I don't know where I've been all these months of my blogging existence. Under a virtual rock, evidently. Because until last week, I had no idea what Shabby Blogs was. Had no clue that the entire time I was pulling out my fingernails to get my Blogger template the way I liked it, a site existed just a mouse-click away that offered all the kinds of things I like as blog decoration... FOR FREE. (Check out their blog, too. It's as beautiful as everything they offer.)
And, what's more, Shabby Blogs lead me to another site which exists purely for the editing and decorating of photos. FOR FREE. Fotoflexer.com. This was another brilliant revelation for me. Maybe I'll stop lurking under my rock. It seems that the virtual world is full of wonders.
After much deliberation over my selections, I have redecorated this place so that it fits my tastes, and feels more like home. Of course, even moving into a home decorated the way you like it feels strange at first, because nothing is familiar. So, it will take some getting used to. But I like the results. My template is called "French Flea Market". (Just like when I buy paint, I find it difficult to resist something with a good name.)
So, welcome to my open house! Have a look around, pour yourself a glass of French wine, and stay awhile. It's lovely to have you here.