Sunday, April 22, 2012

Where I Blog From Now

I thought you might like to see where I am blogging from in the house we are renting.

I put the sofa table we had in our great room at our other house into the guest bedroom.

When guests come to visit, I will move my computer into my bedroom and place a small flat screen TV on the sofa table, so my guests will have a place to relax in the evening.  The TV sits in the guest room closet right now.

I have been having a lot of fun this past week!  I drove to Greenville to have lunch and go antiquing with Gretchen of Bird Nest Cottage. She has the coziest home.  She greeted me with a welcome sign in her kitchen.

Here is Gretchen in her home.

And here we are sitting on a lovely French sofa in a store in Greenville, SC called Postcards from Paris.

I met another blog friend for lunch yesterday at the Bistro in Biltmore Estate.  Jeanne from Backyard Neighbor came into town to see the flower gardens at the Biltmore Estate and to pick up a mosaic kit from me.

We had a wonderful lunch and had a great time catching up.

You remember, that earlier this week I also had lunch and went shopping with Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen.

Next week I am meeting Jeanne from Perfect Imperfections, while she is visiting in the area!

Are any of you coming to the Asheville area anytime soon?  Let me know and we can meet for lunch and if you have time I can take you to my favorite antique stores!
Welcome Home,


  1. How fun spending time with blogging friends. I'm way behind, I didn't realize you had sold your home.

  2. I had such a good time with you Penny. I can't wait until we are able to get together again.


  3. How fun. I just recently found Gretchen's blog. I do need an Asheville fix.

  4. You have been so fortunate to meet so many blog friends in person! You do live in a great area to entice people to meet you too. Ha! Hope you are feeling settled in your new home now.

  5. Oh, I wish!!
    I'll have to go around and check those blogs, which are, with the exception of Penny's, new to me.

  6. It all looks like so much fun...Gretchen's home is beautiful! I have to visit some of these blogs. Good for you in making online friends the real deal!


  7. Boy, Penny, you are quite the social butterfly lately! : ) It must be a lot of fun to meet all your bloggy friends. I like your new blogging spot. Will you be hanging up any of those gorgeous drapes you made?

  8. How fun Penny! Gretchen has such a pretty home!

  9. Isn't it fun to meet fellow bloggers. How fun that you have met so many this past week. Your pics are amazing. Hugs, Marty

  10. Well you are having all kinds of fun! It's so exciting to be meeting up with bloggers!!

  11. Looks like you had a great time! I love the style of your blog! And we are both in NC! Wonderful state if I do say so myself! :)

  12. Penny,
    That sounds so fun! I love that you are meeting up with blog friends!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  13. Hi Penny! You're on a roll meeting up with blogging friends. I've already seen your sweet little face over at Gretchen's! Oh, and to get to meet Jeanne! She's coming pretty close to me in June and I'm hoping we can get together! :)
    Love your blogging spot! That toile bedspread on the bed is so pretty!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweeti
    Shelia ;)

  14. It sounds like you bloggers are a tight little community (not so little--really!) Here's the funny thing...I went into Postcards from Paris same afternoon you did, spoke to the manager (lovely girl behind the desk)who wanted to take our pic (hubby's and mine) but I demurred since we weren't exactly photo-pic-ready. She told me it was a day for visits by bloggers in that you'd just been in (store's lovely, by the way.) In any case, I'm Biddy Bytes, a blogger from Asheville and Rhode Island, who would love to meet up with you some time...Please visit me at my blog and see what I'm about. We are obviously treading the same path--at almost the same time.

  15. Looks like lots of fun. Wish I could come for a visit! Mimi

  16. Hi Penny,
    What fun! I just noticed, you changed your hair back..Did I just now notice, or is this the first post that you are showing us with your natural hair color back anyway,
    I think you look wonderful!!
    have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  17. You are so much fun Penny and it really shows in the pictures with the others. Hope to see you this summer.

  18. That's so cool that you are meeting up with all these great bloggers! Looks like fun!

  19. Having a versatile room to use is such a boon. We are full to the rafters here in the cottage, since Earl has taken over the office for his work (Which I have NO problem with!)I have moved a desk into an alcove in the living room along with my computer. Time to do some severe sorting and tossing so I can use the space I have more efficiently!

  20. Your new computer spot looks great, I love all the natural light in that room.

    You sure have met a lot of bloggers and always go such great places. BTW, I too noticed and like your hair.


  21. Jeanne told me what a nice visit you had. And, you've been super busy visiting. I know if must be fun.

  22. It's such fun meeting with other bloggers and what a great welcome board. Love the idea.

    Well I would have been in the area in the 80's and 90's but not likely to be again!

  23. Looks like a wonderful time, Penny. I will never forget meeting Jeanne and Bill in Historic Saint Charles. Wonderful day!

  24. Wow Gretchen's home is so charming. I think it's great to meet up with blog pals. I may get the chance soon as I've just found someone in my area.

  25. Sweet home that Gretchen has... LOVE her chandelier. If I ever get down your way will be sure to make a lunch date with you. :-)

  26. I know how much fun it is meeting other bloggers, Penny! I'd love to meet both you and Jeanne one day.

  27. Hi Penny,

    What fun to get to meet all of your blogging friends. I love that Paris shop too. Someday I'll have lunch with you too!

    Have a beautiful week.


  28. Penny, you had a wonderful visit time with your friends and a nice weekend!

  29. Hi Penny, Blogger just lost my comment. Sigh. Here I go again.

    We had a wonderful time on Saturday in spite of the rain. Thank you for your anniversary wishes. We sure had a lovely celebration on our 49 years together.

    It is so nice to meet blogging friends and your post is lovely of Gretchen's home. It is constantly amazing to me when blogging connects us to such wonderful people. I love that about blogging.

    I am still trying to respond to the many good wishes on our anniversary post. If I wasn't so long winded I could accomplish this faster. HA!

    Wishing you sunny days.
    xo, Jeanne

  30. Oh, I wish I was coming to your area! I'd love to visit and spend some time with you. Maybe someday! I loved seeing where you blog - great idea to be in your guestroom and then replace the computer with a TV for your guests. May have to 'borrow' your idea!

  31. Wow! Isn't it amazing meeting bloggers away from blogland! I think that is why I am looking forward to Haven so much!


  32. You are just a busy little bee. How fun to meet all these lovely blogging friends. Great pic.