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Friday, July 23, 2010




You know, if somebody gets away with something for awhile, they often begin to feel like it’s okay to keep doing it.  Bloggers have been so kind about letting  me “borrow” their photos for my “Favorite Things”   posts,  so I just keep “borrowing”.  (Is it borrowing if the blogger doesn’t know about it?)  You may click on each photo if you’d like to visit these beautiful blogs.  (s-h-h-h ; don’t tell them that I stole borrowed their photo!!)


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sweedish bdrm  As always, please let me know if you would like me to remove your photo from my blog.  If your photo has appeared on my blog, and you do not plan to report me to the blogging police, please feel free to take the “One of Laurie’s Favorites” button from my sidebar to post on your blog.  I’m going to try to redeem myself by posting some photos of some of my favorite flowers in my back yard.




Since all of these photos are favorite summer things (even Christie’s daughter’s bedroom reminds me of a summer day), I’m linking to The Tablescaper for Summer Sundays. 


Thank you so much for visiting me, and thanks to all of you who offered to bring me a cake with a file in it when I am jailed for theft!  I hope I won’t have to email you to ask for a cake.  Please go visit the links to other blogger’s favorites.  laurie


The Charm of Home said...

I would imagine every one is pleased you admire their work so.;) Love the things you like too. Don't you just cruise through blogs all the time going ohhh, ayyyy! Such eye candy everywhere! Thank you for hosting!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Laurie, you are so cute. I can't imagine that they aren't thrilled that you used their photos. Love all of your floweres. It's so hot here there's not a thing blooming. If I can survivie a couple more months it will be better. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Olive said...

You are a pill. But a charming one. Stealing only the best! have a super weekend♥olive

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Oh my goodness-I LOVE the floral arrangement that looks like a sundae. That is SO COOL!!!

Hope you have a lovely Saturday, Laurie!!

hugs from Heidi

Anonymous said...

Laurie - I am honored that you like my photo. Shows me that now and then I do get something right.

Having a fun time partying with you.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey Laurie I know a good attorney...but a friend of mine who shall remain nameless in Ark. sleeps with him...ha ha!! Girl I'll post your bail so don't worry about it...You silly thing...Hope you have a FUN weekend with the Boss man wink!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Laurie ~
I think every one will forgive you! I don't think there could be a malicious bone in your body! The sail napkins and sea themed plates are wonderful! Hope your week has been fabulous! ~ Katie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! They won't turn you in - I bet they feel honored that you "borrowed" their photos and posted about their blogs. :-D
Just came in from watering plants and unloading cokes from the car, and I don't know which was worse, the heat or mosquitoes!!!

KBeau said...

Laurie, your summer flowers are just beautiful. My flowers look pretty pitiful next to yours.

Anonymous said...

Well you have got some great steals there Laurie!! Found a new blog via your steals ! Thanks!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi there Laurie! I am so happy to have found you again! Such lovely, lovely pictures you are showing from blogs here. Oh, I'm quite sure all these bloggers will be delighted!

Next let me just say how CREATIVE you are to come up with that sailing tabelscape. Very original and just as cute as can be. Good job!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful of summer pics! As much as we complain about the heat, the summer seems to fly, and the nasty, cold, rotten winter seems eternal!
Your flowers are beautiful. I await the hibiscus, they bloom in August here.
Thanks for hosting. Happy weekend!
(Stopped to see Bill at his outlet today...found a bargain.)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! You are too funny! I think you are probably OK,though!! I love your pretty flowers! Wait unitl you see my link...woo hoo! I'm afraid you may be headed my way with a big ol' sack! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Christie said...

Laurie, you are so kind and your comments so sweet to this two month old blogger! I SO appreciate the feature of my daughter's room! I worked so hard in this room...we were down to studs because of water damage and some resulting mold, so it turned out so nice for our little girl. I am so grateful that you like it and for the post :)!!! Love the beautiful flowers! And while it is so hot outside, these will be beautiful pictures to come back and look at when it gets cold outside...the fresh, pretty colors! Thank you, thank you! Christie at

Mellodee said...

Well, if somebody really gets snarky and you end up incarcerated, I'll come to visit you in the "Big House". I doubt it will come to that! LOL!

Sarah said...

Laurie, I agree these are some very special posts, but so are your flowers. What beautiful hibiscus blooms!
Thanks for hosting this fun meme each weekend. I was rushed to get my link in before we went out for the evening. Sorry I didn't get my comment in at the same time. :-)
Happy weekend! ~ Sarah

Christie said...

Yes...I am a late night blogger...when all is quiet in the house! Thank you for your kind words on 'A Monogrammed Life.' The room with the two iron beds is my oldest daughter's room. We found an iron bed that was almost free, but could never find another vintage bed to match. It is so beautiful, but now rest in my attic! It was my inspiration, but we eventually bought these iron beds from an online co. AND, this is an older picture of her room. She has the 'princess' nets hanging from the ceiling and I just had to get over it! ":) The quilts on her bed were found at TJMaxx and I can't believe I found matching twin ones! The Swedish room that you featured is my youngest daughter's room and these two rooms join via a 'jack and jill' bathroom. Thank you again for the sweet post! Sleep well! threepixielane

Nancy's Daily Dish said...


All of these blogs look beautiful. Some, I already follow and the others I look forward to checking out. I love how you've got each one in its own little frame and with such big pictures.

Thank you for hosting this fun event!


susan said...

Okay Laurie--I have things I need to get done this morning and here you are tempting me with things to read and drool over! I missed these the first time around---so thank you! I love your hibiscus! Thank goodness they tolerate HEAT well!!

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful flower photos!

Lady Katherine said...

What wonderful favorites! I love getting to see some I have missed! Love the table, oh, the porch is wonderful! The bedroom is so pretty! Guess what I remembered to come over and link my post! A little late, but I am here! Have a great weekend!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
You are the best little thief!!! What wonderful pics you have shared. Some of the blogs are familiar and some are not, I can't wait to check them out. And your flowers are just gorgeous!!!
Happy Sunday,

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Lautie~I Adore *Jain* at *Once in a Blue Moon*! She was my Darling Baker sis. She has such a culinary gift and her presentations are always beautifully creative.

It would truly be an honor for these blogettes to be featured on your blog. I for one enjoy the opportunity of meeting new friends and catching up with familiar ones.
Thanks for sharing your favorites.
Sweet wishes,

a quiet life said...

i have been stolen! and yes it is fun, i have borrowed many pics for food with style, i too can't resist pics that delight me... thank you for including me, i know 2 barbara bloggers, they are very talented, but i was surprised to see it was me!

thanks for sharing, jain

vignette design said...

I have been loving Jain's blog for a while now too. She has the most wonderful photos and tablescapes. Glad you stole her! haha. It was fun checking out the other bloggers you stole too. How nice of you to feature them. Should I bake a cake with a file though just in case you get caught!

The Tablescaper said...

That's not stealing, that's featuring! Now, if you were showing their photos and not giving them credit, that would be a different story.

Thanks so much for being a part of Summer Sundays! Looking forward to having you with us next Sunday too!

- The Tablescaper

gretchen said...

I agree with "tablescaper" it's a feature, nothing more if you include the who's who.

the minor changes to your cupboard reminded you of just what was there and made you happy, so that's what counts. And it does look good!