Showing posts with label New Years. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Years. Show all posts

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Tree

I like to change things out after Christmas. I enjoy the Christmas decor while it's up, but then after Christmas, I like to put things away and return to a "winter" theme in my decor. I purposefully chose to limit my actual Christmas decorations this year and focused on just adding bits and pieces into my surroundings. One thing I really love is my New Year's Tree, that I put together a few years ago. I still wanted some sparkle and whimsy after putting away the Christmas things, and so my little tree was conceived. Stark pewter branches are bejeweled with glitter snowflakes, tiny bells, antique watch faces, blue miniature Shiny Brites, and little doves. It's become my way to usher in the New Year with prayers for peace, joy, and God's blessing.

This year I added two new ornaments found on sale after Christmas,
depicting old clocks.

(all other items thrifted from the fleas)

and a vintage clock face.

It's here in the Entry, 
where it's a reminder of a fresh new beginning.

I you'd like to see the original post from December 2009,
 with my thoughts on spending our Time,

Thank you all, for your sweet friendships.
What a blessing you are in my life.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

From Me to You on New Year's Day

I'm looking forward to what the New Year will bring, and looking back on all that I have walked through this last year. You have been with me everyday, whether you realize it or not. Thank you for being there.

"In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps".
Proverbs 16:9

May your New Year be filled with a multitude of blessings from above.
Sending love and gratitude for your sweet friendship,

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just a little silver and sparkle...

This is a post from last New Year's Eve that I wanted to share again. So many of you are new to blogging this year, and maybe hadn't seen it. It's one of my favorite vignettes. I had been wanting to do a cupboard with just silver and neutrals and decided to put this together the week after Christmas. Odds and ends and clock faces and silver. I enjoyed it until the Valentine's bug bit me in mid January. Love the seasons and holidays...keeps things interesting, and in somewhat of a disarray. 

This is on my sideboard in the Hall kitchen, which gets changed out regularly. I like to clear things off and start fresh each month.

I wanted some New Year's Eve sparkle!

Just look at the patina on this old metal painted vanity mirrored tray.

Love this old wedding certificate.

I haven't been able to get a lot accomplished this week, I'm taking it easy on the ankle. Thanks so much for all your well wishes and kind words. I still have some Christmas decor that needs to be put away... I'm ready for a fresh start for 2012. 
Thank you, each one of you, who comes by to visit. You're my inspiration, and my motivation to stay busy and focused. Non bloggers may not understand us, but we know the friendship and "community" are real. I think of you each as a blessing. 

Vintage Inspiration Friday 
is still going strong, click here.

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve!

joining in on these parties:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorite Vintage Posts of 2011

We're still sharing some of our favorite posts of 2011 on 
Vintage Inspiration Friday,
 so if you haven't linked up yet, there's still time,
 Just scroll down to the next post!

This is a little vignette under my console in the Entry.
These birdies really get around!

My little love birds say "come join the party",

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Tree

One of my favorite posts was my New Year's Tree from last year.
Since I have my new camera I wanted to take some new pics of it
setting in my foyer.

Instead of reposting it and just changing out the photos
I'm inviting you to click here to take a moment to experience my thoughts on
The Gift of Time.


My life has changed in this last 18 months of blogging;
thank you for your dear friendships and fellowship.
Sending Blessings and God's Love for 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #18 Counting Down to the New Year

So, I have this sideboard in my hallway.
 It's really too big for the space, but it's in sight of the kitchen
 and I walk by it a million times a day.
It's my favorite spot to decorate along with my sunroom.
 But the sideboard gets totally redone each month.
(slight obsession here)

I've wanted to put together a shelf filled with my tarnished silver
and thought that celebrating the beginning of the New Year
would be perfect "timing".

I realize that it's not the best fit, but it will probably only be here for a few weeks.
I'd love to have a cabinet just for my silver, but as yet I haven't figured that one out.

Please try and ignore the ginormous brass doorbell and ill placed thermostat.

(shhhhh...I'm already planning my Valentine Display)

Here are a few photos and links of some of the posts from last week.
Just some fun photos that deserve a shout out!

grumpy Santa

a live nativity

gorgeous wire tree
Everything Dore does is amazing!

Wall of angels

deer friends

Hope you'll join the party.
Any Vintage Inspiration!

I'm also joining in to:

                                                 My Romantic Home                                                   

Have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!
Big hugs and lotsa love,


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