Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!

I hope you have a healthy, prosperous, happy-snappy New Year!!!!!

It's snowing here today, and SO pretty outside! Glad I just washed my snowsuit!

Here is one reason I love Chickadees so much...

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They are tiny, but fearless!!!

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My house is finally clean enough to take a few pictures of the mantel, and new fireplace screen.

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Here's our old kitty, Carrot, enjoying the fire last year. We miss him so...

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And here is one of my favorite gifts this year. An old clock that came from an old friend who is no longer with us. My mom had it fixed up, and it chimes on the hour. I love it.

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Below the clock on the shelf is an antique bottle with my father's sunglasses hanging. My sister gave them to me last year at Christmas. I met my father 10 years ago, and he was very sick. He passed rather quickly, and his glasses were his trademark.

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Even though Christmas has turned into a busy and stressful time of year for lots of us, I'm happy to say that there is still some old fashioned sentiment left...

...I think i'll take that with me to the Next Year.

Warmly,
annie ~ la chickadee dee dee

23 comments:

Cook said...

Gosh - I love your home, ABoo! It's got that "aaaaah and awwww" splashed in every nook and cranny. It seems that every item in your home has a history to it - can I come over and get the grand tour? I'd love to hear more about everything!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Happy New Year Aboo!! Such wonderful pics! Love the clock and your daddy's sunglasses too! Your home is so peaceful and serene! One of these days I may be on plopped on your doorstep. :> )
~Peanut

lovetheprimlook said...

Love your home Annie. Its so warm and inviting. Happy New Year to you and yours !!! Angie

Suzanne said...

Happy New Year wishes Annie! Thanks for sharing pics of your beautiful home.

Bluejean Primitives said...

Happy New Year Annie! I just love your home... you have such a wonderful primitive style. I wish I could come visit!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

happy new year, dear one!
Blessings for many more to come!
blondie

Sandra Evertson said...

Your home is Gorgeous!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Sandra Evertson

Eccentricities Studio said...

Oh Sweet Annie!!!

I am MOPPING up DROOL here right next to my hubby, LOL! He wants to know what issue and which magazine your GORGEOUS home is going to be featured? Just beautiful, sweetie!!! LOVE IT!

Happy New Year!

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Here's to a GREAT 2008!!!

-Dana

Diane Duda said...

wow! i haven't been here in awhile and have really enjoyed looking at all of the pictures of your BEAUTIFUL home. how can you not have a cozy, old-fashioned Christmas in such a place!
i also think that your booth looked amazing and your kitty sleeping in the sink is just too precious. :)

Hope the new year brings you much joy!
xo
Di

Tracey said...

just love looking at your home. So inspiring! Where can I purchase some of your paintings?? Love them, just can't seem to find them.

Where is Wales?

April said...

Your house is unbelievable Annie, but I have told you that many times, lol. Happy New Year!
April

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Happy New Year, Annie!

Your home is just fabulous and you take such wonderful pictures.

Barb

Wendy said...

YOu are so right Annie! Love your home and all your special treasures! Happy New Year!

Doreen said...

Annie~ your home is absolutely stunning. I imagine on a blustery & snowy day it is so wonderful to sit by that cozy fire and watch the snow fall. Just beatiful...you have a knack for comfort and beauty that is for sure!

How wonderful to have collected memories from your family and friends. There is nothing like it!

I know what you mean about the Chickadee's...when I am out filling the feeders they sit right on the tree branch next to it and wait for me to finish :)

Happy New Year
Doreen

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Oh my goodness Annie, I love your home!!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Perfection!! I love chickadees as well...thanks for the cute pix of your feeder!
Stacey

Lorraine said...

Wow, Annie...your home is just so amazing...you really need to be in a magazine:o)!
hugs!!

Cook said...

Visiting here is better than a cup of hot chocolate topped with a mile high stack of whipped cream and chocolate shavings on a cold winter night!
I left something special for you at my blog ... I treasure and appreciate you ABoo! Thanks for being great encouragement to me.
x0
Cookie

Michelle said...

Aboo,
What a lovely post. I hope that I have the chance to meet you someday and to visit your beautiful home and property. It reminds me so much of my Home in New Hampshire. The nature was so peaceful and serene....

Blessings,
Tink

KaReN EiLeeN said...

I Love your little cozy world. Thank you for taking us on a tour of your primitive bliss.

Karen Eileen

T.F.C. Folk Art said...

I always love seeing pictures of your home, Annie. Happy New Year to you!!

Sew Prim Khris said...

I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I was in your house. It is a prim lovers dream home. Hugs, Khris in Oz

Sylvia Anderson said...

Oh my Annie....those pictures are just wonderful! You've really outdone yourself! I love Frank by the fire...makes me want to curl up next to him. :)

Pop over to my blog when you get a chance...I am doing a Valentine's giveaway!

elaine haby said...

I've just discovered your site.
I can't believe your home would ever be untidy. It looks so beautiful warm and peaceful. All that history in every corner.
And your paintings and creations add to this so well.