10 January 2017

Welcome 2017




My daughter recently reawakened me to carnation joy. 
Their fresh scent and flouncy tutus make us smile.
Trim the stems and place in a bucket.







Also, there is nothing that a little string of fairy lights can't cheer up in the darker days of winter.







This arrangement reminds us to make more adventures this year.







And macaroons and thai basil are good for you... just because...









We visit the local shops and sometimes we bring home cookies.







I work in the garden finishing the autumn garden, and while preparing the spring garden, 
I cut flowers. We are also picking citrus now from our six trees, so that means fresh organic fruit.


















I wish you peace this New Year.









Take time to smell the flowers...







And enjoy the little things... 

A happy and blessed New Year to all of you dear friends and readers.












All the photos are mine, so if you re pin please link back. 
Thank you.


40 comments:

  1. Sweetest Su,
    what a treat to come and visit with you, always, thank you for sharing all the Beauty of your home !

    Hope your New Year is off to a good start,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
    may the new week be filled with joy and blessings

    Xx Dany

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    1. Thank you so much, Dany, for such beautiful wishes for the New Year. xoox Su

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  2. Lovely pics again, Su!
    I love the scent of carnations!

    Happy year 2017 for you too!
    Hugs,
    Susanna

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    1. Thank you so much, Susanna. Happy New Year to you too. xoox Su

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  3. Hi dear Su , que lindo post , me encanta la decoración de su casa ,,,que tengas un buen comienzo de semana
    Cariños

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet visit and a happy New Year. xoox Su

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  5. So happy I found you - from over at Bernideen's tea linky from last Friday.

    I am your newest follower.

    Hope you have a wonderful new year - your pictures are awesome. : - )

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    1. Thank you so much... I followed you in return. xoox Su

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  6. And a beautiful 2017 to you as well! I have been enjoying your Instagram, but prefer to find you right here because words are beautiful, too.

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    1. Thank you, Vee. That's so kind of you to say. Happy New Year to you. xoxo Su

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  7. Lovely photos !!
    Happy New Year !!

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  8. Good Morning Su. So happy always to see a post pop in my email from you. Love seeing your beautiful pics on IG too. Your little pug is just the cutest! Thanks for sharing all the beauty you capture with us.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much, Kris. I agree. Esther the Pug is so adorable and silly, very different than my toy poodles. xoxo Su

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  9. Lovely photos of simple pleasures and gorgeous flowers. Just what I needed on this overcast, snowy day, Su. Thank you for that.

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    1. Thank you so much, and a happy New Year to you. xoox Su

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  10. It is so nice to see such a pretty post from you here, today. Don't you just love those little fairy lights? I kept a string of them out for the long winter ahead of us here, too.
    Everything looks just fresh and pretty and I love carnations, too. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I just love those fairy lights, and now they are so inexpensive.Often, one can find them in Target's 3 dollar section... I agree with you: leaving some out just makes it festive and adds some twinkle. We don't even get as dark or dark early like other places, but I feel they are needed. Around here it is not unusual for people to leave their cactus or palm tree lit all year with white lights. xoxo Su

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  11. A Happy New Year to you, as well!

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  12. I love you china cabinet.. it is much beautiful..
    A very happy new year..

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  13. All lovely photos capturing the beauty around you :)

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  14. Happy new year! Thank you very much for the lovely pics
    Hugs Alessandra

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  15. Happy New Year,
    Su, I grew carnations in my garden for the first time last season. I was so happy how they did. I plan to grow them again, this season.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. That's so neat. I looked them up, and they are a perennial here, and someone left me a message on instagram telling me that a relative use to grow them in Gila Bend, which is hotter than here. So I order one, and we will see. I have a chrysanthemum that grows all year round... xoxo Su

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  16. Oh, how I wish I could dig out in the garden!
    Brenda

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  17. Beautiful post. Wishing you a wonderful New Year also.

    We are having wonderful rain and I am loving it and so aremy flowers.

    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I hope the drought is over for you. It usually happens that way doesn't it!? I was a Californian for many years. xoxo Su

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  18. Happy 2017, Su! LOVELY post.....i'm enjoying all your pretty new vignettes for the new year!

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  19. I'm behind in my blog reading, as always.
    Thank you for this.
    We are currently waiting on an ice storm, predicted to hit this afternoon.
    I needed this today!
    :D
    xoxo

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  20. Hello, dear heart...
    As always, this is a beautiful post...I will buy super market flowers tomorrow...just to add a bit more cheer to our dining room. Hoping all is good in your world. xoxo

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  21. One of your best displays yet, Su. Happy February.
    Amalia
    xo

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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