Friday, January 31, 2014

5 Random Friday Finds

Find No. 1


Monday morning I fought my way out of the house on unplowed roads to the grocery store, and I had the place to myself. By the time I went home thankfully the road had been plowed.

Find No. 2


I saw these candles on an end cap display at the grocery store and I just had to stop and smell them. Oh yes, thank you for reminding me what Spring smells like, because Winter doesn't have a smell.

Find No. 3


To delay going home I stopped at Lowe's and cruised the paint aisle, picking up paint chips as I went along. Can you tell I am desperate for color.

Find No. 4


I opened my mailbox earlier this week to find this lovely surprise inside from my friend Kelly at Just a Click Away. I knew that I had won a fun giveaway she was doing, but it was so lovely when it came. We really need to send out more real mail. It is such a delight to received.


Such a lovely image and it has a special place on my newly installed memo board.

Find No. 5


Slowly photography is taking over my life. I converted these shelves in my art room from ones holding scrapbooking supplies to ones that are holding some of my photography props. So much easier to see what I have that way.


Joining Nancy for Random 5 Friday
Joining Kim for Friday Finds

47 comments:

  1. Interesting group of story telling photos. At least all is well.

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  2. I like your prop shelves . . . very much! I guess I need to clarify. I like the items ON your prop shelves . . .

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  3. Spring can't come soon enough for me! Great photos all the way around :)

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  4. I've been looking at paint chips, too - but I had to chuckle because while you're looking at exciting colors, I'm trying to find the perfect white :-) I think mid like to smell that candle right about now. I love your photography set up! How nice to have a space for your growing hobby!

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  5. I must agree--more real mail! I say that and yet I have the hardest time getting things actually in envelopes. I'm going to stop and do it today, as I have a stack of things to send! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend!

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  6. such interesting subjects and objects in your art shelving. Love the colors on the wall too, by the way. And yes, winter is such a drab time of year....we need Spring. Like, yesterday!! That's kinda eerie with an empty store like that. I bet your footsteps sounded 'hollow' As for your giveaway prize....awesome. And it's always fun to bring home paint cards and dream of days to come to redecorate with COLOR!!

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  7. Perhaps if we all sent more "real" mail the price to do so would stop increasing - or maybe not. Regardless, real mail does rock. Enjoyed your randoms and am inspired by your organization of photo props. Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. I think we are all hoping for spring. Enjoyed your images for scent and color -- winter can be drab. Loads of fun on your prop shelves. I agree -- MORE snail mail!

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  9. Looks like you have some wonderful props. I am guessing you got them at an antique store? You have inspired me to start doing some more still life photos... thanks!

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  10. Love the Costco or is it Sams all to yourself shot and the candle Happy Spring shot. Hope Spring reaches you soon and Summer doesn't reach me too quick.

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  11. So true Winter just smells cold !!! Definitely more mail.

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  12. good morning Sarah...I love how you said that winter has no smell...so true! And here we go again with more snow and cold this weekend :~( I agree with snail mail...I just LOVE getting a letter or card in my post...it always goes straight up on my bulletin board. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. love the idea of more snail mail.... and such fab props... always a find Friday post from you Sarah.

    thanks for sharing at FF...
    xo

    have a beautiful weekend.

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  14. Your prop shelf is great! I love the old radio. My favorite time to go grocery shopping is early morning when there isn't many people there. You hit the jackpot and had the whole place to yourself!

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  15. You said winter had no smell. WRONG.... winter stinks. hehe.

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  16. We are at 61 degrees now and hitting back up to 71 today, I feel spring around the corner. I had to smile at the candles, "Happy Spring," gonna have to find that just to smell it! Have a great weekend Sarah!

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  17. Oh, and P.S. - thought of you as I sat in Starbucks...a youngish girl, not really a teenager though, a little older, came in with the lowest neckline ever, heaving out of her shirt, very well endowed and I wondered....what would've written in you coffee shop chronicles...lol! ;)

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  18. I enjoyed your Friday Finds....After seeing your studio, I am reminded that I need to get in mine and clean up a bit...Yours is so tidy.... And I think we all enjoying getting a piece of special mail from a friend....I should do more of it....

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  19. You have some wonderful photo props! I always love a peep into other people's work spaces. Have a grand weekend, Sarah!

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  20. Gee that's a huge grocery store! I think winter does have smell, well at least here in my part of Canada. It smells crisp and clean with a hint of pine and cedar!

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  21. Photography is taking over my life too but you appear to be a lot more organized about than I am. ;)

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  22. i love all the spring colors. so cheerful & fun!! ( :

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  23. Lovely post.
    Isn't Kelly the best? I just love her!
    Hey, I see you got a Big Shot .... me too! And last year I got the Silhouette Cameo ... :-)
    I love collecting photo props .... especially old stuff. I have a crush on your scale!
    Have a great weekend!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  24. Collecting some paint chips does sound like fun now...everything is just so blah that any color is better than no color.

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  25. Wow a grocery store all to yourself, no waiting in lines, now that is good.
    I seriously need to organize my craft room. Still doing stamping but I like the idea of gathering "props" for photography. So perhaps a good cleaning is in order.
    I am so, so ready for spring. I loved that you went and looked at paint colors.

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  26. $28.00 for a candle? Holy Smokes!

    Anyways, love your organized prop center. Very cool. And Kelly is a love, isn't she? :)

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  27. Sarah, I agree with the sending out of mail! My art group is currently involved in a Valentine envie swap. You just take a plain envelope, any size, any color...seal it shut, there are no contents involved...and dress it up to the nines. Paint it, I have even sewn it, add, pics, lace, ribbon... anything goes. If it is 3-D, however, it requires a hand cancel at the post office and extra postage. My post office loves when we do this. They are always enthralled at the cool envies they get to put in my box! Give it a try! Perhaps you can start by sending a surprise one back to Kelly K. as a thank you! Just make it a Thank you envie!!! Also, I'm involved in the LIBERATE YOUR ART POSTCARD SWAP! Great fun! Aloha and I wish I had those Yankee Candles!

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  28. I loved seeing your randoms! You have a nice work area, everything looks so neat and organized. I agree about sending mail, I don't think there is anything that can replace getting a handwritten note in the mailbox!

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  29. I want the just spring candles!! Maybe they will bring spring sooner! This is the first year I've been ready for winter to end. Just a bit too cold :)

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  30. I love your new shelves and they show off your photography props so well...that's a great idea... think I need to do that...and the empty isles at the grocery store...very cool...
    Your finds this week were really lovely Sarah...
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  31. Just love coming for a visit.

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  32. ooh...what a treat to have the store to yourself!

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  33. what a great idea those shelves are, I need some of those, love your five random things

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  34. Your Friday finds are fun even on a Saturday! I love going to the grocery store early when no one is there! I agree about the mail - not sure why I'm excited to get the mail out of the mailbox anymore. There's never a letter waiting!

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  35. Oh I always enjoy your photography finds I LOVE LOVE the last one. Everyday views perfectly captured. Love it. B

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  36. It is wonderful to receive such real post, I love that too and should again write by hand more. I've always graphically designed with pictures ... similar.
    The lower picture I really like - such a beautiful nostalgic collection!

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  37. Oooooo, just love that photo! What a treat. And what better use for those shelves.

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  38. Now I know we don't get much snow here and you get plenty, but I laughed when you said you got out on unplowed streets to go to the store. Here, we run out and buy groceries if there's even a hint of snow in the forecast and then we don't get out again until it clears! I think we might starve if we had as much snow as you or at least learn to drive in it! Beautiful gift you won. I love that you have all your prompts out on display for easier use. You have some cool things!! Have a great weekend, Sarah!

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  39. That material is very pretty. I will have to look for that scent and see if I like it. I don't know if my sense of smell is changing but I was very disappointed with many of the autumn scents this past fall. none of them smelled good to me.

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  40. Really like the the image of the green jars.

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  41. 1. Can you stop by my office and give it a straightening up? and make it look as neat as yours? I'll buy the coffee!
    2. Since joining Swap-bot last June, I am truly enjoying snail mail again. I am finding myself looking forward to the sending as much as the receiving.
    I will find that candle somewhere this week and inhale deeply. Thank you for finding and sharing it.

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  42. Making my through blog land this morning. I'm so glad you liked the photo Sarah. I don't care how much stamps go up-I'm sending more of it! Love your prop shelf. I've pretty much taken over our formal dining room. It gets used once a year for Thanksgiving. We have an 8 FT. Slider with east facing morning sun-hello!!

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  43. Yes, it is a treat to receive a package in the mail! It is still exciting to me!

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  44. I have always loved getting real mail. When I first married and moved far away from home, finding a letter in the mailbox was always a treasure. I like sending notes and cards to others.

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  45. I love getting real mail, those you can read anytime instead of having to turn on the computer. thanks for sharing these & your photo of your dog from the newer post is so wonderful.

    have a great day.

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