Saturday, January 21, 2012

Welcoming in a New Year and New Followers!

Welcome 2012!
I am so glad you are here!
A new year, new hope, new dreams, fresh beginnings.... :)
I wish you all many blessings and the best of the best in this new year.

I can still say it, because the month is not over yet!
Caution! Long post, but I threw in some eye candy for you. :)
Welcome, welcome!
Welcome all!
I am so glad that you are following my blog, it's so nice to have you, here. :)
Vicky Lovejoy
Elena san millan
sherry raines
Audra Pangle
LLyn M.
Once Upon A Time
mariana belmonte
özden ceyhan
Tiny Treasure Trove
reid.suzy  (I have to brag a little bit, this is my niece)
and from out of the shadows as they say, some more followers;
Barbara Gutierrez
Ela Wilt
 I always say, I won't wait so long next time to welcome in new followers. (Smacks self in head!) When will I learn? lol! Well, that is quite the list of new followers, but, I'm not going to tell you how long it has been since the last time I made a welcoming post. ;)

As usual, anything written in pink is clickable, so click away, check out some new blogs and meet some new friends. If you take the time to leave a comment, tell them I said, Hi  :)

If you don't have a "google translater" widget on your blog, please get one. They are so helpful for those of us who read your blog from another language. Many times the google translate bar across the top of the page does not show up, so if you have a widget directly on your blog, you can be assured that everyone will be able to read your blog and it makes it much easier to leave comments, too!

There's another little widget that is now available that I truly love. It's the "follow by email" widget. This enables your blog posts to go directly into someone's email box. I love it! It's a great way to keep up on those blogs that you just don't want to miss a single posting from, but, the blog has to have the widget in place for you to follow that way.

I don't know what is up with blogger these days, but blogs either are not showing up or I'm unable to comment on them. I'm wondering if anyone will be able to comment here? I've changed the way my comments are posted, in hopes of getting to see the other blogs, that didn't work. Oh, well, I hope it is sorted out soon! :)
1. Photo credits: planter on stand, matching pitcher, smaller pitcher and bowl on left and floral plates on right, I bought from various dealers at the Philadelphia Miniaturia in the past. Small floral arrangement on the right is from Tallulah~Belle. Larger pitcher and bowl from a local Antiques/Thrift store- now that I am looking at it, I wonder if it is 1/6 scale...Pitcher in center, I can't remember where I got that from, I think I've had that for a while. Pink floral platters and trays from the most recent Philadelphia Miniaturia. Hydrangeas from my friend Pei Li when I was in Singapore. Lastly, the little stack of white plates I bought in Paris.

2. Photo credits: The two large matching urns I believe I picked up at AC Moore some years ago. The three in the center I picked up in the Smoky Mountains at a souvenir shop. ***Edit* Upon further reflection, I picked these up at the Museum Shop at the Winterthur Museum Shop. I brought baskets back from the Smoky Mountains. (Makes more sense, doesn't it? lol)*** The remaining three I purchased at one of the Antique Malls in Berlin, MD.
3. Folding screen, custom made for me by my friend Yuki. Felted black kitty custom made for me by my friend Hanna. Plate/wall hanging by lisaconfora

My original business mascot was my first cat named Thor, who has long ago, gone over the rainbow.

My new mascot, Tommy currently overseeing security. ;)