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Home Sweet Home

Home is where the heart is!
Two weeks from today I move to the Netherlands where my new Home is.

This image is from the Fair's heritage homestead and ends my Fair series.

Home Sweet Home

Home is where the heart is!
Two weeks from today I move to the Netherlands where my new Home is.

This image is from the Fair's heritage homestead and ends my Fair series.

comments (54)

  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 20 Nov 2009, 01:12
Lovely light via the window.
If that saying was true, I would have to say I was homeless.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe your Home is with yourself right now, Aussie? I do know that you are not homeless. Thank God. And thank YOU for your comment. I can hardly wait till you come visit us in our new place. I want Astrid to meet you. smile
Classic and beautiful light!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Harry, for stopping by and commenting. I tried to leave a comment on your site both last night and this morning but must not be doing something right! sad
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 Nov 2009, 01:32
i thought this was your new home, would be ultra cool if it was lol niiiiiice shot
Ginnie Hart: No, not my new home, Elaine, but ours is as cozy nonetheless. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2009, 01:44
It looks almost as comfortable as my house Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. But yours is probably much bigger, Chris. This was a one-room house with an upstairs loft. smile
To finish teh picture, all this needs is a laptop, resting on this little round table, Ginnie. smile
Hope your move will go smoothly. I thought you are already there.
Ginnie Hart: A laptop on the footstool would be the frosting on the cake, Viktor, for sure! smile And NO, I'm not there already, though every day I see it all on Skype and so can "picturit." smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Nov 2009, 02:48
Heavy bums have give that wicker chair character, Ginnie.

Two weeks...but, who is counting...
Ginnie Hart: I know two who are definitely counting, Ray! And the time is still flying. We both are still getting so much done. Astrid has been building/hanging cabinets and shelves all over the apartment to help us utilize the space. When I get there, I'll fill everything up. smile
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 20 Nov 2009, 05:25
attention, la chaise ne semble pas tres solide !
Ginnie Hart: HA! It has held many a person over time, Rem, by the looks of it. Maybe it now just wants to rest in peace. smile Merci.
This simple scene is perfect in the septa tones. Lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Patrushka. smile
Sorry - I meant to type SEPIA.
Ginnie Hart: I knew what you meant, Patrushka. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands and counting down..........
  • 20 Nov 2009, 06:06
This picture breathes HOME....
Beautiful light and love the tones, great composition, that little round table that asks to put on my feet while sitting in that chair.
It does bring a smile to my face 'only' 2 weeks.
LOL @ Elaine...I think she expects me to walk on wooden shoes too and sell tulips all year round and that we will be living in a windmill....gringrin
sssssshhhhhhhh don't tell her I do walk on wooden shoes.
Ginnie Hart: I loved how the Fair series was a perfect timing for what is happening in our lives right now, Liefste. Home with you is so much on my mind these days, of course...and YOU'RE the one preparing a place for me. THANK YOU. Once I'm there, I'll fill it all up with what makes me tick as well. Dat weet jij! Get out your wooden shoes. smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 20 Nov 2009, 06:30
I love the toning of your images Ginnie. Can/Will you share the secret?
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Brian. Tell me if you have PS CS3, in a private mail? If so, I can explain it to you. I'd be glad to.
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 20 Nov 2009, 07:04
Very nice capture black and white. Have a good day. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2009, 07:15
that is fantastic ginnie! netherlands... wow... enjoy your time in holland!
Ginnie Hart: It's been in the works for a year now, Liang, so it's about time to have it all materialize before our very eyes. Thanks for your support!
Home sweet home...you can't beat it!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Bill. It's what the heart longs for. Thanks.
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2009, 07:39
i have a friend who restores rush and cane seating - this could be a scene from her own home - the days are counting down now!
Ginnie Hart: It's an art form that definitely has its place, JIM. And yes, the days are ticking off the calendar almost faster than we can keep up with them. Miles to go before we both sleep! smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 20 Nov 2009, 08:02
love the rustic quality and gorgeous light of your photo, Ginnie. Wishing you the best in your move. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Suzanne. Thanks for your support!
Very well photographed indeed Ginnie. I love the detail on the whicker chair.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was a very homey place.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2009, 08:48
Ginnie this is wonderful I love the warm homely feel to it.
I have really enjoyed this series Musketeer, you have taken your eye's view and transported it to or screens.

Hey what's happening in two weeks timegringrin
Have a grst weekend mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: Knowing you have been in the Grandstands of our Life's Journey, Musketeer, has been very encouraging to us both. THANK YOU!
Very nicely captured Ginnie. I like the textures here!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard. Merci.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2009, 09:23
Very true Ginnie, but I am sure you will inject a little more colour into your new home as well as a lot of heart.

Curious to know what period the Homestead is from (as I note the electric light at the back)?
Ginnie Hart: Astrid is building/hanging cabinets and shelves all over the apartment, Mike, and when I get there, I will fill them up. smile We will both love making it our home. Thanks.

I wish I knew more about this homestead. I do know that it's a one-room house with an upstairs loft and that the family had 11 children! Maybe some of them were already out of the home by the time the last ones arrived? I don't know. But that's a crowd. I'm guessing it started out without electricity? Who knows!
Some old day style here...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chantal. From the good ole days! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2009, 10:19
WOW! Sounds exciting..and big.
Love the simplicity and light in this image!!!
Ginnie Hart: It IS big and exciting, Marcie...and a long time coming. It's hard to believe we're at the end of this waiting Journey. Thanks.
i love this tones and framing interesting captured
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio.
ah yes yes yes i love the quietness of that place

and the light , dear , the light ...

and thankssssssss
Ginnie Hart: It makes me want to pick up a good book and sit down for awhile, Jean-Luc. smile Merci.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 20 Nov 2009, 11:09
good ambiance. I like this.
Ginnie Hart: It reminds me of "Location, location, location!" I would love to pick up a good book and sit there for awhile, Oscar! Gracias.
Very beautiful photo! Well done!
I like the warm atmosphere!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, RS!
  • david
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2009, 11:57
the simplicity of the shot is aided by the muted palette. reall nice.

i bet you're excited about your move, hope it all goes well for you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir, on all levels. We are indeed very excited and keep pinching ourselves that the long wait is finally coming to an end.
That is so lovely. Beautiful light and tones.
You must be getting very excited about the move.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. We are indeed very excited and keep pinching ourselves that the long wait is finally coming to an end.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2009, 12:35
Not long now then, Ginnie! Never mind the laptop; just a bottle of red will do for now!
Ginnie Hart: Even though we both plan to keep up with SC, Alan, we will not be as geared to our laptops as we are now (with chats, e-mails and Skype). A bottle of red will be just what the doctor ordered soon after I arrive, for sure. grin
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2009, 12:49
Very sweet. Love the lighting smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, SAVO. Much appreciated.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2009, 13:20
this scene gives off a homey feeling.. some place where i'd just sit back and relax.. smile very nice capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes relaxing is what Home is all about, Rian. We need to remember that! Thanks.
Lovely composition Ginnie, the seat looks like its been sat on a few times, the lighting is lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. I'm sure that chair has many a story to tell. smile
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 20 Nov 2009, 13:54
Good morning Ginnie. Your new picture is really beautiful. Great capture. Thanks for visiting my blog and your commentaire. Have a lovely week-end. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. It took mw awhile to figure out how you're doing your photos! smile
This is old fashioned homely Ginnie, a lovely shot. We are happy today, our daughter has rung this morning to announce she is getting married, she always said she wasn't going to. Better check my bank balance!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Will wonders never cease! Congratulations. A wedding is in my near future, too, God willing and the creek don't rise. grin
Wonderful image Ginnie..and once again..the toning is great.
Your move is going to a big change in your life Ginnie. We both wish you well.
Ginnie Hart: You are right about a big change, Ron. HUGE. But we both are welcoming it as though we have nothing to lose. JUST DO IT is part of our daily mantra. smile Thanks for your support.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2009, 15:09
I agree with you! The lighting here is beautiful - but for me the mood is a bit lonely. Perhaps it is just minimalistic? Gorgeous tho.
Ginnie Hart: You don't see the two people sitting behind me, Martie, ready to discuss anything about the house with visitors. But you're right. This is begging for a good book and a bit of relaxation! Thank you. Have a great weekend.
  • Canada
  • 20 Nov 2009, 18:32
Awesome atmosphere ! BEautiful processing!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mariana.
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2009, 20:37
A chair to sit on and a table to put a cup on, what more could you need?
Ginnie Hart: Maybe just another "body" to share it all with?! smile
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2009, 22:14
Wow Ginnie !! Congratulations !! Here's to making lots of new memories... This pic has a lot of emotion to it. Likey !! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bandoras. I'm so excited I'm fit to be tied. smile
You have a great eye for a picture Ginnie, great detail and simplicity as well. I'm sure you will bring the same talent to the Netherlands and then share it with us.
Ginnie Hart: My camera goes with me everywhere I go, Les, so your prediction is right, I'm sure. smile Thanks for your confidence.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2009, 23:53
lovely warm appealing shot, I like the light on the stool....no laptop here please smile
Ginnie Hart: It felt so homey, Padraig. Thank you kindly.
lovely composition...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 21 Nov 2009, 07:32
Beautiful light and tones. Good luck with your move Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frida. This move has been a long time coming, so I keep pinching myself that it's almost here.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 21 Nov 2009, 10:10
Hi Ginnie

a very minimalist sepia photo. It looks like a painting. We feel like in XIXth century.
One anachronism : the electric cable of the lamp wink
Ginnie Hart: As we all know, Kiji, sometimes less is more! Now that I'm moving, I've had to get rid of many things I no longer need, so I have had to understand what minimalism is all about. smile Merci.
there is something to be said for living a simple life,
but i was taught if you can't say something good
maybe its better to say nothing at all.
(the photo is beautiful. i mean,
i'm glad i don't live so simply. i'd miss my computer,
tv and padded furniture.)
Ginnie Hart: HA! We can stand simplicity for awhile, Seraphine, but eventually we'd probably all go crazy...without Internet access?!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2009, 15:32
Awesome lighting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi.
How I would love to live in that home. I'm afraid my heart is with old, worn and homespun. I may be getting too old now to carry water and read by lamplight, but I still love unadorned windows and quarter-sawn oak ;-)

Two weeks! I'm gasping!
Ginnie Hart: I do know what you mean, Linda...about "old, worn and homespun." My dad instilled in me the love of old, rough wood. Well, he didn't instill it in me as much as his love of it crept into me by osmosis. Maybe it was watching his hands caress it!

Yes, two weeks and I'm gasping, too. smile
Never saw such a nice footstool! Nice mood.
Ginnie Hart: Those little footstools come in handy, Wim. smile Thanks.
Una composición y tratamiento excelente.
Una imagen Genial.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas, muchas gracias, Bernardo.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 22 Nov 2009, 19:16
love the warm colors and great mood Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Danke, kind sir. I'm glad you're back...and well, again!
  • Marie
  • France
  • 4 Dec 2009, 20:46
génial, cet endroit !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
A wonderful image. Love the sepia treatment here and the wonderful textures. I can almost feel the floorboards!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pamela, for stopping by and commenting here.
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 2 Jan 2010, 22:35
This is lovely. Even with so many objects in the frame, it still conveys a sense of simplicity.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a simple homestead, Jessie, and showed the feeling of a time long past. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Yvonne
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2010, 02:21
Love the processing the color/tone is perfect choice for the image. Very sharp and perfect composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Yvonne, for backtracking. It means a lot.

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