Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lights and Tinsel

Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
Flying Clubhouse: Vintage Screw-Back Earrings
Flying Clubhouse: Holiday Party Outfit
Flying Clubhouse: Vintage Brooch
Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
The Flying Clubhouse: Blue Christmas Light
I hope you're having a peaceful December. I know I'm looking forward to spending some family time this Christmas. Here are a few shots from this month:

1-4. I'm not much for decorating, but we put up our tiny silver tree with sea-blue ornaments. It's been my favorite still life subject this week.
5. I've talked about them before, but I found these vintage screw-back earrings at an antiques shop for a few dollars awhile back. They're perfect for dressing up an outfit - especially this time of year. I've found that the screw-backs are a great option if you don't have pierced ears. They stay in place and don't pinch like clip-ons.
6-7. An outfit I wore to a holiday party.
8. This brooch came from the same antiques shop as the earrings. I haven't worn it yet, but I have a real things for oval-shaped costume jewelry and I think the design is fascinating.
9-10. Some Christmas decorations spotted early this month.

turtleneck // shoes: thrifted
earrings: vintage
tights: asos

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Mood

The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood, Snow
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood, Snow
I may be dreading winter as a long, dark, slightly brown and pensive time, but while looking through my photos from the past few years, I found that many of my favorites were taken during the winter months. There's something about the moodiness of the light and landscape this time of year that adds an emotional depth to winter photography. I'm hoping to capture more winter drama this year, and spend more time outdoors, despite the cold and dark.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Carriage Trail

The Flying Clubhouse: Carriage Trail
The Flying Clubhouse: Lake View
The Flying Clubhouse: Wildflowers in Winter
The Flying Clubhouse: Carriage Trail
The Flying Clubhouse: Berries
The Flying Clubhouse: Barbed Wire Fence in Snow
The Flying Clubhouse: Sleeping Wildflowers
The Flying Clubhouse: Carriage Trail
These photos are from our hike the day before Thanksgiving. I'm always glad to see a little snow. 

I hope you have a peaceful end of November.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Cranberry

The Flying Clubhouse: Cranberry
The Flying Clubhouse: Cranberry
The Flying Clubhouse: Tapestry Bag
The Flying Clubhouse: Cranberry Cowl
The Flying Clubhouse: November
The Flying Clubhouse: Frosty Leaf
The Flying Clubhouse: Frosty Leaves
The Flying Clubhouse: feline friend

Are things frosty where you live? I've been bundling up. This vintage wool coat I found sometime in January or February of 2013. I've worn it often since then, and although the arms are a little short (typical of me and coats), these hand-warmers keep my wrists covered - as well as keeping me from looking like I'm growing out of my clothes.

I hope everyone who's celebrating Thanksgiving is looking forward to it as much as I am. I've found that November can be a difficult month, especially if the changing seasons make you sad. Thanksgiving seems like a bright spot at the end of a tunnel. I won't be responsible for making Thanksgiving dinner, but I want to try some seasonal recipes all the same. I've never cooked or baked with fresh cranberries before, but I'm itching to try it. Do you have any favorite cranberry recipes?

coat // bag: vintage // thrifted
infinity scarf: shop ruche
hand-warmers: c/o greenola (similar)

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - The Seasons, Op. 37b - November, Troika


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mid-November


The Flying Clubhouse: Mid-November
The Flying Clubhouse: Purple Leaf
The Flying Clubhouse: Pine Cone
The Flying Clubhouse: Pine Cone
The Flying Clubhouse: Pine Cones
The Flying Clubhouse: Mid-November Sky
The Flying Clubhouse: Mid-November
There's still quite a bit of autumn left, but our part of the world has entered the second half of this season - the half which has a hint of ice in the air rather than a pleasant chill in the air. The leaves are quickly dropping (and have dropped) from the trees, and I'm starting to look for snow in the forecast. While the first half of autumn is cozy and spicy, it's easy to see mid-November through December as bleak. It's beautiful, but darker, edgier and colder. While it's nice to wake up in daylight, we rush outside in the afternoon to catch some sunlight before it quickly disappears.

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