Saturday, March 10, 2012

Still Life


I took this picture back in January and never posted it because it just didn't seem to fit in with any of my other pictures in my posts.  Until today.



While I was in town today picking up a few groceries I had planned to pick up some more tulips for my kitchen.  However, when I got there and saw the available selection they were a little rough looking.  Then my eye caught the sight of some roses.



A small colorful bouquet for the same price as the tulips.  Can you believe just a little over $5?!  




I couldn't resist trying to photograph them in the fading light of our bedroom.  First on our French settee and then in front of our favorite marine painting of a night seascape.  It is particularly dark in there because our bedroom is painted black, a Sherwin-Williams color called sealskin.  We get teased for having a "boudoir" look in there, so you can chuckle if you want to, we're used to it.




I like how they look inside my silver plate teapot.  The lid to the teapot is broken, so it works out really well as a vase.




I normally like to buy roses in all one color, but I think this is my new favorite.  I like the drama of them against the dark background.  




Plus the colors go so well with the sunsets we often find around here.  And most importantly I was finally able to show you the drama that a local mussel dragger silhouetted against a January sunset can have too.  


17 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That's a great mix of colors in the roses!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love that you painted your bedroom black...so brave and so dramatic! Your roses are lovely, and that sunset picture...gorgeous!

Kat :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. The sunset is stunning.

regan said...

These roses are so beautiful, and they look so lovely with the dark background. I love that you painted your bedroom black.....sounds beautiful. And with sealskin, I'm guessing it has a slight shimmer or depth to it.....I'll bet it's gorgeous. And of course, it's probably really easy to fall asleep in a darkened room. Nice!

I love that sunset picture....the colors are amazing!

joanne said...

Our guest bathroom is black with nickel finishes and I just love it. Not quite brave enough to do a bedroom though! Your photography is just beautiful and I love that peachy coloured rose. Have a nice weekend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow- fabulous photos - boat and flowers. I love how the roses almost shine against the backgrounds.

Your black bedroom sounds interesting - a bit hard for me to fathom because I am seriously addicted to all white walls - and a bright white at that - no off-whites for me. I have friends and family that paint their rooms the dark,deep colors and they are fabulous - but give me white.

Sometimes when discussing my color (or non color) choices with others they are surprised when I say all my walls are white - and they will go and look around again. I guess my style of using a lot of color for decorating gives the idea of colored walls, when actually they are nothing but white - wonderful shiny white,I find it so restful.

I like the background that your dark walls give your photos - very dramatic!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The sky is amazing! And the roses..., the backdrop painting makes them extra romantic!

Country Girl said...

I saw your bedroom when you gave me the tour of your house and it's quite lovely, as are your roses.

Teri said...

Lili, I put up a blog with that gluten free cake recipe you mentioned you'd like to have. It posted today.

jennyfreckles said...

Roses, such an exquisite shape. They look like they hold secrets. And the pink sunset is breathtaking.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh.....another heavenly photo from your beautiful Maine, Lili! LUV!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo laurie

SprinkleBakes said...

Gorgeous! And I love daring colors in decor. :)

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

HI Lili, Something so inexpensive and so beautiful . . . simple joys are the best. A black bedroom sounds so peaceful too and I'm sure it's decorated so pretty with your gift of talent. Blessings, Sandy xox

hometown girl said...

that sky is just amazing! really lovely! pretty roses too, love your vase :) hope all is well!! xo susan

Rain said...

Lili-beautiful roses and the way you photoed them-I know that's not a word -but I like it!! I especially love your background music of the shore-could listen to that all day!~~Rain

Julie said...

Loved every pic!!!!!!!! and I think roses are just one of the most beautiful flowers...next to hydrangeas, they are my favorite. I think I would fall in love with your settee...Just a glimpse has me drooling. ;-p Lili, the first photograph is amazing. You and your camera make an award winning team. That photograph belongs on the cover of a magazine about Maine...really. I have one HUGE hydrangea blossom from Cottage on Woodberry sitting on top of a (pewter?) teapot with the lid thrown back. I love it. Makes such a unique combo...so I love your choice... Hugs to you. Thanks for the eye candy! xoxo

vicki said...

Oh Lili- that's a million dollar photo if there ever was one. Enter it in every photo contest you can! It's just fabulous.

Your roses are just beautiful- the colors are perfection. What a beautiful arrangement they made!

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Love
Vicki