Cottage Style Party #31

Frequently when I shoot photos for my Etsy shop 

I get a little carried away with the styling.

I end up with photos that feature cottage style 

rather than photos that feature the item.

These also happen to be some of my favorite photos!

Like this one...

Is this about the crochet tablecloth or the suitcases?

Does it matter?

Not to me as I love this photo taken in my garden two summers ago.

The suitcases and tablecloth are long gone and are being enjoyed by someone else now. 

But I still have this photo to remember them by!

Here's another one...

Is it about the wire cloche or the charming carrot plates?

I couldn't decide after I saw this photo and ended up selling them together.

I kinda wish I kept those carrot plates now!

Oh well, there is always more stuff to find.

Here's another goodie...

The first thing I thought of when I saw this handbag was market basket.

I loved staging it as a market basket.

I could just picture strolling through a French market, 

picking up the days meal, then tucking it in this basket!

The tulips are from my spring garden, the bread from the grocery store and 

the tomatoes are Granny Smith tomatoes from my garden the previous summer. 

Yes, they are keepers!

Sometimes having a memory in a photo is almost as good as having the stuff.

I try to remember this when I am contemplating selling my items from my cottage.

Though it would be nice to keep it all, no?

Still can't part with this hat!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party


Thank you ALL for joining last weeks party!

So many wonderful cottage photos and all fantastic!

I adore ranunculus and these pink ones are so pretty in their zinc cups in this basket!

Stop by Faith Hope Cherrytea to see how she celebrates Valentine's Day...

don't miss the heart shaped waffles!

How cute is this bird tag on this distressed basket?

For a tutorial on how to distress your own wire basket and make this adorable bird tag, 

stop by Distressed Donna Down Home for the details!

What a lovely setting for a Valentine's tea. The rambling roses are divine!

For details on this wonderful tea setting, stop by Two Cottages and Tea 

and check out her antique dish set and roses!

Don't forget to grab your button!

Thanks for stopping by!

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and their fabulous blogs 

to see what they are up to:


  1. I was so happy to see my distressed wire baskets as one of your features. They are now wearing their feature button. I loved the vignettes you photographed. My favorite was the one with the suitcases and tablecloth.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my post! It was such a nice surprise to visit your lovely blog and see my roses! I enjoy your blog so very much and look forward to your party each week. Happy Valentines day to you!

  3. Love the photo of the luggage and the lace tablecloth. Thank you for hosting, my friend, and Happy Valentines week!


  4. Your photos are such a visual treat. Thank you for sharing your talent and for hosting this weekly hop!

    Happy Valentine's Day! ♥
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. I want to have tea in that garden.

  6. Thanks for hosting. The picture of your garden are amazing! It makes me long for spring so bad!

  7. Wow....am I glad that I came across your blog! I found you @ the PRIMP party...I love your style and think that you will enjoy many of my posts, too! Looking forward to a new relationship and thank you for hosting another place for me to "party!"

  8. Your garden and photos are gorgeous! I just love the suitcases with the lovely crochet tablecloth. Thank you for hosting and Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. Thank you for hosting each week. I love stopping by and joining in the fun.
    Carolynn xoxo

  10. Looking at your photos I think that you did well. It was mostly about the items! :)

  11. Love your photos. I think the staging just tempts the buyers more. Great job! Love, love the suitcases and tablecloth. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. I love all the old vintage suitcases. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great week!


  13. Love the suitcases! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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