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Black & White AND a Giveaway

You might not know this about me but I love black & white.  It may seem a little boring to some, but to me it's pure simplicity.  I love the colour white because it's like a blank canvas, ready to be painted and black is grounding, there's depth to it.  The contrast between the two is what I swoon over.  So it's no surprise that when I photographed the house below, I was in Heaven.  I can only show a sneak peek for now. Black & White House Tracey Ayton Photography

Gee, who's house is this .....?   You can see more of my black & white decor in the latest special issue of the Style At Home 100+ Designer Secrets issue on new stands until September 15th

Tracey & Jay's House Tracey Ayton Photography

Riikka, a fellow blogger friend of mine from Finland, has a beautiful online store called  Weranna's .  She was so generous sending me this lovely bowl and linen table cloth in exchange for a couple of pictures for her blog post.  Yup, they're white.

Bowl & Linen Tracey Ayton Photography

So with that all said, I thought I would offer a giveaway in conjunction with Riikka and her online store, Weranna's Warehouse using the theme "Black & White"  All you need to do is comment below, tweet about the contest and "Like" Weranna's on Facebook to have a chance to win this fabulous paisley cushion cover.

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I couldn't help but include a picture of what's in the bowl right now.  Have a fantastic week and good luck!

M&Ms Tracey Ayton Photography

 

They once were beautiful

As most of you know, I have a place in my heart for these heritage homes that are getting demolished in Vancouver, at an alarming rate.  I've learned that it's a matter of acceptance about where our city has decided to go, there are a lot of factors that go into the decision of keeping heritage in our city ~ I speak mostly of the homes and I understand where it's at.  HOWEVER just because it's out of my hands, I still can't sit there and watch it happen so I've teamed up with Caroline Adderson who has started a Facebook Page {Vancouver Vanishes}, please go to the page and "Like it".  Together we have decided to document the homes on the West side that are slated for demo, take pictures of both the interior and exterior of each home.  Most are ripped apart but you can still see the beauty left behind in others. Fire mantle Tracey Ayton Photography

Birds Tracey Ayton Photography

Kitchen Tracey Ayton Photography

Stained Glass Tracey Ayton Photography

Rooms Tracey Ayton Photography

 

West 33rd Tracey Ayton Photography.com

Every once in awhile we find the coolest trinkets along the way, my find: an old toast holder and an adorable set of pink tea cups (a set of four)  These will do quite nicely in my collection, what else is there to do but make a batch of these Earl Grey cookies.  You can find the recipe {HERE}

Earl Grey Cookies Tracey Ayton Photography

 

 

Doxa Film Festival "Coast Modern"

Happy weekend everyone!!! Although online tickets are sold out, hopefully you can get a chance to see this documentary that features Post modern architecture built in Vancouver to Los Angeles. It's playing at the Vancity Theatre on Tuesday, May 8th. Tickets still available at the door. Have a look at the preview