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Saturday, March 26, 2011

choose happiness

  
a busy saturday....
packing
moving 
*sweating*....

wishing i were about 
180 miles away
at the antique shows
in warrenton

feeling sorry for myself.

*sigh*

when i decided to pick up my camera
and do a little photo shoot with the hydrangeas
my husband got me last week.

opened up photoshop
and began to create
{ a sure balm for the artistic soul }


i may not be at the big show this weekend,
but i am nonetheless
surrounded by beauty.

i choose happiness!

hope your weekend is filled with
unparalleled beauty.





54 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful! Staying home this time is sure to make you appreciate it all the more the next time you are able to go. I too hope to be able to visit a show like that one day, but they are so far away..

traci said...

i hope your move is going well. gorgeous image anne. and the quote is lovely too.

Junk Evolution said...

Knowing who that quote came from puts everything into perspective! And what a wonderful husband who brings you flowers. Yes, it is a happy day.
xo
Char

A Vintage Green said...

Thank you for the photo and quotation. It helped.
- Joy

It's me said...

Beautiful......enjoy your weekend darling....love Ria...did you get my mail ???? xxx....xxx...xxx...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a treat to see the exquisite tableau you put together!

Leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

mmmm, i love hydrangeas!

Angela said...

That's right...it's a choice!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love that photo!!!Glad you chose happiness I do too:)Our big market starts next week. Hoping the weather is nice.Hope you are having a great weekend!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Debra@Common Ground said...

you made the right choice. Have fun getting the move in motion. Your flowers are perfect. We're freezing up here today, literally!
Have a blessed weekend, dear heart.
D

Jem said...

Such a fantastic point and one I'm going to bear in mind this weekend while the fella and I should be celebrating 5 years together but instead we're sniffling and coughing and fluish! :-) We're under the weather together at least!

A really moving quote Anne, I love what you have created with such a lovely image!

Jem xXx

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Anne ~
Ohhhh girl I would love to be there right now too !!!

Your flowers are just beautiful !!

xoxo
Lori

Linda said...

Just lovely, Anne...the photo AND the sentiment! Nice to hear from you today! XO

Gracefully Vintage said...

LOVe all your pics.. That suv is too cute. and love all the chandeliers.. SO jealous all of these amzing places are not closer..
Thanks for always sharing inspiration
Karryann

Restoration House said...

The pic is lovely Anne. Thanks for sharing this quote. We don't always feel it but we can choose it!
Kim:)

sissie said...

Beautiful photo Anne. You are such a sweetie.

hugs
Sissie

A New England Life said...

Sounds like you have your hands full! Literally and figuratively!

Absolutely gorgeous image, Anne! You have an incredible vision for beauty.

Pattie said...

Anne Just beautiful!!! But I always love your posts. Happy Saturday

~~Pattie~~
The Shabby Chick

Vicki said...

I'd love to be there too. But, you have to live in the moment, right? Think of how much you are accomplishing. Love the photo. It is truly beautiful.

summersundays-jw said...

I would feel bad for you but you're sweating -- & we're all freezing. It's been a miserable day in Mo. Good luck with your move & have a great week. Jan

Theresa said...

I would LOVE to be there too:) My sweet friend Karen from Some Days are Diamonds is there and I would love to be there with her! BUT I am happy where I am! Happy just feels better, glass always half full:) Love you dear friend! Enjoy your Sunday! HUGS!

Polly said...

What a great outlook! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! Hubby did good!!

xo

Polly

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful for sure!

God bless you, sweet lady.

Brenda said...

The picture is beautiful as is the quote! I have spent half the weekend with my best friend doing the things we love to do! Blessings!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your photo is lovely and so is the quote. Anne Frank was wise beyond her years...we can all learn something from her.

Have a good evening, Anne.

XO,
Jane

Laurie said...

Even though I haven't commented for a while, I have been praying for you, Anne, knowing you've been going through trials and have come through stronger. And I think it is a kick that even as you are packing and moving, the photo bug in you took the time to take this beautiful photo of these sweet hydrangeas from Mr. Twig!

I'm sorry that you are missing Warrenton, but I am glad you chose to be happy. Choosing happiness may not be easy, but it is very brave. (Sounds like something Winnie the Pooh would say.) The quote from Anne Frank is a blessing to remind us all, and if you make this photo with the quote into a poster to sell, let me know! I am always blessed by your photography!
Loves,
Laurie

The Green Pea said...

Anne, I always loved to move. I am hoping you are enjoying your move. How exciting to be moving. Hope your weekend is a great one!
Hugs, sandi

ps I wish I was in Warrenton too.

Olive Cooper said...

You are wise...happiness is a choice.

A Rosy Note said...

Beautiful...the photo and the quote. I hope your move is going okay.

~Tricia

Sue said...

Love not only the photo, but really love the quote. Change is a part of life, not always easy, but we go through stuff for reasons we don't always see at the time. I hope you move goes smoothly and you find great happiness in your new home!

Take care, Sue

Anne Marie... said...

good gravy...did you know that Anne Frank was one of the biggest influences in my life? after I read her diary, and then saw the b&w film of her life it changed my perspective on people forever - completely -

that is just beautifully put on your photo Anne.

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

pamq said...

Very beautifully said!

I have been participating in a blog where each Friday I submit a photo of the sky. This Friday it was all overcast and gloomy YET AGAIN. I went out with my camera and searched for what I thought would be the "prettiest" way to present the darkness. I was somewhat pleased with my photo and post. Then I got a comment that said the sky was beautiful...... I looked closer...... It was!

I just had to choose to see it that way.

Now if I can just learn to apply that to other things in my life besides my photos.........

Thanks!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Anne, we are all the same you know....I go through those same dark times, it's hard to communicate with others when it happens to me ~ I may post but am not very good at commenting on blogs. You have a big task to complete and I'm sure it weighs heavy on you. Thank you so much for your sweet words about my Clara ~ we are so in love with her!!!!! I wish we were BOTH at Warrenton together...you could show me around girl!!! I hope you get things situated quickly so you can rest ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Sarah said...

Sweet post, Anne. ~ Sarah

June said...

Hi Anne,
I'm sure wishin' I was in Texas right now!
I'm in a big pout about it.LOL!
sending hugs

Theresa said...

that is beautiful. xoxo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Gorgeous photo, Anne! We know where we would rather be, but c'est la vie, right?!! Good luck packing and moving - can't wait to see more photos of your fabulous new farmhouse!

cityfarmer said...

that'a girl!!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Beautiful image and a wonderful reminder to us all...thank you!

Jan

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Anne,
Yes, there is nothing better than home and family, is there?! I love your hydrangeas too.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

Diane said...

Hello Miss Anne. Loved this post.
Peace and blessings,,,,,,
Hugs too,
Diane

Vijay said...

visited your nice blog

regds

vijay
a simple blogger in blogworld

http://vinothcraig.blogspot.com

Mikey said...

Kicking myself repeatedly from not stopping by your blog for a few weeks! Wow! I love it all!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Anne...good things come to those who wait!! Especially if they've been working hard!

E. Charlotte said...

What a great photo and amazing quote! :) Thanks for sharing!

Little Leslie said...

Thank you Anne, I am surrounded by beauty. The languid stretching of my kitty cat, the light snoring of my husband on the couch, and the gray and moist day outside.

vintagegirl said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo and the quote is very inspiring!

Sharon

Barbara Jean said...

I'm sorry you could not go, but I am glad you are choosing happiness. That is not always easy to do. Good job. I'm proud of you.=)

blessings
barbara jean

Low Tide High Style said...

I choose happiness too, thanks for that lovely reminder!

Kat :)

Martha Passman said...

Loved your quote Anne~! Isn't it wonderful how happiness is found in the most humble of situations? A beautiful bouquet? Time with your spouse...even moving? God has given us another day! Blessings to you and those you inspire!

Jemsmom said...

You should seriously sell that print. That is fabulous and so true! Have a great week!

Mrs.Thornton said...

love your blog and your sweet little post. Your photo inspired me to go out and get some white hydrangeas...but i ended up coming home with white ranunculuses,haha! I couldn't resist. hydrangeas next times...

-Amanda
mrsamandathornton.blogspot.com

north pal said...

opps! my blog disappeared. have to rewrite it. anyway,as i was saying before...... i can truly imagine the thrill in your heart and you really deserve it. you have acquired a fine art with all your work. besides you love what you do and that is a plus. Congrats! Bestest,Denise

north pal said...

i would be honored and thrilled to put me in for either the magazine or the book. i am a follower and not because of the gifts, even tho it would be grand,but i follow because this is where i enjoy being here. Bestest,Denise

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