Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Camera Addiction?

My camera has become an integral part of my daily routine. In fact, I did not realize how important until suddenly it is not functioning correctly. The camera was working fine early last week when we celebrated Easter with family. (RIGHT: My beautiful granddaughter, Eliza Marie [9 mos] and her Mommy [my baby, Jiliene].

What happened? I have no clue, when I prepared to take photos something quite colorful happened. It reminds me of something you would see at an art gallery,  MODERN ART. However, by no means does this make me happy. Modern Art  certainly has its place but not on my camera!!! I am not a happy camper. Here is a sample of the pictures now being captured. This is my pc keyboard!  (see below)

Fortunately the camera is covered under a warranty. So I am to wait for the shipping label, the WAIT. We are talking two-plus weeks or more! Okay, so think about this ~ I should be able to live without the camera. (Right?) Just like the cell phone, the computer . . . the operative word here is "should!"  Oh life has changed in the last decade and these items are as important (more important) than even my kitchen appliances! Well, searching for a quote for a project this evening, I came across one that makes realize how very much I need to stop and smell the roses :O)

"There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don't be bitter because you can't record it. Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is!" ~DeGriff

Monday, April 19, 2010

treas•ure (trzhr) n.

1. Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of, money, jewels other values.
2. Valuable or precious possessions of any kind.
3. One considered especially precious or valuable.

I have always been drawn to vintage treasures (and antiques). Anything old, anything with a past. I search garasge sales, flea markets, estate / tag sales and antique shops. I especially like vintage/antique jewelry, antique and vintage textiles, ladies accessories (purses, scarves, etc.), perfume bottles and my the list just goes on and on. Tattered, worn, pink or white ~ where there is beauty, I will find it!

It is my goal to share my findings and every now and then a bit of history that goes along with it. Sometimes it may simply be that I have no words and simply share a vignette or other photos of my day around Carrington Cottage.

I hope you will join me and come back often!