Friday, December 23, 2011

Potpourri Friday #16

Welcome to Potpourri Party #16!   Many 
thanks to all who participated last week.  
This is a busy week for us all  
(I have a houseful of company), 
but I do hope you will link up and  have 
a little time to visit  the other guests. 


 A Christmas Day Wedding Anniversary

My Great-Grandparents were Married  
108 years ago on
Christmas Day,   December 25,  1893.
Just as today, White was the popular 
choice for weddings; however,
some brides, especially the frontier and 
pioneer brides, wore dark dresses 
that were more practical and could 
be worn after the wedding.   
The dark  wedding dresses  were 
fashionable for the day,  and  little 
alteration was needed for the Dress
to be perfect to wear again.

Gottlieb and Carolina (Lina) 


You continue to inspire and encourage me.  
With so many inspirational posts, it is truly a difficult job to pick out just a few highlights.

Bella, at Bella’s Rose Cottage has decked out her new white staircase!

Audrey at Timeless Treasures decorates 
a unique mantel.

A must see master bedroom created by Courtney ( who is currently published at Romantic Homes Magazine) 

Stevie at Garden Therapy created the cutest Grinch Tree.  While you are there, check out all her last minute gift ideas, such as bath bombs, sugar scrubs and lavender bath salts!

Alison of the Polo House created a 
unique snow globe!

Sharon at Elizabeth & Company  made a 
lovely ornament and tinsel wreath.

Suzanne  at  Pieced Pastimes created lovely  handmade ornaments!

Tina at Tina’s PicStory has  some 
gorgeous winter photography!

If you were featured, please feel free to grab the “Featured” button on the sidebar.  Also, if you were featured at the Christmas Tree Party, please feel free to take the "Featured" button.

Party Guidelines

1. Be a friend and follower of  2805 via Google Connect.   If you have become a follower and I have not received a follow back, please email me.
2.  Please post the Party Button, located on  the sidebar, or a text link back in the body of your post .  If you find your link deleted then a link-back to this party was not in your post.  Just add a link  to your post and try again.
3.  Since Potpourri is a mixture or assortment, you may link up your creative posts on décor, gardening,  DIY projects,  crafts,  recipes,  thrifty finds,  photography, etc.  Potpourri is a mixture or assortment.
4.  Please link the url of the specific post  which you are linking, not the url for your blog.
5.  Please turn off your  Word Verification.  Google does a very good job of catching spam.   Go to Settings, Click on Comments, Go to Show Word Verification?  Check “No” and Save.
6. Please no advertising or Etsy shops!
7.  Please stay a while, visit other guests, just as you would at any other party, leave some comment love (we all love comments!)  and perhaps make a few new friends while you are here!

Wishing each of you a Very Merry Christmas
and the Happiest of Holiday Seasons!

Until next time,  Honey

Hope you will visit my Friday Friends!



  1. Barbara,
    Have a great Holiday weekend! Thank you so much for hosting this lovely party. Thank you also for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  2. I love the sweet story about your grandparents! What a treasure that photograph is. Merry Christmas Honey, and thank you for hosting!
    Cheers, Andrea

  3. Thanks for hosting, Honey.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  4. Hi Honey, loved hearing about your great grandparent's wedding, hope you have a wonderful Christmas Weekend! xoxo

  5. how cool to have your grandparents married on Christmas, and how romantic,
    Merry Christmas,


  6. Wow Honey, I absolutely love your family story. Thanks so much for sharing and hosting. I would love for you to link your amazing story to our What's It Wednesday linky party. Merry Christmas my dear!


  7. Your greatgrandparents' photograph is such a treasure to have, Honey. Lucky you! Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

  8. Thanks for hosting Honey. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  9. Very nice post about your great-grans. All of your features are so nice. Thanks for hosting!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. How lucky you are to have a picture of them!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Love the features, Honey! Thanks for hosting! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

  12. Thanks so much for hosting!


  13. That photo of your great grandparents is priceless and you are so lucky to have it! Have a wonderful, Merry Christmas! Thanks for hosting!

  14. Greetings! It's a pleasure to be able to link up this week - thank you so much for hosting! Wishing you happy holidays and a wonderful upcoming New Year!


  15. Beautiful story and beautiful sharings here. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and all good things for the new year.


  16. What a wonderful vintage picture of your great-grandparents! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  17. Thanks so much for featuring my Grinch tree. It was a really fun project and it makes everyone smile when they see it. I'm having whoville themed open house on Friday inspired by old I'm busy busy busy getting ready!

    Happy holidays!

  18. Thanks for the beautiful features and for sharing your grandparents photo. Happy holidays ~ Sarah

  19. Thanks for all the fun this year Honey! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  20. Hi Honey, beautiful story about your great grandparents! Merry Christmas to you Honey and thanks for hosting.

  21. What a lovely story about your great-grandparents, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pretty feature choises. I'd love to specially thank you for having me at your terrific and fun party sweetie, through out this year 2011 and for been such a gracious and generous hostess. Have a wonderful Christmas along with your dearest family.

  22. Hi Honey,
    I love your family photos, true treasures, beautiful!!
    Thnaks for being our hostess, and thanks for the feature! It's so nice of you :-)
    Wishing you the Merriest Christmas ever!

  23. What a wonderful story and beautiful photos of your grandparents! I'd like to wish you and your sweet family a very Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥

  24. Thanks for hosting the potpourri party on such a busy week. A Christmas wedding sounds so romantic. This bit of your family history is very special and I enjoyed reading your post.


  25. Have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks again for hosting.

  26. Thanks for hostessing the party, and happy holidays!


  27. Thank you for hosting. Merry Christmas.

  28. Wishing you all the joys of the season...

    Mery Christmas Honey!

  29. I love the photo of your grandparents! And thank you so much for featuring my ornament wreath. It was such fun to make! Merry Christmas!

  30. You are so lucky to have a picture you your great grandparents! Thanks for hosting again this week! Have a wonderful holiday, Laura

  31. What a lovely story and picture of your great-grandparents! Thanks for sharing and for hosting another Potpourri Friday! Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Cindy

  32. What a beautiful story about your grandparents...thank you so much for sharing it...I will be emailing you in a few minutes, so whenever you have a chance, please check your mail...Merry Christmas!!!!

  33. Thank you for hosting! i hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Christie

  34. Thanks for hosting the party. I look forward to getting some great inspiration. I'm following along with you now. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  35. thank you so much for inviting us to your party!!! sending tons of holiday hugs...

  36. Thank you for hosting. Enjoyed the information on wedding dresses from years gone by.

    Merry Christmas

  37. thank you so much for choosing my pic from so many nice entries! i have put your button to my list of featuring blogs :) have a great weekend ♥

  38. Thanks for hosting the party. Warmest Christmas wishes to you & your family :)

  39. What a wonderful story about your grandparents wedding day. Thanks for featuring my Christmas Tree with Handmade Ornaments and thanks for hosting this party. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  40. Hi Honey! I love your blog and, I am your newest follower. Merry Christmas! Beth

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  42. I am so glad I found your blog (I'm a new follower)! It makes me want to start a project right now. I love everything I have seen so far.


  43. What a sweet story about your grandparents!

    I viewed your previous post featuring your living room! It is gorgeous! So beautifully decorated!

    ~Merry Christmas!

  44. I love your blog, I am now a very Happy Follower!! Can't believe I just found you. I am so excited for all that is to come!!


  45. Merry Christmas Honey, Looking forward to more Fridays in 2012.

  46. Loved seeing the photo of your grandparents! Merry Christmas, Honey! I wish I had time to visit all the links!

  47. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for having your linky party.I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for Christmas.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    XXOO Diane.

  48. What a sweet story about your great-grandparents! I am now following your wonderful blog. Thanks for hosting the party.

  49. Thanks again for hosting Honey. Love the special story about your family. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Linda

  50. Greetings, Honey!

    I so enjoy your blog. And, thanks for the opportunity to join your blog party! I am new to the blog parties, just starting to get the hang of it, and enjoyed myself immensely.

    Thank you, too, for visiting me at my little blog. Your so kind.

    Happy and Healthy New Year.

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  51. Hi Honey!
    Happy New Year!
    Have been gone a week --was off visiting my sweet mom and missed a lot of blogging time and email follow ups!
    THANKS so much for featuring my little old snow globe! You sent so much traffic my way that day. Thanks thanks thanks!!!!

    Huge hugs,
    Alison :)


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