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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #8

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Welcome to Monday Social #8.

We are thrilled that you are here. 

Judith at Botanic Bleu  || Instagram || Facebook || Pinterest || Botanic Bleu ||
Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles || Instagram || Facebook || Pinterest || Let's Add Sprinkles ||
Eilis at My Heart Lives Here  || Instagram || Pinterest || My Heart Lives Here ||


The hostess this week is 

Judith at Botanic Bleu 




This week was all about Fall in my house. Here's your chance to see some behind-the-scenes for creating a Fall centerpiece and to view photos that show some of the post-and-beam structure of my house.



Step-by-step instructions with photos show how to create a large arrangement in a box or dough bowl. 



Fall French Country Living Room

A tour of the living room highlights its Fall decor, French style, and post-and-beam structure.  

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Now, for this week's linking party...



Monday Social
is a social gathering of friends where we connect with others by visiting them on 

Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or a Blog.  

That's right, you do not have to write a blog to participate in Monday Socials.
You can also link photos from Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.

Find the addresses for your friends' sites, and 
link your addresses for friends to find. 


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Each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. party goers link up photos from one of four sites, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and/or a Blog.  

Old-fashioned socials were held on/in lawns, porches, parlors, churches... where friends mixed, mingled, and shared their lives... and exchanged their calling cards that gave their names and contact information. 

Monday Social is a 21st century social where we exchange our calling cards (link our URL addresses) for Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and a Blog.


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Thanks for joining us last week for Monday Social #7.
We had a wonderful time visiting your links that you shared.
One quick tip...
Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site.



This week's features are also all about Fall. 


PINTEREST

Grantham Lynn "cowboys up" and decorates for Fall with what is on hand.
Her table setting shows you don't have to have pumpkins to create a Fall table. 



INSTAGRAM

Sarah visits Round Top Antiques Week regularly and finds the most wonderful displays to share. 
I love the blue and white dishes, white baby Boo, brown charger, and S T R A W table setting. 
A girl's trip to Round Top with Sarah would be so much fun! 



BLOG

Linda who blogs at Life and Linda is a master at creating innovative table settings.
Her Halloween table has just the right combination of up-scale style (toile pumpkins and black goblets), spooky (Agatha, the witch), and whimsy (ghosts popping out of boxes).

Agathas Black and White Tablescape



Sheila who blogs at My Kentucky Living shared her beautiful home filled with Fall inspiration. 
Her Halloween front door greets arriving guests with a fun black cat visible from outside and inside. 


Autumn Frame of Mind



We love your links.
Keep sharing with us and invite your friends to share their creations as well.

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Party Directions

Come as you are.
In your cocktail dress, boot-scooting boots, or your jammies, but
remember your party manners, and do the following, please.

We would love for you to FOLLOW all your hostesses on their blogs at least one way ... 
Bloglovin', email subscription, URL, Google Friend Connect, Google+, etc...

And FOLLOW each hostess on at least one social medium.
Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest


Please read how to be a good guest before linking to the party. 

1] Link a maximum of 5 photos that take party goers to Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or a Blog. 
    Share home decor, DIY, recipes, inspirational thoughts... whatever is going on in your world.   

2] You do NOT have to write a blog to link up photos to Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook.
     Isn't this great? More people can join the gathering. Just grab the web address and link away.

3] Monday Social attendees visit sites linked to the party and socialize ... 
    Suggested ways for mixing and mingling ...
  • Instagram - comment on a photo or Regram another person's Instagram ...
  • Facebook - comment on a post or share a post on Facebook back to your Facebook site ...
  • Pinterest - re-Pin another person's Pin on Pinterest...
  • Blog - comment on another person's Blog...
  • Make a regular connection with a site that inspired you by following the site.
4] No direct links to linky parties or advertising including Etsy shops.

5] By joining the party, you are agreeing that the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them, that we may use those photos to feature your work on a blog post and/or in social media. The blog post will always have a link back to you. Remember to disable "no reply" to your email so we can reach you.

6] Not required, but we would love for everyone to invite their readers to join the party and to share the Monday Social button on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Blog sites.


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Need help linking to the party? See Monday Social Linky that explains how to link up Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Blog photos.

Link Away! 



6 comments:

Sarah said...

Judith, thanks for the feature. I thought the straw was a fun touch. Not sure if my guest would appreciate it, but fun all the same. ''-)
Thank you for hosting this Monday Social. I love the variety of social media and have met lots of new friends. Happy Halloween!

Lynn Bean said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Always a pleasure.

Summer said...

That cat in the window looks so cute ♥

Bonnie said...

Sorry to be late to the party. Thanks for hosting.

Wendi Wachtel said...

Such a fun link up! Loved you Post & Beam house tour. I purchasing an old 1850 - 1900 post and beam house this week! XO Wendi @H2OBungalow

Botanic Bleu said...

Wendi,
How exciting! I have visited many post and beam houses in New England, and that's where I was inspired to build a new post and beam in Texas.

Judith