31 December 2015

Year End 2015


It's been another wonderful year.  For one, my daughter and I traveled again, while she studied piano.  Yet we also saw a lot of our ongoing projects to fruition. It's been 3.5 years of work so far. There is more painting to come in these cooler months ahead and some more finished projects. But it being the New Year, I wanted to share this little sweet wreath again: Butterfly Wreath.  It wasn't so popular, but my daughter and I loved making them, and butterflies are a symbol of so many good things like hope, rebirth, new beginnings.







We finished most of the Backyard, and our Copper Arches were an inexpensive and ingenious solution.  Just one of my crazy ideas that I had one day and they turned out beautiful. They hold shade clothes in the summer and garden blankets this winter! It's been so cold here. Cold. It was 36 degrees at 9 a.m yesterday.  It warmed, probably into the 50s, but I am not going to complain, because I don't like the heat. This cold is still much better, because it is not bitter like some areas get.




















One bed I turned into a mini meadow, and I am hoping it will seed itself this year.











We remodeled this bathroom ourselves when we moved in a few years ago, but I finally found a "cottage" looking vanity. New Bathroom Vanity DIY










I painted our potting shed grey and set it up for crafting by making this Faux Metal Table Top work table.








This project sort of got overlooked, because I squeezed off finishing it near the end of last year.
This lovely, moody looking room is my spouse's office in the carport.







Early this year, my daughter received a reset to a teen room.









And my sweet kitchen is always a favorite.











But people that visit really seem to enjoy my sleeping porch and its ever changing seasonal vignettes and tea parties.




































Sometimes planned from the Madhatter's Library.



























Thank you for visiting our home this past year and blessings to you all.


"The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. "

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_newyears.html#HyudH33OiIp1P2UH.99


xoxo
Su

89 comments:

  1. Everything is so perfectly beautiful! I missed a few of these, too. Happy New Year Su - all the best for 2016!!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Creative blessings to you for the New Year. xoxo Su

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  2. Your home is so lovely. I really envy your dd her magnificent, feminine bedroom. Best wishes for the new year to you.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. She enjoyed changing things up, and choosing that bed. Best wishes to you both as well. xoxo Su

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  3. It's been a wonderfully inspiring year here with you... So looking forward to another year of your beauty.
    Cheers
    2016

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore, and the expression is mutual. xoox Su

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  4. Su I have appreciated your talents throughout 2015 and I look forward to the magic you create and share in 2016. Happy New year to you and your family.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  5. Best wishes for a very healthy and happy new year my new friend!!

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  6. Your desert landscape is beautiful! And yes, the cold weather is a respite from our long hot summers.
    Have a wonderful New Years Eve!
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Michelle! Thank you for visiting here. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Blessing to you this year! xoxo Su

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  9. Happy New Year to you! I just love your beautiful home, your kitchen is gorgeous! Love the pretty butterfly wreath, too!!

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  10. I love your hubby's black room! And your garden is still wonderful.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you. If I had to guess, I thought you would. :) It is pretty, and I would like it for woman too. It's pretty with golds, or purples, or dark greens, etcetera. Any color goes... actually. The color is called "Black Fox". Blessings for the New Year. xoox Su

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  11. What a beautiful quote at the end of your post. I'll write that in my journal tonight. Happy new year! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you. I really like GK Chesterton, though some of his short stories are odd, but his works are filled with good quotes. I really like this one due to the symbolism. xoxo Su

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  12. Fun to see your look back at 2015. Some of the posts I had not seen since I discovered your blog partway thru the year. Obviously I should poke thru the archives and get caught up. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. It has been nice getting to follow your farm. Blessings for the new year ahead. xoxo Su

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  13. I have very much enjoyed visiting your beautiful bungalow. It is lovely inside and out! Your kitchen is wonderful and your daughter must love her new room. A Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you, Vee. We are happy with all the work that we did. Happy New Year to you and your family. xoxo Su

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  14. Happy New Year to you too !!

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    1. Thank you, Ela. Blessings for the New Year. xoxo Su

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  15. Happy, happy, happy New Year to you and yours
    All my best
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you, Elisabeth. Blessings to you for the new year ahead. xoox Su

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  16. Happy New Year Su! I have enjoyed visiting your blog the past year and will continue doing so - enjoying to see your beautiful home and the creations and designs you come up with! Wishing you another fruitful and happy year!

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    1. Thank you, Maya. I feel the same about visiting you even though I have not learned to crochet beyond a loom, but that 's a start. Happy New Year. xxoo Su

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  17. Happy New Year!
    Your posts/projects from this past year are stunning.
    And your garden...oh my.
    I LOVE the arches of copper.

    Have a wonderful start to the new year!

    Laura

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I really enjoy gardening. xoox Su

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  18. I loved the tour of your lovely home. I am always in awe of your beautiful décor and well you've filled your home with an abundance of warmth. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Dee, blessings for the New Year to you and your family. xoxo Su

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  19. A wonderfully creative year for you, Su. Wishing you & yours much joy in the New Year.
    xoxo,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. Blessings of health and cheer for the new year ahead. xoox Su

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  20. Ahhh love to go down 2015 memory lane with your posts. I am one of those that just love that sleeping porch. Your whole house is just so beautiful. May you find many new adventures and blessings in the new year.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. I will keep you in my thoughts for wonderful blessings this year. Xoxo Su

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  21. So many lovelies in 2015 and looking forward to seeing your 2016!

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  22. What a wonderful year it was. Your garden is still my favorite. Wishing you the happiest of New Year, Su.

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    1. Thank you, VIctoria. I love your style. xoxo Blessings to all three of you for the new year ahead. Su

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  23. I'm always happy to see your posts. I love your home and garden. You are so wonderfully creative and artistic. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Happy New Year to you and yours. xoxo Su

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  24. Your beautiful garden always inspires me. I also love your sleeping porch. Happiness in the new year.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. I really loved your post this morning. I loved how you weaved famous quotes about water into a poem for today. xoxo Su

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  25. It's always such a joy to me to visit you and watch your wonderful photographs of your amazing and cozy home, darling Su !

    I wish you and your loved ones a New Year filled with love, peace, serenity, health ... and dreams to make come true, my sweet friend !

    With all my heart
    Dany

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    1. Thank you, Daniela. The same for you. Blessings to you and your family for a New Year, and thank you for the beautiful posts. xoxo Su

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    2. Thank you, Daniela. The same for you. Blessings to you and your family for a New Year, and thank you for the beautiful posts. xoxo Su

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  26. Happy New Year my Friend!
    It is always fun to look back. I remember the copper arches and I am still in awe of how lovely they look, what a great idea!!
    Happy New Year,
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. They have held up well too. Blessings for the year ahead. I also love seeing what you are up to on instagram. That tree would be cool to see how it changes month by month. xoxo Su

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  27. I love this post!
    It reminds me that I must sit down and read all the posts that I missed before discovering your blog.
    Everything you do is just so lovely.
    Happy New Year!
    xo

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  28. I enjoy reading your blog so much, Su! And I admit that I am so envious of your adorable kitchen. It is so precious! I hope y'all have a wonderful 2016!

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    1. Thank you, R.J. Ah.. But I love the pink in yours! I love pink, and it is usually vetoed here. xoxo Su

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  29. What a great year for you and your daughter Su. I am so happy for you both. I am sure the trips you took together will live in her memories forever.

    Thank you for always supporting me and sharing your beautiful posts with us all. I love your gorgeous home. I look forward to everything you have to share in 2016.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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  30. I always enjoy visiting your lovely blog, Su, and look forward to another year of new ideas and pretty photos from you. Happy New Year!

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  31. Great re-cap of posts from the past year. Love seeing photos of your beautiful home. Happy New Year!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. The feeling is mutual. Happy New Year! xoxo Su

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  32. Your garden is enchanting and I think the butterfl wreath is very you: shabby, cheerful, elegant and alice-in-wonderlandy! Have a great new year!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I love gardening. Blessings for the new year ahead. xoxo Su

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    1. Congratulations on your feature too! Happy New Year. xoxo Su

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  34. Your home is beautiful and love your decorating style.....Happy New Years.

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  35. Cheers Su! Here's to another great year.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  36. I really enjoyed visiting your gorgeous home. Happy new year!
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  37. Su, I seem to miss a lot of your posts, so I have just signed in for e-mail. If I don't do that I find that I don't see as often as I would like. Your home is beautiful and talk about wreaths. I love them all and your garden with the wild flower box is beautiful. I am thinking about doing something similar if this winter doesn't get us through the drought.. Have a wonderful New Year..Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I hope that rain comes that way to California this week. We had a lot of rain here the other day, and it suppose to rain on an off all week, which seems like a lot even though it is winter here. xoxo Su

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  38. Su I always like to see your gardens. I have been planning my Spring garden. I am also drawing plans for a tiny greenhouse that we will build this year.

    Your daughters room is so dreamy and I enjoyed seeing your garden studio again.

    Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. I will look forward to your garden changes. xoxo Su

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  39. It has been a joy to look back at your home projects in 2015. You are creating a beautiful home helped by your dear loved ones and you are an interior design and gardening inspiration. I pray there will be more laughter, music, fun and above all love in your home and when you travel in 2016.

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    1. Thank you, Linda, for such beautiful blessings for the new year ahead. xoxo Su

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  40. many wonderful projects this year but my favorite is the garden...what an ingenious idea and so beautiful.
    NINE degrees this morning when I took an early walk under the moon but that's the coldest it has been so far this year / not too shabby ! :)

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    1. Wow. It never gets that cold here! Thank goodness!

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  41. Thank you for sharing all this photos from your beautiful home. I still love your kitchen.
    Wish you a fantastic new year.
    Hugs from here

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  42. Oh wow! I don't know if I have seen this much of your house before. It is lovely! I really like the "meadow" spot in your garden! It is all beautiful. Happy New Year!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Blessings for the new year ahead. xoox Su

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    2. Thank you, Sherry. Blessings for the new year ahead. xoox Su

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  43. Oh wow! I don't know if I have seen this much of your house before. It is lovely! I really like the "meadow" spot in your garden! It is all beautiful. Happy New Year!
    Sherry

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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