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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year


Party or no, it's time for celebration. Even if it's only for getting through another year! I've spent plenty of New Year's Eve's asleep on the couch. One, stranded in a hotel with my sister playing card games, and a fair number dancing. I've gone to parties with dear friends, and given a few myself. There was only once that I possibly celebrated to excess, . . .  but I really can't remember. (just kidding)
  


But I always feel that I'm teetering on a nameless threshold the final evening of the year, and that the infant moments of the new year need attending to after a long expected arrival. A simple welcome is enough, and seems important to be spent in the company of loved ones (awake or not).



 

We'll be making a toast this weekend at the final stop of our December Tour in which we visited our entire family for the holidays, coast to coast. Seven cities in thirty days. It has been a deeply satisfying way to finish up 2011.


I plan to be all sentimental about it. Looking back over my shoulder while I move through the door to tomorrow. But, whatever else is that moment for?















































I wish you many happy days ahead, my friends!
And a very Happy New Year!

Jacqueline


28 comments:

Marlis said...

Happy, Happy New year! May all your dreams come true! This is a most gorgeous post. A perfect post to put the old year to bed and ring in the new. xo marlis

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you the best in 2012...
Laura :)

Jen said...

Seven cities in 30 days--that is quite an accomplishment and must have brought you much joy.
Happy New Year!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Happy New Year, Jacqueline. Looking forward to 2012.

Victorian1885 said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to sharing your journey through 2012 with you!

Wanda

jeanetteann said...

Happy New Year to you too. Lovely vignettes again Jaqui xx jeanetteann

Elna said...

Good continuation of the new year.

Hugs
Elna

Vintage Gal said...

Happy New Year ~ All the best to you and yours in 2012 ;-)

PinkGranny said...

Happy New Year's Day and the best of 2012. What a lovely setting for a peaceful celebration.

Snap said...

Happy New Year! Love the new header! :D

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Happy New Year.
How wonderful you have the opportunity to spend the time with family in December.

Bella said...

Happy New Year J!!!
Your new header is my favorite ever.... soft and stunning!
So you have made it to the seven corners, are you gonna be clicking those ruby slippers together soon?
Hugs,
Bella

Angel said...

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Olive Cooper said...

Happy New Year and I look forward to all your future posts. As my sidebar says "Beauty is important in this fragile life."

Bloggymom said...

Beautiful post!! Happy New Year to you!!

Claudia said...

Happy New Year to you, Jacqueline! What a great holiday journey you've had.

xo
Claudia

Kay said...

Beautiful header!! And lovely post, as always! I loved your previous pink post too---what a breath of fresh air in this dark, dreary time of year!! And twelve grand daughters! Amazing--and they are so lucky to have you for grandma. Do any of them have your creativity and style?? Thanks for almost 2 years of fabulous inspiration and joy from your gorgeous blog! So so lovely!
Love, Kay

Linda said...

This is a GLORIOUS post, Jacqueline. I love how your glassware, tableware, silverware all sparkles - it comes right through the photos. The candlelight is so warm. I almost feel as though I'm there, standing over your lovely table admiring it...You've really captured a lovely, hospitable ambience. Is that actually a 'clockwork' dish?! All is amazing...Thanks!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Anne said...

Happy New Year! Love the pretty new banner.

Kay said...

Jacqueline, had to comment again--speaking of new years eve jogged my memory. I have memories (even though vague) of the new years parties at your house around 30 years ago! Remember?? Cheers!!!
Kay

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Happy New Year, Jacqueline. May it be the best ever for you.

Barb

A Cottage Muse said...

I wish the same to you Jacqueline!
I am in love with your new header!

Sarah said...

Stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year, Jacqueline. I look forward to following along as you share your beautiful style. All the best ~ sarah

Daffodil Hill said...

I love how warm white feels, especially when combined with silver and candlelight. Happy New Year!

Misborda2 said...

Happy New Year 2012!!
May all your wishes, hopes and dreams are fulfilled;
the joy and hope, are your faithful companions along this year.
Hugs, Laura.

Jo Farmer said...

Happy New Year; may it bring you peace, joy and prosperity throughout...

Love this post, has a magical quality!

Jo xx
Eliza Interiors & Design

Miss Gracie's House said...

I LOVE this table...simply beautiful!
Happy New Year!
Rene

Isla de María said...

Admirable, muy bello..!!

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