Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

                                                                       Happy New Year!
                                             The tables are set and there are gently falling snowflakes
                                             coming down outside. The pond is froze solid enough for a skating
                                             party before our potluck dinner.
                                                               My amaryllis makes a bright and
                                                               pretty addition to our centerpiece.
                                                                       Just waiting for the arrival of our family.
                                        Last night we had six of our grandchildren over
                                                   for the night and after lots of fun and giggles it was
                                                   time to settle in for the night. As,some were settling into
                                                   sleep and I am laying with Lila and her brother I hear
                                                   a big sigh from Lila (above) as she says" worst New Years
                                                   ever...everyone is just going to go to sleep!" Oh! Lila it is
                                                   11 o'clock and you are only 5 years old! We had a good
                                                   laugh over our little drama queen. I hope your New Year
                                                   got off to a better start then Lila's!

                                                                                      Happy New Year!



Prairie Charm said...

Wish a wonderful 2015 Carolyn! xoxo, Alexandra

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, what a darling little girl Lila is. Oh, she would have been disappointed here, too. We snoozed through the coming of the new year! ha!

Your table setting looked so elegant. Loved that white-framed mirror the flowers were on. Great idea.

Blessings to you and to all your family this coming year. Susan

Alexandra MacVean said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you the very best and look forward to all that you bring us. :)

angie said...

their pictures are beautiful !!! love greetings and happy 2015 !!! angie

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Oh my goodness - she is so adorable and what a hoot! I hope her New Year has improved already. Lol

I LOVE your tables in these pics. All that creamy white with the amaryllis just popping out. So pretty. Is that centerpiece bottom a mirror or a frame? It's just beautiful.

Happy 2015!!

It's me said...

Happy new good health...lots of love joy and Ria...!!

Sandi said...

Love the little burst of red!


Oh my, that Lila sure looks like a fun and gorgeous little grandgirl! I have one in this style who's 7, lol!
Your house looks beautiful for the holidays and the table is gorgeous. I love the dishes and the deers, they look real!
Happy New Year 2015 to you all!

Jonell w Harrison said...

Ah, I cannot resist this comparison. Remember when we were so young we felt it was the end of all things good and wonderful if there was not a festive event to draw us out and celebrate the new year coming in?
I may not have complained aloud but inside I often whined like a little brat...NOW FAST FORWARD many years and there is nothing sweeter than an evening IN perhaps by the fire jinglejangle no fireworks..just the luxury of solitude enjoying my own personal space and private thoughts. Well, I admit, I am there...the solitude.

Kamyria said...

Wow, what an incredible table setting. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family. Happy new year!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family, Carolyn!

xoxo laurie

Angela said...

I'm just impressed you entertained six children until at least 11p the night before a dinner party like the one you appear to be having. Of course everything is beautiful as usual, but I'm guessing your temperament is beautiful as well to accomplish so much and still have fun with your grandchildren. That's what it's all about and they'll grow up with beautiful memories. Blessings to you all.

Edith DUTERTRE said...


Que le chemin de l’année 2015 soit parsemé d’éclats de joie, de pétales de plaisir, qu’il soit éclairé par la l’étincelle de l’amour et la lueur de l’amitié.
Bonne et heureuse année !
edith (iris)

Elzie said...

Kids are kids, LOL. They are just great with their thoughts...
A Lovely dinner table. It must have been great sitting there and having a Lovely meal.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Love Elzie

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Bless her heart. There will be many, many New Year's parties for her to attend and stay up past 12:00!!!
Happy New Year, Carolyn!

Linda said...

Happy New Year, Carolyn and Andrew and family!
Lol Kids say the cutest things, don't they!
My grandniece Lily, who will be 4 on Valentine's Day, was sporting a brand new Christmassy red coat with black velvet trim and matching hat recently that her grandmother (my sister) had given her for the holidays. After trying on her new outfit and admiring herself in the full-length mirror in the hallway, she ran into her mom' bedroom and grabbed a suitcase on wheels...Towing it behind her out into the living room, she exclaimed to all, "I hope I don't miss my flight!" Haha
So here's to no missed flights and a great new year! XO
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Justine said...

Wonderful New Year, lots of health, love and joy. What a beautiful table setting - I especially like the silver baubles.
Best wishes,

Unknown said...

Your granddaughter is adorable,i have one at that age too. I tell everyone shes 5 going on 13.I hope you have a Happy New Year.

UschiM. said...

Thank you for the fantastic Blog - i'm so happy, that I have found you!
I wish you a happy new Year

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Kukkaiselämää said...

Such a lovely little girl! You really have a stunning blog, Carolyn! I wish you a happy new year 2015!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

You have a gorgeous home and family Carolyn. Thank you for all the gorgeous inspiration in 2014. I look forward to all the new creations and inspiration from you in 2015 Carolyn.

Wishing you a blessed and happy 2015.


Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year Carolyn to you and your family. Your little grandaughter is very sweet and love the pink dress and hat.
Best wishes for 2015