Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Great Shopping with Blogger Friends

On Friday the 2nd, I had one of the most fun days ever.  A couple of blogger friends were in town, so a group of us got together for lunch and shopping.  How fun is that, and it is so good to have a chance to visit and catch up.  Love all these ladies, they are so fabulous and such wonderful friends.

On the left is Karen (Some Days are Diamonds), Ceekay (Thinkin' of Home) moi (as usual I am talking) then Laura (Decor to Adore) Cindy (Applestone Cottage) Jamie (Mimi's Corner) Liz (Rose Vignettes).  Laura's daughter (the Fashionista) also joined us and she was so kind to take the pics.  Thanks Cindy for letting me borrow this picture since I forgot my camera.  Geeezzzzz  How in the world do you forget your camera.

Karen was visiting from California and Cindy was here from Wisconsin, so we all had to celebrate and get together.  Great food and shopping on the agenda.

I found a few new treasures while we were shopping and one of them was a frame that is the finishing touch to my bathroom.  (Are you like me, and you just keep puttzing and puttzing with every vignette.)  I think I am done now, but you never know.

First I found new Frenchy accessories, so I started playing with a few changes.  Then I found the wonderful tin that was black and camel to tie in with the room colors and the frenchy design, so that started a centerpiece for the counter.  Well, when I saw this frame, of course I had to have it.  Look how beautiful it is and so perfect to match the frenchy theme of the rest of the decor.  I am on a kick to use more photos in my decor, and since I didn't want to put our wedding pic in the main living areas, the bathroom is perfect and the frame is perfect.

Doesn't it go well with the vase.

 I like the way it finishes the centerpiece and ties in with the room.

Ok, so I think I am finished for a while.  I like this arrangement.

Fun to see as you walk into the room.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I found a couple other treasures that I will share at another time.

I am linking to the following parties:

Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays 
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday

Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday 
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday


  1. The frame is perfect, Marty. Love it. And how fun to share time with fellow bloggers.

  2. I love your photo! The frame is perfect! It's so much fun to meet fellow Bloggers! I met Sheila, from Plum Doodles, yesterday for lunch and thrifting! We had a great time and it looks like you did too!

  3. Beautiful Marty! Cute pictures! xo ~Liz

  4. How nice Marty to get together with your blogging friends, and so often as you do. LOve your wedding pic, it is gorgeous!

  5. Marty I just LOVe seeing your wedding pic. Now I understand why you are such a beautiful lady now because your were a gorgeous bride! That frame is perfect and like it was meant for your bathroom decor. I love the other Frenchy bathroom accessories too. What a happy and fun-looking group. I hope one day all of us Puttzers can pose for a similar pic too. So glad you had a nice day with friends. Hugs, Barb

  6. Nice pictures and how nice it must be going shopping with blogger friends.


  7. I love the frame and the vignette so much I saved your bathroom counter photo in my "guest bath inspiration file"! It just looks so fresh and warm and that is what I have been trying for, and failing miserably, in that room.
    I have been lucky enough to shop and lunch with some local bloggers too. So much fun! You feel like you already know them well and are besties from the start!

  8. Very nice Marty. I also like how you hang your towels above the tub, color on color. What fun to meet up with blogger friends!

  9. Beautiful wedding photo! Love the frame! You still look lovely as ever.Thanks for sharing,I was thinking about put one of our wedding photos out,it has a spring frame.JoAnn

  10. Sounds like fun Marty! All of us bloggers in Charlotte need to get together and do the same thing! Great finds!

  11. Sounds like you all had a fun time.
    Like the pretty vignette! Redo family photos is one of the many things on my list.

  12. Sounds like a fun day! Love the floral arrangement! XOXO

  13. okay Marty- how come you don't want to put your wedding photo in the main living area of the house? Afraid someone will find out that you are married?:)

  14. Great pic of all the blogger friends! I love those "fun" days!

  15. What fun you gals had on your outing. I saw the picture of all of you on Cindy's blog. She lives a couple hours West of me in Wisconsin and is just a lovely gal. I love your little picture frame. You were a beautiful bride, Marty. The whole little vignette looks lovely in your bathroom. xo Diana

  16. Marty, You have the neatest vignettes. Everything always looks so lovely.

  17. Haha, I thought you had two of those vases, Marty, when I saw the first picture. It took me a minute to realize that was just the reflection! Love the frame! It goes so well with that vase color and design. Nice find! It must have been fun to get together with everyone. I'm hoping once the nicer weather is here to stay some of the Ohio bloggers will get together.

  18. Sounds like you guys had a great time Marty! Love that frame, it's perfect for that vignette!

  19. I bet it was fun to see everyone in person that day! Your frame is a perfect match with your vase. You looked so pretty on your wedding day too!

  20. Hi Marty
    What a great group of girls you are. How much fun. It's so great to catch up with like minded peopel.
    And lovely to see the weeding shot of you in that sweet vignette.
    Carolyn xx

  21. Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you....I love your bathroom! Come and decorate mine! I just don't have the energy to do it. Maybe in a few weeks......
    I think its great that you meet with fellow bloggers. Sounds like you all had a great time.
    Blesssings My Friend,

  22. Marty, I could just paste myself into the picture of all you girls. Oh, I bet you had so much fun! Great vignette. I always have a hard time dressing up that area! Your wedding picture is lovely... you haven't changed... really!

  23. Love the picture, Marty. What fun to get together with other bloggers!

  24. What fun it is to be together and have so much "GIRL" the photo of you all. I love your wedding picture and it is truly a
    beautiful frame and photo.

  25. Thats awesome that you and other bloggers hooked up for the day ! Sounds like a lot fun was had by all. Love your frame goes well with the vase ! Looking forward to see the other goodies you got ! Have a great day !

  26. You are the most talented vignette gal I know!
    It was so much fun that day Marty and I look forward to these visits so very much!
    Big Hugs,

  27. It's so cool to see you and your blogger friends having fun together!
    I feel like I know most of you, yet how would we ever meet! I'm so happy that a bunch if you can get together!
    Your bathroom arrangemnent of flowers in the pretty tin and your precious wedding photo is beautiful! They look perfect together, and go so nicely with the light above!
    Love all your pretty dishes and table linens too!
    Be blessed!

  28. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together with the girls!Love the gorgeous frame,Marty!It is perfect for your beautiful wedding picture!I like how you pull everything so well together in color and texture:) And I really love all the gorgeous floral arrangements you always make, like this one in your new vase. I wish I had skill like that. Have a wonderful weekend!hugs~Poppy

  29. Hi Marty, How fun to get together with so many friends! LOVE the frame you found. It's perfect on your counter with the other items. Glad to know I'm not the only one constantly playing around and changing my arrangements. :-)
    Mary Alice

  30. Your Frenchy touches are all terrific! Love seeing your wedding picture!! What fun it must have been to get together with your area bloggers! We should do that here in the Dallas area. Thanks for sharing your day at Potpourri Friday!

  31. What a fun day you must have had! Getting together with bloggy friends would be great fun. Love the bathroom vignette Marty. It looks just perfect. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful week!

  32. Hello Dear!
    I would love if you link this to the French party on Monday!