Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

The first day of a new year!  I always try to spend some time reflecting on the year gone by and thinking about what I'd like to see in the coming year.  I don't make resolutions, but I do try to write down  a few things I'm thinking about. 

As I pondered these things this morning, my eyes glanced  at the pot of flowers I have on the table,  and I wondered how many times I had changed the arrangement throughout the year.  So I looked back over previous posts and this is what I found.

blue glass

books , china, daffodils

red check cloth, Advent tree, red teapot

Sometimes it's just messy!

blue and white china

red, blue and yellow

lamp, fruit, golden rod

bunnies and flowers

It's fun to change things around.  If you have collected lots of cheap stuff,  wonderful treasures like I have, then it doesn't cost anything to make some changes!

Today will be a lazy day.  Hubby will watch football and I will take down the Christmas tree.  Usually the tree is long gone but we had friends over last night and so I left it up.  If the weather cooperates we'll go for a walk in the woods and have leftovers for dinner.

The winner of my 400th post giveaway is Marie.  I always want to call her Sweet Marie because she is so sweet!  We are both from Canada and Sweet Marie is the name of a chocolate bar they have in Canada.  Congratulations, Sweet Marie!

To all of my friends I hope that 2010 is a year filled with joy, hope and blessing for you and your family. 

Rhondi xo


  1. Rhondi, I have loved all of your arrangements. They're always beautiful, sweet and very folksy to me. Just the kinds of things I love. I especially love it when you show your red and white collection and your blue and white collection, two of my favourite of all time colour combinations! If I had to pick between the two, I couldn't! I am absolutely gob smacked that I won your giveaway!! I can't believe it! But you know what's even better than that? Your kind words that you have said about me here. Not sure I really deserve them, but I'll take them gladly and treasure them. Pinching myself now as I just can't believe I won! What a wonderful start to my new year! Thanks so very much! xxoo

  2. Happy New Year, Rhondi -
    I don't make resolutions, either, but I make a list of things I want to accomplish. Cleaning and organizing - and simplifying things - is on the list this year. And more time with family and friends. I wish for you a wonderful year filled with blessings from our Father above!

  3. Just stopped by to wish you a very Happy New Year. I like all your pictures and would be hard to choose if needed for a favorite arrangement.
    Congrats sweet Marie on you winning
    Happy New Year

  4. So many beautiful arrangements from this past year. All very inspiring and lovely. I hope you have a Blessed and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  5. You have such a generous spirit, to share these moments in time, capturing beauty to share with us - your readers. Happy New Year!

  6. Rhondi, what fun it was to go back to visit photos of your table through the past months. It always looks inviting, even the one you say is messy. Your blog is one of my favorites and you, dear friend, are one special lady! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us through Rose Colored Glasses, a blog full of beauty and thoughtfulness.
    Happy 2010! ~ Sarah

  7. Rhondi,
    Since I did not come into your blogging world until later this year, many of the pictures of your table I had not seen before. They are all beautiful! I can see you sitting at that table as you write. I am so thankful for not only finding your blog this year, but getting to meet you in person! Have a blessed new year and thanks for your beautiful inspirational posts!

  8. I loved looking back at your photos. You have such a creative touch with your displays. Wishing you and very wonderful day and a Happy blessed New Year!


  9. Iv,e had a happy year reading you blog , Happy days for 2010--cottonreel

  10. I always enjoy your lovely arrangements. My favourites are blue, especially when you bring out the "Dainty Blue"!

  11. Happy New Year Rhondi! What a cheery post on this rather gloomy and wet January 1st. Your treasures are so pretty.

  12. Belli i tuoi colori, anch'io cambio spesso le disposizioni e gli oggetti sui miei mobili...a volte cambio anche la disposizione stessa dei blu è la compisizione preferita...adoro questo colore.
    Buon anno
    ciao ciao

  13. Hi Rhondi,
    I love this post-all your arrangements are pretty!Congratulations to Marie on winning your beautiful giveaway.
    The Maritimes is expecting a storm tonight but on the Island it is either rain or snow so we better get our walk in soon!
    All the best to you and your family in the New Year.

  14. Since I am a new blogger of only 3 months, I am delighted you showed previous table arrangement that I never saw. How lovely each is. Went through them 4 times and still cannot decide with is my favorite. Each one is so unique and delightful in it's own right.
    May this year be beautiful and give you bountiful blessings.

  15. Whoops, each time I leave a comment, I keep forgetting to ask what is the name of the lovely blue and white china on your header picture? I have never seen these before and they just take my breath away each time I stop to visit you. Thank you Rhondi for letting me comment twice. I just have to know about those lovely dishes.

  16. Rhondi, Sending you the best wishes for a Happy New Year and thanking you for sharing all your beautiful arrangements with us during the year.


  17. Happy New Year, Rhondi!

    I love your blog and am so grateful to be a part of your THANKFUL THURSDAYS.

    Blessings for 2010,


  18. Your table decorations are always so warm & inviting, thanks for giving me so many wonderful ideas! Happy 2010. . .


  19. Congrats to Marie! And I love, love, love seeing all of your vignettes on your studio table.

  20. New year's is a wonderful time. It gives us some extra time, without the demands. With my extra time, I've spent some wondering through blog land and was lucky enough to find yours. It's lovely! I look forward to your posts in the new year.

    Come visit.

    - The Tablescaper

  21. Hi Rhondi...Happy New Year! I love all the colors in your vignettes! Everything is so pretty to look at!~Patti

  22. Happy New Year Rhondi,
    I love that new photo of you! Your beautiful home is so inviting, and I love how you decorate. Congratulation to the winner of your giveaway.


  23. Great post, Rhondi!
    I always enjoy seeing your arrangements and what you will come up with next.


  24. Hi Rhondi, I love looking back at all the different things you have done to make things beautiful. I look forward to many more beutiful posts this coming year. Happy New Year and may God bless you and your family:>)

  25. Moving things around and reflecting a mood or the season is such fun. I loved looking back with you. Your home is so beautiful. I wish you a very Happy New Year dear Rhondi! Stop by my other blog sometime to see some of my latest projects. Have you got any new quilts in the works?

    Hugs ~

  26. Happy New Year to you Rhondi! Hope it's a good one! I love all the flower, etc. on your table-how beautifully you have decorated throughout the year! Enjoy your day!

  27. I remember these entries with the changes. All of them are so pretty. You have some wonderful things to display.

  28. Beautiful tablescapes, Rhondi. Happy New Year to you!


  29. Happy New Year, Rhondi! Congratulations on 400 posts. I look forward to many more.

    Gorgeous sun rise you had the other morning!

  30. All your table arrangements are lovely and I enjoyed seeing them all. I'm really drawn to the ones that contain blue and white china.

    I grew up in Toronto, ON but have spent the last several years in Georgia. Where in Canada were you from?

  31. Hi Rhondi,
    Yours is one of the first blogs I discovered last year when I became a blogger, and though I haven't been around for a while, I enjoyed seeing your tablescapes from the past year again in one post. The photos actually brought back the feelings of the last year, when I was just discovering the world of blogging.
    This was refreshing for me. I love your arrangements- from color combinations to the items grouped.
    I am sorry I was away for so long.

  32. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that red polka dot teapot! yummy!


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