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Monday, August 20, 2012

in the beginning...

hi everyone!  hope your weekend was great. saturday was my blog’s 1st anniversary, but, we had a pipe break that flooded a bathroom, and I didn’t have time to do a post.
I want to thank all of you, for stopping by!--the lurkers, pinners, party hosts, millers-ink friends, shabby followers-(about 1266, of you-wow!), and commenters—you are all awesome!
 
my very first post was about my entry, so, I thought I’d show what my entry looks like today.
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I had to move this shelf from the greatroom to make room for a piece of furniture—(I'll show it in a later post.)
last year, there was a desk where this bench sits.
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right across the hall is a 4’ mirror that I’ve never shown you, but, I’ve had for about 6 yrs now.  it was antique silver when I bought it.
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I shared my 1 year anniversary with revi-from revisionary life, who started her blog the same day (8-18-11) and was my first follower!  congrats to you, tamala!  you have been such a great blog friend, thank you!  please visit her awesome site—it’s filled with fabulous old finds, like this wagon and lovely furniture re-dos!
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have a great week, everyone!

52 comments:

  1. Big congratulations on your 1 year anniversary.
    It's been amazing to see all your ideas and your beautiful home.
    Thanks for sharing Lynn x

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  2. Happy One Year Anniversary! You have a beautiful home and I love your entryway. That mirror is an amazing piece. Can't wait to see what the next year brings for you- xo Diana

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  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your entry is very elegant :)

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  4. Congrats on your blogaversary, Lynn! : ) I love that bench and the mirror across from it is great. What a wonderful size and I love all that detail to it.

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  5. Congrats on your one year! You have a beautiful blog. I always look forward to your posts!

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  6. Congrats!! Your blog is one of my very favorites!! :)
    Susan

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  7. Happy blog-aversary! Your photos are always so stunning! Your projects always have your unique touch of shabby and elegant. Love to visit!

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  8. Happy Anniversary!! Love your entry area--the details on the mirror are just gorgeous!

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  9. Happy blogaversary!!! I love your bench and oh please put that mirror in your will for me GORGEOUS!

    Carol

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  10. I love the use of bright white! Going to check out your friend's blog now! :)

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  11. Congratulations on one year of blogging. Amazing how quickly it comes around. I always enjoy your blog with all your latest amazing projects. Love that mirror in your entryway. Just beautiful!
    Mary Alice

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  12. Yay Lynn! You've had a great year, and I'm so glad I've found you. You definitely have blogland's attention with all your wonderful creativity!!

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  13. Congratulations on your 1st Blogiversary! As usual, I love your photos and ideas:)

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  14. Congrats, Lynn! I so love your style, you are one of my favorite bloggers. I love the entry way, you always do the perfect touches. So sorry you had a pipe burst, I hope there wasn't too much damage.

    ~Shanon

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  15. Congratulations on your Blogs 1yr anniversary. I am would like to be put in line behind Auntie Carol for the mirror... :) Love your entry.
    Have a wonderful week and may your next year be SPECTACULAR!!!!!
    Blessings
    Angelina

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  16. Happy Blogaversary Lynn. May you have many, many more!!! Love that gorgeous entry. And look at that beautiful mirror.

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  17. Lynn,

    Congratulations!!! Blogger friend. I adore your beautiful mirror...wow what a great find that is.

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  18. Happy 1 Year Blogaversary Lynn!! I can't believe a whole year has zipped by already....so many beautiful projects!!!
    Hope the pipe break didn't cause too much damage.

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  19. Lynn,
    Congratulations!!! So glad I found your blog! You always inspire me!!!And I love Revi's blog too.
    Your entryway looks beautiful!
    xx
    Anne

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  20. Happy Anniversary to you! Thank you for sharing your amazing projects and home with us! Sorry about your water pipe, but if I know you, you'll turn lemons into shabby sweet pink lemonade!

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  21. It's hard to believe that it's already been a year! I have really enjoyed reading through your posts and have been inspired by your amazing creativity. (In fact, I have a few posts I see that I need to catch up on, for some reason they weren't coming through my reader.) Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us and for all of the hard work you have put into writing this blog.

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  22. Happy blogoversary!! I love reading your blog posts and being inspired by your photos. You have such style and I enjoy just coming here and enjoying all the beauty and reveling in the hard work I know you have put into creating it all!

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  23. Happy Anniversary! Your entry way is so lovely. Your style is truly amazing!

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Sure love your blog now headed to your friends... Cant wait for more great posts..

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  25. Love the bench and the mirror. Beautiful

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  26. Congrats on your one year Blogiversary!! Wow - that is a lot of Followers in just one year!! But, I'm not surprised because your Blog is wonderful!

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  27. Congrats on the Bloginversary!! How exciting. I just though I woukld mention I live the mirror in this post. Beautiful!!

    Cynthia

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  28. Your bench is pretty and the porch section is exactly like my actual chippy porch on my old house that my hubs will not paint. Visiting from Brenda's, Olive

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  29. Congrats on blogging anniversary! Your blog is wonderful and very inspiring for me! Love it~ Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  30. Congratulations to you, Lynn! You have such a beautiful blog... I always love visiting.

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  31. Hi, Sweet Lynn,
    It has been a great year! Glad we're connected. I'm looking forward to another year of enjoyable posts from Shabby Story.
    -Revi

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  32. Happy Bloginversary! I am your newest follower. In love with your blog and all your creations/decor!!!

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  33. Congratulations Lynn! I love every corner of your house. Your entry way mirror is gorgeous. And all here is full of your usual charm!

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  34. Such a beautiful entryway. I love the sign especially..Sweetbriar...what a cool name.

    Happy 1 year!!

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  35. Happy anniversary Lynn! Thanks so much for continuing to inspire us all. I just love your entryway and especially that mirror!!
    Hope the pipe situation is much better. :)

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  36. Beautiful Lynn! Sorry to hear about the busted pipe. Darn, I thought I might have been your first follower here. LOL :)

    Hugs~

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  37. Happy Blogaversary Lynn. Love your entry way, so sorry you had to deal with the flood though. I hope nothing got damaged, take care.

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  38. Sending you happy anniversary wishes today, Lynn! What a wonderful community we're all a part of! :) Love your entry! So open and airy and chic! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  39. Love the Mirror! Happy 1 Year Anniversary! Happy White Wednesday!

    xoRebecca

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  40. Happy blogaversary! I love your white entryway...so crisp, fresh and clean! and that mirror is stunning! i had one similar to it...but we sold it with the last house we lived in....why oh why did I do that? sigh...



    thanks for sharing your White Wednesday post.
    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  41. Congrats on your blog's first anniversary.
    love your white mirror in your entryway. It'd look pretty also in mine lol!
    rita

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  42. I ADORE that mirror! Happy blogging anniversary to you both!
    Brenda

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  43. Congratulations! Your entry is so charming. I love it. I was just thinking how I would like to chance mine . . . you know it's the first impression into to our home and ours could use a little fixing up.
    Come on over and see what I've made from recycled candle-holders and small lamps.
    Are you curious?
    Have a great day. Connie :)

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  44. Happy, Happy Anniversary!!! Lynn, your entry is stunning. Drooling over that frame on the mirror. D-R-O-0-L-I-N-G!!

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  45. Happy Anniversary!! Just found your sweet blog today and I just love this post. The white is quite dreamy...love that entryway! I am a new follower for you~hoping you will pop on over for a visit at my place~Angie
    www.swede-dreams.com

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  46. As with everything you do, your entryway is stunning. So sweet. The Sweetbriar Lane sign is such a perfect touch. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!
    Liz

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  47. Happy 1st anniversary Lynn. You should be very proud of your beautiful blog. I love comin got visit.
    I've featured you today over on my FB page - http://www.facebook.com/WoodberryDesigns

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  48. Wow!!!! What a fabulous warm welcome when someone enters your home!!! You have the BEST ideas, and a gift for being able to put them all together!!!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us!!! Have a super weekend!

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  49. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry I was late!!! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your blog is awesome but you know that i think that all ready! i wish you tons more glorious shabby chic years!!!! YOU ROCK my friend and I am sending tons of hugs -- so sorry about the leak...esh!!!!!! HUGS!!!!

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  50. There are so many beautiful details in your entry, Lynn. I love the mirror frame, and the chandelier in particular!

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  51. Hope all is well and you got your pipe fixed...It's always such a pain when something interrupts our nice well run lives!

    Carol

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  52. Good wishes on your one year blog Anniversary! What a beautiful place to discover...Thanks to Cozy Little House.
    I look forward to returning, my friend,
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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