Hello everyone. Welcome to Little Cottage Link Party #89. Did you watch the superbowl? Our party was only attended by family this year, but we still had a good time. At the end of 2020, Niki from The House on Silverado posted How to Build a Charcuterie Board to Feed a Crowd. I featured her board and vowed to make my own someday. We found a large tray from a thrift store, then loaded it with goodies. The white chocolate oreo balls were amazing. You can find that recipe on my Fabulous Food Pinterest Board. My husband even made a drink pyramid to accent my photo for Instagram.
I love thrift stores, so I joined a group of ladies named @thriftyinspo on Instagram. This month we made a “square” (I think that’s what it’s called) tagged #xoxothriftyinspo and created Valentine’s Day vignettes from thrifted items. I found a fabulous, huge Old Paris needlepoint work based on a painting made by Salomon Van Ruysdael, a Dutch landscape master. If you would like to participate on a monthly basis message @nothingpaintcanfix on Instagram. You can also see the xoxo squares from all the participating instagrammers by searching the hashtag (xoxothriftyinspo) on Instagram. You don’t have to write a blog post or even be a blogger, but I usually write a blog post to go with my square and refer to the link in my profile on Instagram.
My wreath was featured in Woman’s Day Magazine (click on the link to see it) because of a picture I posted on Instagram, so it doesn’t hurt to explore different ways to promote your blog. The editor that selected my wreath was a young girl, recently graduated from college. She found her features from vloggers, Instagram, and YouTube. I know because I researched all 50 of the featured wreaths.
On with the Party
The Little Cottage Link Party is open from Monday, 9am EST, through Thursday, 9am EST (I’m leaving the party open a day longer this year). My goal for this link party is to help myself and others thrive in the home. I’ve spent the last two decades raising five homeschooled children in a beautiful little cottage in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In my opinion, the home is the most important place on earth. It doesn’t matter if you’re married, single, empty-nesting, or raising a large family-your home can still be a refreshing oasis of love and beauty to those who enter.
Time for the Features!
I was bowled over by Jeanne’s mosaic ball! I’m pinning this and making one for my yard. Do you see the bird bath below the ball? Beautiful.
This Valentine project from Kasia is creative and crafty. The decorated bottles, the wood frame, and the water beads she used to fill the vases are just perfect.
Kippi made a gorgeous Valentine’s Day wreath for her mother. The hand-painted sign and black and white bow makes it unique and even more lovely.
Alexandra’s crochet heart washcloths are pretty and functional. Crochet items are washable and last for decades, so all of that hard work is never in vain. Pop into her blog to get the free pattern.
If you love needlework like I do, this blog is the place for you. The close-up pictures and instructions for different types of stitches are excellent.
Heather’s conversation heart magnets are so cute-I can’t even stand it. I love how she utilizes the white background in her tutorial to make projects pop!
- Please link up all posts related to the home. Recipes, DIY, Homeschooling, Upcycle Projects, Family Trips, and Decor posts are welcome. Lifestyle posts are okay too as long as they are related to the home.
- Please do not link up business advertisements, or ETSY stores.
- All posts should be family friendly.
- Posts that do not adhere to the rules will be deleted.
- Link up to six posts per week.
- By linking up here, you are giving me permission to promote your post on social media, and on this blog.
At least four features will be chosen each week; sometimes more. Don’t forget to add the Little Cottage Link Party to your party page. You can pick up a button below. If you’re featured, pick up the featured button and add it to your post or blog. I will also be adding featured posts to my Little Cottage Link Party Board on Pinterest.