Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bathed in Light...




I could've called this post Switcheroo Part II, but what fun would that be?!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed their Valentine's day with those you love most in the world!


This room does in fact get an amazing amount of light all afternoon!  I played around with my camera settings a bit, thanks to the fabulous tips from my resident photography friend, Traci ...and I am loving the results!  I didn't do any editing at all this time around and relied only on what the camera could do...thank you Traci for the tips and the help!!!  Who knew all of those buttons actually did something important :)



The "bones" of this room are pretty much in place, but I still have some vignettes to work on...no inspiration was coming to me in some areas of the room, so I thought I would just wait it out...gives me something to blog about in another post, right?! :)







I had the privilege and the joy of meeting some truly kindred spirits this weekend at Jen's Bloggy Girl's Get Together!!!  How wonderful it was to spend time meeting fellow bloggers...everyone was so kind and fun and I loved every minute of our get together!!!  And Amy...you were a fabulous host and we all so thoroughly enjoyed your home and your hospitality!!!  Looking forward to the next one girls! :)



...wishing everyone a happy new week!  I'm off to watch a movie with my sweetie...


Tracey

118 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Tracey- this is just beautiful! I love all the light, and especially the table on the diagonal- unexpected and lovely!! What a gorgeous home you have!

Simply Me Art said...

Gorgeous! Our Dining Room Table is on the Diagonal like yours too, I Love it.. So so Pretty. Have a Great week, xo Jamie

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

So very pretty! I wish you could have a little camera tutorial from your friend for those of us who are in the same boat with not knowing what buttons do good things on a camera! Your photos turned out beautifully.

Blessings,
Sasha

Low Tide High Style said...

Your photos are really beautiful, I can't wait to go see what Traci has to say and which settings to try!

Your dining room looks gorgeous and the inspiration for those last little touches will come with time.

Glad you had a fun bloggy girl get together, sounds like a great time!

Kat :)

Mary said...

Oooohhh...Tracey these photos are STUNNING! Seriously, I am in love with every single shot! Love the dining set, and the window cabinet is 2die4 loaded with all those white dishes! It feels so much like home I could just move right in! ;o) Oh, and love the pop of color with the old seltzer bottles - fabulous! Those are always a great find. Missed all of you this weekend...my schedule and blog parties never seems to work! I just have to make the next one, I would so love to meet everyone! ~mary~

L @ Salt and Sentiment said...

gorgeous! I love those Mason Jars!

Hope Filled Living said...

Tracey, this is really a beautiful room. I love the photos. A girl just has to have lots of light!!! So bright and cheerful.
Mary

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Your home is beautiful and the white makes such a bright and clean look.
Love the tulips in the jars and the soda syphons ~ great to have another little touch of colour.
Enjoy your week

Hugs
Carolyn

Shaunna said...

absolutely beautiful! I'm a new follower and really enjoy your blog! The photos are perfect and I LOVE blue mason jars; have recently been collecting them myself.

The Ruffled Nest said...

Tracey,
I love your blog!!! Your pictures are just beautiful. What kind of camera do you have? I am planning on buying a new one soon.
Happy Valentines day,
Sherrie

Chrissy said...

Quite simply the most beautiful post and room I have ever seen...you inspire my me friend! x0

My Yellow House said...

These are absolutely beautiful shots of your room! It's like right out of a magazine - love the cabinet! It makes me want to re-photograph all my rooms! :)

Sarah

June said...

Tracey these photos are gorgeous! I love to just let the camera and the eye do the work too. (but mostly because I know I wouldn't be able to figure out an editing program anyway) I wish I wasn't always down to the wire posting though, beause then I don't take the time to make my photos better by using more settings on the camera.
The dining room is just so dreamy. It all is just amazing. The light in that room is incredible. I adore those jars with the tulips.
hugs

Kacey said...

Gorgeous! The room AND the photography! Love the diagonal table.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh my goodness, your dining room is absolutely fabulous and I love that you put the table on an angle...absolutely brilliant!

I just want to crawl through my computer screen and have a really good look around! Fabulous job sweet friend and as usual, I'm off now to wipe the drool off my face...le sigh!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Those green soda bottles are the *perfect* counterpoint for all of the swoony white!

Laura said...

Unbelievable! Really, really pretty....gorgeous room and fantastic photography!
Happy Valentine's Day Tracey!

Sue said...

I'm in love with your dining room! It is absolutely gorgeous & your photos are excellent. I saved them all to my own 'personal favorites' file. I love the use of the aqua glass accents too! Perfection.
Sue

Florence said...

I love your photos, it makes me want it all. Florence

Lisa said...

I don't want to interrupt you while you are watching the movie, but 2 questions...is the color of your walls blue or is it the light bouncing? and, what camera setting?

hugs, Lisa

mandiegirl said...

Wowza, girl! Stunning!

The Little Red Shop said...

Tracey! What a pretty...pretty room! I especially love your scalloped cupboard with the vintage bottles.

I hope you and your sweetie are enjoying your movie!

: )

Julie M.

ps I found some lovely white Bavarian dishes yesterday and thought of you.

::cottage instincts:: said...

Hi Tracey....I already loved your blog before the get together, but after Saturday, I'm simply in awe of your decorating and photography. In. Awe.

You are most fabulous.

Jeni said...

Your photos are breathtaking. So pretty. I just told my Mom about your blog and I can't wait for her to see it in the morning. She's going to be in heaven!

Thanks for sharing such wonderful things. Love to you.

Rosy Inspiration said...

So beautiful, it's got the 'wow' factor. Thanks for the inspiration.

Val said...

you made beautiful photos,this room is absolutely fabulous!
val

country girl said...

Your home is spectacular. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
xo country girl

Marianne@Songbird said...

Light is such a wonderful thing! Your room is flooded with it. Love it!

Wizard of Was said...

Tracey,
Are you sure you not employed by Jeanne d'Arc(grin)!! I'm thinkin' your hiding something from all of us, cause these photos are fabulous and well, the subject matter is the best!!
Gale

Polly said...

Breathtaking! I love how you angled the table. And the pops of turquoise in your ball jars and seltzer bottles is just right. I love it!

hugs,

Polly

Suzann said...

Love these photos. Terrific work so many yummy things to look at in this room!!!

Jacqueline said...

I'm afraid that I always say the same thing but...it looks wonderful !! I LOVE your distressed chandelier and the turquoise blue vases just lift the white.
Your photographs are brilliant. My husband gave me a camera for Christmas and I haven't even looked at it yet. It all looks a bit complicated but I'm sure that I'll get the hang of it.
Have a great week, Tracey. XXXX

hometown girl said...

it looks beautiful! i love the light. you'll laugh when you see my photos today. i have white tulips in the same blue glass :) have a lovely week. susan

Martha said...

Tracey ~ that really cannot be your room, can it? Just kidding...it is just GORGEOUS with every way to put that word...it looks truly wonderful!

Now I really need to learn camera functions too...

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Tracey,
Love the room! Of course I knew it would be FAB, but those pics make it look like it jumped out of the pages of Jeanne d' Arc! I don't know how you did the one with the blue canning jars on the table, they just jump out at you! and the inside of the tulip-wow! Great tips you got. I love seeing your home, it's truly amazing. Lisa

Jo said...

Love all the beautiful sunlight ~ your room is just beautiful! The tulips in the blue canning jars are the prefect accent pieces.

Jo

The Flying Bee said...

Gorgeous Tracey! I am sitting here in awe! The pictures are stunning! I just got a new camera and I hope I can figure out how to take some great shots like yours!

xo,
Adrienne

Lissa said...

okay! that is phenomenal! :)

Sandi said...

I am awestruck with the simple beauty of your home. Every little touch is just gorgeous!! Have a beautiful day.
Blessings~

Farmgirl Paints said...

You take the most breathtaking photos! I can't believe you live there. It's just too beautiful!!

Morning T said...

I am in awe of your home and these photos are incredible!

red.neck chic said...

Oh my gosh - Tracey that is breathtaking!!! No - I'm serious... I just had to say, "Robelyn, breathe again.". SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!!! I love the jars running down the table and I'm still drooling over the little silver salt and pepper shakers. ;-)

Gorgeous - all of it!!!
robelyn

Six in One Hand said...

Tracey,
These pictures are stunning!!!

I love the light and the closeups are phenomenal!!

Barbara said...

I'm loving your dining room! The angled table is perfect as is your collection of celadon spritzer bottles.
Super photos, Tracy.

Les Cotrions said...

Stunning photos Tracey! The light is fantastic! And everything is so charming and cozy!!!
Happy to hear you had such a nice time with blogfriends!
Happy new week!
Vale

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

Absolutely beautimous!
I need to learn all my ameras buttons, too. Would save me LOADS of time in post editing.

Loving the angle, too!

XO,
Anne

Leah C said...

Drooling over your dining room{now that doesn't sound pretty, does it?}...absolutely amazing! And the photos are fabulous, Tracey:) Love it all! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day--

The Rural Socialite said...

This is really lovely. We're covered in all-white snow today and stuck inside. Your post reminded me that white can be warm, too!

Herself said...

Hi T,

I adore the blue/green glass spritzers! So beautiful!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Tracey... Just stunning.. I love how you added the hint of color with the jars and bottles... Just perfection.

Shannon said...

These pictures are so beautiful. When I first clicked on this post I thought these pictures were out of a magazine. The dining room looks amazing :)

paige said...

oh tracey
~~~~*S*I*G*H*~~~~~


you are so my blogger decorater extraordinaire hero
darn it...i think i need spell check in the comments section!

love it
xo

traci said...

oh tracey. the room is just gorgeous!! i love, love, love the blue touches in the ball jars and spritzer bottles. you make me want to toss out everything i have and start anew!!!

and the photos are amazing. i am proud of you. i can tell you were playing with you camera and seeing what it and you can do if you just play!! great job.

xo!

traci said...

i was so awed by your room photos that i didn't notice that you changed a few things in your sidebar. nice!!

Ticking and Toile said...

Tracey,
You out-do yourself with every post!! The pictures turned out so beautiful! I am so loving the blue jars with the tulips. That little bit of color just looks amazing! I love it ALL! :-)

Shellagh

Vianne said...

Tracey, I love these pictures!!! Really we have a similare taste:-)
Have a beautiful new week!
Hugs,
Vianne

Jackie said...

So beautiful Tracey - you have the most amazing talent for creating beautiful spaces AND photographing them!! Amazing!

Jboo said...

Wow -- so beautiful!! Makes me think of spring and hope that it isn't quite so far off!

janet

belle-blanc said...

Ther perfect title for perfect pictures - just stunning! Hugs Mira

A Life In Focus Photography said...

i felt breathless just looking at this beautiful light filled room!

The White Farmhouse said...

Love the room! I am so jealous. The next must have on my house list is definitely a dining room! Everything is just so perfect in here.

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Stunning photos.

A trip to your blog is better than retail therapy at Ann Taylor.

Great job French Larkspur!

Vintage Simple said...

I'm a lover of light - so this is just beautiful..! And I love the glimpes of blue glass - on that cabinet and on the table. Your dining room looks lovely, Tracey!

xo,
-maria

a little bit vintage said...

Lovely room! Especially love the simplicity of the beautiful jars and flowers on the table. :)

Smiles,
Rachel

julie said...

hey tracey! perfect! and the pictures are beautiful! i need to try the different settings on my camera! maybe it will help! hehe!

myletterstoemily said...

i usually don't comment when there are over 30
comments, but i couldn't resist telling you how
much i love your beautiful blog.

you have combined two of my first loves in
your title, then filled your home with antique
white and old furniture.

i'm smitten.

Dreamy Whites said...

Tracey,
I have been waiting for this post. WOW. I love it. I love everything, but especially love that cabinet with the bottles on top. Everything looks so pretty together. I love how that chandelier looks hanging over your table! I am not going to be able to take my eyes off of this room!
Thanks for sharing!
Take Care,
Maria

cathy said...

What a breath of fresh air your room is today! Your blog is lovely and your photographs are breathtaking. {You did a nice job of pressing the right buttons on your own :}

koralee said...

Love love your dinning room..that touch of aqua is amazing on the white...beautiful once again sweet friend. xoxoxo

Annie Louise said...

Hi Tracey,
I just love the continuation of your re-do. Thanks for sharing.
Jeanette

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love the dining room and the gorgeous pics too!

Cathy said...

I am in awe! You are so talented and your room is STUNNING!

Enjoy!
XOXO
Cathy

The Ruffled Nest said...

Thank you for the information about your camera. I don't know if you remember me I meet you at Kasey's house last summer at one of her sales and also at flea market in Wis. It's fun to connect with you in blog land!!

Fearless Nester said...

This is truly magazine worthy. You are so very talented and I really love your style. ~Lili

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I'm with Maria - SOOO excited for this post! LOVE this change!! I would love to bring over a delish dinner and serve it in your PERFECT dining room! All you need to do is show me where to pour the wine ;)

HUGS - SO inspired by you.

xoxo

paperbird said...

You live in a magazine- your home is so picture perfect gorgeous!

maryboys said...

just wondering how i've missed so many beautiful posts again lately!? your room is so serene and lovely, tracey, and the photos are outstanding. i have a collection of the pretty blue ball mason jars, too - maybe 15-20? and not a single one out on display - what a shame. there is a fine line between collecting and hoarding, and i need to pare down around here! thanks once again for the calming photos:)

mary

Tuxes and Taffeta said...

What a serene room?!!!! Can you come over and help me? =) Love reading your blog!

Mari said...

Love your blog and your home...beautiful to say the least. Found you thru Cindy and Jayme. I'd love to come up to the next gathering you bloggers have. Wow.

FEDERICA said...

Darling I'm speechless! These images are incredibly gorgeous. I'd like to take photos like these! Please, could you share with me some tips??
Hugs
Federica

Morning T said...

It's me again Tracey....please check out my post today for a quick highlight of your incredible home and blog. :-)

Jill Elaine said...

beautiful!

Monica said...

Love the angled table and the hint of soft blue ~ it would be a magical place to dine! Thank you too for your wonderful comments on our Master Cafe Bar! I really appreciate you stopping by! Monica

henzy said...

gorgeous chandelier.. i love the white everything.. and the light blue jars of flowers.. gorgeous..
how hard it must be to keep it looking this way!

jackie peters said...

I love the bottles in the first photo. It looks so awesome with that little touch of color and then to bring it out in he vases on the table. Thanks for sharing ...........

annie said...

Tracey-
The light in that room is fabulous!
Simple, clean and fresh...lovely.
annie
p.s.
maybe we should plan time for a Traci tutorial----I definitely need one!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Just dropping by to say hello. As usual your post is just gorgeous. I got a new fancy camera for Christmas and even though I have actually read the manual I still need some help with the settings.

Jennifer said...

This is the color glass I use throughout my home! Along with seaglass, clear, pale green and then shells, nest and eggs - so this was a special post for me...come visit again...hugs, Jenn

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

I love this room. The size of the table. The mismatched chairs. The candlesticks. Ahhh . . . I am coming over for dinner.

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi sweetest Tracey!

I am out of words..! These pictures really take my breath away, what a stunning room!!!

I saved a copy of them in my folder "inspiring photos"...I just have to show my hubby later (he´s watching the olypics now, so he won´t leave the sofa now anyway, hihi)

Big hug and thanks for all the inspiration!
Mia

LuLu said...

Oh Tracey I want you to teach me the art of vignettes!! you are such a star at creating them!! your dining room looks so elegant.... wow wow wow!!!
You are an inspiration my friend!!
xoxo,
LuLu

Tara said...

gorgeous photos Tracey and your room is stunning...i love all the light you get in here!! Hope you had a good weekend!

Anne Marie said...

wow!! 93 down here......

and no surprise that you have so many compliments Tracey - your switcheroo was REALLY terrific and just so inspiring!!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hi, I found you from Cottage Instincts blog and became a follower. Your room is beautiful. I'm off to check out more posts.

Sandy said...

Your photos want me to get out the paint, to turn everything 'white'...
beautiful blog!
Sandy

http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Alice W. said...

Another stunning switcheroo Tracey! I love all of your pieces and what you have done so far. It looks so soothing and peaceful in your home ;)

Peridots Garden Blog said...

This is my first visit to your blog and your photos are stunning! The variance in the whites, the hues of the blue glass, the shades of green in the leaves of the tulips, the texture of the chandelier and all are highlighted by the sunlight and shadows...absolutely beautiful!

Thank you for sharing!

Sandy

Jeanneoli said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Simply spectacular!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

cityfarmer said...
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cityfarmer said...

I'd adore dining at that farm table .. or even better, sittingn and gazing at the rest of the room ..

so fun seeing you and hearing "your story"

Irene b said...

simply stunning! how many inspiration! Love your shop. ciao ciao

Kasey said...

good mornin darlin!
looks fabulous...but i have a feeling you already know that;-)
I can't wait to see it in person.
xo

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Bathed in light is right...just beautiful.

Heidi said...

wow ~ your room looks gorgeous! I wish we would have had a chance to talk at the bloggy get together. Just not enough time for so many interesting women. I adore the pillow I won, and have it sitting in my front room on an antique daybed! Thank you so much! I am going to work on a post with pics of my new prize this morning! Good thing I took pictures the other day when it was sunny!
:)Heidi

Regina said...

I just joined you. I'm your 600th follower.
Pretty and delightful!

Marie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and did I mention GORGEOUS! I luv rooms bathed in brightness! Your dining room is soooo gorgeous!
-marie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh, Tracey... I love that room! Natural light is my all time favorite any day.
xo~Tracie

Cindy said...

Tracey, I love your blog and I love your home!!! I am so glad I found it! It is all so amazing. Hugs, Cindy S.

MONICA said...

Tracey, thanks for visiting! I love dropping in on your site ~ The ottoman is dark linen and burlap ~ they just posted a mirror made of antiqued white math sticks!
Monica

1 Funky Woman said...

Absolutely gorgeous room and I wouldn't change a thing! I am in awe just staring at such an amazing room, wow, is all I can say!

House of Giggles said...

Oh my!! This room is gorgeous!! I just want to live in your dining room. It's perfect.

Sarah Sarniak said...

What a beautiful and inspiring room! I love your table - so pretty!

katrina lauren said...

oh my this room makes my heart soar! so beautiful...the sunlight is warm and inviting...i love it all!
xo.
k

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

I can not believe your pictures turn out so amazing without any editing! Traci must know some great tips! And all that natural light sure helps.

Kristin said...

your home is beautiful. i'm envious!

meandering pearl said...

i adore tulips, the green leaves are so gently vibrant!!! your white blog is so beautifully refreshing!!! precious thoughts

Beach House Living said...

More lovely photos. I use a Canon Rebel DSLR the settings are one thing by themselves. It's combining them that needs work so they aren't too warm or too cool. I miss my good old film cameras.