Sunday, January 2, 2011

~A Year of Expectations~

A New Year is here with new beginnings. As I reflect back over 2010 it was quite the journey. A roller coaster ride of ups and downs, new doors opening and others closing. I look forward to 2011 with hope and anticipation of a much smoother ride.
As the New Year rolls around I dream of new vignettes to be created, projects to be finished and others started. More blogging with interesting posts and so much more. What are your dreams?
Along with those dreams I hope to sit and enjoy a few more books.
Tablescapes is a great reference book for those of you who love putting together tablescapes. Kimberly Schlegel Whitman shows you how to set a table with flair and panache. The book also includes tips and hints on invitations, seating of guests and so much more.

Marjolein Bastin is a renowned artist that sells many products, several through Hallmark. A few years back Mr. P was fortunate enough to meet with her many times while doing work on her property here in Liberty, Missouri, a short 24 miles from us. During one of those work days I was lucky enough to tour the home they were building. If only I had my camera that day. Lots of wooden beams, natural rock floors, and glass walls, lots of glass. The view from her studio was incredible, perfect for sketching all the wildlife pictures she's known for.

Whatever your expectations are for the New Year, remember to take time for you.
Until next time.....
hugs ~lynne~


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful post Lynne! I too am looking forward to more fun vignettes, tablescapes and for me junkin posts! I love Marjolein Bastin and have some ornaments she designed. How lucky to see her home! Wising you a fabulous 2011!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your table vignette. It is so pretty. The books are wonderful and I love that you displayed them. I look forward to all your new posts for the year. Hugs, Marty

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

Dear Lynne, I hope this is a good year for you and Mr. P.....

I love how you maintain a positive spirit and how you share your talents and interests with us.

I love your vignette.....I also have one of those lanterns....bought it from Nell Hill's booth at the Holiday Mart. I've really enjoyed it during the holidays. I got a great book from my pal Bonnie that sorta reminds me of yours....I fell in love with it (found it at Scandinavia Place on the Independence Square). It's 'Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" (by Robt. Frost, of course)...and it is wonderfully illustrated! It reminds me of 8th grade memories when we had to memorize that poem....AND illustrate it! :) Wish mom had kept that....I poured my heart and soul into drawing those pictures.

Are you watching the Chiefs today? Can you believe they made it to the PLAYOFFS!!'s so great ...finally! :)

Have a wonderful day......L, Dana

Kathysue said...

Lynne, looking forward to a wonderful new year also. Every year in life is a gift, that is for sure. I can just imagine you sitting in this cozy spot reading. Enjoy the Process.

PS tomorrow is my one year Blogaversary!! Can you believe it.
I am having a giveaway to thank my readers for all their support. Come on by for the fun!!

jerseygirl211 said...


Wishing a very SPECIAL FRIEND a great NEW YEAR without all the 'downs' of this past year.
Many ((((((((HUGS)))))) and GOD BLESS.


Karen said...

Lynne, what a beautiful table vignette. Love the blue! Wishing you great results to your expectations for 2011.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your blog always makes me smile...and this one sure did

Marlis said...

What a beautiful post! I love the blue china... awesome. Beautiful books too. Happy New Year, I'm looking forward to more of your delights!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I love that lantern do you carry those?? I pray this is an easy year on you and Mister girl...Now the blue/white always makes my old heart skip a beat...and too funny this is the same picture I have on my side bar with your link..Love ya..Have to watch Landen tomorrow as Candace has to go back to work...dirty job but someone has to watch that sweet thing ha ha!!Hugs, Gloria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice post! I am also looking forward to a good year in 2011.
Hope you have a wonderful year!

Dolores said...

Hi Lynne.... I love this post and I love your attitude! I pray this will be a good year for you and Mr. P.

The blue and white is so beautiful and fresh looking.....I love the dishes and books!


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI Lynne, last year was a GOOD year for us: my daughter got married! I am looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store! Love your vignettes! Hoping Mr. P is doing OK. XO, Pinky

xinex said...

Your photos of your beautiful vignettes are beautiful, Lynne. Looking at them relaxes me...Christine

lvroftiques said...

Hi Lynne!!
Long time no chat! It's nice to see that some things don't change...You're still the vignette queen! You should be writing the book girlfriend! *winks* I hope 2010 wasn't to tough on ya. And that 2011 will be full of great things! Ok I'm off to play catch up on what you've been up to.....Vanna

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Lynn, New Year's blessings wished for you and yours. You do have a very positive spirit. I know you went through a lot last year. Love your pictures today. I also have the Tablescape book. It's a good one, isn't it? I would like to do more reading this year too.


onlymehere said...

Oh Lynne, you hit the nail right on the head! I think texting during a conversation with someone is the rudest thing ever. My kids worked at Subway and had the hardest time getting people to order sometimes bz they were on the phone with someone or they were caught up in their texting. Technology can be so wonderful but I think it's made people so rude. Thanks for stopping by!

Susan said...

Your blue and white vignette is so pretty!

Deanna said...

Lovely post, Lynne.
M. Bastin's work has caught my eye years ago.

Her work is pleasant and pleasing to the eye.
Makes me want to go there where she has done her artwork.

God bless,
d from homehaven