We were all to bring a bunch of objects to use as an accessories store. Doesn't that sound fun? I know between you, me, and all of us we would have a lot of really great accessories to play with. My friend Sharon who I've gotten to know in class brought some great stuff too, and unfortunately I didn't take any photos of her stuff or the vignettes that we built. But here are a few photos of the objects I brought to class...
Is anyone on Instagram? The photo above is one of my Instagram photos. I'm having so much fun with the Instagram app. It's allowing me to see the beauty in things I otherwise probably wouldn't photograph - and it's quick and easy - BIG plus.
My objects are some you may be familiar with and some that you may have seen here on my blog. The big stand-out is probably the Domino book that I absolutely love. And then from left to right:
- A ceramic pear by a local artisan that I bought at the Manayunk Arts Festival before my husband and I were married. You can't see in the photo, but it says "Joy" on it.
- That little dark blob is a wooden turtle that my boss had brought back for me from a vacation. I thought he was cute so I threw him in my box of vignette objects for class.
- The 3rd and Spruce growler is my husband's. He had gotten that pre-us and I thought it was a fun object. It's from a bar/restaurant/brewery in Reading, PA.
- The framed artwork is a watercolor painting done by my Mom's best friend's Mom (got that?). She was a painter and had gifted my Mom a few pieces of artwork. I really love the frame that was chosen for the painting.
- The small cup I had picked up at a consignment store a few months ago.
- Lastly, the book "A Year in Provence" - have you read the book? It's really a fun culinary/cultural read if you're interested in picking it up. My Mom had won the book in a drawing and I gladly accepted it when she told me it was all mine.
Looking back now at the photograph of the objects I chose, I think it's a true reflection of my design style - a nice mix of old and new.
The photo below was just me playing around with my turquoise objects. I played with these for a little while after class just to take a few photos for you guys. I'm always thinking of my readers and friends, and knew you'd be interested in seeing some of these photos.
There are a few electives in the spring that I'll probably take, but for now my classes are over and I've got lots to think about heading into 2012.
I'll leave you with a few of my other Instagram photos I've taken in the past week - maybe they will inspire...
Our evergreen out front of the house. My hubby did a wonderful job with the lights.
Afternoon sun and artwork in my office at work.
Do you see the neat vintage effect in these photos? I'm hooked!
My thought for you today is to find something you may otherwise pass over, and appreciate the beauty in that object. And let me know if you're on Instagram!