've been learning about backgrounds, lighting, trying different lenses. (speaking of changing lenses (55-250mm), learned the hard way that just because I hear a click and see the picture on my little screen that the picture actually exists. No, have to hear a double click and then review to make sure there is actually a picture on the card - lost about an hour of photo work at a remote site - not at home).

Couldn't figure out what I had done wrong. Tried again once I settled down and that is when I learned I need to hearing a double click and also to check to make sure...



Back to using the 50 mm lens (currently my comfort zone).



My tea cupboard (read about it here) was inspired by Brenda of Cozy Little House who has such a delightful coffee bar.



Fourteen months later the cupboard still houses tea (and the flow blue sugar bowl below still serves Earl Grey teabags).





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30 comments:

  1. I love your every picture! Your posts are so soothing and pleasing to the eye! I am no photographer and never will be. YOU, on the other hand, are an artist with a camera!
    Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a good week ahead!

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  2. Joy - What beautiful photos. I too, learned the hard way about the zoom lens. Brenda and I went out one day and shot a bunch of pics of some precious donkeys and miniature horses. When I got home, - zilch!! I was so upset. Know how you feel. So, now I check the box to see if there is a photo there. Learn by doing!! LOL

    Love your flow blue dish filled with tea.

    Judy

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  3. I checked out Brenda's coffee bar, pretty neat. Your tea cupboard is nice too, everything together.

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  4. What a whimsical but functional tea cupboard. Your photos are really awesome.

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  5. I always enjoy visiting your blog, such lovely photos. I'm off to visit Brenda's coffee bar.

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  6. i like your tea cupboard and the spools buttons and spider plants! fun post!

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  7. Delightful photo mosaic for MM ~ such a creative blog with your buttons and jars and decor ~ Beautiful! ^_^

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  8. Great photos! I also LOVE the 50mm lens. It adds such warmth to photos. Stopping by from Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop--thanks for linking up!

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  9. I like this idea very much!
    On my way home from the Seattle Garden Show - stopped in to see your booth and purchased some sweet transfer ware. Sorry I missed you!

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  10. I like the buttons in the jar. Isn't it fun to play with photography? Your photos are lovely.

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  11. Beautiful vignette for your tea cupboard. Great colors, textures, and details.

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  12. This is just lovely - and I adore your buttons in a jar! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  13. Love your subject matter. Buttons and jars wonderful

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  14. Great photos Joy. I need to find free time to study my camera and practice new skills. Your vignette is so fun ... love the old jars with the zinc lids.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures.

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  15. I keep buttons and vintage wooden spools in vintage mason jars as well! Your collection looks lovely.

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  16. Beautiful pics! I got a digital camera for Christmas and am still having trouble using it!

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  17. I just love your tea cupboard. It is really a gorgeous cupboard. I love the glass panes and the little green handle. So cute. I'm a tea lover and stock up like you do, I see. Lovely post. Beautiful photos. Deb (Ontario, Canada)

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  18. Lovely photos and a lovely cupboard. Thank you so much for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!

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  19. I need to take photography lessons from you! Beautiful.

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  20. Lovely shots and lovely cupboard! I'm still learning how to work my camera and it's been 2 years :).

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  21. Beautiful photos! I love old buttons and jars so this was definite eye candy for me:-)

    Have a wonderful week,

    Erica

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  22. I love your collections and plants! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! I can't wait to see what you share next time at...
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-5.html

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  23. Very nice. My mom kept buttons in an old football shaped lunch kit. I wish I knew what happened to that button can. I'd love to have it now.

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  24. You are no doubt the best button keeper I have seen. You keep them so nice and neat.

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  25. I love old spools & buttons and have a few jars. They are such a neat decorating accent. Love the blue and white bowl you have your tea in.
    Ruth

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  26. I love your vignette - so charming. I think my favorite image is the teabags in the blue ware, but then I'm a tea girl.

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  27. Very pretty photos! I like to play around with the settings on my camera too...but I don't really know what I'm doing! ha! I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  28. Joy, I really should take the time to learn how to use my camera. I only use a couple settings and snap and shoot. I have different lenses and never use them. Never take the time to read the manual. Everything and anything looks wonderful in vintage jars. Love the buttons and spools. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. This is just lovely - I can't wait to get a better camera - just have a little Kodak point and shoot! Wonderful post - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  30. Just lovely staging! I'd love to have a few jars of colorful buttons around for decoration.
    And like you, I'm an experimenting photographer. I learn best by trial and error. These shots are nice!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

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