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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Be Still 52 - Week 46

Letters and words
surround us, but finding just the 
right ones to add to photography can be a
little challenging.

It took me a few days to even know where to start. Of course, my childish heart soon solved that. My mind went to some vintage wooden blocks I have. "B" seemed a good one as I have several bears and books around my home. The book in the background is "First Lessons In Nature Study" written by Edith M. Patch in 1940.




While looking for the first book, I ran across this one. It reminded me of our family vacation last year. So, I visited the "sea."  The book, "We Visit The Seashore" has the most wonderful pop-up illustrations that are reproductions of antique pictures by Ernest Nister. Nister's book was published in the late 1800's.




I guess I had summer and the sea on my mind.  I cross stitched this small pillow several years ago. The boat, beach ball, castle, and lighthouse on the pillow represent the letters S-A-I-L. 



More and more as I go through this class I'm surprised at the many props that are right within my reach. I just have to stop and look around! One more thing, the boards that I used as the base in these photos were old pieces of a picket fence that someone dumped in the woods nearby. I will never understand why people choose the woods as a dumping ground, but this time someones trash was a treasure for me.

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13 comments:

  1. The best kind of props are those we just find lying around our house. And that board you found in the woods ... Eureka! What a find! I love your photos and I applaud how well you've done keeping up with the lessons.

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  2. What a lovely collection of treasures, Cathy! Each one more charming than the other! I love your cross-stitched pillow and how lucky to find those pieces of picket fence that someone left in the nearby woods. They are perfect for these types of still life photos!

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  3. That is a neat book, and your pillow is super cute. This is a great entry for the challenge. Have a super day!~

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  4. Oh, you have such treasures! Well done!

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  5. You are right words are all around us if you take the time to look, love the sweet little bears.

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  6. I feel the same way about people who put perfectly usable things out for the trash... There is someone, somewhere who would love to give them a new life. I've found quite a few treasures in their trash, though :)

    Love your little B photo, Cathy! And the Sail cross stitch pillow is a perfect design for summer...

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  7. I picture your home as a wondrous treasure trove of items, so many of them featured with such great care and love during this series.

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  8. You know I love the beach, and those vintage books, adore!

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  9. Cathy, these are absolutely wonderful! I just adore your creativity with this prompt. They are all so good, but the first one, the bears, is my favorite. That assemblage of old books and toys just touches my heart.

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  10. Your creativity really shines in these images!!

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  11. I actually love vintage books. I have a thing for historical sheets and manuscripts. Oh and I hate it when I see goid stuff dumped in the woods too. I love nature, secondly, they better recycle or giveaway old stuff than just dump them and pollute.

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  12. I actually love vintage books. I have a thing for historical sheets and manuscripts. Oh and I hate it when I see goid stuff dumped in the woods too. I love nature, secondly, they better recycle or giveaway old stuff than just dump them and pollute.

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  13. Aw cute. Love the vintage vibe. :D

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