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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dreaming of a White New Year.....

Happy New Year to all!!!!  I have EXCITING news!  I'm officially RETIRED!!!!  I plan to blog more and attempt to increase the number of followers to my little blog because I'm starting a small business (I'll be adding an Etsy link) to keep me busy and bring in a little extra revenue.  Details to come.....

Here's my first tablescape for 2013.  Can you tell I'm dreaming of something white to accompany this cold weather?  Sure doesn't happen often in hot and humid Louisiana but one can dream, right????

I used my aunt's Friendly Village Johnson Brothers china that I bought from her estate.  With the white accents, it takes on a totally different look than it did at Thanksgiving with the accents of green and gold, doesn't it?  After I took the first pic, I shopped the Christmas tree and added some white tassels.  Wish they'd photographed as well as they look on the table.....

Here's an up close look......

That GORGEOUS mercury glass piece in the center was a Pottery Barn gift from my BFF and I just can't bear to put it away just yet!  Scattered in the midst of that beautiful design are small deer figures so I used two deer Christmas tree ornaments to continue the theme.  I love the way it turned out!

One deer is running.....

And the other is leaping.....

My sweet daughter and boyfriend who's here visiting from South Carolina are driving out to cook dinner for me and my honey tonight.  It most DEFINITELY won't be deer.  They're cooking shrimp and grits, a South Carolina specialty!

So it's off to the grocery I go.......

Hope you're New Year is off to a great start!


Sharing with
The Shabby Nest
Nifty Thrifty Things
Life on Lakeshore Drive
I should be mopping the floor ( New Year's party )
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Savvy Southern Style
Embracing Change
The Vintage Farmhouse
The 36th Avenue
No Minimalist Here


  1. Congrats on retirement! Enjoy it and don't overdo it... heeheehee!

    hugs x

  2. I am excited for you, as I recently was forced (LOL) into retirement and am so happy it happened! I am also hoping for new followers as I grow my new blog as well. I adore the chine and am now your newest follower as well!



  3. Your table looks beautiful!

    Congrats on your retirement and good luck with your new business!

  4. Congratulations on your retirement!!! I have been retired for 3 years and am loving it. The table looks beautiful. I love the mercury glass piece!!! XO, pinky

  5. I can't wait to see your etsy shop. congrats on retirmement.

  6. Your home is beautiful sweet friend. Happy to be your newest follower.


  7. Your tablescape looks beautiful!! Wow, I can't believe you live in Louisiana, because I do, too! I am dreaming right along with you on seeing some white. I live in Shreveport. I am so thrilled to have you share at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I'm your newest follower! :) I love your blog, and can't wait to check out more of it.

    Congrats on your retirement! That is awesome.

    Kathy @ Life on Lakeshore Drive


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