Favorite Projects in 2012

December 27, 2012 by 69 Comments

I’m still a “newbie”,  I started blogging about three months ago.  It has been such a fun adventure for me and what I appreciate the most is you, my new “bloggie” friends.  Your kind words and sweet comments lift my spirits and make me try harder.  You are the wind beneath my wings.

My favorite projects so far are definitely the tablescapes and vignettes.  I tackle them with a lot of enthusiasm and joy.  Looking back,  here are a few of the favorites:

Fall Tabletop

The estate sale find galvanized “oil pan” became a vessel to hold “fall’s bounty”. Read about it here.

TablescapeAn old drawer found at an antique mall was filled with “shades of green” and became part of a tablescape.

Thanksgiving TableThanksgiving tablescape displayed natural and rustic elements.  You can read about it here.

Tablescapes 6Christmas Tablescape , my inspiration was this fun plaid tartan ribbon….the center of the table became the stage for ribbon and ornaments, all in plaid.  Posted here.

Sideboard 4I also love decorating the sideboard (server).  The old shutter lends itself well as a backdrop for many scapes and vignettes,  this scape includes the beloved cyclamen.

Tray on Coffee TableI dearly love to decorate or “tweak”  the tray on the coffee table.

Table Tray 3Decorated right around Thanksgiving, PB style…posted here.

Cute Cranberry WreathI also enjoyed creating this Christmas craft….a sweet cranberry wreath.

Apple BreadLast but not least,  a favorite recipe comes along and I have to try it…..most of the time it is simple and calls for few ingredients, but tastes really good like this Apple Bread.

These are a few of my favorite projects I posted about this past year….I can’t wait for the opportunity to tackle more projects in 2013 and for you to join me in this fun adventure.

So thankful you stopped by,  hugs to you!

Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch


69 Responses to “Favorite Projects in 2012”
  1. Char says:

    Moni, I have loved following your blog! You have inspired me and given me some great new recipes to try!!! I always look forward to see what you have created! So happy that you had a beautiful Christmas with your husband and here’s to a bright and shiny New Year! God Bless you!

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a sweet note, Char…I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, many blessings to you and yours in 2013!

  2. Chie says:

    So much fun inspirations and the galvanized tray find is one of my fave.

    Happy & Peaceful NY to come.

    Greetings from a chilly city of Stockholm,
    /CC girl

  3. Teresa says:

    I’m new visiting your blog and when you wrote you were new in this I gapped :O… how can it be?! You’re so natural.
    I love your ideas and suggestions here in the blog as you always pull natural and affordable items and make them shine and sing. Inspiring!
    Thank you for your visits to my place and I wish an inspiring and amazing Happy New Year.

    • admin says:

      Teresa, thank you for leaving a sweet note, you are too kind…Have a wonderful Happy New Year, sweet “bloggie”friend! xo

  4. Gail says:

    The way you frame your vignettes and tablescapes in the “best of” series makes it hard to believe you’ve only been blogging a short while ( poorly worded sentence, but a sincere compliment). Looking for to seeing your 2013 posts. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year

    • admin says:

      Gail, thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a sweet note. I started blogging in October and have enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for such a sweet compliment, you are too kind! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year as well.

  5. Patti says:

    Just found your lovely blog, there is so much to see here. I’ll have to give your recipes a try!

  6. Terry says:

    You have a gift for display. It all looks so yummy and lovely. Stop by and see my best of 2012.

  7. What wonderful projects! I love your style! And your apple bread looks AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing at Happy Hour! 🙂

  8. Wow – that’s a lot of goodness going on there. I loved every photo!

  9. Carol Ann says:

    I enjoyed seeing your tablescapes and vignettes! You have a gift – they are so pretty:)

  10. Maria says:

    All your projects and recipes look beautiful and delicious! I’ve loved looking through your blog! I look forward to more in the new year :o)

  11. Six Sisters says:

    Moni, Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday with your Favorite Projects 2012. We love your blog. Have a Happy New Year! -The Six Sisters

  12. Nellie says:

    Hi Moni,
    So nice to meet you here in blogland. This was a very nice post and recap. Loved all your vignettes, they were all beautiful. Easy to see how much you enjoy decorating. I love
    decorating as well, and doing vignettes and tables too.

    May you be blessed with a Joyous New Year,

  13. Tania says:

    Love all your tablescapes and vignettes! I need to be better about creating detail for my home like you have. Thanks for the inspiration!


  14. I love your shades of green tablescape! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for three months – your blog looks so professional!

  15. Carol says:

    After taking down all my Christmas decorations, I have been struggling with what to put on the little bench I use for a coffee table. Looking at your great table displays have given me a great idea. And, today it is raining so I think I might just get it done.

    Happy New Year

  16. Debbie says:

    Hi Moni, not that I’m an expert or anything, but I think you’ve done such a great job with your blog for being a newbie. I remember when you told me that and I was blown away, because your blog is very polished. I look forward to seeing more in 2013!


  17. Oh How Beautiful! I wish I could have you come over and help me with my tables in my home! I would have never thought that you were new to this. You are a Natural! I would love to have you come over to my Link Party each week Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s! http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2012/12/30/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-4/

  18. Great collection! I’d love for you to link this up to my Best of 2012 Linky Party!

  19. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Moni, you have fantastic style! Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd this year ~ I’m so glad we found one another. I’ve loved featuring some of your projects and seeing what you’re up to. This is a beautiful collection.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  20. julie norkus says:

    Love your cranberry wreath!!!!

  21. Kathy says:

    I love your cranberry wreath!

  22. What great vignettes you’ve created! …all are beautiful! Love the use of the vintage oil pan in the first photo! ~Blessings to you in the New Year! 🙂

  23. Rachel says:

    I just subscribed to your lovely blog. Do You give permission to pin?

  24. Ann K says:

    All great posts. I love your sense of style. Thanks for such enjoyable content over the year.

  25. jennifer says:

    Well I hope you’ve enjoyed your first 3 months of blogging! You definately shared alot of beautiful ideas in such a short time. I am hosting a Best of 2012 Showcase Party if you’d like to swing by and share your favorite posts/projects of the year. No need to brush you hair or even throw on a party dress! http://delightfullynoted.blogspot.com/2012/12/showcase-partybest-of-2012-share-your.html

  26. All are wonderful and creative projects. Thanks so much for joining TTT and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  27. debra says:

    Happy New Year to you ! 🙂

  28. Oh you’re so good!

    Hopping by and following your FB.

    Blogging @ http://thequietmom.com/blog/getting-healthy-essential-oils

  29. I dub you the queen of vignettes! Here’s to 2013 and all the creativity it holds! Kelly

  30. Martina says:

    LOVE your beautiful tablescapes!! Just added your blog to my bloglist so I don’t miss any of your pots:)
    Happy New Year!

  31. The tablescapes are very pretty and the apple bread looks delicious. Stopping by from the Cowgirl Up Link Party and wishing you all the best in this New Year!

  32. Valerie says:

    Your home is just lovely! Thanks for sharing!!!

  33. Wonderful tablescapes, Moni! You’ve had plenty of lovely things to share in your few short months of blogging. 😉

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Happy New Year!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  34. Marti says:


    Your decorations are beautiful! I would love for you to share them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! 🙂


    Happy New Year!

  35. Elise P says:

    What awesome projects!

  36. Rondell says:

    I’m visiting from Frugal Friday and really like your blog but don’t see where I can follow you.
    Love the PB vignette, you did it well!


  37. Linda says:

    How well you have used your creative juices, both in cooking and decor. Having favorite things that you can tweak is one of my favorite ways to redecorate. You also do good work with your camera.

  38. I cannot believe you have only been blogging for 3 months. You do great work! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  39. Angie says:

    Love them all – especially the display with the old shutter!

    Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday – don’t forget to add a link back to the party.


  40. What a beautiful blog. I love all of your favorites as well.
    hugs ~lynne~

  41. Sarah says:

    Fun to look back at your projects. I remember pinning the tartan ribbon tied around your stack of plates. I’m going to use that idea. 😉
    Thanks for blogging………I look forward to following along in 2013.

  42. Pamela says:

    What a great review of your past year!

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