Vintage Porcelain Brooches

Earlier today, I was taking photographs of a few porcelain brooches I’m listing to sell in my Etsy shop. They’re so Spring-y and pretty.  And delicate.  Just like flowers.

 vintage porcelain brooches

vintage porcelain brooches

Later, when I was out walking my dogs this afternoon, I snapped a few pictures of Spring in bloom in my neighborhood here in Dallas with my iPhone. I took the first couple of pictures because these trees looked so perfect and I wanted to capture them just as they are today, because I know the flowers won’t be able to hang on for long…

 spring in bloom

spring in bloom

After I took those first two pictures, I decided I wanted to notice all the different flowers I came upon in just a few blocks of walking.  So, we walked a little slower than usual.  And took far more breaks. I was able to snap several photos of a good variety of flowers of different colors! They reminded me so much of those vintage brooches I had been photographing earlier in the day.

 spring flowers in abundance

spring flowers in abundance

And Ricky reminded me of the most important thing...

 My little Buddha, Ricky Ricardo, reminding me to stop and smell the roses.

My little Buddha, Ricky Ricardo, reminding me to stop and smell the roses.