Yes, I AM showing my mantel AGAIN! This is the way it looked last week. A lot of you bloggers have been posting these great beach-themed vignettes, so I thought I’d try one on the mantel for a summertime look.
The problem is that I went from all of the patriotic colors to kind of a white beach look, and I’m having a little trouble adjusting to the lack of color. (And I’m always thinking I want the all white Shabby Chic look!)
I hope you have time to sit down and join me for a cup of tea and a little chat. Don’t ya just love when I start chatting on my blog? I am able to monopolize the conversation until you get to the “comment” section. It’s a dream come true for a
I really don’t understand what BF is all about, but I’m kind of a “joiner”, so I did put that BF “recent visitors” box on my blog. I’m assuming that it is just like a site meter, which does not necessarily show that a particular blogger has visited my blog, but rather that someone clicked to my blog from another blog. I KNOW some of these bloggers are not visiting my blog several times a day! (My posts are usually not interesting enough to visit once, much less several times!)
If you have been coming to my blog for very long, you know that my self-confidence level is lacking (I know -- That’s an understatement!). I had to take site meter off my blog, because I was constantly worrying about all of those people who came to my blog and found nothing worthy of a comment, so I’ll probably be removing the BF recent visitors box as well.
Did you notice your tea cup and saucer? I got the last two of those at T. J. Maxx recently (on the sale aisle, of course). Another thing I want to chat about is my criminal activity (as confessed on my previous post). I just want to explain that I would understand and immediately remove a photo if a blogger did not want it posted on my blog. I will not be offended if a blogger emails me and asks me to remove their photo from my blog. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who works better under pressure. I do not pre-schedule posts (I’m doing well to get a post done in time for a Blogville event.) When I prepare a Favorite Things Saturday post, I don’t have time to email each person whose photo I am
I have to issue an apology now. I feel absolutely terrible, but I ordered this cute banner from a blogger (apparently not from an Etsy, since I’ve gone back to check my Etsy orders), and I cannot remember which blogger it was! Yikes! I’m afraid I’m not having senior moments – I used to have those, but now I’m afraid I’m senile! I do know that the beach picnic bookmark was from Fifi Flowers Designs (Maybe I’ll remember who made the banner before I finish this post!) If you made this darling banner, please let me know, so I can credit you with it, and please forgive my senility!
Metamorphosis Monday: Between Naps on the PorchTabletop Tuesday: A Stroll Thru LifeTea Time Tuesday: Lady Katherine Tea ParlorTuesday Tea for Two: The Plumed PenTea Pot & Tea Things Tuesday: A Breath of Fresh AirI told you I was a joiner! Thanks to these great hostesses!
This post is kind of full of blog buttons (I know, it’s full of chatter too). The first time I posted photos from other blogs for a Favorite Things Saturday event, Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen suggested that I make an “I’ve been featured” button. Since I didn’t think being featured on my little blog gave anybody any bragging rights, I didn’t make a button. However, I did decide that if I “borrowed” one of your photos, you should have bragging rights because you didn’t report me to the Blogville Police (do you Google “9-1-1” to report a Blogville crime?)
So, if I have “borrowed” one of your photos for a Favorite Things post, please feel free to post this button on your blog. If you click on this button on my blog, you will see a list of the blogs from which I have “borrowed”.
I apologize for the long post. I do have to live up to the name of my blog by occasionally doing some chatting. I hope it doesn’t keep you from visiting my blog again. Normally, I don’t monopolize the conversation like I did today. (My husband would probably disagree with that statement.) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for putting up with my chatter. laurie