Friday, May 6, 2011

Un Petit Quelque Chose ~ Vintage

When Tricia at A Rosy Note announced that the theme for this week's Photo Feature Friday would be 'Vintage' I thought...how much fun this will be! And it was. It gave me the opportunity to play around again with Textures and Effects in Picnik. The trouble is that I had so much fun playing that I forgot to take note of how I arrived at this image. There are so many possibilities when using these editing tools, I have decided that next time I will have paper and pen handy.

This chandelier hangs in my dining room under a skylight...hanging a chandelier under a skylight is a bit complex structurally, but not insurmountable and it gives a lovely effect. It was purchased many years ago in an antique store while on a trip to the Mother Lode in California. It has a strong Italian influence, I think it is very pretty and brings back such nice memories of a wonderful time.


 

Doesn't the vintage, shabby, elegance of this photo makes this room appear like a vision out of Dicken's book Great Expectations...in fact out of the corner of my eye, far in the background I think I can see Miss Havisham sitting, waiting for a visit from Pip.




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21 comments:

  1. Elegant and very pretty! I forgot about this week's Vintage!
    Brenda

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  2. It does look like it came from the story. The grand old homes that held such memories. A smell ,a click of a crystal on a chandelier, just a moment in time. Kathy

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  3. I just love this photo. I love that chandelier too!

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  4. Very pretty pic and chandelier. I have one in my entry that's very similar. Mimi

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  5. This is a wonderful photo and your editing is great...LOVE the chandy btw...a true find.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  6. Lovely photo!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  7. Wow that is a beautiful picture and a lovely chandelier thanks for sharing ~Happy Mother's Day ~Love Heather

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  8. This is exquisite, Adrienne!

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  9. What a romantic setting. Such a beautiful chandelier. Happy Mother's Day!! Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. Beautiful photo, Adrienne.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. lovely - i hope to play around with photo editing this summer. i can sense it's not easy... did you take a class?

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  12. Such a wonderful photo, Adrienne. Very well done!

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  13. That's beautiful! Happy Mother's Day!

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  14. I love chandeliers - yours is especially lovely.

    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

    xo, A

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  15. The effect of the sunlight shining down on the crystals is beautiful. Nice touch. We have a very dark dining room and have thought of putting in a couple sky lights. Much cheaper than running lights all the time in there.

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  16. What a pretty photo and you're right oh, so vintage.

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  17. What a pretty chandelier and such a nice vintage effect too! Thanks for joining Photo Feature Friday this week :)

    ~Tricia

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  18. Stunning!! You definitely captured vintage elegance with this photo. :)

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  19. Right up your alley! The photo is awesome.

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  20. It's always so frustrating to create something you would like to duplicate in the future and then not be able to remember the steps. I used to be bad about that. Then I began keeping notebooks to chronicle my creative endeavors. Now I can duplicate to my heart's content.

    Gorgeous chandelier, Adrienne, and the aged effect is wonderful.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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