Hearts Afire

A very special client ordered one of my Victorian Hearts Charm Bracelets, and since some of the original charms are no longer available, I had to take some new pics. Well, with me, any excuse to take pics. I'm obsessed. What can I say. A friend suggested I do it on a pink background this time, since the original is on a red... but I don't have any pink fabric, so I used this floral box that holds some of my art supplies, and I like how it turned out....

Except for that reflection of me and the camera! LOL. I tried to fix it in iPhoto, but it kept putting brown spots on my charms. And, I was like, "I don't THINK so!!" So, here's another shot and wouldn't ya know it, those pesky reflections again... Oh, well. I'm too tired to care today, so there it is. But I love my old bottle! Can you tell what that green thing is behind it? Any guesses? hehee ;)

And, now for the best non reflective shot of the day! Boring, but non reflective. I had a few pics that were a little more interesting, but too many were out of focus. I think I was paying more attention to the neighbors watching me on my front porch, holding a white photo tent over my head (to deter the reflection)... Ha!

And, just for fun, here's the original photo I recently found and added to this post... Since Pinterest seems to think this photo doesn't belong to me...

Well, c'est la vie... Some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you. I'd say we had lunch together. And, it was pretty good. Considering I woke up at 4:00 am, couldn't get back to sleep, and decided to get up and wash the bed. Sad part about that was when my head was killing me at 8 a.m, and I wanted to go back to bed, but then... "OH NO! My sheets are in the wash!" Haha! No nappy for me.

So, now, I'm going to retire to the living room with some comfort food, and curl up on the couch with the last few episodes of Mad Men, Season 5. Then I'm all caught up and ready for the new Season. And an early night....

Sweet dreams, everyone, and remember.... wait a minute, I lost my train of thought....

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  1. What a wonderful post...and omg what a lovely necklace Donna... you are so very talented!

    Love and hugs

    1. Thank you, sweet Victoria. Always a pleasure when you visit! XOX

  2. All the pics look great, even with the reflections! :) Gorgeous, gorgeous bracelet!!

  3. Fabulous romantic bracelet and I think your photos are the bomb! Love everything you do!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I'm also distracted by shiny objects. :-)

  5. I too am distracted by shiny objects. Glad my distraction led me here. You are very talented!