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04 November, 2013

Please Join Me for The Scoop #91

We are so excited here at The Scoop because this time next week our very first blog tour will be in full swing! We will be featuring 25 bloggers who will share their secrets for creating a fall vignette...and who couldn't use some ideas with Thanksgiving only a few weeks away! You will find the complete schedule here. Please mark your calendars and join us! But for now...let's get this party started!

Welcome, my friends, to The Scoop.
The weekly link party featuring the scoop on the best posts
from around the web!
More exposure + less time = win win!

The Scoop Link Party at The Everyday Home

We are  
Linsey from Farmhouse Porch, 
Anne from White Lace Cottage
and Barb from The Everyday Home.

Hi Everyone!
I am Barb with The Everyday Home and I am your
Co-Host this week.

Last week, I went to the Country Living Fair with my
dear friend and fellow blogger, Debbie with

Over the weekend, we also went to some of Deb's favorite
"Goodwill Hunting" sites, and best of all - she took me to
the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, antique and vintage store she has been blogging about for years.
It was amazing!!!!  From the moment we walked into the door,
there was so much to see (and so much I wanted to buy). Laughing
It was a mix of treasures, from vintage to antique to
English to farmhouse.
But one of *THE* most jaw-dropping amazing sights I have
ever seen inside any antique shop, and I have been thru antique
shops all over this world, is this...


Oh, but wait - there is more...


Two large booth spaces filled to the brim.  All along the floor
and in every nook and cranny there was available.

I was told that this humongo collection is owned by one
single woman.  And her house is filled with much, much
more.  I'd like to be best friends with her.


I will share more of our visit to the Queen of Hearts this week,
but for now - I have the pleasure of introducing this week's
Guest Host.  Please welcome the super sweet
Sheila from the blog Plum Doodles.
Sheila has chosen some fantastic features
from last week's I'm going to say welcome
and turn it over to her. 

Hellooo, fellow Scoop-ers! I’m Sheila from
where I offer a “doodle of fun, faith, and furniture.” I am thrilled
and honored to be a guest host here with all these awesome ladies.

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I love to rescue old outdated furniture and d├ęcor and
repurpose or update it with a little paint, a little embellishment,
or a total rebuild. I often use graphics to update my projects,
so I also sell my own graphics transfer medium called Doodle Magic.
Check out my DM Projects Gallery for fun ways to use it.

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So, let’s see what you all served up this week.
It is nearly impossible to choose features, so I decided to
narrow it down according to “my favorites” categories.

 If you spend any time at all with me or my blog, you know I love
chocolate. So, how could I possibly pass up
Home is Where the Boat Is?!
Go check out the recipe, if you dare- bwahahaha!

Death by Triple Chocolate Cupcakes-

Puns are one of my favorite kinds of jokes. You may groan
(the sign of a good pun), but you won’t be disappointed with
Thinking Closet’s 20 Punny Halloween Costume Ideas.

TheBlackEyedPs- ThinkingCloset

I have created many projects using the oh-so-thrifty drop
cloth, but The Turquoise Home’s Painted Drop Cloth Curtains
take it up a notch or seven with stripes. I likey!

Painted Drop Cloth Curtains- TheTurquoiseHome

Beautiful fabrics are a weakness of mine, and Sonya from
Beyond the Screen Door has such a talent for combining fabrics
for gorgeous window treatments. Maybe I should try tackling her
bell valance for my keeping room?

Bell Valance- Beyond the Screen Door

I also love using old books and hymnals in craft projects.
Sheryl from the Red Tin Inn has created wonderfully

Sheet Music Christmas Trees- Red Tin Inn

I don’t think you can ever have too many throw pillows,
though hubby disagrees…. Hymns and Verses made adorable
“I Belong With You” pillows in honor of her son’s engagement.
Be sure to click over to see more.

You're My Sweetheart -  Hymns and Verses

And on that sweet note, I’ll hand you over to our lovely regular
hosts. Thanks so much for having me. 
Doodles, SheilaG.

Thanks so much Sheila!

Before we kick off the party - here a few guidelines we would like to share:
1) Please follow (GFC) and/or subscribe to your host blog.
2) Be sure to include THE SCOOP button or text link to in your linked post...mandatory to be featured!
3) By linking up you are agreeing that the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them, that we may use those photos to feature your project on a blog post, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog, of course.
4) Please go to the source of a photo to pin it to Pinterest so that the
originator of the post gets the credit.

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  1. Hi, Debbie,
    Thank you for hosting The Scoop every week. I always find new blogs and lots of inspiration for projects.


  2. That collection is shocking and tempting. Yes, I want to be her friend too. Thanks for hosting. I hope you will try my fennel salad this week. I promise it is more than yummy.

  3. Thank you Debbie for hosting such a great link party every week. It is greatly appreciated!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  4. Good job, ladies. Can't wait for all of the Fall tips next week. Barb, The Queen of Hearts was already on my bucket list, but now that you've shown me all of that china, it has moved up close to the #1 spot! Sheila, you picked some great features. I love a good pun, and that one is a good un. Thanks for hosting, ladies. laurie

  5. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting your linky party for us all. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.

  6. Thank you for hosting, ladies. And I loved seeing Sheila guest hosting!

  7. Oh my, the Queen of Hearts is beyond belief... thank you so much for sharing and hosting each week.... Cathy

  8. Oh wow, I think if I was ever on a place like that, full to the brim of 'transferware dishes' I would really pinch myself to see if I was on earth, or in 'transferware heaven!!!!!! ' Amazing place, I saw many things I'd buy immediately! Thank you so much for such a great party.

  9. Love the guest host too! Thanks to you all for hosting this great party!

  10. Thanks for the party, Debbie, Have a great week. Linda

  11. Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you've had a good week! I'm happy today because it's Election Day and I have the entire day to myself in my classroom.

  12. Thanks for the party. Have a great week !

  13. Thank you for hosting and providing us with lots of great inspiration! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty


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