Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our travels are over


and it's time to unpack

the memories.


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Not everyone has

or 

ever will putter around  


Europe


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but nothing can stop 

the heart

from flying where it desires






because

journeys of the imagination

are the most fun 

to collect



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and unpack

anytime

in your favorite places

of

reflection.


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I would like to thank each one of


castles crowns and cottages



from 

a quiet corner of my home



castles crowns and cottages




for creating an atmosphere

of 

  loving collaboration for

our 

Simply Irresistible Link Party 2014.


Now it's time to serve up the winner



castles crowns and cottages


of the vintage

Sheffield Georgian Tea Set.



castles crowns and cottages




From a random draw...




castles crowns and cottages


from

Angelsdoor

is the winner!


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Now to Penny 

and 

the rest of you...








105 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Congratulations to Penny! Beautiful images as always to inspire ones heart, mind and soul. Love the definition of tea!! Might have to print that one out.

Seawashed said...

Your photography is beautiful Anita!!!! Love that mint sofa and driftwood bedroom too.

The Good Life | Healthy Living said...

Congratulations to Penny! Anita, I always love reading your posts because you are so talented with words and always seem to fin the right images to go with your beautiful words.

nélinha said...

Bravo à la gagnante son blog est très créatif et imaginaire, j'aime beaucoup comme j'aime cette délicieuse nocturne de Chopin c'est ma préférée tu sais...Merci à toi ma douce Amie pour cette belle organisation cela m'a permis de faire de belles rencontres, merci pour ce beau bouquet Home Made...Bisous tout plein et à bientôt
Nélinha

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita, I'm so glad that Penny won. She is such a dear person. I loved this post, and this is why.......I haven't traveled much, the girls yes, but me not so much - but I have many treasures of the home in different rooms. When I saw these rooms filled with treasures it made me smile because I believe we don't have to travel to have these special things of our heart. Now, who is that holding the bouquet of flowers? The picture of the pink roses is so lovely. Nothing can stop the heart from flying where it desires.......I love that. I will definitely be back to see this sweet post again.

love you,
~Sheri

Rhonda said...

I am smiling because your posts lift my spirits and my weary body to heights of happiness!!
Congratulations to Penny, your won tea set is gorgeous!!

Anita, darling, your photography is absolutely beautiful. Love how you used the tray to display the winning name.
Brilliant. Stunning. YOU

SISSY MAC ALLISTER said...

OH, WHAT A LOVELY POST !
THANK YOU

Jade said...

So true what you say, my dearest Anita.............what a wonderful post........loooooooove that images! Thank you so much, my dear friend for all your inspiration and for bringing us together! Now I will have a cup of tea and I will dream of all that wonderful places! Have a great weekend,

with love, Jade

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you, Sissy for visiting! Anita

Jade said...

You´r so lovely.........but I have to thank YOU, Anita!

Bonne nuit (here the stars are shining), Hugs Jade

Karena Albert said...

Thank you for this wonderful journey Anita and a huge congratulations to Penny!
xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

It was so lovely of you, Anita, to host another great and successful adventure! And to let me play along! I enjoyed each of the places I visited, and still have more to catch up with. I love that Penny won! She is a truly deserving woman.Yay for you, Penny!! Beautiful photos here and "abroad", and a sweet spirit, too.
Au revoir, petite

Flora Fascinata said...

Lovely post. I always imagine I am a student in your class when I read your words. Beautiful. Xx

Barbara Fisher said...

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful blogs Anita and for this lovely post. You capture all that is beautiful in everything you do. Hugs Barbara
Congratulations to Penny!

Botanic Bleu said...

Anita,
Merci for a week of dreams. I spent many hours in Europe this week via all the inspiring, uplifting personal journeys. Thank you for hosting Simply Irresistible again this year.

Congratulations to Penny on winning the beautiful tea set. The engraved serving tray is a reminder of bridal showers in the Deep South in years gone by. I was fortunate enough in my life to attend some of those gracious, bring out the sterling silver, showers for friends. That was a time when every southern bride selected a sterling silver flatware pattern, sometimes a new one, but many times a family-tradition pattern, knowing she would someday inherit her mother's or grandmother's sterling silver. While in college I took an obligatory art class. The one I chose was Contemporary Art, and the instructor included a unit on silver. She also encouraged all of us to buy sterling silver flatware as soon as possible because she predicted it would become so expensive in the relatively near future that it would be out of the reach of most of our budgets. So, this vintage Sheffield Georgian Tea Set stirred memories of a bygone era when no one would ever consider using paper plates or napkins for a party.

Somehow, I feel a little like Mrs. Havisham, living in the past.

Judith

Botanic Bleu said...

correction...MISS Havisham

Sonja Goodson said...

My summary of this week... You have an amazing collection of readers and writers. It has been a privilege to meet so many new and INTERESTING ladies... Wow Anita! I've loved the whole thing, thank you for letting me be a part of this. It's been such a breth of fresh air!! :)

VM Creation Atelier said...

Anita,beautiful Anita!!!

HOW marvelous and absolutely stunning was you Link Party,which brings us through all possibilities to dream,fantasy and creativity..................
Congrats Penny!!!

Thankyou so very much for all wonderful ladies/blogfriends for many,many pleasure minutes behind of my PC reading all of yours inspirational posts:)))*
So gratefull!

Bonnie said...

Your images as always are lovely, and the week of traveling vicariously was amazing. Congratulations to Penny.

Catherine Robinson said...

Thank you Anita for inviting us all to join you in your fabulous European party...you are simply the best host...I have met many new bloggers...it's been great fun :)
Have a wonderful weekend xx

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita

You pulled off another wonderful link party. I visited several and still have more to go to. The tea service is divine and Penny can imagine all of you visiting and enjoying good conversation, which is so needed at this time in our world.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend dear Anita
Helen xx

Seawashed said...

And Anita I have been slowly making the rounds and it is a lovely tour!

Your photography is truly amazing. One day your post will be of your photos and words alone, I just know it!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sweet darling Anita,
What a magical tour you and many amazing bloggers swept us away to. For in blog land magic happens and hearts connect. I do sincerely hope you will not decide until 2015 if you will continue this wonderful European dream and visit. I am elated that our wonderful sweet Penny won your tea service.
Anita you always find amazing images from google and pins to share but honestly it is when you post your own photos I sigh in admiration and delight.
I have been swept into a whirlwind of planning and coordinating for tomorrows event and I so appreciate the delightful posts of inventive bloggers like you. I can only express love and appreciation for all you have brought me in the time I've gotten to know you through friendship.
I just posted within the hour and I will say it is my most meaningful expression of myself so far. Together Anita we spread our wings and joyfully fly in creating from our heart.
XOXO,
Vera

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

OMG!!! Me? Me? I can't believe it... Really, ME??
MERCI dear friend.... I am so excited!!! And so late in arriving...
Your magical European Link Party was such a joy for me... Meeting new friends, enjoying old friends and traveling Europe... I know how very hard you worked to put this all together... Bless you dear friend.
BISOUS!!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

Anita,
As a new blog friend, I have to say this was one of my favorite linky parties. Puttering around Europe with your lovely friends was exactly what this visit felt like. Thank you.
Congratulations to Penny.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend, I hope the laundry from your travels won't be too much to handle. =)
xo,
Karen

Constance said...

Congratulations to Penny from Angelsdoor! She will cherish that beautiful tea set!
How lovely to win a prize after the truly fabulous visual party you threw for all of us this last week.
I have never enjoyed a party more, dear Anita, nor gone so many wonderful places that I have not yet had the pleasure to go - but now I want to!
Thank YOU for your dear heart and sweetness, Anita!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Congratulations to Penny. Journeys of the imagination are indeed the most fun to collect. Love that!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
I was so excited about winning that I did not tell you how beautiful your post is... And.... This exquisite Tea Set will be cherished forever... It is such a generous gift...
Love to you dear friend,
Penny

Linda P said...

Dear Anita, it was an awesome European tour and I was thrilled to be part of it. It was a delight to visit each and every blog participating see the wonders of their dreams. I shall enjoy a cup of tea and smile. Thank you so much for bring us together. Congratulations to Penny. May she enjoy the lovely tea set and treasure this precious gift. Much love, Linda

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oooooo!! Joy Joy Joy Dear Penny!! How very very nice for you!!!

Anita Jet setting across the globe with you all your friends has been pure joyous FUN!!
How nice to meet so many new friends!

What a PRETTY PRETTY post this is, you never run out of the best of prettiness!!! :-D
Many many warmest blessings, Linnie

Burlap Luxe said...

Love your Photos my dear, a big congrats to Penny, and I am looking so forward to more of your photos they are just divine.

Lots of love.
Xx
Dore

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Anita, it was pure pleasure making so many new friends as we traveled together! Thank you so very much for stitching together such a wonderful community of travelers and dreamers. Your kindness and encouraging words mean so much to all of us! Congratulations, Penny! What sweet memories you will make with your beautiful tea set!
Wishing you lovely summer days!
♡Dawn

"Create Beauty" said...

Hurray for Penny!!!! Let's go visit her so she can serve us some tea!!!!!

Loved this post, and especially seeing your photos here. Beautiful!!!!!

It was wonderful meeting so many travelers....
~ Violet

Sarah said...

A party filled with gorgeous posts and a gorgeous gift for Penny. Congratulations, Penny!
Anita, your words are perfection. Our minds and hearts can take us anywhere.
Merci, dear friend, for bringing such joy and beauty to all of us.

speedyrabbit said...

Congratulations to Penny,she is going to love that tea set.it has been a wonderful journey to see everybodies dreams,Thank you for hosting this beautiful party,much love Rachel and Speedy

Palomasea said...

Ah! I am jumping up and down inside from sheer joy! The joy of YOU! :) The joy of PENNY winning the beautiful tea set! The joy of seeing YOUR images on this gorgeous post! (the blue flowers...les mains de mon petit chou...merci...heee)
YES! It is a stunning post with your visuals, Anita...you are making it happen....
(And it goes without saying that Chopin is pure joy, n'est-ce pas?)
Thank you, dearest friend, and most gracious, generous, tireless, kind hostess...you have brought us all together to make magic in the way that only you can. I thank you so much for inspiring our imaginations and hearts.
Love you, dear Anita....and Congratulations sweet and wonderful Penny!
Many hugs,
- Irina :)

Molly The Wally said...

This is a lovely post today and congratulations to Penny. We know she will be thrilled. What a wonderful prize. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

The Dutchess said...

Yeeeee...PENNY...wow...xoxo

The Dutchess said...

Sitting here ..in my birds nest...being grateful..You made wonderful and magical summer memories my dear...Thank you

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I did not see all of the posts, but the ones I did see were wonderful. You are a fabulous hostess, Anita! Really enjoyed your gathering! Have a peaceful, beautiful weekend.

Simplement ... said...

Merci à toi chère Anita pour cette jolie façon de nous réunir.
J'ai été très heureuse de participer à cette chaîne d'amitié.
Tous les billets étaient merveilleux.
Je t'embrasse
Marie-Ange

Jade said...

Oh Anita, you made my day..........thank you so much! Your words are so charming and full of poetry and it means soooooo much to me! And to visit you here is like coming home.............a place of peace, joy and inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend,

with love, Jade

Cranberry Morning said...

Loved all the wonderful images! The post took me on a refreshing mini vacation. Loved it!

Marcia Pilar said...

Congratulations to Penny, so happy to hear. Imagine Bebe's excitement. ;)
The gathering was as magical as ever, my friend, and your closing post is indescribable.
Look at those fabulous pictures...and Nocturne...one of my all time favorites.
Thank you so much for all the memories and inspiration.
(((Hugs)))

The French Hutch said...

Yes, congratulations to Penny, how exciting for her to win the tea set. I always enjoy your “Irresistible” link parties, a wonderful way to dream and share memories, meet old friends and make new ones. So thank you Anita for yet another fabulous party!

Emily
The French Hutch

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I am so sad that our trip has ended...unpacking is always the hardest part (although I usually do enjoy coming home after a long trip). Hopefully we can do it again next year! It was such a fun event...I really do feel as though I traveled through Europe last week. As always your post today is another feast for my eyes...where do you find such gorgeous photos?? Have a beautiful weekend, Anita! xoxo

Mary Hone said...

And a wonderful time was had by all! Thanks for throwing such a great party.

Pura Vida said...

Miss Anita, you truly never cease to amaze me. The music, the colors, the motion, the mood...what a delight you always create for us your humble fans!

It's me said...

What a great party it was Anita !!!!...today i read the rest of those many posts.....it was great !!!...and.....i am so happy for Penny she won !!!...so sad for me.....but that is life.....)))...enjoy the weekend darling.....dikke knuffel van mij...xxx liefs Ria..!

Robyn said...

Anita, it is we who are thanking YOU! What a wonderful journey this week has been and I have loved meeting so many other bloggers. It felt like a party all week :) You are such a doll and you go above and beyond to make everyone feel so special. You are truly treasured, beautiful lady.
Congrats to Penny - what a beautiful tea set!

donna baker said...

Beautiful post, trip and my favorite color. I think.

chateau chic said...

Congratulations to Penny! It's always a treat to visit your most delightful blog while listening to lovely music!!
Mary Alice

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Je suis si heureux d'avoir trouvé ton blog il y a quelques mois et de pouvoir jouir chaque fois de la production de ton imagination et de tes rêves.
La vie est si courte et si incertaine et de ce fait célébrer le moment actuel est à mon sens le but réel de notre existence. Et pour moi, le sejour à ton blog est une vraie célébration.

Je te souhaite des jours plein de joie spirituelle...



Life is a flash of light between two eternities of darkness.

Nabokov.




La nuit respire la clarté
de l'océan de lune
Et d'une voix douce
le poète solitaire
chante sa nostalgie

Ni pour un dieu
ni pour la beauté
qui danse entre les collines
mais pour elle seule
il écrit ses mots

Plus loin que les anges
plus loin que le bord du vide
il cherche ses yeux

Et le vent du désir chuchote :
bientôt l'aurore arrivera...



http://youtu.be/fHsc3XmALC0

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Thank you for hosting the fabulous link party for us all, was so great to travel around Europe and seeing all the delightful places and doing it all from the comfort of our homes.
It was also wonderful to meet many new friends here.
So happy that dear Penny has won the beautiful Silver Tea set - she is such a lovely Lady.
Loved seeing all the gorgeous photos in this post - many thanks again for your kind and loving friendship.
Sending hugs and wishing you a happy weekend
Carolyn

La Contessa said...

OH MY GOSH PENNY YOUR THE WINNER!!!!!
YOU LUCKY GIRL..............SO HAPPY for YOU!
This was GREAT FUN ANITA THANK YOU for including me..................I have NEVER had so many comments before!!!
XXXOOO

hi-d said...

Yay for Penny! How funny...I had a thought the other day that Penny was going to be the winner. :)
Anita, I really do like your own personal photos that you took and included in this post. And again, I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't participate this year, but perhaps another time.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Thanks for all of your support and comments. You are a gem and a sweet, dear, friend to me!

Love ya Sis!
Heidi

p.s. Did you happen to see the photo Cathy posted online of the hospital where Minka gave birth to Betty Jane?? :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Chère Troebadoer! Bonjour! C'est toujours un plaîsir d'ouvrir ma page et de vous voir ici, prête avec un poème et de la musique. MERCI! J'aime tous les choix de musique que vous me laissez, et ce poème ici, le "mouvement" vers la fin et superb. C'est frappant comme la poèsie saisit le moment dont vous parlez, un moment de célébration et cette terminaison dévoile le moment sacré: L'AURORE. Merci mille fois pour ce cadeau de votre présence ici, chez moi.

Marcia Pilar said...

Thank you for visiting, Anita. I'll save you some limoncello. Don't those lemons smell like pure sunshine. :)
Your photographs belong in a magazine or a beautiful coffee table book.
It's good to see Heidi's contagious smile as I type this. :)
Have a lovely day.

Magia da Inês said...

º°。❤❤° ·..
Post lindo, lindo, lindo!!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
❤° ·..

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest friend,
This is such a beautiful post.... I wanted to come back and thank you for wandering over to meet Olivia, and your most kind words...
Bebe is just beside herself about winning this Tea Service... I thought I was excited. She is dancing on the tables!!
And thank all of your here for the congratulations..
Love the music today..
Bisous!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest Anita some beautiful memories here to unpack after all those visits! Congratulations to Penny! Thank you for taking us away on a dream around Europe! And a Cheers to finish it all off.....Love Dzintra xo

Martina said...

Just posted something - is it lost? Came to thank you again for the wonderful link party Amnita, for all your care and attention to detail - you are just a wonderful person! Happy sunday and until very soon!

Denise said...

Thank You Anita .I did find some new to me cozy little cities and villages,that I can look up on My own and dream about.Now what to post next,no idea :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Anita, thank you so much for the beautiful summer vacation! Through your lovely party I was able to travel to many fabulous and exotic places without one piece of lost luggage, so much fun. A big congratulations to Penny, she is a wonderful person and a deserving winner. Enjoyed the fun.
Hugs,
Patti

Leslie said...

Anita, Such a beautiful post! Your picture and color choices are always pretty, but today I'm loving the calm neutrals and the soft textures .. followed by tea:) The LINK party was a success and I still have several I'd like to visit. Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer and I can't believe we are nearing the end of July already and you mentioned starting school! It's been a very difficult summer with the house building and my work so my blogging and correspondence has slowed down. We are heading out of town next week and I'm really looking forward to a change of scenery and no construction issues to deal with. Take care beautiful friend :) xxL

jayneonweedstreet said...

Thank you for transporting us around your virtual world of friends and fellow bloggers. So many interesting people, but led by the one most interesting and so generous of her imagination and ideas - Anita!

Red Rose Alley said...

Good Afternoon, Anita. Thank you for coming by today. You know what? I was looking on your Pinterest board by clicking on your side bar, and saw all of your experimental pictures. I LOVED THEM ALL, but they're not experimental, they're GREAT! It was fun seeing your garden and bits of your home. But then again, I love it even more when you send me a picture like you do through e-mail hehehe.

Have a beautiful Sunday.

love,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, one of my favorites was the garden cherub with vintage french crown.

love,
~me

June said...

Even if I didn't travel with all your guests, I was lucky enough to see fly away with a few and I have to say...you host a wonderful party dear Anita!!!!
many hugs...

Robyn said...

I came back for another visit, Anita, and just realized that some of those stunning photos are yours! Wow, you really have been studying photography, my friend, they are absolutely gorgeous! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next. So wonderfully creative you are! Loads of love. xoox

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

It was a beautiful party and I saw links all over blogland. What a beautiful post and experience, making me totally yearn for travel. I haven't gone anywhere this summer yet, so travelling through all your beautiful links was quite dreamy. I would like nothing better than to sit down over tea with you sometime! Enjoy your summer. Thanks for spreading beauty! xo xo Nancy

Debby Anderson said...

Yes, tea is a hug in a cup! I travel Europe daily in my mind!! Love the photos of your home! xo

Madelief said...

Dearest Anita,

Thank you so much for stopping over at my blog and for your kind email. I sorry I did not reply sooner, but during my stay in England I forced myself not not check my mail. I enjoyed seeing the photo of the beautiful still life you made! You should post more of your own photo's Anita. You are not only talented with words, but with images as well.

I just read your last two post and had a look at some of the contributions to your tour around Europe. What a delight to see all those beautiful places! Congratulations to the lucky lady who won your beautiful tea set.

Hope your week will be filled with sunshine and happiness!

Madelief x

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Anita,

Often times I read your posts while lying in bed via my smartphone, but I am unable to make a comment from my device because it just won't take it (the WiFi or the 4 G network of some silly thing like that) but I do see your glorious posts. These turquoise photos you repeated in this one was very lovely. One day this chemo will be done and out of my system and I will be up and running to keep up with you. Glad you came to my post eventho I posted it late. Chemo was at fault for that, let me tell ya. {urgh}. Thanks for your encouragement and love. Isn't Ria so fun!?!

Luisa María Benito said...

My dear Anita!
Thank you very much to you! It was wonderful to participate in this great link party.
Congratulations to the winner!
KISSES TO ALL!
regards
Luisa

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thanks for coming to see my portrait yesterday - so glad you like it! Your enthusiasm always kindles my energy and that's why i think you must be an inspiring teacher for your students. It's hot and humid here today but i just love the warth in the morning, walking barefoot, dressing only in a little something and eating sleds. Hope you enjoy your day dear!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

You have taken everyone on such an amazing magical trip dear Anita!...Congratulations to lucky Penny too on winning your very generous Giveaway...x
Beautiful images as always...I always leave feeling inspired by your posts...
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
Susan x
P.S ...and I agree with Martina...your students are so lucky!

Luisa María Benito said...

My dear Anita!
Was not only perfect but the Parti Link've enjoyed him as not to by blogs from long ago.
thank you very much for your kind visit to my new proposal for a picnic.
You're such a special, friendly and full of delicacy and beauty that I feel lucky person your virtual friendship.
I've wanted to go here because it's always a pleasure to watch everything you offer on each photo and each line and music samples.
kisses and happy day!

Luisa

Karena Albert said...

Dear Anita, I simply had the need to come again and listen to the beautiful music and take in these soft, soothing images!

xoxo
Karena
C. Z. Guest: American Style Icon
The Arts by Karena

Madelief said...

Dear Anita,

Just read your comment. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I would not have mind if you used my photo's. I actually feel honoured that you wanted to use them. I know you would mention they are mine. I think that's important, because lots of people don't.

Whenever you come to The Netherlands Anita, let me know! It would love to meet you!

Enjoy the rest of the day! It's sunny and warm in Rotterdam :-)

Madelief x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Thank you for your kind visit to my blog - do hope that you are enjoying your week and the summertime.

hugs
Carolyn

Art and Sand said...

There was only one thing wrong with my vacation - I was away from blogging during your wonderful party.

Next year!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Fabulous post Anita!!!!!
It would be so amazing if we could travel by just blinking our eyes!!!!
We could meet for lunch this afternoon!!!! If only!!!!! If only magic was real!!!!
How have you been? This has been the coolest July we've had in 100 years according to our weather. It's usually 100 degrees but it's barely been climbing into the 80's!!!!!
It's nice actually!!!!!
Hope you're having a wonderful week!!!!!
Sending love & hugs,
Shannon

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Dear Anita, loving the music and all these heavenly shades of blue and sea green--I collect glass in these colors and adore it! Again such a pleasure to be part of your beautiful visionary european destination party, still makes me smile. And after all these years, my Italian ex called me from Italy this afternoon...such a sweet surprise! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!

xoxo Mary Jo

Martina said...

Thanks for your sweet visit yesterday - as always, you brightened my day dear friend! Am working on ideas for a KidsLife-Winter edition - ha ha, can you believe it? Am browsing winter things right now! Maybe YOU could be featured in this, with some of your magical Theaters and Mrs Mossie? Let me know, if you'd be interested!

La Petite Gallery said...

Congratulations to Penny, what a beautiful Tea set. Anita, I saw that sofa and had a flash back of my 2 loveseats
I had on Palm Island. They were mint green and had skirts. It is so foggy here, thick as pea soup. Made a pot yesterday.
Renee has a boyfriend, he is serious. I think he is rebuilding his house just the way she wants it. Time will tell.
I love everything you post. yvonne sends hugs

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hello Anita,
Came by to say hi and thank you for coming over to see the guest room :-)
I forgot to tell you that I have started the book "The Waiting", and it is gripping and hard to put down. You can't help but feel joined to the people. Thanks for a great summer read!!
xx oo Blessings, Linnie

Marie-Paule Faure said...

Chère Anita,

Lovely post, mélancolique et romantique, comme toujours.
Thank you so much for inviting me to your party, it's been a great success!!

Congratulations to Penny.

A bientôt, et très bel été,

Marie-Paule

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hey sweet Anita! I have been able to blog or be at my computer longer lately. Day 14/21 of #5 ain't too shabby. This one has had it scares {hospital and odd pains} but I have really good energy today. My sweet husband has been so watchful of me and I have needed that and I love him so for his care. I also think the oxygen from the hospital stay to home has helped me sleep much better still. Life is really nice today. Wanted to share my happiness and hope you are having a grand time as well. Perhaps we could talk on the phone today? If not, some other day. But just feeling good and wanted you to know. I do appreciate your sweet word of rest and yes, soon, like within the next 30 days and counting I will be chemo symptom free {yes, still have to have #6 next week} but I am sooooooo ready - BRING ! IT ! ON ! ♥, Renae

Martina said...

Thanks for coming my dear! Tea Rat and Rattus are so adorable and i LOVE your little theaters and everything about them - just so magical and sweet! Have little time right now, but will think about how you and your creations could be featured in our magazine - makes me happy to think about it! Let's enjoy these long evenings, before they'll get shorter soon - summer runs far too quickly for my liking! Cheers to a delightful weekend, soon more! xox

koralee said...

I am here!!! Way too late but here! What a lovely time you all must of had....I missed the plane this time but I know I may be able to catch it next time. Thank you for all your sweetness and for all the joy your blog brings to all. I will now scroll down and see what fun I missed! Love to you my dear friend....Summertime joys floating your way from up North. xoxoxo

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh, how I pray our travels will never be over, dear friend. I could circle the world a hundred times with you, and together we'd always discover something new, some fresh scene, a new song inspiring us to soar on.
Thank you for stopping by, Anita fairest. The fact that you take the time to visit (blog and email) and to share kindness and encouragement is priceless to me.
PS-I need new glasses too. ;)

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Anita, thank you for coming to visit me today. I saw you over at Draffin Bears earlier on and was thinking about you when your comment arrived. Thank you for always making me smile. Barbara x

Martina said...

Happy sunday Anita and thank you for hoping by! You still got 23 days of summer - that'sa lot, think about it this way :) I know, time flies, but the great thing about writing is - you can conserve things - like fruit in a jar. Am invited to a summer party and must get ready.So happy to be featuring Tea Rat and Rattus. next week, i'l think about it some more and come up with ideas. Hugs from germany!

La Petite Gallery said...

Did my comment get to you? yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

NO it didn't. well I have to say I enjoyed your comment.
That poor lady with Lung Cancer. Meanwhile CONGRESS is on an
UN-deserved vacation. They won't solve the problems. They are getting paid for
playing a tug of war, I say give them the ax, they are like an infection in this country.

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello my dear,

Sorry it took me so long to follow up on your beautiful linky party. Lucky Penny! It was so much fun meeting new bloggers and seeing the places they dreamed of. I hope you and Ruben are well. Give him a hug for me.

xoxo,
Nancy

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita,
I was browsing through your photos on your Pinterest board, and I saw the morning glory and the purple flowers in your garden. Oh my, you know how much I love flowers, so they caught my eye right away. They are so lovely. I don't know if I mentioned to you, but Purple is my favorite color! ok, off to check out more of your pictures. I love Photography, I CAN'T HELP MYSELF HEHE, and I am lovin' your pictures. I saw the pic that you sent me from the Swedish Institute. :~)

~Sheri

Suz said...

Congratulations to Penny! Lovely thankful post. The shot of the roses in your home is beautiful. And I am now lost in the bedroom with the two chandeliers.

hi-d said...

Hi Anita!
How are you? Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I hope you are enjoying your start to August. This year is going by so fast!!!

Love to you!
Heidi

Charu Sharma said...

I must say your style of writing is very impressive! You have a fantastic blog and all the pictures are wonderful! Loved everything!

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Heather said...

Anita, your blog and your joy for heartfelt moments make me smile and have happy thoughts! Thank you, dear friend. Have a beautiful day.

Rae said...

Evening sweetie! Thanks for the visit. I love seeing all our blog friends again....I've miss you so!!!!!!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! I am so thrilled for Penny that she won the tea set!
Summer has flown again.
I do love the paper dresses and the music. Chopin? I went to the Hollywood Bowl years ago and was able to hear an entire Chopin piano concert. I was swooning at the music...just to die for!
Oh, to be able to make paper dresses like that! I know you can for sure!!! Just beautiful, absolutely, beautiful post!

Lucinda Keller said...

Feeling like I need to polish the silver tea service I never use. This was lovely.