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Friday, April 27, 2012

We have an extra Monday in the month of April, so,  why not celebrate by having a surprise party!! 
What is a What-Not you ask? 
Well, the dictionary at TheFreeDictionary by Farlex .has it as........................
what·not  (hwtnt, hwt-, wt-, wt-)
1. A minor or unspecified object or article. I.E. figurines, glass, china, silver, aluminum, jars, plates, linens, anything that makes a collection       
2. A set of light, open shelves for ornaments I.E. hutch or open cupboard, bakers rack, etagere, 
and according to Wikipedia..................................
what-not is a piece of furniture derived from the French étagère, which was exceedingly popular in England in the first three-quarters of the 19th century. It usually consists of slender uprights or pillars, supporting a series of shelves for holding china, ornaments, trifles, or what not, hence the allusive name. In its English form, although a convenient piece of drawing room furniture, it was rarely beautiful. The early mahogany examples are, however, sometimes graceful in their simplicity.

So, this party will showcase your What-Nots, be it a piece of furniture with your collection in it or just the collection itself. 

Now for info on joining the party check out  pages on Blog Rules and Permalinks
Remember this is a week long party!
They will be removed..this is a blog sharing party!

InLinkz will be available on Sunday night.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Welcome to the Cottage Craft Room Party. We're so glad you came by! Go on down and visit all the linked Craft Rooms. If you'd like to link your Craft Room too, post showcase items you work on (sorry no selling sites allowed), your craft space,  give some organization tips, tutorials, supply tips, anything that'll be inspirational, creative, and fun.

As with the other parties this is a week long fun fest for all to enjoy, so invite your friends and family to come on in and visit everyone's craft room and link in to join the party!!  For more party info check out the Blog Party Rules and Permalink pages. Please remember selling sites will be removed.

If you'd like to know more about joining Etsy Cottage Style go towww.etsycottagestyle.ning.com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We're Having Another Garden Party!

Party-goers can show-off their green thumbs with posts about last season bloomers......plans for this seasons crops or new beds.....can't forget those indoor gardens and bloomers such as terrariums, dishgardens, and trees too How about sharing tips, how-to's, and  even care of botanicals...but, wait, this party includes everything botanically related. That includes posts about your indoor garden rooms, botanical dishware.....glassware.....fabrics......art....ceramic or porcelain. Floral motif crafts you've created. If you collect vintage gardening tools, books, magazines.....it all helps to inspire a 'fertile' mind
Now for info on joining the party check out etsycottagestyle.blogspot.com and go to the pages on Blog   Rules and Permalinks Remember this is a week long party!

They will be removed..this is a blog sharing party!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

What's cookin in your Spring Kitchen? Have any special Easter dishes you cooked up? Any Springtime specialties? Did the Easter Bunny leave anything special? Come on in the kitchen and join us for some warm conversation, delish dishes, and some vintage fun.  Link in and tell us about your collections of vintage cookbooks. If you have old magazines, it's fun to see all the vintage food ads and photos of period kitchen decor. Personal recipes are always a yummy idea. Who doesn't love kitchen kitch, and showcased kitchens are always inspiring. 

Now this is a week long party that happens every 2nd Monday of the month, so, mark the calender.
For Blog Party Rules......sorry. but we have to have some guidelines 8o)........go Here and to find out how to link in  with your permalink go Here. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Market Monday

It's a lovely day to got to the Market! Especially when you can do it from your patio or lounge chair. So get your fav beverage, settle back, and let's take a stroll thru all the Vendors.......................................

Market Monday is a Virtual Flea Market of selling sites featuring everything from OOAK creations and vintage funds to arts and craft supplies. The Market is open all week 24/7 so have fun browsing and hope you find something perfect!

If you are a vendor or would like to be please read below........................................................... 
Market Monday is open to all Vendors with a traditional Website, Selling Blog, Ebay or Etsy site We invite you to link in! The InLinkz is easy to use. Just use your selling site URL in the InLinkz at the bottom of the page

Remember, Market Monday is open to all sellers, whether you are a member of Etsy Cottage Style or not. If you would like to become a Member and join in swaps, chats, groups, etc. Check out the Home Page at http://www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com/ We'd love to see you there.