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Monday, August 20, 2012

The Facebook Chronicles


I'll admit it.
My life has been too crazy busy
these past Summer months to devote the time
needed to keep up with a regular blogging schedule.

Which is why I've been keeping everyone updated
mostly via Facebook.

It's quick, easy, and I'm able to shoot photos
with my iPhone and upload them to FB straight from my phone.

For those of you who are not on Facebook,
here's a bit of what's been going on in my world
the past few weeks.

First up, I was thrilled to not only be able to attend
the incredible "moving-in" sale at the new
Magnolia Pearl homestead right here
in Fredericksburg, Texas, but I got to help out
with pricing the day before the sale.
Here are some of my iPhone shots, pre-sale...






I brought home a goodly portion of
tea-stained lace and linen with me!










And this entire, HUGE basket of seam binding?
Home with me, of course!


I had to grab the tarnished silver "bread" platter, too.











It was a beautiful sale, and we are all so happy
to have Robin and John here in da 'Burg!

I also have been busy at Smitten
as time allows.
I'm lucky enough to have two features running
in the current edition of FOLK magazine,
so I set up a little point-of-purchase vignette
in the shop to hawk the issue!




I've also been dabbling in mixed-media art
a bit this Summer, and have even been brave enough
to begin selling a bit of my work, like the piece below...


I also found myself blessed beyond measure
when my incredibly sweet and talented friend
Sherry from ShantyGirl 
gifted me with one of her fabuloso,
handmade Union Jack throws....


Winnie immediately claimed it,
as she has impeccable taste.
Oh, and I love it too, Sherry!!!

I've added to my growing collection of dreamy  
Magnolia Pearl clothing this past Summer,
and the darling little MP jumper in the pics below
has quickly become one of my favorite pieces.




I got a new toy this past week, too...

Photo: My new baby arrived today! Can't wait to get home and play.

I'm having fun learning this over-the-top
wonderful camera. 36 megapixels, wow!
I made a couple of trips to
this weekend, and just this afternoon,
came home with something I have wanted forever...


The lousy phone pics don't do it justice,
but this divine mantle is now in our farmhouse!


Finally, I've been super busy on
a few editorial features for magazines,
as well as shooting the photos for the in-progress
website.

Below is a peek at what to expect...


I can't reveal any more photos from the website yet,
but this particular photo was featured in 
the local newspaper, so I figured I could share it
and whet your appetite for what is to come.

I'm sure you've all been having a crazy busy Summer, too.
Even though I haven't been commenting,
I've been keeping up with y'all, and
just want to thank you for the constant inspiration
you provide me on a daily basis.

Here's hoping you have a wonderful week ahead! 



 

38 comments:

Anne said...

Anne,
You have been busy.I am trying to keep up with my blog,facebook and everything else.At times it is really,really hard to do it all.
LUCKY you to go that that sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE your new jumper.So cute and looks super comfy too!
xx
Anne

Theresa said...

Girl, I am tired now just reading what all you have been up to:) Enjoy your day dear friend, happy to see your sweet face! HUGS!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--you found all sorts of cool stuff! Your Shanty Jack is gorgeous--what great colors! Sherry is such a sweetie :)

PURA VIDA said...

Magnolia Pearl has one of the most awesome websites. You look so cute in their clothes!

Sue said...

Wow, and i thought I'd been busy lately! You win this one and hopefully you find a little more down time in the future. Great blog post, and please know how much I enjoyed it.

Take care,
Sue

Kate said...

Anne you always rock the house girly!!! I keep up with you on FB and its a joy to be a part of your amazing journey. Sending you hugs galore from me.

Love ya
kate
xoxo

Recycled Rita said...

OMG! I am drooling over those Magnolia Pearl pictures!
I love your new dress! too cute! and that mantle is to die for!
karen...

GardenGirl said...

Thank you for sharing...love love love it all.

<3

Debra @ Common Ground said...

first of all, I've told you, but that jumper is just so stinkin' cute on you, and going to the sale at Robin's would have been heaven! xoxo

Simply Lokal said...
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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You've been busy in a very good way. Hard to keep up. Thanks for sharing so much with us.

flowerlady464 said...

Great photos!Love the mantle!

Simply Lokal said...

I dropped by Smitten a week or so ago and bought a copy of Folk. Great magazine and articles. You make me tired just reading your blog!! Love the jumper. - Revis

summersundays-jw said...

What does one do with that many magapixels!!!! Can't wait to see the pictures. My sister purchased "Folk" last night & said it was a great issue & you were all over it. Guess I'll head to B&N today. Love the pics from Magnolia Pearl & the jumper. Jan

Binky said...

It was fun hanging out with you and James and Tom at Robin's. So glad we got to meet Johan. Thanks sooo much for the fabulous Folk Magazine!!! your place looks stunning between it's covers.

Brenda said...

Oh wow! I am on Facebook, I will have to follow you so I can keep up. Love all your fabulous finds! And congrats on all your wonderful features!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Nice to see you're so BUSY with such wonderful adventures. It is especially nice to see the button tree I made you is on your mantle! What a great spot. :)
Much love from Jersey...
Lisa xo

NanaDiana said...

Hi Sweetie Pie- I am so glad to see you here. I don't do FB so I am glad to get "caught up" with you. I can only imagine being part of Magnolia Pearls brouhaha! I would have loved to been part of that- I just found her not too long ago and her work just fascinates me- xo Diana

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE your Shanty Girl Union Jack throw sooo much!! Great post my friend! xoxo Rachel

www.shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com

Sisters Treasures said...

And I thought I was a busy woman! ha... I guess, I've been busy "loafing"! ha! Great to see you this weekend and I love your new mantle. Can't wait to get a copy of Folk to "read all about it"!
Betsy

jeanne@juNxtaposition said...

love the post, love the outfit, lucky girl you are to get to be at this show !!!

Lara said...

I LOVE your jumper!!! Soooo adorable and it looks so comfortable!
Hugs,
Lara

{oc cottage} said...

you are a whirlwind, missy! i am exhausted just reading all this! but it's so very kind of you to spread all your awesomeness around...and then to share it with all of us! ;}

m ^..^

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, enjoyed seeing you and James this weekend. Thanks for coming out to Trade Days!

Junkyard Jezebel said...

Love your MP Jumper...looks so cool and comfortable!

vintagegirl said...

I love your style! I hope you never decide to quit your blog since I no longer facebook. So glad to hear you're busy doing what you love:)

Sharon

Florence said...

You got some great items there, and you have been very busy. I too agree with you, it is so much easier to post photos on FB, so much faster. I find myself doing it quite often. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Hugs!
Florence

Low Tide High Style said...

Ok, all that other stuff is cool, cute, etc., but a D800???!!!...you go girl! I can't wait to see some of the new pics you take with that amazing camera! I would buy one, but all of my lenses are Canon...daggumit!

Kat

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

All I'll say is that you are one busy gal! (*_*)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Life is sounding good, Anne...creative, busy, and happy!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I bet you don't know if you are coming or going these days, but I know you are having fun in any direction!

trash talk said...

Those painting are AH-Mazing!
Deb

Shabbyfufu said...

I'm always tellin' ya...so adorable Anne and I mean it! Love all that you touch and all that you do....
xoxo
Janet

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE your created piece you showed.....and your sweet little dress.

All the pics are wonderful.

I know what you mean about blogs....'verses', sort of, FB.
No need to be chatty on FB, just show some fun pics (and in your case GREAT pics)and move on....

blessings in all you do.

barbara jean

ShantyGirl said...

Ok Anne that is the cutest jumper ever and I will have to go to a magnolia pearl sale one day!! Loving the fireplace with the blue stripes, I wonder what the history is on that it is beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for the mention and I am so happy that you like you jack!! Still so happy for you and all the published work how exciting!!! Have a good weekend!
Sherr

Insomnia said...

Wow! Love!

Siobhan said...

loving your blog to bits! So glad I found you!

Bohemian said...

I would have totally lost my mind trying to resist so many of the "Must Haves" I would have been Lusting Madly over at the MP Moving In Sale... because I would have wanted ALL of the Pillows... the Duvet... That Chair... any Velvets and Silk Seam Binding I could 'score'... and... and... and... well... you get my drift, I would have gone Broke! *LOL* So much of what was for Sale was Classic MP from when I began Collecting her Beautiful Creations and Velvet is still my preferred Vintage Fabric of choice to Decorate with and wear, so it would have all been absolutely perfect! Well... at least I can savor all the Images you Shared of the Experience... what Fun you must have had!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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