Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your friendship, for reading my blog and all the lovely comments you leave for me.
I am so grateful for the beauty and inspiration I see, when I come and visit your blogs.

These lovely images are from ~ Decorative Country Living.

This is the time of the year that some of us make New Year Resolutions ~
are you going to make any and do they normally work out for you?

I have made a few ~

Continue to do some walking every day, especially early in the morning
Eat food that is more healthy
Try something new
Maybe even study the French language again, it was hard to speak and understand what the French were saying, when we were in France, they spoke so quickly. The lessons I had from High School, did not seem to be working.

I just love this Calender from 1910, from the Graphics Fairy ~ how lovely that someone still had this wonderful Calender.

I want to wish all my dear friends a wonderful 2010 and may it bring much love, good health, prosperity and blessings to you.



  1. Dear Carolyn, at the dawn of this new horizon we have in front of us, I want to greet you and wish you all the beautiful things that your soul has to offer to you and to the world and I also wish for you all the blessings you desire, from up above!

    Thank you, also, for the gift of your beautiful friendship, which I appreciate very much.

    And that is a very charming calendar you have displayed here for us all. Thank you for that.


  2. Caroly-Happy New Year to you too! I am so glad I have gotten to "know" you this year :) My resolutions need to be the exact same as yours!

  3. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Carolyn! I am so glad I met you! I look forward to next year and our "chats" through blogging!

    My resolution this year is not to make one, LOL, as I never keep them!!



  4. Happy New Year dear Carolyn! It's been wonderful getting to know you in 2009. All the best to you for 2010!

  5. Hi there! Happy New Year to you, too! You've been a dear bloggy friend and I've appreciated your visits and comments to my blog so very much! I've also enjoyed my visits to your blog! It's been so nice to get to know you this past year! Remember the OWOH (one world one heart) thing where you shared your Aunt's tatting in your next post!?! That was so special! I appreciate your generosity of spirit!
    ~TattingChic ♥

  6. Oh that was lovely Carolyn.

    Wishing you much happiness in 2010, Happy New Year!


  7. What beautiful thoughts for us all! I hope your the new year brings only wonderful things your way. Happy New Year to you too!

  8. A very Happy New Year to you, Carolyn and to your family. I love visiting - you always have something new, something old, something pretty and something inspiring.

    I don't do resolutions since I usually can't keep them or remember them. I just do one day at a time and hope for the best.

  9. Hi Carolyn, so lovely to visit you and thankful for your visits to my side of the world. My resolution is to get organized; to create a workspace for myself for crafting; to stop procrastinating! Wishing you all the best as we enter the new year. Blessings, Tammy

  10. Love and hugs and many blessings
    Happy New Year
    Love Jeanne

  11. I wish all your dreams would come true in the new year, darling Carolyn!
    I am so grateful for your support & friendship.
    have a sweet day, xoxo

  12. Wishing you a very happy 2010, may all your dreams come true.

    Leeann x

    ps Learning french sounds like a good idea to me, if you want some practise you know where to come :-)

  13. Happy & Blessed New Year Carolyn darling. Wishing you and yours good health, much happiness and vast fortune in the new year.

    Love & Hugs

  14. Carolyn,

    I love your new banner! I have not made any resolutions yet but a couple years ago I challenged myself to read the classics. It worked very well as I read many wonderful classic books and enjoyed them all. I have not decided on anything yet for the coming year but I am leaning toward finsihing my novel that I have been writing for some time now.

    Blessings for a Happy New Year!


  15. Happy New Year wishes to you too. I cannot express how wonderful it has been getting to know you Carolyn. So far away and yet you are just a click away. Isn't the internet amazing?! Thank you for letting me have a peek into your life in your beautiful country.
    I wish for all you dreams to come true in this new year!

  16. What a fabulous calendar!
    Happy New Year dear Carolyn, filled with love, health, friendship and joy!

  17. Carolyn amor, I hope you have a wonderul New Year filled with much love, laughter and nothing but good things :) I left a lil New Years wish for you and all my dear friends on my blog, please visit when you get a free moment :) Besos, Rose

  18. Dear Carolyn,
    Happy New year to you!
    The New Year does bring a time of reflection on the year that has gone but more importantly looking forward to a new one.
    I love the idea of new resolutions - making them just yours is wonderful. I want to make a dream board - just for me. Something to look forward to.
    Have a wonderful day today whatever you do.
    x Suzi

  19. Dear Charity,

    Lovely of you to come and visit me.
    I hope that all your dreams come true, dear friend.
    Many blessings.

    Hi Susan,

    Wishing you a happy New Year, dear friend.
    So happy to have found your blog ~ thank you.

    Marsha, I know what you are saying about making a new years Resolution
    and then not keeping to them.
    I am the same! Wishing you many blessings dear friend. It is lovely to know you.

    Dear sweet Tracie ~ wishing you a Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true. Look forward to visiting in 2010.

    Dear TattingChic,

    Yes, it has been lovely getting to know you and it was my Aunt and her tatting that brought me so many friends to visit like Bella and Carol. thank you ~ Happy New Year!

    Dear Dustjacket,

    It has been wonderful visiting you and all the glamourous fashion you share, with us. Many thanks.
    Look forward to visiting you in 2010. Best wishes, dear friend.

    Happy New Year to you sweet Sares.
    It has been lovely getting to know you.

    Dear Dolores,

    Yes, one day at a time is probably a good thing ~ sometimes it is hard to keep at the things we have declared we would do.
    Happy New Year and I love to visit you and look forward to doing it on 2010. Many blessings.

    Happy New Year, Sabrinaesse,
    Look forward to coming over to visit you ~ always great to have a new blog friend. Thank you.

    Blessings and a happy New Year to you Tammy!
    I know the feeling to have a better work space ~ I am with you there, rather than working on the dinning room table and taking over the whole house!

    Happy New Year to you Jeanne and many blessings to you and yours.

    Dear Susan,

    I hope that the new year will be wonderful, dear friend ~ may all your dreams come true!

    Merci beaucoup Leeann.
    I have so enjoyed visiting you, dear Kiwi friend ~ after all that is who you are. Wishing all your dreams will come true ~ thank you for your friendship. I will come to you for help, thanks.

    Dear Duchess,

    Wishing you the best year, dear friend. It has been lovely to visit you. Happy New Year!

    Dear Kim,

    I would so love for you to finish your novel ~ would be great to read it. Best of luck!
    I hope that 2010, will be a great year for you. Blessings, dear friend.

    Dear June,

    It has been such a lovely thing, getting to know you, dear friend.
    Wishing all things wonderful for you and your family.

    Thank you Monica, for your friendship. I love visiting you and all the beauty you have to share.
    Happy New Year, dear friend.

    Dear Rose,

    I would love to come over and visit you, sweet friend.
    Have been busy doing the family things. Happy New Year and may all of your dreams come true!

    Dear Suzi,

    Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2010.
    May all your dreams come true.
    I have an Inspiration board that I am putting together - my husband needs to cut the backing timber for it. I look forward to seeing your.


  20. Dear Carolyn: I want to wish you the best New Year's. May God richly bless you this coming year. Martha

  21. My dear Carolyn!
    A very Happy New Year to you & yours!
    It’s been a wonderful year knowing you!

    XoXo Lola & Nora:)

  22. PS Me again! Just to add only sorry I’m not able because of work to get out & visit yr great site more often!

    XoXo Lola & Nora:)

  23. Happy New Year! What a lovely post! It was great getting to know you via your blog and I'm looking forward reading/seeing more in 2010!

    That vintage calendar is gorgeous by the way...

  24. Happy New Year, Carolyn! I've so enjoyed our blog friendship!

  25. Happy New Year, darling Carolyn!


  26. Happy New Year darling Carolyn, how I love to visit with you.

    I wish you and the family the best in life always.


  27. Happy New Year 2010
    God's most richest blessings to you and yours
    Love Jeanne♥

  28. Hi Carolyn...Your mirror is are your other gifts. I am sure you were just thrilled!

    Hope you had a lovely New Year's Eve. We went out for an early dinner and came is very cold here and so being in a warm place was especially nice.
    Wishing you all of the best for a wonderful, happy New Year.

    Hugs, Nancy xoxo

  29. Happy New Year Carolyn ~ Please come follow me on our NEW blog ...

    I look forward to another year of joy shared with you ... you are such a delight.

    Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

  30. Dear Martha,

    It is so lovely to have got to know you this year and thank you for all your visits. I enjoy coming to see you. Happy New Year, dear friend.

    thank you sweet Lola and Nora for coming over to wish me a Happy New Year. I understand how it can get busy with work and everything, but always great to see you when you can. All the very best for 2010.

    Thank you Haute Shopper and has been lovely meeting you here at your blog. Have a fabulous holiday and 2010 and look forward to reading more of your wonderful Shopping Posts. I love them.

    Thank you Barbara, and wishing you a Happy New Year, also for all the wonderful recipes you share and your friendship.

    Thank you dear Carrie and wishing you a fabulous year!

    Many thanks, dear Renee.
    I do hope that you and your family can know many blessings this year.
    You so deserve them, my sweet friend. You are always so kind and beautiful and it was so great to see your photo. We all love you!

    Thank you Jeanne. Wishing you and your family a very happy New year, may it be a great one.

    Hi Nancy,

    Many thanks for your visit and your kind words.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Year ahead, with many blessings.


  31. thank you Marydon for your visit.
    Wishing you a very happy year ahead.


  32. Happy New Year, dear Carolyn! May 2010 filled for you with love, happiness and a lot of sweet bears!


  33. Hello my dearest FRIENDDDDDDDD!!!


    ...whit a lot beautiful things!!!

    I'm so really, really glad to have know you!!! ;o)


  34. Thank you for your sweet message, darling Carolyn ~ may 2010 be the best year of your life as well!


  35. Thank you Julia, you are so kind and wishing you a great new Year!

    Lovely to know you too ~ sweet Ni.
    You are always so kind and leave the most beautiful notes.
    Thank you dear friend.
    Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010.

    Thanks Carrie and I look forward to coming over and seeing lots of fabulous fashion posts from you.


  36. Beautiful images...just love them!

    Happy New Year dear Carolyn, I'm so glad we connected!

    Look so much forward to read your lovely posts in 2010 as well!

    Much love: Evi

  37. Thank you Miss Eve for your kind wishes. It has been a real joy visiting you and all your beauty, you share.

    Happy New Year and may it be a wonderful one.


  38. Happy New Year Carolyn!

    I share the same resolutions... hopefully this year I can keep them ;)


  39. Happy New Year Carolyn!!!
    I hope it's a great one!

  40. Hi Carolyn: You always have such beautiful things to share. Thank you for your friendship this past year and I look forward to getting to know you even better. May God richly bless you this coming year! Martha

  41. Thanks Rue and good luck with your resolutions.
    Have a great year.

    Many thanks Rosemary and best wishes for the New year for you.

    Thank you Martha, and I am hoping that your year will be the best ever.


  42. Hello Sweet Friend!

    Such a lovely post...I just adore you! I wish you lots of love and dreams come true in 2010. I'm so thankful our paths crossed and I look forward to a continued friendship and your lovely post in 2010!

    Sorry I've been so much going on. Thank you for your support and lovely comments!

    Love and hugs,

  43. Thank you Karyn for visiting and your kind messages you leave for me.
    It has been delightful finding you and your blog and want to say thank you for being such a dear friend.

    Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true.
    Wishing you, all the very best.

  44. Good luck with your New Year's Resolutions Carolyn!

    Very best wishes for 2010 to you and your lovely family.


  45. Dear Carolyn,
    Happy New Year. Your blog is so lovely, and I am going to add your lovely place to my list of wonderful places to visit on my new blog about old books and artwork. You are a kindred spirit. Wishing you ever happiness in the coming year.

  46. Hi Carolyn!!! wishing you and yours a very wonderful and dream filled New Year!!! I am so grateful we met and look forward to sharing more of our lives in 2010!!!!


  47. Dear Carolyn,

    Thank you for your lovely comment.
    And I wish you and your family to a happy new year, good health and wish much creativity.

    greetings from Holland,

    Josephine ♥

  48. Thank you Lynda and wishing you a Happy New Year and best wishes.

    Dear Karen,

    Looking forward to coming over to visit you, thanks for visiting me and wishing you a wonderful Year.

    Thank you Diana, it is so lovely to have met you too.
    Wishing all your dreams will come true and this year will be the best year.


  49. Carolyn, thank you for always visiting and saying such nice things. I am flattered that you like my photos, I actually live in a tiny little house!! I love to decorate so it is done up as best as I can. My husband is a minimalist and I am a collector, need I say more? He he we have some discussions on how I need to cut back!!!
    I love my blogging friends and I am so thankful I have met you, I do love a lot of the same things as you. Maybe we could teach each other French, I would love to learn. I have heard that there are some really good lessons on line. i may have to research that one for us!!!
    Margaret B

  50. Dear Josephine,

    Lovely of you to come and visit me today and thank you for your sweet message you left for me.

    Dear Margaret,

    I love my blogging friends too, and it has been wonderful finding your beautiful blog.
    I always love to see your wonderful creations and yes, we do seem to like a lot of the same things.
    Good luck with your French lessons, and we will have to compare notes.


  51. Happy New Year to you Carolyn! I wish I knew how to speak French too, it is such a beautiful language. I have yet to do my resolutions as this has been one busy weekend. By next week, I resolve to have them done!
    Sharon :-)

  52. Wishing you a joyous & wonderful New Year filled with love & happiness.

    Thank you ever so much for stopping by for a visit :) and for your sweet & kind comments.

    Your resolutions sound perfect!!!

    Many blessings, Doreen

  53. I love that vintage calendar image as well. Happy New YR to you!

  54. And wishing you a super duper magnificent New Year as well!
    I'm so glad to have met you this past year, and look forward to getting to know you better in the year ahead.

    I'm with ya on trying to tackle French again, I sort of bombed on it in high school. ;-)


  55. Hi Carolyn,
    Happy New Year to you and your dear family.
    Your blog and writings are lovely and it has been such a joy to get to know you over the past year. I so look forward to many more special visits to your blog. I always feel inspired by your posts when I visit and so blessed by your friendship.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments.
    See you again soon.
    Hugs and blessings always,
    Celestina Marie

    p.s. taking a little blog break is a real challenge. LOL

  56. Hope you have a Happy New Year, I enjoyed visiting your blog, so many beautiful things.

  57. Thank you Sharon ~ it is always great to come and visit you and see all the lovely things you and Miss Gracie are up to. Happy New Year.

    Many thanks Doreen and look forward to seeing your new bears.
    Blessings to you and have a wonderful year.

    Lovely to have a visit, from you Kana, and I always love to discover a new blog. Happy New Year to you and I look forward to coming over to visit you.

    Hi Anne,

    Laughing here about the French ~ when we were over there, they spoke so quickly I could not make out what they were saying.
    It has been wonderful getting to know you too, best wishes for the best year yet!

    Hi Celestina Marie,

    Taking a blog break is hard to do, when we have so many wonderful friends here. I just had to call by and send my love and good wishes.
    I have enjoyed very much getting to know you, ~ you are always so sweet and I love all the beautiful things you make. Happy New Year, dear friend.

    Thank you for visiting Together we save ~ I enjoy discovering new blogs and I look forward to coming over to say hello. Happy New Year.


  58. Happy New Year Carolyn!
    Thank you for your friendship too! I wish for you, all that you wish for yourself in 2010!!
    May God continue to bless you in every way.


  59. Sigh....What a beautiful collection of photos Carloyn.

    The glass hurricane candle is so lovely and very soothing.

    Happy New year sweet friend! ~Melissa :)

  60. Thank you very much Constance and 2010 be a wonderful year for you.
    I enjoy visiting you and seeing all the beauty and love you share.

    Many thanks Melissa and wishing you a happy New Year and many blessings.


  61. Carolyn ~

    I like the idea of learning some French...I need to do that!

    I don't really have any resolutions per say, but I always use this time of year to remind myself to work more at being a good mom and wife...and try and have myself and family eat as healthy as possible.

    Wishing you much happiness and many blessings in the new year!!!

    :) T

  62. Happy New Year Carolyn! I'm not much for resolutions, but I enjoyed reading yours ;). I look forward to reading your blog in 2010.

  63. Thank you Tracey and yes, we always need to work towards being a good Mum, wife and do more for others.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2010.

    Happy New Year Peter and I look forward to coming to visit and to see your wonderful Artwork.



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