Hi friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s.  New Year’s is a bit different around my house.  My parents and my brother’s family come into town and we combine our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations into one.  We have a great time and I get to extend Christmas for one more week.  This year that was a big plus, since the holidays seemed to sneak up on me.  The week after Christmas was very low key and I really enjoyed spending it just hanging out with my family.

Kate and my sweet nephew, Jeremiah

It was so fun to have my nephews here for a couple of days.  Jeremiah is a sweetheart!

Charlotte and my nephew, Noah

Charlotte had a blast hanging out with her teenage cousin!



I did manage to do a bit more decorating before everyone got here.  I wanted to have a special table setting, but I didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I used what I already had around the house.


I took a rosemary plant that I’m planning to use outside, wrapped it in burlap and tied it with a white satin ribbon.  A green table cloth, a few sprigs of rosemary tucked into white napkins and mercury glass votive holders were the final touches.  I love how it turned out.




How about you?  Did you set up a special table for New Year’s Eve?  I’d love to see your photos.  I’ll be back to normal blogging this week with a review of a few of my favorite 2011 projects and my goals for 2012.  I wish you all fabulous New Year’s Day.  We will be eating more food (if that’s possible!) and watching some football in my house.  What will you be doing?


Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about the giveaway!  Traci from Traci Zeller Designs is the winner!  Congrats Traci!!