Friday, April 29, 2011

Hobnail and Spring Blooms

Something about vintage white hobnail glass just shouts SPRING to me and beckons for cheerful pastel blooms!  I was fortunate enough to inherit my great grandmother's milk glass collection and though it has graced the mantle in the family room and curio in the bedroom, I am currently enjoying it in the kitchen!  One of my lilac bushes just started blooming this week alongside our beautiful pink cherry blossom tree!  I hurried out in the rain yesterday and gathered up some branches and blooms to fill the white hobnail vases and now our kitchen smells heavenly!  And...even though dark clouds loom outside the window, inside things are looking bright and cheery!
I will be sharing this post today with A Rosy Note's Photo Feature Friday, so I'll talk a little bit about the photography details here for those who are interested!  I edit with Picnik by Picasa.  I used the cross process feature again for all of these photos.  I know I'm in a bit of a rut but I really like the soft vintage glow it adds.  I also used "boost" to enhance the color.  On the first photo here I played with the focus zoom feature just for fun!  I am still learning the ins and outs of my camera and am by no means a professional!

Along with A Rosy Note, I'll also be linking up to the Pink Saturday Party at How Sweet the Sound!  Please go check out these fun parties!

Word is that we'll be blessed with some glorious sunshine this weekend!  Hooray!  And...I'm heading out to do a little estate sailing in the morning with my dear husband!  For the first time in 10 years, he asked to come along!  Can you believe it?  I'm kind of excited!  However, if he holds me back at all, this may be his first and last Saturday out treasure hunting with me!  I'll let you know how it goes!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,