Thursday 14 April 2011

Define Your Blog Link Party

Hello poppet,
Welcome to Modern Country Style's
Define Your Blog Link Party.

Look at your gorgeous hair? Did you do that just for today? You'll be the belle of the ball, you little minx.

Now, before we start, let's have a little recap of the week, shall we?
On Monday, I showed you how I put together Inspiration Posts.

 Yesterday, I tried to define how I see the Creation part of my blog, using the Modern Country Crafts that I've made.

So today's question is:
how do I define Modern Country Renovation?

The Renovation part of Modern Country Style
is there because we moved to an
Edwardian house in the Cotswolds, England,
which needed a complete overhaul.

We're about half-way through the whole process now and having a blog has been a great way to help me chart all the ups and downs as we work at getting the look we want.

I think you might have guessed that I have a
huuuuuge passion for
Modern Country Interiors.

I find it takes the best of Traditional Country and combines it with a mellowed Modern look, and, perhaps more practically, it stands up pretty well to having our four little children scurrying around the place!

Modern Country Interiors can encompass so many
other looks that I love. I can easily fit in
a bit of Soft Industrial here and a bit of Belgian there,
with a touch of English Country too.
Those can all be accommodated with a bit of a twist to make a look that's completely unique to me.
Why don't I take you on a
whistle stop tour of the
Before and Afters in our home
and you can see what I mean?
{If the tour feels a bit too fast then feel free to click on each of the After images, which will take you to all related posts, which will give you more details and more photos.}
Click on the image to see all Dining Room posts

The Dining Room before we moved in.

Want to see more of our kitchen? Just click on the photo...

Our Kitchen before we moved in.

To see all Master Bedroom posts just click on the photo

Our Master Bedroom before we moved in.

If you want to stay a while longer in our garden, just click on the image to be taken to garden posts.
So, what's coming up next on
Modern Country Style?
Aah, now that would be telling.

But you can rest assured that there'll be:
a sprinkling of Modern Country Inspiration,
plenty of Modern Country Renovation
and a healthy dose of Modern Country Creation.

Yes, *that's* the definition of Modern Country Style.

How do YOU define YOUR blog?
Are you linking up? 

 Here are two things I'd love you to do:

1) Follow Modern Country Style if you like what you see here.

2) Link back to me in your post so other people can come and find the party.
Here's a button if you'd like one:

Modern Country Style
Not rules, exactly...but I'm hopeful. ;-)

And now? Now, my lovely, it's YOUR turn.
{just click on the Click Here To Enter button and follow the instructions and give me a shout if you need a hand}

I'm linking to my favourite parties listed in my sidebar.

Enter your email address:

to subscribe to Modern Country Style


Unknown said...

Oooh look at me, first one here! Well I hope you realise it's just about noon so I've brought some wine. I think I need it after writing my monster post in response to your challenge ;)

It's amazing what you've done to your place to make it such a lovely relaxed and welcoming home. Your garden? Well, yes, Secret Garden eat your heart out.

And thank you, I wore this special updo and tiara just for you. You are looking rather fetching as always my darling!


Meera @ firstsense said...

Hello there sweetpea! Such a pleasure to attend this party. Thank you for hosting! :)

You know I absolutely love your style and what you've done with your place, and it's such a delight to pop by here.

Look forward to seeing everyone else's 'definitions' - very clever idea!

Meera xx

Privet and Holly said...

Bringing champagne
wishes for a splendid
party!! I'll be back
tonight with a link to
my definition post : )
Have a happy, happy day!
xx Suzanne
PS: LOVE your definition
of MCS ~ I was hooked
from the get-go....

Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting such a lovely party. I absolutely love your modern country inspiration. I am also striving to make my garden as gorgeous as yours!

michelle said...

thank you for hosting my little daffydowndilly! :) I love your blog and you and this was such a great idea! I will back to enjoy some more reading! Have a gorgeous day!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, I didn't think I was going to join because I never took the time to articulate to myself what my blog was about. So the other day, I "definitionized" one of my draft posts. And I think it's a decent representation of my blog, because it's not really all about me. So thankfully I feel equipped to join you! You're really a great inspiration and I love where your blog is going. Keeps me interested! hope you have a lovely day :)

the fishermans cottage said...

Thank you for hosting Sarah, such a good idea and certainly got me thinking.. Your home looks wonderful, warm and cosy and I can just imagine your children running about in that lovely garden :) x

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Thanks for hosting this linky party Sarah, it gave me a great excuse to think about the direction of my blog and put it into a post. Enjoying your blog as always and off to check out the links! Have a great one, Janell

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Thanks for hosting such a fun party. I love your blog and it's always lovely to visit with you. I will be back later to join the fun.

High Street Cottage said...

I (heart, types the word as she doesn't know how to do that fancy little heart icon everyone else does;)) Modern Country Style xxx
p.s. I went back and added a few more photos, my "definition" was a bit sparse. Thank you Mrs. for all your love and support. Do your followers know exactly how wonderful you are? t

Shelly Wildman said...

I am so glad you found me or I found you or however that happened. And I'm excited to browse through the posts that are linked up here. I will be back later with a link of my own. What a wonderful party!

Sylvia N. said...

Hey! Thanks for hosting....what a great idea! I had problems with the code in your button. It just kept repeating itself and I couldn't make it work, so I just added a link in my post. Can't wait to dig around in others' blogs.....what fun!

At The Picket Fence said... are too kind! Since my hair looks like I combed it with a rock this morning that just means so much to have you think it looks gorgeous. LOL! This is such a great idea for a party Sarah and I linked up our very first post where we did little videos describing our purpose and desire for our blog. Hope that counts as "defining it"! :-) Can't wait to go mingle with the other party-goers and thank you so much for being such a lovely hostess.
P.S. Did you notice that we made you a blog button on our sidebar? :-)

Susan T said...

I am standing here in my party frock, feeling rather a berk, somehow I seem to have linked the first one in error, so I tried again, second time around it worked! But you have now got 2 images on your post- OH Help!

What did I say about wanting to be stylish and missing the mark!!!!

Wonderful idea - a lovely get together,

Sue xxxx

Deborah said...

Your house is amazing, so beautiful and classy, you've done a great job.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!


Good morning, Sarah, our lovely hostess.

I had an emergency root canal at 7 pm last night, so today I am in sweats and on a few drugs, but am still happy to be here. I think Modern Country Style includes . . . come as you are, right?

I will be reading all these great posts, as I rest today. Thanks for providing my days entertainment.

I love your blog.


Lila said...

Wow I am still so amazed at your kitchen everytime I look at it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for throwing such a creative and fun link party! You are such a fun friend to blog with :)

You've really transformed your home into such a charming space. I think your blog gives insight into how you can make a room sing!

I'm happy that I could join in and I look forward to sharing with the others.

Have fun today!

christina said...

your home is so beautiful. love the colors even though i tend to use bright ones. that garden though, oh how i would love to come over and sit with a glass of wine and chat about our houses:)

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I forgot about your lovely garden!!!
I am so jealous!!
Stuff just doesn't grow like that in Colorado!!! booooo

michele said...

i don't see the problem with the before pic of the master BR. awfully fussy, aren't we?


Calypso In The Country said...

Your home is beautiful! Thanks for hosting this link party. It really is a great idea and has got me thinking about where I want my blog to go! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Lol @ Michelle and you - Daffydowndilly. I had my daughter repeating after me yesterday "Good morning my flora dora hunky dory daffy down dilly". Did you ever watch Black Books? Hunky Dory reminds me of when Bernard orders from the fast food chain that strange sounding burger, anyway....Loving the partay! But about to crash and burn - finally - it's 2.21am here. I'm sure I'll be sayin' hi to more guests tomorrow. You're such an awesome host.


Etcetorize said...

This is such a great linky party! I'm adding so many new blogs to my reading list.

Melissa said...

evening sarah...
i have loved popping in here with my thoughts on my blog....
i can't wait to read through all the other creative souls here once i have the five in the house tonight asleep...

love your defining of your own blog...the before and afters are amazing...and you still have the loveliness of half to go....

melissa xx

Cindy said...

This is very fun, Sarah, thanks so much for coming up with this idea.
Love ya! Cindy

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Wow this is great........ I love reading about everybody!
Some of the girls I already follow and it's very cool to hear what they say!!


Daydream Living said...

Hi Sarah,
Well, you have done a lot to your house, it's beautiful! Love the kitchen and your bedroom a lot.
Well, I didn't make the post for today's party, but I have visited a few others, great to see what others do on their blogs, so thanks for doing this.
Oh, and I'm having a give away until sunday if you want have a look. Now over and out from me hon,
Maureen x

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog via The Vintage Farmhouse and love it....thanks for the party, it's great!

Magali @ The Little White House said...

Sorry for coming so late. I'm sure your children are already in bed. Had one of those days with no time to breathe between work and rehearsal... I will make time tomorrow to read everybody else's posts over a nice cup of tea!

Jen said...

This is a great idea--I am really looking forward to reading these. Thanks, Sarah!

paperbird said...

well you are so darn cute & i love your blog!
i found you through sweet suzanne :-)

Tricia said...

Hello lovely! I was waiting and waiting to link up and somehow your post passed right by me. I'm here now though :) I just put up my party post...glad that's over :)


Tammy said...

Thank you for hosting! You did a great job on your home!

Tonya said...

Hello! I'm a new follower, found you through Homespun Happenings link up. It looks like you have done some AMAZING things to your home!! I look forward to looking through your blog: I've always wanted to visit England over any other place in the world. I'll get to visit a bit with you!!! I'm going right now to look at your gardens: I LOVE English gardens!!
Thanks for the link up party! :)

Travel With Lulu said...

Hi sweetie - this is such a great idea! I'm up to my eyeballs with errands and must dos, so I will sit on the sidelines and just be a reader on this one. I can't wait to read about everyone :) XOL

Beth said...

Hi Sarah,
I am going to get seriously lost in all these beautiful images and posts on your blog! Just a quick visit now as I'm browsing, but I'll be back...

Teacup Moments said...

Sarah, I wrote a post and made a slideshow (a first!) just for you and this awesome party. Thanks again for hosting! xo T

bj said...

Thanks so much for hosting.
This has been fun.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your house is so beautiful and your garden is amazing!! I always love reading your posts. Such great inspiration!

LindyLouMac said...

It looks like the party has been a success Sarah, as has your house renovation. Have a lovely weekend.

Sunshine and Lavender said...

Can't wait to link up as soon as I get home... What a wonderful idea for a link party! ;) Thanks so much!


Sunshine and Lavender said...

Can't wait to link up as soon as I get home... What a wonderful idea for a link party! ;) Thanks so much!


Bohemian said...

Thanks for your sweet words when you stopped by my slice of Blogovia. Yes, I do have a Life filled with Passion & Love so I'm quite Blessed.

This Blog Party you have Hosted has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful new peeps and enjoy their Blogs and how they define them... it was no easy task... how can one put adequately into words what has taken on a life of its own once we began the Journey!?

Have a wonderful weekend... Dawn... The Bohemian

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Hi, and thanks for hosting. I love coming to your place, you always show the best pics ever! And sometimes you get me in trouble with your "inspiration" pics. I linked my blog up, thanks again, and have a great week-end.

Unknown said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for popping into my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I REALLY did want that glider too and the price was right, but we drove to the show in my friends NEW Car and I'm afraid we would have scuffed the car beyond repair if we'd tried to get the glidder in....hehehe. I've added myself as YOUR newest follower. I love your Modern Country Style and can't wait to look thru your wonderful blog! Happy Weekend......hope you have good weather!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by Taylor Made Home and leaving me some sweet comments. I am still not 100% yet but I was able to run some errands today.

A HUGE THANK YOU to you for hosting this blog hop. I've already meet several wonderful ladies (including yourself) because of it!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! Very glad that you popped by as it has enabled me to discover your beautiful and inspiring blog.
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Really great idea for a party! I joined in on the fun :) Thanks for hosting...can't wait to peek around! Laurel

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your blog is amazing! I want to play on it some more this weekend!

I am visiting from Common Ground.
~Ricki Jill

Gypsea Nurse said...

I am late..I am late.... but I am still going to play.. typing it on other screen while I have you here!
Your house though.... HEAVENS! It is gorgeous!
How beautiful you made it into a home...
Ok.. i am scared...but I am going to give this a whirl...
Oh.,....I hope they are nice to me! hehehee


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Miss Sarah! I am loving this party! So fun to read everyone's thoughts! I am sharing my inspiration post that helps define my style and how I would describe my blog! Sorry I am so late to the party~ Thanks so much for hosting! Hope all is well with you and yours! Hugs, Courtney

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think I'm in love with your house. ;) You did such an amazing job with the makeover thus far!

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! :)

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Thanks for putting some "rhyme & reason" into the thinking process for how we define our blogs. Loved seeing your "Before & After" tour.

Simple Home said...

What a wonderful party Sarah. Sorry I didn't get a chance to join. I'll try to get around to visit some of the links :-)
Have a wonderful week!

Erin said...

I am seriously so sad that I didn't get to do this. I was really looking forward to it and thought that I would have slow week last week..not to be. I had old clients crawling out of the woodwork to get their massages, which I shouldn't complain, but still, I wanted to be here. This week is more of the same. I am a terrible friend, and apologize for it...publicly.


Wonderful party, I will join very soon, didn't see it before. I love all the posts you've shared, specially the bedroom change as we're ready to do a mayor face lift to our bedroom! Thanks for sharing. I'm at TTT also.
Happy Easter

abeachcottage said...

Lovely master bedroom! Thanks for stopping by at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining in the party!

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