1.06.2011

Buttons & Bows.

A, one of my best friends, made these adorable bracelets and bows for my friends and I for Christmas. I think that they are such a sweet addition to an outfit.  I also am trying out my new camera for the first time.  I just bought a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS, and I am in love.  It is probably unhealthy for me to fall so in love with inanimate objects, such as Jeffrey Campbells, photographs, and cameras, but I can't help myself. 
I went to the sweetest couple's house today.  They are around 85 years old and so in love.  The woman has a British accent, and she had me laughing so hard that I was crying.  She was by far one of the funniest people I have ever met. The man was really sarcastic, and I loved it.  He is the most knowledgeable photographer I have ever met, so I went over there to pick his brain for information the whole time. He kept telling his wife to be quiet, as she kept cracking jokes.  They had me smiling the whole time, and it just reminded me of how important laughter is in life.  They are in their 80's yet they are completely enjoying life to the fullest.  It was a great start to my day, and I had so much fun learning about my new camera.  I can't wait to start shooting some pictures and share them on here!

81 comments:

  1. The first bracelet is absolutely adorable. It's a great and original idea for present. I love to make something myself for someone's birthday. It just makes it extra special ;).

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  2. These are soo cute!!! Anything with bows, lace, pearls or buttons is just gorgeous! :) x

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  3. Gosh! Both bracelets are super cute. Isn't it nice when someone can just brighten your day like that and make you smile.

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  4. Those are absolutely beautiful and I LOVE them. Are they for sale, she should open an etsy shop.

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  5. I admire those!♥

    http://fashionsweetyroom.blogspot.com/

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  6. the first is BEAUTIFUL! well they all are :)

    xoxooo
    nicoleechelberger.blogspot.com

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  7. these bracelets are beautiful. they have an edwardian/belle epoque kind of elegance to them.
    gorgeous.
    i have a new post up on my blog. drop by if you like, or follow me – it would make my day! http://sartorialstardom.blogspot.com/
    twitter @cathodgkin

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  8. I love those bracelets!!!! And it's never wrong to fall in love with a new toy! They never disappoint as much as men do ;)
    I love your blog and just awarded you with The Versatile Blogger Award!!!! You can check it out on my blog! Thanks for being so great :)
    Tamera xo

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  9. this are such pretty accessories , very romantic x

    nice post x

    www.thefashionmom.com

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  10. congrats on the new camera these are great photos! and i love your gifts, really cute

    xxx

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  11. Thank you how nice of you!
    Oh yes you are going to Australia? I would love to go there one day ..

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  12. congrats on your new camera! its ok....i am in love with my canon too :) Those bracelets are just divine - i think hand-made stuff is just lovely. I'm actually in the process of making some hair accessories from scratch so I hope they come out half and good as your friends creations!

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  13. Haha. Yesss, I fall in love with inanimate objects way too often. These are adorable. Love your blog.





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  14. oh wow! you're so creative!

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    x

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  15. i'm in love with those bracelets what an amazing present + DIY :) i would totally feature her+that DIY on my blog! totally agree on a comment above about an Etsy shop! haha, and that story is adorable. the camera takes great pics

    xoxo
    www.dragonnfruit.com

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  16. these are absolutely gorgeous....i am absolutely in love with the bracelets...completely fabulous!!

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  17. :) looking forward to the pictures shot by your new camera! after your lessons from the pro!...and the title of your blog is very glamorous!

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  18. wow thats gorgeous and really simple to make! i likey :)
    amber xx

    www.amberandhilary.blogspot.com

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  19. Happy for your new camera and can't wait for your new captured photos. The bracelet is a wow and the couple that you've visited is really an inspiration! :)

    www.audrinajulia.blogspot.com

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  20. oh and I forgot just followed you dear on twitter and facebook.:)

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  21. the bracelets are lovely! :) and i'm just a sucker for old couples who are still in love after all these years <3333

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  22. these are SO SO SO adorable! great accent to any outfit xo

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  23. These are so cute! I'm going to try to DIY

    ~Sherine
    Check out my blog!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  24. how adorable !!!

    stop by sometime<3
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  25. so cute!!! reminds me of chanel

    -Erica
    http://allaboutitt.blogspot.com/

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  26. YAY.. new camera!!!
    Love your friends idea.. reminds me Chanel.
    How many did she make for you.. (lol)
    kisses
    Lee x

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  27. What a sweet idea- handmade is the best (when it looks super cute like those do!)
    Congrats on the camera- I love my Canon, though I regret that I don't know how to use it to its fullest capacity yet.

    Thanks for following me, I am your newest follower!

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  28. thank you beautiful bracelets, followed by the back

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  29. this is great, I like it very much!!!!
    xx

    lesimple.sk

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  30. love all bracelets !!!!!!!! i'm in love!!!

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  31. beautiful bracelets!! :)

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  32. Good idea. I can use my left-over small cut-piece laces in this way! That's lovely!

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  33. this is such a fabulous gift idea!

    Ah well I suggest you make time to head to Melbourne - although I was born in Sydney (now live in NZ), I prefer Melbourne. It's so easy to travel around, loads of trendy shops, hidden bars and galleries :)

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  34. Cute bracelets! My grandparents are like that too, though they're "only" at their 70s. It's so sweet to watch them argue like a young couple.

    juliet xxx

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  35. woooww i love the braceletes! you're soooo creative *.*

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  36. I think it is perfectly okay to fall in love with material objects. I do it all the time.

    P.S. Great features!! I love bracelets. :)

    xoxo.
    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  37. cute bracelets :)!
    you have a new follower!
    xx

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  38. For some reason these pieces instantly make me think of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence. There is something so victorian about the aesthetics. Gorgeous!! :)

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  39. wow this looks so chic, love those pieces :)

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  40. Your friend is very talented!!

    Ps: I have given you the stylish blog award. stop by my blog for more details. I would love to hear your 7 facts.

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  41. You are super creative and talented! Buttons and bows are definitely FAB combination.

    Have an excellent weekend! (;
    Sanny's Head to Heart

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  42. Congrats on your new camera!! It takes nice photos!! The 80 year olds in love is just so darn cute...:) That kinda thing just makes a person so happy inside!! Great post & great gifts

    xoxo
    Hillary @
    www.thebrunetteshake.com

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  43. I love both bracelets and the blog I tagged you in a post with a stylish blogger award.x
    http://milsybee.blogspot.com/

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  44. Those bracelets are lovely, and i love what you said about laughter being important in life - we tend to forget that nowadays and it was kinda refreshing to read. You have a great blog and writing style, Im gonna start reading back from the beginning. Ive only just started blogging, pointers would be greatr and I would also love if we could follow eachother? :)

    caetc.blogspot.com

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  45. they are so cute and vintage looking xx

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  46. They are an absolute beauty. Would look amazing with mesh, jealous. Thanks for the sweet comment. Hope you visit back, and give-away coming up soon :)
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  47. Hello!
    I want to start for thanking you for your comment on my blog!
    This is a great post....love the ribbons, pearls and lace!
    Keep up the great work!

    http://flauntitmagazine.blogspot.com

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  48. That is a dope idea.

    windowshopz.com

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  49. LOL i can't believe,i think i'll take the same camera!:) and u're right,those are so sweet outfit additions,great pics!;)
    xoxoxoxo

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  50. So beautiful and femenine!

    xx
    Karen.

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  51. That bracelet is beautiful! I'm also a huge fan of handmade lace chokers Love love love.

    http://mystylecanvas.blogspot.com

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  52. wow beautiful! =)
    xoxo
    www.thevintageofenery.blogspot.com

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  53. pure cuteness! i love this (:

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  54. That is so ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!! What a great idea. I give you props

    Check out my new post!
    toppedoffwitharedhat.blogspot.com
    xoxo, Amanda

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  55. oh Summer, they are divine! such pretty accessories. looks like the new "cam" is working out for you too! the visit at the couple's home sounds lovely, days like that are simply the best. real life is what! cheers to the countdown!!!!! ♥

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  56. Gorgeous bracelets. All of my favorite things bows,lace, buttons, frills..just beautiful. The perfect accessory. I would love to wear one with my Valentine Day's dress.
    -Madeleine

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  57. Wow these are so so gorgeous!

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  58. great details and a very creative DIY project!
    i find this really inspiring. thanks for sharing !!

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  59. Those are stunningly beautiful, pity I cannot enter.

    I know what you mean about the old couple, my wife and I always think it is so nice to see an older couple walking around in malls holding hand and being loving. It just shows you it is possible to grow old and still be madly in love.

    Thanks for your lovely comment, have a great day.

    Colin.

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  60. super cute blog! i love it :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  61. Seriously fun!!! And girlie! Awesomeness!

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  62. These accessories are so elegant and beautiful! I love the lacy details!

    LizAnn
    VPV Intern
    http://www.shopVPV.com

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  63. love your blog! thanks for dropping by! i'm following you now.


    xxingrid

    http://ingrid-ism.blogspot.com

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  64. Super cute!!

    http://prettylittleinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  65. I think that DIY presents are some of the loveliest presents you can recieve because they're so unique and actually made with love! These are really pretty and you're lucky your friend made them for you and your friends for christmas!

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  66. Loving your blog!

    tessa-kit.blogspot.com

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  67. these are great..
    thanks for the comment on my blog..
    I'm a google reader follower and a blogloving and facebook too..
    hope you follow me too

    fernandezyajaira23@gmail.com

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  68. JuLeereeves@yahoo.comJanuary 10, 2011

    Adore this vintage look. Sexy and romantic. Just found your blog and love it. Following now and on Facebook. :)

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  69. Very feminine and girlie. What do you wear it with? :)

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  70. lovely :)

    http://girlwiththeblackarm.blogspot.com/

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