If you are a fellow blogger, leave a comment to tell me you have posted pictures or stories about what you LOVE about your own home. I will add links throughout the day Tuesday so we can all visit each of the party sites.
If you are a reader, please share stories of what you LOVE about your home in the comment section too. I will be drawing names of a blogger and of a blog-supporter for prizes to be given out on Wednesday.
What do I LOVE about my home?
It makes me smile to have an eclectic mix and a never ending, always changing menagerie of possessions. To find bargains at thrifts, garage sales, auctions, in dumpsters, places where I can spy a diamond in the rough.
Right now, some rooms from my home are in Romantic Country along with a short article I have written.
Here is the kitchen scanned from the magazine.
I like to redecorate, but they have gone even further and completely renovated and given me a mirror image of my actual space! How fun is that?? Perfect for me, I love changes and with this one, I didn't have to do a thing!!
To give you an idea of some of the changes my kitchen has been through, here are some older magazine shots.These have all been taken by Bill Mathews and styled by Gloria Gale for Harris Publications (Country Victorian and Country Almanac).
One small addition to the kitchen was made this weekend, I found a toy stove/fridge for Sugarwings at a garage sale for $1. Now she can help me fix dinner.
If you are new to my blog, (as I know a lot of the party crowd is), you'll see I tend to run on and on and my posts can be long winded.
I'm afraid this one will be a record breaker by the time I add all the party invitations to other blogs!
I look forward to visiting each and every one of the listed parties, and hope everyone else enjoys mingling and party hopping too.
I'll check throughout the day and add links as I receive them. If you don't see yourself listed, please email me and let me know I have missed you!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR HOME?
My buddy Beth has already started and is showing some of her art as well as her great junk hunting loot.
Here is a taste of what she has to show. Also, she is my tech adviser, every time I have issues with my lack of computer skills. She is also great with adjectives and lists, so offered some advice on party invitations. Here are some she sent to me:
Take a gander at Beth's beautiful home
Feast your eyes on Beth's beautiful home
Ogle Beth's beautiful home
Behold Beth's beautiful home
Check out Beth's beautiful home
Wander on over to Beth's beautiful home
Follow the path to Beth's beautiful home
Hop on over to Beth's beautiful home
Actually, she meant for me to sub other names in, but I couldn't resist posting it like this, it is cute!!
Jessica of Wild Rose Stamper, has a rosy room to show us and instructions for making a tussie mussie.
Yellow Rose Arbor has a gorgeous swag that she has made for her romantic bedroom, and scroll down to see all the yellow roses!
Becca always has beautiful things to show us and her party pictures are no exception!
Stephanie has a unique green mirror that makes me drool and turn green with envy.
Rachael from the other side of the world has gotten a jump start on us and is opening the champagne!
Katrina is hosting her party from her warm and wonderful kitchen.
Jennifer has some of the sweetest eye candy around! Look at this baby girl's shadow box- wow!!!
There is a rosy glow in the sky over the party at Betty's house.
Clarice is sharing Autumn Bliss with us at the Story Book Woods.
Jennifer's old painted cottage is on the cover of this issue of Romantic Country!
And Kari's artwork can be seen on page 70. This issue has the blogworld well represented!
Our Bejeweld friend is sipping hot cocoa on her new patio and is waiting for you to join her.
Sherri has her guest room done up in the prettiest pink ready for a grandbaby to come and stay over.
Something old, something new is on show at Corinna's home.
All the way over in Sweden, Linnea-Maria is sharing what she loves about her home. Her blog is in Swedish, but she has left a comment on my blog in English to explain.
Kitty is throwing some light on the subject of what she loves in her home.
Joy has the welcome mat out for us.
Ginny has invited us over seas to England!
Jennifer has a montage to show us what she loves at her home.
While you are out globe hopping, drop in to visit Aukje.
And who doesn't LOVE everything about Kim's Daisy Cottage?
Julie has invited us to visit her too.
Jennalee is ready for guests at her lovely home.
Terri has a family heirloom to share, and if you scroll down, there is some home made bread that I am sure she'll offer a slice of!
Rosie has a wonderful porch for us to sit and relax on.
Felicia has invited some cute little friends over to enjoy the party with us.
There are Super Heros to visit at Meg's.
When you visit Louisa's party, make sure you scroll down to see her water color roses from a previous post too!
Isabella's cozy cottage is somewhere you'll want to linger for a while.
Susan's home is all decked out in cheerful fall colors for her guests.
suzy has gorgeous pictures of her home ready to share. (this one was re-done later, it had not been a connecting link earlier, please go back to visit her, you'll love her place!)
Karen has the air filled with the scent of pumpkin spice at her party.
I love Tami's mantles too, and so will you.
Crystal has stories of what she loves about her old farmhouse. Scroll down to see some tiny little people who are showing off what they love about thier cute cottages too!
Cindy has a fantastic studio (wish mine was that tidy!) with a beautiful faux treatment on the walls.
Karla was one of my first blogging friends. She is always a wonderful person to visit with and she has invited us all over for espresso and home made bread. Check out the gorgeous blue of her walls while you are there.
Natasha has asked us all to come to Australia to see her romantic cottage, and to help her celebrate her 100th post, coming up very soon.
Debra is all decked out for Halloween at her place, and she is the master of that holiday (hence the "boo" in her blog title)
Phyllis has invited us over to enjoy the sunset and sit back in some cool old twig furniture.
Look what came in the mail yesterday from Phyllis- a section of old greeting cards and crafting papers. Thanks, buddy.
My good friend, Heather is making me just way too jealous with the photos of her house. I might not be able to be her friend anymore.
Pattie has been out thrifting and has new finds to show us.
Brenda asks us to join her in her vintage country kitchen.
Julia shows us what she loves about her home in a collage.
A fellow Silver Bella, Natalea, is offering us views of the lake outside and some lush and rich color and textures inside her home. Plus an invitatioin to play the "Name Game". I love to play those silly tag games, and have already done this one at the end of this posting, but my middle name is JO, so it was a short one!!
Catiean has the most amazing wall treatment, you have to see these!
http://violetladyathome.blogspot.com/ has her favorites on display for us.
I have another Silver Bella coming to the party- Jessi has her house decked out for the holidays!
Home is Where the Heart is among the sweet little rose buds at Barbara's
Blanc and Daisy have invited us over to visit.
Who could resist dipping into the fairy dust over at The Glitter Fairy's
Cathy has a green thumb and a set of kitchen cabinets that are making me turn green with envy again. I swear, all these homes are just making me so jealous.
Another featured home in Romantic Country for this issue belongs to Dawn. This issue is filled with bloggers! (Her photo is on page 71, near Kari's on page 70)
Mary Allison has given us a peek into "the Kingdom". I just want to steal that name for my studio now too!!!
Angelina has a piece from one of my favorite artists, Holly, on her site. As well as some of her favortie holiday decor.
Elizabeth is up at night dreaming about paint colors. ( I know what that is like! When the paint chip fairy comes to visit, you just give up and start looking through colors, YOU MUST REPAINT)
Michelle has some favorites highlighted in her home for us today.
With a name like Flea Market Queen, you know she'll have good stuff to show us!
Our friend, Marie Elena has wonderful style and lots of talent that she has put to use remodeling her Chilean home.
June not only invited us to see what she loves about her home, but gives us a list of resources to help find what we need for decorating our own homes!
Stacy has invited us to see the magic in her home.
More globe trotting! Time to experiance autumn in Germany with Regina
Vintage Flair has some romantic and sentimental photos to share, and don't miss the very last one, with the old wallpaper and trims. She has made a lovely display!
Becky has a beautiful home and I am crazy about the little green dresser she has as part of a table scape. Be sure to read both of her posts today, Blogspot only allows 5 pictures per post so she had to post twice. Stingy Blogspot!
Wanda is bidding a farewell to summer with photos of her swimming pool and lovely garden spots. Plus look at how dramatic the red wall is!
Lolly shares her therory on "more is more" which is mine too!
We have unique aquarium pets and one of my favorite sofas, ever at Vickie's
Debbie has invited a collection of furry freinds to stay in her cozy room for her grandsons.
Cindy has taken a fantastic photo of her lavender room reflected in the mirror, you have to see it.
Kelley has hired a cherub to serve us crystals as party favors in her newly done dining room.
The lovely Ele is inviting us to her lovely dining room.
Melissa just found out about the party and will be posting some home pictures soon. In the meantime, you can click on "home" on her site to see some of what she loves.
You can see the love that goes into all details of Mary's life when you visit her place!
Sharon, another Silver Bella, has some of her pretty mosaic goods on display for us to see.
Mary is joining our party, and has such a warm and welcoming home!
Kim is moving and has shown us what she will be missing when she leaves this home, scroll down past the Sinister crafts to see it!
Jenn has a pretty pink kitchen to share
And The Queen has a lovely wreath on the door to welcome us.
Vanessa Valencia the Fanciest of Them All always has her place filled with fun, magic, and exciting happenings. Have you ever been to see her? If you go once, you'll never want to leave her fanciful world.
Andie has a blue and white treat for us.
Lisa really does have a thing for roses, just like the title of her blog says!
Katie has whipped up some fall baking for us to snack on.
You'll have to visit the whimsical delight that is at Cherry's
Kristi has some lovely textiles in her kitchen.
Romantic Homes, the competitor of Romantic Country magazine (that inspired our party),, has featured this unbelievably beautiful house, not once, but twice! You have to visit Jennifer to see for yourself.
Andrea has not only shown us her own home, but a cute little red house for her birdie friends!
Everyone's friend, Carole has joined in on the party and has some hula dancing entertainment for us and craft supplies out for us to make some pretty things with her!
the Contessa is inviting us to join her at the tea table she has all set up.
Heidi has gifts from fellow blogger friends to show us. Aren't the gifts we get from all the generous people out there, so thoughtful???
Watch out, Amy's decor could put a spell on you!
Barbara, my birthday twinner, has a hand stitched sentiment to share.
Any time you go to visit Jody you see all the love that goes into her life and her family.
Sara has a striking home in black and white you can't miss.
Michelle has an old farm house that is a work in progress (as most farmhouses are, I know mine is!) That garden and porch are so inviting. After a long day of trying to list all these blogs and not mess up the links (only a couple needed tweaking!!) I'm ready to go and visit Michelle and relax on that wicker seat.
Jen has started a blog and today is her very first post, so this party is a bit of a house warming for her! Please drop in and welcome her to the blog community so she'll see first hand what a friendly bunch she is joining!
Britt has things sparkling at her place!
Romance is in the air at this romantic cottage of Linda's
Heather has invited us to visit her home and meet a dainty little witch.
Nature Girl finds joy in spending time in her gardens.
Thank you all so much for joining in this party today! I've had a wonderful time mingling, meeting new friends, and seeing the creative and loving touches you have added to your homes.
I think that this subject is a meaningful one for many of us and I have been asked to host more parties like this in the future. How about a "What do you LOVE about your Holiday Home?" Mid December?
Sugarwings and I are all partied out at this point and we need to call it a night!
Wednesday morning note- I think I went to bed too early, sorry I missed some of you! but hey, I am a Granny! I can't stay up all night partying like I used to years ago. I am going to add the rest of the emails I got after I went off to my pillow at 11pm last night:
Lorraine's cottage is celebrating its new floors.
Fairies dance across the mantle at Gayla's
Dana has some amazing flea market deals in her beautiful cottage
Shabby Chic treasure and pretty pastels at on view at Joy's
And Cerris is one of my very favorite places to go on Etsy, her home is just as wonderful!!
You just have to go across the pond to see Mary!!!! You'll be glad you visited
Erin has a thing for red and you will see why. Her cottage is such a cheerful place!
Come out into the yard and play at Jeanne's
Sophie's home is an absolutely can't miss!
Check out the painted geraniums on the wall at seeb's
Joy talks about her love of autumn and her 'joy' of preparing for the holidays.
Cindy is shabby-chic-a-riffic!! She is late getting to the party, but sometimes it is good to save some sweets for later, isn't it?
Cheryl loves the beautiful, Canadian countryside where she lives.
Don't we all love to visit Holly??
And Lidy has autumn decorating tips for us all.
The party is just getting started at Gayla's
Kathee doesn't have a blog but has posted home pictures on Photo Bucket for us.
More updates- a few days later- Dayami has been scouting out pretty white serving pieces to serve goodies by her pool!