Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fresh Vanilla for C and Me!

The other day I received a kind comment from a girl named Cheryl
 from the blog  Fresh Vanilla For C.
 She told me she was my newest follower.

 Well, I realized with that comment that 52 FLEA had reached another milestone...
so I thought I would recognize that and, in turn, 
feature Cheryl's fairly new and very lovely blog. 

Here is Cheryl.
Isn't she cute?
Cheryl is a mother of two who loves to decorate, 
garden and hunt for treasures.
Her favorite colors are cream, white and blue.
Sound familiar? 

All these photos are from Cheryl's blog.

Apparently she loves all the same things we do!

She also has a lovely Etsy shop
 with vintage finds and handmade treasures called

 I quickly signed up to follow along with as not to miss a single beautiful post!

You might want to pop over and say hi...
I think you will enjoy meeting her.

A special thanks to ALL of you who have chosen to follow along 
with 52 FLEA...
...and a big hug for those of you who leave comments
 to let me know you are out there...
well... you know how good that feels.
(hugs and comments!)

This year has been a tough year for my family
 and for so many of my friends.
 Perhaps it has been tough for you too.

Thanks for hanging around...
when my posting was frequent and when it was sparse.
 Thanks for your support when I needed it.

...and finally, I couldn't resist sharing last year's photo
 of our dear Starla who we had to say goodbye to this summer.
We miss our kitty this Christmas...wasn't she a sweetie?
She still makes us laugh and smile...
 remembering her antics and her endearing ways.

 Wishing a beautiful holiday to all my friends...
Merry Christmas!
Happy Hanukkah!
Happy Kwanzaa!


Anonymous said...

Have a Blessed Christmas..I love your blog and am glad I found it..

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

I was so happy to see you feature Cheryl! She is truly one of the sweetest gals you could find thru blogging! :) I LOVE the pic of sweet Starla too.Merry Christmas my friend!! xoxo Rachel

rusty hinge said...

I agree, Cheryl's blog is awesome and she is the sweetest!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Free Art Printables said...

She is totally cute! Congrats on your milestone! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday with your family!

Cottage and Broome said...

Congrats, on reaching over 3000 followers, you are an inspiration to all of us! Laura

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Best wishes right back to you Laura! I've enjoyed visiting your blog this year. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

High Street Cottage said...

Laura, that was so sweet of you! I'm off to pop over to Cheryl's blog, she sounds lovely!
I happen to enjoy reading your blog also, what I love is that your posts are usually short and sweet with delightful photos in between the charming comments, not too much, and not too little, with lots of gorgeous antique items, which are rather unique, often things I've not seen before. So I too, am a happy follower, hugs, and congrats, tami

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Such a sweet post! Love that pretty Starla. Hope you have a peaceful holiday and a joyous new year, Laura! xo

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I'm glad you featured Cheryl - she is one of the kindest bloggers that I've met on here! :)

Hope to also get to know more of you through blog land! I am a fairly new follower of your blog, but I've also added you to my blog side bar list so as not to miss a thing! :) Best wishes & Happy Holidays!!!


Lila said...

Congrats on your milestone. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New off to check out her vintage Etsy shop.

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Hi Laura! And a Merry, merry Christmas to you too! Love your blog and all your recommendations!!


Congrats on 3000 followers! That is amazing. Tough here too, but we persevere!


The Blue Farmhouse said...

I love popping over to view 52 Flea and I too love all things blue and white. I also enjoyed looking at Cheryl's blog. Congratulations!

trash talk said...

You're the gift that keeps on giving. So kind to take the time to share this new lovely lady with us...especially at this time of year.
Merry Christmas and here's to the New Year. May it be filled with happiness and peace.

Florence said...

Happy Holidays to you Laura! Hold onto all your good memories. Hugs! Florence

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Laura~ I am so.... overwhelmed by this post you did featuring me and my blog and Etsy store. It is so lovely and I have already met new bloggers since you posted this and can't wait to meet more. It is so exciting!!!I feel so lucky to have been your 3000th follower and I am so lucky to have met you too:))
I can't thank you enough!!!

(I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. We lost our dog about a year and 1/2 ago and we still miss him. Pets are truly special.)

Anonymous said...

Nice post & Blog, but yours it's always my best one!! Buon Natale!!! W. the Antiques Lovers

Made by Ina said...

Cute cat ;)

helle said...

She was a real sweetie, understand you miss her!

Wish you a merry christmas, hugs Helle

Chronic Ennui said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Ariadne said...

What a sweet cat you had! I am sure she is always there in the house in spirit!The new blog you introduced to us is fantastic!AriadnefromGreece!

Mary Anne said...

What a wonderful gift for you to give Cheryl over at Fresh Vanilla. We all love you Laura and I knew I would love her too! , , , and I did.
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and may every bit of warmth and joy be yours this Christmas season.

Mary Anne ox

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,
I just love Cheryl's blog too!! Thank you so much for featuring her here on your wonderful blog!
Oh, your dear Starla was adorable! I'm so sorry about her loss. It is so hard when we loose our pets, they are just like our children.
Hope you have a lovely day and a very Merry Christmas.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Laura, I Love your blog and all the wonderful photos and ideas I've learned from it. I love Cheryl's style on her blog too! Happy Holidays..
Love, Jody

It's me said...

Owwwww your sweet cat !!

Bedankt lieverd voor je gezelligheid steun en liefde van het afgelopen jaar......liefs van

Thanks my darling for your fun loving and support over the past from


Fijne Kerstdagen,
Merry Christmas,
Glaedelig Jul,
Merry Christmas,
Joyeux Noel,
God Jul,

Andy's Attic said...

That is such a cute picture of precious Starla. My Munchy would never sit still with a hat on her head! I am off to check out Cheryl blog,

Arabella said...

Thanks so much for the introduction to yet another wonderful blog like yours! I've really enjoyed visiting you this year and look forward to more inspiration in 2012.

Merry Christmas to you & yours,

Tricia said...

Cheryl's blog looks like it would be wonderful, I'll have to stop over and take a peek.

Starla looks adorable. I lost my kitty, Tucker, a few months ago and Christmas just doesn't feel the same. I miss seeing him sit under the Christmas tree :)

summersoul said...

I too am a fan of cherry's blog ( I though am a bit biased as she is married to my brother :)) She is quite talented. Have a wonderful holiday Laura!

Carole said...

Yes she has a great blog..thanks for introducing us.
Starla will always be a star! What a good girl she was for letting you dress her in a hat. Mine would have nothing to do with that.


Blessed Serendipity said...

Sending you wishes for a beautifully blessed and merry Christmas.
I love the picture of your dear kitty Starla.


Unknown said...

Merry Christmas to you Laura! Our pets are so wonderful to us. We lost 2 kitties this year and miss them dearly. We have Lola B now who looks like your Starla, what a sweetie.
I'm off to make a new blogging friend because of you! Enjoy the holidays my friend~xoxo~SueBee

Tanya said...

I had some catching up to do on posts here, today...ALL of it lovely, as usual - the bird wreath made me swoon! Will be heading over to the new blog recommendation after this. Merry Christmas to you...may it be a safe and happy one! Tanya

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love to find new blogs and Cheryl's looks wonderful! Off I go...
Thanks Laura!

jacklynn4 said...

I love help a person out, I'll check her blog and become a follower I'm sure, based on what you've described.