Welcome to our Self Linking, Self Swapping, Self Marketing party! Yes, Beth and I are lazy hostesses, she says this is the equivalent of inviting people over and asking them to bring all their own food and drinks, then clean up after themselves.
The rules are simple: you can buy, sale, or trade, if you like, just let people know in your posts, or on the flickr site if you want to moving the real estate.
I will be giving one house away today to someone who leaves a comment.
The rest are FOR SALE!
And for a special price too, any of these cuties, big or small, simple or ornate, blingy or elegant (who am I kidding, these are all blingy and gaudy!!)---if purchased this week from this post--- are only $15 each plus postage.
Ok, so those are my personal specs for sales. Make sure you state yours if you want to sell or swap a home during the party. I am also up for a swap...... I could use a special bird house for some fairies to move into up in Sugarwing's bedroom.
The birdhouse with the kitty is sold to Louisa
Now, for the party linking rules. Like I said, we are pretty laid back about this one!
All you do is leave a comment, on my blog, Beth's blog or BOTH.
In your comment, tell people that you are inviting them over to see your creations.
Make sure you leave the URL or link to your blog, or you can show the birdhouse on our flickr site if you don't have a blog.
Everyone is invited to play along! Flickr is free and easy to do, so jump in and give it a try.
Simple huh? Leave a comment, join the party!
Now, if you want to party hop and visit all the homes on display for our feathered friends, all you need to do is read the comments on my blog and Beth's blog.
Not everyone who reads my blog leaves a comment and if you haven't because you don't know how, here is what you do:
At the end of the post, the small print says the time it was written, a list of categories, and then "comments". Click on that word.
Then, you get to read all the previous comments. Usually, you can click on the author's name and it will take you to their blog. Sometimes, you can't.
If there isn't an active link, then you can copy and paste the URL that the birdhouse blinger has left for us to find them and see what they have made.
Any questions, feel free to ask. Email me or Beth and we'll do what we can to help you get to visit everyone or to help you invite people to visit you. Fairy Banner house sold to Betty
Fairy houses count too, right? I'm sure that if a bird wanted to share the rent, they'd be allowed to move in.
The postage might be a bit higher on these fairy homes I have made. A couple of them are covered in stones, glass, beads, and trinkets, which tends to weigh more than the vintage wallpaper I put on most of the houses.
All the fairy homes come complete with a nest ready for the fairy to curl up on.
As you can probably tell, I got a bit carried away, like usual. I tend to make more than one or two when I try something.... I might have a done a couple dozen houses or so.
I could just keep going and going, these are such fun to decorate! I hate to have this challenge come to an end.
But I am sure I will feel exactly the same about the next project I take on. Don't you just love to experiment? In the last year of blogging, I have had opportunities to participate in so many fun swaps and challenges and each one I did, the nests, matchboxes, tiaras, doll hats, all of them, I just wanted to make more, more, more!
So, Beth and I decided to sponsor another swap. Details to come, but it will be through Vintage Workshop and we have permission to feature their images and offer free samples to our swappers to use!
We'll let you know when we get it all worked out and are ready for sign ups.
And for today, thanks so much for coming to Our Bling Your Birdhouse Day and please go and visit some of the other bird abodes that our friends came up with!