Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Three Fellow Bloggers

It's Three or More Tuesday hosted by The Gypsy's Corner. Stop by and see what everyone's threes are!

My Threes are three fellow bloggers that I've been able to meet . . .

First and foremost is Mrs. Blandings. When and where I found her I'm not sure but adore her blog and she has been my mentor in my blogging adventures. I got to meet her last October when we both were at Ina Garten's book signing. Alas, I had my camera and why I didn't get a picture of Patricia and I, I'm not sure. Not thinking, I would call it. But I do have this photo of Mrs. Blandings -- it graced the front page of the Kansas City Star House and Home section yesterday. Because there was a blurb on page two about Patricia's article in Elle Decor.
My second blog friend I got to meet last Saturday when Nancy from Acorn Cottage came to tour Linderhof's garden. A quick email before she left so I knew she was coming. And there she was in my garden! Even though it was the first time I had met her, we had emailed a lot as well and I am an avid fan of her blog. It didn't feel like I was meeting her for the first time but rather that we were old friends that hadn't gotten together in a while!

It was a great time and I enjoyed taking her for a tour inside Linderhof! My camera -- up by the computer and although Nancy took lots of pictures, it seemed that I, once again, forgot to get a picture of us together. This picture is from her blog.
And then on Sunday, out in the garden, a girl walked up to me, asked if I wrote Lines from Linderhof, and introduced herself as Carrie from The Art and Flair of Being Domestic. I was gobsmacked! She doesn't live 100 miles north as does Nancy and Mrs. Blandings. She lives far far away! And yet, here she was in my garden! I was a bit amazed! I took her and her family on a tour of Linderhof. Again, it was more meeting an old friend than a new friend.

She didn't have her camera either but she had her phone and so she took a picture. It's nice to have a picture of Carrie in Linderhof's garden.
Alas, my camera was still upstairs and once again I missed an opportunity for a photo with a fellow blogger.

But Carrie had her phone and her kind husband took a picture . . . .

Of both Carrie and I! Although my third blogger friend whom I've met, this is the first picture of friends together!

20 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I saw this on Carrie's blog today too - - - I think it is sooooooo special!!!

Funny thing, when I first started blogging I found the blogs of several gals from right here in this town - - - through blogging I met them in person. Now I still blog, but most of them have moved on to other things.

Funny how life works that way - - -

James Oh said...

Thanks for your kind recommendation and I shall visit their blog thereafter.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Have a lovely week

Tina

Acorn Cottage said...

I'm laughing with you martha, because it wasn't until I was driving home that I realized we didn't get a mug shot together! I was so taken in with your home and photographing all of your lovely things and am sick to my stomach I didn't have my spark plugs working in my noodle to get a picture of you and Jim and you and I together...but rest assured, I KNOW we will see each other again!
I wouldn't want to miss a chance to get a nice hug again from you!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I have met some of the other bloggers, too. Isn't it nice? I'm glad you had such a good time.

Carrie said...

I am glad I could come over on Sunday. Hope you had lots of visitors at your garden party.

Hugs to you my blogging friend... may you have a terrific Tuesday!

Lori E said...

I met with Jen from Muddy Boot Dreams last week and we had a great visit. It changes the way I read her site.

bj said...

How great to meet up with not one but THREE blogger buddies. I am envious..I've not been blessed to meet even one! So glad for you.
xo bj

Cathy said...

How wonderful to meet other bloggers. Several of my favorites live in my area and I'm looking forward to meeting them soon.

I'm off to visit their blogs.

Southerncook said...

What a GREAT post and how wonderful to meet up with not one but three blogging friends. YAH!!!!!

Carolyn

marty39 said...

Oh what special fun to meet fellow bloggers. I am going to meet my first one in a couple of weeks and I can hardly wait. It is always great to have kindred souls. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

Oh what fun!!! It's amazing how well you can get to know someone from simply reading their blog every day. How nice to get to meet them in person!

Oh, and the word verification for this comment is:

funhyper

Do you suppose that means anything?

Mary said...

How wonderful to meet cyber friends. It's wondeful to share a passion with like minded souls.

Kim said...

I think this is a great post. I would love meeting my blogging buddies someday. Glad to hear you have gotten to meet some of yours.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a wonderful story. Sounds like your garden is a popular spot. It is so pretty, it should be! You are a wonderful hostess.

Christi

Carrie said...

What lovely experiences you've had meeting bloggers you know only from online contacts!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How wonderful to meet some fellow bloggers and how special that they were able to see your garden!

Sandra said...

Oh how wonderful to meet fellow bloggers. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Pondside said...

Isn't it fun to meet someone you've met through writing? I've had the chance to meet a blogger in Peru and another about 5 hours away from my home - both women with whom I'd corresponded. I'm glad to read that your garden tour was such a success on all fronts!

Kathleen said...

What great fun to meet fellow bloggers!
Did you get to meet Ina? She lives nearby and a fellow she has on her show a lot is my neighbor...
great guy..