Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Worth a Thousand Words

There's an old Spanish proverb  that says, 
Don't speak unless you can improve the silence

I'm claiming that proverb as the reason
 that you haven't heard much from me this week.

Honestly, I didn't have anything worthwhile to say. 

On top of that, I've been in the closet. 

After taking Whimsy back to college this weekend, I embarked on the Great Closet Adventure that I yakked about at the beginning of the month.  Had there been a single interesting tidbit to share about that closet adventure, I would have shared it. So far, though, it hasn't been all that yakkable.  I'll let you know if anything changes.  

So in place of my usual thousand words, I'm jump starting my blog engines with a few pictures instead.  

That's because it's time  for one of my favorite blog parties of the month, 
the Note Card Party at
 A Haven for Vee.  

Note card choices this month were inspired by my theme for 2012.

Now, my color of the year is yellow...


But  my theme for the year is 
Finding the Sunshine.

Every once in a while, I manage to find a little of that sunshine on the table. 



I think these little sun catchers would make lovely cards, don't you?




Maybe with a note of encouragement for someone who needs to
 find a little sunshine too.

So this morning, that's what I'm doing. 


Because maybe, just maybe, that someone is you.  

So tell me, where have you found the sunshine lately?

*****
Joining the other party girls at The Note Card Party


62 comments:

Debbie said...

Good morning! I LOVE these...absolutely beautiful. Honestly, I don't know which one I like best. And you are soo right. They would make great note cards...Enjoy your day!

Mona said...

your pictures are just beautiful....helped me find some sunshine this foggy morning in Georgia....I enjoyed these a lot..
Mona

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a beautiful set of notecards these would make! I especially like the first one.

Sunshine? I was blessed to find it last week in the belly laugh of a 4-mo-old and a 3-yr-old's fabulous sense of humor ... and this week as "the real deal" streamed through my 100-year-old windows and landed on freshly-washed antique linens. Thanks for asking me to take time to reflect on that this morning. I might have missed the full extent of the gifts.

Sue said...

I think you are a really great photographer:-)

All are lovely.

GrandmaK said...

I've had a number of days/weeks like that lately. But when you speak there is such beauty! Thank you! Cathy

Kelley Highway said...

Thank you for the Wednesday notecards. They're spectacularly soft, colorful and pleasing to the heart. Bless you.

Gina said...

Pretty photos! I could use the sunshine. It's been cloudy and gloomy here for the past couple of days.

Ann said...

Gorgeous! You have a great eye for photography!

Cheers!

Melissa G. said...

Very very pretty! I would love to sit at any of those beautiful tables. I think the One Thousand Gifts table with the blue dishes.

Marla and Steve said...

Those photos are absolutely beautiful!! I'd love to join you:)

Vee said...

On this rainy morning, I've found the sunshine right here. You certainly have a sweet way of setting up a vignette. I so enjoyed each and every one. Yes, I'd purchase a set of these.

ellen b said...

What beautiful inviting shots these are, Debbie! Love how you captured the light. We are actually in a sunny spell here in the Seattle area and I'm heading out to enjoy it with a friend...

Karen Harvey Cox said...

These are all fabulous vignettes. The blue one is simply my favorite. These are wonderful note cards.

Karen

Barbara F. said...

These photos are beautiful and I LOVE the theme, finding the sunshine, just great. xo

Mrs.Rabe said...

Your tablescapes are lovely...such beauty.

I am finding the light in my relationships - with the Lord, my family, friends....

Thank you for sharing today!

Deanna

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I just love your notecards! So pretty and very touching to me. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Fiona said...

Hi Debbie

Greetings from Ireland.

Lovely photos.

Visiting from Vee's Note Card Party.

Have a good week

~ Fiona

Amy Kinser said...

Good morning, friend. I hope you have a beautiful joy-filled day.

You bring sunshine, Debbie, to a lot of people. Thank you for that.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

I'm looking for sunshine through the smoke out here. It's been crazy bad. Hopefully you can see your coed really soon. In the meantime, I'm excited to see a so sunny new closet come to life!

Cheryl said...

I get weak in the knees when I see a beautiful table...so here I am, all swoon-y! Such lovely tables, even more lovely as they are dappled in sunshine!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love taking photos with some sunshine and the pretty blue with the blue egg is my favorite in your collection. Right now, I am in the lanai with a little sun on the back of my neck while I type! Feels good!

Sonja said...

I think I just found my sunshine on your blog... I keep telling my husband, I'm pretty easy to please!... beautiful cards Debbie.

Ruby Jean said...

So very Lovely...You have actually managed to make the sunshine look so very LOVELY .. :) We are up to 108 degrees here.. YIKES!!!!

Vickie said...

Those are perfect! You are all over the color palette today! Can't decide if I like the blue or purple - they're all four great!

Anne said...

Debbie those are beautiful table settings. I love the blue one. So nice. You sound like me. I've been sorting out closets myself and doing some rearranging. I hope your having a good week. =)

Carol said...

Debbie,
These cards are beautiful! Your tablescapes are always inspired.
Yellow is my favorite color, and yes, I'm finding plenty of sunshine this year!
The first card with the flowers in the teacup is gorgeous, the Ann Voskamp tablescape is divine.

Pat said...

I love the sunshine in your photos, and my favorite is the book and blue egg! You make nice little vignettes.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, those cards are soooo note worthy, what gorgeous pictures with the sun coming through the window. I can't believe not one note worthy thing happened in that closet! My sunshine has come from working on wedding stuff...So fun!

Carol

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love that you found 4 pics with the sun on your settings-very pretty:@)

Chatty Crone said...

I really think you four post cards are full of beautiful sunshine. They are gorgeous. And they bring sunshine to me. So while this sounds funny - I think that is one reason I really do lobe blogging - it makes me feel the sun shining all the time. Love, sandie

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Debbie, you do such lovely, creative tablescapes; and you definitely chose four pretty pics for your note cards! I love them all so much, I couldn't pick a favorite. This makes me want to do a tablescape right now! (Well, maybe not right this second, but you know what I mean). :)

Have a great evening!

Denise

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Each of these photos is so lovely and would make a wonderful note card indeed. My favorite is the one with the book. I am just about finished with a few of my summer reads and liked the looks (title) of this one. I googled it, and found out it sounds like just the right fit for where I am right now. Thank you! You are one of those one thousands gifts! Love the sun reflection in these photos. So pretty!

Terri Buster said...

Love them all, so gorgeous!

Debbiedoo's said...

Your photos are so pretty Debbie. I have been out of the loop for the past week or so myself due to my sisters wedding. Glad I did not miss too much:)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I have been quite on my blog also...I have nothing to say. You have such pretty tables...I love the colors

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Your note cards are just perfect. There's nothing I love more than capturing sprinkles of sunshine on camera ... it's not a simple task either.

And I missed you in blogland, by the way. And thanks for your kind comments, as always.

BlueShell said...

Ohhhh....exquisite...and lovely...I lost myself dreaming here...
Thank you
BShell

Jo said...

Wow,your photo's are magnificent!..I love the way the sunlight dances thru the window!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Debbie, such great tables or are they vignettes? I love the sunshine when it comes through clear glass. Sunshine is sometimes very illusive. Recently, I found sunshine while touring the civil war battlefield of Fredericksburg, VA.'s a busy town, but there at the cemetary surrounding the battlefield, I found serenity as I walked through the graves and felt such sorrow for these young soldiers...it was just me and a little bunny, and somehow through the sadness I found sunshine. Joni

kitty said...

Debbie, your notecards are absolutely exquisite. I don't think that I could pick a favorite one, as they're all wonderful. The sun streaming through the window is so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing your works of art.

bj said...

O, Debbie, your photos are just PERFECT for note cards. I sure would buy 3...no, 6 boxes of these. :)

We do have sunshine around here...to the tune of 3 digit temps...and no rain in sight. My flowers are fried, my lawn is past fried...and my spirit is waning....WE NEED WATER. :)
I would dearly LOVE having 4 photos of GREAT THUNDERSTORMS for next month NOTE CARD party. :)

Snap said...

What gorgeous tablescapes. I love the sun in each of them. The lighting is just spectacular. Wonderful selections for Vee's party!

Denise said...

These photos would make lovely note cards. I love the way the sun shines on all four tables. Fabulous. I don't have a favorite. You're quite the photographer sister.

Trish said...

Hi Debbie,
your notecards are really beautiful!
Sunlight streaming across the table is so comforting and you've created such lovely settings for it to embellish!
You are a great photographer.
Thanks for visiting me :-)
blessings..Trish

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

WOW they sure put Hallmark Cards to shame! I am SO Impressed at your skill to capture a perfect moment. The Sunshine and Shadows is PERFECT!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE them all...
Have a fun weekend,
Big Hugs,
Donna

Mevely317 said...

So tickled you stepped out of the closet and shared these images! Tho' I'm not a big fan of the color blue, that tableau just pushed my "smile" button. I'd buy the whole set in a heartbeat!!!

Mevely317 said...

...so now, I went back for just one more look ...STILL lovin' the BLUE scene! Crazy, but true.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debbie, I'd love to get a notecard that looked like any of these. Such pretty pictures and such sunny thoughts invoked by them. I'm having the same problem - nothing to blog about. laurie

SavannahGranny said...

Debbie, This is perfect. It is midnight and no sunshine in sight. I go to your blog and there is sunshine everywhere. I needed this pick me up and encouragement. Thank you for the beauty of God's glory streaming across your table.
Blessings, Ginger

Lynn Richards said...

Well, I have to say we are having a little too much sunshine lately, but that's what you get living so close to the desert...
Otherwise, my sunshine has been found in reading Jesus Calling. Nothing better than being redirected back to the One who made the Sun shine...
xo
lynn

Lynn Richards said...

Well, I have to say we are having a little too much sunshine lately, but that's what you get living so close to the desert...
Otherwise, my sunshine has been found in reading Jesus Calling. Nothing better than being redirected back to the One who made the Sun shine...
xo
lynn

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your photos would make wonderful note cards! ...And I am finding my sunshine in a short road trip! Going to see my daughter this weekend! :)

Thanks for stopping in and leaving the kind comment on the dorm! Enjoyed browsing over your blog, and I'm your newest follower!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love these photos. There is something about the play of sunshine on different objects that just makes me smile. You've caught the sunny dance just beautifully!
-Karen

The French Hutch said...

Such beautiful photos, perfect for note cards or anything else. Each one is equally beautifully. Hope your weekend is lovely.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Sarah (Nikki) said...

These are all so pretty...There's a gentleness and peace in them...

Alycia Nichols said...

Such pretty pictures to get my morning jump started! I find my sunshine in my husband. He's a real nut bucket...right up my alley! :-)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Those pics would make some really pretty notecards! Love the one with the pretty pink flowers.

As always, I find sunsine in my Hubby and kids.

xinex said...

Oh how beautiful, Debbie! although it rained today, we do have a lot of sunshine here and it is way too hot!...Christine

Sheila said...

I really enjoyed seeing your note card choices - what a fabulous idea to have a theme for the year and a colour and how sweet of you to reach out to those who need a little sunshine to brighter their day!

Sheila said...

I just had to pop back after reading about your closet adventures. i embarked on that journey last week as well and found the same poem that had been stitched by my sister and given to me - oh the treasures and memories I found when I opened the boxes...it really is an adventure!

Mary said...

Oh what a gorgeous collection with the sunlight streaming in and highlighting all your stems and plates!

I find it hard to believe there hasn't been a yakkable tidbit or twelve from your Great Closet Adventure :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

ALL of those photos are just so gorgeous! Debbie, those are really perfect for note cards (or calendar)!

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