Thursday, May 19, 2011

Friday Favs…Photo fun, mystery flowers,wooden boxes,beach trips

The grandbabies are here from South Carolina,

so this week I have no new home projects or purchases to show you,

although I have a couple projects up my sleeve I might wrangle those grandkids into helping me with while they are here.

In the meanwhile, while they were watching an old Jerry Lewis movie with Papa last night,

I was snuggled up next to them playing around on my computer

with photos of pretties and adding my favorite new Kim Klaussen texture.

Their giggles at Jerry’s silly antics was music to my ears.


So, these little purple flowers just sprung up in my front flowerbed. 

Are they a weed?

If so, they are a pretty little weed.

Who knew when I made over my old stool,

that the white stool sitting next to the side of my white refrigerator

would become my favorite place to shoot little vignettes.

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I love my white wooden box

In this photo you can also see a gray wooden tote on top of my dish cabinet.

I have a weakness for old wooden boxes, totes, crates…

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Well, that’s all I have for you today.

I feel “little kid- tummy butterflies- excited” that we are headed to the beach with the grandbabies for a little overnight adventure, and the weather is supposed to be nice!

In honor of that here’s a final photo with a beach-y twist.

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Hope you have a Happy Friday and a fabulous weekend.


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  1. Elizabeth, what beautiful photos ~ I think the "weed" is a gorgeous little flower, and a keeper! I love Kim's textures as well ~ Your blog music is so pretty, I love visiting you here! have a great weekend :)

  2. such gorgeous photos, Elizabeth! Love those purple flowers. thanks so much for linking up with VIF, and have a glorious weekend. xoxo Debra

  3. Lovely Photos! I agree the flower is a keeper!!

  4. Hi Elizabeth,

    Your photos are stunning! You have wonderful photography skills. I am so glad I joined this week and have discovered so many beautiful blogs. I wish I could tell you the name of your flower, but I don't recognize it. Have a great day!

  5. I don't know what that flower is either, but I think it's pretty. I would want it on a pretty table.

    Love the other shots, too. I think you have such a great eye.

    Have a wonderful time at the beach!

  6. gorgeous texture, the last frame is my favorite!

  7. I love your use of the jars/vases! So beautiful!

  8. Beautiful Elizabeth! Every time I come over here it is like balm for my soul. :-) Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday!

  9. Your photos are beautiful Elizabeth! I love Kim's textures too. Thanks for sharing your pretty post at Photo Feature Friday :)


  10. Love your pretty photos- soo beautiful! Your table looks so pretty with those bottles in the box too- thanks so much for sharing this loveliness at FNF this week :)

  11. Love the flowers, the photography!!! Love the way you express living life to the fullest in the simple pleasures of each day!!

    I pray your time with grandbabies brings much love, joy and many treasured memories!!

    Love, Sharon :)

  12. so much joy.

    have a beautiful time with those wee ones.

  13. Elisabeth,
    what gorgeous "weeds". It is all in the eye of the beholder, beauty, that is. I love your blog and am about to get your button.

  14. Hey dear friend,
    First of all--since I started reading your blog, you have grown leaps and bounds with your photography skills--I am so proud of you and for you--

    Secondly, I love the way you love--it is so evident, so godly, so pure. Your family is so blessed to have you.

    Oh, I love the beach outside of Portland--just beautiful and yes, have a perfectly wonderful time with those precious grandbabies.


  15. Oliver North , Rob Lowe and Johnny Depp ?
    You people are all being recorded...wake up!

  16. Wildflowers are just weeds in fancy these must be wildflowers! (I got that anonymous quote from my friend Tracey Tilson!) So glad you're still enjoying your granddarlings!

  17. Dear Elizabeth, Could they be violets? Do they have a fragrance? Whatever, they are lovely! I love old wooden boxes and things, too. Hope you're still having a wonderful time with your grand darlings.



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