Spring 2014

Spring has arrived in all its glory. I've been fluffing our nest with paper feathers and a bit of spring cleaning. I haven't put up a new post in a while because of the theft of my camera last year. Losing my camera has been a huge blow to my creativity. I decided to try taking some photos with a phone camera. They aren't great, but it did get me dreaming again. You can find the paper feather tutorial here.

Swedish candelabra lovingly restored with new vintage crystals. These arrived at my house sans crystals and bent horribly.

I love this color of gladiola.

Happy spring dear blogging friends.


Chatelaine said...

I am so sad about your camera. I really loved seeing your lovely photos. You have done a beautiful job with your phone camera.

Paper feathers, fantastic! And that candelabra is stunning. Your home is so lovely!

June said...

Hello dear Nancy, it has been way too long since I have come here to visit. As always, I love your beautiful eye and style that you share here. I have felt so bad about the loss of your camera, but it looks like you have come up with a great alternative :))) I love these photos!!!
sending many hugs your way...

victorian parlor II said...

Wow-your pictures with your phone are beautiful! Love the paper feathers:).



Marysol said...

Well, I'm beginning to think Old Man Winter didn't get the memo, because I'm still up to my eyeballs in snow.
But your spring announcement has given me hope.

Your (phone) photos look as lovely as ever, which goes to show, it's not the camera, but the creative person behind it, who turns it into art.

Btw, I spent my 'winter vacation' making paper feathers too (fun to make, although nowhere near as realistic as yours), which I'll post about...someday. Quit rolling your eyes.

Happy Spring Sunshine!

Palomasea said...

Hello Dear Nancy!
What a lovely surprise it was to see your message...thank you!
I am so glad you're posting again...your kindness and artful photos are always such an inspiration...
And the camera phone conveys your artistry beautifully...
Love the paper feathers..so gentle. The candelabra are gorgeous...as well as the flowers.
It's wonderful to know that your spring has arrived...ours is taking its sweet time! ;)
More snow on the way next week, but at least it's melting...
The spring birds are singing, and the sunshine is warm.... :)
Hugs to you and wishes for a glorious weekend!!
- Irina

Cornelia Rose said...

Very nice decoration. Love your style!

from the baltic sea

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Nancy, it's been far far far too long. I saw you at Irina's space and had to pop right over and say hello. I am so sorry for the loss of your camera, it's so vital to us isn't it? But your phone is doing pretty good with your beautiful treasures. I hope you are doing more than lovely, warmest greetings from the desert ;)