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Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm Back!! 200th Post Giveaway

Hello Everyone! I have so much to tell you!

First - the reason I have been missing in Bloglandia is that I took a 10 day trip to ITALY!! It was lovely...I will do a complete post with pictures in a few days....

Second - It is my 200th POST blog!! So I am having a GIVEAWAY!! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. The winner will receive a custom mosaic frame - created just for you, in the colors you choose. Shabby? French Country? Love Blue and White? You name it and I will try to create it for you. The basic frame is shown below - before mosaics. It measures 11x9 and holds a 5x7 picture.


I am sure there will be a couple of little extra surprises in the gift package too. So start entering! This contest will end Monday April 14th at midnight EST...


Oh! One more thing :-). I will still be continuing to fluff, repaint, redecorate and rearrange for the next few weeks and then I will have a post about all the doings here in my home.

144 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Italy! Oh how fun! I can't wait to hear all about it:>) I am sure you have some fun stories to tell and beautiful pictures to share with us. Fun give-away too. I know it will be beautiful when you are finished with it. I only have 3 days left on my moonlughting job, yay! Next week I plan to just catch up with everyone, but I had to check back with you today to see what youu were up too. So good to have you back Penny!

cjan said...

Welcome Back Penny!! We have missed you!! And a trip to Italy... You must have had so much fun!! I look forward to some neat posts and updates on your trip. Did you get to any Flea Markets?? I hear they are wonderful.

Hugs,
Jan

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Wow! A trip to Italy. That is the one place hubby wants to go someday. I cannot wait to hear and see all about it. Oh please, please count me in for a mosaic giveaway. I would be thrilled to win. Welcome back. Boy have I missed you. I did enjoy my trip to Charlotte, however it was cold and rainy.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Kentucky Bound said...

Benvenuto a casa!!!!
I can't wait to hear all about your trip and see the pictures.

Congratulazioni on your 200th post! I think I only have 158 more to go and I'll be caught up to you!

Blessings!
Liz

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

HI Penny how nice to have you back I ca't wait to see yur trip pictures and pics of what you have been doing around your house.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Carey said...

Wow....10 days in Italy! That is so awesome! Welcome back! Ive missed reading your posts. I cant wait to hear all about your trip, I bet it was beautiful!
Congrats on your 200th post1

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! :)

Tara said...

Penny
What an incredible experience! Good for you!

Enter me please!Missed you!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Welcome back, Penny! My you do have a lot yo tell us.... can't wait to see the pictures! How fun :-) Rosie

rpm said...

I want to hear about the food in Italy...was it good? I love your work and love where you live! Enter me in the giveaway..I'd love to have a piece of your work.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Welcome back Penny - a trip to Italy how wonderful. I used to live in Venice for about a year when I was barely 18. I loved Italy. I am looking forward to the pictures of your trip and what you've been doing around your home.
Congrats on your 200th posts. It'll take me forever to get to that number...lol

:o)
Tam

Cyndy said...

Wow, Italy! How nice. Welcome back. I've missed your postings. Looking forward to hearing about your trip. Please, enter me in the give away.

Cyndy

Rosanne said...

Italy! How wonderful! And the chance to win one yout items is great, you are so generous!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh Penny! I can't believe you were in Italy ~ that's my dream! I've missed you and I'm glad you're back. Looking forward to pictures!
Please enter me in your giveaway!
Love the music by the way.
Hugs,
Donna

Anonymous said...

Oh wow...please count me in...Did you make it to Florence? Bella Tuscano!
Sue :)

Mary said...

Remember you saying a Tuscany trip was in the works but didn't realize you were going right now!! Such a surprise - hope it was as fabulous as my trip there few years back - loveliest place on earth!

Well dear, congrats. on your 200th post, all of which have been delightful. Please enter my name in your wonderful drawing - a Lavender Hill Studio mosaic would be a fabulous addition to any room.

Welcome back - missed you.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me Penny :)

Italy oh how nice...we have friends leaving on the 12th. My mother is Italian. Pls. tell us all about it...I can't wait to hear.

So glad you're back,
Kathy :)

Kristine said...

Wow I can't wait to hear about Italy! I recently found your beautiful blog and have been drooling through your archives. I love your mosaics - you are SO TALENTED!

Utah Grammie said...

Wow - 10 days in Italy!? How wonderful! I have been checking in every day and am so glad you're back and sharing your photos with us. Welcome home!
Colleen

Meggie said...

Wow! Italy! How cool is that?! Welcome back, Penny. Can't wait to see your photos and stories of your trip AND your home projects.

M.KATE said...

WELCOME BACK, have missed all your wonderful works. happy weeekend :)

Shelley Jo said...

How exciting! My youngest dd sooo wants to visit Europe one day. She wants to visit the islands off the coast of Italy, especially for her honeymoon. I can't wait to hear the details of your trip. Glad you're back safe and sound.

Laurie S. said...

Italy!!! I am green with envy! I hope you had a wonderful trip, can't wait to see some pics.

Laurie S.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Penny! That is where my husband and I say we are going if we EVER win that lottery..lol I can't wait to see some pics. Oh and a blog giveaway~ pick me pick me...pretty please with icing on top..
Stephanie

Fated Follies Studio said...

Penny, Congrats and how fun on the trip! I can't wait to see your pictures. My husband tells me it is lovely there. I wish I could see. Well, at least I'll be able to on your blog. Take care!

Susan H said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip! I really enjoy your post and photos!
Susan

Sallie said...

Oh, WOW! A trip to Italy sounds so wonderful and refreshing!! I love the music on your blog, too!

Welcome back, and congrats on your 200th post :-)

God bless,
Sallie

Magnolias and Moonlight said...

Hi Penny,
Italy...that's my dream trip...can't wait to hear all about it and see the pics!
Love your blog, wonderful upbeat posts and the lovely pieces you create! Thanks for all your effort in creating such a fun and informative blog to visit each day.

My Pink Boutique said...

Wow! Italy! I'm so happy for you, Penny. Can't wait to see the pics! And for your give-away....I hope I win. Glad you're back.

Hugs,
Kimberly

Wendy said...

Italy! How fun. Tell us about it.
Your work is beautiful. Ü

hoganfe said...

Penny so glad you are back - can't wait to see the pics of Italy!
xo
mary
hoganfe handbags

Heidi said...

How fun is that to run off to Italy for 10 days. I can just picture you and DH sitting on a terrazo with a glass of wine. I am sure being away will have given you more insight and desire to start your 'fluffing' in the house once again. I know as we are doing things too that it can feel overwhelming.

Congratulations on your 200th post!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Carol Van Rooy said...

My cousin got married in Italy... beautiful.

Count me in on the frame... can't wait to see what you do with it.

Thanx again for the great post giveaway.

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Oh, how lovely. I love the sunflower pictures, especially the one with the clouds and sun ~ stunning. Glad you had a wonderful time and are back safely.
Alexandra

The Going Blog said...

Italy--wow that sounds like a great vacation destination. I'm glad you were able to get away and go and now it's back to your beautiful mosaics.Yea! I'm a blue and white kinda girl should I get chosen :-) Lovin the music while I read and write

LW said...

Penny,
Glad you are back, …Italy! Oh you lucky girl..

Happy 200th post, looking so forward to the next 200...
Wonderful gift for the giveaway, please add my name…

Louise

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a glorious reason to be gone for so long! Italy! Wow!

Congrats on your 200th post and thank you for adding my name. ;D

Katie & the boys said...

Italy! How exciting...I'm sure you've been inspired in your art by visiting such a wonderful country!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

OK, Penny. I can't wait to hear all about Italy. I've been bugging Vann to take me there. Please enter me in the drawing. Good to have you back, friend. You've been missed.

Vera said...

How fun, I can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures. Love your blog. Please enter me in the drawing.
http://www.myquiltblog.com/Vera/

pammiejo said...

We made a trip to Italy 2 years ago and loved it! We did Turin, Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, and Florence. I made a slide show backed up with lovely Italian music (like yours) and have relived that trip many times! Please enter me in your drawing - I love blue and can just picture your gorgeous mosaics in my home!
http://pammiejoandfriends.blogspot.com/

Bevelry said...

Penny, we all missed you so. And, a trip to Italy - totally exciting and wonderful.

Congratulations on number 200. That is 200 times that you have shared your style and smile with others.

Thank you

Dawn said...

I'm glad that you had a wonderful trip in Italy, but the selfish side of me is even happier that you are back! We missed your posts and pictures of your gorgeous work something awful!! :)

Scrappy Jessi said...

happy 200th!!
wow what a great trip!
oxooxx,
jessi

Sugar Bear said...

Oh Italy is one of my very favorite places! The people, the sites, the food ahhh!
Karla

fromthepines said...

I love italy! Hope you had fun. This would be a great prize!

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful adventure & I will look forward to hearing more!
Please count me in for the drawing, your work is just wonderful! Thanks, Bramble

Brenda said...

Wow Italy.. I missed you so much and came by everyday.Wondering what in the world can be going on? Now I know you were having a ball.
Happy you are home safe. I would love to be entered for your give away. What an honor to have something you made in my home. Because you are about to make it big!!!! lol with all your popularity. Missed you much,Brenda

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Oh Penny - I am so jealous for your trip to Italy! Can't wait to see some photos :~) I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!!! Congratulations on 200 posts!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, you lucky lady...Italy! Can't wait to hear about it, that's one of my very favorite places that I've ever been.

Count me in the drawing!

Rhoda

Dianne Wood said...

Hi Penny,
I can't wait to see your pictures and hear all about your trip. I thought about you often and tried to picture what it was like there. I didn't tell a soul....:)
Good to have you home.
Hugs to you and Kent,
Dianne

CIELO said...

Welcome back, Penny... glad to hear you had a great time. We all missed you and are happy to return to your lovely house and see you hear again... :)

Have a great weekend.

Cielo

BailiwickDesigns said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! And congratulations on your 200th post - I look forward to seeing the completed frame for the lucky winner. ::Jill

Ruth Welter said...

Glad your trip was good Penny...Italy is one of the places I want to visit someday. share some photos when you can.

Please, enter me in your give away.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on this milestone in your blog! It is nice to hear you had a lovely trip and can't wait to hear more details. I missed you while you were away.
Have a lovely weekend, and again congratulations!

the feathered nest said...

Welcome back! You've in Italy!! Well I can't wait to see the photos and hear all about it!

Congratulations on your 200th post - I'd love to be entered!

Manuela

BittersweetPunkin said...

Thanks Penny! I have been away too although I didn't get to go to Italy...LOL...congrats on your 200th post...I will be away next week prolly too...but I will be popping in when my schedule allows...can't wait to see your pics of your trip!
Hugs,
Robin

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh YOU LUCKY GIRL to have gone to ITALY!!! I am so happy to hear that you had a great bloggy break and I so look forward to hearing about your trip. I have never been so I can pretend to go via you!! :)

Please enter my little name in the drawing. Wow! I just know that whatever you create is going to be fabulous-O!! (that is my Italian!)

Have a devine weekend and enjoy the fluffing!

xo
Becky

LivingTheLife said...

Well...Penny...you HAVE been busy...aren't you just a sneaky little thing...ITALY...didn't you just LOVE it!!! My! oh My! what an exciting bit of news...glad you are back and can't wait to hear about your trip. I need to know ALL the details...well, maybe not ALL of them...but where, when, how, and all that kind of stuff. I love ITALY!!

Welcome back...you were missed. While you are catching up, please check out my blog...I just posted about some BIG news!! No grandbabies...but it is a child of sorts...for my daughter...check it out and let me know what you think!

Happy Homecoming...blessings...
Teresa

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, what a great giveaway!

Please, please, please let me enter.

Big congrats on the 200th post!

Sharon
star_0422@yahoo.com

Esther Sunday said...

First, congrats on 200 posts! Lucky for us!!! Please count me in! Italy? You go girl!!! Love, Esther

Penny said...

Welcome home! I have missed your posts -- congratulations on hitting #200!

PAT said...

Hi Penny, welcome back. Wow, a trip to Italy! I can't wait to hear about it.

Congratulations on your 200th post. I'd love to win the frame!!

Pat

Jillian said...

Oh Wow! Can't wait to see some of your Italy pics. How neat...please enter me in your giveaway while I'm here, how precious! Also, stop by my blog if you get a chance, I'm having a giveaway, too!!!!

Susie Q said...

Oh Penny. You have been missed so much. And Italy...I can not wait to hear all about it. I dream of it and hope to get there soon. I am so happy for you and know you had a wonderful time!

We re did our dining room and you were an inspiration to me...I mentioned that on one of my recent posts. And the rabbit tray is at the forefront of the new table decor!!

Congratulations on your 200th! We are all the richer for you beginning this blog. You are a blessing to me.How generous of you to offer such an amazing gift in honor of your 200th.
I know you will set the blog world on it's ear with the number of comments you get!!!

Welcome home and big hugs!!

Love,
Sue

Miss Jean said...

Yea, Penny's back! Boy, when you take a break, you take it in style!!!! I can't wait to see your pictures.

Welcome home!

daisy cottage said...

(((Penny))))
Welcome home AND I'm so excited to hear about your getaway to Italy!!! Wow!
How wonderful!!!

xo,
Kim

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Welcome Home my sweet friend:

So happy you got away to lovely Italy but so happy you are home to share with us....

Love,

Debbie Kay

Linda said...

Hi Penny, welcome back! Oh, Italy how wonderful I look forward to pictures and hearing all about your holiday. Love the music....beautiful...Volare.It was very popular the summer I spent at Lake Tahoe, happy memories.
Congratulations on your
200th post, please include me in your lovely give away. Hugs,Linda

Toni said...

Welcome back...I bet Italy was a great time...I would like to go there someday...since thats where my family is from...I cant wait to see you pics..Toni

Pat said...

Ahhhhh...Italia! My husband's homeland! I know you had a wonderful time and ate lots of fabulous food. :-) I can't wait to see your pictures.

Please enter my name in your contest --and CONGRATULATIONS on 200 blog posts!

Hugs, Pat

cathy said...

Italy! Yes, we must hear all about it, the laundry can wait!

Kelley said...

Somehow I thought you've been MIA because you were elbows deep in grout! Delighted to hear you were off on a vacation! Can't wait for the details! Please add my name to the hat, Kelley

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Penny!
You lucky lucky girl! What an incredible journey to take. Only a dream for many of us. It will be so exciting to go on a such a trip with you through your eyes. I have truly missed you and all your beautiful ideas and words of encouragement. We've been working hard on decorating changes,updates,and the dreaded spring cleaning at our house. Still trying to figure out where it all comes from! Will be posting some of our recent changes soon. Congrats on your 200th Post!! A GREAT milestone! You're an inspiration to us!

HUGS!
Sherry

Michelle said...

Italy! How wonderful..

Welcome back, you were missed! Congratulations on 200 posts.

Michelle

Adrienne said...

Penny - I missed you but I'm so glad you were in Italy and had a good trip. It's better than staying at home to work! I can't wait to see your pictures and hear about your trip. And your give-away is exciting. Please include me. ~Adrienne~

Carletta said...

Welome Back Penny!
Mornings haven't been the same without you.
Italy - oh my - you must know we are all waiting eagerly to hear and see about your trip and...the changes at home too!
Congrats on your 200th post - a job well done and an inspiration for sure!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Well Miss Popular, everyone loves you and missed you so much. I can tell by all the comments. In the short time I have blogged with you, I know the reason. Your a sweet soul. I have to be in on that give-away but I may be competing with hundreds of others LOL. I will be back to see those Italy pics. My hubby is Sicilian and his Father came to New york and then later put up roots in San Deigo. We are planning a trip but it will not be for a few years.
I want to know how I missed the Rooster parade.....my kitchen is full of them. I will have to post a pic this weekend. Glad you are back!

Hope said...

Hi Penny,
I've been away for a while and was stopping by to catch up only to discover that you've been away too...far away!! lol Italy, wow! Can't wait to see your pictures. I also discovered that I'm just in time for your 200th post giveaway! Congrats to you. I would love to win a picture frame mosaiced (is that a word?) by you. Who wouldn't?? :O)

Can't wait to see how you have fluffed, painted and redecorated too!!

Hugs,
Hope

The Rose Room said...

ITALY! Divine! Congratulations on 200 posts:) Looking forward to future Italy and fluffing posts:) Rachael

NeereAnDear said...

Sounds wonderful ....congrats on your 200th post

JO

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Lucky you! Italy! I can't wait to see the photos!

How sweet of you to do a giveaway and make it special for the person who wins!

A Romantic Porch said...

Penny, So glad you got to go to Italy! How wonderful! Your giveaway idea is so adorable. How sweet and generous of you! Love,Rachel

Natasha Burns said...

Yay so glad to hear you got back safely and had a fantastic trip! I can't wait to hear about it, you know how much I adore that part of the world!!
How generous of you to do this giveaway, who wouldn't love to win one of your masterpieces! Congrats on the 200th post! Gosh I remember your first one!

Deb said...

Hi Penny
A trip to Italy - how fantastic! Congratulations on your 200th post. What a generous giveaway!

Thirkellgirl said...

And here I was picturing you slaving away with little tile-splinteres in your fingertips, while I patiently awaited your return. All the time you were drinking chianti in Italy! Can't wait to see your photos. I'm sure you're all inspired now!

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
I missed you. I kept on checking your blog to see if you were online again.
Italy!! Wow!! What a wonderful place to have a vacation. I can't wait to hear all about it and see some pictures. I'm sure you had a fabulous time.
Hugs Rhondi

Mary Isabella said...

Welcome home and welcome back to blogland. You have been missed. I can't wait to see the pictures from your trip. Italy how wonderful. Thank -you for your prayers for my husband. He is in alot of pain . They had to do more than first expected and had to remove some of the muscle. Have a beautiful weekend........Smiles

Nora Lee said...

Penny,
I can't wait to see your pics and stories about your trip to Italy. Congratulations on your 200th post as well!

Sandra

Colors of Me said...

What a wonderful vacation - Italy is just gorgeous!!! Being Italian, I would love to go visit, but will have to wait until my kids are older LOL!! Can't wait to see pics!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Well you lucky girl you! I went to Venice a year ago, magical place!

Wow, see how much everyone missed you? People were getting worried! So glad you are back safe and sound and happy happy 200th post!

Can't wait to see the photos of your trip!

xoxo

Melissa

Barbara said...

Hi! Penny
Ages and ages since I first came across your post so feel a fraud entering your giveaway advertised on Vee's vlog.
How I love the mountains of north Carolina and to have a studio there must be great for inspiration.
Congratulations on your 200th post.

The Feathered Nest said...

Welcome back sweet Penny!!!! And Happy 200th post! We missed you here in the Land of Blog....but how wonderful, a trip to Italy!! I can't wait to see your photos. I have to tell you, I just loved your feature in Romantic Country! Your work is so beautiful ~ Please enter me, I would so love to own one of your pieces of art! xxoo, Dawn

Sandi McBride said...

Welcome Home Penny...actually...lucky girl and you said not a word. I'm so happy you had a great time, but happier you are back. Oh, if I were to win, French Country for my Darling Ariana's latest photo, please! The music is wonderful, by the way
hugs
Sandi

twinkleshabbystar said...

WELCOME HOME!!! CONGRATS ON YOUR BIG 200!!!!! I've yet to make 100 yet! hee! hee! Looking forward to seeing pics of your trip and CANT wait to see your new changes to your home! SMILES!!! XO, JEnn

Michelle said...

Welcome back, Penny and many congrats on your 200th post! Looking very forward to seeing pics of your trip and hearing all about it! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Michelle

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Dear Penny, yay! Thank you for inviting me to your 200th post give-away. How exciting:)

CAn't wait to see your Italy pictures.

thank you,
jeannie

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Penny! Happy 200th post! I would love to be included in your giveaway. Italy sounds magnificant, and can't wait to see your pictures! Have fun fluffin' this week, can't wait to see those pictures too.
-Karoline

Holly (Nickname) said...

oh, lucky you! Italy..it must have been amazing! So glad you are back in Blogland and congrats on the 200th post!
Love the Italian music...I am ready for a gondola ride with a nice glass of vino!
XXXOOO Ruth

Back Through Time said...

Can't wait to see your photos from your trip! What a fun give away~ One of YOUR wonderful pieces!! Congrats on your 200th!!
Michelle

Cottage Contessa said...

oooohhhhh Italy? You went to Italy?? Please, do tell all the delicious details! Glad to have you back home safely Penny sweetie, and I can't wait to see your fluffing photo's around your home! I'd love to be entered into your prize draw if sending to Australia is ok, if not that's ok, I can certainly understand that! Have a wonderful day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Joy said...

Wow Penny, I had to scorll down FAR to make this comment! lol

Italy, how wonnderful, can't wait to see some pics.:)

Congrats on your 200th post!

Joy

Anonymous said...

April 14....the anniversary of my first kiss with my husband OH SO MANY years ago!!!! So maybe this will make me lucky. Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to win your lovely frame. XXXX Annie from San Diego

Counting Your Blessings said...

Italy?? I'm so jealous! My husband and I have been hoping to go for many years. We may get there yet. Blue and White, huh? Did you see the new Victoria? Fits right in. Blessings... Polly

mascanlon said...

I can't wait to see the photos and here the stories!

COLLS GARDEN said...

Oh Penny, I am SOOOOO envious. We are trying to save to go to Italy, but other things keep getting in the way & it's so far from here & so expensive for the plane tickets. But, I keep hoping. I'm sure you had a fabulous time, can't wait to see the pics. Congrats on your 200th post. Hope I win, would love to own something you have done.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Kathy said...

Hi Penny: Just sent you an e-mail because I wasn't sure how to Post but the contest got me to figure it out. I also just returned from Italy. My husband and I just had a glass of white wine (that I brought back) to celebrate our 28th anniversary. I love the Italian music on your blog. Hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Kathy

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh my goodness!! Italy! How wonderful! Can't wait to see your photos!Congratulations on your 200th post! Please include me in your wonderful giveaway! I would love to have one of your beautiful mosaics!
Barbara

Linda said...

Hi Penny,
Oh WOW a trip to Italy, you lucky lucky girl, I thought that you might just be having a break to catch up on some work, but a trip to Italy that is just wonderful, can't wait to see the photos.
Cheers Linda

DEBBIE G. said...

Penny... Congrats on your 200th!! & your trip sounds wonderful!!!
I love your music on your blog..
Do they have shabby chic in Italy?? lol I am sure they do..just a different version..I love it all!! Your mosaics are very beautfuil..Welcome Back!!
Hugs..
Deb:)

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Penny!!

So glad you are home safe and sound, we thought about you every day and can't wait to see the photos when you get organised! There is so much to do after being away and to restore the body's clock too!! Congratulations on your 200th post, that is a sensational milestone! Please enter us in your wonderful giveaway!!

Benvenuti a casa Penny and Kent!!

Huge hugs!!
Jenn and Jacqui xo

TinaTx said...

How wonderful! Can't wait to hear all about your trip - hope you took lots of pics!
Congrats on #200!

Bek said...

Congrats on your 200th post, I just found you blog and really enjoyed reading it.
Lucky you going to Italy:)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Congratulations on the 200th post!
Quite a milestone.

I'm celebrating a blog-iversary myself this week. :)

Kimberly

Rose said...

Congratulations, Penny!! 200. Wow! That's a lot of posts. So happy your still blogging because I love visiting you.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

wow! Over 100 comments before I got here. Penny you are so loved here in blogland. When I was in Italy I got to "drive" a gondola and I drove it right up to the back door of a ristorante and bought a bottle of wine and continued on down the canal....oh my ...what fun times. Please enter me in your give-away. xo Lynn
P.S. The music is fabulous!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Wow! Italy! One of our dream spots for an adventure. I hope you had a wonderful time and that it was beautiful and spring-like there. Can't wait to see photos!

Hugs,
Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

KarenHarveyCox said...

Penny, Oh, it sounds from the music that you fell in love with Italy. What a wonderful surprise! Please include me in your lovely giveaway. Congratulations on your 200th post. Looks like by the number of comments, that your blog is such a popular one!!! Happy Decorating. Blessings, Karen

Mel said...

Penny, I can't wait to hear about your trip to Italy and see some pictures too. I am envious - that is one place I've always wanted to visit! I also hope you will post of picture of your mosiac frame once you are done with it. Ooh, how I love the artistic creations of others..and contests, to boot!

Melanie

La Tea Dah said...

I'm going to enjoy seeing how you turn that plain little white frame into something fantastic! I'm eager to hear about your trip to Italy --- and would love to be entered in your drawing.

LaTeaDah

Naturegirl said...

Penny! OMG..you've been to Italy already and now back!! I must email you and get some musts for when I go!!!
So pleased that you are back and so pleased that I met you through your amzing inspiring interesting blog!! CONGRATULATIONS on your
200th! hugs and kisses NG xoxo

paru's_circle said...

congrats on your 200th post!! ahh.. Italy!! if only i knew.. i might have been able to meet you(dont live in italy.. close enough.. though)
thansk for coming over to my blog.
hugs
P

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

I would love to be entered into your fabulous giveaway!!! I would be so giddy to win :) Can't wait to read your posts on Italy, how fabulous!
blessings,
Amy :)

Classic Charm said...

Penny, wow you were in Italy - my dream vacation, I can't wait to see your wonderful photos of your fabulous trip! Gosh, I'm entering in on the end of this aren't I, sorry I've had a hectic week, and haven't visited anyone this week. Phew, glad I made it just in time! Boy wouldn't that blue and white look great in my new guest room. Crossing my fingers!
Hugs and welcome back,
Rose

Deborah said...

Oh Penny! I missed that you were going to Italy...you didn't tell me! I would have been packed and ready to go. I want to see those photos!

I am so proud of you, my blogger friend! I saw you in my new ROMANTIC COUNTRY! Congratulations!

Also, congratulations on your 200th post! I would love to enter your giveaway.

Hugs,
Deborah

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Italy! What fun!
Love the sunflowers, and congratulations on your 200th post!

Nen said...

oooh penny! i would love to be entered in this give away!!!

looking forward to seeing the pictures of your trip!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow, congratulations on our 200th post!!! Am looking forward to your posts on fluffing up your house!

Tutti Chic said...

I am SO happy you were in Italy & not fighting the flu or something unpleasant like I thought when you took some time off! Can't wait to see the Pictures Penny! congrats on your 200th post~xo chris

Tracie said...

Ciao Penny!
How very great for you - I sure hope you had enough gelato for you and me (that would be a lot in my case!). So, so neat! I can't wait to hear about your trip and see photos.
Rome, Capri - oh, the Sorrento Coastline? I can't wait to hear!
I also want to see your house, Penny. And you're having a give-away, 200 already? I love that you show a Sunflower, theme, theme, theme? Let's see the changes! I've missed you.
Dolce Arrivederci!
xo~Tracie

Marcela said...

Congrats on your 200th post.
I can't wait to see all your pictures!
Hugs
Marcela

Debe said...

I can't stand it!! You are the third person in my universe who just went to Italy. My husband is Italian and has 2nd removed family in Rome and WE HAVE NEVER BEEN!!! Not your fault, glad you had a fabulous trip!! Welcome home.

Stacey Huston said...

Italy, what a fantastic Place to go on vacation. I love you music, Did you bring it back with you, or did you have it prior to going. I bet the architecture was fanatastic to see in person. YOu have a great blog here and I hope to return often.Thanks for
sharing
Stacey Huston

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Oh...I am so jealous of your trip!! I can't wait to see the pics and find out all of the details!!! Please do enter me in your giveaway and give us all the trip details soon! Welcome back and congrat's on your 200th! Angie

Sue said...

Penny,
Your trip sounds fabulous, can't wait to see photos and hear the details. My computer has been broken for three weeks but is fixed now and just in time to sign up for a chance at your darling frame.
Congrats of two hundred fabulous posts.
Hugs,
Sue

Pear Street Studios said...

Wow Penny!
Congrats on your 200th post!! You've come a long way baby!!! :)
Hugs! JEnnifer

emily said...

Your trip looked wonderful! I would love to go to Italy! Please enter me in your giveaway! Congrats!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Oh I am so glad that you were able to fulfill your dream!!! Looks like so much fun, culture and amazing sightseeing!!! I would love to see all 177 photos!!!!
Congrats on your 200th post!!!!
Happy to have you back!! You were missed!!!

Brandy said...

Wow, congrats on 200 posts!!

Daffodil Hill said...

So glad you are back! Sounds like a wonderful, romantic vacation. I LOVE your new music.

Cathy said...

Welcome back and Happy 200th! Great pictures!

Cathy

cottage remnant said...

Wow... you are a popular girl :0)
I have seen some of your wonderful projects in my magazines....love them, especially that Tea-Cart.
Will pop back to see some more of your treasures...
Thanks for sharing.

Cindy

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

What a wonderful vacation, Penny! I loved all of the photos and the music. It is one of my dreams to go to Italy...thanks for sharing!

restyled home said...

Gulp...those are some slim odds facing me! Mine is the 144th comment! You are a popular gal!!

Anything you'd make would be a treasure...a picture frame, how generous!!