Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Fluff and Pictures Blog

...We interupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this introspective and "substantial" post...

As I was cruising through blogland the other day, I stumbled upon a post in which the author apologized for including several pictures that week. Then went on the assure the readers that it would not be turning into one of those fluff and picture blogs. (Huh???)
I must say, I took it a little personally.

Now, I realize that I will not be the recipient of a Thinking Blogger Award any time soon...and I'm OK with that. I think there is a place and purpose for both types and one is not more or less important than the other.

I admire those who are able to articulate their thoughts and put them in writing, adding a dash of wit and humor. All the while chronicaling their day, pondering the social ills, and debating parenting styles.
Sadly, I don't possess that talent. But that wasn't my intent when I started my blog. I wanted a place to share pictures of my garden, spark interest in lovely old fabrics, and perhaps, inspire creativity (my own and that of others) with a DIY project. Looking at beautiful photos or making something with my own two hands is mood altering, it makes me feel good. (And much less expensive than a therapist, I would imagine.) I LOVE seeing all the beautiful home and garden pictures, lovely paper collages, and sewing projects on other blogs, and I can only hope that when others visit my page they feel a little better, too. :)

So, my fluff and pictures blog will continue as is, unapologeticly. Here's some pictues, just so a newcomer won't be confused. LOL


Rosemary said...

I love fluff and pictures!!
Keep it up if you want to.
You can do what you want!!!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

:) Thanks Rosemary.
I'm not sure why I felt the need to justify my blog content...PMS maybe?? LOL

I take some stuff waaaayyy too personally.

Deb said...

Wonderful photos - especially the lovely lab!

LBP said...

Bring on the fluff and pictures! I found your blog in a very round about way and it is very lovely.

Lizzie said...

I love fluff! Pile on more fluffiness!

Seriously, I enjoy pictures... its like my own blogzine.

I have friends who think decor magazines are "Fluff", too- one of them is addicted to "American Idol". Well, I love a decor magazine or a tea magazine and consider reading them my R&R time... but, I consider all reality t.v. "Fluff". I say this, acknowledging I am addicted to TNG and Voyager Star Trek reruns. LOL

So I guess we all have different opinions on what makes fluffy.

Anonymous said...

Fluff and Pictures!! Some people want everything to be so wordy and psudo intellectual. We can get all we want of that from the newspaper. Let's have some eye pleasing and fun things!

Marilyn in NM said...

Kimberly, I love "fluff & pictures"!
I'm not a writer of deep thoughts and feelings, just what I'm thinking about at the moment which is usually "fluff"....LOL.

By the way, sweety, your package will be on it's way by noon today! Enjoy!!!

Darcy said...

Fluff and picture blogs are my favorite! I love to visit blogs that inspire me to run up to my sewing machine, get out a can of paint or do something creative with my kids. Blogging and blog reading is down time for me...not a time when I usually want to read anything too deep. My blog is definately a fluff and pictures blog...heavy on the pictures! :)

Sugar Bear said...

Well I don't think its fluff and it certainly makes me think! I love all your photos and your projects really inspire me and get me thinking about doing the same in my home!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your dog is so cute! Yes, I've encountered those types of blogs too.

I guess I don't like the word "fluff" that implies "lesser than" or "not important" which to me just goes back to some people thinking that taking care of your home & yard is not as important as doing some other things. Don't get me started on that!


Niesz Vintage Home said...

Yes, you all are exactly right.
Taking care of a house and family is important.

And it was probably the percieved implication that those things are frivolous that made me a little defensive.

I like pretty things: homes, gardens, flowers, fabrics, and cutie-patootie children and pets.

I'm like you, Darcy, this is my down time. The rest of my day is filled with the serious stuff.

Ok, I'm stepping down off my soap box now. LOL

Thanks everyone!!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

YAY for fluff and pictures!
That's what I am too!

The French Nest said...

Beautiful photos - especially your gorgeous lab!

Georgia Peachez said...

Keep your blog just the way it is, it's just my style. Blogs with out pictures, BORING!

Jessica said...

I think all your lovely photos are just perfect! =)
What a cute puppy dog! What's his name?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Jessica!

That's my sweet Ubu.
My husband named her. I wanted to name her Penny, because she was a beautiful copper brown color when she was little.

Kimberly :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Here's to fluff & pictures! LOL, that's what you'll see at my blog too. Some blogs I visit are very deep & almost morose & don't make me want to stay. Do we really need to know all the gory details in one's life? Don't think so! Life is hard enough without wallowing in our despair. I wish I could write all flowery & cute, but I just have to be me.

Southern Hospitality

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Horray for you.. Keep up the fluff. I love it!

Kim @ Twice Remembered said...

I love your blog just the way it is! I've never considered any of the homemaking/craft/decorating blogs "fluff", unless fluff means inspiring, motovationional, informative,and relaxing. And a blog can be all of those things without a single word and through pictures alone! Keep up the great work!

Paula said...

Kimberly, Your blog is lovely! All the photos are so gorgeous, and I enjoy reading all you write about! I started my blog because of so many lovely and inspiring blogs that I had visited. I wanted to share my love of home, family, decorating, sewing, gardening, etc. I especially love the photos of how ladies decorate their homes, plant their gardens, what they are sewing, cooking, creating, what they found at the flea market or antique store, and of course the pictures of their family and pets! I find these type of blogs so very cheerful and uplifting! So keep going just as you have been, and I say the more pictures the better! Your dog is so cute!!! Blessings, Paula

Mom2fur said...

Bring on the Fluff! I love Fluff! Fluff and peanut butter makes the best sandwich ever, LOL!
Who could complain about that pretty flower or that adorable pup?
I sometimes glance at 'Thinking' type blogs, but they make my eyes cross with all their words. We have enough to think about and deal with. When I blog hop, I want candy, not medicine. So you just keep on doing what you're doing, okay?

cindy said...

i like it the way it is! i'll never get a 'thinking' thingie either...don't care! i like the pretty pictures!

Tea said...

I think your blog is great! I wouldn`t call it a fluff and pictures blog at all. Fluff and pictures are those beautiful, yet sterile feeling blogs where you only see stage set pictures and no real person behind it all. I`m guilty of looking at those though LOL Love seeing the things you`ve made and am always watching for more :)

Have a great weekend

Betty Jo said...

Hmmm . . . A picture is worth a thousand words! And I adore your photos. I just found your blog recently and it is beautiful and very inspiring. I suppose mine will continue to be a fluff and picture blog too, as photography is my passion, right after my family. xoxo