Friday, November 19, 2010

Phriday Phun - Something New (at least for me)

MANTLE MASTERPIECES
Well, this is going to be a really Phun Phriday for me because I'm going to try something new!
One reason I started a photography blog was because I wanted to connect with other photographers.  I wanted to learn from you and maybe teach a few things as well.  With the invention of technology making linking from one blog to another simple, (Mr. Linky), we can not only easily see a group of each other's images at a glance, but with a direct link to your blog from my blog, we all can make our blogs visible to more blogging photographers.
If this is fun and helps us make new friends then it'll be worth learning how to do it, so here's how I HOPE this will work:

Below I've posted a photo of my Mantle Masterpiece with fall decorations.  As a side note, I'll tell you why I took a picture of this.  From year to year, I can't seem to remember how I decorated.  I'll think, "I know I really liked how I decorated for Thanksgiving last year, but darned if I can remember what I did!"  So now I try to take pictures of the decorations I put up for each holiday.  It's fun to remember, and it's nice if I want to do the same thing for another year.  I thought this would be a good first attempt for this post, because all of you who would like to participate, can take a picture of what's on your mantle, or on your table or any other fall/Thanksgiving decoration.  It's a simple project, plus, it'll be fun to see how you welcome fall at your house.   I hope you'll help me see if this works...... I offer no contest, no prizes, just my friendship!  (And in return, I hope more visitors will find your blog!)  


First, post your image on your own blog.  Then after my Mantle Masterpiece below, there should be a place for you to click and follow the directions to add a link which will appear on my blog to your Mantle Masterpiece post on your blog.  If enough people participate, we may all meet some new photographer friends! 

FALL AT KAREN'S HOUSE
 

10 comments:

Robin said...

Karen, you have a wonderful mantle.
We don't have a mantle :>( Also our Thanksgiving was last month!
Who's is more civilized. Your's or our's. Who knows. But I do know we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our kids and grandkids!
You already have my blogger blog URL, so I've given you my daily shot blog. Hope you drop by. And anybody else of course. I love to get comments! I'm presently participating in a month long challenge with some other people to post a shot a day. Well I've been posting a shot a day for a lot longer than a month, but it's fun meeting new people on line!

tusen said...

What a rich piturec!!

Sandra said...

your mantle is beautiful and I know there will be lots of people to particpate. I can't because I dont decorate anything for Holidays except a small 2 foot tree for Christmas.

Scott said...

Our Thanksgiving decorating is pretty sparse. This year all our children go with their in-law side so We're going to a restaurant with my wife's sister and her husband. I used to see the McLinky thing when I was doing the weekly PhotoHunt, but never quite figured it out. If I see a comment by someone that raises my interest I just click on their name and go to their blog that way. It might be a good idea though and I hope there are enough "mantle decorators" to give it a test.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Your mantle is beautiful. I haven't got one, so it's nice to see yours.
Wishing you a nice weekend:)
Berit.

jennyfreckles said...

There's not much on mine yet - I don't decorate for Christmas until a few days before. But like you I always forget exactly what I did the year before - a photo record would be a good idea. Mine usually involves candles and silver tinsel, ivy, angels and tiny white lights.

Ginny said...

Fun, I will do this tonight, Karen! And I take pictures of my decorations, too. I make my own wreath and can't remember how it looks without a finished picture.

darlin said...

Wow! Beautiful decorations for your upcoming holiday and what a fantastic way to remember how you decorated.

We had our Thanksgiving last month... but I still give thanks each and every day. If you're going to be doing this again for Christmas decorating I'll partake in that one, now that's my favorite time of year and I have so much fun with all of it!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your mantle is most festive!!

Tricia said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love the decorations & the colors especially! WoW!!!