Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Share Your Style #3

Welcome to the Share Your Style party #3. 
The Share Your Style link party is one of the largest in blog land and it is being hosted by eight bloggers.  Link up with any of the eight host and it will show up on all Eight blogs.
Thanks to everyone that links to the party and those of you who stop by to see all the creativity being shared.   A BIG thank you to Barbara for hosting the party this week.



Hi Everyone! 
To those of you who don't know me my name is Barbara and I am from a little part of the blogosphere known as 

I just may need to pinch myself because I cannot believe I am hosting the third 

Share Your Style link party.
This my very first time EVER as a party host, so I want you all to know that am really excited to be here.

I hope you'll take a moment to drop by and get to know
the other fabulous hosts of Share Your Style:

 I also want to invite you to stop by and visit me over at 21 Rosemary Lane, where the door is always open to old and new friends alike. And I certainly would be thrilled if you decided to follow me too.
Just to give to you an idea of what my style is here at 21RL, this is a post I shared last week.

(click here to see the post in its entirety

Thank you so much for coming by to party with us again this week. I have to tell you that I was completely blown away by all of the incredible talent linked up to 
Share Your Style #2.

It was a tough job picking out my faves, but since I had to narrow it down to just a few here are the links which really caught my eye!

Home is Where the Boat Is  shared this darling potting shed which is being featured in the current issue of Flea Market Gardens Magazine


Oh how I long for a potting shed to play around in, and this is the shed I'd certainly love to have! 

Next up is an incredible china hutch transformation by Kris of Junk Chic Cottage. It is literally jaw "droppingly" gorgeous! You simply must stop by to see what this cabinet looked like before Kris performed on it her own special magic!


And who doesn't love incredible flea market finds? This stunning flea market vanity makeover is by D.D.'s Cottage and Design. I adore the soft aqua color with the pretty gold gilding, and she really knocked it out of the park by paring it with a beautiful gold framed mirror and those fabulous pink tulips!



I have always been a huge fan of any recipe which includes shrimp, so when I came across this spicy twist on shrimp scampi by Jas of the blog All That JasI totally flipped! 


Have you ever tried to define your own personal design style in a word or two? Well Heather from the blog Southern State of Mind has and her style is what she likes to call Preppy Eclectic! Stop by Heather's blog to find out just what Preppy Eclectic is, I think you will like both her definition and her style!

And those are my features for this week. I sure hope I did OK choosing ones you will enjoy checking out! If your style was featured, please make sure to take along our little party gift before you go.

21 Rosemary Lane



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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wall Is Gone And New floors


The wall between the living room and office is finally gone and now I actually have a dining room!  The original owners added this wall when they built the house and used the room as an office.  With this layout there was no room to have a dining table with chairs that could be pushed away from the table.

You may remember the dining set from our previous home.  It's been in storage for over two years and I couldn't be happier to have it in our home again.

You know how one thing always leads to another when it comes to home remodels?  With the wall removed we decided this was the time to add new wood floors.  Up next is adding quarter round trim, wainscoting, painting and decorating the new dining room.

Below is a before picture taken last Christmas.  I would have loved to keep an arched entry but it just wasn't structurally possible.

See the built-in bookcase?  We originally planned to remove it but at the last minute we decided we needed all the storage we could get and kept it.  It will be dressed up with molding and new knobs.

This little drawing is to show you the plans for adding wainscoting.  I can't wait to get through with all the tedious stuff and get down to the fun of many plans! 

Our house looked like this for a week and a half and I soooo happy to get the mess cleaned up.

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend.


Partying at:

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Share Your Style #2

Thanks to everyone that joined The Share Your Style party last week.  Wow, what a turn out for our very first linky party.  Over 200 of you joined in and your links had over 20,000 views in the first 24 hours.  

If you want to join in the fun this week just add your link to one of the blogs hosting and it will show up on all eight blogs....8 x the exposure!   Thanks for visiting and I am excited to see what you have to share this week.

Debra is hosting this week so I'll turn it over to her.



Hello Everyone, it's Debra From Common Ground, and I 'm this week's host for Share Your Style #2. What a great turnout we had for last week's opening of 
Share Your Style! 
A big thank you goes out to each and every one of you who joined in to make it such a success. I'm super excited to be hosting this week, it's been so much fun for me to get a chance to visit your great links, meeting some new people, and seeing all the wonderful creativity out here.

I hope you'll drop by and get to know
the other hosts of Share Your Style:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here   
Debra @ Common Ground 

And I'd love for you to come by and visit my blog, Common Ground.
 Here's a sample of things I shared last week:

There were so many amazing links last week
 that I had a hard time narrowing it down to just a few features. 
But here goes...

Looking like it came out of a magazine layout,
this French Country Mantel from Pamela
 at From My Front Porch to Yours has the perfect balance.

I've oogled this Ticking Stripe Ottoman Redo 
from Cindy at Beaux Reves, all week!

I'm lovin' this wonderful plate display
 from Shelia from Note Songs;

Rustic and Refined Grain Sack Chair from Susan at Simply Stone Creek,
 shows a beautiful alternative to white or gray paint
 with this wonderful deep, rich, black accent.

I'm ready for an amazing Spring Wreath DIY  
from Ramon at Row House Blog.

And Amy from Ms.Toody Goo Shoes 
gave us a yummy and good for you too, snack:

Thanks so much you all!!

Hope you'll join in with all your decor,
 vintage, DIY, tablescapes, creations and yummies...
anything STYLE related.
Please have a link back within your specific post
 and visit a few new-to-you links for some great inspiration!


   OK, let's have some fun and get started!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

20,000 Views In First 24 Hours

Hello Everyone.

Thank you so much to everyone that linked to our very first  Share Your Style party and a big thank you to my seven co-host that worked so hard to make the party a success.

The exposure from the first party was amazing with Inlinkz  showing your links were viewed 20,000 times in the first 24 hours.  WAHOO!

Get those DIY projects, home décor and recipes ready to share.  I hope to see you at this weeks party starting Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM Eastern time.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

First Share Your Style Party

Hi Everyone. 
I am very excited to be hosting the very first Share Your Style link party.  This party has been a couple of months in the making and it is wonderful to finally see my ideas come to fruition. 

For maximum exposure add your link to one blog and it will show up on all Eight blogs.
 Click on any host below to add your link to all eight blogs.
Lynn @ The Vintage Nest          Kelly @ The Essence Of Home   Martina @ Northern Nesting
Ron @ Uptown Acorn                Amanda @ Dixie Delights

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the party.


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