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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #10

Sunday, November 13, 2016

We are so excited to host a linky party for all our friends, both new and old, and we are glad you are here.

Come on in. 

Welcome to 

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 || 

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. 


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.

The hostess this week is 

Katie Mansfield from Let's Add Sprinkles

Here is what I've been up to.

Thanks for joining us for Monday Social.
We had a wonderful time visiting your links last week.
One quick tip...
Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site.
Make sure it is your own photo.

Let's get to the features.
There was so much inspiration.
I loved it.


I adore this dog collection by Susan @ Ash Tree Cottage
The dog in the center reminds me of my sweet, Jack.


I love the pheasant in this picture. What a great alternative to a turkey in a vignette.


Mary @ Rustic French Elegance has this wonderful way to age wood.
The table in this blog post is gorgeous. 

I love the links!
Keep sharing and tell your friends.


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.

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

Link Away! 


Mimi said...

Hi Judith. Just wanted to say thanks for hosting! I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to. Mimi xxx

Decor To Adore said...

I always look forward to the lovely inspiration found here! Thank you for hosting.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Judith!~thanks so very much for hosting. The features this week - oh goodness! Fantastic. Especially love Susan's dog collection. Jane

Christina Paul said...

Many Thanks for hosting! Fabulous features will be pinning away:)

The French Hutch said...

Hi Judith, great party. Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful week...........

Sarah said...

Judith, thanks for hosting. Love this party for it's uniqueness!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for hosting and wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving.

Mary Vitullo said...

Thank you so much for featuring my table, Judith. So grateful.

Benita Roberts said...

Love the pheasant, silver and those beehive looking candles!! Lunch was so wonderful today, I enjoyed it immensely! You are such a treasure!! Love and hugs!!

Lynn Bean said...

Thank you so much for hosting and the very nice surprise that I learned this morning! Appreciate you! I have sent my contact information to you.

Ann Marie said...

Hello, Judith. Thanks for hosting this lovely party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey