Friday, December 30, 2011

Potpourri Friday #17


Welcome of Potpourri Party #17!

This week, we will do things a bit differently
 than usual. 
If you don’t have a new post to link up this 
week  for Potpourri Friday, feel free to 
link up  a couple of your favorite posts  or a retrospective of your favorite posts of 2011.


As the year flickers to an end and we pack
 away the memories, good and bad, of 2011, 
may be all look forward to a New Year 
with fresh, clean pages .    
Wishing you each a Healthy,  Prosperity 
and very Happy New Year.



 But first, a few of the inspirational highlights from last week!


A Christmas Home tour by Holly at


Rebecca’s Christmas Home Tour at 
A Re-Purposed Life.  Be sure to see 
Parts I and II.


Nancy’s  Christmas Hutch at



Christmas Outside  by Evie at 



Winter Tablescape with Skis by  by Shari at Turnstyle Vogue Designs!



Christmas in the Living Room with Judy at JBigg’s Little Pieces



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
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.  Limit 3 or 4 please!
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.
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!



Until next time, Honey



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Dance December


It’s time for me to bring back my dancing partner from Buenos Aires.  He’s such a popular guy and does a fabulous tango,  and is a great prop for  a Happy Dance.


I am happy because  you are all such special friends to me:  you inspire  and  encourage me!
The Land of Blog is a wonderful place to be.

My Fall Mantel was featured  in November  by sweet Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours.

My Silverware Tree was featured in December by Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours!
(Isn’t she a sweetheart?  Yes, she is!)

Kristen of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, featured my Christmas Mantel!



Thank you for the features,  ladies!   It is greatly appreciated!

 Until next time, Honey



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Potpourri Party Announcement & Favorite


It was a wonderful Christmas Holiday at 2805!
The house was filled with family and laughter,
 just the way I like it!

This is a busy week for us all, with clean up and packing away for next year.   I thought I might share  with you a couple of my favorite  posts , totally unrelated to decorating and projects, 
 of this year.

Just Ducky  wrote itself as 
I looked at the pictures.

   
  
A tour of St. Malo, France.  (I never got around to posting about Le Mont Saint-Michel, France.)

 My very favorite  was the


If you don’t have a new post to link up this 
week  for Potpourri Friday, feel free to 
link up  a couple of your favorite posts 
of the past year.  
Please limit yourself to 3 or 4.


I look forward to the fun!

Until next time, Honey 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas



May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
                                              ~Unknown

Until next time, Honey

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.

042 
043 
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!





  

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Living Room


You have seen bits and pieces of my living room, so today I will show you a little more.  
Come on in!  I'll show you around.


























The Christmas Tree post is here.
The Mantel post is here.
The Tabletops post is here.


Happy you stopped by.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Dough Bowl


My antique dough bowl, aka trencher, has been decked out for the holidays, just waiting it’s turn to be photographed and posted.


 Using greens, antler sheds, pinecones, poinsettias,


A few glittery ornaments and and a red candle,  all of which I had on hand,

It has transformed into  holiday dress!



Until next time, Honey
 Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesday at  A Stroll Thru Life



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