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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Year in Review - Edited



I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for her annual Year in Review. This is a difficult challenge. For a blogger to pick just a "few" highlights from the previous year, when there are 1000s of pictures to choose from.

I, of course, highlighted my children, my grandchildren, my precious Bentley....but there is also the infamous Bunny on a Stick, Cloche Party, Tablescape Thursdays, and various places we visited this past year. I wouldn't say 2009 was one of the best years, but any year VERTICAL is a Great Year!!












Marty, from a Stroll Thru Life and I have been TRYING to get together for lunch during the holidays. But then we both got sick...yada, yada, yada....I had already set the table for when she would come over...so I told her I would post it. The reindeer dishes were Target clearance 2 years ago. Everything else, I have had, I just switch it around. The jingle napkin rings....those I have to count whenever I use them....people tend to want to take them home! So I will also join in on Tablescape Thursday at Susan's.

If there were only words to tell all of my blogging friends how much blogging means to me. The prayers said for our family across this land and foreign....the inspiration to continue to dream and create, the sharing of fun and sad times...Blogging has brought hours of friendships into my life I couldn't even imagine. I am thankful for you...and I pray that 2010 will be a wonderful year for you and your families.

The possibilities are endless!!

45 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Well said, Ceekay!! You are such a sunny spot in the world of Blogland and I am SO glad to have met you!

Here is wishing you a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Love Bears All Things said...

I love the collage. How did you do that?
Mama Bear

June said...

Ceekay I love your mosaic of the highlights of 2009! It has been such a joy visiting your awesome place and I love the welcoming feeling I feel when I stop by. What a wonderful thing it has been to get to know you this past few months.
hugs

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love your post girl...and what a pleasure its been for me meeting you this year...Many blessings in the coming year to you my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

GWENDOLYN said...

A lovely mosaic of your memories from 2009. It would be hard to narrow things down for me too. Wishing you many blessings and good health dear Ceekay in the year to come. hugs!
Gwen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This really has been a year to remember hasn't it. One of the best parts of the year for me has been getting to know you. I cherish our friendship and look forward to many years of fun with you. See you Friday. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Great mosaic of your highlights. Thank you for all your visits and kind words. I've so enjoyed connecting with you in recent months. The world of Blog is filled with amazing people! You are at the top of the list!!!
All the best for you in 2010! ~ Sarah

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so thankful for you, Ceekay! You are one of the loveliest lights in the Land of Blog! Big hugs for the New Year and prayers that it will be a great year for all of us!

XO,

Sheila :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ceekay, I just scrolled down and saw your wonderful sugar shuttle. It is just fabulous. I love it. All of your decorations are just gorgeous too. I can't wait to see all the pics. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a lovely post~ so happy I got to meet you, Happy New Year Ceekay!
Cindy

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Ceekay. I am so happy to have met you through blogging. You inspire and uplift all the time. To know you is to be blessed!
Valerie

Sophia said...

Can I say that your table is absoLUTEly gorgeous! I love the color choices, as well as the red tartan napkins. Beautiful, Ceekay...just like you! :)

Mimi said...

HI Ceekay!!!
Lovely mosaic and lovely table set for you and Marty!!!!!
Blogging has been so fulfilling to me as well!!!!I hope we can all get together more in 2010!!!! I hope we can plan something for February maybe???? Char and I talked about putting something together!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Oliva said...

Love your mosaic! You're an inspiration and so very positive!!! Hope you and Marty have a great time together, and your table is so beautiful!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ceekay, your tablescape is just gorgeous. You did such a beautiful job and I am so sorry I missed our lunch. The reindeer are wonderful and the small goblets with the candles are so pretty. Your ornaments as placecard holders are fabulous. Love the china, the napkins and all the accessories. Everything is just stunning. Thank you for going to so much work, it is truly a beautiful table. Hopefully next week we can get together. Thank you for setting such a beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful highlight pictures! I have enjoyed getting to know you this past year. I wish you magic and happiness in the coming new year.

Liz said...

Your Right about 2009! It pretty much stunk. But your right about any day being vertical is better than the alternative. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it New Years! I'm bummed. It will be a blast I'm sure!

Happy New Year my sweet friend!
~Liz

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Ceekay, your mosaic and your table are stunning! You truly do a wonderful job with everything you touch.

I am so glad I have had to opportunity to get to know you a bit better. Sending my prayers to you for a healthy and happy 2010.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ceekay, Thanks for the sentiment, I agree. Blogging has opened up a wonderful new world of fantastic and supportive people! I am so happy to meet you !
Happy New Year- love and blessings to you!
Yvonne

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It will be a wonderful year, certainly! Thank you for visiting me this year, and I have enjoyed visiting your blog, also! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely photos. Happy New Year, Ceekay!
Cheers, Andrea

Sarah said...

I so enjoyed visiting your Year in Review and these beautiful tables.
Hope you are feeling better....Sarah

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wonderful post Ceekay!! So sorry you and Marty have been feeling under the weather and not able to get together. How blessed that you live close to each other though!! Looking forward to seeing you again hopefully when I'm down that way- of course you are always welcome up North here!!

Those spoons are the simplest things ever. Found some little sticky saying at Hobby Lobby and put them on the spoon part. Tied a little ribbon around handle and then threaded those cute curly que ornament hangers on the back of spoon using ribbon to hold it. I put a dab of hot glue on some of them if it look like the ribbon was going to slide around. That's it!!

sorry it took me a little bit to get back to you- I went to Tijeras, NM to spend a few days with my sister!

blessing and Happy New YEAR!

mary

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
I love to come over here for my sunshine of the day. That is what you are sweet friend. A bright ray of sunshine in my heart. I want to thank you for that. It has been a great year with you, my new friend.

I love your table setting, as it is so festive and so you. Lovin the plates. Aren't they just the prettiest? The little ornaments at each setting were just the prettiest little touch.

Here's wishing you happiness, love, prosperity, peace and good health.

Country hugs and so much love sweetie...Sherry

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful year in review -- wishing you all the best for 2010. I hope that you and Marty get together for lunch soon. Love those jingle bells napkin rings -- I can see why they would wander off!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Oooh, love all the teacups in your header.

Happy New Year!

Linda K. said...

Haven't been here in a while and I've been missing out. Beautiful tablescapes and all your photos are beautiful. Many blessing dear lady for the coming new year!

Linda
Robin's Egg Blues

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Ceekay
I always enjoy your blog and wish the very best of health and happiness for you next year.
Judith

Jeanette said...

The collage is just beautiful! I look forward to all the beautiful images in store for 2010. Happy New Year.

Dining Delight said...

Too bad you and Marty couldn't get together and enjoy that wonderful tablescape. I love those reindeer with the ornaments in them - very unique. The jingle bells as napkin rings are a nice touch too.
Happy 2010!

DD

Andrea said...

Ooh - gorgeous plates! I love those. Happy New Year to you!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, Ceekay..I do hope you and Marty get to meet..
I was to have lunch with The Tablescaper today..she is out my way for the weekend..but it is snowing AGAIN, so we couldn't do it..
Many blessings for you in 2010, and good health..you are in my prayers!

ellen b. said...

Whoa it is hard to highlight the last year. I have the longest post in the world...
Love the gold and red table. Very nice. The plates are great!!
A very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

A beautiful post...and vertical is very good!!! Happy New Year.

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a *pretty* table! Very festive!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
Happy New Year...now I'm off to explore the rest of your blog!
Rene'

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is really pretty! I love those plaid napkins!

I hope you and Marty can reschedule a lunch date soon.

Looking forward to seeing more great posts from you this coming year! I have enjoyed getting to know you in 09!

Happy New Year!

Katherine

Ginger said...

The Christmas place settings are simply gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

What a wonderful review and your table settings are just beautiful! I also love your saying of any year vertical is a good year. LOL! So true!
May I ask how you got the little house for the arrow pointer? Too cute! Here's to a Happy and Wonderful 2010!

Cathy ♥

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy new year.. nice post! perfectly captured the precious memories of 2009. thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! Happy New Year to you & yours! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay, precious, I hope and pray that 2010 will be your year! Thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us here in the Land of Blog. Your constant cheerfulness in the face of your personal battle is to be highly commended. Your faith, your love of family, and your sweetness toward your friends all add up to a big round of applause from those of us who admire you so much.

Thank you for being such a good bloggy friend, too!

Happy New Year...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I just realized I had wished you a Happy New Year. LOL! Duh! Oh, well, you get a double dose, Ceekay! :-) XOXOXO

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful year in review!

Hope that 2010 brings you everything you are dreaming of!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Ceekay, What a wonderful year in review. You've added so much to my life this past year. I'm so blessed to have met you...Happy New Year my Dear Friend..
hugs ~lynne~

LDH said...

The collage is wonderful. I had to click on it so I could see all of the great shots up close. Very nice!

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