~A Winner & Time for Change~

And the winner, of MCG's Nell Hill's Stylish Weddings, is #11...Sharon at Serendipity!!

A Nursery, Sharon designed for a Showhouse, was recently published in a book titled Showhouse Review. The subtitle is, An Expose of Interior Decorating Events. Click the above link to find out more about the book and Sharon's Nursery design.
Time "springs forward", early this coming Sunday morning. I'm ready for the time change and for another decorating change. I mentioned in the edit of my previous post, we had a busy day yesterday. After an early morning routine visit to the dentist and shopping, we came home in early afternoon and began rearranging furniture in the kitchen/breakfast room/hearth room. I'm wondering if this furniture rearranging is turning into another obsession, like my obsession with dishes! Not to worry...I'm ok!
Once again I'll use what we have to make this little redo. I'm adding two Kim Parker Giclee prints, I found at Marshalls, last weekend. I love the bright colors of these prints. They will complement our colorful breakfast room chairs, nicely.
Aspects of the redo can be seen in the above collage. As soon as I get things back together, I'll snap some photos, of course, and post about this latest little change.
I've been tagged by KJ. I was to write a 6 word memoir and post it here. My memoir: "The music stopped...we danced on."
J and I were introduced by a mutual friend in late November 1982. We were at an establishment that had music and a dance floor. J asked me to dance and we were lost! The music stopped and we just kept on dancing!
As you can see from the photo, we're still dancing, over 25 years later.

I am to tag 5 blog friends to write their six word memoir.

The meme rules are:

1. Write your own six word memoir.

2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration, if you like.

3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible, so we can track it as it travels through the blogosphere.

4. Tag five more blogs with links.

Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

I tag:







dec0r8or said...

My six word memoire: "I won Pat's giveway--Yay me!" LOL. Thanks so much, Pat! I can't wait to see the book. I love MCG! Thanks for the heads-up on the time change, too. I'm SO glad Spring is coming. I'm so OVER this winter weather. I've been noticing the lighter evenings we've been'll be nice to see the sun until 6:30 or so. Thanks again, SO much for the book! :)

bj said...

Thank you, Pat, for thinking of me on this memoire...I did this last week with "DON'T EVER FORGET HOW TO PLAY" but I want to play along with you, too. I will be going home this afternoon and will post my 6 word memoire then.
Have a fabulous day and, if you can catch a few minutes, you and J
take a spin on the dance floor of your living room!! *sigh* romantic!!
hugs, bj

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a beautiful woman you are! I can't wait to see your next redo. :-) Rosie

Brenda said...

Girl I can't wait to see your redo because when you do something it is awsome. Maybe it will help me get up and get busy. My mind is running 100 and my body about 10 lol.

smilnsigh said...

Soon as I saw the Yahoo news blurb of, 'Midwest Ice Storm cuts off power to thousands,' I checked for a new post here. Yes! You are posting this {3/6th} morning! You must have power!!!

Not only posting, but you've been rearranging furniture again. :-))) I love it! And I think you'll get a kick out of the following...

When E. came down this morning, I told him of my latest idea. Re-changing 2 pieces of furniture, which we'd moved, the other day.
And he said; "Who is that lady who does this all the time, and you so admire?" Of course, he meant Pat. He was kidding... about what knowing you, is doing to me. But only kidding!!! He loves all this too.

Because we've been _wanting_ to do this Front Room reclamation, for so long. And never before got ourselves "in the groove." And he is sooooooooo happy that we finally did!!!

Oh and such a sweet story to go with your 6 words. Precious. And anyone can see it, in your faces.


Terri and Bob said...

ooo a game!! I am so excited about playing!

Julie said...

You guys make a great couple! I enjoy your blog so much!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Pat,

Always so nice to visit your inspiring! I know all about the dish obsession, my grandmother told me I had the family "dish gene". I always loved that!



Mary said...

Love, love, love you guys - you always look so great and do such fun things together! SO glad you kept dancing Pat.........and J, you must have said the right words and taken the correct dance steps!

Thanks for the memoir challenge - I'm working on it now. Think I'll do a French inspired one as that seems to be the story of my life these days. And to think I'm really a true Brit!!!!!

Thanks for always stopping by - please come in person some day - I know it will be fun.
Hugs - Mary.

Deb said...

Love your 6 word memoir Pat. What a wonderful couple you and J are!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Congrats on one year, it goes by fast doesn't it! I loved your 6 word memoire! We got MORE snow coming in tonight but you should be safe!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Pat, I loved your memoir. It's so precious. And even though it's only early March I am wearing my flip flops too.:) Yeah for the early time change Sunday. ~ Lynn

the feathered nest said...

Hi Pat, can't wait to see what you're up to we that furniture re-arranging! Loved your memoire!


Andi said...

Thanks for the I'll have to think about it a bit. I'm so glad you and J danced on. Great memoir and picture of you two.

Congratulations to Sharon!

Looking forward to more re-do pictures too!

Rose Mary said...

I like your 6-word memoire! Great pic of you and your hubby, too! I'm looking forward to seeing your pics of the kitchen. I am doing a little bit of work in mine, too, and hope to post some pics in a couple of weeks. Nothing fancy or expensive, just some paint and new shades on the windows.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a sweet post!! You and your honey make such a pretty couple. 1982 was a great year in our household too because it was the year our oldest son was born.

Rosemary said...

That is so sweet Pat!!
I love it.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loved your six word memoir! It was lovely...I am looking forward to your decor change...

KJ said...

Love it! Your Meme is wonderful, and you two are quite a pair! I can see that the dance has been a happy one!

Congrats to Sharon!!! It looks like Sharon is scoring big in many ways!

Huge Hugs,

Tara said...

Nice to see you! You look like a very happy gal!

Sandi McBride said...

Now that is just beautiful. You need to frame that picture and have the words put under it, along it, but somewhere on the picture...really beautiful

Suzanne said...

Pat,I love your new banner and your six word memoire. You both look so very happy to be dancing together. Love to see what you've been rearranging in your kitchen/breakfast area!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat...

Your banner is wonderful, what a nice couple you make, glad you're still dancing !!

Have a nice week-end, can't wait for the pics.''

Kathy :)

ps And YES time to SPRING ahead

Robyn said...

Congrats to your winner! And love the pics today! Well...I love them everyday! LOL!

Linda said...

Hi Pat, what a lovely memoir. You are a darling couple...this is the best picture. Linda

Mary Isabella said...

I love the header. Congraulations to the winner.....

Esther Sunday said...

Congrats to Sharon! And, you two make such a sweet couple! Keep on dancin'! Love, Esther

DebMc said...

Sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

Love the photo at the top of your blog. Inspiring!

Judy said...

I love your new "springy" banner. I'm ready for spring myself....I'm in Birmingham tonight (about an hour north of Montgomery) babysitting and there is a forecast for snow. Now, here in the South, everything shuts down if there is snow....sooo I'm hoping it won't stick and I can get home at a decent time tomorrow.
We'll be getting out Easter stuff and I can finish up my decorating so I can post pics before Easter comes and goes!

XOXO - Judy

The Decorated House said...

Dear Pat,
Are you sure she won? LOL
I'm sure she thinks it's about time she got one of the give aways.
Happy Anniversary! What a great year it has been. You have added such light and goodness to BlogLand.

It's late so I'll be back to finish catching up. Love that sweet picture of you Mr. J.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Pat, I love your new banner.

I like your story. . . and we danced on. Very romantic!!



~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Pat!
I'm so excited about the time change tonight! It's wonderful having more daylight in the evening. You two are a beautiful couple ~ dancing keeps you young....we still dance every weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Rue said...

Hi Pat!! Thank you so much for coming to see my new blog. I'm trying to get a hang of this, so any suggestions are welcome :) I actually had your blog saved and haven't had a chance to read it yet. I had no idea that you were an RMSer when I found it. Small world, huh? Have a great day today and thank you again!
Rue :)

BittersweetPunkin said...

I like that homey pot I see there....
I likes your 6 word memoir...very sweet.

Southern Heart said...

Pat, I love your new banner! Spring can't come soon enough, can it?

I also enjoyed reading your memoir, it was so touching!

BTW, thanks for coming to see me "both places". :)

Pamela said...

he looks so pleased.

cityfarmer said...

You two are so darn cute!!!! husband and I met country dancing...we are still the best two steppers out on the floor when ever we go out for the night...that was 12 years ago.

Adriann said...

Congrats to the winner! Sweet pic of you and J.

Spring is coming! Love your banner!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is the best 6 word memoir I have seen!
I always love stopping by the back porch =D

Nan said...

I love your six word memoir. That's so nice that you and your husband keep dancing.

lindaharre said...

What a darling couple.....always having so much fun together:D Does the heart good!!!!!

Southern Heart said...

Pat, Just wanted to let you know that I posted about Dixon Gallery/Gardens...the one I told you about awhile back.

Hope you're having a good week!

Susie Q said...

This was beautiful!! Such a happy couple!!