Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quinces, Dogwood, baby apples, autumn leaves and persimmons, plus home cooked goodies made from these.

Fruit and flowers, golden Autumn colours and a beautiful home and garden, perfect!!

You may remember my post about a month ago when I was picking quinces

with my friend and foodie Bee Smith Gilbert from the blog, Bee Bon Belle. Well, I have been waiting for her beautiful Japanese Maple on her patio to change colour so I could set up and style a table setting for my book with her delicious quince muffins, meringues, scones and poached quince jams.

Well, here is a little sneak peak at some of the shoot...I just can't help myself.. I wanted to share some of it with you....

I have been collecting fruits and berries
over the last month from the many gardens that I have been
photographing and I created a centrepiece using everything, including yellow Autumn leaves and
white camellias from Bee's garden. What do you think?

I just love all the colours at this time of the year, Oh.. by the way if you're visiting from the other side of the world and a bit confused ...It's Autumn in Australia and it's getting pretty chilly here in the Highlands, I heard on the news this morning that we had a lot of snow fall in the snowfields,
which is a little south from here.

Bee has some of her recipes on her blog today and she also has a few shots of our day together. You may recognise some of my shots on her logo as well, I have been helping her with a few blogging tips. She is a good one to follow if you want some great recipes!! Bee beautiful home is also for sale, I really don't know how she could leave such a lovely place.

If you're interested in moving over here and you need a big home, talk to Bee while you're on her blog. Every time I visit Bee at her home she is in her kitchen cooking, the bench is filled with

fresh cakes and home made jams that she sells. Bee is very much like me...she has a huge collection of props, china and accoutrement. We were talking last week that we should both start a prop hiring business....I had to laugh, (where would I find the time) and we would need a very big warehouse to do something like that, plus I love my things so much I just couldn't let them out of my sight. So I didn't need to take any of my china or props at all...she had everything I needed.

And of course ...I had to use Bee's beautiful rabbits


Welcome to everyone visiting from Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch in the United States,

Susan has also announced the six lucky winners of my jewellery giveaway today on her blog,
I have them all wrapped and ready to send to you. Good luck, I hope it's you!
The Six Winners are...

Chosen by a Random Number Generator, the six winners are:

Kathy at A Delightsome Life

Cynthia at Itlldo

Yvonne at Stone Gable

Jami at The Blackberry Vine

Delores at Vignette Design

Ahrisha at Joyously Living Life

(Please email me with your postal address)
Wishing you all a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by,

xxx Coty


and .....I'm linking in with Sarah at "a beach cottage" as well... 
it's her weekly blog gathering for
Good Life Wednesday

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  1. Gorgeous! I can't imagine her wanting to sell either. Your pictures certainly draw us in. What a lovely place to do a photo shoot. hugs ~lynne~

  2. Amazing centrepiece! You are so clever. I look forward to your book.

  3. Comments left this weekSunday, May 15, 2011

    Comments from Friends - (Accidently removed when Blogger went offline this week)!!!
    Marlis ...........Coty, the colors are spectacular. Absolutely. Your photography is amazing. Cannot wait to see the finished product. Amazing talent! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Yvonne @ StoneGable Just gorgeous! I love the colors!....Yvonne

    susan {florali}

    Positively Yummy!


    Just Gorgeous. I love the chandelier..........
    I'm visiting over from TT.


    I always find inspiration here, Coty. Your images are totally awesome. Australia in the autumn looks magnificent! ~ Sarah

    Diane @ Magpies and Magnolias

    Could there be any more beautiful images than these? Your posts are always such a delight to the creative spirit that resides in each of us!

    this is just stunning!! love it!

    Wow.. what a beautiful setting!!! Breathtaking backdrop to it!!! The centerpiece is superb!!!Love your photography and styling!!!!!

  4. This is so beyond beautiful it's hard to believe it's real. The home & grounds and simply splendid. And you already know I love your work. You are an amazingly talented, creative and wonderful woman, Coty. Sending love, my friend.

  5. Boy, everything looks so beautiful, love your styling, looking forward to your book.

  6. Hi Coty,
    Where did you get the wonderful candelier in the shot at Bee's house? I would love to have several before my son's wedding reception in our backyard! I'm waiting anxiously for your book!!
    Trish Probandt

  7. What a lovely blog. I'm your newest follower, from Melbourne, Australia. Looking forward to reading more.
    x Marnie

  8. Stunningly beautiful photos and styling, Coty! I'm visiting from A Beach Cottage and your newest follower :O)

  9. Wow, what beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays :)

  10. Coty, these images are so beautiful. Fall in the Highlands is just as beautiful as spring - or at least you make it feel that way.Thanks for the link to BeeBon, another blog I am sure to spend a lot of time on.

  11. This post is breathtaking- I am so excited about your book. The colors, the tablescape, the setting was all so romantic.

  12. It is truly wonderful to see the beautiful Autumn tones. We don't see enough Autumn photos. The colours are fantastic.



Your comments and emails truly make my day a very special one. Thank you for dropping by and visiting me at home in Australia, I read every single comment and I treasure each and every one. xxx Coty