It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. – Lewis Grizzard
This past Saturday, we made another visit to the Marietta Square Farmers’ Market. We went a little earlier in the morning, so the temperatures were just a teensy bit cooler. On that note, there happened to be a “Christmas in July” celebration going on in the square and the air was filled with Christmas tunes. Why is that so weird to me? Sweating and listening to “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” is just not right!
We didn’t have a shopping list, we just wanted to see what the day would bring. I love crafting menus at the market, that’s the best way. You never have to feel bound by a list and you get the opportunity to select only the brightest and freshest fruits and veggies. After browsing a little while, I kept thinking back to this fresh basil that had caught my nose while passing. Intoxicating!
Ding! I’ll swing back by the farm-fresh cheese stand and pick up some mozzarella and then browse some of these other stands until I find the perfect tomatoes…Caprese Salad. Yum!
We found these gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, picked the night before. Tiny, plump and oh so good!
The nitty gritty:
All you guys usually see are the “pretty” photos. I thought it would be neat to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we get some of these shots…you might be surprised.
You see, Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder and I have given our house a little nickname, The House of Nap. Surrounded by large trees, our house is usually in the shade. The dim light always makes you want to flop on the couch and catch some Zzz’s. Don’t get me wrong, we love our house, it’s just missing one minor detail…natural light. So when taking photos, we have to get creative in order to get our subjects to look the way we want. Sometimes that even means bringing our dinner plate outside for a quick photo-op.
When photographing the Caprese Salad, it was sprinkling rain outside so we came up with this idea:
If you are anything like me, at this point you have forgotten that we are talking photos and you want to know where I got that darling table. Well, this baby is one of my treasures from the prequel to the “World’s Longest Yard Sale.” (Trust me, much more to come on this topic.) This table has quite the personality. It’s kind of funny, I didn’t pick her out…she picked me out. Really!
I saw her and thought she was mighty cute. But let’s be honest, I live in a townhouse that likes to think she’s a big girl house. She really can’t hold much more.
I walked on. I finished browsing the other items, paid my bill and started loading things into the truck. There she was…just standing there, “You’re really not gonna take me home?”
Ugh, I’m such a sucker! I couldn’t just leave her standing there. So in the truck she went, and I paid my bill…again.
Photos by: KHJ & CMJ
While she still hasn’t found her ‘place’ in our house, she has definitely found her purpose. She knew I needed her even when I didn’t. She’s the perfect sized prop for our photo shoots, lightweight with a beautifully rustic look. How is it that pieces can just speak to you like that?
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