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At last....

Hello it's me. I had to take a couple of self portraits for a little project and I thought it might be time to post one here on the blog. Still shy. Still not the world's best photographer but here I am in all my 47 years of wear and tear. Hello at last!

Reader Comments (20)

You know, I always scan my RSS list and make a dive for DTO posts first because, overall, your taste and Kim's most closely reflect my own. It's lovely to see one of the faces behind the blog. It's a lovely face too. Warm, a bit mischievous looking, beautiful eyes.

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered Commenterloolah

That's a very nice photograph and a good idea to take one at your age - you'll be glad you did when you get my age : ) I think your skin is lovely!

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

WHO KNEW my blog partner was a hottie??!! :)

12 Dec 2009 | Registered CommenterKiM

Jo, you're gorgeous! And I love your posts tremendously...

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK-Line

Brown-eyed girls rock!!!
Sparky (I'm one, too!)

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToni aka Sparky

I'd be plastering such a lovely face all over the Internet!

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered Commentercarlitadee

There you are, gorgeous! I love the photo - a little mischevious twinkle, I see, too! Love having a face to the name and love, love, love your alls blog. Thank you for mentioning goods from my shop on the Martha gift ideas - that was incredibly sweet of you and I am so grateful.

Happiest of Holidays!
xo Isa

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisa

It was a big risk-- putting yourself out there. And you know? You really look like someone I'd love to know better. Beauty and personality just leap out of that particular photo! Looks like you've put 47 years of great work into becoming you-- and so far, the project seems to be turning out rather well. =) Thanks to both you and Kim, by the way, for POSTING this blog. I come here to dream of creating my own home, and see how others have done it. I have an "idea file" that features about 90% photos from this blog, and 10% other stuff. Please keep it up, y'all!

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStaci

As beautiful and warm as your posts!

12 Dec 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

I'm blushing! Thanks everyone. I took over a 100 photos (thank god for digital cameras) and finally got one decent one :) I must remember to dye my hair and pluck my eyebrows for the next one!

13 Dec 2009 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

What a lovely picture. And I agree with a few other comments, your face exudes warmth and there IS something about you that inspires a curiousness to get to know you better. And don't cover the gray! I'm 41 and the gray is starting to come in more and I"m loving it! There is something about the natural color of a woman's hair with gray that is so beautiful to me, in a way that dye destroys. A woman with gray can look chic and glamorous.

13 Dec 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoseann

I agree with Roseann. Don't cover your gray. I love the way it (and you) looks. A great haircut, a stylish pair of glasses... you are a chic woman.
weighing in with my two cents from Texas.

13 Dec 2009 | Unregistered Commentermb

Hehe! I knew there was a reason I didn't dye my hair besides laziness and a dislike of hair dye chemicals. My mother had the most amazing salt and pepper hair with a wide Elvira white stripe at the front. I'm working on it :)

14 Dec 2009 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Has anyone ever told you that you look like Audrey Tautou? You know, that adorable girl in the "Amelie" movie?

18 Dec 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Dear Jo, WOW!! lovely to meet you finally - its Felicity here from ( ex) All Things Bright and Beautiful! Lovely lovely lovely to see you face to screen.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas- and also congrats on your mention in the london times blog list !



21 Dec 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfelicity

As fab in person as on the 'net! Hi Jo!

21 Dec 2009 | Unregistered Commentercasapinka

Hey Brooke you'll make my head swell too much :) Felicity, Bronnie hi, hello, long time no hear! Felicity I miss your blog soooo much and Ms Pink we need to plan your world domination .... again :):):):)

22 Dec 2009 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Hey Jo, how's Flicka and Fred, been meaning to leave a comment for ages. You are bewutiful my darling inside and out, cheers Katherine

6 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Hi Katharine. Fred is working fine. Just needed a clean, regrease, new shocks and a fiddle with the coin drop. We keep running out of 5 cent pieces it is so much fun! Flicka is off to the automechanic to fix the motor and get a cord with an on off switch. At least she'll be a "cheap" ride :)

13 Feb 2010 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Hi Jo - nice to meet you "in picture" :) You are a very pretty woman and what a wonderful pic you took!
I know I have the same trouble ....take "millions" and maybe get one or two I like out of it ha ha ha
I guess we are just to hard on ourselves ;)
Have a wonderful day!

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