Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Christmas day was a quiet one this year in our home spent with the 3 most amazing guys in the world to me--My husband Mark and our two boys Mark and Andrew.
A perfect day! 
Purple is now my new PINK. I'm obsessed with it! There are many hues of purple to mulberry, eggplant to a rich jewel tone. Mix purple tones with silver and glass for graceful sophistication.

Wishing you, my sweet friends, a healthy, happy, and safe New Year!!!


Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hello sweet lady... love that photo of little Jessy!... sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with those you love, and I am wishing you a Happy New Year too... pink and purple have always been my most favorite colors... and they are my darling nieces favorite colors as well... my bedroom is full of pink roses (including my stunning painting by you!) and my collection of vintage purple pressed glass I have gathered over the past 35 years... I just love those purple goblets of yours... are they vintage or new?... remember, I posted some lavender roses for you several years ago on my blog?... do you have any purple roses in your garden?... much love to you dear friend, xoxo Julie Marie PS So enjoyed your new feature in the January Romantic Homes! Stunning!...

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

A Happy & Prosperous New Year to you and yours! Love your new Pink!;)Gorgeous photos!

MIchaela Staňková said...

Beautiful romantic photos-I LOVE all ♥ Vicky

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

What a beautiful day Jo with all three of your favorite boys! I am loving the's a nice fresh change from pink isn't it. It looks stunning! Happy New Year to you my dear friend! Thank you for your love and friendship this past year. A great new year is upon us. Let's make the best of it! xo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jo-Anne,
Lovely photos and surely I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.
Hugs to you,

gilda said...

Whaooo... Beautiful. ^___^

Ivy and Elephants said...

So gorgeous, I love the new pink!
Thank you for the words of wisdom, good advice that I'll hold dear.
Wishing you (and darling Jessy) a very happy and blessed new year.

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Gorgeous photos!!

amit said...

So beautiful. These beautiful fresh flowers arrangements remind me my first romantic date. Thanks for sharing.

sagolika sinnen said...

Gorgeous New Years and Christmas feeling in your varmth home. Really beautiful!!!!!!
Best regards Caroline

A Romantic Porch said...

Happy New Year Sweet One. I hope it will be filled with much joy and peace. Your photos are so beautiful and I love your magazine contributions. I'm off to find more great things from you. xo rachel

Tanza said...

Hello my BEAUTIFUL, multi- talented, rose loving friend !! Received my NEW 2nd edition magazine of yours, and can I just say "STUNNING .... GORGEOUS .... FRILLY .... dashes of PINK and PURPLE .... GALORE !!! Cannot put this down !! Carry it from room to room with my cup of tea !! Makes my heart sing ... IT DOES !!!

It costs a bit more than a regular magazine, I know, but, it is endless pages and spreads of goergeousness spilling out all over the place !! The quality of the pages alone is top-notch, and it is front and center with the first one on my table top !! Sooo worthy !!

Thanks for always staying with whats truly romantic and frilly !! You put the meaning back into ROMANTIC decor !! Sooo many magazines have strayed from that, and that's why I truly appreciate all your work, and count my self blessed to call you FRIEND !! Love you sweet one ~Tanza~ xo

PS ..... forgot to mention to all your girlies .... Nooooo advertisements either ..... just pages and pages of pure Bliss .... soooo worth every penny :) xo
Another one of your BiG FaNs :O

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Dear Sweet Tanza!
You are so very kind to me !!! Thank you for appreciating what I do, that is exactly why I do it is to bring beauty to lovely ladies like yourself.
There will be a 3rd issue coming late summer so stay tuned for that one...
Love and blessing Tanza!

Primroses Attic said...

Love your pictures. The dog is sooo

Anna Maria said...

ciao... molto molto bello il tuo blog

A Romantic Porch said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I want you to know you inspire me to live a beautiful life.
xo rachel

mandese corry said...

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