The Rooster Glasses
There's something quite cheery about wine glasses with roosters on them! Of course I'd never seen wine glasses with roosters before, but I did find them bright and cheery.
Flowers & Lemons
These pretty bouquets of artificial flowers in lemon lined glass pots were part of a display at Pier One.
This grouping of pinecones and other fall themed items made a nice arrangement at the Pier One Imports store.
Sunshine in a Vase
This pretty fall arrangement was photographed at the local Pier One store.
This still life was from a cute restaurant that I had lunch in recently. I added some texture for a different effect.
~ This still life was created to accompany a poem in my book, The Captured Heart. It is in memory of my old childhood friend Judie, who has been gone now almost 30 years. It is always good to look back and remember a true friend.
This portion of a bas-relief sculpture was photographed in Lake Arrowhead, California. I liked the peaceful feeling of the praying hands.
It's the Berries!
My daughter-in-law was fixing these strawberries for dessert on Mother's Day, and they looked so good I asked if I could take some pics beforehand. Strawberries and balsamic vinegar and whipped cream...
Still life from pomegranates I was given.
Just Us Chickens
These fun fowl sculptures were found in a garden gift shop at San Diego Safari Park.
~ All we need is a whole lot of wine! A display at Pier One during the holidays.
Seeing Stripes ~ A trip to Pier 1 Imports with my camera today resulted in all kinds of fun shots. Some were holiday-based, others just for fun.
Ms. Piggie ~ This colorful ceramic pig was in a garden gift shop I visited recently. I liked its colors and expression.
Flowers and Tin
~ Browsing in the local antique mall, I had fun finding small vignettes to photograph. I liked this floral arrangement on a cabinet with pressed tin backing.
Hope Chest ~ This old chest was in the local antique mall. I liked its decorative details, including pressed leather and metal fittings.
One, Two, Three...~ Close-up of the numbers on a beautiful old ornate cash register at the local antique mall.
Ring Me Up! The antique mall included many beauties of times gone by. This was a huge and beautiful old cash register, fancy and ornate. I couldn't resist taking a few shots of it.
Lilies on Display ~ Browsing in the local antique mall, I enjoyed finding small vignettes to photograph. This one combined real lilies placed in front of a painted floral scene.
Lavender Lambs ~ These adorable lambs were in a booth at the Lavender Festival. I couldn't resist taking a few shots of them.
Monkeys Three ~ These stuffed monkeys were in a booth at the Lavender Festival. Notice their spiffy lavender plain ties??
Teddies Three ~ Or should I say Teddies 6? These bears were hugging their baby teddies very lovingly.
Potting Shed ~ A different view of the antique mall still life.
The Potting Shed ~ This still life was actually a grouping of items in an antique mall booth. I liked the rustic look of the image, and used vignetting to give it a more antique look.
Perfume Bottles at The Getty ~ These beautiful and graceful perfume bottles were a display at the gift shop at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. I liked all the colors and shapes. I couldn't resist taking several shots, and fortunately no one told me to stop!