I cannot tell you how relieved I was right after Tara and Shane returned to our house early the next morning and Tara told me that she got everything needed from the interview. That meant that I was off the hook for being on camera again. YES, I thought to myself, YES! I was so relaxed after that and enjoyed the whole process of what was happening even more so.
Tara and Shane began setting up right away to film and photograph in the dining room. Out came the dining chairs and table and in came the equipment and lighting for more dolly shots.
Next we moved the table back into the dining room so that Tara and Shane could set up for product shots, which is how I'm taking all of my photos for the shop now. My product pictures are looking SO much better now, thanks to some tips from these two pros!
We moved the table and some different chairs back into the dining room and I set up a quick, simple tablescape with some Clarice Cliff brown transferware turkey plates.
Tara did wind up putting a mike back on me and had me talk about some of the pieces around the house and in particular a couple of plates in the room that adjoins the dining room. I won't show it or say what it is now. I'll wait to see if it makes it onto the video and then share it at a later time. The day was mainly full of filming and photographing upstairs and ended once again after dinner time. I was a little sad to say goodbye to Tara and watch her drive away, but we have been chatting back and forth ever since she left. She is always sending me little tips and tidbits of information that I can use to help better my shop, and she loves transferware from the Aesthetic Movement. I was getting a good feel for things she liked before she even got here and so I pulled a Circa 1880's Sampson Hancock piece in the Palmyra pattern that I wanted to gift her.
She did love it and in fact without her knowing that I'd already taken one down for her she told me she wanted to buy two of them.
I gave her one and she bought one and some other pieces to!
I had 12 of these plates and now have 6 left (mine are listed at the1/2 the price of what they are at another website...just sayin'). You can find them by clicking the photo above.
Now, it was time to kind of relish in the events of the past two days. And straighten the house back up.
They didn't really trash anything. We just moved stuff around a lot!