Sunday, January 30, 2011

Heartfelt


heart·felt/ˈhärtˌfelt/

Adjective: (of a feeling or its expression) Sincere; deeply and strongly felt.




My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who left such thoughtful comments regarding what I should do with my grandparent's dining room furniture.  Reading your words and absorbing your insights always gives me a new perspective and makes me think, and I love you all for that!




I haven't decided quite what I will do, but I have decided to wait a bit and see how I feel once spring rolls around.  That way I will not be making a rash decision, but a more informed one.  Plus, I don't have the money to be tossing everything and starting from scratch right now anyway.  I think this is a good plan.  Waiting and really taking stock of everything in those two rooms will give me a chance to narrow down the look I'm ultimately after.
  



I especially loved the comment left by Nikki.  I think it was a stroke of genius how she and her family re-purposed the crib her grandfather made and how they turned it in to something each of them can now enjoy and cherish!   




So now, thanks to the sage advice I received from you all, I'm focusing my thoughts to ways of making money, instead of ways to spend money.  Mr. Tide is all in favor of this by the way.




I've decided to actually have some of my photos printed on stretched canvas and I will attempt to sell them here locally in hopes of buying a better camera and some new lenses.  If they are well received, than I might open an Etsy store, something I've toyed with for awhile as you well know if you've been reading my blog for the past 6 months.  I think I want to start by not having to arrange for mailing anything, and then if they sell here close to home, I'll maybe decide to branch out a little.




It's scary putting yourself out there like that, hoping that someone else will like what you have to offer enough to pay for it, but if I never try, I'll never know.  Thanks to the support of my family and a wonderful phone conversation I had with Fifi O'Neill this weekend, I'm ready to dream big and go for it!  I swear Fifi has to be one of the kindest and most supportive people on the planet, and to call her my friend is truly a gift! 




So once again I would like to send you, the readers of this little 'ole blog, my heartfelt thanks, for always being here, giving me great advice, and for just being 'you', my friends!

16 comments:

  1. Love your new header!
    Blessings!
    Lisa~
    LeafandInk.com

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  2. Oh Kat I enjoyed looking at all your St. Valentine Day goodies on here. It must be so cool to be able to have a chat with someone like Fifi too, as she is such a great source of inspiration. Won't you give us a peek of your images on stretched canvas when you have some made up. That sounds like a very cool look for photography! Hugs, ~Lili

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  3. I just had another thought Kat - have you an outbuilding that would fit your dining set - for a contrast between rough and civilised?

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  4. Oh Kat I am so happy that you have decided to share your photos! I think that that is a wonderful idea trying them out in local shops. So nice of Fifi to talk to you and guide you as you step into this new journey. :) Have fun with it and enjoy every step. Putting yourself out there is scary, but think of it as a learning experience that you will grow from.

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  5. Your photos are stunning and they should sell very well. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Go Kat go! Sounds like a great idea for your photos. xo...Cathy

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  7. Oh Kat I love all your Valentine decorations-they are all so sweet! Good for your selling your photos on canvas!! I bet they go like hotcakes!! Good luck to you my friend!

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  8. Sounds like you've got yourself a great plan - and I think you'll do very well indeed. Love all the hearts on your blog post today - beautiful.

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  9. I love your photo canvas idea, Kat! To me, we learn from every venture...your photos are so lovely, I'm sure the canvases will be wonderful!
    PS~ Love the header...

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  10. yeah for selling your photos!!! I think you'll do great! Your photography is beautiful:)

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  11. First of all, I adore your new header, Kat! So pretty! So YOU! :) Second, you know that we are all behind you for support and encouragement in your new venture! Take that first step and don't look back! You will do GREAT!!! :) And third, I'm just adoring your sweet hearts. All of them! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  12. Muah!

    All those sweet hearts around your house... I need to go buy a few and decorate to put me in the romantic mood for the big V day coming up in two weeks!!

    Di

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  13. I think that is exciting! I hope it all goes well and you have that etsy shop soon. I'm also glad you aren't getting rid of the furniture without giving it a little time. Maybe you could paint some of it and change the look? I've always been hesitant to do that, but reading Kim @ Savvy Southern Style's blog has shown me just how great some things look painted.

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  14. Hi there,
    I have just found your blog and I am so glad! What lovely photograpy and I wish you well in your new venture. Looking forward to reading more, have a lovely week,
    Andrea

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  15. The heart is my favorite symbol, so I enjoyed your photos. I'll have to go back and look at your post on the dining room furniture!

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  16. Kat,
    Your pictures today are truly gorgeous, beautiful.

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