Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Playing With My New Toy

Santa brought me a new camera for Christmas, so here are a few pictures...I still have a whole lot of manual-reading to do, but I'm having great fun just experimenting. I also got a couple of really beautiful books that I'll show you soon.
I'm still feeling more than a little under the weather, so posts for the next few days will be a little shorter than normal. I hope everyone is getting back into the swing of things after the craziness of the holidays. Today was my daughter's first day back at school, and no one was murdered in our house this morning, which I count as a great start to the new year. :)
Have a happy day!


  1. Hope you feel better soon. Hehehe today was the first day back for my son and daughter. YES!!! it was a pretty smooth start. Well, smooth as mornings can be. Now, I am looking forward to getting some work done. have a good day. Janie

  2. Today is my children's first day back, and my school does not open until tomorrow! That means dropping them off, a leisurely coffee at Dunkin Donuts, and QUIET just or me! Feel better!

  3. Love the new header and the swirly new font.

  4. New cameras are my favorite thing :)
    Hope you have fun photographing all the beautiful dishes and such! Enjoying your site.

  5. Happy New Year! Hope you will be feeling better soon to keep playing with your new toy ;o) Wishing the happiest days in 2008--love, blessings, peace and JOY! ((HUGS))

  6. Mary,

    Feel better soon, OK? Having the house back to yourself and all the hoopla over should help, don't you think?

    Love the new pix.

  7. Enjoy your day of quietness ! Our kids go back next Monday !
    I , too got a new camera for Christmas and havent figured out most of the options !!

    Get feeling better

  8. Happy New Year Mary! Hope you're feeling better. Enjoy the new camera and I'm looking forward to some great pictures. Love your header!

  9. Happy new year Mary....I have loved reading your blog and look forward to many more..
    Carol xx

  10. Mary, wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.
    Hope you are soon feeling better.
    Isn't it fun to experiment with the new camera. I hate having to read manuals.

  11. Looks like you're doing a good job with your new camera. Hope you get back to 100% very soon.

  12. Separated at birth??

    Besides the same name and husband occupation, we own the same "Revolutionary War" plates.

    Uncanny but true.

  13. Mary, Happy New Year and I hope you feel better very soon! How fun to get a new camera.. I look forward to pictures of more beautiful things in your home.


  14. Pics are looking good. All that manual reading is working for you!

  15. Hello Mary

    What a lovely blogsite. I love the way you write with such wit and humour. I hope you continue to enjoy Santa's new gift. Keep up the good work!


  16. Hi Mary!
    My son was suppose to start back to day also, but he had a tooth pulled instead. He was excited to be able to stay home one more day. :) I love your open plate display. (All a display like that our in home would show off are the cracks and chips!)
    I hope you feel better soon, it is amazing how colds can hold on! Rest and relax.. perhaps a pic of your longjohn's and socks up on a

  17. footstool... my daughter hit the 'post' button..
    :) Abbie

  18. Love the pics...sorry you are not feeling well. Get better soon. I have missed you visiting my blog.

  19. I just love the new banner~~winter at it's most hauntingly beautiful!!
    I once had a whole set of the third blue dish in your photo~~they were given to a very selfless friend who just loves blue & white plates. . .nice memory!


  20. I, too, got a new camera and it is great fun but I need to read more of my manuel!
    Your pictures look fantastic.
    Sure hope you are feeling better soon.

  21. I'm sorry you're still not well sweetie, and hope you can finally shake it really soon! What camera did you get? Don't you just luuuuuv playing with a new toy/camera?! lol Love the plates. Get well soon Mary!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  22. Hello dear Mary
    which for wonderful pictures your camera makes... so have we all something from your beautiful Chrismas gift ;-)
    I hope that you again well are, and wish you a beautiful day.
    Take care Barbara

  23. Beautiful pictures!! I love the blue and white in the plate rack!

    Feel better...we have all had it too. Yuck.

    Love your new banner too. You will love the new camera I know!

    I adored the photos of the needlepoint. So pretty and the room photo is definitely frame worthy! Magazine worthy!

    Happy New year dear Mary! May it be joyfilled for you!


  24. Mary! Thank you for posting on Decor Journal. I'm so happy you found my blog. And now I have found yours. Decor blogging opened a whole new window for me. It introduced me to the nicest group of people on the internet. Whether housewife or professional designer, all I've met have had time for questions and comments. I am adding your blog to my favorites. I am sorry you are sick! I was on Christmas Eve and only sheer meanness allowed me to be ok on Christmas. You must be sweet and not mean like me! I am just reading your blog, but I can see we have some things in common. Love the silver and the transferware, needlepoint pillows.
    Come back and see me, and I will do likewise!
    Halcyon (Kevbo)


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