Friday, October 29, 2010

My 100th post...a little celebration!

A tea party setup....we all know how much I love those:)


o today marks a milestone in my blogging career, my 100th post.  WOW, did I really have 100 things to write about?!!! Evidently, the answer is YES.  In June, I wouldn't have imagined that I would enjoy blogging as much as I do, or that I would be here at 100 posts. 

The people that know me well, know I am a bit neurotic, and tend to start things and, well, how shall I put this, loose steam...perhaps, when the novelty has worn off.  Well, I must say that blogging has had the opposite effect on me...I have wanted to move full steam ahead. It has been so much fun to meet(virtually and hopefully in person some day!) like minded people, that enjoy so much of the same sorts of things that I do.  They understand and "get" that I love to fiddle in my home, that I enjoy sewing, the excitement I feel when my design magazines come in the mail and when a good design book comes out,  others who love "treasure hunting" as much as I do, and all of the other 100 things I have been able to muse about. I have learned that I really enjoy taking pictures, and that writing is something I enjoy even more. (well most of the time!) A blog is the perfect outlet because I get to meld these two things together.

pretty blush roses with the straw color and silver is pretty.

 As a celebration of my 100th post, I bought myself 6 blush roses.  You know, just a little gift to myself, flowers always make me happy.  When I got them, I thought, "I sure wish I could share these with all of the people that have been so supportive during the past few months"....and then a little lightbulb moment.   I am going to PRETEND.  I am going to set my table for an imaginary party.  Adults can imagine too, you know;)

Since I enjoy most of my blogging while sipping my coffee or tea, I brought out some beautiful French China, and the silver of course and had a pretend celebration.  I want to send a special thanks to PVE, Rene, Pretty Pink Tulips, The Zhush, The Buzz, and The Perfect Gray for all of your consistant support.  You all have given me the steam to stay commited.  I smile inside (and out) every time your names pop into my inbox.  And I can't wait for all of the the new friends that blogland will bring my way.  You all are an amazing group of ladies and I can't wait to maybe meet you in person some day.  (I also want to send a shoutout to my Mom for her neverending support, she would definitely be invited to the celebration too!

 Here are a few photos of how I imagine our Little Tea Party Celebration...

I thought we could have some Chai Tea Latte from Tazo Tea or I could try my hand at some Pumpkin Spice Lattes..... One of my favorites!

I would serve you all from a pretty silver tray, of course:

And then we could nibble on scones (chocolate anyone?) Served out of these pretty plates. Or some sumptuous cupcakes....

pretty Haviland China Plates

And of course I would send you home with a little gift.  Maybe a little packet of personalized letterpress cards, like this.

I hope you enjoyed the little virtual celebration, and I leave you with a little bloggy inspiration.

I read an awesome article recently from A Gift Wrapped Life, about her blog adventure, it was written on her 1 year anniversary.   It about sums it up, and is so true.

via a Gift Wrapped Life...I love this pic.
Oh, and I have a fun announcement,  will hopefully have the details by Monday or Tuesday, so stay tuned!

Happy Friday and Happy weekend.  We have a 4 day weekend, so I plan on taking full advantage!

UPDATE: My lovely and talented friend PVE over at PVE Design so nicely offered this giveaway in honor of the100th post celebration, head on over and enter.  Thanks Patricia!


The Buzz said...

Congratulations, Gretchen, 100 is a milestone and we can't wait to read the next 100! Meeting people "online" has taken on a whole new meaning... Happy weekend and happy blogging!

pve design said...

How sweet of you to serve a spot of tea as a celebration for your 100th post! Congrats to you.
Enjoy the long weekend and relish in all the sharing and inspiring you so graciously do. Now, may I please have another cup of tea....and letterpress, how did you know I love it!

Christie said...

Congrats on the 100th post! You know how much you inspire me and I can't wait to work with you on my "new project". I know you enjoy tea but maybe we can celebrate with a glass of vino or bubbly. XO C

VictoriaArt said...

Congratulations! This is a sweet party and I feel I might join, even though I have not visited before. So hello and I am so glad to meet you!
it is so special and true for me as well, that blogging against all odds has kept me going, more then I ever could have imagined it. I know so well how you feel!
As much as I enjoy writing and conjuring up new posts as much do I love to discover new likeminded blog friends who have something lovely to share. I just found someone new....
Lovely roses and china! Just beautiful!
Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


pretty pink tulips said...

Pinky's up, ladies! Three cheers/sips for Gretchen!!! I'm so thrilled that I've gotten to know you in blogland and I have no doubt we'll meet in person one day.

So proud that you haven't lost steam. I think we all are lifting each other up, encouraging the continued creativity that is writing a blog!!!

Big hugs!
xoxo Elizabeth

Gretchen O. said...

Thanks ya'll!

There will be bubbly for the 1 year anniversary! And many more pinkies!

Have a great weekend everyone!


A Perfect Gray said...

Gretchen, congratulations on your milestone! I have really enjoyed getting to know you (and your blog) and since we're almost neighbors, we HAVE to make a pact to do this tea party IN PERSON! Maybe even at an antique auction...?

Thanks so much for including me in your celebration. I am so honored.

Looking forward to your next 100 posts....

love, Donna

Rene said...

Oh Gretchen, you are adorable! Thanks so much for the tea party and most of all, congratulations to you on reaching your 100th posting. I have enjoyed getting to know you and with no more distance between us, feel that we will meet in person one day.

Enjoy your long weekend friend.


The Zhush said...

How lovely to be included in this milestone post and the virtual tea party is like the icing on the cake of this fabulous book cover! Here's to many more from you Ms. O...I thoroughly enjoy following your blog, and hope we get to all gather for a real tea party one day in person!

quintessence said...

Oh - I'm late to the party - how rude of me! But congratulations nonetheless! An exciting milestone. I will check back to see if you have posted your surprise. Here's to your next 100!