Thursday, December 13, 2012

Home Sweet Home #97

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This month I have taken some time out to explore the manual dial on my camera. 

I have been doing a photo-a-day challenge and trying to come up with interesting pictures where I practice my skills.  I am still a little Green to the manual mode but, it is really not that hard and I am having fun exploring.  By the end of December I will have it mastered and will be ready for new adventures in January!  

 Now, I would like to highlight some of the posts that caught my eye last week.

 Robin at Happy at Home had a beautifully decorated living room.

Terry at Forever Decorating showed off her hand painted Christmas.

 Doreen at Hymns and Verses showed off her beautiful mantel.

Lynn at The Vintage Nest created a Christmas stocking for a very special someone.
Many great links every week!  It was really hard to feature a few!  Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

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I will join these ladies today:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground 
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home and Garden Thursday  at A Delightsome Life 
Inspiration Friday  at The Picket Fence
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sister's Stuff
 Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or you won't be featured.
Link up anything in your home or garden.  I love seeing neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!


Kristy Creighton said...

What a beautiful Christmas stocking!

Thanks for hosting!
Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

believeninspire said...

Hi! Thanks for hosting! Subscribed to your RSS feed.


Robin said...

I have always wanted to try a photo a day challange. it's seems like such a fun thing to do. Maybe that will be my new years resolution.

I also wanted to thank you for picking my holiday decorated living room to hightlight. That was very sweet of you and I aprreicate it so very much. Thanks.

suzyq said...

What gorgeous features!!! Loving the O Holy Night sign ( my absolute favorite Christmas song bar none ) Thanks so much for hosting amidst Christmas Chaos!

Blue Creek Home said...

Thanks for hosting - I am in love with Doreen's mantel - so pretty.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Beautiful features, and I LOVE Doreen's mantel! Thanks for hosting Sherry, and your photos look great!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Sherry, love the features this week, thank you for hosting. The Nativity Mantel was especially sweet. I am experimenting with the manual on my camera too, but I can see I will need to upgrade if I want to get better results. Its fine for blogging but not so fine for seeing fine detail (like individual hair on my dog). I think that is a goal - fine detail.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You've encouraged me to work on my photography...perhaps later today!

Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting, enjoyed the features. Have a great week.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week!



Lovely features. Thank you for hosting yet, another great party at Home Sweet Home. Enjoy the holiday season.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love the features! Thanks for hosting!

Cristina Garay said...

That's a beautiful living room by Happy at Home! Thanks for hosting Sherry! Have a great weekend!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...


Thanks so much for featuring my mantel! Have a wonderful week!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Sherry, I feel so special. Thank you so much for featuring Florence's sweet stocking. She just received it in the mail this week and is absolutely overjoyed. Today I show our decorated home...simple but I love it and hope your readers do too. Enjoy the season. xoxo Lynn

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Hi Sherry - hope the manual mode is starting to make more sense now! It takes a lot of trial and error and a lot of shooting to figure it out. It does for me, anyway!

I linked up my post on super easy cobbler. Thanks for hosting :)


Ms. Redo said...

Thanks for hostessing, fabulous features! Mary

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a bunch of festive features! So lovely and inspiring :) Thanks for hosting, Sherry! Happy Holidays from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey Sherry, great features and have fun with your camera this month!!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Great features from last week. There are so many beautiful things to see at this time of the year. Thank you for hosting Sherry.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sherry! So many wonderful links! The variety out there is astounding. Love that first photo of Christmas. Thanks again for hosting the fun!

Old Time Cindy said...

Thanks for hosting! Manual will eventually become your friend. For me, it's still a work in progress.
Farmhouse Holiday Hugs,

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the features, Sherry! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Mary Ellen said...

Oops just lost my comment! I am so glad you are getting the hang of your camera. I got one from Hubby for my birthday and it is all so confusing to me. Are you just using the manuel or a tutorial as to how to get the hang of it?

So wanted to get the hang of beautiful pictures so my Christmas pictures would be better this year but it didn't happen for the most part. Still trying though!

Thank you so much for your fun party.

bee blessed

Debra said...

I find it harder ( as in a bazillion times harder : ) to do photography indoors than outdoors! I know I should get a tripod for indoors...:( But your photography is always lovely!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Thanks for hosting Sherry, lovely features.Have a great week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Wonderful features! I am always happy to see the creations others out there have to share. Such a pretty time of year! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend.

Christmas blessings,

Cottage and Broome said...

Hi Sherry, I'm a new follower and my first time joining your party! Hope you can stop by, Laura

Sherry said...

Hi Mary Ellen,
I first read about using manual at a few sites. One was Pioneer Woman's explanation. Then after I understood what aperture and shutter speed did, I just started playing and it all seems a lot easier now. Funny thing is, I so wanted to learn manual to make the dreamy over-exposed shots but, now that I know how after two years of trying in auto, I can't bear to distort the photo!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Marla and Steve said...

Beautiful features! Joining the party :)

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Sherry,
Your photographs are always great! Thank you for hosting your fun party and wishing you a lovely Christmas season!

Maria Elena said...

Thanks for hosting!

kitty said...

Hi Sherry, thank you so much for hosting your party. I need to learn so much with the camera. I'm proud of you for branching out!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Sherry. Your photos are gorgeous already, now you are going to be unstoppable!
Hugs and happy holidays,

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sherry, Really love all of the features! I should take the time to learn my camera also. Must admit, I am horrible at reading instructions. Love your green transferware! Thanks for hosting.

Sarah said...

Sherry, thanks for hosting each week. I always enjoy the posts at this party each week.

Biljana said...

Great party, beautiful inspirations, thanks Sherry for hosting:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Jeannie and Linda said...

Sherry, Your photos are beautiful! Thank you for hosting the party! We appreciate what you do for us. Can’t wait to explore all the beautiful posts.
Have a Beautiful Blessed Day!

Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

Katarina said...

Thank you for hosting, Sherry! Hugs! :-)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sherry, your photos are marvelous! I look forward to a new camera - possibly next year and to experimenting myself - I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,
Kathy said...

Your photos are lovely...have fun practicing with manual. I'm working on mine,too and waiting for a new camera from Santa! Thanks for hosting!

Eileen said...

Lovely photos. Thanks for hosting.

Kathy Moody said...

Sherry, thanks so much for another awesome party! I just got a new camera a few weeks ago, and I have so much to learn. Your photos are beautiful. Have a great weekend. :)


Beth said...

Hi Sherry, I adore your vintage ornaments in the first photo. I have a couple of boxes of those that I received from my mother-in-law.
Merry Christmas!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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