Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Hello, Dear Ones! Yes, it's almost time for my
Heart of the Home Party
on Wednesday, October 13! I am so excited and I see that many of you have my little Heart of the Home button on your blogs! Thank you so much.

We recently had a little spiffing done to our kitchen: new countertops and backsplash and that started me thinking about having a kitchen party. If you'd like to see it you can go here.

Have you been getting your kitchens ready?
I just can't hardly wait to see all of your kitchens.

We all spend so much time in our kitchens
and we become rather attached to them.
I know I do.

Are you snapping pictures of your kitchen to share with us?

You can snap any kind of picture you want of your kitchen ~
you can snap pictures and show us a tour of your kitchen,
you can snap pictures of a special feature in your kitchen,
you can snap a tablescape that you dearly love,
you can share a favorite recipe with us,
let your little Heart of the Home run wild.

I'll have Mr. Linky up on Tuesday night around 7pm Central Standard Time, because I know many of you love to come early to parties and here's what you need to do:

1. Publish your Heart of the Home post.

2. Once it is published, click on your post name, then just copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar at the top, into the "url" box for the image linky. You'll also need to put your e-mail address in, but it's safe, no one will see it but you.

3. Type your name in the appropriate Mr. Linky box in the post.

4. Click on "Enter." You can also select the photo you want to be your "Look at My Kitchen!" square here.

5. Then just please link back to the Note Songs post so that others can come and see your wonderful kitchen.

So, until Wednesday, I'm getting ready for you too!

First I'm cleaning up my tiny messes
then I'll be getting some refreshments ready for you.

I'll see you and your kitchens Wednesday, October 13!!

Until then...
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'm joining Our Dear Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Our Dear Susan at Between naps on the Porch for Met Monday
(I'm stretching my Met Monday to include all of the kitchens that
are being spiffed for Wednesday)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

this will be our official Heart of the Home Party Note Song~

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans
Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans
Well, roll my breakfast 'cause I'm a hungry man

I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you never do nothin' to save your doggone soul
Wearin' those dresses, your hair done up so nice
Wearin' those dresses, your hair done up so nice
You look so warm, but your heart is cold as ice

I'm like a one-eyed cat, peepin' in a sea-food store
I'm like a one-eyed cat, peepin' in a sea-food store
I can look at you, tell you don't love me no more
I believe you're doin' me wrong and now I know
I believe you're doin' me wrong and now I know
The more I work, the faster my money goes

~ sung by Bill Haley


  1. Got my post all ready. Can't wait to see everyone's kitchen. Hugs, Marty

  2. This will be fabulous FUN!

  3. I've had your button posted on my blog since the day you first posted this great party.. It remains to be seen if I can get my kitchen lookin good enough to show it:)

    happy sunday

  4. Dear Shelia, Your post today with these vintage kitchens is heart warming to me!!!

    Enjoying this time era more and more all the time.

    I'll be sure and visit your blog and get blessed looking at the different kitchens at your party and having fun dreaming.

    I'm having problems downloading pics, but that's alright because my kitchen is torn up. Not sure what I would post if I could. Grins.

    May God bless you real good today.
    Happy Sunday to you,
    d from homehaven

  5. I have only just discovered your blog, so I haven't known about this party for very long. But it is one I definitely want to participate in. SUCH a great idea. Thanks for the invitation to join up.

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  6. Shake, Rattle and Roll just wormed its way into my little brain...guess I'll be singing it all day now!!! Not a bad thing...pretty catchy little tune!!!
    Thanks Shelia...for worming that little ditty into my brain for the day!!!

  7. Yep! I'm getting ready! Gives me an opportunity to get it the way I really want it! See everyone there!!! Party time! WOO HOO!

    ¸.*´¸.**´¨) ¸.**´¨)
    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* LORI LYNN *

  8. Love those vintage kitchens. I'll be there with bells on.

  9. Hi Shelia! Love those vintage kitchens! Hmmm...is mine ready? I will have to see! lol Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  10. Oh my gosh Sheila I think my kitchen is in one of the ads somewhere!! I am thinking I need to find a vintage dress and have DH take some pictures of me in the kitchen!!

    Looking forward to the party!

    bee blessed

  11. I love seeing those 50's kitchen, Shelia, at least that's what they look like to me. I hope I can get ready for the kitchen party. I keep buying a lot of stuff and they keep ending up on the kitchen island and I am having a tough time emptying it, lol...Christine

  12. Shelia, your kitchen is just BEAUTIFUL! How I'd love to join your party, but my kitchen is so tiny and so dark - not even one single window, isn't that sad? I love everything about your kitchen - especially the big DEEP drawers for pots & pans! Oh how I would love to have one of those! Have a wonderful week!!!... Donna

  13. Shelia,
    Ah-h-h, what a sweet hostess you are. . .invitations all sent and now you're making refreshments, too! We will be such honored guests! I've been snapping shots of the kitchen and writing a new post. . .but remember. . .all of this is new to me. I'll try my best to be there "on time", but if for some reason (or something unforseen happens)I don't make it go ahead and start without me! Thank you for hosting this Heart of the Home Party and for the invitation!

  14. We're in Shelia and Allison is getting our post all ready. But sweetie tell us what time to expect Mr. L. to go wild, will ya?

    TIA! See you Wed. Jane F.

  15. Shiela...
    Back then I would have swooned over that PINK and green kitchen with the black tile floor and the pink tile running through it.!Whew!
    I would have probably thought I was all that AND a bag of chips!
    Hope you party is a ball and thanks for the invite...I'll try.
    Things arn't the best here right now...kind of blogging when I can fit it in.
    Love coming over to visit!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  16. I'm all ready ... but I just had to tell you how adorable this post is. I love all those vintage pictures of kitchens ... You are so creative!

  17. Woo ho that pink kitchen just slays me!

  18. Sounds like a fun party. Can't wait!

  19. What a fun way to send an invitation. I'll not be joining in, but I'll be back to see some kitchens!

  20. Sheila,
    I am just sitting here drooling over all those vintage kitchen, especially the second one with the red and white decor!
    I LOVE the idea of this party!!! I will be there. Maybe we can do one around Christmas time, too. I can't wait to see everyone's Heart of the Home!!!

  21. Boo Hoo, my kitchen won't be finished in time due to a gap in time between workmen. But, I'll be showing what it will have for the unfinished parts.
    At least I have my new countertop on and sinks to use in the mean time.
    See you at the party Sheila.

  22. I am a little out of the loop this last week. What a fun party!
    I can't wait to see what you did with your kitchen. I am spiffing up my kitchen in early 2011!
    I'll be back to be inspired!

  23. Sounds like a fun party! I look forward to seeing it! Love the vintage kitchens!

  24. Your kitchen redo is wonderful! I really love your beadboard backsplash, and I am envious of all of your counter space! What a beautiful transformation!

  25. Shelia, what a cute reminder for the party! I love all of those vintage kitchens. I can't wait to see the wonderful kitchens in Blogville. laurie

  26. The dust hasn't settled on my kitchen renovation yet but even though we still have finishing touches to complete, I think I've got some halfway decent pictures to share so count me IN for this fun party!

    Do you mind if I borrow one of your photos of your lovely Moen faucet? I promise to give appropriate photo source credit. :)

  27. Love these kitchen photos! This is definitely a fun kitchen party!

  28. Oh, I hope I can join! My camera battery just died recently and I have to see if I can get one before your party to take some pics. I wanted to feature my little corner of the kitchen where I always seem to be. (And trust me, it is a TINY corner -- LOL!)
    Best regards,
    P.S. Loved your mosaic!

  29. P.P.S. I added your 'party' button to my blog, so I hope that will bring me good luck in getting a new battery in time! :)

  30. I'm going to try dear Sheila!
    I am just a worn out new Grandma right now!
    Love the vintage pics!

  31. Some of those kitchens are so cute...and some are so strange! I'll have to come back and peak into your party later in the week.

  32. What grand pictures!!! They bring back fond memories! Wishing you a grand day! Cathy

  33. Wonderful photos and post on the vintage kitchens.

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  35. Hi Shelia
    How fun! I love the pics you show of all the different kitchens.
    I'll be back anxious to see everyone's kitchen. I know the kitchen is the hearth of the home....even though mine is a small one so much time is spent in there...and all the goodies for making goodies are there...
    Someday I sure do hope to have a nice big one again..
    have a good Monday Shelia.


  36. Morning Shelia,
    I'm not blogging so much now that we've moved. (Johnny wants more "me-time" now that's he's retired.)

    Your party sounds like fun. Perhaps I could poke my nose in for a bit.

    Check out my book giveaways. I just added another one.

  37. Hi Sheila,
    Well my Little Companion and I have cleaned and primped and shined it all up. We think we are ready! Hope you are having a good week. Really fun post.

  38. I'm going to try this. Your directions seem very clear. Now I have to go in the kitchen and get it ready for prime time!


  39. Wow! These images bring back memories, Shelia!!

    I am going to work on a post about our kitchen here at the lake and then, hopefully get one ready about our home kitchen.

  40. Hi Shelia, your post today is so cute. I am getting my kitchen ready too. Nothing new but it will be clean as a whistle. I am motivated because of your fun party and because we have 50 people coming here for a BBQ in 10 days. I'm getting an early start on my cleaning thanks to your great party.

    Thanks for the very fun reminder. I can't wait to see yours as well as lots of others.

    Love ya, Jeanne

  41. Can't wait Miss Sheila:) Glad I have my post ready already...as I am sooo behind catching up, I just do not want to fall more behind. See tomorrow night:) Thanks for all your comments while I was gone...your the best!!~

  42. Thank you so much for your invitation....I would like to join!!!

    Wish you a lovely evening

  43. What a cute idea to feature all those 50s kitchens! I remember them well!

    Looking forward to the kitchen party! I have been taking pictures (and cleaning the kitchen!!)


  44. Just found your blog through a comment you left on Rhoda's! I'll be linking up tomorrow! :)

  45. It's this Wednesday!??!!! I thought it was the 31st not the 13th! Oh my goodness...apparently I cannot read and I have been planning and thinking but not photographing. I know what I'll be doing tomorrow! Shelia, I LOVE these vintage kitchens! There are some elements I remember in my grandmother's house here. They have been changed now, but how I love that style. I have work to do...

  46. I am snapping photos and preparing my post! Good Lord Willing I will be here on Wednesday!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  47. I can't wait to see everyone's kitchen...yours is certainly beautiful, I'm new to your blog and I'm now a follower. I'd love to join in but I've got the flu, today is the 1st time I've been on here since Saturday!



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