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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wine Vignette

I love creating vignettes! They are so much fun to play around with. I like visualizing how they will look and which elements I will use to create them. There are so many wonderful vignettes all over blog land done by amazingly creative ladies. One such talented lady is Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life. She has a rare talent of taking everyday objects and making wonderful vignettes all around her beautiful home. Whenever I need inspiration I simply hop over to her home and come away with many wonderful ideas! She even has a linky party every Tuesday where you can show off your vignette of the week. Click the link above for inspiring vignettes:
Victims of my latest vignette:
Bottles I picked up while thrifting this past summer, $1 each:
Fragrant lavender from my summer garden:
Rosemary from my herb garden:
Crystals and glasses around my house:
 Corks from wine bottles:
They all come together to create a cozy vignette on my kitchen counter:
From a different angle:

Aerial view:
 I made this French-inspired tag by decoupaging the image from The Graphics Fairy and then singed the edges with a candle to give it an aged finish:
Close-up on the tag:
I love using rosemary in cooking as well as in decorating. They make excellent accents and add so much visual texture:
 While taking these pictures, I discovered a nice little feature in my camera which I never paid much attention to before. By selecting Color Accent feature from the menu, I can take nice shots of white or neutral backgrounds with accent on the boldest color of the subject. Isn't that neat?
 I appreciate you stopping by and visiting me. Your loving thoughts always make me smile. 
Have a lovely weekend!
Parties I'm attending this week:


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter Blues!

The Highwayman~ by Alfred Noyes

Then look for me by moonlight,
Watch for me by moonlight,
I'll come to thee by moonlight:
 The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees: 
 The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas:
 The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door:
Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard,
And he tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred;
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there:
 But the landlord's black-eyed daughter,
Bess, the landlord's daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.
And dark in the dark old inn-yard a stable-wicket creaked
Where Tim the ostler listened; his face was white and peaked;
His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like mouldy hay,
But he loved the landlord's daughter,
The landlord's red-lipped daughter,
Dumb as a dog he listened, and he heard the robber say—
 'One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I'm after a prize to-night,
But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;
Yet, if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,
Then look for me by moonlight,
Watch for me by moonlight,
I'll come to thee by moonlight.'

He did not come in the dawning; he did not come at noon;
And out o' the tawny sunset, before the rise o' the moon,
When the road was a gypsy's ribbon, looping the purple moor,
A red-coat troop came marching—
King George's men came matching, up to the old inn-door.
 How Bess, the landlord's daughter,
The landlord's black-eyed daughter,
Had watched for her love in the moonlight:

 And still of a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
When the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
A highwayman comes riding—
A highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door:
 Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet notes. My apologies to all my readers for taking such a long hiatus. But life has a way of interrupting my blog love. I truly missed visiting all your inspiring posts and have lot of catching up to do. Have a wonderful weekend!

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