Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sailing




“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius

Easter has been a bit overcast in this region (click to enlarge if you like) you are sure to see all kinds of amazing skies from all over with
Sky Watch Friday.






One of my altered books as seen in the Idiots Guide to Altered Art.












Afternoon ‘tea’ with the girls will have to be indoors due to weather conditions. What could be nicer than celebrating light with friends in all shades of shabby white.

Through the blogs of Melissa at the Inspired Room, Sarah at the Beach Cottage, Susan with her Tablescape Thursdays and all their friends, I have learnt so much about the little details that can make your space special and appreciating what you already have.

Since they have gotten a hold of me all kinds of odd repurposing has started to happen, cake stands have become candle holders and shells have come out of treasure boxes to shine again.



Sharing a couple of before and after photos from the tea party decorating. Part way through building the tablescape decided it needed that little bit more at the place settings and grabbed some scrapbook paper for place mats.

Considering you can find pretty 12x12 inch paper on sale for as little as 50 cents it is a great option for themes and colour schemes.

First found scrapbooking paper when searching for ephemera for my altered projects and pleasantly surprised with it being such an affordable option for all kinds of craft projects. Recently I styled up a discount CD shelf unit with scrapbook paper and really pleased with results, will save that post for another day.

So thank you Melissa, Sarah, Susan and all the fun bloggers who play these games, and mum – my own personal scout always on the search for the quirky little things that make all the difference.

40 comments:

Miss Sandy said...

Gorgeous photo! Thank you for dropping in for a visit and for your kind comment. I do hope you will join the party. Have a wonderful day!

bluemuf said...

Beautiful photo. It looks so peaceful.

Karen

The White Bench said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving lovely words! Love these pictures...
Monica.

Maya said...

It looks just like around here!

bobbie said...

A very beautiful and tranquil scene!

Mike said...

Nice composition.
My Skywatch

Dewdrop said...

I really like the perspective on this shot... wonderful with the boat and the clouds.

Babooshka said...

It breathes tranquility in a busy world and the light is so soft and spacious.

Titania said...

A very harmonious place, with the boat in it lets you sail the seven seas.

P-TER said...

Beautiful composition,
that makes this pictures so special!
Gr.
P-TER

kjpweb said...

Hey - but I see some blue in the sky, too!
Not a bad day...
Cheers, Klaus!

Photo Cache said...

I like the tone of softness that the overcast sky has given this photo. What a peaceful scene.

Diane C. said...

Hi Pearl Maple, Marvelous skywatch photo and I love the grasses in the foreground. Happy Skywatching!

Anne said...

Looks marvelous! :-)

sealaura said...

i love the angle of this shot. i can almost feel like I was where you were standing if that makes any sense. hope you had a great easter even if it was a tad overcast.

B Squared said...

It may be overcast but you managed to get the most out of ti.

Naturegirl said...

Mandy a quiet and serene moment with your image. hugs

Carolyn said...

Great capture and composition Mandy. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us and have a great weekend.
Smiles

The Write Girl said...

The clouds and overcast are wonderful in this photo. I also love the boat floating in water.
Beautfiul picture.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love your composition Mandy, the cloud bank almost looks flat!

Sharon Ellery said...

What a peaceful scene. I hope that your life is getting to be a bit more tranquil too.

Sharon

Arija said...

Such a nice place to drop your anchor.

John said...

What a great photo!

fishing guy said...

Mandy: Very nice sky capture over the bay, love the sailboat.

Erin said...

like how you composed this shot...simply lovely.

bookbabie said...

Great quote to go with your lovely capture, happy SWF!

Baruch said...

Beautiful photo - great composition

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely image!

Maya said...

Hopewell Rocks are added. Thanks!!!

Storybook Woods said...

It is sooo beautiful were you live. I hope you had a blesssed Easter. Clarice

Rob Inukshuk said...

A nice peaceful place to bob on the water, warm, not hot and a little cloudy to shade from the sun..aah!

Jen Martakis said...

Beautiful photo! Thanks for stopping by my blog and congratulating me on POTD at 2peas. Your comment is how I discovered it. :)

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. My first visit to yours...love it! I am learning to live in the moment, enjoy the journey whether it is to the grocery store, the gym, or on a trip. Thanks to your blog, I will now pay attention to the sky in each journey. I like that thought!

Tara said...

Gorgeous photo, I love the skies and the sail boat, hope you had a great Easter~ thanks for poppin in!

Tara

The Explorer said...

nice view...c",)

Ilan said...

Excellent photo. Really nicely done
Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)

rebecca said...

oh i love all the quotes on your blog...thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I like the angle you used for this photo. I feel like I am right there overlooking the ocean.

Beach Vintage said...

I love the blue captains wheel photo. Very very me. Thanks also for commenting on my blog.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful! Really love the candles at all different heights! Your photography is realllly nice! Thanks for joining in for TT! :-)
Susan