Saturday, March 19, 2011

Springtime table ideas...

Well I've been a bit quiet this week...as I've been experiencing some serious computer issues.  I started the week off by dropping my laptop and well, one thing led to another and I've learned a very hard lesson about not backing up your hard drive.  Unfortunately, my hard drive was shot and I lost 5 years of photographs, music, books, papers, all my contacts...well the list goes on and on.

So I bought a new laptop and have sent my old hard drive off to this place in California that Apple referred me to...in hopes that they can recover my photographs.  The rest I can eventually replace but I've been heartbroken about losing all my photos.  This is a big lesson learned...and now I will be backing everything up on a regular basis. I'm not very computer savvy so I didn't realize how important backing up your hard drive is.  Well - I know now.  

So anyway - onto more pleasant subjects...Spring table decor. I thought I'd share some beautiful coastal accessories from Williams-Sonoma's new catalog.  

  
Hope you enjoyed browsing this awesome coastal collection. Now I'm off to catch up on reading all my favorite blogs.  Have a great Sunday!!


28 comments:

Kristi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you lost your stuff! I hope they can recover it!. I really, really need to back mine up.

Love the coastal vibe of all of these photos. You can probably tell from my shop that I'm getting in a beachy mood. I've pulled my summer/beach photo props out and have been using them for my beach cottage stuff. I'm about to do a coastal mini-makeover on my master bath. Can't wait for summer!

Jenny said...

I am so sorry you lost your information! I hope you can get it back. My husband is a computer dude and he says you should be able to get that information off the hard drive. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

I love these pics!

Beach House Living said...

Sorry to hear you lost your photos. That was the beauty of film cameras their were negatives.

Nice picks. I like the tureen.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful! I can see any of those blue pieces in your house. I am so sorry about your computer. But, as I told you they were able to recover all of my daughter's pictures...except for a few and we never did figure out why those didn't show up...os I am hoping you get the same good news~ and it will be worth the money to have them restored! Have a wonderful day off tomorrow. I am back to wrok on Monday this week! xxoo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sorry about your computer issues. I need to get something to back mine up with. Thanks for the reminder. I love WS and will have to check this stuff out.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I am so sorry to hear about your computer problems. I know how hard that is. Thanks for reminding me about my back up hard drive. Need to make sure it is running, I think hubby borrowed it.

Love those placemats. What a pretty blue. And those wooden pedestals!

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

Oh Debbie, that's horrible to think you lost all of those pictures.... but I
m sure they can get them back. I had an issue last month but the apple genius clicked a few buttons and they all reappeared in my folders. Now I have taken most photos off my computer and put them on an external hard drive and then had to back that up on another external hard drive. Life is getting too complicated. So thanks for the visual get away into summer decor.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problems...bummer! I'd certainly like one of each of the products you featured above - just dreamy :O)

Donna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your computer, and losing your pictures! I sure hope they are able to retrieve everything for you!!! And I never remember to back things up, either, thanks for the reminder! Lovely photos, I especially love the pedestals!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sorry to hear about your comupter issues...that's not good...hoping that they can get your pics back for you.

Blessings,
Linda

Della said...

Sorry you lost your photos. I hope they get them back! These are terrific finds. The shell bowls, and urchin salt & pepper shakers are my favorites.

becky said...

Ever so seaworthy, those tabletop items!

Sorry to hear about your computer problems...I know how you feel...things happen from time to time.

Donnie said...

I'm glad coastal seems to be the theme this year because it's my favorite. I hope everything is able to be retrieved from your computer.

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Oh, I am so sorry for you and your loss... But, I loved, loved the images you shared. So beautiful and peaceful! I hope you have a much better week!

~Debbie

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Wow! Some beautiful pieces here! Love the shell bowls. Sorry to hear about your computer!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Wow! I hope you get your pics back. I think I'll ask my hubby to back up my computer tonight!!

I haven't gotten the new Williams-Sonoma catalog yet. I NEED IT though!! Thanks for giving me the heads up!

theLENNOXX said...

Oh wow I LOVE all your coastal finds from WS, especially the clam bowl, it's amazing!

Too bad about your lap top, there's a trick involving putting your hard drive in the freezer immediately after the crash to be able to retrieve your data from C:, but that's one trick too late. Hope you have luck retrieving your photos, I'm sure they can do it :)

xo Linda

Sundresses and Smiles said...

good luck with recovering your photos-- my hard drive crashed in december and all my photos and documents were recovered, so hopefully you will have the same luck as me! thanks for the great pics-- i am LOVING the pillows and shell bowls!

classic • casual • home said...

Oh my gosh. So sorry for you. I JUST bought a back up for my hard drive. A few years ago I lost all of my portfolio photos. UGHH. I think about it all the time. This will all work out and I hope you get your photos back.

michelle said...

Oh no I am so sorry to hear about your laptop!! I hope that they can recover your things.

Love the table setting! Those pillows and everything really, are just perfect!

Glacier Dreaming said...

Bummer about the lost photos - crossing fingers that they can be recovered. Pretty blue table setting. I was a "blue dishes" gal but whent away from it, but I'm always drawn back.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so sorry about your computer! I sure hope they can retrieve your photos. I would be lost if my hubby didn't keep up with backing everything up and doing virus scans, etc! Let us know what you find out! I'm here to get some decorating ideas from your old posts! ♥ (I found something exciting at an antique show this weekend! 5 small glass balls! I am so happy to finally have these but I'm not sure how to display them! I couldn't wait to tell you! I still want more but these are a good start!)

gena said...

I got the same catalog today.... even got me in the mood for spring!!!!!

thanks for sharing !

gena

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm so loving the clam bowl and critters!!!

Shellbelle said...

Okay first, I adore Williams Sonoma and the collections you showed are irresistible! Blue with white coral? Stunning!

I hope it was DriveSavers in California that you sent your laptop to, they are AMAZING! You know I work on my computer, so when my hard drive went down, it was a disaster. Along with my personal files and photos, I was so upset, but they recovered everything! Wasn't cheap, but boy, did they put my life back together again. I hope whatever company you used does the same for you.

I spent Sunday on Honeymoon Island and the shelling was great! When are you going to be back this way?

Hugs

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
I sure hope you can get it off your hard drive too...I couldn't, but I'm sure hoping that you will be able to!! I lost all the papers from my Master's Degree work--how unreal is that?

What beautiful pictures on this post! See the pillows? I used to have that chintz print in my livingroom on pillows and on my dining room chairs--we have the same taste!
XO

vicki said...

Debbie -
Such a gorgeous and springlike table scape. Love all the coastal elements!

So sorry you have had computer problems - that is everyone's nightmare - I hope you can recover everything.

Vicki

Ocean Soul said...

Oh Debbie, I am so sorry about your laptop! My husband & I are Apple Dealers in Canada. He highly recommends considering an Apple Time Capsule (it's a wireless router which has a built in hard drive) or at least an external hard drive for Time Machine, since you are on a Mac. Here's hoping that your photos will be recovered! You did an amazing post considering what happened!