Sunday, November 23, 2008

Welcome Home

Welcome home... The Comforts Of Home is a new blog for me. I've decided to separate my home blog from my Lavender Hill Studio blog. My home is so different from the mosaics and vintage lighting I make for Lavender Hill Studio. So I wanted blogs that would truly represent both.

On The Comforts of Home you will see my home decorating ideas, garden ideas, cooking and things that inspire me. On my Lavender Hill Studio blog, I will share my mosaics, both before and after, new projects other than mosaics that I am working on and new art ideas.

So what better way to launch my new blog than with something for the home that I can use while I cook and created by an artist that inspires me? I recently started collecting aprons. Kathy of Kathy's Cottage featured this apron on her blog a few weeks ago. I couldn't resist it.

Kathy always packages her wonderful creations so sweetly! I love the red tissue paper and red checked ribbon.

Isn't this the cutest apron you have ever seen? Look at the sweet black and white dotted ruffles!

Kathy also included this sweet vintage ice skate ornament with lavender ribbon and a couple of very cute gift tags. Thank you Kathy! You are an inspiration to me.

I hope you all add my new blog to your favorites, your blog rolls, google reader and blog follower....Remember, when you see me visit on your blog now I will be visiting from The Comforts Of Home.

Welcome Home,


Shellmo said...

Penny - that apron is so beautiful -almost like a dress to go out in! I will add you to my favorites on my log cabin blog! Can I be added to your links as well?
Congrats on your new blog - I'm looking forward to picking up some ideas for my home! Shelley

Deb said...

What a beautiful new blog Penny ~ I look forward to visiting often.

Kathleen Grace said...

The apron looks great on you Penny!
What a bautiful blog and I am honored to be one of your first posts:>) I so look forward to all the beautiful things you will show us in your home. Twice as much Penny is twice as much fun!

Adrienne said...

Oh Penny, I love this new place of yours. I'll be coming here often to see what you have to share. I saw that apron on Kathy's site and I thought it was just about the cutest. Lucky you! It looks like it was made just for you. And that darling little ornament is so special and sweet. Thanks for sharing this new part of you with us. ~Adrienne~

Jen r. said...

Congrats on your new blog penny!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Penny!

That is simply adorable! what a fabulous Apron!!. I've collected some too, its so much fun! Plus when I cook in them, I feel so much more productive when I have one on, lol, if that makes sense :) lol

I love the colors in that one too! so sweet!!

Have a Fabulous Thanksgiving and I can't wait to see more of your home here!!

xo Cynthia

Catherine Holman said...

Penny, What a sweet apron! I've added you to my google blog reader so I can stay up to date!

Elyse said...

what a nice blog to visit. love the layout and pics. you look adorable in your new apron. just in time for thanksgiving cooking (watch out for cranberry sauce)! xo

Patty said...

Penny you look adorable in the new apron. And I love the new blog. God Bless

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
I love your new blog already! We are all going to have double the fun reading both your blogs.
You look so cute in the apron Kathy made for you. Doesn't she make the nicest things!
HUgs, Rhondi

LW said...

What a pretty apron
and the little skate ornament is the sweetest.
I always look forward to what you post on your blog…
So two blogs will be twice the fun…

I will add this new blog to my link list right now..


see you there! said...

Love the look here. I have to tell you tho, the music playing when I signed on just about knocked my socks off. Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller. My Daddy taught me to dance at a very young age by letting me stand on his brown/beige saddle shoes..and this tune washed me right back to those happy memories. So Welcome Home was sure the right message.

Thanks for giving me a big smile this morning.


Mimi Sue said...

You are one busy girl. It's a great idea, though. How do you get it all done? We need a tutorial! Mimi

Stacey said...

You lucky girl! I saw that on her blog..I'm glad you got it.

Love your new blog. :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I have been admiring aprons lately and this one is really particularly lovely. What a precious ice skate ornament too. I will definitely be adding your new blog to my google blog reader - you are always such a delight!

TattingChic said...

Cute apron! I look forward to seeing more fabulous posts here. The liitle ice skate is adorable.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Penny, You look just adorable in that sweet little apron!! Your blog looks great!!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
What a wonderful idea, you know I will be reading. I too have a apron collection, I will share soon. I'm still having trouble finding the time to blog as much as I would like to. My long 5.5 hours a day commute to work really limits my time.
I do find the time though to rest a minute during the day to read your blog.
Have a great day,

Melissa said...

Congrats on your new blog. It is beautiful.

I can't wait to see what fun things you write about.


the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Penny!

Congratulations on the new blog! I think it's a great idea for you to have two. I saw that apron at Kathy's and I thought it was just the cutest. I love that little ruffly bottom. She's so amazingly talented. It looks cute on you!


PAT said...

Pretty new blog, Penny. I'll add it to my list.

glorv1 said...

Just added your new blog to my followings. This is really nice, I like it very much and the apron is beautiful. Good luck on your new blog. I shall be visiting.

glorv1 said...

I tried adding this new blog to my list of followings and it says your url doesn't have something or other, not sure what it means. I will try again.

glorv1 said...

url does not have a feed is what it said. I don't know what that means.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Congratulations on your new blog!! I just love talking about decorating, gardening, etc.; I know I'll enjoy visiting.
The apron is pretty, and that ice skate is darling!!

Peggy said...

What a great treat...two blogs to read! I've enjoyed your blog for quite a while and add your new address to my list. You look so cute with your new apron! Thanks for such great posts. Peggy from PA

Lavender Dreamer said...

Love your new blog and can't wait to see what you do here! You are a cute apron I said before! Everything looks great!

Sharon Kay said...

Penny.......So glad that your new blog is up and running. I love the header and the look. Looking forward to many wonderful post. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

NeereAnDear said...

Love the banner... looks like this will be quite an interesting place to visit



The Quintessential Magpie said...

Penny, I love your new blog! I want to be sure and put it in my links. I can't wait to see all you have in store for us.

And that apron really is a cutie as is the lady in the apron.

Welcome to your new home!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. I love the cute ornament, too!


Sue said...

Love the new blog....Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Sandi McBride said...

I just love your new home! Well, your new Blog, oh how I love RED! Every thing looks so bright and lovely...and you look just cute as a bug in your new apron!


I just love your new blog Ms. Penny!!
That apron is adorable and I am looking forward to many more wonderful posts!!

Shelley Jo said...

Such a lovely site, Penny!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That apron is so cute on you!!! I'm glad you started a home blog...that was a really good idea! I'll add you to my favorites now!

DEBBIE G. said...

Way to go Ms. Penny!!! Girl you have way too much energy!!! LOL
Love the new blog idea!!!!
The apron is darling sweets!!Sooo cute & so are those skates...lucky you!
Congrats hon.. we will follow..wherever you go:)
Happy Thanksgiving

Diane said...

Hi Penny, I've been watching for you. The apron is just too cute. I'll be back to visit often! ☺ Diane

Nancy said...

Hi Penny, I love your Apron! It looks so pretty! I like your new blog to, I look forward to many wonderful posts here. Nancy

tam said...

Penny that is a very cute apron and I just adore your new blog! Good luck with it! I look forward to all of your post-thanks for the inspiration!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
~Tam :D

Ronda said...

Well Mrs. Penny,
Your new blog is a real hit, and off to a fab start. I will be adding this one to my blog list also. How do you find time for all these things that you do??
Love & Prayers,

Carey said...

Very pretty apron. I look forward to reading your new blog.

Naturegirl said...

Congratulations! Penny I love this idea of another blog from you..double the pleasure for me!
Now the apron is sweet but that ice
skate....precious!!! Love it!!!
Wishing you all the best love ya..NG

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a lovely new blog!
And what a lovely pic of you in that apron!

Jojo said...


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love the apron, it has that certain extra something!!!
Love the idea of two blogs, I really like your decorating style. Have a wondeful day and Thanksgiving if I don't get a chance to leave a comment by then. We are all so busy! A good thing!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Penny, I love your new blog and I love that apron :) I'm so behind on my blogging, I can't wait until this week is over - I'll be on break until after the first of the year so I'll be visiting and catching up soon!! I love that picture of you by the way :)


Simply Dandy said...

I want your apron...going to check her site out. Love the new blog Penny.


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Penny!

Loving your new blog! I know it is going to be so much fun coming here often! You inspire me!

Cute you, cute apron!!!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You are so cute Penny! I am so glad you got the apron! It is perfect for you and your home!

I got the red headed Angel that Kathy made :) She is so talented!


Meggie said...

Congrats on your new site, Penny. I'll be stopping in, for sure! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sweet Designs said...

Hi Penny,
You are off to a wonderful start, you just look so cute in that apron! I am looking forward to seeing more of your blog posts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pear Street Studios said...

I LOVE your apron and you look so cute in it! Your new blog is wonderful. Congrats!!!