Today I'm ON THE BACK PORCH with Sherry of No Minimalist Here. She's a dear soul and has a fabulous blog. I love her fru fru French style. And I have to agree I will never be accused of being a minimalist myself. So here's Sherry in her own words.
1. What was the most exciting thing that has happened to you because of your blog?
It was thrilling to see my blog featured in the Site Section of Romantic Homes magazine, but the most exciting thing for me is just watching my blog grow. I started blogging to share the decorating of our new home with family and friends. Never in my wildest dreams did I think so many people would be interested in reading my little blog. I have “met” so many wonderful people through blogging and created lifetime friendships.
2. What is your dream gig? (like being in a particular magazine, having your own cooking show, the sky's the limit)
Being semi-retired has been wonderful and I am really enjoying all my free time. I don’t see me taking on a new career at this time of my life. My dream would be for Steve and I to live in Europe for a couple of years and of course I would want to visit EVERY single brocante.
3. What are a few things that readers would be surprised to find out about you?
When I was young I wanted to be a Prima Ballerina and I took ballet lessons for sixteen years, sometimes five days a week.. Just recently while in Florida I visited the dance studio where I took lessons all those years. It is now a antique shop, but still has the original scratched up wood floors that we danced on. Just looking at those floors and knowing I was responsible for many of the scratches brought back many happy memories. Years ago I framed the program and ballet shoes I wore at age three in my first recital. It is even more special to me because my mom wrote on the program that I was a little doll.
My passion is traveling and I have been lucky enough to travel to 23 different countries and some of those I have visited more than once. One of my favorite travel experiences was in Egypt when Steve and I rode horses in the desert surrounding the pyramids. In 2011 I marked another thing off my bucket list when we visited the beautiful Greek Islands.
My friends tell me I should be a comedienne because I always have funny stories about my crazy family and the strange predicaments I seem to get myself into.
4. How would you describe your style?
I would call my style Schizophrenia. I grew up in Florida and love Coastal Style. Steve and I were married in Venice and honeymooned throughout Italy. This trip started my collection of Italian pottery. Country French style became a favorite the first time I saw a room designed by Charles Faudree. It’s no secret that I love transferware and being an antique dealer I have a fondness for unique antique pieces. There have been times I thought about eliminating some things from our home and going with more of a particular style. When I look around I know I would never truly be happy without the things I love around me.
5. What are your top 3 favorite posts?
One of my very first post was a Ballard Knockoff project. Several bloggers featured this project and they really helped my blog grow.
The Open House Party I host every week is always a favorite for me. I am amazed each week by the talent and creativity that abounds in blogland.
Anita, thank you so much for including me in your series! I am honored and thrilled to be featured on one of my favorite blogs.
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