Sunday, February 20, 2011

Coming Unhinged


I'm so glad my post about my Great Uncle Carl's vintage alarm clocks sparked so many memories for some of you!  It's funny how seeing one little item can evoke such wonderful memories isn't it?!

This weekend Mr. Tide and I ventured out on Saturday for lunch and to run some errands.  It was a beautiful sunny day, by the wind was howling like you wouldn't believe.  When we stopped at a local grocery store, I opened the door on my SUV only to have it ripped right out of my hand by the wind.  The wind was so ferocious that it actually broke the door!  Yup, it was that windy, with gusts of 60 mph at times!  I guess my SUV's door was no match for that kind of wind, and tomorrow we'll be making a visit to the dealership to try and get it fixed!  Oh well, it could have been worse, it could have been blown off the hinges and taken out the group of girl scouts sitting nearby selling their famous cookies!




The whole reason for my trip into the grocery store was to pick up a copy of the latest Country Almanac.  I have two stories in this issue, and I really couldn't wait for my contributor copy to arrive, I'm not very patient!  I was looking forward to seeing both of these articles because both homes belong to amazing women who I consider friends.

The first is a beautiful storybook home located in Virginia.  The owner Lisa is as sweet a person as you'll ever meet and her home is a place where dreams really do come true for her and her family.  She has gorgeous hand painted furnishings throughout and if you pick up a copy you'll see for yourself what a very special house this is!



The other piece I have in this issue is the porch of one of the dearest women I know.  Cathe is one of those women that you love the instant you meet her.  We were lucky to capture her beautiful screened porch to share with all of you.  She has a knack for taking great flea market finds and turning them in to something amazing, as you can tell by the picture above!

I want to thank both Lisa and Cathe for inviting me into their homes and for letting us share their great sense of style with the readers of Country Almanac!

I'm way far behind on replying to comments or returning emails, and I'm not sure that I'll ever get caught up!  I have two stories that are on deadline as I write this, and I'll be visiting a few art galleries this week if my pictures come in by tomorrow or Tuesday.  So instead of pulling my hair out and fretting over it, I've decided I'm going to try something new here on Low Tide High Style.

From now on I'm going to help give a shout out to other bloggers.  It's my way of saying thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, be a follower, or leave a comment.  I appreciate you greatly and so from now on at the end of each post I'll be providing a link to a blog or 3.  Now, in case you're wondering how this is going to work, here's the deal.  The blog will be selected completely at random.  I will draw from my followers, but that's not the only place, because I want people to follow NOT because they think they'll be linked, but because they want to.  So in order to be fair to everyone who visits my blog I'll also pick people at random from the comments and as I stumble across various blogs in my own travels.  There are a LOT of blogs out there so remember it will take a long time to be able to hopefully hit on everyone at some point, impossible I know, but I'll do my best!  Please, please, please be patient as this is a new and hair brained idea on my part, but something I've wanted to try for awhile.  So we'll see how it works and go from there!

I hope you'll find a few new favorite blogs!
I'm Just Beachy

Once In A Blue Moon

Molly Susan Strong

38 comments:

  1. Kat, I will have to go get copies of those. Those are some cute photos.

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  2. Love the idea of placing the links at the bottom of each post. You are such a wonderful person, Kat. :-)

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  3. Great idea...I want to get copies also!!!

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  4. What a great idea kat!!I'm going to look for these magazines.

    Kathy

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  5. Well, for heavens sake, I picked up that issue and thumbed through it the other night and saw those pages. Didn't know you were the photographer! Now I'll go back and read it. Love your idea of giving the shout-outs! We're just women, helping one another. A good thing.
    Brenda

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  6. Congratulations on two more stories in print! I agree that from the photos, both homes look really charming. I'm going to keep my eye out for that issue.

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  7. OH, I forgot to mention that I'm sorry about your suv door. That happened to our last van, when it was less than a year old. Just flew right out of hubby's hand and ripped right back into the front fender. To drive home he had to force it closed, and then my brother had to help him get it open again. The door ended up being fine, but the dealer said we needed a new front quarter panel. Luckily the same older brother is very handy and fixed the hinge and knocked out the fender himself.

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  8. Those homes look lovely. That sure is strong wind. A shame when you had lovely sunshine to enjoy. Your idea is awesome. I love sharing the blog love.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  9. What a good idea, although you are full of good ideas. Cathe's house looks wonderful, wonder what it looks like now?

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  10. what a fabulous job, playing with beauty... no wonder your pics always dazzle me :)

    we are just buying a tiny cottage in need of a past due-over, i adore this porch you shared, gives me many more idea that i already had swirling in my head~

    what a surprise to see me on your blog... i am flattered, thank you for sharing. i adore your style, its a treat to have found you, i look forward to seeing other blogs thru your eyes~

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  11. Love the homes you featured, I will have to go get a copy! Sorry about the car! Hopefully they will be able to fix it soon! Great ideas with the shout outs, you are so sweet!

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  12. Cool idea with the bloggy love, Kat. And congratulations on the features - even though seeing them cost you coming unhinged. Sort of!

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  13. Kat how exciting to see your work in print, I can only imagine how you must feel, Bravo to YOU. I love the idea of giving blogs a shout out. You are so generous and kind and a very supportive blogging friend. Kathysue

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  14. Fun!! I can't wait to see your articles...they look wonderful! I love your blog link idea! It's always fun to find new blogs!

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  15. oh i never seen this magazine...looks yummy...and i alwayz enjoy looking at new blogs ( i follow least 400 ) 1 reason i don't blog takes all my time to follow!! Oh and i think i may have commented here before that it does my heart so good to see so many people that cherish family things i walk through my home everyday and a memory flashes through my mind with a smile from all my keepsakes....and wind in Pa was horrible Sat!!!! have a great week

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  16. Hi Kat - first up just let me say how much I REALLY appreciate the effort you put into sending emails/replying to comments etc. I can only imagine just how full your InBox must get -but you ALWAYS find the time to respond. So special! Secondly, congratulations on the 2 magazines - what a thrill! Both the featured homes (and their owners) look incredible. I will go online tonight to see if there is any way I can get copies here in Oz. Lastly, your new "hair brained" idea is nothing short of brilliant. You could start a whole new concept in blogging with this idea Kat! I can't wait to check out the 3 featured blogs - such a great way to find new blog friends. Well done (and congrats once again!) ;)Sharyne

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  17. How can I get a copy, Ive not seen it on the shelves over this side of the pond!

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  18. How exciting to see your work in a magazine. Sorry to hear about your door.You were lucky you weren't hurt. I love the idea of introducing blogs. I am going back now to visit them. Have a good week.

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  19. Thanks for sharing ~ I'm going magazine shopping today ;-)

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  20. Hi Kat! Congrats on your articles - both rooms look lovely. Did you ever think of featuring rooms that you visit virtually? Our sunroom/conservatory and living room/dining rooms have recently been redesigned and gussied up...Geez, what am I doing?? Never mind, I'm sure you have enough work and many, many other homes to feature! I just got caught up in seeing my home in a national magazine - LOL.

    I wanted to tell you that I just love your new idea about featuring other bloggers on your site. As a matter of fact I visited Once In A Blue Moon and hit the jackpot with a wonderfully honest post.

    It's snowing like the dickens here right now, so beautiful!! Take care my friend!
    Ciao, bella!

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  21. I've always thought that could happen in strong wind Kat, that must have been such a shock for you when it did! And I'm always so excited to see more of your articles and photography featured in magazines. Now I'm off to check out the links you provided, what a fun idea! xo ~Lili

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  22. Good morning, Kat! Congratulations on the articles--the photos are wonderful! I'll have to run out and pick up a copy today!

    Sorry I haven't been by in a few days...been a busy week here! Love your Uncle's vintage clock--those have always made me happy--somethings about the vintage-style numbers--love them!

    Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!

    Julie

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  23. Kat,
    Thanks for the info about the homes and your pics...I will need to get my hands on these. Also love your idea about the blogs at the end of your posts...very sweet of you:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  24. Thanks for getting back to me Kat, what a shame I wont be able to get hold of a copy :( thanks also for the recommended blogs

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  25. Congrats on your pieces coming out Kat! It's such a great feeling of satisfaction to see them and what's great about print is that it lasts forever and ever.

    Appreciate you stopping by to see my hutch which, of course, you've already seen because you wrote about it first! I think that blogger got the photo from LTHS -- in fact, I'm adding that link right now!

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  26. Oh my goodness - congratulations Kat!!!! I may have to go pick up a copy myself! You must be so happy!

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  27. Oh and Lillie and I did make it into the gallery down in Merchant's Square this weekend and will e-mail you tonight - off to package up some orders right now hopefully can get that done before Lillie wakes up from her nap, but will be attacking e-mails tonight once she in bed tonight!

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  28. Congratulations!! What a lovely job you have! That sounds like heaven - a legitimate excuse to nose around other people's gorgeous houses!!

    Sarahx

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  29. It must have been so scary to have the wind whip up like that and for the door of your SUV to be damaged. I heard about the high winds in your area. Thankfully no one was injured. I love that porch you featured ~ so charming. I am off to visit the blogs you suggested.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  30. Congrats to you! And what a gracious and sharing thing you're doing sharing blogs!
    xo Cathy

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  31. Hi Kat - I am off to get my latest copy - how fun and ahuge congrats to YOU!!

    I have just been to your etsy shop and purchased a collection of your beautiful cards. They are stunning! (I can hardly wait to get them!) I will be sure to show them on my blog as soon as they arrive!

    Hugs,
    Vicki

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  32. ps - Love your idea of highlighting other blogs. I have been working on something similar - have a huge list of blogs compiled - its a wonderful thing to do I think! Bravo!!

    Vicki

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  33. Kat

    You are so brilliant...to pick me! Hahaha. I laugh at myself often, even when I do not deserve it. I love this idea and may have to follow suit if you do not mind! I have had several visitors too. Your style always amazes me.

    Molly

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  34. Congraulations on both published articles! I'm excited for you and anxious to read both. Keep up the good work!

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  35. I love your work - congrats -with much more to come!!!!

    Karen

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  36. Congratulation! I will pick these magazines up next time I'm in the store. Very exciting and well deserved!

    PS. Loved the post of the travel alarm clocks. When I was eight years old I gave my dad a tan one because he was traveling and lecturing at the time. I still have that little clock. Thanks for the great memory.

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