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Saturday, August 20, 2011

FRESH COTTAGE

Master Bedroom                                                                 Photo by Cindy Roberts
Great news!  Our home will be featured in FRESH COTTAGE magazine!  I heard the news today on Fifi O'Neill's blog.  You can see her post (and a few teaser photos) here

REWIND:  When I found out our home would be photographed.... shock, excitement, panic, reorganization, projects, cleaning... Then came the day.... more cleaning, flowers, detailing....  NOW....relief, gratitude and life as we knew it bf (before Fifi.)

Fifi sent to me some photos from the shoot, but as promised, I won't publish them until after the feature in FRESH COTTAGE.  In the meantime, here are a few "teaser" photos.

Me and Fifi sitting on the deck by our pool.  The back deck was the last area photographed.  It was a typical hot July day in southern California.  Ice in our drinking glasses was melting almost faster than Mark could get the shot!


Fifi in our kitchen! Surreal.  I spent the least amount of time preparing our kitchen for the photo shoot, yet this was the room Fifi and Mark spent the most time photographing.  So, when the feature is published and you see old shriveled fruit on the table, you'll know why!
Fifi and Mark in our dining room! Surreal again. Check out the white "chic" apron Fifi's wearing.  I made the apron and gave it to Fifi when she took a liking to it.  Fifi wore the apron all day keeping her cell phone and other necessities in the pockets.  Can you see all the wires in this shot?  All part of professional photography at work.  I watched Mark closely to glean some tips, but his equipment is more elaborate than my Olympus. Mark had his camera set up on a tripod, but he would actually take shots from his computer and not from behind the camera.  He could see each photograph on his monitor and adjust the next shot accordingly.  Amazing.  

Fifi and Mark, if you're reading this, thanks again for such a wonderful opportunity!
 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

White Barns

Hamilton, Montana                                                                                                                              Photograph by Cindy Roberts
 I love barns.  White barns.  Chippey white, time worn, story telling....barns.
Hamilton, Montana                                               Llama Farm                                                           Photograph by Cindy Roberts
Hamilton, Montana                                                                                                                              Photograph by Cindy Roberts
These are barns I photographed in Montana during our family vacation.
Hamilton, Montana                                 Llama Farm                              Photograph by Cindy Roberts
Hamilton, Montana                                               Llama Farm                                                           Photograph by Cindy Roberts
Hamilton, Montana                                               Llama Farm                                                           Photograph by Cindy Roberts
Hamilton, Montana                                                                                               Photograph by Cindy Roberts
If you love white barns, I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Rust or Bust!

 I'm back from our family vacation.  We drove through 8 states and stayed over night in 5 of them.  Our truck was filled with luggage, but I managed to find room for a few small treasures we found along the way.  
 I'm posting lots of photos from Betty's Antiques in Cedar City, Utah.  Her home/yard/shop were across the street from our hotel.  Imagine that! 
 The photos speak for themselves, but you'll see that RUST (lovely rust!) is predominant in Betty's farm treasures.  WARNING:  YOU MAY NEED A TETANUS SHOT JUST TO VIEW THESE PHOTOS! 
 If you like rummaging through rusty treasures be sure to stop by Betty's Antiques.  The search is half the fun!