Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 in Review

Projects and Posts
2011 started off just fine with this finial I made from a lamp bought at a 
thrift store.
I shared my completed master bath after I sewed up a skirt for the sink.
I shared the details about my antique tile that makes up my fireplace.
My post on Dita Von Teese's house turned out to be one of my most popular posts of the year.
It gets lots of hits every month.
Amy of Maison Decor created this sketch of my home as a surprise and mailed it to me.
For Valentine's I made this paper rose covered heart shape candy box.
The boys enjoying an early spring day.
I painted all my dining room furniture.
And enjoyed my first Easter with the newly painted furniture.
Complete with Luray Pastel dinnerware.
I decorated the dining room with large tissue paper flowers, I made.
The tissue paper flowers led to several encounters with hummingbirds in my house.
So the flowers had to come down.
I painted this little table periwinkle.
I changed up my kitchen back splash for less than $20.
I finally had the all white back splash I'd been dreaming of.
I redid this lamp over adding a new crystal ball shade.
I created a little bit of summer under glass complete with vellum butterflies.
I turned a wall fountain into a planter over flowing with impatiens and money wort.
And stacked a pot on a birdbath and turned it into a planter too.
see post

I'm making my list of projects to complete for next year.
I already have paint courtesy of Dutch Boy to paint the bedroom and my new tv is going to
inspire me to make my office/den look good.
I am seriously thinking about painting the living room and dining room and kitchen.
But that will be quite an undertaking.

Are you making lists of things to accomplish in 2012?


Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

So many beautiful projects! The photo of the hummingbird is stunning!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I loved going down memory lane here Nita. I wasn't sure I was going to do a recap of my posts, but it is nice, because I forgot about some of the wonderful projects you did. I fell in love with that Valentines day box which I know took you hours to make, and yet it was so worth it. Loved the hummingbird tale coming to check out your crepe flowers and the dining room furniture was a project that turned your house into a show place. So you have inspired me once again. Thanks xxoo

Karena said...

Nita I love your featured projects, the painted pieces, the planters, etc. I am perusing sites to get my ideas put together for the "To Do List"!

Wishing you and yours all the best in 2012

Art by Karena

NanaDiana said...

Nita- I did not discover your blog until after mid 2011 so I love seeing all that you did before I started following. I just love your blog and love your heart! xo Diana

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful photos of past posts, Nita! Your home is so pretty and it was nice to see it again! I have kind of been thinking about new things I have planned but still can't let my mind go there until everything from the holidays are put away. Happy New Year!~Hugs, Patti

Revi said...

Hi Nita,
I just started blogging in August, so I love getting to see your previous posts like this! I love your charming home and your eclectic style!

Teresa said...

It is always fun to look back and see all the wonderful things the year held. You have been a busy lady-
Thank you for your inspiration this year.
Have a wonderful New year.

Traci said...

Your hummingbird posts were my favortie and inspired me to put out a feeder which I really enjoying.
I will be making a list of projects for 2012.

Stacey said...

Nita, your home is so pretty. One of these days, a magazine will be knocking on your door.

Stacey said...

Nita, your home is so pretty. One of these days, a magazine will be knocking on your door.

sevgi said...

Hello my dear friend. Happy New Year, new days of happiness.merry chritmas

Dawn said...

Your memory lane is all that Nita darling. A friend of mine read your fly story and then told people at work and her mother who read it too. So people at Jefferson Hospital in Phila. and in South Jersey love your story. Hope this one is blessed and then some. Lots of love, Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Anonymous said...

Nita--I found your blog earlier this year. I have spent countless hours reading and re-reading all your posts and looking at the pictures of your fabulous home. I cannot tell you how inspired I am by you. I wish I had an itty bitty amount of the talent you have. Oh what I would give to have you decorate my humble, little cottage condo in Texas! Jana in Texas

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, my kitchen has got to be redone for little or no money. I am making plans to strip off old wall paper, paint walls and cupboards, do something with the counter tops and floor, and find a way to make my old kitchen look charming and vintage. Wish me luck! said...

Hi Nita, what a beautiful year in your home. I hope 2012 is filled with more happiness than you can possibly stand! You deserve it. Carol

Olive Cooper said...

Nita, your dining room is gorgeous. I know the end of the year was more than heart breaking. Hugs♥Olive

Hi I'm Shannon said...

Mmm... too much pretty stuff Nita. Love the dining room furniture in white. Super dreamy! Look forward to hearing all about the fabulousness you will have rain down on you in 2012! You deserve the sun, moon & stars =)

Cozy Little House said...

Haven't made any lists yet. Got my thinking cap on though. I remember every one of these you've highlighted for the year!

JoAnn S. said...

Nita, everything you do looks wonderful. I need you to come here lol and help me. I hope you have a great year, health and good finances too.

hugs JoAnn

oldblackcatboo said...

I left you a comment before but I don't see it here. Possibly because my blog was "disabled" last night. Thank god it's been recovered. Whew. That was So scary! anyway, this is what my comment said before! :D -
Wow, I feel like I just went through a time machine with you. I remember every single post and all the "background" that went along with it. What a year! YOU accomplished SO MUCH! If I made a list it would start with: "I WAS going to do this" and then "I wanted to do this" and "I'm going to do this when I decide what color", nope. No lists for me. In 2012 I'm just going to DO IT!

Donna W. said...

Hi Nita,
I bought a new, faster computer this past July so I was finally able to check out the blogs. Yours is one of my favorites because the posts are interesting and your house is gorgeous but mostly because you write from your heart. The fly story was priceless. I also loved the hummingbird story with the great pictures. Getting photos of those little guys is no easy task because they fly fast. Anyway, since I’m new, thanks for the recap of your projects. You’ve been a busy lady. It’s all very inspiring especially since it’s done on a budget.
What is so compelling about Dita von Teese’s house? I first saw the article in In Style magazine and I’m not surprised that it’s one of the most popular posts on your blog this year. She certainly created a home that reflects her personal style. Isn’t that what we all try to do? Alas, my humble abode is not quite up to her level; not enough money or taxidermy.
I hope you and the weenies have a very happy New Year and 2012 brings you many blessings.

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful posts. Looking forward to more creativity from you in 2012! Happy New Year.

Susan and Bentley

Babs said...

Hi, I'm popping over from 'The Polohouse', and enjoying all your projects. So many great ideas...I'm a new follower.
Hope you have a healthy and happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your home is lovely. Here I was feeling pretty proud of myself just taking down the on Christmas tree and cleaning the downstairs. I feel I really need to think of a great project to kick off the New year after seeing all your lovely work.


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