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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Beautiful Baubles

Last week I wrapped up the final day of the photography class I had been taking. One of our assignments was to take photos outside in downtown Plymouth, MI.  I completed that assignment then popped inside to a favorite shop, Home Sweet Home and snapped a few pictures…...


Home Sweet Home has beautiful displays throughout the store but I focused on all the beautiful baubles. Lots of pearls, crystals, gold, silver and charms adorn both necklaces and bracelets.




I loved the vintage style mannequins the jewelry was displayed on.






I could have taken home boat loads of these jewels but I exercised self-control!  If you ever find yourself in Plymouth, Michigan a stop at Home Sweet Home is a must.


I found my photography class very beneficial, I've learned to look at what I was photographing a little differently, with a more careful eye. I still need a better understanding of F-stops and when to use various settings but at least I have a starting point. 


A big thank you to Very Merry Vintage Style for featuring our post from last week about pot holders. Very Merry Vintage Style is a wonderful blog that hosts a Share the Love Wednesday Link Party. If you missed our post click here, Princess and the Pea or Pot Holders?


Andrea my blogging partner-daughter had a big weekend, she successfully completed a half marathon which is a little over 13 miles!!!!! She just started running about six months ago and set her sights on entering a marathon. I'm dazzled and so proud of her accomplishment, congratulations!!!!! 








37 comments:

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Fantastic photos as always. I would love to go to that store. I love jewelry almost as much as dishes. Congrats to Andrea!! Have a good week!

imquilternity said...

Wonderful photos! That looks like a great shop! I'm sure it would be delightful to visit it.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Congratulations Laura,
Your photos are excellent. Great bling items.
I agree..I would love to take some of them home.
Well done to Andrea.. on her marathon.
Your photo workshop , was well worth it.
What camera do you use?
happy monday
val

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and the vintage jewelry looks pretty. I would like to take a class in photography. You did very well. Have a great week!

podso said...

That's a lot of bling! You've done a good job with the photos ...that's so nice you could take the photo class!

Stephanie said...

I just over dosed on eye candy. The pictures are beautiful. You would never get me out of that store.

Love, Yesterdays said...

Drooling :)

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love those jewels and your pictures are very good. Found you at Nifty Thrifty and I am going to follow you! I love photography, but have no clue!

Jennifer Salter said...

Love the photos! Thanks for the comment love over at Finding My Way in Texas :)

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Beautiful items! I love pearls, especially. Your photographs look wonderful...I'd like to take a class sometime, too.
Hugs, Cindy

Angie said...

Your photography looks great! I'd love to take a class too, but I'm not sure there's any point until I get a nicer camera. Until I just keep begging my little point and shoot to do something beautiful!

Thanks so much for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday.

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Favourite Photo Monday as another participant, these photos of the costume jewellery are great. I still have so much to learn about photography, what fun to have done a class.

Ann said...

Your photographs are stunning, Laura. The composition is perfect, the lighting and exposure spot on. Wow--those baubles are exquisite, too.

Amy said...

That's my kind of store. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I wish that I could find a photography class way out where I live!!! Now, the store, we probably have something fun like the place you visited, and you images are outstanding!

If you have not had a chance yet, I hope you can stop by and view my Mosaic Monday entry as well. Very much appreciated~

Mary

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful blog! I'm a new follower!
Best,
Anne

victoriantailor said...

Beautiful jewels, cute shop, will have to drive up there some time,

Okio B Designs said...

I don't know which I love more: the dress forms or the jewels. Okay, both! =) Coming over from Faded Charm and your newest follower.

Jeanine

Kris said...

Your photos are inspiring, no matter what the subject. The baubles, bangles and beads remind me of looking in my mother's jewlry drawers when I was a kid. Everything went with my sister's petticoats and my plastic high heels. Congrats to Andrea! She keeps improving with age. What's next??!!

Judy Bigg said...

You fed an excellent job capturing beauty in each of your pictures. Very well done. I am following you too. Thanks for stopping by.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I am attracted to jewels too. Very nice photos.

Danielle

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Fantastic shots Laura! F5.6? I am trying to teach myself...a very slow process. Thank god for digital cameras, I can't imagine trying to 'get it right' on film. I think your photography is wonderful. Congratulations to Andrea! A fantastic accomplishment...
Jeanne xx

Leovi said...

Wonderful, I love these pretty trinkets.

Ellie said...

These are great pictures of all of those lovely baubles - I also love those mannequins, very retro looking.
Congratulations to your daughter on completing the half marathon - no wonder you are proud of her.
Many thanks for coming over and commenting on my post - I really appreciate it. :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the way the light plays on the 'pearls' is great.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

In My Wild Eden said...

Thank you for the link to your pot holder post. I had missed it and when I saw it, I thought it was wonderful! I also collect vintage pot holders and completely enjoyed your pictures. Beautiful!

Ewa said...

wow, that shop has great things!

Marcia said...

Your photographs are gorgeous, Laura. I've always wanted to take a photography class. Maybe one day I will.
Thank you for stopping by from Cindy's. I'm glad you liked the Blue Skies tags. If you're ever interested in your own set, do not hesitate to stop by and submit a request on the Simply Tags page located on the menu bar under my header. I have Blue Skies marked currently unavailable, but I'll be making a fresh set soon.

I look forward to visiting your lovely page.
Much love!

Madelief said...

Hi Laura,

Beautiful photographs and such pretty jewellery!

Happy evening,

Madelief x

Inger-M said...

That's a lot of beautiful jewelry. Nice shots!

Red Rose Alley said...

These pictures are really good, Laura. I'm so glad that you liked your Photography class. I still have the pictures that I took in my class and are matted with white frames. Way to go, Andrea, on your marathon! That is not an easy thing to do, and such an accomplishment.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Marla Martenson said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing!
They make great decorations for the bedroom on those stands.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your photography looks great!

Isn't it fun to be proud of your kids?!

Thank you for following me, I am going to follow you now too. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Finishing a class?! You should be teaching the class! Beautiful as always, and my favorite subject, BAUBLES! Thanks so much for linking.
Big hugs,
Patti

Jennelise said...

So many treasures! I wish I could pay a visit :)
Jennelise

sparklegem said...

What beautiful photographs! And that jewelry display is gorgeous.

Katherines Corner said...

lovely photos, I would like to visit that shop too . Thank you for sharing xo

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