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Guest Posting: Cannelle Et Vanille’s Flickr Favorites

A few of you have left comments wondering how I find the time to bake, work, blog with my parents here for a month. Beside needing only a few hours of sleep, I have great friends willing to jump in here for a visit with you. I feel blessed to be able to count today’s guest as one of my closest friends. We email each other anywhere between 5 to 15 times a day. She sends me pictures of her lovely boy and I of my crazy puppy (weird trade I know). I laugh out loud when one of us says "I made this today" and the other writes "get out! I just did that too!!" We can talk at length about our trade and not feel like complete pedantic geeks. She is been one of pillars of humor and stress relief (with Jen and Lisa) when I start freaking out about the book and everything around it. If we were neighbors, the key would be under the mat for her to come in anytime she wants. Scratch that…The door would be wide open, the coffee press and madeleines ready to go. I hope you enjoy her wonderful visit as much as I did!

Hi everyone! I’m Aran from Cannelle Et Vanille and I’m here today with a little “show and tell”.

Helen is a busy bee at the moment working hard on her book that we are all anxiously waiting for. She asked me if I could be a guest blogger and gave me free reign. Of course, it would be silly of me to come here with a recipe (after all she is our “Zen Master Baker” as I like to call her) so I decided to share with you some of my latest obsessions.

I am always amazed of the talent I find in Flickr. My jaw drops every time I see these photos so I had to, had to share them with you. Here we go.

Rain boots– I am obsessed with Hunter boots and I love how Michelle aka Shelba captured her daughter’s Hunters in this shot. Dreamy!

Flowers, color and yellow cardigans– Another photographer that I am obsessed with is Kate Headley. I love her use of color, how she captures the small details and how happy the people she photographs seem. This is lovely Maria.
Ethereal flowers– Here I am again with flowers. Yes, I am obsessed with them. Even small, delicate weeds that I find in my backyard. Au Fil De has an amazing collection of prints on her Etsy shop and I think I bookmark every single photo I see.

Natural light– I have become obsessed with finding the most perfect natural light for my photos so when I saw this shot by Eli19 I was in awe. Just magical.

Feminine drawings– I am completely in love with all these fantastic watercolors by Miss Capricho. They are exactly how I want to dress, how I want to move… I would love for her to design a dress for me.

Perfect skin and young talent– When I read in Olivia Bee’s profile that she was 14 years old, I couldn’t believe it. Such impressive work. Her images are romantic, nostalgic, delicate, fun. They make me dream, just like this one.

Dishes and props– I am in love with stylist Ljklee’s photos of her props. This collection of white ceramics makes me very, very jealous.

Vegetable gardens– I dream of having my own garden one day, but for now, I live vicariously through Nicole’s photos. There is something so peaceful and organic about them.

Summer berries– I love all fruit but summer berries make me especially happy. Peter from Souvlaki for the Soul is an amazing food stylist and photographer. His photostream in Flickr is breathtaking and I particularly love this photo. Simple and perfect lighting.

Basque Country in the summer– I remember going to Biarritz in the summer with my parents when I was a kid. The little cafes, all the flowers in the windowsills and all the chic women always made me dream a little more. I grew up only two hours away but crossing the border felt like such an adventure. Wicked Witch of the East is a Basque photographer who captures the everyday life like no one else. I want to be like her when I grow up.

You can see more of my flickr favorites here. And thank you Helen for sharing this space with me!

Have a great weekend!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums March 13, 2009 um 5:57 am

What awesome shots! I love Flickr!



Nina Timm March 13, 2009 um 6:07 am

Do you know How I stare at your photos???? Amazing talent and I am touched by your humble spirit to still see the beauty in other people’s work!!!

Anonymous March 13, 2009 um 7:54 am

Aran!!!! Good to see you here. And thank you very much for sharing all those wonderful sites with us. Wonderful photos. I wish I had a photografic eye but I’m afraid I don’t, I just can enjoy other’s photos as much as I can and your photos, Tartelette’s photos and these photos… Each time I saw them it’s like visiting and art gallery for me.

Mejor lo digo en castellano, que en inglés me cuesta muchísimo.

Muchísimas gracias por compartir todos estos sitios de flickr, qué belleza de fotos. Me encantaría tener un ojo fotográfico pero por mucho que mi novio intenta explicarme cosas de fotografía, no hay manera, no me entran, así que no me queda más que disfrutar de las fotos de los demás. Y tanto las tuyas como las de Helen me encantan. Tenéis una sensibilidad especial y vuestras fotos son tan bellas que cada vez que os visito tengo la sensación de estar en una galería de arte. Me encanta. Muchísimas gracias por tomaros el tiempo de compartir todo esto con nosotros.

Muchos, muchos, muchísimos besos.

Sunshinemom March 13, 2009 um 8:24 am

What a day! Two of my favourite bloggers together in one space:) As expected the effect is magical!! Thanks for all those links, Aran. I am delving into them right now!

Fee ist mein Name March 13, 2009 um 8:34 am

a bit of both of you today. thats great ;-)! have a nice weekend, you two!

Serena March 13, 2009 um 9:09 am

what a wonderful shots!

Sabra March 13, 2009 um 10:33 am

What a fun post! I will have to check out those flickrites – love discovering new people

LizNoVeggieGirl March 13, 2009 um 11:40 am


Hayley March 13, 2009 um 1:41 pm

I’m with VeggieGirl on this one, you two are the tops in my book. You both have a beautiful way of capturing the fantasty qualities of desserts. I love your Flickr faves here Aran, that site is so awesome for just gazing hours upon hours. Thanks for the visit!

Anonymous March 13, 2009 um 2:02 pm

Eep! I love the little stripey beach tents! So cute! I’ve never seen those in person before – only in illustrations in children’s books, so I didn’t even know if they existed. And I live near a beach! Just more proof that you do, indeed, come from a magical fairy-land, where recipes never fail and everything is perfectly picturesque.

Char March 13, 2009 um 2:48 pm

a gorgeous selection of shots

carolina @ patagonia gifts March 13, 2009 um 2:54 pm

Awesome photos, darling! I’m a huge fan of flickr too!
Have a wonderful weekend, both of you!

Rita March 13, 2009 um 2:58 pm

Thank you Aran for sharing these eye candies with us.

Anonymous March 13, 2009 um 7:32 pm

I cannot believe Olivia is just 14 years old…she is amazing!

baked in alaska March 13, 2009 um 7:59 pm

The photo’s you selected are inspiring. It is so nice to see artists paying tribute to each other.

A_and_N March 13, 2009 um 8:48 pm

Excellent Pics! My personal favorite was ethereal flowers. Fantastic details and they truly look 'mystic' 🙂 And to capture something without that many colors with such beauty is something special to me 🙂

cindy* March 14, 2009 um 12:01 am

so happy to see aran on tartlette…both of you are fantastic! and these picks are great aran!

Joyce March 14, 2009 um 12:17 am

Aran a beautiful post today! It was great seeing you here!!

Helen I hope you continue to enjoy your visit with your parents!! A book????!!! I will be standing in line for my copy!

Have a golden weekend girls! xoxo

lynda March 14, 2009 um 2:51 am


Good to see you here. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and the artists who produce them. It was pure viewing pleasure! IT seemed from the beginning of discovering both of your blogs that you and Helen were completely kindred spirits.

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul March 14, 2009 um 4:54 am

thanks for the shout out Aran! I too am amzed by what I find on flickr! Let’s not also forget the beautiful work that you and Helen both produce. Cheers!

Anonymous March 14, 2009 um 11:03 am

Very interesting ! Always great to discover new 'world' and atmosphere !

Esti March 14, 2009 um 11:39 am

Una buena selección 🙂

Anonymous March 14, 2009 um 12:57 pm

I love, love the introduction of Aran. What great friends you are … and its so nice to hear about it.

And great Flickr picks … I heart Flickr. So much inspiration

hmstrjam March 14, 2009 um 2:24 pm


K.Line March 14, 2009 um 2:31 pm

Gorgeous photos!

Jen Yu March 14, 2009 um 5:41 pm

Oh hurray! What a wonderful set of artists and their work. Funny to see what inspires Aran as Aran inspires ME! 🙂 hugs to you both. And Helen, your Rocky Mountain vacation is waiting whenever you are ready to finish the completion of your book!! xxoo

Anonymous March 14, 2009 um 8:49 pm

What a delight to see friendship develop across the miles! Lovely set of pictures…dreamy!

Anonymous March 14, 2009 um 10:11 pm

What a wonderful selection of photos,I too loved the picture of the wellies! Btw I was sent a meme and now I’m passing it on, hope you don’t mind 🙂

Snooky doodle March 14, 2009 um 10:26 pm

wonderful photos!

pigpigscorner March 14, 2009 um 10:38 pm

I love browsing flickr…you get so many talented photographers out there.

Anonymous March 15, 2009 um 1:55 am

Aran, this was extra special for me. I have happened upon a few of the shots that you presented here today, but the others were magical too. Thank you!

Anonymous March 15, 2009 um 4:18 am

Awesome Post!

Anonymous March 15, 2009 um 11:34 am

WOW..beautiful pictures. i love em all. and olivia bee is gorgeous. i love her skin. 🙂 x

Anonymous March 15, 2009 um 4:52 pm

great choices, thanks for sharing! and so inspirational!

Nicole March 15, 2009 um 6:36 pm

Love love loving these photos!

Jo March 16, 2009 um 12:15 am

Hi Aran, firstly I would like to say that I love your blog. 2ndly you are amazing at what you do and your photography …. I have no words – it’s simply gorgeous!

Aimée March 16, 2009 um 1:23 am

Welcome Aran!
Thanks for sharing your favorites. I haven’t yet gotten sucked into Flickr, but I can see there is serious talent there.

Cynthia March 16, 2009 um 2:14 am

Excellent post Aran. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Deeba PAB March 16, 2009 um 8:29 am

What fun to find one fave blogger on another fave’s blog!! YAY!! Beautiful Flickr stream…love the comment against each of them.

ChichaJo March 17, 2009 um 1:56 am

Awesome photographs!

Anonymous March 17, 2009 um 3:22 am

Thnx for sharing your favs. They are beautiful! Love your blog 🙂 I am working on getting some new trends up on mine and then I might just ask you to be a guest there 🙂

Nostalgic Nosh March 18, 2009 um 3:40 am

The ethereal flowers are breathtaking, I love it.

Florence A. March 19, 2009 um 9:00 am

Wish I could spend the whole day looking at, exploring, discovering all those fabulous pics and those who took them and their universes… Thanks!

Anonymous March 19, 2009 um 7:31 pm

the unbelievable amount of talent you can find on flickr is awe inspiring. thanks so much for the picture posts.

Anonymous March 23, 2009 um 7:54 pm

It makes me happy to know that I am not obsessed with THINGS as you. Are you happy at all?

Cannelle Et Vanille March 24, 2009 um 9:00 pm

Anonymous- Yes, I am indeed very very happy. I love discovering talent and to see the way other artists view the world. I don’t think I am obsessed with things. I consider this beauty and beauty makes people happy. I think it’s offensive that you call these photos and the artists that created them THINGS.

And how come you cannot sign your name? Are you happy?

Anonymous March 26, 2009 um 3:37 am

Such an honor, Aran, thank you!

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