Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Before and After...

I'd like to introduce you to Miss Red. She's one of the swings on the swing set at my grandparent's farm.   She's as old as dirt. She's in perfect view from my grandma's kitchen window. 

I remember flying with her as a little girl.  She was definitely the best ride that  little old swing set had to offer.  The rings and the single swing didn't hold a candle to this baby.  She could fly like the wind.

swing before



Staying true to form, I decided to vintage-ify this little sweety-pie.
Ah,memories.

Memories . . . light the corners of my mind..

misty, water-colour, memories of the way we were.

Oh, pardon me...that was so off key!
swing after
Isn't she peachy?
So many memories on this little lady.
Including a few painful ones.


swingjed
And wouldn't you know it.
She still flies like the wind.
Apparently, they don't make em' like they use to!


**These pictures were edited in Photoshop Elements and Lightroom 2 (my new love). Thanks you know who!!

Now "swing" on over to Monica's at Pixel Perfect.  She hosts this fun little Before and After Blog hop and it's just loads of fun.




34 comments:

Ellie said...

FUN! How great that your children are using the same swing (whatchamacallit) that you used!! I like your edits!!!

lovingmylife said...

You are so great with the vintage look! We have a swing similar (all wood) on the swing set in our back yard. It is a definite favorite!

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful. I love the editing...brings out the rustic look of the old lady. What a great swing and I thought you sand just beautifully. LOL
You crack me up.

Tracy said...

I think you really are my favorite blog to read because I find myself smiling every time. What a great sense of humor and what GORGEOUS edits!!!! How cool to see your kids on your old swing... WOW!!

Victoria said...

Looks great! Ah-mazing! You know I got a thing for the whole vintage feel too :-) The scenery in the picture is beautiful.

lulalola.com said...

Julie! I love it! Th land there is so pretty. It reminds me a lot of where we live.
Did you use a preset on these? If so I'd love to know which ones. Love Lightroom!
I'm trying to get something up this morning myself.

Jb said...

Have you taken a ride on that swing lately? That would make a great "after" picture.

Carrie said...

The vintage effect is just perfect!!

&

What a view your parents have!!!

Heather said...

I love this! The composition is great and the vintage edit is perfect! The photo of your kids on it is so sweet. That is wonderful you have a place like that to visit with them. :)

Courtney said...

Love the pics but especially love the history behind them.

CalgaryDaddy said...

Great Post! I love the look of that old swing for sure!

Shane

alicia said...

Love the pics. I'm gonna have to check out that pixel perfect bloghop. Maybe I can learn a thing or two.

Eileen said...

Love it! And I can't believe how big S-Girl is! She's got to be off the Chinese growth charts!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Wow, that makes me want to head off to a farm and enjoy the country life! Nice job!

We live in a Zoo! said...

I love those things. My aunt had one and it was the awesomest part of going to visit her ;D

Hannah said...

I used to have something very similar (but more 1970's) at my grandma's house too. It's long gone.

I love the edits. You do an amazing job...I really, really need to learn more about PS.

Maryvel Friesen said...

Nice edit! I like how you made it so vintage and nostalgic! Looks like you kids love it as much as you did! :)

Dave said...

Hello Miss Red, you've been vintage-ify.

Donna said...

You've really done Ms Red justice with your edit! What fun memories...

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Amelia@MyTwoRedheads said...

Great editing, I love the vintage look!
Kiddos look like they are having a swingin good time:)

Tricia said...

How neat that the swing has survived this long! Luv the vintage look!

kim said...

this is great, love the edit! they don't make things like they used to, and how awesome that it is still being used!
thanks for following my blog...i'm following back! great blog!

Tara said...

I love the vintage look!! It is my new favorite thing to do. Great edit.

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Cute! I love her! Hee hee...

Liz said...

You have the greatest ability to be sweet and funny all at the same time. And I like your new vocab word (vintage-ify).

You need to photography for magazines. Seriously.

Brianne said...

LURVE them!!! {Like always! :P}

3LittleMonkeys said...

Weeee...that looks like fun! You are so right, they don't make them like they used to!

Great photo, love the vintage look of it!

Dana said...

On my gosh perfect!! I can still feel the slivers in my thighs from one of those and the pain in my nose from the bars :-)
Love it!

*Jess* said...

:)

Wanda said...

Great editing. ( I still love my Lightroom too.)

How great to be able to continue and beautiful memory like that.

Melissa said...

Oh you know I love that swing!
Lovin the edit too!

Arizona Mamma said...

I have a permanent raised circle on my forehead...you can feel it with your fingers. Guess how it got there? I`ve had it since I was 9.

Heidi said...

LOVE these!

~Amy Jo~ said...

Love the vintage look. Well done!

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