Thursday, March 1, 2012

Favorite on the First! VIGNETTES

Thanks so much
to all of you who
joined in on last month's
Favorites on the First
linky party 
when you all shared your
sweet adorable pets!

I had so much fun
coming home every day
to pull up the blog on my computer,
to find the faces
 of your furry fuzzy loves!
Oh, my goodness.
So many sweetie pies.

This little fellow captured my heart with his persistence! Where there's a will there's a way!

Wish I could
hug every single one of them!
Thanks for sharing
them with us.

And here we are again
for the edition of
Favorites on the First
with this month's theme:


So please share a post with us,
on one of your favorite vignettes
in your home. Can be a new or old
post, doesn't matter -- just join in!

Oh, and one more thing.....
sweet Jennifer at
The Old Painted Cottage
is featuring my home
at her 
Cottage of the Month!

I am honored and shocked
and beyond words, really.

Check it out here


The French Hutch said...

Alison, Those are such sweet little faces from last month. I could easily love each one of them.
Thanks for hosting your lovely party.

The French Hutch

Sue said...

Alison, What cutie pies you featured from last month! Glad I could join up with you this time- thanks for hosting. :-)

Unknown said...

Allison, Congrats on The Old Painted Cottage Of The Month... Love all the photos... YOU ROCK!!!!! have a great rest of the week


Ricki Treleaven said...

LOVE seeing the furbabies....I think I see Miss Julep and Mr. Derby!!! (They are adorable)....

Thanks so much for hosting, Alison!

Ricki Jill

Calypso In The Country said...

What precious little darlings! Thanks for showing my little girl! Congrats on the feature and thanks for hosting today!

Linda said...

Alison congratulations on being the feature
home of the month.
Your home is so picturesque.
Love it all!
thanks for hosting Vignette.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Look at all those sweetie pies! Thanks for hosting Alison!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, congrats on your feature! Your home is absolutely gorgeous; and you deserve it! Thanks so much for hosting this great party!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Congratulations on Cottage of the Month! How very exciting! I'm off to check it out right now and then I'll be back to look at everybodies wonderful vignettes. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my goodness Alison, when I saw your blog thumbnail on my sidebar I realized that my dog, Marshall, was in the picture! lol Thanks! I forgot all about the party so will try to post something later today. Have a good one! Hugs, Pamela

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such great features of all the pets. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Maria Elena said...

Alison, I just love your first of the month parties! I really enjoyed all of last month entries. They were all so adorable! Thank you for hosting and congratulations on the feature of your home. I am not surprised! Your home is so stunning!

Jalon Burton said...

Alison, this is wonderful... I loved having everyone share their cuties with us. Thanks so much for sharing the love and have a great day.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great cottage feature Alison! I love English Country Syle. Your collections and vignettes are all awesome!

Rebecca said...

Happy Month o' March to Ye!

I enjoyed seeing the extended post of your wonderful Polohouse! Your house at the top of my Top Ten favorite homes ever, Alison. The only thing sweeter is your kind, down-to-earth self!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congrats on your feature, Alison. Thanks for the invite. I chose a simple vignette.

michele said...

i'm in! can't wait to check out everybody's vignettes.

hope this finds you well, friend.


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Been having fun looking at everyone's blogs. Thanks for another good idea, Alison!

AntiqueChase said...

First off.. your house is STUNNING and it was great to see more of it. Um, where is your three legged pony from the kitchen? Is he running to my house for a visit??

I linked up an older vignette but one that is a favorite of mine... the succulents and silver.

Have a wonderful day girlie!
Marcy :)

Sarah said...

Alison, all those furry faces from last month are making me smile. I think it won't be long before there is a new friend living with us. ;-)
Thanks for hosting. Love seeing all the beautiful arrangements you shared and it's such a treat to see more of the Polohouse.
Enjoy the weekend. ~ Sarah

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Alison...I totally missed your pet party and I was SO mad at myself! I made it today but just barely. Sorry it's an older post. I'll be back this weekend to visit some of the links. Thanks for hosting!

Tartan Terrace said...

Alison - Help! I linked the wrong post to your Vignettes Linky Party. I accidentally linked my post entitled "I Can't Live Without" but I meant to link "Vignettes at Tartan Terrace." (This is what happens when you give new bloggers too much power.) Help!

Richard Cottrell said...

i do not know how I missed the pet party. Darn. I sure would have loved to posted about Ms. Sissy Dog. Great job. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Alison! This is the first "Favorites on the First" that I have had something that I could share...thanks for hosting. YOU have just amazing vignettes all over your gorgeous home...congrats on being featured on the cottage blog. I really enjoyed seeing all the photos of your home on the feature. It is such an inspiration and joy to see.

Olive said...

Alison, of course you are featured at the old painted cottage. I spent many hours going back in her archives one day and enjoyed that very much. Your house will be one of the few with color. Thanks so much for putting my kitty, clovis, in your features. We already think he has the big head. hugs, olive


Hi pretty Polo Lady, how are ya?
I'm linking to your new party, I'm so happy too and with my dog collection post from a few months back...I just adore dogs and your features are great, specially the white westies. Have a great weekend.

Kelly said...

I plan on linking up tomorrow. I was gone all day and don't have anything prepared yet. Thanks so much for featuring my pet today! I saw your home featured on Cottage of the Month at The Old Painted Cottage and must say I was SO impressed! I was able to see some rooms that I don't think you've shared yet. Your bedroom is gorgeous! I've always loved your kitchen and your tack room area all done up in equestrian style. Your house REALLY should be featured in a magazine. It is just full of unique and beautiful decor. Even your property is beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats on the cottage of the month feature. Love seeing all of your home again. I guess that is the master bedroom that was shared. Love it.

The Gilded JunqueYard said...

My friend Annie who passed away in Oct 2010, was the Queen of Vignettes! Her talent in this area was amazing. I would purchase all kinds of wonderful things from her store and events and would try to emulate {tho poorly lol} her vision in my own home. I learned SO much from her, and i miss her everyday. Being able to use the blog post i did about some of her favorite things now at home on my screen porch is touching....thank you.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Congrats on the feature, I will run over and see the post. Thanks for hosting this fun party too!!!!! XO, Pinky

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What lovable little creatures! Congrats on being featured! Hopping over there to check it out now.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I visited your feature at the Old Painted Cottage. Your home is a lovely as I had imagined it to be and then some. WONDERFUL!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Hello fellow Illinois blogger, I was just directed here by Rosemary AND I saw you last night on Cottage of the Month! Congrats! The equestian theme in your home is just charming. I am new to your blog and your party; I just signed on as a follower. I most definitely will be back. I wish I had known about your blog before your pet party! andrea@townandprairie

Mimi said...

What a cute bunch of doggies. Thanks for hosting!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

All linked up now. Thanks for hosting, A and have a great weekend!


Thank you so much Alison dear for having me! No, I have boxes in a cellar with dishes and others..., what I have stored here is not much, only maybe things I use a lot. Actually what I like here are the furniture pieces, lol.. The dog features are so adorable! Loving The Old Painted Cottage of the month too.
Have a terrific weekend my friend.

Anonymous said...

How sweet are those little cuties!!~
Congratulations on being featured at "The Old Painted Cottage", your home is just stunning!!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Town and Country Gals said...

I have a problem! How do I add your link to my old post for the party without it becoming my current post or put in draft? I didn't know I would have this prob when I linked up, sorry! HOpe you can help!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for featuring our Lucy. Her tail does make her look like a fox in that photo. I didn't link up today because I'm just not good at vignettes. It's something that I need to work on and I could take lessons from you. Congratulations on your home being featured. I have spent many house on that site looking at all the gorgeous homes. Off to visit now!

Debra @ Life in a 320 square foot home said...

Oh dear, mine may not qualify......but I love how she looks in this photo, like a still life lump. Lumpy kitty.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Found your blog through a comment you left on Savvy Southern Style. Popped over and I was hooked by those adorable faces.
Laura from ImSoVintage

Uptown Frog said...

I loved your home as featured on the Old Painted Cottage. It has been one of the most beautiful that I've seen. Thanks for sharing!--Heather

Kristi said...

I'm a new follower! I have a feeling I will love it here. I love horses and love decorating! Glad I found you!

Salmagundi said...

Congrats on 'Cottage of the Month' - I loved seeing more of your wonderful home. Thanks for hosting this monthly event - it is always fun and full of inspiration. Sally