Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 in review

Going backward over the past year, I realize it has been a very inspiring and very busy year. I really enjoyed blogland and visiting so many creative woman.
Even though my kids are mostly grown we still really enjoy our Christmas, and this year  Santa bought his big burlap bag of surprises.

Everyone came over to open presents.

The Duke was patient and good as gold while we opened our gifts

and he got his own little ornament from a neighborhood friend!

And grand baby had the best-est time.
December Merry Christmas... was a blast, I love to decorate, and even got help from the dog!
Duke help create this vignette below when I worked on the Dining room, here

 I decorated the mantle for a challenge here

November ...went to Denver for a girls weekend

 came home to prepare a great Thanksgiving

October...Early pumpkin picking

and gourd gathering, I found this awesome black gourd, that looked just like a ball and claw foot.

 In Oct I also opened a booth in Cape May NJ at North End garage

in Late October I went to New Orleans where I took a zillion pictures of houses, It is a pretty neat city.

and came home to pumpkin carving on Halloween!

September... my youngest went off to college, I missed her as I dressed the shore cottage for Fall
Painted some furniture with my sis

August... my son bought a house and moved out, so I began to re-decorate his room.
And 2 puppies came home with us, well one for us, one for my grown daughter.

July... was spent at the shore house, lazy days on the beach,

 also saw Ringo Starr at the Casino, and re-decorated one of my daughter's rooms, here
We beachified it.

June ..A wonderful prom and fun High School graduation party

and went back to Florida and visited hot springs

May... Opened the pool, lots of  gardening,

redid the patio

spruced up the shore cottage here

April...went on a trip to the Florida Keys with my sis.

March...Went to Florida and Beachified the dining room, posted about the table intervention here
This Florida dining room was my favorite transformation this past year... I had wanted to do something for a long time. the before was hideous!!
.....scratch that .....
THIS was my favorite.. the kitchen redo

February... finished renovation of my kitchen... complete tour here...

January ...started renovation of my kitchen

That's 2011 in a nutshell, backwards! All good stuff.
In between all this, lots of tables got painted, chairs got re-made, and crafty things got done.
I had a ton of fun, looking back, hope you enjoyed it too!
sharing at these linky parties
White Wednesday
Wow us Wednesdays
Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Show and Tell Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Saturday Night Special


  1. My goodness.....I tired myself out just reading about all you did this past 2011. And I love your renovations too. And I am tickled you visited The Vintage Nest. Hope to see you a lot. Happy New Year ~ Lynn

  2. Wow, what an amazing year you've had! Your kitchen looks amazing! What an inspiration; I love it! I agree with Lynn, "I'm tired" too! You had a busy and productive year! Happy New Year!

  3. what a fabulous post .... love all the pics and the stories ... thanks for sharing xoxo

  4. What a wonderful year you have had. So many fun trips and projects. Loved seeing them all. See you in 2012.

  5. Looks like you had a busy, but productive year! Your kitchen redo looks beautiful! Best wishes for 2012!

  6. It is wonderful to look over the year! Blogging is a fantastic way to catalog our memories and it is so fun to share!
    Wishing you a very Delightsome New Year,

  7. That kitchen renovation is lovely! And of course, I'm jealous of anyone with a beach cottage. We live 80 miles inland and I dream of the sea...

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