Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sweet little book from Petite Book Store.

I have been rocking the blog contests this past month. I won the blog contest at the Petite Book Store! My prize was a book I really wanted and I was so thrilled to receive. It came when I needed the lift. Just before Christmas when I was exhausted from all I had to do this wonderful book arrived and inspired my "White Christmas".

I love white. Snow images and simple green and white combinations really satisfy my eye. This book is filled with them.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the book.

I'll give you a tip on photographing the pages in a book. Look at the place the light falls on the page. See the little glowing section in this picture, that is not in the original shot in the book. That is where the light fell on the book when I was photographing it. It is called a "hot spot". The spot where the light reflects on the page. To correct it keep moving the book till the hot spot disappears.
This also happens when you are photographing pictures with glass in them. The glass reflects the light . It also can work like a mirror and you will see your image in the glass. I learned this when photographing pictures for my site only to find my image in my pajamas in the photograph.

LOL Even a cute pair of pajamas don't work. LOL Make sure when you look at the shot before you take it to step out of the shot and don't get caught in the reflection.

This is what is called getting an eye for photography. As artists we have to change our eye from the work of art to our photographic eye. It will save you hours of editing. I am developing my photographic eye.

These lovely stockings are a good example of what I learned from the first shot . I tipped the book till I got a true reading on the page. All of the nuance was that of the original photographer and not my mistake. Looking at books like this one is helping develop my photographic eye. I love the pictures in this book. They really inspire me.
Tedi of the Petite Book store has wonderful presentation and branding. The book came beautifully wrapped in white tissue paper. I was so delighted , I went to her site and ordered another book I had seen and felt I just could not live with out.

The second book came in a sweet cloth bag tied with a purple bow. Inside the book was this wonderful book mark. The book was wrapped like a gift in white tissue tied with a matching purple bow.

I just love her card! So whimsical.

Thank You Tedi for a wonderful experience with Petite Bookstore.

You have made me a fan.

Visit her sweet book store at You will be in for a treat!

Read the post below and you too will have a chance to enter a fun blog contest. It has a really good prize!

Happy New Year! Don't forget this Friday will resume PINK FRIDAYS at Make Mine Pink. It's "Out with the Old" I am sure you will find wonderful clearance items to start your New Year.

My little pink boutique is closing. I am spending sometime in development. You may still visit Lilli Blue's Vintage Rescues at I will be posting new things all week.


Susan said...

Thanks for the photography tips!
Neat post!!
Susan *dutchrose*

gail said...

Hi Lillie,, thanks for telling us how great it is getting an order from Tedi. She did a beautiful job! Congratulations on the contest:) and thanks for the info on photography. Every bit helps!!
hugs, gail

Marie said...

Hi Lilli,
You know how I feel about your photography. These photos are your best yet. Thanks for the photo tips. and Happy New Year.

Marie said...

Oh my goodness. I hit the button before commenting on Tedi's books. What a great presentation. Tedi is putting lots of love in her work and it shows.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the Photo tips, and the Beautiful Book you won from Tedi. You always turn an event into such a great learning experience. I just Love it. Thanks so much!
Huggs, Nancy

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

Hi! There..SS..Lovely post and your pics are so pretty! and the book info... I'll be posting about LA and our meeting, come by n visit!
Cindy :) (())

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Lilli,

Happy New Year! Thanks for the great tips of photography! I want to try taking pics off from some of my books someday!

Have a great week ahead!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Thank you for the photography tips, they will come in very useful.

Your book orders look lovely and what a surprise at the wrapping, just finishes of a delivery.

Lisa said...


Congratulations on winning Tedi's giveaway.


Cottage Flair said...

The photography tips were great. I need to photo mirrors and I have such a hard time! I have both of the books you showed. Aren't they beautiful? I still need to go to Cathy's site and blog about her.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Lilli!

Love the photography tips! Thanks so much. And for sharing the book you received from sweet Tedi. Love it!
Have a great week! and Happy 2009!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Patricia said...

Lilli, thank you so much for the tips, you are always so helpful. I have received books from Tedi, as well, always a beautiful presentation.
I am so sad to hear you are closing your boutique, please don't leave the forums. I would miss you so much,

Patricia Rose - A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey Lilli,
Congratulations on winning that book. I have it too and just love it. I can always use help with photography. Thanks for the useful tip.
I'm sad to hear your closing your boutique. I hope you will still be around the forum to visit. I also hope that you are following your bliss and wish you all the best.
bunny kisses,

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

Congratulations on you win! That's an awesome book and it looks like Tedi made it a very special gift all around!

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Debra,
Congratulations on winning Tedi's contest. What beautiful things, lucky girl. Thanks for the photography tips too. Have a good week.

Susie said...

Hi Lili! Happy New Year! Your gift from Tedi is wonderful. Loved her packaging and business card. Thanks for the hints for better picture taking.
The Polka Dot Rose

Tedi said...

Lilli, How sweet I'm touched and so pleased that you like your purchase. What a nice surprise... you just made my week! Pink Hugs, Tedi