Monday, September 27, 2010

Through Rose Colored Glasses


The photo shoot last weekend was a huge success!  I hope to share a few pictures of it very soon!



After the shoot on Friday, we headed out to help our daughter move into her new apartment.  She had arranged for the moving company and had everything packed up and ready to go by the time we arrived.  It's an amazing thing to see your children all grown up and making great choices and decisions for themselves, and I know she will be very happy in her new place!



Aside from a dead battery which caused us to get home very late, it was a wonderfully productive weekend.  We even squeezed in a trip to Ikea and some shopping at Whole Foods...two of my favorite places on the planet! 



Yesterday, I even took one of the chairs in my living room to my friend Sheryl of Slipcover Cottage to have a slipcover made.  I picked a fabric that has a completely different look than what I would normally choose, and I'm so excited to see it all come together...pics coming soon!



On Sunday, Mr. Tide did a bit of yard work to get ready for the winter.  He planted a few tender perennials and we are keeping our fingers crossed that they might actually come back next spring.  He has also taken up the habit of snipping a few roses to bring inside each time he does some gardening.  Usually we put them in a wall mounted vase I have in the living room, but yesterday I asked him to cut a few extra to put in one of my favorite small white pitchers.



It rained all day today, a gentle reminder that cooler temps and less than ideal weather are just around the corner.  Even with the dreary weather outside today, it's hard to be down when you have a pitcher filled with fresh cut roses to look at and smell.  And I even had fun taking a few pictures and messing around with Photoshop Elements a little to give the photos a soft, wispy feel, so for now I am looking at life through rose colored glasses and loving every minute of it!

Don't forget that there is still time to register to win my latest Giveaway...You could win $65 from CSN Stores to find your own special something to make your world a little more rosey! 

A special thank you to everyone who has already entered to win, tweeted, posted, and facebooked about the giveaway!!!

32 comments:

  1. Hi Kat, The photos are beautiful! I think I have seen the last of my roses until next year. Yours are so pretty in the little ironstone pitcher.
    Take Care.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  2. Pretty!!!! I'm so glad your roses are doing so well. Mine are in the middle of their fall flush of full bloom, and there are flowers EVERYWHERE! The rain today (with more to come, hopefully) will help loosen the weeds, perk up the roses, and lift my spirits.

    Now that you mention it, I have to make a trip to Ikea myself ... not for the next couple of weeks, though, because there's WAY too much going on right now.

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  3. Love the colors of these roses! Beautiful! We walked through the rose garden at the Biltmore...it smelled divine! ♥

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  4. Your photography is glorious! A-M xx

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  5. I love looking through your rose colored glasses...beautiful! My husband and I were just talking about heading to IKEA, too...LOL

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  6. i'm just learning photoshop and i think you did a beautiful job. those roses are gorgeous.

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  7. Thanks everyone! And Jo, I'm just learning too, but I'm really enjoying everything you can do with PS...even Elements!

    Kat :)

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  8. Glad you had a great day! The roses are lovely, as are the photos.

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  9. What beautiful flowers! Roses are not usually my favorite, but those flowers, set off in the simple but elegant white pitcher really make me smile! Great job!

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  10. Hi Kat,
    Roses and photographs are beautiful! You're inspiring me to be more brave with not only my camera, but Photoshop!
    Trina

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  11. I gasped when I saw that first photo! Gorgeous! Brenda

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  12. Kat, that sounds like a great weekend. Can't wait to see some of your shoot.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous photos showcasing your beautiful roses! I cannot wait to see your newly slip covered chair.

    ~ Tracy

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  14. Beautiful photos Kat!! Your rose colored glasses are a great inspiration. So glad that you had a wonderful weekend! You deserved it, sometime for yourself and with your family! I can't wait to see some pictures of the shoot!

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  15. Those are just heavenly Kat! I only have 2 of the small climbing roses and for some reason they are perking up again lately. Must be the rain and cooler temps? ~Lili

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  16. Love the photos and the gentle coral color of the roses

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  17. Beautiful roses. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend.

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  18. Such pretty roses. Boy, have I been away too long. Congrats on your article in Romantic Country. I will have to grab a copy. So sorry to hear about your friend Dan...I do think he had something to do with the broken heart cloud formation...amazing what we can see and feel when we have open eyes and open hearts. Hope your daughter's move went well and will look forward to seeing shots of your recent project.

    ~jermaine

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  19. I love your phantastic pictures of your beautiful roses!!!!
    Hugs Tanja

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  20. Absolutely beautiful photos Kat! The roses are divine:) You must be so proud of your daughter!! Hope you have had a lovely start to your week ~ Tina xx

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  21. Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I loved reading through your post today - it was so calming and beautiful. The roses are beautiful and I think Mr. Tide's habit of bringing in cut roses each time he gardens is just the sweetest thing!! Glad to hear that your daughter's move went well, and it is gratifying to see your children grow up into responsible adults. I haven't figured out Ikea yet, but Whole Foods is definitely on my favorites list - I took a short trip there yesterday, short, fun and healthy but always a bit expensive :)! Ciao, bella!

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  22. Sounds like a busy and fulfilling weekend. Bet your daughter's new apartement, with mom's touches, is gorgeous. You should do a photo shoot of it too! I've got some slipcover needs as well...will check out Slipcover Cottage!

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  23. Lovely roses! Your daughter is moving out? You've done very well on her. Congratulations! Kellie xx

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  24. Very nice photos here! I couldn't live without PhotoShop...

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  25. Your images are lovely and the flowers are not overly arranged...they are just right in the pitcher. ♥O

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  26. I am so glad it all went well. Your rose photos are wonderful. I have roses on my table this week too, had a little party here on Sunday. I smile every time I look at them.

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  27. I was telling a friend last week about your blog and I described it as peaceful to read. Thank you so much for the photos of your roses. I love the soft light of the petals, it's perfect.

    I was at IKEA this weekend too. Not the same one as you would have been at but I love IKEA too. The very first IKEA I ever went to was the one I bet you were at this weekend. I was over the moon with ideas when I left there that day.

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  28. Hi Kat! There's nothing better than an IKEA trip!!! Yay! What did you buy, girl? Your roses in the pitcher are just stunning. And I love the photo technique you used on them. I'm off to check out Sheryl's blog! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  29. Does Mr. Tide deliver? I love the roses, and can't wait to see the slipcover!

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  30. I love the photos of the roses-very beautiful!

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