This weeks PHOTOS FOR FRIDAY are shots I took back in May over on the West Coast of Florida. My husband and I went exploring and shelling on Sanibelle Island one windy and rainy afternoon... during our wedding anniversary getaway to Naples. The organic lines of the weathered trees, littered along the beach, created a great subject for the photos . The organic quality is a way to add texture to a clean modern space. A graphic quality is added to them by converting to black and white. Again, this is a great way to create your own wall art, a conversation piece, as well as maintain the memory of your travels... enJOY.

Played with a Sepia finish...
but it's not me. (it's more my moms style)

Played with threshold of B&W photo (above)
and color saturation (below)

Some pics Jeff shot...

The twists were like clouds you could see other forms in...
What do you see?

Over the weekend, I hope to get some of these framed to put up on the new salon styled wall I put together... but want to re-paint the wall to freshen up the FOCAL POINT in our great room...

Have a restful or project-filled weekend! :D


image by Lynda Quintero-Davids

That's what it takes to have WIN-WIN success: Get a VISION. Get a PLAN. And Get a GRIP to EXECUTE it! It took some long hours, a labor of love, and support from friends, family and bloggers (NEW and OLD), but EDDIE ROSS has managed to TWEET, FACEBOOK, and BLOG his way ahead in the BLOOMINGDALES BIG WINDOW CHALLENGE!!

A (popular) fellow blogger, Valorie of VISUAL VAMP, sent an email yesterday for us to support Eddie by blogging about Eddie, call this EDDIE ROSS DAY, and VOTE for Eddie's window in the final hours of the challenge..... We can't drop the ball now....


let's keep our eyes on the prize and TWEET THE HELL out of VOTE FOR EDDIE in this EDDIE ROSS DAY!!! GO EDDIE GO!!!

I've been blogging about this challenge since December 29th last year... It's AMAZING to have watched all the steps, progress, tweets, pics, and posts come to this day. Here's a recap of ER's tweetpics leading up from Day ONE until today... It's an amazing and fun experience to be inside a window and watch it come to life... and the BEST reward is to watch the response and reaction it makes on the people...

The jumping off point for

ELLE DECOR, splatter paint wallpaper, and a pashmina.

I so much admire a person who CAN see the end before they begin... and be brave enough to FOLLOW THROUGH on their PLAN and VISION. Not everyone can do this... but Eddie sure did...

Let's support him today as Val suggested...


Over the years, events have come and gone. Now I am taking some time to enjoy them. Usually, I was too tired from work or a kooky schedule, and it prevented me from going to some of these inspirational events. All of what we see today in design had a beginning in our past. So this weekend, I experienced the Original Miami Beach Antiques Show located down here in the convention center on South Beach.

It was enormous!! The space with filled with booth after booth of collectibles, decorative accessories, chandeliers, lamps, tables, chairs, dressers, artwork.... and TONS of jewelry (probably MORE than what I was expecting). Something else I wasn't expecting was the people to be as old as pieces they were showing! And SCOOTERS... in use from a twenty-something to a eighty-something! Amazing...

That said, here's a round up of antiques catching my eye (and camera lens). I was kinda surprised no one said to stop, but I guess they get it often, and this was my first time being at an event of this magnitude. When they didn't stop me, I thought this must be a great place for fashion designers to come get inspired for their lines... enJOY.

(just NOT to me!)

Of ALL the booths on display and vintage eye-candy seen... BY FAR my FAV was owned by an art + design dealer from Quebec, Canada. We chatted a bit and we both agreed, the show needed more MODERN vintage collectable and furniture featured, and FAR less of the jewelry and ornate pieces so heavily dispalyed. He had pieces from Art Nouveau

As well as this gorgeous retro 70's mirrored console

another find from his assortment was this chair

All above photos shot by me (Lynda Quintero-Davids)


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