June 24, 2012

Reggie Darling & Blogging

Over the weekend, it was my great pleasure to host fellow blogger, Reggie Darling and his partner, Boy Fenwick at a small drinks party.image If you’re not reading Reggie’s funny and informative blog, you should. You will learn a lot from what he has to say, whether it be about the use of salt cellars, finding vintage Christmas ornaments, or the correct size of spoon you should use for dessert (hint: not a teaspoon!).spoons 007When I met Reggie and Boy, I felt like I’d known them for years and that I was seeing old friends again. In a way, I have known them for years, ever since 2009 when Reggie launched his blog. Reggie and Boy’s adventures in restoring a Federal-era house provide interesting tidbits on cleaning, decorating and entertaining, as well as collecting all sorts of antiques.

I am so delighted to count Reggie and Boy amongst my new friends!

It has been the same when I’ve met so many other bloggers. tres bloggersThere’s no awkward “getting to know you” conversation, rather an immediate launch into some post or another that caught your fancy, and off you go, talking a mile a minute.Les Gals[2]You have an instant starting point because you know the common reference – your blogs. Even they are on totally different topics, you can find commonality in the act of blogging, why and how you started, and those pesky snarky comments that everyone receives. nelle and dustyEach and every other blogger I’ve met has enriched my life in some way, and in most cases, without the blogs, I never, ever would have had the opportunity to get to know, and eventually become friends with many of these people.

As I get ready to embark on a new chapter in my life, I know that one thing will remain consistent – my time spent writing Pigtown*Design. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

34 comments:

  1. A new chapter , how mysterious --I am neither Penn nor are you teller

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  2. Lucky, Lucky you would love to meet Reggie and Boy and you of course. A new chaper,how exciting!

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  3. I really enjoy your blog. I've learned so much about Baltimore, antiques, England and all sorts of interesting topics including amusing tales of your beloved yellow lab. Carry on and I'll be tuning in.

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    1. chris... some tales about connor are more amusing than others.

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  4. I love Reggie Darlings blog. A new chapter? I'm intrigued too.

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  5. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall of that party.

    And mazel tov on your new adventure!

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  6. What a FUN post...I love Reggie Darlings blog! I totally clicked with Nelle the first time we met too. xx

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    1. erin... hope to finally meet you sometime soon. i feel like we're ships passing in the night!

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  7. Like everyone else I am intrigued by your bit of foreshadowing. Your blog has played a key role in helping me to adjust to Baltimore ever since I moved here and discovered Pigtown Design. I can only imagine just how much work is involved to put together your daily entries. I start everyday with you. When there's no entry, I find my day starts a bit off kilter! Thank you so very much for sharing so much of your life with us.

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    1. Jayne... i try and post five times a week!

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  8. Hi Meg, Friends--they are best gifts in life!! But....I am intrigued. What is up your sleeve now?? I can't stand the suspense. Have a super day! xoxo
    Mary

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    1. I am so lucky that I have such terrific friends!

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  9. Hello Meg,
    Boy and I had a lovely time meeting you and your delightful friends. But, as you state here, it is not as if we met for the first time--having got to know each other over the blogosphere. I felt as if I was, in fact, reconnecting with a friend of many years. We had such fun! Thank you very much for having us to cocktails to meet your friends, and for arranging dinner afterwards at the oh-so-of-the-moment Food Market restaurant. Our confab was the highlight of our visit to your fair city! Many thanks and fond regards from the two of us, and best of luck in your exciting new endeavors -- Reggie and Boy

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    1. It was my pleasure! I think I am going to appoint myself as the CEO of your fan club!

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  10. dearest meg, will trot over to reggie's blog now. seems as if a lot of us bloggers are starting new projects...NEXT! here's to your generosity. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  11. What fun to read about your 'do,' it sounds delightful! I am an enormous fan of Reggie & Boy, I can't think of a post I have read when I didn't learn something. :)

    Happy new week to you!
    tp

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  12. Love reading this!!! And "those pesky snarky comments" ha, seriously. You KNOW I would publish your comment:)

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  13. MFF:

    As I said in my email of yesterday, "Minkette" and I were delighted to be part of the party and the dinner following. Reggie and Boy are delightful; it will be even MORE fun to read RD from here on out knowing them both....

    Now we need to get you a decent Southside...

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    1. C'mon,Mink...mine are better than the Elkridge Club's!

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  14. how come no photos of reggie & boy ? are they that unattractive or just shy ?

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    1. Very attractive gentlemen, but it was a "no cameras" night. Surely, I am allowed?

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  15. Your Eastsides were delicious; I speak of the neon variety; I have to put you behind one from the Valley.....

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    1. puh-leeze! you've not been paying attention!
      http://pigtown-design.blogspot.com/2011/06/weekend-update.html

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  16. Ah yes....George Lee indeed works.....

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  17. Hi Meg,

    I know this is not on subject and very late to the party but I love the deep blue pashmina that you are wearing in the 3rd image above. The size and color are wonderful. Can you reveal your sources?

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  18. Marianne...it's a gorgeous teal with some black in it. It isto a reallya unusual shade. I found it in Wales when I lived there. It's a nice heavy cashmere and it is huge...about 50x80. It is also woven, not knit.

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  19. Thanks Meg- very lovely. You may recall my emails that I moved from Sydney to London about 8 months ago. We live near Bishopsgate at Windsor Great Park. Absolutely love this area in terms of history which unfolds slowly if you keep looking and reading. Cheers!

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