Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lovely Links to Explore.....

(Above photo, one of the places I recently explored in Paris, Arkansas that is! Kind of looks like the real deal huh?)

Don't you just love discovering new blogs that you have never visited before, blogs that delight the eye and stimulate the mind? I do! I had a chance to do a bit of updating on my blog roll and wanted to share some lovely links for you to explore. My blog roll button is located on the top of my bottom sidebar, just click on the photo to be swept away to a link list of wonderful people and places to visit. Once you have arrived simply click on a blog title and that will transport you to the home page of each blog where you can indulge in inspiration of all kinds!

NOTE: All photos in this post are used with permission and are the property of each blog featured. Please do not copy or use these photos in any manner without permission of the photo owner. Remember to be kind when blogging and always ask permission before using a photo from another blog. If permission is granted give credit to the photo owner as well as a link back to the original source.

Under Inspirational Blogs you will find the new addition of Laced With Grace. This is a daily devotional site with many contributors. I have found it very refreshing and encouraging.

New additions under Artful Blogs are:
Brandywine Boutique where the artful designs are enchanted and cozy cottage style reigns! The photo below is used with permission, property of Brandywine Boutique, visit post where photo is featured here. I adore her style!
Chantilly Grace, is the home of Bre, a very talented painter, who specializes in portraits and has exquisite style! The photo below is used with permission, property of Chantilly Grace, visit post where photo is featured here. Just look at her stunning photography and paintings! Bre is also hosting a wonderful and fun blog event where participants create a romantic Valentine Wreath and then link up to share the creations, for full details, visit here.Junque Art where Cindy creates charming designs! Cindy was recently a guest artist here at the Quill who generously shared her Glittered Paper Ornament Tutorial with us! The photo is used with permission, property of Junque Art, visit post where photo is featured here. This is Ethel and she is perhaps THE best dresses form I have ever seen, this gal has a host of outfits and accessories! She is fashoin forward for every season and holiday!Under Divine Design and Decor blogs you will the following additions:
Cynthia's Cottage Design where design and inspiration meet! The photo below is used with permission, property of Cynthia's Cottage Design, visit post where photo is featured here. She has a dutch door in her kitchen, something I have always wanted!
Junk Camp where all kinds of cast offs find new uses, this is repurposing at its finest!

Nesting Place where Nester shares her design philosophy that it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!

The Comforts of Home this is the other blog for our dear friend, Penny of Lavender Hill Studio where she showcases her mosaic art. This blog is where she shares her home design and decor talents. The photo below is used with permission, property of The Comforts of Home, visit post where photo is featured here. Penny has penash and her home is so curl up comfy looking!
Villa Extra is pure eye candy! You will find photo collage after photo collage of inspiration! The photo below is used with permission, property of Villa Extra, visit post where photo is featured here. You will find stunning photo mosaic after stunning photo mosaic here! This is visual eye candy at it finest! Under Vintage Collectibles, Antiques, and Romantic Decor you will discover:
The White Bench where Monica in Italy brings you romantic vintage style beauty and inspiration for inside and outside the home! The photo below is used with permission, property of The White Bench, visit post where photo is featured here. How about this view in your neighborhood? This blog is a little taste of Italy mixed in with some great design!
Of Bluebirds and Roses where vintage style sings and blooms! The photo below is used with permission, property of Of Blue Birds and Roses. This cottage is full of dreamy romantic style!Vintage Trifles where Martha shares her love all things vintage! The photo below is used with permission, property of Vintage Trifles, visit post where photo is featured here. I am in LOVE with this paper tree she made!Lili M. where you are welcomed into a world of wonder! The photo below is used with permission, property of Lili M., visit post where photo is featured here. I am also in LOVE with this branch suspended in this lovely home with a Netherlander view outside the window! Curious Sofa Diaries where the style is a casual mix of comfortable furnishings and antiques!

Willow Nest Farm where every design is just dreamy! This link is visual manna and you can buy stuff too! I could just sit and watch the banner change all day!

Sweet Cottage Dreams where dreamy sweet cottage designs are featured! The photo below is used with permission, property of Sweet Cottage Dreams, visit the post where photo is featured here. I love the sweet and cheery style of the designs featured on this blog!
Under the heading of A Bit of This and That you will find:
Spot on Cedar Pond where my new friend Kathy shares her beautiful life on a farm. Kathy raises Jacob sheep, creates beautiful hand dyed yarn and rugs from their wool, and makes the most darling clay and wool sheep in the Moravian style for placing in Nativity scenes. The photo below is used with permission, property of Spot on Cedar Pond, visit the post where photo is featured here. This is some of Kathy's hand dyed yarn from her sheep and a bit about her weaving process.
Warm Pie Happy Home is a great place to kick up your feet and soak in some homey pleasures where a recipe mixed with comfort, love, and joy capture the essence of homemaking!

Enjoy!

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

25 comments:

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Wow such wonderful blog links! I will have to check them out as some of them I have never visited. Thanks so much for including me in the mix. Ethel and I are flattered!

Lori said...

you found some wonderful places Miss Sandy...many of those girls are already on my reader list, but i will be sure to check out the others...they all look like a feast for the eyes!!!

sylvia said...

Thank you so much...I am trilled that you linked me...I am all excited!!!

The White Bench said...

Thank you very much both for I am included and for the most inspiring places to visit! By the way, your first pic is just stunning!
Have a great day,
Monica.

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Sandy, Thank you so much for including me with such a great group! I noticed the photo storage boxes in your previous post. I purchased 12 of them to re-organize supplies in my workroom! Now I just need time to organized. So much stuff, so little time. M.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Sandy!

Oh I am so touched! I love your entire post !! and to be mentioned so sweetly was so special to me! You are so kind!! Thank you so much! I love the other blogs you chose too, I feel honored to be in their company!

I am so glad that I have found a new blogging friend also! I plan on stopping in often and you are welcome anytime!

Thanks so much sweetie! and I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs and Blessings! ~ Cynthia ~

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh I'm so blessed to be familiar with three or four of these beautiful blogs...each blog I find is like a flower...truly. Thank you for doing the research and I hope to be back here soon to follow these links.

Have a great day, Miss Sandy!

Mildred said...

What wonderful reading and "sight-seeing" these blogs will afford through the upcoming days of bitter, cold weather. Thank you - they all look wonderful.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh my land....laundry is going to have to wait while I visit these lovely places.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thank you Miss Sandy, for including me in with all of these amazing blogs! I know some of them, but many are new to me and I look forward to visiting them all with a cup of tea this afternoon! I am really looking forward to that!
Hugs,
Penny

Sand Flat Farm said...

Miss Sandy - thanks for the heads up on these new sites. I'll definitely have to check them out!

LiLi M. said...

This is such a great idea Miss Sandy! Thank you so much for including me too. I think you have made a wonderful post!
I know a few of the blogs but not all, so I have some wonderful time to spend, thank you for that too! I have to say that I totally agree about your photo of Paris Arkansas! Have a nice day!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ahhhh, yes, it was time very well spent. I feel as if I've been traveling or something...to France and across the continent. Thanks again...

Ruthann said...

Hi Miss Sandy, thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words! I guess I am a bit late on this...yes you have my permission to use a picture! So sorry, I am a bit behind on things! Too many pots on the fire I guess!
Hugs!
Ruthann

An Accomplished Woman said...

Thank you for all your blog links. You have alot going on on your blogs. You are a very busy lady.

Fete et Fleur said...

What wonderful links! I will have fun exploring.

Hugs!
Nancy

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Miss Sandy! I thank you so much for mentioning my blog and am honored to be listed with some of my other blog friends - and some new ones I will check out for sure. Isn't it always a treat to see life through the eyes of others? I like to think so.

You are so thoughtful!

((hugs))
Becky

Bre said...

Hi Miss Sandy,

.... a lovely post - you're a very talented blogger yourself !

Thank you so much for including me in the company of these talented and inspiratonal women. To me, that's the fun part - meeting so many neat women!

So when I get a chance this weekend , I too will sit down with a cup of tea to explore these lovely places.

.....and I'll also post a picture of how my wreath turned out - so glad to have you on board ! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Keep in touch,

Bre

KathyB. said...

Wow ! Thank-you for placing me amidst this group of talented bloggers! I am humbled, and I also know where I will be spending my breaks during the next few days of cleaning and dyeing my wool, here ...looking up all these blogs!Inspiration and beauty only keyboard strokes away. And the added blessing of Sandy's writing reflecting one whose love of our God and Savior helps put the way we spend our days and times in light of eternity! Thank-you.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

There are so many wonderfully talented people in the blogosphere! So much to learn, so little time, but such joy.

Susie said...

Those look like wonderful sites to visit Sandy. I'll have to check them out when I get caught up on blogging.

I was in your hometown yesterday with my mom and sis. We did a little shopping and ate at Chic-fila. My sister had an appointment at Moxie for her hair.

I thought about you and wondered where you lived.

Hope you stay warm tonight. I can only imagine how cold it is there now.

Ki said...

Thanks for sending folks my way. I love visiting new blogs and meeting wonderful people...glad you shared your favs with us. Have a blessed New Year!
Peace,
Ki
Junk Camp

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Miss Sandy, thank you so much for your kind words! Several of these ladies are already among my blog friends, but there are some I have not yet discovered, so thanks also for sharing some new pretty places to visit!!
:)
~Becca~

Catherine Holman said...

Sandy,
Thanks for sharing all these wonderful blogs. Some of these are on my favorites list as well.
Hugs,
Cathie

kiwicarole said...

Lots of lovely blogs to visit! Thanks for sharing!
Carole

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