Monday, November 7, 2011

PLAYING WITH TEXTURE


Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.

Blogger sure has been giving me some trouble lately.  I have no idea why, but for some
reason it was showing on blog rolls that my last post was published two days ago, when
it was clearly a week ago since I've published my last post... very strange.

At least I've finally been able to get my comments link issue resolved.  It now appears
directly under my blog post, like it's supposed to.  Thank you to those of you who have
taken the time to leave your lovely comments.  I appreciate them so much.


All the photos I'm sharing today are all about texture.  I love the contrast of placing
something soft and pretty next to something rough and chippy or tattered and torn.  It
makes the perfect balance to me...
















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Well, that's all, my friends.  Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you all enjoy your week!

'Til next time...

~ Jo :-)


48 comments:

  1. I love your contrasts. I do so enjoy your blog and your photos.

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  2. Hi - lovely pics. I do like these contrasts too! Have a nice week, hugs from Barbara

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  3. Oh, I love this look too! What do you have everything sitting on? Is it a new table?

    xo

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  4. Very pretty images today, Jo.
    Love the soft with the chippy.

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  5. I had the same troubles with blogger, don't worry. I love your textures, so simple, so nice.

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  6. I love those dried roses, did you do them yourself?

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  7. So nice !!!!...enjoy your week darling.....love from me....xxx...

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  8. Lovely pictures. I only recently started to think about texture in decorating, and it has been inspiring!

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  9. Loving the dried roses. Sometimes they can be even more lovely than when they are "alive".
    Have a great night!
    xo
    ~Cheryl

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  10. I'm glad your blogger problems were resolved! it can be so frustrating, especially since there is no one to call! lol!

    Love these pictures, Jo. As always, they are so pretty and make we wish I could come up with better vignettes!!

    Have a wonderful week!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Jo your pictures are just so beautiful!! I could just come stay in them :)

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  12. Lovely photos , soothing and peaceful colors ! I love your style !

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  13. Beautiful photography Jo! I love the dried roses, and the old books...Just dreamy! I hate when Blogger gives us fits :) Hope you have a great week!

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  14. Blogger has been acting very strange lately....again, Jo. I noticed the same thing about it having the days mixed up beneath everyone's post. And talk about sloooowwwww! Sheesh! Anyway, your photos are just beautiful. I believe that photos are all about textures - and light. :) Get that down right and you've got one amazing photos.

    xoxo laurie

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  15. sooo wunderschön.
    grüässli daniela

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  16. Beautiful photos- A rose always is stunning, no matter what it's "season". If you have time, love for you to visit my blog!

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  17. I have always loved a mix of textures. It makes things more interesting. Lovely photos Jo.

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  18. Blogger can have a mind of it's own sometimes.

    I adore texture, excellent work!

    di

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  19. Beautiful photos:) lots of greetings!:)

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  20. Beautiful images of some of my favorite things - roses and old books. Lovely!

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  21. such a beautiful serie of photos, and they giving us a great view from your favorite things.
    i like the old weathered look very much

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  22. JO!!! Oh I am soooooooooo happy your back to comments,I have missed you!! Your photos get more beautiful each post,love this one!! x0x0

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  23. Glad you decided to bring back the comment feature, Jo. :-) What a lovely contrast of rose against the chippiness of the tabletop and the spine of the books. Lovely photos....
    ~ Sue

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  24. Such pleasing combinations here. Love the ironstone too!

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  25. Omg, those are all so pretty!

    Cindy

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  26. I am new to your blog...I see that you are a dried roses lover too. I have hundreds of them around my house. Please come and see my blog as well..and BE SURE to look back at the old posts you will find many images with my dried florals in them.
    LOVE YOUR IMAGES...just love em.

    Rose

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  27. I love your photos. The various textures make for beautiful vignettes.

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  28. I love your dried rose and lavender buds...two of my favorite garden treasures. How lovely they look in your displays, truly vintage. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  29. Hello Jo,

    Your photos are allways joy to see!!♥
    It is lovely that comments are on..:)
    I send you warm hugs from Finland,
    Marge

    Ps. Soon(maybe next week)I`m going to keep small giwe away, you can joy if yo uwant:)

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  30. Hello Jo, I discovered your blog some time ago and I love it! Your photos are beautiful and everyting here looks so perfectly french!
    Greetings from Germany, Monika

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  31. Hello Jo, I recently stumbled upon your blog while searching for an issue I have with the comment link not showing under my posts. I saw on a thread that you had the same issue. I was wondering how you solved it!
    Btw your blog is very inspiring I added you to my blogroll :)

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  32. These are just amazing!! Simply stunning and they have this calm relaxing effect on me! Lovely work!

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  33. You really have a talent for still lifes. These are beautiful!

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  34. Hi Jo!

    Wow, it is always a pleasure to stop in on your blog & photos! The texture you've displayed is gorgeous! Loving the withered pink against the old books! The glass bottles and and chippiness give everything even more depth!!! Truly inspiring!!!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  35. Hi Jo~ I am so glad to see you are accepting comments again. I like the communicative part of blogging and missed that when you turned them off. So glad you are all the way back!

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  36. Eeeeep! When did you start allowing comments again, Jo? I've missed 'talking' with you!!!

    This is (as always) just gorgeous! I have been setting some antique bottles in the sunlight to get that beautiful lavender color - I have no clue how long it will take, but it is so pretty!

    Little Happy Dance - Jo is back! :)

    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  37. Love,Love,Love your Pictures...

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  38. Love the dried rose with the old books.

    Have a great weekend

    Hugs Bente

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  39. Beautiful photography Jo ~
    Working with texture always gives amazing results! I really love the shot of your dried rose on the tattered music book!
    Have a great weekend,
    Rosemary...

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  40. I love this post, it is very inspiring

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  41. Hi. Just stumbled upon your site while searching for ideas on Pinterest. I absolutely love everything on here. This would be my dream house!! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and the flowers/garden breathtaking

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  42. You should try making paper flowers and putting them in your home. They don't go bad and they can be quite pretty if you work hard on them.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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Your comments are always welcome and appreciated. I love to hear what you have to say. Thanks! :) Jo