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!)
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
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.
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 Porch
Tabletop Tuesday: A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday: Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
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!
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!
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