Tuesday, January 6, 2015

this is the New Year!


"this is a new year ... a new beginning"
~ a great big world~   

This is a new year ... truly a new beginning.  Don't you all just love a beginning ... a new chance to get things right ... the first day of the rest of your life and all of that?  
 
The whirlwind of the holidays has come to an end.  January is always a cold . snowy . long month here in Chicagoland ... think polar vortex.  But instead of dreading these long dark thirty one days, i have learned to welcome them.  
It is my time to nest ... to slow down  ... to start new projects without any looming deadlines. My time for alittle planning ... and introspection.  It is my time to read that neglected stack of books and magazines on my nightstand...to open up a new journal.  It is even my time for alittle cleaning and organizing ... gasp!  
 
So bring on the New Year ... i am so ready!

Today i am linking up with Kathy's fun Song~ography ... a "fun mash~up of photography and song" ... a visual song, if you will here and Kim Klassen's fabulous texture Tuesday here.
I just adore this letter I found at the flea market ... addressed to 'Merry Christmas and Happy New Year' dated 1907! 
 
Until next time ...
Nancyjean  







19 comments:

  1. So lovely Nancy. Adore your blog banner too. Great to come for a visit. Best to you in 2015!

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  2. Your still life is magnificent and such a wonderful find at the flea market. I have often remarked that I would not be content in a region without seasons, distinct seasons; however, the older I get the more I am open to the idea.

    Beautiful contributions to both memes this week.

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  3. your two photos are so charming! and I love that you have decided to embrace this time of cold and prepare for the new year - great positive attitude to start the year!

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  4. love the new year inspiration

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  5. Wow, I need to learn to embrace the new year and "cold" months like you do. It sounds so much better when you put such a positive spin on it.

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  6. Awesome find in that letter! I am committed to not complaining about winter this year. It is what it is. I chose to live in Michigan for a reason, I love the changing seasons, since Winter is one of the four might as well embrace it.

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  7. Such a pretty image! I love the handwriting on old letters - I love that beautiful spoon too.

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  8. Such a beautiful diptych. Such calming tones. I need to embrace your idea of January. It's always a rough month for me because of the scarcity of sunlight and the cold. The new year does always seem to spur me to clean closets and this year I've done it rather than just talk about it. Now ... to think about that nesting ...

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  9. So lovely, NancyJean, and what a great find this old letter is !
    Wishing you a wonderful 2015 !
    Sylvia

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  10. such a lovely composition Nancy with a vintage and delicate style! all your props are so gorgeous, from the wonderful plate and antique spoon to the lovely embroidered doily and this oh! so great find, the old letter! love the small touches of red and green which add a festive hint to your diptych...

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  11. that old letter is fabulous! Love your diptych.

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  12. Your photos are so beautiful, and I adore the red and white plate!

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  13. Oh, I love the vintage letter! What a find! Happy New Year to you, NancyJean!

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  14. Everything is perfect about your photo...love the dishes and love that old letter. Happy New Year....

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  15. Beautiful photography. I think the Polar Vortex has settled in with us as well.

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  16. Just gorgeous! I can feel your enthusiasm for the new year!

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  17. I am sooo with you. I have been on a "clean-out and organize" mission this past week...and it will continue while I'm hiding from the cold weather outside. And I ADORE that letter you found! What a treasure...and just look at that exquisite handwriting (such a lost artform!). Thanks for linking up to Song-ography...you've been missed! Welcome back :)

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