30 April 2012

Post Of The Month Club & A Silver Montage

Happy day, it's time for the "Post Of The Month" Club and our chance to see what everyone has nominated as their favourite post for April.

But before you scoot off and link in your favourite post, I have to thank all of you who've added the most amazing entries into my "Giveaway" - you've truly impressed me with each and every one. 
If you haven't got your name in the hat yet, there's still time so be sure to take a peek before you leave.

In other news, for those who've been regular readers this year, you may know I've been having all sorts of bother with my laptop USB ports. It seems it doesn't want to recognise any additional devices, which means that uploading photos has been a 'no go' scenario = very frustrating!
I've resorted to using Captain V's laptop and emailing all the photos to myself so that I can scrape my way into entering Emily's "Collecting Colours" silver gallery this month. Here are the results...
If you'd like to participate, it's lots of fun. Each month Emily has nominated a colour to use as the focus for a montage of items collected from our everyday lives.

Silver was an easy one for me as it's a common accent colour in my home and even though I always thought I was more of a gold kind of gal, from the kitchen to the laundry and everywhere in between, silver objects are in abundance.  Amongst my favourites is a tea and coffee set which Mum informed me was probably my maternal Great Grandmother's. 

Two other sentimentally special pieces are the silver framed photo of my maternal Grandparent's wedding day and the Koolaman Designs necklace {see the last photo below] which has all of my Grandparents' names stamped onto it.

The cross above is a bit of a cheat as it's a sample that I made for an primary school art class last week. 
It's actually two layers of aluminium [or as some of you would say aluminum] foil covering a cardboard base and etched with a ballpoint pen....I liked the look of it and so it ended up in the mix.  

Along with my butterfly biscuit cutter, everyday cutlery, stationery items, my most worn jewellery, Australian coins, dragonfly plug, silver and white striped feather [well it's silvery grey], a place card holder..there's a silver winged dove that hangs on the inspiration board in my office. Lot's of lovely silver.
This is the first time I've added anything into Emily's gallery and had so much fun I'm already getting items together for next month's purple theme!

Now of course we have something special that happens here on the the last day of the month - that's right, it's time for "Post Of The Month" club!
This is where we get together to share our favourite posts and connect with friends from all over the globe, promoting our fabulous blogs as we go - hooray!

If you haven't played along with this linky, it's super easy and a great way for you to connect with fabulous bloggers from every inch of this great big, wonderful world.  You simply have to....

1. Find your favourite post - grab its URL and follow the steps in the Linky below to add it to the list

2. Once you've added your own post, please be sure to visit two other blogs and leave a comment

3. If you're one of my great 'Sparklers' you will already have the logo in your sidebar - thanks!
If you'd like to help get the word out and boost the visibility of the Linky [thereby giving you more opportunities to be discovered] pop a note on a post letting your readers know about it with a link to this post, or grab the "Post Of The Month" button from my sidebar and pop it into your post or onto your own sidebar.

I can't wait to see what you've all been up to this month and look forward to reading not only your posts but your comments too.

Happy day!

45 comments:

  1. Think I did the linky. Yay!! Sorry your computer is being a pain. Your pictures are beautiful and very inspirational. Much love X

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    1. A great big, sparkly gold star for being the very first to jump on board this month.

      Your post and your achievements are truly inspirational and a terrific read. xx

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  2. Thank you for hosting :) I can't wait to read everyone's work this month! Spring here, fall there - so many beautiful shots floating around. Love your photos above - so funny that we pronounce aluminum differently - it sounds so foreign here - hardly the same word! XOL

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    1. So great to see what's happening on the other side of the globe and Spring unfurls her magic carpets.

      As for the differences in our pronunciations, it's one of the things that intrigues me constantly, how people in the Northern Hemisphere read my text in their own dialects....I'm sure there are many who see me type the word colour and want to scratch out the 'u'.

      xx

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  3. I'll be back to join in later-look forward to reading all the posts!

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    1. Looking forward to reading yours and everyone else's Robyn! x

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  4. Hope the computer gets sorted soon Felicity, love all the silver items you have just reminded me to do mine I said to Emily I would do one, love the cross never would have thought until you mentioned it's really nice :) purple here we come :)

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    1. I'll be keeping my peepers peeled for your purple montage next month [I'm thinking you'll have stacks more than me] it's such a nice activity to do. I had the silver objects on my desk for over a month and nearly flipped when I realised that I'd almost missed the link - yikes!

      The silver etching with the foil was such a fun thing to do, although I'm not sure how the teacher felt when he came back to his class after being away for two days to find over 25 crosses adorning his room - lucky it was a Christian school otherwise he may have flipped out!

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  5. I also like silver as an accent colour and loved your beautiful pics.

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    1. Thanks Sally.

      Everyone else - YOU MUST READ Sally's lemon mousse recipe [#5] - I almost got straight into the car to buy lemons as soon as I'd read it!

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  6. love your silver collection! I'm pretty envious of the teapot and coffee they look fantastic, wish I had a silver set myself. The necklace with your grandparents names on is so sweet!
    thank you for your lovely comments, made me happy :-)
    have a great day
    Aleka

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    1. Thank you Aleka - I'm so glad we've met via the silver lined route.

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  7. computer issues are the worst!! love the collection of treasures you have captured. thanks for hosting x

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    1. It's always a pleasure Sarah and I enjoyed scooting to the 'big smoke' with you. x

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  8. Great collection!

    I absolutely adore your silver tea set, such a lovely treasure. Also, I didn't even think to include some coins in mine! :)

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    1. I had to take it out of the cupboard and give it a good clean before I took this photo but that was fortuitous as Mum was with me and that's how I came to find out that it's really a family heirloom when I thought it was just a golfing trophy my Grandmother had won!

      The coins were a last minute inclusion but I thought they might prove interesting as I know people from all over the globe will be taking a peek.

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  9. Thanks for the lovely post - love the framed photo of your grandmother on her wedding day! - and for hosting the link up! xoxo

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    1. Great to have you here Sarah and my thanks go to you for all the fun you shared in your featured post this month. x

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  10. The color-themed post idea is a fantastic one! And you have a wide-variety of items picked out, what strategy did you use? Brainstorming? Walking around the house? Thanks for hosting this months PotM!

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    1. I'm so pleased you like Emily's colour posts Liene, I hope you can play along next month.
      As for how I chose my items, it was as complex as walking around the house with a basket and picking up the items that took my fancy.

      So lovely to see you here for POTM. x

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  11. Ah! It botched the picture process. Is there anyway to change that? I was trying for a cat picture.

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    1. Frustrating I know...hopefully the new pic is OK even though it's not a cat.

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  12. Very nice. Thank you. And thanks for the visit!

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  13. i like your silver treasures (that cross is very cool!) will have to look to see if any post of mine jumps out as a favorite.

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    1. T you know I adore anything with BB in it and your walk with all the four-legged friends was such a treat.
      Thanks for popping in, I hope we see a TexWis inclusion in this month's line-up. x

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  14. Love your JOY necklace!
    Have just added my linky, this is the first time I've ever done this, really still have no idea how all this stuff works :)
    Off to go read some of the other links now.

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    1. So happy to see your darling girl in the thumbnails J and I absolutely adore the post you selected.
      Hope you enjoy scooting around the globe reading everyone's favourites. xx

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  15. I did it! I went for cheery - noone wants to hear about hospital trips!
    Loving your silver collections - and they say so much about you. Might have to join in...you know how I hate to feel left out!
    fee x

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    1. Oh fee I know you'd love the colour play and thank you so much for sharing your holiday adventures in this month's POTM list.

      Happy day to all in the Chipper household. xx

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  16. My first link too - some lovely blogs posts up there!

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    1. Welcome Alisa, it's terrific to have you in the mix and taking your 'tour' with you was a treat.
      Happy day!

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  17. Oh, a day late but i have a beauty, thanks for hosting Felicity Serendipity, love Posie

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  18. Felicity, these are just beautiful, and I love the way you put everything together here.
    Wishing you a wonderful day ahead!
    xo.

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    1. You are very generous Lisa - as for the last sentence, ditto!
      xx

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  19. I just love the coloured collection idea. I must check it out. Your collection is beautiful :)
    X

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    1. Thanks Sarah - it's SO much fun, my only impediment is getting the photo onto the screen - such a palaver!
      xx

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  20. Hello Gorgeous I'm just catching up. I adore every facet of your collection. I've been thinking of doing this for ages - this might be the prompt I need! J x

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    1. Woohoo ~ this month has proven to be a true eye-opener for me already - SO MUCH purple!
      You may need to raid Indie's room as I'm sure that pink and purple are best friends in her colour collection....come to think of it, it would be a fabulous treasure hunt to do with the kids!

      xx

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  21. Oh LOVE this Felicity - so glad you've finally found the time to join in! My favourite part of the whole process is the collecting, it is funny how your brain suddenly tunes in to a certain colour even when you're not fully conscious of it. I was just writing some snail mail and got all excited when I realised the envelope for the writing set I'm using is purple! That's going in the collection for May for sure!

    Hope to see your purple collection this month (and the treasure hunt with kids is such a great idea!)

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    1. I'm 'purpling' away already - yay!
      Such a wonderful initiative Emily and am so pleased that you've seen my little montage. x

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  22. Poop, I entered and something went pear shaped with the image!

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    1. Think I've fixed it Andrea - a thought-provoking post - thank you for sharing here.

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  23. You know, this is a brilliant idea!

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  24. LOVELY Post:) I really like your blog..do you have twitter to follow you by??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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Felicity x