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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PICTURE PERFECT

Our good bloggy friend, VEE, that lives with her beloved in a small town,
is having the BEST party and I wanted to join her in ....


Choosing ONLY FOUR favorites was MUCH harder than I thought it would be
but I loved going back thru my olden photos......lots of fun....lots of memories...
THANKS, VEE, for thinking of this fun PARTY....

The above photo was taken in my son, DAVID KEITH'S, beautiful VINEYARD.
I had two of my grandgirls helping me and we had such a great time that day.
I was very proud of this photo and even prouder when FIFI painted it.
I bought the painting, had it framed and gave it to son and family for Christmas.
Fifi's painting is on my sidebar.

The above photo was taken for my VALENTINE'S DAY MANTEL post this year and just takes my breath away every time I see it. 
I think I love it especially because the olden books belonged to my mother, HELEN.
I am unsure just where she got them but I feel pretty sure that it was from either
a garage sale or an Estate sale.
I inherited my love for thrifting from her......
along with many, MANY other things....
like....
when we smile very big, our top gums show....so does my daughter's.
and like....
we both have a thin upper lip and a big, honkin' lower lip....
NOTHING like Angelina Jolee's......bummer.


I love this photo because, other than being just really pretty,
MR. SWEET said it was so lifelike that if he stuck his finger in that flame, it would burn him.
I am always thrilled to death to get such a good photo when all I have is a little
Point and Shoot camera.

and, I HAD to add THIS PHOTO...

THREE DIMENSIONAL  looking and.....
POWDERED SUGAR, WOMAN....
it just HAD to be here.
Thanks so much for the fun....!!
also joining in the fun at:
WHITE WEDNESDAY (that sugah is WHITE)

72 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love your four photos Vee...The vineyard one is so lovely!

Gina said...

Such pretty pictures! My favorite is the candle but boy that powdered sugar looks very delicious!

BTW, you are cordially invited to enter my Spring drawing.

Blessings

TexWisGirl said...

you're too cute. once again, luring us in with lovely photography, then BAM with the sweets! :)

Olive Cooper said...

Love, love the books BJ. Point and shoot cameras take really good close up images and you take wonderful photos. You have awesome composition.

Debby said...

In case my other message shows up just delete this one.
I love all the photos. What kind of Cannon do you have. It takes such good pictures......but alot has to do with who is taking them.

Marydon said...

Fabulous photos, BJ. The vineyard & the pastry have touched me in beauty. All are gorgeous, good eye, my friend.

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

LV said...

I like all you choices, but the candle is the best. I have a painting that Fifi did for me. The one she did for you, is an excellent piece of work.

Vee said...

Come link it up! Ignore my name being first because I didn't know if it would work and had to test it. I'm such a novice at this kind of thing.

Wowser! Now I just knew that you'd have four great photos to show. I don't think I've ever heard that vineyard story before and that Fifi painted a picture from that photo. That is so cool. Mr. Sweet is right. That flame would burn and if he kissed the last photo...he'd come back with sugar lips. :D

Madeline's Album said...

Lovely photos. I especially like the one taken in your sons vineyard. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Gorgeous and so fun to know it's just point and shoot! Love the vineyard picture especially.

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh I can see why these were your favs. They are beautiful!

Miss Sandy said...

Your photos are gorgeous yummy! The one of the books captures my heart, lovely vignette!

Pamela Gordon said...

HI BJ. Your photo choices are nice and very interesting. Isn't this fun? Blessings, Pamela

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I notice that you managed to select photos that have shades of red in them! :)

Brilliant Red Flowers

podso said...

Wow to your photos...the vineyard is spectacular but I may love the books the best because I do love old books and roses. And, my moms name is Helen!

craftyles said...

Your photos are really great. Love the old books. Just beautiful!

Love Of Quilts said...

WHAT NICE PHOTOS. DO TELL ME WHAT KIND OF CAMERA YOU HAVE. MR SWEET IS RIGHT ABOUT THE CANDLE.

Love Of Quilts said...

WHAT NICE PHOTOS. DO TELL ME WHAT KIND OF CAMERA YOU HAVE. MR SWEET IS RIGHT ABOUT THE CANDLE.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Well what a great job. I love that first one and the painting on the sidebar. The candle is beautiful. Would all make great cards.
QMM

Sue said...

I enjoyed your favorite photos, great photography. It was a little hard for me to choose mine.Thanks for sharing.

Sue

Sandi McBride said...

They're all beautiful...the last one looks good enough to eat!!
Sandi

NanaDiana said...

Holy Cow! Well, I knew you were a good photographer but having only followed you for a while now- I had NO idea that you were THIS good- GREAT photos! Love them. I think I inhaled that sugar in the last one and you KNOW I am OFF sugar-so please stop tempting me! (said she who posted a sweet treat on her blog today) xo Diana

Shirley said...

Hi BJ, I found your blog through my friend Diana at NanaDiana. I really love your pictures and I have enjoyed reading your blog. I don't know which one would be my favorite, but I do like the one with the candle. Have a great week. A Missouri Friend.

Light and Voices said...

I love this post! Jeepers I could taste all that powdered sugar just looking at it. I'm drooling. Would go well with my cup of tea.
Joyce M

Amber Star said...

bj,
You got just about the right amount of powdered sugar on those pastries. :D

I really liked the photo of the books a lot, but I liked all of them a whole lot, but that one is my favorite.

Have fun and yes, the vineyard one is fab!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I LOVE your photo selection, bj! I cna see why you love the one of your son's vineyard, and yes, the powdered sugar is a fun one!

Michelle said...

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We have heardsomething about TEDIDIT- TED SEA- TEDEDICA- DISATEDA- THATDEA na snow we hear this blog is about the IRA with " HEATU"?
Is this with UTAH and DONSUPPE- CARTE in DODONGO?
With SUMAR SUMANDO?
Because they are talking about UCCUMB - MRALL- MICULL .
What are POPERS?
What are POPPINDA?

Sally said...

BEAUtiful photos! I found it difficult to choose as well!

Debbie said...

This is such a great idea for a party and post. I don't know how you chose 4, since I tend to love the shots you put on here.

As for the four you chose, well, as they say around here, "Ya done good."

Don't tell my former (English) students that I said that though. Pretend I said something like, "Splendid photos!"

Beth said...

i love your valentine's day mantle decor. just lovely. i love how so many are picking different photos from their blog for the note card link up party. so cool. happy to find you. take care. (:

Becky K. said...

They are all soooooo gorgeous!
I think I can taste the powdered sugar. Seriously. That is yummy looking.

Happy@Home said...

Your photos are all beautiful and I especially enjoyed the stories behind them. The one taken in your son's vineyard is extra special!

Donna said...

Those are all so wonderful! And one got turned into a painting! I think my favorite is the flower with the books. So sweet.

And isn't Miz Vee sweet for hosting this party and letting us make new friends?

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures! I love them all and JUST can't pick a favorite:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Great choices BJ! Of course I'm lovin the last one with all that powdered sugar....pure yummyness!

Audrey said...

good morning bj ... the books and rose picture takes my breath away too. That would be great enlarged and framed. Awesome candle shot too. You are GOOD. Always love your daily blogs.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Gorgeous photos! The last one was a killer! This was such a fun party. I hope she does it again. It reminded me to take more pictures of the details.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

GREAT PICS!!!

:-)))

"There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place
nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit."
~J.A.

Happyone said...

Beautiful photos and great choices.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi BJ,
What fun, I am going over to visit Vee right now. I love the photo's that you have chosen.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Angela said...

Gorgeous photos -- I love that one has been made into a painting! Your mantel vignette is also lovely.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Nice photos!!

Patty Patterson said...

Bautiful! I'm not sure which I like best. It's between the Vineyard Picnic and the Flaming Candle, though. Both are stunning!

Beth said...

BJ, These are beautiful! My favorite is the vineyard!
Hugs, Beth

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh, my these are so beautiful! Love all of them!

Deanna

AshTreeCottage said...

Wowsa! Love, love, love your pics!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh, these are so gorgeous! If I had to choose a favorite, I couldn't pick one, because your photography is excellent and your subjects are so interesting. You are wonderful at photographing tablescapes too.

So happy that Vee introduced us.

Have a lovely day,

Karen

Rita said...

I have always your skill on photography. These are really Picture Perfect and i love them all since they each have their own story.
Rita

The French Hutch said...

With all of your beautiful photo choosing only four was a challenge I'm sure. I do love the first one!

~Emily
the French Hutch

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh BJ...those are great photos. This is a fun party. I gotta think more about it when I take pictures!
Have a great rest of the week!!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Beautiful selection... lovely!

Every Day Blessings said...

Beautiful! I especially love the vineyard photo, I see FiFi did a sketch of that one for you! Darling

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Happy Rednesday! Very nice photos! All I have is a point and shoot as well, but sometimes, they take very lovely photographs. Like yours!
Blessings,
Susie

Michele said...

All your pics are lovely, but I am partial to the books. Such sweet simplicity. :o)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That last photo looks delicious!

Beverly said...

Great choices, BJ. And, I always think you have gorgeous photos. You have a great eye for composition and style.

Like sunshine in the home said...

Fantastic photos, I particularly liked the photograph in the vineyard.

The last one really does look 3D too. Clever. :)

Denise at Forest Manor said...

These are fantastic photos, B.J.! Your son's vineyard is truly impressive. We have lots of vineyards in North Carolina, and they're fun to visit. I wonder how many people licked their screen when they saw the powdered sugar pic?

Visiting from Vee's Note Card Party. Have a great day!

Denise

Betty said...

Everyone has such lovely photos. I especially like the books and roses.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, you are just the BEST blogger ever!! :) *sigh*

Linda said...

WOW Great Photos!!!! They would look great hanging on the wall.

Carol said...

They are all terrific. But I do love the lit candle and oh my goodness your goodies always look divine! Yum!

Barbara F. said...

I love all of these, but the powdered sugar one really got me! I am on only clear liquids prepping for a test tomorrow :( xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The lit candle is my favorite so far of all the photos I've seen! WOW! ♥

Catherine Holman said...

Love the photos, but the vineyard one is amazing!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thats a great party--love your images

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful pics and ba-zowwie on the powdered sugar girl-Stop! I'm on a diet!!
Great choices for Vee's note card party.

Kati said...

Such pretty pictures you have! They are all so good that I had a hard time deciding which ones I like the best. I really like the one of your Valentine's Day mantel and of candle flame. So neat!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

So beautiful! My favorite is the flame, too, but that powdered sugar...oh, my!
Hugs,
Anne

Katherines Corner said...

four fabulous photos. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How'd I miss this??? Your pics are beautiful BJ! I remember the vineyard post and agree with Mr., that candle is really cool:@)

Carla said...

Awesome Pictures but that last left me drooling. I want some. LOL
You have a great eye for taking photos.