Thursday, May 3, 2012

fernvale wedding shower...

 my son ian and his girlfriend sam,
 have moved
 out to the country....
 to a cute old farmhouse on 5 acres.
 last weekend,
 i helped sam decorate her carport area,
 for a casual wedding shower.
 they live in an area called
fernvale
....the mountain behind their house is covered up with ferns....
so i had to include a shot of this gorgeous spider web, hovering over some ferns,
 like a little space ship.
i decorated the area using my
 vintage tablecloths, enamelware pitchers and ball jars.
all of the flowers were cut from the property
 and arranged willy-nilly
(that is fun to say, "willy-nilly")....
the less contrived,
 the more casual and fun,
for this little farmhouse....






i am still getting used to this new blogging format...ug.... so please bare with me as i figger it all out!
we are having an incredible spring here in , tennessee!!!
   there are flowers bloomin everywhere i look! 
 my new dawn rose is blooming on the back deck...
 and i have been snapping away...
trying to capture its glory, forever in my photos...
will share soon!

the little birdies continue to
"get their chirp on"....
merrily singing all day long....
one poor little baby bird fell out of its nest ,
that is perched over my front porch...
so i scooped him up, ever so carefully, and placed him back in the nest...
i was so sure that he must have been injured, after such a long fall, but when he was back safely in his nest,
 he immediately opened his tiny beak,
 to beg for food!
i think that was a good sign indeed!
i have been checking everyday to see if the mama bird has kicked him out of the nest,
 but so far, so good...
of course, i realize a neighbor kitty cat could have come by and had him for a snack...
that's nature...
but i like to think, that i helped best i could....

erin



p.s.  much to my chagrin, i have started to add a watermark to all of my photos....i have seen more than one of my photos, passed around on Pinterest, with absolutely no credit given....end of story.


15 comments:

Donna said...

Erin,
Bless the baby bird! The pics are gorgeous as usual with the beautiful flowers. Love the word "willy-nilly" too.
Hugs,
Donna

Debra @ Common Ground said...

The best parties are the casual ones. Such a wonderful setting, love all the flowers in enamelware and mason jars. Oh, I'm such a softie, I can lose sleep over baby birds...so helpless. Beautiful photos as always my sweet friend!

Olive Cooper said...

Your willy nilly flowers are way pretty. Love the fern and spider web too.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love all your decorations. How lucky for them to be on a small farm.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh what a wonderful setting for a shower...so cheerful and fun with all your tablecloths, enamelware and mason jars. Love the colors!
I feel your pain and feel the same about Pinterest and have seen the same with my photos...don't mind the pinning but would like the source noted! Your photos are too fabulous to be lacking the source notation. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful flowers and arrangements for the shower. Old farmhouse on 5 acres - wow!
Yep! Have been dealing with the pinterest issue also.
Enjoy your evening.
Glenda

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It looks like the young couple have a beautiful spot in the country to host a casual party. Your photos, as always, are beautiful and I think you'll be seeing even more blog visitors now that you're adding the watermark to your photos.

kayce hughes said...

Love seeing your photography as usual. I feel like this spring is a dream! Every day more perfect than the last.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

So pretty...I love it! And willy nilly is a fun word. What a cute country home they live in. I like that clothesline.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Erin,

Good morning!!! Like always, your photos are just gorgeous. I hope that I have not picked up one of your photos without knowing it was you. Good idea to put the watermark. I hope you are enjoying the BEAUTY of nature; it looks as if you are, in the most splendid of ways. HAPPY DAY MY DEAR! Anita

It's me said...

Beautiful pictures......lovely post......nice !!...lovely weekend......love Ria....xxx...

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Your post is full of so much Spring Beauty!! I especially like the way you've used those lovely green Ball jars. And envious of your New Dawn roses!!! Beautiful photos. But you're right about the watermark, Erin. I think it is time for me to do the same, as much as I don't want to. I was just reading yesterday how another pro photographer's work was stolen and appeared as the cover page photo for a company in China on their web page!!! And there is nothing he can do about it! At least on Pinterest, if a person wants to find out where the photo comes from they can click on the photo and it should take them to your original page.
Have a beautiful weekend!
xx
dawne

Debbie Nolan said...

Erin - your photos are beautiful - love the country look you achieved with the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Willy nilly is how people drive in this country. All over the place. :) Your son and his girlfriend have found a beautiful place to call home. I love the way you have decorated for the shower. The reds and shades of blue are just beautiful. Best wishes to you for a great new week. Tammy

KarenB said...

I bet the shower attendees were loving the beautiful setting. How dreamy! You did a fabulous job. I dont blame you for adding the watermark. I had actually wondered why you hadn't done it already. It's because you're so darn good.