31 December 2013

New Year's Eve



Happy New Year


Today we decorated our sleeping porch with some holiday touches to welcome the New Year!


In our last post, we showed these garlands, also called buntings, that we made.  We hung them, and
they are festive and perfect for our little celebration this evening or any occasion.
Just scraps of cloth, twine, sequins, and buttons...



We put out a few champagne glasses and a bottle of Martinelli's apple cider.





"Still round the corner, there may wait, A secret gate." 
J.R.R. Tolkien
It's our quote for January and the New Year.




Hourglass sands, some music makers, and a clock... Time is running out of the old year.
We turned on the radio for music and we picked up a station hundreds of miles away in Gallup, so we have been listening to Navajo chants.



On the menu there is lemonade and lemon bars made from lemons from our tree.
We love to stay home on New Year's Eve.
Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever been out on New Year's Eve.
 Happy New Year!














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39 comments:

  1. I hope that 2014 is an amazing year for you!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  2. Happy New Year Sue! I wish you every happiness in 2014! xox

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  3. Happy New Year! What a beautiful sleeping porch. I love all that white - so clean and refreshing.

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  4. Wow, I would love a lemon tree! Do you grow yours outside or inside? I have seen people growing them in pots in their living rooms. Lemon is such a fresh flavor which is a perfect representation of starting off the new year fresh! Happy 2014 to you and your family Su! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey. The tree is growing in my backyard. It was here when we moved here. I also have a tangelo, but it has not produced fruit. Citrus trees do really well here. Thank you, that's such a sweet thought about lemons. Happy New Year!

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  5. Oh that gorgeous white decor ;) Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Happy New Year to you too! This room is the exception to my usual use of color. It's the hottest room in the summer, so I wanted it to "look" cooler. ;)

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  6. I love the garland and the idea of the hourglass is absolutely great. As usual, you found the perfect quote for your board! Have a magical new year!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I hope you have a magical year too!

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  7. beautiful! We are also home bodies on New Years Eve. I love it that way

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  8. I love your sleeping porch so much. Just love when you show pictures of what you have done out there. Happy New Year to you.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. We are having so much fun with the chalkboard. Happy New Year!

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  9. We like to stay home too. Usually we have close friends over for a dinner party. This year we enjoyed a late dinner of raclette. It was -30 which made for a very "indoors" event.
    Happy New Year to you and your family. Best wishes for 2014

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    1. It's a nice tradition to have friends over. We use to have one of my sisters, but we live forty miles apart now, and we decided it's better to stay home. I had to look up raclette, because I had not heard of that before! That's cold! It's been cold nights here too. Cold here means into the 30s. I missed the first growing season, and it might be a good thing because I heard people's gardens got burned. But cold here is nothing compared to your temperatures!!! Besides we warm up to about 70 most days.

      Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  10. What an absolutely gorgeous room! I just love it! How neat you were able to pick up a station from afar! I don't usually go out on New Year's Eve. We keep it cozy and simple! I have had my little lemon tree for about 2 1/2 years now and still no lemons. Argh. Lemon bars sound delicious! Happy New Year Sue! Looking forward to following you in 2014! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. Your celebration sounds wonderful. I look forward to following you too in 2014.

      Your lemon tree sounds like how my tangelo is behaving. It's suppose to be a few years old. I asked someone the other week about the citrus and she said sometimes it takes 5 years!!! My lemon tree is older, but I'm not sure how old. It's about 8 feet tall. The tangelo is about 4 feet. XOXO

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  11. Happy New Years, I love the new years decorations

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  12. Lovely! Happy New Year! I like to stay home, too...

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  13. Your sleeping porch is such a pretty space, and you really kicked up the pretty factor with your lovely New Year's Eve decorations! And I love the quote on your blackboard - perfect for the start of a new year :-)

    You're so lucky that you have your own lemon tree! We have apple trees and a cherry tree, but to have a lemon tree I'd have to move a lot farther south!

    Happy New Year!

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  14. Your sleeping porch is so charming. Love your style, and the Tolkien quote. I'm following you via Bloglovin'. Looking through your pretty blog, I can see you have a knacl for making rooms beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comment. I hope you'll come back and join my month-long Every Room In The House blog party. You could be a real inspiration. The best to you in 2014. ~ Nancy

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  15. I absolutely love coming to visit you! Your home is lovely and peaceful.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. That is so sweet of you to say that. Happy New Year! I hope it is healthy and prosperous for you and your family.

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  16. Hope this finds you well. Happy New Years to you!

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    1. Thank you, so sweet of you to ask. I've just been taking a break. Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year Year to you. XOXO

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  17. Love your lovely sleeping porch and the quote on your chalkboard.
    Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures with a nice comment. Hope you will visit again.
    Blessing for 2014 and forever.
    Audrey Z.

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family. I am now following you, and will visit again. XOXO Su

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  18. Such a gorgeous sleeping porch! So charming and very vintage-glam! Looks like something right out of a magazine! Beautiful!

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  19. Thank you, Misty. Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to you and your family!

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  20. Hey! I just saw you at Lavender Garden Cottage's party! Love your sleeping porch. I want a sleeping porch, too! It's on my bucket list...

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    1. Thank you, for you compliment on my sleeping porch. It's a very small house, so it's nice to have this space three seasons.

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  21. I am in love with your porch! It is just gorgeous. Lucky you to have such a wonderful room!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. All of use are enjoying it.

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su