It’s been a week of exciting changes around here. If you’re previewing this on email or Bloglovin, click over to the site to see the new header and button, and the expanded link party! Plus, some great olde dishes. In addition to inviting writers to link their posts on antiques, vintage, and history, the “We Call It Olde Link-Up” has expanded to welcome posts on anything home-related, and is now the “History and Home” link party. Why?
Because I knew that some people were concerned their “olde” item wasn’t “olde” enough, or vintage enough, to share at the party, and I didn’t want people to feel left out. I also knew some folks wanted to join with posts on things that weren’t old at all. So, problem solved, more fun for everybody. 🙂
First, More Fabulous Dishes From The “Crack House”
If you didn’t read my story about the dishes I got from my husband’s hunt club, then that line probably took you very much by surprise! You can read all about it here, including a look at those gorgeous atomic dishes. (It’s not really a crack house, that’s just a nickname!) Picking up where that story left off, a couple of weeks later, Hubby calls me from the hunt club and says, “There are some more old dishes here no one ever uses. You’ll never get them clean. Their glass and kind of a light green and say Fire King.”
I’m embarrassed to say it took me a minute to realize he was describing jadeite. And I call myself a collector. Well! It’s because I didn’t have any jadeite, because I can never afford it because antique dealers seem to think it’s made of solid gold! So obviously I said, “YES if they don’t want it bring it home!” Which brings me to these lovelies:
He was almost right – I thought I’d never get them clean. Had they been buried in the yard?
Second, a Quick Tip On Header And Button Design
I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and saying “Thank you” when someone helps you out. Especially when it’s free. So:
- “Thank you!” to Pic Monkey, a free website where I designed my new header.
- And “Thank you!” to Pixlr, where I do all kinds of photo editing for free, including cropping the little house image I got free from-
- The Graphics Fairy – “Thank you, too, Graphics Fairy!”
- Finally, “Thank you” to this incredible website Grab My Button Code Generator. Forget about trying to write the code for a blog button. Just plug your info into this generator and it makes it for you. Free. You Rock GMBCG!
Third, Finally, Time To Party!