Monday, May 10, 2010

Returning the Call

When I posted my first giveaway 
and asked you 
to tell me how you first entered Blog Land
and for an introduction to one of your favorites,
I thought that I'd have a few entries to celebrate
my 50th follower.....
and a few new friends to call upon.

I never imagined that I would receive


Many from new friends and followers
who introduced me to even more
 friends through their kind words!

I had intended to visit each and every one
of you in return, to say thank you and
hi-dee ho, but it is going to take me a while.

A long while.

In the meantime, I'm wishing that we had the
cyber version of the calling card
so that I could swing by your blogs
or e-mail addresses and drop my card
on your hall tree 

or entry table

or even slip it in the mail box

just to let you know that I'd been by,
appreciated your calling on me
at Privet and Holly
and wanted to let you know it.

Wouldn't that be fun?

There are so many pretty
options for calling cards, even today,
when that kind of civility {among others}
seems to have fallen by the wayside.

Here are some from Crane's,
a great American company
that has been around since 1801
when calling cards were still the fashion!

If I were to select a cyber calling
card to leave inside your door

or with your butler {hee hee}

I think that I would choose
something like this:

However, until the Geek Squad can
show me how to leave a proper
cyber calling card,
I will leave you one of these
to thank you for calling!

PS:  The giveaway closes
this Wednesday evening at 12AM PST.
{Be sure to enter!}

images [flickr: wrote, neoscrap and scv imagery;; traditional home; Crane's]


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hello darling Suzanne!

I haven't known you long, but I already know that you are the epitome of good manners, so no worries! Consider this lovely post your calling card. :-)

Oh, and I would *love* to know which online photography class you'll be taking! I might just join you!


Farmgirl Paints said...

I need a calling card! That's a great idea:) So glad you've been blessed with lots of comments. Doesn't that just make you feel soooo good!

Lara Harris said...

I feel the same way, I wish I could visit more people's blogs, facebook, twitter, but painting takes up so much time it leaves little time for much else!It's all a balancing act I suppose! :) Have a great week!

Beach House Living said...

I really like that calling cards are back in style. I'm having a hard time selecting one.

Kathysue said...

Aaaah! I knew I liked you and now I like you even more, a girl after my own heart. I agree we need the politeness of yesteryear.I miss good manners as a way of life among the masses. It is refreshing to find someone like you!!!Have a wonderful Monday and I look forward to learning more about your sweet spirit,Kathysue

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Suzanne,

I consider your visits and sweet comments your calling cards!

I too would be interested in the online photography class.

~ Tracy

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, what a sweet post, Suzanne! Isn't it a good feeling to have so many visitors!! I love to give a shout out once in awhile when I stumble on a new blog. It is not easy making your way in the land of blog just starting out. I love the idea of calling cards! ;-D

Thanks for coming by today. I love when you do!


lisaroy said...

My goodness! what a lot of comments - you'll definitely be busy for a while. It's your great karma, you know! Love the calling card finds! Your post is the only card you need and the fact that you stop by and comment makes my day. xx

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

This was absolutely the cutest creative! I know I miss letters and notes that used to come in the mail, but getting the instant satisfaction of an e-mail is wonderful too. Thanks,by the way, for all the sweet comments you've left on my blog!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful idea, calling cards. I enjoyed visiting you today. Thanks for the blessing.

Fearless Nester said...

Those samples you found from Crane are so beautiful. I must look for a lovely tray to place in my parlor! (Of course I don't really have a parlor.) But what a beautiful post for an elegant tradition! And I'm not surprised at all that you received so many comments, it's gorgeous over here Suzanne! ~Lili

Tracey said...

Woo hoo, look at you at almost 100 followers already...and sure to have many have a wonderful blog!!! It is hard to get around to everyone sometimes, isn't it?...but so worth it when you can :)

Happy Monday ~

:) T

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

A lovely sentiment brought to life with lovely images!

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled that you stopped by ~ thank you for your thoughtful comment. I follow many blogs, for various reasons, but I just love it when I find one like yours, that I can really relate to - one with a thoughtfulness of good writing, beautiful pictures and overflowing with inspiration.
I think the calling card idea is a wonderful one - just to let someone know that we checked in ~
btw-I got the sheet of metal for my chalkboard at the Habitat Resale store but I know that Lowes also has them. Tip: have them cut it so you don't dent the metal. The dents do show up even after painting. I had to go back and buy another piece because I couldn't stand the dents from trying at first to cut it with scissors! It's paper thin but hard to cut. If you do make one, I'd love to see it ~ :)

winnibriggs said...

Great response to your giveaway and I love the idea of a virtual calling card.

Anonymous said...

LOOK AT YOU GIRL!! 96 followers!!! Woo Hooooo

The Blue Ridge Gal

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dearest Suzanne! What a joy it has been to get to know you and to be a part of this lovely circle of friends. There are so many dear women out there, and this past year has been so amazingly life changing because of blogging. When we see each other this summer, we will have so much to share. OH! I see that you love horses? If you do, as I love them, you should pay a visit to Kelly at Tea Cups and Ponies. She cuts horses and she has a beautiful ranch. She often posts new born foals and they are THE CUTEST PHOTOS EVER!!! You can visit her from my sidebar.

Kathysue said...

suzanne, I just read your sweet comment on my color spot post. Thank you for acknowledging that you learned something, I always wonder if my readers like the teaching post. I did it for so many years with my clients that it is just natural for me to teach. I feel mostly like myself when I am teaching. I have other post in my archives that have some lessons I have learned over my 30 years in the business. If you ever want to read them let me know and I will point out which ones to read. Thank you so much for your faithfulness in reading and always leaving the best comments, Kathysue

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful! Your sweet post is enough of a thank you for me! Soooooo cute! I'm thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful response! You go girl!

Donna said...

I'm dropping by for the first time. I love your blog!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Suzanne, what a great post today. I've never "met" you, so my comment will be my calling card. Blogging is such a great way to make new friends all over the world, isn't it? Looking forward to getting to know you better. xo Lidy

ZAIRA said...

Hi suzanne, I'm much happy for you!!! Find new friends is always a good things and I'm so glad I've found you here!! I guess you will have many more because you're a sweet lady and a kind person. So everything is very well deserved!!

Enjoy a lovely day, Zaira

Flaviana said...

Dear Suzanne
I stumbled upon your lovely blog today and decided I won't leave.. for a good while! Your post was so precious and you really are a sweet and kind person.I read you previous post on Sasha, I'm sorry, I cried too..I know how you feel but I just want you to know that you have another friend now to count on!
I wish you a lovely week

Stacey said...

What a cute post! One of my girlfriends has a blog and she had personal calling cards made to share with others. The calling cards direct friends and family to her blog. Isn't that great?

Teacup Mosaics said...

As I sit enjoying my morning coffee (most important) I opened your comment on my blog and entered a lovely corner of your world.
Yes, we are a lot alike.
I have a calling card.
Being a Mom is my favorite job.
Sadly we lost our doberperson of 10 years a couple of weeks ago, I still have not been able to blog about. Your words are what I feel in my heart but yet to express.
Thanks for visiting, I'll stop by often to chat and have coffee.

Jeanie said...

Calling cards -- aren't they the best? I don't know if the "Victoria Magazine" still does this, but they used to print a column of beautifully designed calling cards every month -- they even published a book of them, and I look at it quite a bit!

Thanks for coming to my blog! Or actually, blogs! (The Marmelade Gypsy gets updated more than Chopsticks and String!) And for leaving comments. I still think yours has one of the best names ever!

koralee said...

I so adore calling my other life my dream job would be to design should see my collection! Hugs my friend...xoxo

Beach Combing... said...

Good Morning! Calling cards, what a wonderful idea! So funny, because it's one of my favorite sections in Victoria Magazines. I treated myself to the latest issue yesterday and laid in bed last night savoring the photos.

Olive Cooper said...

You are absolutely right! We all need a calling card! They must be elegant and pretty of course.

Kathysue said...

You always leave the sweetest comments. I have the post that are more tutorial for you:
April: Discovery,
Likes or Dislikes
Design Springboard
Informative Vignette:
Whose personality does your home have?:

Results of personality test:

I see dead corners:

What is PPL?

Are you missing the T word?

I think this has to go on record as the longest comment I have ever left. I hope you enjoy the information,Hugs Kathysue

Kathysue said...

Thanks to you I decided to put this list on my sidebar. You see you have inspired me!! Teaching is what I love the most so this was the perfect inspiration for me, Thankyou Miss Privet and Holly ,You are the BEST!!

Beatnheart said...

Lovely Idea...beautiful Song...and oh such a pretty blog...Lovin this

Alisa said...

Cyber calling cards... nice idea.
I use Moo cards for my "real life" calling cards... quite handy dandy at times.

pollydove said...

This was SuCh a cute post!!! Darling pictures!

cityfarmer said...

... wait for me ... is there still time to come out and play??

did you need more nada farm info???

Teresa said...

I think calling cards should most definitely come back into fashion. What a lovely way to say hello. Thanks for the glimpse back to a simpler time.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I love your thoughts and ideas for this post! The reward is simply, that I had a moment to stop by this beautiful blog for a visit!

Jennifer said...

I love that you visit me and make comments- you're right it should have been shabby sheep! Jennifer

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Those little girls are just the sweetest! I guess I've deleted your email address. But I wanted to say your comment today (Wednesday) was just what I needed. I felt embraced, as these little girls are so innocently doing in the photo. Thank you for always knowing the right thing to say when I need to hear it.