2/10/12

slice of life: what matters

I was lucky enough to win a place in Darrah Parker's Slice of Life photo class and the first assignment focuses on the why of taking photos - the emotional connection.  We're to find and record things in our home that have meaning to us......here are a few of mine:

Probably one of THE most favorite things in my home is this wall of inexpensive Ikea bookcases.  I jazzed up the plain jane bookcases by adding lighting and covering the backs of the lit shelves with a green textured rice paper. The frame might be inexpensive, but what it holds is priceless.  Just a few of the fave things here are the wood bowl from Tahiti and next to it a couple of Chinese figurines that belonged to my mom, leaning behind the rock collection is a poem Dan's mom wrote about him that's been hand written in calligraphy (makes me tear up every time I read it!), my collection of blue vases, some art glass, and of course, my books.  Love my books!


I just LOVE this amythest that I gave to my husband a number of years ago for our anniversary.  Or was it for me?  Hmmmm......

A portion of my blue vase collection.
This large raku vase gives me pleasure every day - the colors and texture are exquisite and behind it is one of a series of photos from a European trip - great memories.

I recently bought some orchids for the kitchen window and I enjoy them every day as I stand by the sink - unfortunately the gray Seattle days didn't give me perfect light today, but the flowers are no less pretty.

I collect wine glasses and these two were a gift from my husband - picked up on a business trip and a reminder that he thinks of me all the time!  They are just the coolest!  (still experimenting with my lightbox and fighting getting a whiter background - more practice required)

I have a few more sentimental favorites in upstairs rooms that I'll share another time.....

8 comments:

  1. Such a lovely wall of beautiful memories and treasures! Thanks so much for sharing Terrie xx

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  2. Nice post. I love my books too and sure wish I had more bookshelves. Yours are wonderful and I love the way you have displayed things.

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  3. What a thoughtful post. I bet you had fun with this, remembering and enjoying some of your favorite things.

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  4. Terrie, those bookcases are wonderful, and oh, could I ever use them!!
    Love your photographs here.
    Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend!

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  5. i have an ikea black square bookcase and it too is fulled with lots of my favorite things!!! thanks for sharing

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  6. Great collection Terrie! I love having memories around me.

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  7. Bookcases hold our lives don't they? Stories to tell. Your raku piece is amazing as is that amethyst, wow. xox Corrine

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  8. Terrie, your bookcase is wonderful. The amethyst is stunning.

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