Saturday, January 1, 2011

~HAPPY NEW YEAR - Making Your Life Count~

~HAPPY NEW YEAR~

Today marks the beginning of my third year of Blogging.  Somebody peal this girl off the ceiling, please!  What a ride I've been on for the past 730 days!  I've managed to meander my way through what has proved to be truly fascinating journey through blogland and because of you I've traveled via the internet to many places I once only dreamed of seeing.   You've inspired me to follow my sometimes restless heart all the while helping to keep my feet firmly planted in the place I love the very most.  Home.

The year 2010 was wonderful for me and in many ways I've hated to see it end.  I sometimes glance back to the past, but only as a gentle reminder of lessons learned during days once lived.  I'm a firm believer that I can't know where I'm going if I don't have a good handle on exactly where I've been...

I'm soooo very excited to have you travel along with me!  I still love reading your comments and smiling at your quick wit and endless muse.  I continue to be blessed by your prayers as well as your encouraging thoughts and words as they mean more to me than you can ever possibly know.

Additionally, I'll be continuing to expand the offerings on my A Gathering Place Website and also sharing more design ideas and photos relating to the refashioning of my La Chaumière de Briarwood.

Oh...and watch for my BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY (it's fun and fabulous)slated to begin in a few days.
Thank you again for everything!  Blessings to you as you enjoy the first day of 2011.

An Ever Grateful,

29 comments:

Stacey said...

Happy New Year sweet Rebecca!

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
You have to check my December 25 post about the pillow so you see it reside.
Lots of love to you and yours!

Mariette's Back to Basics

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rebecca, you are such a joy! Congrats on three years of blogging. I just hit 200 posts, and I think I'm at about two years of blogging (or of having a blog). I blogged before I had a blog if that makes sense.

I am still sick, but as soon as I can get out again, I am headed to the pack and ship. Did you think I had forgotten??? Your present is in the car with that HUGE amount of stuff. LOL! Did you see that pic in my last post? Well, it's there. Don't give up on me!

Happy New Year...

XO,

Sheila :-)

sonya said...

Hello Rebecca,
I have enjoyed your time of blogging too. Your talent, caring heart and generous soul shines through your words. I believe that it is our Lord's light. And that is what draws me to you and your blog.
I look forward to many, many more years!:)
Counting my blessings again this year and you are one of them my friend.
Hugs,
Sonya

manu said...

Happy new year to you and your family! ! emanuela

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year,Rebecca!! Debby from Italy ^_^

Dorthe said...

Dear Rebecca,
Happy new year to you and your family- I`m looking forward visiting you this year again, to enjoy your wonderfull creations.
XO, Dorthe

Jacoba said...

Dear Rebecca,
'Gelukkig Nieuwjaar'!
It has been wonderful to meet you and to read and share all your creativity with us.
xoxo
Jacoba

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
I'm so glad that your wonderful blog and you came my way. You have enriched my life in so many ways.

Happy New Year sweet friend.

hugs
Sissie

Victorian1885 said...

Happy..Healthy..2011 to you & your Family Rebecca! I look forward to following you again this year and am thankful for your online friendship! Take care..

Hugs,
Wanda

Roselle said...

WOW....time flys. I remember when you started your blog and thought "she's brave" LOL. Now I can't imagine NOT blogging. Go figure. I'm glad you are here in blogville. I enjoy your talent, faith, sweet words and ideas. I look forward to seeing more decorating ideas come our way. I hope you have a beautiful and healthy 2011!!
Roselle
xo

Dianne said...

Thanks for gracing us with all your beauty, dear Rebeca.

Happy New Year!

Love,
Dianne

NanaDiana said...

Happy New Year Sweet Rebecca- I am blessed to have found you here in Blogland. I love "visiting" you here- Hugs-Diana

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Rebecca: We share the same anniversay! I pray that God will give you the desires of your heart in 2011! Hugs, Martha

Rita said...

Rebecca, congrats on your three years of blogging! It is such a delight to go to your posts and see your wit, your humor, your vibrancy of life. I'd love to meet you in person one day and just sit and chat! I hope that you have a wonderful new year!

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Good morning (11:30 am!) and Happy New Year Rebecca!!
Thank you so much for sharing your life with all of us! I have learned so much from you since I started blogging myself in May of 2010. I am so grateful for your guidance and friendship!
We had an open house last evening and rung in the new year with some new friends and some champagne! We did not crawl into our bed until 2 am, so we slept late!

I am going to have a long leisurely soak in a hot tub and read an old January Victoria (I don't have my 2011 issue yet. I'll be back later today to post and present my first Give-Away!!
God Bless you and your family in this New Year!
Love and Warm hugs
Laura

Marilyn said...

You always have the sweetest little pictures! I just love them all. Thanks so much for sharing them and your talents with us.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2011! ♥♫

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE :)

I WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR :)
ITS BEEN A JOY FOR ME TO GET TO KNOW SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND SWEET LADY AS YOUR SELF, YOUR A JOY AND A BLESSING TO ALL WHO ARE LUCKY TO CROSS YOUR PATH :)
PLEASE GIVE YOUR GORGEOUS MISS K A BIG NEW YEAR HUG FROM ME :)

BUG HUGLETS~XOXOXO~MARI

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy New Year! May grace and joy fill our days as we follow Him!
Ruth

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Happy New Year dear Rebecca, to you and your family!... I was sooo excited to get that email from little Miss K!... I am looking forward to your beautiful, inspiring posts in 2011... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Suzann said...

Happy New Year to you Rebecca,
I haven't met you but I can tell you have a sweet and loving soul.

I have enjoyed your blog since I started back in September.

I hope your New Year is wonderful for you and your family!
Suzann

Vintage Gal said...

Rebecca ~ I LOVE your blog and will visit again and again. Looking forward to 2011 with you as a blogfriend.
(((Hugs)))

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy New Blog year girlfriend. Can't wait!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy New Year to you Rebecca! I have beat you to the giveaway, if you get a chance stop by and throw your name in the hat. I am just loving blogging, I have learned so much and it has helped me with so many ideas for my antiques booth. It also helps keep me current on what the latest crafty items.

Carol

Moments of Grace said...

Rebecca,
Wishing you all the best in the New Year. I am so glad you began your blog---it has strengthened and encouraged me so many times.
I remember purchasing your lovely creations way back in '03 on eBay. I still have the cards you sent with the lamp I purchased. I also still have the scented soap you sent me and, yes, it is still wrapped with the ribbon and little rose card intact.
You have no idea the impact you have made on my desire to create and on my spirit as well. May all good things come to you and yours. My prayers are daily with you.

In Grace,
Marie

Jenny of Elefantz said...

God's blessings be yours in abundance over this new year...
Hugs
Jenny of Elefantz

Lisa & Gerald said...

Happy New Year....It's been awhile..Lot's of reading for me...Your blog looks so beautiful....Have a wonderful night....hugs...

Maria said...

Happy New year to you too Rebecca!
wishing you His peace, hope and joy ~ blessings to you always ~ *Maria

Lynn B said...

Congrats on three years of blogging Rebecca, you are such a joy to visit!

Happy New Year!

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