Showing posts with label CHATTING AND TEA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHATTING AND TEA. Show all posts

Sunday, July 11, 2010


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 blabbermouth conversationalist like me!  I’d like to talk for a minute about Blog Frog.  Months ago, I saw something on another blog about it, so I went over and signed up.  I started getting these “BFF” emails, and I didn’t know what to do with them!  So, if I ignored your BFF email, I want to let you know that it was not intentional.  I just don’t have any idea what I’m doing!  I apologize, and I hope you’ll give me another chance (although I haven’t done anything on Blog Frog, I don’t want to turn down a chance to have a new Blog Frog Friend.)
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!)
TEACUP-TEAPOTIf 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).  FULL MANTLE FRMD 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 stealing borrowing and hear back from them before I need to get my post done.  So please, email me if you find your photo on my blog and you want it taken off.   

MOSAIC 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!
PICNIC-BNR I am linking to a lot of events with this post:
Metamorphosis Monday:     Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday:     A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday:  Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Cup Tuesday:     Martha’s Favorites and Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Tea for Two:     The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot & Tea Things Tuesday:     A Breath of Fresh Air
I told you I was a joiner!  Thanks to these great hostesses!
meme mos  And don’t forget the parties!  Friday is the Summer Cloche Party at A Stroll Thru Life, and Friday and Saturday is the Ice Cream Social at Kitchen Bouquet.  Social calendars are filling up all  over Blogville this week!
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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?)
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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