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21 January, 2009

An Announcement, A New Blog and Some Awards!

I have an exciting announcement! My friend Barb at Grits and Glamour will be hosting a new event...What's on Your Wall Wednesday ... beginning next Wednesday, January 28th! This will give us all an opportunity to show off our treasured art work, photographs, murals, displays and in my case...PLATES... that we have so lovingly hung on our walls! Please visit her blog for more information and plan to be among the first to participate!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ friend Linda, whom you will remember as my antiquing buddy at the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia, now has her own blog...Nina's Nest!! She is the one whose wonderful husband Bud gave her the antique French vaisselier or hutch we had been eyeing there! She has a beautiful French country home and you will be treated to lots of wonderful decorating ideas! Please drop by and pay her a visit!


My friend Linda at Weekend Cook has honored me with the Sisterhood Award which is a triple award as you can see! If you have not visited her blog yet, you are missing out on a special treat! It is filled with wonderful recipes and they are indexed with pictures for easy access!!! You can scroll through and see what looks interesting! Isn't that a useful feature?

Here are the rules for the recipients:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I would like to share this award with some new blogger friends:

carolinajewel at Carolina Jewel's Table

Kathleen at The Bliss Journey

Be sure to drop by to visit these ladies. You will find a variety of wonderful ideas, funny moments to brighten your day and some great inspiration waiting for you on their blogs!

I would also like to offer them the Proximidade Award as well if they would like to take it. It follows below:

My friend CC Catherine at Catherine de thé Cups has honored me with the Proximadade Award. If you have not visited her blog, please drop by to see her delightful collection of tea cups and to get some wonderful ideas and instructions for hosting a tea party of your own!

This award translated from Portuguese means, "This blog contributes to and supports or believes in close friendships." "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So if the aforementioned bloggers would like to collect this award as well, please accept it in the spirit of friendship from the bottom of my heart! I am really enjoying getting to know all of you!


  1. Hi Debbie,

    Thank you so much! I am very honored to be included.

    Now I just need to figure out how to add these wonderful awards to my blog...


  2. CONGRATS to you and all the other wonderful bloggers :) Such a great community we wander about in, is it not?

    And the new "SHARE THE JOY" What's on your wall, sounds interesting...I have to go see more about that...

    mmm I'm thinking, just a guess, mind you, but Ms Debbie, do you have PLATES, on your wall? LOL :)

  3. Yes, I did get it figured out! I just keep getting interrupted by work....hahaha! What's up with that?

    And, I WANT to accept and display the wonderful awards! It made my day! Oh, I forgot to CONGRATULATE YOU on your awards!! Congratulations!! =)

  4. Debbie, I like the "off the wall" idea! I'll go right over to see about that, because my walls are so full, I think I could do a post a week for a long time about what's on my walls! Congratulations on the awards. laurie

  5. Hello Debbie. Thank you very much for the awards. Not one but two a wards.Wow. I am very honoured and will proudly accept them. I will still need to figure out to put them in my blog but of course I will do that. And of course I have to congratulate you on your awards.

  6. WOW, 2 awards in one day, Yippee, Skippy. Thank you so much, I am honored. I am proud to be in the company of such amazing like minded individuals. I will get them pasted in shortly. I think blogger is going down at 4PM PST, I have a message on my dashboard.

  7. Congratulations Debbie & thank you for the 2 new blogs to add to my list! ♥ Diane

  8. Hi Debbie,
    Thank-you so much, what an honor. I will get them on my blog as soon as possible. It has been so much fun getting to know you. Can you move to Wisconsin? LOL- just kidding, the weather sucks. I really like the Wednesday wall thing too and I can't wait to check out your friend's new blog. Have a great evening. Cindy

  9. Hello Debbie, ;)
    Congrats dear friend!
    So well deserved. You are a sweetheart to all of us.

    Thanks for telling us about Nina's new blog. It's wonderful!

    Have a great evening.
    ~Melissa :)

  10. Thanks Debbie for telling us about Nina's new blog, it is so great. You deserve all the awards and then some. Congratulations. Hugs, Marty

  11. Congrats on all your awards! I thought you had the Proximidade award already! You are someone that really deserve it! I would have sent it over! I think I never told how pretty the Tablescape award you made is! I just love it with your hat!

  12. I am so honored! Thank you so much! :) I love blogging so much.

  13. Oh Debbie I really like the off the wall idea I will be sure and visit her...wonder if I can show cob webs girl?? have alot of those right now ha ha !!! great post dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. Hi Debbie, congratulations! Thanks so much for sharing Nina's Nest - it's wonderful, can't wait to stop by again. Take care friend, hugs, Kathy

  15. Thank you, Debbie!! I can't believe it--two awards!! You have made my week! And congratulations, too you as well. May take me a couple of days to get them on my blog and give them the proper attention but I'm doing a happy dance tonight! You've given us some leads on other good blogs as well and for that I thank you. I've really enjoyed your blog and getting to know you. Wow! Isn't this blog world just the best! God bless - Sharon

  16. Hi Debbie,

    Congratulations!!! You Deserve it! I love your table scape, the Pears look lovely, you always set the best table!!!


  17. Good evening Debbie,
    Congratulations on your awards. I will check out the blogs you suggested. I hope you have a lovely evening.

  18. Bonjour,Debbie, Thanks for stopping by, I am going to check out all of your friends, they sound very interesting. Also I like the music on your blog. Congratulations on your awards. TTFN

  19. Debbie, thanks for visiting this evening. You're right, Switzerland this time of year doesn't look like fun to me. :-) I can hardly wait to see your walls next Wednesday and all of your beautiful plates. I hope you're having an enjoyable evening. hugs ~lynne~

  20. Hi my Friend! Its been a long day. Sorry I am just not getting around to visiting and telling you THANK YOU, THANK YOU for spreading thw word about "What's On Your Wall Wednesday." I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. YooHoo! BIG congrats on the awards. I can't think of anyone more deserving! Hugs, Barb

  21. I wonder if President Obama needs an ambassador. If he does, you certainly would be the right one for the position. Wonder if he even knows what a blog is. I nominate you the first official Ambassodor of Blogland.

  22. I have passed on a very sweet award to you! :)

  23. Hi Debbie, I was thinking about you when I was at market. You should have seen all the plates!It was unreal! I was definitly overstimulated....we didn't order anything, but just looking at so much was overwhelming! I will be visiting Barb. What a great event! Kristen

  24. Hi Debbie!
    Congrats to you and the other bloggers on your awards!
    I can't wait for Wed. now. What a great idea, I'll definitely be participating. Off to see what it is all about and see her blog....
    From one plate addict to another, have a great day.

  25. Hi Glenda! You are so nice to nominate me as Ambassador of Blogland! I will accept the position only if it comes with an economic stimulus package so we can have a huge Blogland conventiion in the middle of the country...maybe the Spring and get to meet each other....airfare and hotels prepaid!!! lol Do you think President Obama will go for that?? It would certainly stimulate the economy in Missouri!! Have a great day! Hugs...Debbie

  26. Hi Debbie, Beautiful walls....a nice idea!
    I may get some new inspirations!!
    Thanks for the nice comments on the recipes. You think College Inn would hire me? Hey you never know! You are too funny!!

  27. Thank you for stopping over this morning; my daughter's mothernlaw to be sent this to her and she sent it to me. She told me that this reminded her of me. I have been in such a funk over my mother and I am having a hard tim dealing with it. No matter how long I work at work or at home or blogging or wedding consultations she I am running a memory film of her in my mind constantly. I just got back from seeing her and it really drags me down.
    thank you again.

  28. Well Debbie,you are being bomb-barded today.I have an award for you too.Please come pick it up...Ann

  29. Debbie, great going with the awards! :-)

    Thanks for the heads up about next Wednesday. Remind us again because this sounds like fun!


    Sheila :-)

  30. Touché, my friend. Maybe if you changed the location to Illinois, we might stand a chance to receive some of the, reported soon to be available, stimulus funds. In any event, you still have my support as you take your position as Ambassador.

  31. Glenda...Ohhh, I do believe you are right!...Illinois it is, then!

  32. Hi Debbie,
    I vote for you to Ambassador of blogland too. I think a blogger convention in Illinois or Missouri would be fine by me, heck I can even drive there. Thanks for your nice comments. I am always thinking about table settings now, maybe Susan gave us this little affliction. Have a nice evening, Cindy

  33. I _just_ saw your comment about these awards!!! I'm still very new at this and don't know quite what I am doing!!!!! Thank you so very much! I am so honored!!!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie