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Friday, 30 January 2009

Pixie Blossoms

If you have ever wondered why I don't post many photographs from the house, it is because the light in this low ceiling-ed 1860 terraced cottage absolutely STINKS. There simply isn't any. Watching Finley and I step blinking, out of the front door, must be like watching a family of moles poke their little heads out of their muddy little undergroundholes. You see, call around here for afternoon tea and even in mid-summer you will find yourself, legs propped upon my red velvet sofa, sipping iced tea and nibbling a cucumber sandwich in the light of four lamps and many a twinkly china-cupped tea-light. Should necessity strike and a photograph be absolutely necessary the only decent light to be found is in the bathroom, which is thankfully big enough in which to swing a possy of cats but hardly desirable for the kind of oh so gorgeous food photography I find so utterly mouth-watering on other blogs... What in heavens name has this got to do with Pixie Blossoms? Frankly not a lot other than while perusing her lovely collection of sewing notion cards I was filled with the kind of envy apparently untempered by the idea that Zee's gorgeous photography is the result of the serendiptious chemistry between her clever eye and beautiful spirit, and nothing to do with the fact that she may or may not be blessed with decent light... Go see her Etsy shop, then come back and give me a good talking to- because let's face it a bad work-woman always blames her tools.


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh, yes, beautiful photography...enough to make one ill. Nevertheless, I persevered and enjoyed my visit to Pixie Blossoms very much!

Alison, I had no idea that you live in such a cozy nook. How cool it must be in summer... Tasha Tudor folks aspire to the browns and grays that small homes and rooms provide. I, on the other hand, am always on a search for light. Since I live at the forest's edge and beside a small grove of oaks, it's nearly impossible.

Zee said...

Oooh, geez i don't know if I cry or if I laugh. You made my day. I always read my comments which I always appreciate on my comment box, but the way you have described this is..ha, it's too fun to read! Thanks so much Alison. Have a lovely weekend and my secret is my tripod, a very needed tool because the light here is terrible too!

ForCryingOutLoud said...

Yay! I found you! I discovered your blog shortly before you "moved", and just want you to know that someone out here feels JOY at having made the discovery of your blog!

Thanks for sharing your neat interests!

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