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Monday, April 11, 2011

La Lamp Shade turns 3

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Three years ago today, I answered blogging's siren call.  I've had the indescribable pleasure of meeting some of this planet's most fabulous people - you Dumplings!

To celebrate, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite posts from the past three years.  Each received a big response from you, so let's hold hands (gropes encouraged) and enjoy this trip down Memory Lane...

The one that started it all for me - Orla Keily haterade

This earned me a warning letter from Elle Decor - Why it's OK to marry a man for his house

I could have written 5 posts - God Bless America

Because the interactive stills works - Hawt Kiwi rugby players

A recent favorite - A typical design meeting at Anthropologie

37 comments:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Congrats!!! Looking forward to reading all of these posts.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Happy blog birthday!!!!

To read the posts I go.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!

You never fail to grace us, crack us up and inspire us with your singular mix of cojones and chutzpah.
Do carry on doing that thang you do.
Here's to many more candles, dear friend.
We bow down.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

nkp said...

I'm proud to say I was there for all of them.

Happiest birthday beautiful Lampshade. You're truly a daily beacon of inspiration!

xo-n.

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Happy three darling! I've loved every minute of it!

XOXOXOXO
Sarah

DaniBP said...

I adore you and your Orla Keily haterade! Now I get to go read your other top posts I am sooo happy.
Happy Third Birthday to you and your awesome blog.
XODani

Jessica said...

Mazel tov! so glad you are still here!

where the hell was I when you posted Carlos Miele's house - is he single?

Rebecca (Reluctant Floridian) said...

Happy 3rd birthday! I will go eat a slice of cake in your honor...if you insist!

Belly said...

Congrats to my fave snark+eye candy provider! xo

Keri Batchelder Hoffman said...

Happy Birthday to La Lampshade! Will you be wearing Pea's bday hat? Please say yes ;)

Paul Anater said...

Congratulations Raina, thanks for bringing such sunshine and warmth to the blogosphere. :)

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Happy Birthday to the Lampshade. Think of all you have accomplished in that time?!

Thanks for keeping things spicy and real for us.

David said...

Happy anniversary Lady!

erin@designcrisis said...

Congrats! It's hard to believe it's been that long, but we're nearing our 3rd anniversary, also.

Where does the time go?!

Appletree said...

those were great posts! congrats to you, the universe is good.

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

Happy birthday to la lamp shade Raina many more to come

My Interior Life said...

Happy 3rd Birthday, Raina. Can't wait to read these delicious posts.

Look forward to reading more in the years to come!

Designers' Brew said...

congrats! What constitutes a warning letter? Do share!

Bromeliad said...

Yes. I remember not feeling alone in the universe for not 'getting' Orla.

Happy Blogaversary. Wishing you many more years of stridency and hilarity.

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

happy anniversary and i thank you from the bottom of my vagina for that rugby players switiching jerseys thing.

ModernSauce said...

Three in blog years is like a million! Seems like just yesterday you introduced us to the fifth food group... before that I thought it was booze.

Congratulations!

brismod said...

Well done. I always enjoy my visits to your blog. x

Karena said...

Raina Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite blogger friends & to all you have accomplished.

You are always an inspiration and always true to yourself!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

maison21 said...

happy blog-a-versary, raina. thanks for 3 years of decor, laughter and inappropriateness. nobody does it better.

oxoxo-

c.

ps- i know you are doing something right, because i don't even resent you for being funnier than me.

;-)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary!!! Whenever I need a change of scenery in blogworld, I know I can always count on you to make me laugh, think and totally see a different perpective on interiors!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

My blog love life would not be the same without you. Happiest of Anniversaries!

Alex Fulton Design said...

Happy 3 years Raina - clever clogs for blogs you are.

Hiphipperay!

A Perfect Gray said...

can NOT wait 'til I can steal a few minutes to go thru these...

happy, happy milestone. you just keep getting better.

donna

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Thank god for you. I may not comment all the time but everyday I enjoy your wit and humor. You tell it like it is, and there's not many that do. Thanks Raina..here's to way more years :) x

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Happy birthday dear Raina!!

I also loved your Aughts post.

formerlyonlyamovie said...

Congrats on 3 great years, my friend. xo

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

Happy Birthday la lampshade.
You are very much a highlight of my daily blogosphere wanderings!

Your friend across the seas - 3M!

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

YAY for birthdays (for the celebrations anyways)! To say you're a favorite would be underestimating.

many cheers and gropes :)

(and PS I looked at storefront space today.. scary! but exciting..)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

huge congrats raina, and cheers to many many many more!

DeLinda said...

Keep it going! Please! (Happy third....)

ChrisToronto said...

Happy birthday to you!

Alicia B. Designs said...

Happy 3rd Birthday to the awesomest blog in town!!!

xoxo