Friday, April 09, 2010

The Spring Blog Party

Each season when I plan the Blog Party, my main goal is to make sure everyone is having a good time and eating and drinking while visiting with those that attend.  I didn't get around to taking a picture of the food, but there was guacamole, lobster dip, corn dip, cheese and crackers and wine and drinks.  The food didn't last long and Carol's cheesecake that I order each time was a big hit too.  I always feel that I missed speaking to someone or somehow missed taking pics of someone and if I did I sincerely apologize.  This time was a bit hectic but it was still so much fun for me.  I hope to share more news about the party really soon so you'll understand why it was a more hectic than usual.  

I felt so honored to have Jo Packham and Gina Galvin there signing books and all of you that attended, now that was a great honor as well.  Ever since Heather started the very first Blog Party back in April 2008 at Zapp Hall, it has most definately continued to grow, thanks again Heather and so glad you were able to attend this year!

There were several people that I want really want to thank first.  First up, thanks to Carol for coming and making such wonderful petit fours at the party.  Also, to Robelyn for donating one of her beatiful works of art purses, which Theresa (affectionally known as TOT) won the blog ribbon contest, you can see her ribbon below.  Also, thanks to Polly of Counting Your Blessings for donating goody bags for the party even though she wasn't able to attend and to Veronica of Texas Live Magazine for taking pictures. 

Let me start out by showing you the pictures that Rebecca took because she captured some really great ones:

Here's Gina:

Jo with TOT, Shelley and Laurie:
Check out Theresa's blog ribbon and she received the most votes to win Robelyn's purse and my prize as well, which was an Easter basket filled with goodies and a $25 certificate.

There's Gwen talking to Heather and me in the background giving out goody bags:

There's Lois of Callie Magee Antiques (check out her blog on my side bar):

Girls (Angelique, TOT, & Laurie) just having fun:

OMG, this had to be my fav pic, Renee of A Junk Queen doing what she does best, laughing:

There's Andy and Susan of Found Around with Doug:

Sorry that the sun shadowed the pic, but you can still see our famous Cat Daddy and crew:

Here they are again, this one is better, there's Renee of A Junk Queen, Laura of White Spray Paint, Val of The Red Shed, Ms. Trash (as my husband calls her), CD, and Michelle of The Red Shed:

Don't you love this, Deb's button:

There's Carol and Gwen with Jan:

Amy always looks so pretty:

Gina and I, she always looks so cute:

Another fun picture with Laurie, Shelley, TOT, Gail, sorry don't remember her name by Gail, Marla (Matilda's mom), and Heather:

Now this picture was taken after the blog party had closed down and Janet was finally able to make it, we were having way too much fun, can you see Gwen in the background and yes we were all laughing probably because she talked me into selling my coral, which as TOT puts it I would never sell:

Now check out all the goodies that Polly and the girls of The French Cupboard sent:

Want to see more, click here.  I hope if you were there you had a great time!  And, if you weren't able to attend that you will make plans for the Fall Party.  I already have a great person lined up to sign her new book that will debut for the shows!  See you at the next party.


  1. You are THE BEST hostess Miss T 411:))) Had a ball and got some great shots for the magazine too:)

    Loved sitting and talking with you in your booth a few days later~


  2. It was a blast as always. I wish I had gotten you in more pics but you were busy busy busy. Can't wait til the next one.

    Love ya,


  3. Oh Theresa - I had so much fun!!! Yours was my first blog party ever - and now I'm ready for more!!! Thank You for hosting - you are the hostest with the mostest!!!

    AND! I had so much fun making that purse with your give-away in mind! I hope TOT likes it!!! She said all along she was going to win it...

    ;-) Thank You!

  4. Looks like a BLAST...thanks for taking us along for the fun! Andrea

  5. It was a perfect evening. I just wish I hadn't had to leave to get Cat Daddy ready to go back to Dallas. I didn't get a chance to stuff the ballot box...heck, I don't think I even voted!

  6. I get goosebumps when I read your posts about Antiques Week! I get so excited! I swear I am gonna get there! I am getting closer~ just bought more reliable transportation! I have the junk~ believe me!! You never let me down with such great posts and always make me smile!!

  7. Thanks so much fro stopping by... I don't know if I ever told you this.. you were my first blog I ever read :)the funnier thing is that it was by accident... but accidents happen for a reason and a good one at that :) I wish I lived somewhere where there was oodles and oodles of events like this one. CA may have the weather... but that is it.


  8. It was sooo much fun Theresa, thanks so much for being the hostess with the mostess!
    Hope I can make it again sometime

  9. I agree with Sheila, we have the weather, but wish we had parties like yours in our area. Thanks for sharing the fun with us =]

  10. The photos are just wonderful and would have given almost anything to be there. Shopping the show would have been secondary to meeting all you great gals! Thanks for taking the time to visit!
    love ya, dear T,

  11. Theresa, it just blows me away how amazing you are to do this party every show. I so wish I could have been there. I know one day I will come again and get to finally be at your fabulous party :)

  12. This looks like the best time ever! Wish we had something like this in my area. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous pics with us.

  13. oh, that looks like SO much fun!!!

  14. Next year I will definitely try to work my schedule to be there. Looks like a good time was had by all.

  15. That was the best one yet! I can't wait till fall so we can do it again!

  16. shoot. i'm just gonna have to cook up a way to be there in the fall! this makes me so sad i missed it.....


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