Home and Garden Thursday



Home and Garden Thursday

You never know what a day will bring. I had only one day off this week, Monday. I checked my email and noticed one from Ruth at Antiques and Teacups. She discovered a Scraper blog that had my blog’s name and was filled with quite a number of complete posts from several of our fellow bloggers. This was quite disturbing news and quite disheartening. I reported this and so did the others, hopefully this will be resolved quickly. What can one do to protect your investment, that what blogging is. You invest yourself, your time, your thoughts, your talent – not to be pirated by someone else. As I do my research, I’ll let you know what I decide to do. First of all, what we all can do is watermark our photos. Here are a few bloggers who describe how this can be done.

Until then – I’m adopting the well used motto, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On‘.

Cheery Cherry Blossoms 11Last week I shared with you the Cheery Cherry Blossom branches I put in two vintage buckets – these are actually from a tree that resides in an abandoned lot. I wish I had these lovelies in my gar

9781440557798.inddI had the opportunity to review this wonderful book, Gardening for Geeks – it would have been one I’d have used while Home Schooling our children – I have already passed it along to my daughter – to help her with her new kitchen garden. I wonder if I’ll get it back.

upcycled_kitchenCountry Woman Magazine shared with me this amazing kitchen done by Christine . Most of the items in this room have been recycled, repurposed and reimagined – you’d love the wonderful ideas shared here.

adelightsomelife.com biscuit and tea breakfastOn Sunday morning Darling Daughter was home practicing her music for church, filling the house with glorious harmony. Outside the sun was shining, the birds were singing  and I was drinking it all in. I made Sausage Gravy and Biscuits for breakfast, but for myself I chose to have honey and butter with Rose Tea. This was a beautiful, harmonious spring morning.

Front Porch Sprucing 10After receiving the news that my blog had been pirated, I needed some garden therapy. I had some grocery shopping to do and a beautiful coupon to one of my favorite nurseries was in the mailbox – I found some beautifully vibrant flowers to fill the pots to stage the beginning of our Front Porch Sprucing.

Here are the Features from last week’s Home and Garden Party:

A Cozy Place called homeShannon at A Cozy Place Called Home created this sweet Bird Seed Gift Jar – and shared a tutorial on how to make it. I am co-hosting a luncheon next month- a garden party – this would make a lovely gift to the ladies!

The French HutchEmily at The French Hutch shared a beautiful garden breakfast set on a lovely white, rusty bistro set – the tablescape filled with gorgeous china, flowers and delicious food. I love the sweet Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt kit – too adorable!

Aiken House and GardenI love to virtually visit Carolyn’s garden She shared on her blog, Aiken House and Garden, her favorite color combinations. Her garden is definitely an inspiration.

LooksLikeWhiteWe do love the homes Renee shares with us at Looks Like White. This house stood out in its amazing architecture and style of furnishing in a mix of Swedish and French decor. Amazing.

tazasycuentosSilvina at Taza y Cuentas (Cups and Stories) shared her creativity in decoupaging Easter eggs – they were amazing and the egg cups she displayed them in as lovely as her collections.

PennyWiseHow adorable are these – Christina at Penny Wise created these adorable Kyaking bunnies and chicks – too sweet!

Ribbonwood cottageDebbie at Ribbonwood Cottage created this gorgeous Cottage Style tablescape featuring hand-painted china by her husband’s grandmother – exquisite.

rosemary and thymeJanet at Rosemary and Thyme shared the reveal of this gorgeous Guest Bedroom – the colors are serene – love how the bedroom furniture turned out painted.

fishtail cottageTracie at Fishtail Cottage shared with us her amazing garden and its transformation over the last six years -very inspiring and very cottage! Tracie hosts a Cottage Garden Party that will begin in May – I look forward to seeing your garden posts there too!

I am thrilled each week by your visits and participation – you are what makes Home and Garden Thursday special!

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  1. Hi Kathy…..thanks for including my Bird Seed Gift Jar among these great group of features. As always, I appreciate that you host this great party. Have a great night!

  2. Wonderful features, Kathy. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.


  3. Hello Kathy! Oh! I’m so happy being featured with my Decoupaged Easter eggs and my Egg-cups here! Thank you very much!
    I’m sorry for your problems with your blog, but you are right, just keep calm, everything will be ok, your blog is fantastic and your parties too.
    Very nice post the one of your Sunday morning with your daughter, so sweet…

  4. Hi Kathy, Very disturbing to find out our photos and posts and even blog titles can be stolen. I hope you will keep us informed with any preventive information. Thank you for including my post from last week in your features. As always thank you for hosting this amazing party each week.

    The French Hutch

  5. Such lovely features…I am not sure what a scraper blog is but I’d love to learn! 🙂

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about the scrapers, Kathy. It’s hard to imagine how someone could do anything like that. Let us know how it all works out, please. The cherry blossoms are gorgeous. What a lovely vignette, too!

  7. Wonderful features! Those biscuits look divine!!! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Hi Kathy,

    I’m so sorry to hear that people have been stealing your blog material; there’s been way too much of that going on these days. It can be quite disheartening at times. I wouldn’t have any idea if people were stealing my posts, but I can’t imagine they would be, because I have such a small blog. Anyway, I hope you get it straightened out.

    These are beautiful posts and blogs that you’ve featured this week — can’t wait to go visit each one! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  9. What beautiful features! Thanks for hosting, Kathy…Christine

  10. Hi Kathy. Some lovely features and thanks for hosting again. What a shame about your posts. I put a watermark on my photos but it seems to me someone could just crop the pic and take them away. Could someone do that? Your cherry blossoms are just beautiful and make home so cheerful this time of year…Happy Wednesday..Judy

  11. Hi Kathy,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your blog posts being stolen; there’s way too much of that going on these days. I hope you get it all straightened out.

    These are gorgeous posts and blogs you’ve featured from last week — can’t wait to visit all of them! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful evening.


  12. Hi Kathy….That was very disturbing, indeed, to hear your blog was pirated. I feel terrible about that and would be very devastated if that happened to me. After all, our blogs are sources or great joy.

    Honestly, I don’t know how to put watermarks on photos but I need to learn. That is for SURE.

    Take care and have a good Thursday. Thanks for hosting! Susan

  13. Je suis absolument navrée et écoeurée d’apprendre une telle bassesse…
    Je vous fais de gros bisous et merci pour vos billets qui m’apportent à chaque fois un grand plaisir.

  14. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos Kathy. Sorry to hear your lovely blog was pirated. I don’t want to comment on what I think of people like that because I’d have to edit it out! I agree that “Keep calm and carry on” and protect your blog is a good motto to follow. Thanks for hosting!

  15. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! I am so sorry to hear that you blog is being copied!! That is awful!!


  16. Thanks for hosting and I hope you’ll be able to stop that pirate, since it’s not Johnny Depp, I allow you to do whatever it takes.

  17. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a blessed day!

  18. So sorry to hear this has happened to you! Thank you for hosting. Have a happy rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. I’m so sorry to hear about what happened- such a same people will take advantage of others creativity-
    on a brighter note Many Thanks for featuring my boating bunnies! I always look forward to your linky parties!

  20. Kathy,
    I hope you can find a way to fix the scraper problem. I love the features you picked. Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  21. Hi Kathy,
    Happy to join the party this week. Thanks so much for hosting. Your blog is always a pleasure to visit. Happy Spring!

  22. Such beautiful pictures and inspiration! I am always amazed at how magazine-perfect everyone’s photos are! It must take a lot of practice to get that good!

    Thank you for hosting,Kathy!

  23. Thanks for featuring my post Kathy! Thanks also for hosting!

  24. Happy Thursday. Thanks so much for featuring my Guest Room Makeover. I am so happy and honored. I do appreciate you hosting each week.

    How awful to find out that someone has the nerve to copy another bloggers post. Please let us know what you find out. I would hate to have this happen to me. It is our time, efforts and creative ideas that are being used and that is not acceptable.

  25. When I need some peace, tranquility and beauty, I can always find it here, Thank you Kathy for a lovely blog.

    • Thank you, Judy. You don’t know how much that means to me and encourages me. I hope you have a blessed weekend


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