Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pinterest Party; You Pin Us We Pin You

Good morning, I am hoping everyone is having a relaxing weekend.  So Let's Party! that is Pinterest Party!
Pinterest Party
Pinterest can generate a lot of traffic to your site fast, it has become a key in self promotion and showing off your products.  By having others repin and "like" your pins it moves yours towards that top bracket (where we all want to be!)

For this to be successful there will be some rules and instructions. Please note we are using InLinkz for our pins to promote, click, like and repin, makes it sooo much easier :)
There have been many questions about where to place the hashtag "#ButterflysPin so I am including a clip to hopefully help show where to place it.
Pinterest party example

Easy Tweet: Please post this button to your blog to spread the word :)
grab button for Pinterest Party At ButterflyInTheAttic
<div class="pinterest-party-at-butterflyintheattic-button" style="width: 300px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <img src="" alt="Pinterest Party At ButterflyInTheAttic" width="300" height="150" /> </a> </div>

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Twitter Tree

The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:
Only 2 Items per person
Each Tweet must contain one of these corresponding hashtag 
Monday - #CCMTT
Wednesday - #EJWTT
Friday - #BAFTT

Tweet Everyone’s listings as they are written. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not. Those who do not tweet others or tweet others correctly will be removed.)

(NOTE:  Important only use these #'s for Twitter Tree Tweets!)
Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
Include your Twitter Id, mine is @ButterflysAttic
Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet.Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).

No Mature Items
New Blog Post "Photography by Colleen On Fine Art America - Summer's End" @ButterflysAttic #Photograph #BAFTT
Hartford Connecticut Hotel Bond Grand Historical Building Street Vintage #Postcard via @Etsy @ButterflysAttic #BAFTT
get the InLinkz code

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Photography by Colleen On Fine Art America - Summer's End

This week's features is a Collection of Photographs that show the signs of Summer's End.  The wonderful photos would be a great way to decorate your home by bringing a little outside inside.

For my listings on Fine Art America (which includes: mugs, totes, tees, and much more) go to

"Cluster Of Toadstools In Fairy Garden" Fine Art Photography
"Cluster Of Toadstools In Fairy Garden" Fine Art Photography Duvet
Photograph titled "Tangerine Orange Toadstool"
Photograph titled "Tangerine Orange Toadstool" Throw Pillow
Photograph titled "Mustard Yellow Toadstool"
 "Mustard Yellow Toadstool" on Tote Bag
Photograph titled "Tombstone Wildflowers And Grass"
Photograph titled "Honey Brown Wheat Grass"
Photograph titled "Apples Of My Eye"
Photograph titled "Trapped In White Sands"
Photograph titled "Feather In The Wind 2"
Photograph titled "The Garden Wall"
Missed my last post?  You can catch up by clicking here:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Co-hosting You're the Star Blog Hop Home Week

Co-Hosting another wonderful week of blog hop fun.  Can't wait to see what is new this week.  Check out the choices for this week's theme Home.
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
Photography by Colleen On Fine Art America - Macrophotography in White Sands
There are several ways to follow me:
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg
WELCOME to the September "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
WELCOME to HOME feature week of the September "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo YoureTheStarHome_zpsvjqg4aib.jpg
This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg
(All features were chosen from the August "You're the Star" blog hop)
Easy Barn Wood Book Shelves by Grandma's House DIY
Easy do it yourself diy inexpensive cheap frugal barn wood book shelves with hidden hardware wood working
July Thrift Polish Share by A Vintage Green

Sweet Balsamic Chicken Skillet by Living on Cloud Nine

Two End Tables Get a Sweet Country Makeover by Grandma's House DIY
Before and after old end tables get a DIY country makeover with white paint and refinished tops

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
You're a STAR

We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts).  For HOME feature week we  need 2 more Cohosts.
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.
All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Countdown to Christmas with Julie and Blu

It is hard to believe that we are starting our Christmas Countdown already but it is only 14 weeks away before Jolly 'Ole Elf makes his way to our house.  As some who love vintage postcards I find many with Christmas greetings that include a wide variety of symbols.  I also noticed that many have plants or flowers and it may make you wonder why we associate those plants with Christmas.  So for my posts this year the focus is on these Christmas symbols and what they mean.

The story of most of our beloved plants start around the Victorian Era.  Giving flowers and plants during this period were a popular expression of emotions for another or moment.  The first in our series is no different.  The Poinsettia was found by a botanist by the name of Dr. Joel Poinsett, he was also the U.S. Minster to Mexico.
Found At Postcards In The Attic on Etsy

He introduced the plant to the U.S. in the early 1800's and the bright red leaves "Bracts" where a hit.  It was sold as a Christmas Plant because the white leaves represented purity and the red leaves the blood of Christ.  The fact that it the bracts turn red in the winter months makes it perfect for our celebration.

This Mexico native plant was recognized by the Aztech for its purity.  They used the sap to cure fever and the red bracts to produce a purple dye for cloth and cosmetics.  There is a Christmas legend that is told in Mexico about the Poinsettia.

A poor girl was heartbroken that she didn't have a Christmas gift to offer during service.  Her friend told her that it wasn't the gift that mattered but that it came from the heart.  With this in mind the child picked a handful of weeds and arranged them in a posy. When she laid her bouquet of weeds on the alter the leaves turned the bright crimson red of blood.  From that day forward the bracts of the poinsettia turn red in the winter months.  The onlookers were in awe of the miracle they had just witnessed and the poinsettia became the symbol of Christmas even to this day.

Of course in this modern age of hybridization and gene manipulation there are a wide variety of colors and shapes of these beautiful plants.  But you can't compete with tradition and my favorite will always be the traditional red.  Not only because it symbolizes the blood of Christ but it also brings some brightness a dreary time of year when much of the land seems devoid of color.  Just like Jesus  it brightens and gives hope and life.
Found In Diane's Dangles on Artfire
Found in Shadow Dog Designs on Indie Made
Found in Crafting Memories on IndieMade
Found in LindaB142 on Etsy
Found in Pretty Gonzo on Etsy

Found in RSSDesignsInFiber on Etsy
Found in ExoticWoodJewelryAnd on Etsy
Found in KatsAllThat on Artfier
Found in BlondePeachJewelry on Etsy
Found in CoverGirlBeads on Artfinder
Found in Sew Amazing on IndieMade
Found in Blue Morning Expressions on Shopify
Found in MagdaleneKnits on Etsy
Found in KevsKrafts on Etsy
Found in Photography by Colleen Cornelius on Fine Art America
Found in SolanaKaiDesigns on Etsy
Found in Wyvern Designs on Amazon
Found in Thesingingbeader on Etsy
For more information on this and other Christmas plants go to: