~~~WELCOME FRIENDS! ~~~
" Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life "
Of course we all know that...but do we really appreciate it?... Every day we are given the chance to make a difference to others...
and don't forget... you!
This blog is about sharing information that I hope will be interesting. I know that I have learned a great deal from all of you.
Thank you, for being out there for me.....xoxo Bunny Jean
(Remember that old movie "Arsenic And Old Lace" starring Cary Grant?)
Today I wanted to share my the kitchen nook in my new desert home. Even though we have been here almost a year, I have yet to really “decorate” it. This is the first time showing my kitchen because I am kind of embarrassed that it is not yet a completed project… if there is such a thing in home decorating.
That lace doily on the cake stand was my mother’s. I have two smaller ones that match. They were on the “hard rock maple" colonial furniture that I grew up with.
When I started my first home in 1970 I was NOT going to have that “yucky old stuff” in my home! NO WAY… it was all black leather (pleather), chrome and glass. I wanted my “own style”… even though it looked like everyone else’s. Lol.
Then “country” hit big in the mid 80’s. I was hooked on this “new” style. Silly me. I found that I actually felt more comfortable in a country style home. Warmer colors and comfy textures and patterns. PATTERNS! Wow…I was the queen of multiple patterns in one room. Talk about visual overload… did you use lots of patterns back then?
This is the little hutch (one of two) that I once had as a display piece in the Texas gift shop where I leased space and sold my decor items. That was four years ago.
The Susan Winget dishes are from almost twenty years ago. I should get newer ones but I am sentimental. My Children and grandchildren ate on these dishes before we we “all” grew up and moved on. If I do get newer ones these will for sure get safely packed away. Does that make me a hoarder?
Those valances have traveled to five homes so far. I just put them up for this photo shoot. Took two sets and layered them. They stayed in the box for the six years that we lived in Texas. They don’t know it yet, but they are just temporary. See where I put one set in the back of the hutch? (You can see it better in the previous picture) I put it there because that hutch didn’t have any wood backing in that spot.
Yes, country is still very much still alive in my kitchen. Now that the “new farmhouse country” has become popular, maybe I can just update it somewhat. Stay tuned to see the "New Country Farmhouse" kitchen makeover.
That chandy is something I got when working at Ethan Allen. I won’t ever part with it. Maybe just paint the wood off white… when I get around to doing my kitchen update.
You can see that I definitely need to add some depth to the room. Maybe wainscoting or board and plank details. I really, REALLY want to put in a nice deep cushioned 4-6 inch (sofa) banquette! I would then put a few shelves on the length of the wall for my dish display. I have SO many stuffed away… Where do you hide all your dishes?
I thank you for sticking around to hear me relive my decorating past. Actually I am still living in that past… lol. One day I will get it all updated. Hopefully.
This week I am sharing at these wonderful parties:
There were a lot of lovely entries for last week’s party.
I am concerned that that veryfew of you visited the other posts! (it is obvious from my administrative inlinkz stats)
What’s up with that?
This party is a small party in comparison to the parties with 200- 500 entries. It is meant to be small… By limiting this party to newish bloggers I was hoping to enable you to make connections to other new bloggers.
Like making our “own group” of blogging buddies.
Yes, I do understand that some of you are linking up to over a dozen parties… and I thank you for taking time to link up to mine. But I hate that I, as with many party hosts, am now having to set the linky up so that you can not join without a required link back to the party. Are you really in that big of rush? Oh, and there's more...
Please don’t just “link and run”.
I really don’t mean to lecture you, but I believe that blogging is a give and take process. If you want someone to look at your blog, then go visit theirs. It is also nice to leave a comment when you like something… if you have the time. I bet youlike comments!
Established blogs with thousands of followers are great to look at. BUT… they will very rarely visit back, comment or “follow” you. They simply do not have time. They do however keep in touch with a lot of their original followers.
Now it gets personal…
Out of just over 30 entries last week, only three (3) of you left a thank you for my efforts.
I don't expect everyone to comment, but that is WAY down from the previous weeks.
Why is that?
I have removed those (3) comments from view so as not to directly point any fingers at the 28 others who did not .
And no, those (3) who left me a kind comment were not necessarily the three post that I featured.
Don't you like me anymore?
Just kidding... sort of. But I am still visiting all of you!
Hence that is why I feel a bit unappreciated when I don't even get a simple thank you.
After all... hosting a party does take considerable time. I must add that one or two of you may have thanked me in a private e-mail and I thank you for that :]
xoxo Bunny Jean
If I offended any of you I am sorry. I know that some of you believe in "blogging without obligation". Yes, you are free to lurk all you want on as many blogs as you want. Just be polite when someone is offering you a platform to share your blog with others.
I also know that by Wednesday that many post may have already been seen somewhere else, and that late comers may not get as many. But quite a few got just one viewing this week!
I just want everyone to understand that the connections they make with new bloggers now will only help them in the future.