Link Party #82 and Mes Préférés!


  1. Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my little table! I was so worried it wouldn’t sell, but a woman emailed me and said she had just done her office in silver with a black wash, so it was perfect! Funny how just the right person comes along. 😉 Great features–I just wanted to hug Shelly after I read her post! 🙂
    Lisa @ {createinspire}

  2. Thanx for the shout out on our dining room set Karen! I love Karin’s stool too and those drawer liners ~ OMG, heading over to check those out!!

  3. Nina says:

    MERCI, ma petite douce! THIS IS MY VERY FIRST feature & I am THRILLED!! MERCI~MERCI~ I love your blog & am “jaloux” about some of your curbside & dumpster dive finds. I so want to do this but the hubby kind of puts a stop to it!! I am going to check out the blogs that you have featured as I see some pretty creative inspiration! Merci Encore~

  4. karin says:

    Thanks Girl! You are the best. I can’t believe what Shelly went through with that set either…It would have given me nightmares!!! 🙂
    Good luck at the Paris Flea!!!

  5. Catherine says:

    Omgosh–I’m 1st in the linky party!
    That’s never happened before!
    I LUV the pop of color in the buffet/dresser drawers!

  6. Heather says:

    Thanks for hosting! I look forward to stopping by each week!

  7. oh wow, I’m heading over to read about that fabulous dining room table and chairs. just gorgeous! just linked up, Karen, thanks so much for hosting!

  8. Lori says:

    Standing Ovation for Shelly at A little bit O’ Shizzle!!!

  9. Vanessa says:

    Hey friend! Thank you so much for hosting us!! 🙂

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! It’s always a great party!

  11. love the features

    i linked up
    my Christmas mantel

    thanks for hosting!


  12. Thanks so much for hosting another great party! Life to the full, Melissa

  13. Megan says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Megan

  14. Tanya says:

    Gorgeous features Karen!! Thank you so much for hosting a great party 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya

  15. Thanks for hosting every week Karen! 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  16. Karen, Thanks so much for hosting your lovely Mes Préférés ! I love getting the opportunity to come link up with you, I am a long time follower and will continue to be!! Love your features!!

  17. Thanks for hosting! I don’t know how you find time to manage everything you do! You amaze me. Wishing you a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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