Tuesday, January 01, 2013

To a great year ahead for all of us!

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Happy New Year!!!  

I hope you are all getting the new year off to a great start!  I went to a New Years party last night which is something I haven't done in years...in fact I don't even remember the last time I went out on New Years!  It was a lot fun!

I've put away my Christmas decor and all I can say...it's so much more fun to put up than it is to take down! It's done and my little apartment looks so bare now.

I still wanted something festive around the house and for New Years I always love to decorate with silver and crystal!  I love the sparkle of the two together!  

The camellias are blooming in Northern California right now. These are from my apartment complex. The bush is right in front of my neighbor's kitchen...I felt like a thief sneaking up with my scissors and snipping them before they could see me! I'm sure they don't care, there are just two young single guys that live there.  They are probably totally unaware that it is even blooming!

I found these beautiful candles half off right after Christmas at the most unlikely place...CVS!!  Who would think you could find something so beautiful at a chain drug store?  I bought 2 large and two small and I wish I would have bought more now. I think I'll go see if they have any left. I think the large one was only $3.50!

I think since they are snowflakes they can go beyond Christmas and would look okay all winter.  They are oh-so-romantic looking!

I bet some of you are going to be running out to CVS today to look for them, aren't you?  

One of my New Years resolutions is to blog more often. I'm starting off the new year right! It's not even Show and Tell Friday time and I'm posting!

Have a happy and safe 2013!  I think it's going to be a great year!!!



Kim Gillian said...

Happy New Year Cindy! Your candles look great!

Constance said...

Hi Cindy,
I love those candles, they are just the perfect sparkle for winter decorating. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to each visit.

Happy New year

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your decor is so pretty! The nearest CVS is not in the greatest area, but may have to make a trip.
I want to say "Many Thanks" for hosting every Friday. I don't always join in, but do when I have something to contribute. Wishing you a Very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!!

NanaDiana said...

It looks beautiful and not bare at all to me. Happy New Year-I hope it is a wonderful one for you- xo Diana

michele said...

happy new year, cindy!

thank you for so much lovely in 2012, and here's to more romantic home charm in 2013.

peace and joy to you.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

What beautiful photos--and I am glad you are planning to blog more often--a gift to us all! I miss your decorating posts :)

Suz said...

Gorgeous candles! I can't believe you found them at CVS. I never find anything there.

Susan said...

Love the look of silver and crystal, too, Cindy.

Great job! Thanks for sharing.

I agree with you in hoping that 2013 is going to be a charming year! Susan

Jen Beaudet said...

Happy New Year Cindy! I hope you have the best year yet! Love the beautiful flowers.

The Tablescaper said...

Happy New Year Cindy. It looks like you're off to a great start!

- The Tablescaper

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy New Year! Love those candles, I'll have to check out CVS!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a great find, you know I'm on it! What time do they open? LOL
The silver and crystal is gorgeous!
Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!

Laura Turner said...

Beautiful winter decorating. What a great way to start out a new year. And yes, I'll probably be running out to my local CVS tomorrow! lol!


I wish you a nice and romantic happy new year !
Thank you for the so dreamy and inspirating pictures...
xoxo from PARIS

This N That said...

Happy New Year Cindy..Love your candles..

Linda said...

Happy New Year back at ya, Cindy! LOVE your tablescape. You are the Queen of romantic! The candles are, indeed, pretty and wintry...
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

DIYbyDesign said...

Happy New Year! You're right...I'm going to go and check out my CVS to see if there are any left. Those are gorgeous (so are your crystal holders).

Savannah Granny said...

Happy New Year Cindy. Love the camellias and your silver candles with the snowflakes are lovely. Blessing, Ginger

Dream Mom said...

Oh, they are so pretty! You are correct, who would have thought you could find something so beautiful (and inexpensive to boot!) at CVS?

Glad to hear you'll be blogging more...we can never get enough of seeing beautiful things, can we?

Sarah said...

Cindy, you are absolutely correct.....it is much more fun to decorate than to put it all away. ;-) Love the silver and crystal look and look forward to your posts. Happy New Year......Sarah

Jill Turner said...

I love the candles and lemons.

Xo Jill