16 May 2010

Blue Monday ~ Vintage After Dinner Service



This is my first time to participate in the Blue Monday photo meme. It's hosted by Smiling Sally. Check it out and see who else is playing along on Blue Monday.



Today's picture features an image I made of vintage dinnerware and then edited in Photoshop. The dishes are a turquoise Fiesta after dinner coffee server and Harlequin after dinner coffee cups in Fiesta red, turquoise, light green, rose and yellow. When I made this photograph we were homeschooling Abbey (she was either a junior or a senior) and one of the classes I taught her was Photography and Photoshop. I had found an exercise online that showed how to make landscape pictures look like vintage postcards. It was really interesting and I applied that technique to a number of different pictures, including the photo of the after dinner coffee service.

A number of my dish friends fell in love with this image. The HLCCA made cards with this picture on the front and sold them on their website and at their conferences (though I believe they ran out quite some time back). I also printed at least one poster for a dish friend. It's been a while since I have made dish photos and I am anxious to get back to that.

Happy Blue Monday!
namasté,
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20 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Becky, I can see why they love that image. It's neat! I thought it was a drawing before you told me you photo-shopped it. SO neat!

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

SmilingSally said...

I've never tried Photoshop, Becky. I'm not very handy that way. You obviously are a talented one. Happy 1st Blue Monday.

Martha said...

What a great photo! But, of course, I know how you love those dishes and I do like the coffee server!

Martha

gengen said...

Great job i have photoshop and i use it for my websites to make layouts and designs also enhance my pictures. Happy blue Monday.

xinex said...

Great picture, Becky!...Christine

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your blue makes my heart go pitter pat. I adore it.

Dave said...

clever PP!

daylily777 said...

I love the image you created !
You are so right about that not being Belle in the fountain, at a second look, I see it is definitely Cinderella .Thanks so much for pointing it out .
Blessings,
~Myrna

Mary said...

Becky what a perfect creation for Blue Monday. I hope you'll become a regular. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Marice said...

great editing :) its neat! you really did a great job! ;)

LV said...

I am not familiar with photoshop, but you used it very well.

luna said...

TOP!!!
Happy BM!

© Jennifer Raley said...

Love your slogan on the comments "pieces of mind..." Neat photo and good reason for it! A little memories to go w/it. Thanks for coming by my blog. Yep, lots of undone projects over the years. Me especially. I had to talk my mom into finishing that quilt! TOok a while. Ha. Enjoyed my visit, thanks, Jenn

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I'm glad you joined in on Blue Monday... I wasn't feeling too well today and didn't get a chance to post anything today.
I can see why your friend liked this for cards... it is a wonderful looking print.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like fun playing with Photoshop. I have something similiar but have not really taken the time to learn it all.

Dena E's Blog said...

Real Cool image Becky and so happy you stopped by my blog ands made me smile..Thanks
Hugs from Dena in Iowa

CailinMarie said...

Hello and Happy Blue Monday! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving your comment. This is a really neat photo- I really like how you modified the color making it both modern and a bit retro at the same time.
Cheers-
CailinMarie

Deborah said...

I like the image. I am always amazed at what you can do in Photoshop. Thanks also for the information on the yellow vase and eggcup. I always love learning about vintage collectibles. Thank you for stopping by and saying Hello.

Eden said...

Such a lovely work. Great job! I am not very good at Photoshop. I use it only for resizing pictures and making collage.

Have a nice day always.

Anni said...

It was my first time with Blue Monday, too! How funny!

I never use Photoshop, but I can see that you are very clever with it - great work there!