Thursday, January 13, 2011
Dipstick decided it was all about him
Inspired by Deb's post about texture and Diana's picture featuring texture, I was all set to take a series pictures featuring different textures tonight - which I most certainly did. But then, just as I was winding down the photo shoot and making a little dinner ... Dippy made an entrance through his "secret window" into my kitchen (he's not allowed up here - and nearly broke my new photo frame getting down - but not before I snapped his picture). Dipstick was diagnosed with diabetes in the middle of the year last year. He gets some "free passes" on behavior as a result of his illness now sometimes. Plus, as a mom, I'm a terrible disciplinarian.
Okay, back to the texture photos...
First, my brand new Warm Glow Snickerdoodle candle. I've had it since my birthday (thank you Susie) but have been saving it. I love these candles so much - especially in winter. If you've never had a Warm Glow candle, they are manufactured in little 'ole Richmond, Indiana - my hometown. They are a really nice quality candle - far better scent and much less expensive than Yankee in my humble opinion. Back to why I try not to open one...once I open a new one, I burn it pretty much all the time that I'm home to keep this beautiful smell in my house.
Next up, my favorite lamp...I love it so much, I bought two of them - one in the living room and one in my bedroom. This is the living room lamp. It replaced my "Pixar" floor lamp a few weeks ago.
I grabbed one of my baskets - the tissue holder basket with the fabric covered lid - for my next shot. I chose this one because I got three different textures - the beautiful fabric on the lid, the tack holding it all together, and the beautiful unstained wood of this basket.
When I bought this Kitchenaid Expandable Collander last Saturday I knew I'd take a picture of it soon, although I figured it would be while it was being used to make something delish. I've wanted one of these for a while but they are usually pretty pricey. However, I was walking through Costco last weekend and this little guy was $10 off. Well worth it! After taking part in the photo shoot, I did use it for making dinner. Love the textures though.
I've been saving this pretty green bottle since New Years (amazingly it only held sparkling grape juice). I want to make one of these bottles with Christmas lights inside (anyone have any experience with a diamond bit for a multi-tool?) so have the bottle sitting on the counter until I finally get all the sticker parts peeled off and the bottle thoroughly de-stickied. Tonight though, I liked the texture of the screw-top lid.
Finally, I liked the texture of the towel next to the baskets as well as the smooth "anti-texture" of the old glass bowl in front of the baskets (although the baskets became victim to the depth of field in that shot).
Hope you had a great day. Anyone looking forward to the weekend as much as I am?