Fate of The Southern Special

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The Southern Special party is being discontinued.  I didn’t take part as a hostess for very long but I enjoyed it a great deal.  The party gave me exposure to bloggers that I probably would not have met otherwise.  Thank you to everyone who participated especially the many of you who linked up your inspiring posts faithfully each week.

Vintage Blue Royal Typewriter

I’ve guest co-hosted before but never realized all that goes into a successful party.  Many ideas are swirling around in my head and I may be back with another party in the future which is targeted toward my vintage, thrifting, recycling and repurposing niche.

Mossy pinecones

I chose features from the last party in December.  You can see them here.

Blue Willow House Treasures

 For now I intend to work my antique mall booth more and I’m still considering opening an Etsy shop to increase the exposure of my vintage finds.  Quite a few venders in my mall also have Etsy shops.

Baby Ben

Now I will have just a little more time to thrift and

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make pretty pictures.  In my book that’s not a bad thing.

I’m glad you stopped by today and be sure to come back soon.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the side bar or Hello bar at the top, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and Facebook here.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

Always

Sharon

The Southern Special Week 37 Features

We didn’t have the party this week but I wanted to share a few things that caught my eye this week.  My features are Christmas related since we won’t be back until after the first of the year.

Christmas Laundry Collage FrostPanoply

wintertablechristmasjadeite 020My Thrift Store Addiction

ornament collage2Across the Blvd

It's a DYI Kind of Christmas coverAdirondack Girl @Heart

25HolidayRecipes-1024x1024Brittany’s Pantry 

Rosette-CookiesTumbleweed Contessa

Frosted-Sugar-Cookies-with-PeppermintsDreaming of Leaving

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Always,

Sharon

 

The Southern Special #37 and Features

It has been a busy week around here and I bet it has at your house too.  It is hard to believe that Christmas is just over a week away and I still have so much to do.    Remember we are taking a holiday break at The Southern Special after today’s party until Tuesday January 6th.  So be sure to come on back to share your awesome and inspiring posts.

 We had a lot of great inspiration at last week’s party

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and here are a few features.

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Everything that Catherine cooks look divine and this Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is no exception.

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This very talented mother and daughter team keep us on our toes when it comes to inspiration.

Ironstone and Vintage Christmas rs & wmAdirondack Girl @ Heart

Diana has the most charming vintage style.

$ Store BellsPurple Hues and Me

Gail brought us some beautiful Christmas décor using dollar store supplies.

Jingle-Bell-WreathTumbleweed Contessa

The Tumbleweed Contessa gave us a jingle bell wreath tutorial using mostly dollar store supplies.

Cherry Choc DipBrittany’s Pantry

Brittany shared the most yummy sounding Chocolate Cherry Cream Dip that you could serve at any holiday gathering.

Pasta-Iraq-cuisine-whatsonthelist-1024x683What’s On The List

Joanna shared her recipe for Sweet and Glossy Linguine – Iraqi Inspired.

Now it’s time to party.

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 Welcome to another great week of The Southern Special.

Family friendly posts only.

So link up, visit others, and follow your hosts. We love seeing all your creative posts but love it even more when you visit, socialize and pin.

If you want to pin a photo to Pinterest please click on the link and pin it from the original source and not the party.

By joining this party you give me permission to share your photos on social media and the Blue Willow House.

  Please link back to your host in the post you are sharing.

 Please don’t link up a post you have previously shared on The Southern Special.

Remember when you share here at The Southern Special your post appears on all of our blogs.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and hope to see you back here Tuesday January 6th for our first party of 2015.

Now let’s party.


The Southern Special #36 and Features

The countdown to Christmas has me running like crazy.  How about you?  Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring posts here with us each week.

Here are last weeks features.

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Last week’s party was so filled with inspiration.

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Rita shares her beautiful sunroom all decked out for Christmas with us.

Mexican-Corn-Casserole1An Alli Event

Alli’s Mexican Corn Casserole looks delicious and she shares her recipe with us.  I can’t wait to try it.

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Noreen at Crafty Journal is so talented and she shares a detailed tutorial for her adorable dollar store bell angel garland.

Coastal wreathAcross The Blvd

Beverly from Across the Blvd made this stunning Coastal Wreath for her DIL.

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Rena shared a detailed tutorial on how to make this beautiful angel pendant.

 COOKIES-COOKIES-Red-Velvet-White-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-750x560Tumbleweed Contessa

The Tumbleweed Contessa’s recipe for Red Velvet Cookies sounds incredible.
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Jan shared a recipe for warm cheesy onion dip that sounds divine.  I’m adding this recipe to my Christmas Eve snack menu.
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 Del shared a yummy sounding recipe for no bake coconut snowballs.
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 Catherine’s Parsley Pesto Steak is absolutely mouth-watering.

Please visit these talented bloggers and let them know you saw it at The Southern Special.

Features on my Facebook page HERE, and on Pinterest HERE.

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 Welcome to another great week of The Southern Special.

Family friendly posts only.

So link up, visit others, and follow your hosts. We love seeing all your creative posts but love it even more when you visit, socialize and pin.

If you want to pin a photo to Pinterest please click on the link and pin it from the original source and not the party.

By joining this party you give me permission to share your photos on social media and the Blue Willow House.

  Please link back to your host in the post you are sharing.

 Please don’t link up more than three posts or a post you have previously shared on The Southern Special.

Remember when you share here at The Southern Special your post appears on all four blogs.

Have a wonderful week and hope to see you back here next Tuesday for our last party before the new year.  Also, don’t forget that today in addition to co-hosting The Southern Special I am participating in a Christmas Tree blog hop.  I am sharing my Vintage Ladder Christmas Tree and maybe a couple of my tabletop trees too.


The Southern Special #35

With Thanksgiving behind us, it is time to gather some Christmas inspiration.  I have a few things planned to share with you.  Also, The Southern Special is taking a holiday after the December 16th party and will return on Tuesday January 6th.   Dawn did a beautiful collage, but I just couldn’t get it to work in my post but here are the features from last week.

Bottle Brush 2Adirondack Girl @ Heart

WHOLE-WHEAT-Cornerstone Confessions

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LoopyPurple Hues and Me

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Please visit these talented bloggers and let them know you saw it at The Southern Special.

Features on my Facebook page HERE, and on Pinterest HERE.

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 Welcome to another great week of The Southern Special.

Family friendly posts only.

So link up, visit others, and follow your hosts. We love seeing all your creative posts but love it even more when you visit, socialize and pin.

If you want to pin a photo to Pinterest please click on the link and pin it from the original source and not the party.

By joining this party you give me permission to share your photos on social media and the Blue Willow House.

  Please link back to your host in the post you are sharing.

 Please don’t link up more than three posts or a post you have previously shared on The Southern Special.

Remember when you share here at The Southern Special your post appears on all four blogs.

Have a wonderful week and hope to see you back here next Tuesday when in addition to co-hosting The Southern Special I am participating in a Christmas Tree blog hop.  I am sharing my Vintage Ladder Christmas Tree and maybe a couple of my tabletop trees too.


The Southern Special #34 and Features

It is so exciting being here for week 34 of The Southern Special.  Thank you all for sharing and partying with us each week.

TSS week 33 host favorite Collage #SpatulasOnParade

  I always see so much dedication and hard work in the posts every week making it so difficult to choose features.

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Gail showed us how to make these lovely Christmas ornaments.

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Our Crafty Mom

Michelle changed up the fabric on these two chairs for a very lovely makeover.

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What a great find Debbie Dabble found at Sam’s Club.

Vintage Finds 56Adirondack Girl @ Heart

Dawn always finds awesome vintage goodies.  She sells many of her vintage finds in her Etsy shop.

Santa's key 4aAcross the Blvd

My kids are grown but leaving Santa a key is a darling idea.  The post  from Across the Blvd includes a free Santa’s Key printable.

Cajun TenderloinBest of Long Island and Central Florida

The Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin looks mouth-watering.

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Features on my Facebook page HERE, and on Pinterest HERE.

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Welcome to another great week of The Southern Special.

Family friendly posts only.

So link up, visit others, and follow your hosts. We love seeing all your creative posts but love it even more when you visit, socialize and pin.

If you want to pin a photo to Pinterest please click on the link and pin it from the original source and not the party.

By joining this party you give me permission to share your photos on social media and the Blue Willow House.

  Please link back to your host in the post you are sharing.

 Please don’t link up a post you have previously shared on The Southern Special.

Remember when you share here at The Southern Special your post appears on all four blogs.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope to see you back here next week.

The Southern Special #33 and Features

Can you believe another week has rolled around and that Thanksgiving is next week?  Oh my.   Let’s see if we can’t stir up some inspiration today.  Thanks to everyone who shared with us last week.  Now some fun features from last week.

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Rita found some wonderful vintage goodies on her trip through the northeast.   See her post to see all the lovely vintage things she found.

Adirondack Girl @ Heart

Diana made the most adorable plaid Christmas tags from an old skirt.  See her post to learn how she did it.

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This casserole looks and sounds delicious.  I am definitely going to try it out during the holidays,

I post features on my Facebook page HERE, and on Pinterest HERE.

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The Decoratoraholic:  Facebook   Pinterest   Twitter   G+  Bloglovin’

NancyNeatly Packaged   Twitter   G+

Welcome to another great week of The Southern Special.

Family friendly posts only.

So link up, visit others, follow your host. We love seeing all your creative posts but love it even more when you visit, socialize and pin.

If you want to pin a photo to Pinterest please click on the link and pin it from the original source and not the party.

By joining this party you give me permission to share your photos on social media and the Blue Willow House.

  Please link back to your host in the post you are sharing.

 Please don’t link up a post you have previously shared on The Southern Special.

Remember when you share here at The Southern Special your post appears on all four blogs.  Check all the host to see if your post from last week is featured.

The Southern Special #32

 Here we are again for the Southern Special and it hardly seems like it has been a week.  Time just seems to fly this time of year.  I would love for some of my vintage and thrifty  blogging friends to share some of their finds here on the Southern Special.

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All the V’s recipes for 10 Unique and Tasty Tacos sure grabbed my taste buds.  Check it out and see what you think.

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Michelle, Our Crafty Mom made the most beautiful hydrangea wreath.

Now let’s party.

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Welcome to another great week of The Southern Special.

Your post can be about anything as long as it is Family friendly.

So link up, visit others, follow your host. We love seeing all your creative posts but love it even more when you visit, socialize and pin.

If you want to pin a photo to Pinterest please click on the link and pin it from the original source and not the party.

By joining this party you give me permission to share your photos on social media and the Blue Willow House.

  Please link back to your host in the post you are linking.   

 Please don’t link up a post you have previously linked to The Southern Special.

Remember when you share here at the Southern Special your post appears on all four blogs.  Check all the host to see if your post was featured.

Now Dawn take us to the party!


The Southern Special #31

Since we partied last week I wrapped up my 31 Day Series for the Nester’s October Writing Challenge.  There were times I didn’t think I was going to make it.

PB Inspired Spoon Shadow Box

Just before I posted the wrap up Beckie Farrant from Knock Off Décor let me know that she was featuring my Pottery Barn Inspired Spoon Shadow Box on Monday.   See Beckie’s post from yesterday here.

   Can you believe we only have eight Tuesdays until Christmas?  Of course let’s not forget Thanksgiving.  Boy, I’ve got to get busy.  Just remember The Southern Special is a great source of inspiration.  Speaking of inspiration I  created a Pinterest board for my featured posts each week.  I would love for you to follow along.

Here is what caught my eye last week.

IMG_20141027_173344What’s Cooking in the Burbs

Bridget from What’s Cooking in the Burbs shared this scrumptious looking Chipolte Lime Steak Burrito Bowl.

Diy wood box centerpieceMeatloaf and Melodrama

Meatloaf and Melodrama’s DIY rustic wood box centerpiece is gorgeous.

WIP-9-1Feeding Big

Cynthia from Feeding Big shared these beautiful acorn tea napkins that she was inspired to create by a vintage napkin that she found at a garage sale.

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Welcome to another great week of The Southern Special.

Your post can be about anything as long as it is Family friendly.

So link up, visit others, follow your host. We love seeing all your creative posts but love it even more when you visit, socialize and pin.

If you want to pin a photo to Pinterest please click on the link and pin it from the original source and not the party.

By joining this party you give me permission to share your photos on social media and the Blue Willow House.

  Please link back to your host in the post you are linking.   

 Please don’t link up a post you have previously linked to The Southern Special.


The Southern Special # 30

 Today I am joining The Southern Special Linky Party # 30.  First a few features from last week.

30s drum table redoitinspirationsRedo It Yourself Inspirations

Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations worked a miracle on this drum table she found curbside.

Creek by the TreeMy Little Shop of Treasures 

Darlene’s photo on her Wordless Wednesday post is so calm and serene.  I’m a Wordless Wednesdayer myself.
Napkin Pumpkin
Gail showed us how to decoupage a pumpkin with napkins.
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The Rules are simple:
Share recipes, crafts, DIY projects, beauty, fitness, home décor, landscapes, architecture, vintage finds, and more!
FAMILY FRIENDLY post!!
Link 2 -3 links from YOUR blog. Link back to one of your host on the post you shared or on a party page. Visit others, share the party and ENJOY!!
 

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