Thursday, December 31, 2009

Show & Tell Friday

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Happy New Year!!! Can you believe it's almost 2010! By the time you read this it may very well be 2010! It's still a little more than 4 hours away at the time that I'm writing this though.
I thought for this week's Show and Tell I would share a centerpiece I put together last January. I wanted something silver, white and sparkly and this is what I came up with. I just used things I already had.
I have yet to do anything with my dining room table since I took down all my Christmas decorations a few days ago. I think I'll work on that tomorrow!

Do you make a New Years Resolution? I have a few this year.

1. Lose weight! That's always #1...but I've got a head start this year, I joined Weight Watchers at the end of October and I've lost over 12 lbs so far. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas that wasn't very easy!

2. Get out and have more fun! I'm going to do more things with my girlfriends this year!

3. Go on a date! (Wow...I can't believe I'm actually writing this on my blog!) I put dating on the back burner since I've been a full time single mom because it was too hard to juggle both. Now that Lauren's 17 I'm starting to think about it more. Talk about scary...the truth is, I haven't been on a date in 5 years (oh boy, was that hard to confess). I think I'm ready to give it a try the very least it should make for some interesting blog posts (or not)!

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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed from MckLinky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!


Ginger said...

Just gorgeous! You could be an interior designer.

Cottage Rose said...

I love how you put things together and they come out gorgeous...

Wishing you a Blessed New Year.


Lori said...

Congrats Cindy on your feature in Feb.2010 Romantic Homes! And to think you were the first blog I ever read years ago and you told me hold to post pictures!!! Wow, small world! Happy New Year! Lori

The Pink Poodle said...

dear cindy...
happy new year from DOWN UNDER!!

love reading your blogs....

look forward to following your journey in 2010!! especially re the dating!!

xx andrea

Gattina said...

Looks very pretty and elegant !
You are my first comment this year !
While you were still waiting for the New Year to come, I had it behind me for at least two hours, lol !
I went downtown Brussels and watched a beautiful firework together with my girlfriend. Mr. G was too lazy and prefered to watch TV !

Sadie said...


Happy New Year. Hope you achieve your goals for 2010! :O)


ika said...

Happy New Year For You Sindy!!

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Cindy!

Your candlesticks are stunning! The entire centerpiece is just beautifu1.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010!

As far as dating, you are such a beautiful woman and such a lovely person, you deserve to be treated to a fun evening by a charming man! Have fun and enjoy yourself!

See ya in 2010!

Diann :)

Susan B said...

Hi Cindy,
An elegant, and beautiful centerpiece.

I wish you the best with your resolutions...I know you will be successful!

I hope 2010 is filled with much happiness and many blessings for your family.

Sarah said...

Hi Cindy,
Happy New Year!
Here's Cheers to a wonderful 2010 & I hope it is filled with lots of love, laughter & happiness.
Sarah x

Hootin' Anni said...

Just plain gorgeous!!!

My show n tell is just catching up more or less, from the 2 week bloggin' hiatus. HERE

HAPPY 2010!!

Sue said...

Sometimes, the simplicity of crystal and glass is all that it takes to make a statement. This does just that! Best wishes for a new year that brings you all your dreams and desires.
~ Sue

Barbara said...

Cindy, Good luck with the resolutions for 2010. Thanks for sharing you beautiful home this past year and being such a giving person.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wishing you a wonderful 2010 -- and may all your wishes for this year come true!

Elsie said...

~~HAPPY NEW YEAR~~Cindy,that is a
beautiful center piece. And O.K.
I have to say you would be a fine
catch for some nice fella,but he
would have to go through Lauren&
Vince approval first...LOL..:O)

Lorri said...

Happy New Year! I had so many resolutions this year I put them into categories. Good luck with the dating part. I was single for 8 years and recently remarried. It is a different world out there now. enjoy.

Becky from Tennessee said...

Cindy, I agree with Ginger, only
instead of SHOULD
be an interior designer. I love
your decorating style and your
home is absolutely gorgeous!
I got the February Romantic
Homes and your article is
beautiful! Congratulations!
Good Luck with your New Year's
Happy New Year!

Blue Creek Home said...

Lovin' the crystal, silver, and white! Always a pretty combination.

I hope that 2010 brings you many blessings and a good, Godly man to date!!!!

I am looking forward to more wonderful posts from Your Romantic Home!


Tracy said...

Hi Cindy, this is my first time participating in your show and tell.

Your blog is one of my very favorites and I always look forward to your posts with pictures. Thanks for sharing your life with us through your beautiful blog!

Happy New Year!

WendyBee said...

Hi Cindy,
Your blog is soooo amazing. I'm thinking about making resolutions this year-not sure yeth, though. You are inspiring.
Happy 2010

Charlene said...

I wanted to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! It sounds like you have some wonderful things on your list! I wish I lived closer so I could be one of those girlfriends you did "stuff" with.

You have brought so much beauty & friendship to my life in 2009 & I just wanted to thank you! Looking forward to getting to know you even better in 2010! And I will try to get back to getting posts put together for Show & Tell. I love that day with you! HUGS! Charlene

Leanne said...

Your home is always so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for hosting these wonderful parties. I can't wait to check out all the posts on Show and Tell Friday and Year in Review. Happy New Year!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Beautiful! Just came by to say Happy New Year!


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Anonymous said...

Hello Cindy,

As much as I enjoyed looking at your blog I wondered if you have read the book Simple Abundance By Sarah Ben Breathnack ......
you are always searching for something more to fill what ever was missing .... I am very happy that finaly you realized that enjoying your romantic space is the romantic home that you are looking for....

Just Remember more is less and Simple Abundance rules!

Happy new year

Sarah said...

Cindy, I always enjoy my visits here and hope to participate in Show and Tell Friday someday soon. Sounds like a fun event! Your centerpiece is lovely with the crystal and silver. Thanks for sharing. ~ Happy New Year!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Totally BEAUTIFUl....You are so good...Wow...can it really be 2010....So glad I found your blog and look forward to many reads in 2010..Happy New Year..

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I wish you good luck with your diet. Hope you get out and have more fun. And, shoot, get some guys to pay for a nice dinner for you. They'd be lucky! Rosie

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

I love your room, very beautiful. But now onto the important stuff, you must go on a date and tell us all about it. Imagine how things have changed in five years, I am sure we will all be waiting for updates, Maureen....

Linda said...

Cindy this is beautiful. I love the candles, crystal and silver! So elegant!!!

I pray that God will send you a good man to date... and that it might lead to happily ever after someday. (:>)

Happy New Year! A time for new beginnings.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

niartist said...

Gorgeous Cindy! As usual! Hope you have a fantastic 2010, looking forward to seeing your creative genius shine!

Liz said...

Hi Cindy, I just wanted to come by and wish you a Happy New Year! Your centerpiece is lovely, as ever! Congrats on the 12 lbs. That is awesome for the holidays. Good luck with the dating.


Kathy said...

Your centerpiece is simply gorgeous!
Happy New Year...Kathy

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

villa extra said...

hi Cindy, I wish you all the best for the new year...may all your dreams come true.....Hugs, sylvia

Dixie said...

Cindy... this is a lovely idea... displaying everything on a silvertray as the centerpeice... Now I guess I'll be looking for a pretty silver tray so I can copy you. I just love your beautiful blog and your wonderful creative ideas! I've been reading your older posts as was thrilled to find you post on painting furniture. I really needed that one!

Thanks again... I look forward to following your blog and getting some inspiration from you for my farmhouse decor...

Happy New Year.. Dixie

jennypilgrim said...

Beautiful Center Piece!!! Good luck on the dating. I have 2 grown children and have been single for 12 years and still don't have the nerve! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

LDH said...

Such a pretty centerpiece! Love the elements you chose to complete it!

Wishes for a very Happy New Year and all of your goals and plans to succeed.

Always a joy to visit with you!
Kindly, ldh

WendyBee said...


You are the winner of the Beautiful Blogger award.
Come by my blog to recieve the button and play along!


Anonymous said...

I am interested in the blogger "Cozy Home for Me". I can't leave a comment as I want to remain Anonymous and her comment sheet won't let you. Does anyone have the directions for her craft kids? Thanks in advance...R from Canada. PS Happy New Year Cindy

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

Beautiful centerpiece/tablescape. Can you tell me where you got the silver candleholder? I absolutely LOVE it!!


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Trish, My mom bought that at a flea market years ago! I love it too. I also use it for roses!

kanishk said...

love how you put things together and they come out gorgeous...
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Anonymous said...

Good for you Cindy!
Have fun in 2010! That's great News about your weight loss, too.
I enjoy your blog.
Thanks, JolieAnne

Tanya Boracay said...

I loved crystal. elegant

Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

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