Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Photography ~ My Favorite Images of the Holiday Season

Tis the Season!
A few of my fav snap shots of the Holiday Season!
I got a new Canon DSLR just before the holidays rolled in.
I've been busy snapping away ever since.
I thought I would share some of my personal favorites with you all.
Last year I shared a Holiday Home Tour with you all.
This year, since I'm missing the major component (the Home) at the moment,
I thought I'd share some Holiday Happening pics instead.
Primitive Cottage
Penny Waters Studio
I just love falling back in love with my passion...{Photography}
It brings a simple joy to my life, just like the spirit of the Holiday Season!
This is a joy I have the pleasure of cherishing all year long!

HGTV Feature - Christmas Ribbon Tree Wall Art by The Corson Cottage

Click the button above to see our HGTV feature!
I'm super excited to share this news with you!
We are being featured on HGTV! is sharing a Christmas Craft Countdown in December.
Our Ribbon Christmas Tree Art is the feature for December 17th!
How cool is that???
Remember this budget friendly holiday wall art I created last year?
Thanks HGTV for featuring our project!
I can't wait to get into our new house & share all of our new great ideas!
I am kinda sad that I don't have any great Holiday decorating stories to share this season.
It will be worth the wait to get into our newly renovated house just in time for Spring!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Penny Waters Studio - LeClaire

I recently was asked to do a photography project for a friend & local shopkeeper.
Penny of Penny Waters Studio in downtown LeClaire asked me to photograph her shop.
Naturally, I was super excited that she would be so gracious to ask me!
She was looking for a little holiday gift to share with her loved ones,
who unfortunately don't get to visit often.
The string of photos in this post are what I came up with.
I wanted to be sure to capture what a holiday shopping experience
at Penny Waters Studio might be like.
Beginning with telling the story of what the holidays in LeClaire are all about.
The view of downtown from the front of Penny's shop near dusk.
The shop may look familiar.
It is actually right next door to Dwellings.
Come on in to shop the studio!

Penny Waters Studio has a casual cottage feminine flare with touch of whimsy!
I had so much fun stepping out of my comfort zone & taking photos for someone new.
I've taken lots of photos for family & their shops.
But, it was really nice to branch out a little on this project.
It only makes me eager to do more!
I really hope Penny's family enjoy their gift of a quaint visit to LeClaire through photos!
All images by Carrie Corson.
Copyright of Carrie Corson.

Dwellings Holiday 2012 ~ Part 2

I've been so busy that I almost forgot to share Dwellings Holiday 2012 Part 2 with you!
I have been helping out each weekend at the shop this season.
Don't worry, Travis is holding down the fort on Our Renovation.
The progress continues! 
Can't wait to share our updates this week!
The shop is a glow in downtown LeClaire!
Festive & fun holiday decor for your home.
The shop has been a bustle for the holiday season!
Adorable whimsical pixies!
What a great alternative elf on the shelf!

What a festive & fun Christmas Season it has been!
Only a few days left!
If you're in the area stop in for unique gifts galore!
 Interested in seeing more of LeClaire, Iowa at the Holidays click here!
Wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas in LeClaire ~ 2012

This weekend we celebrated {Christmas in LeClaire}.
Every year the town has a Christmas walk weekend filled with festive holiday traditions.
Carriage rides through the downtown, holiday shopping, wine tasting & this year
 Mr. & Mrs. Claus even made time in their busy schedule to stop by for a visit!
Such a quaint & charming part of what I love about small town living.
Strolling down main street this weekend the sidewalks were a bustle with busy shoppers.
All the lights add such a glowing touch as the sun goes down.
It really gets me in the spirit of the season!
Michael curated a picturesque holiday storefront filled with fresh greens & lighted pots & orbs.
The lighted candles on tabletops are such a simple holiday addition for the brisk evening.
Inside you will be overwhelmed as your scenses go into overdrive.
The shop is filled with home decor & holiday for any modern family.
Primitive Cottage
Tammy & Julie created a quaint & cozy primitive country cottage
scene at their shop for the Holidays.
Looking for a great gift for the crafter in your family?
Try PunchNeedle at the Primitive Cottage!
Penny Waters Studio
Penny's shop has a great collection of whimsical holiday decor.
Penny's shop shows us a softer side of Christmas.
With feminine feather trees or soft color palletes great for a cottage home.
Aunt Hatties
Looking for the perfect one of a kind gift this season for that hard to buy for person? 
You simply must stop in to visit Donna at Aunt Hatties!
Donna has fun & quirky gifts that are sure to get a chuckle or two.
Hope you all enjoyed your stroll down mainstreet with me!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Seasons Greetings

image by Carrie Corson
Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!
I know I have been absent from my blog lately.
Life is so busy with the our renovation & the holiday season upon us.
It makes me sad that I don't have the time to devote to my blog.
In due time life will return to a more normal pace.
Ha!  If there is still such a thing!
I will then return to a more normal pattern of posting updates around here.
In the meantime please know that I have not forgotten about my friends in blogland.
This is one of my favorite times of year for blogging.
It's just not quit the same, without having a home to decorate for the holidays this year.
I need to spark that good ol Christmas spirit!

So this morning before heading off to work at Dwellings I thought I would spruce up the blog a bit.
What do you think?
Good news is we will have a home very soon...each day that goes
by our renovation marks yet another hurdle off the list.
I will get back to updating you on all the latest reno news I promise!
Have a great weekend friends!


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