Home and Garden Thursday

Happy New Year!

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Home and Garden Thursday

I thoroughly enjoyed my ‘time off’, but I did miss the wonderful interaction with you all! 2013 was a fantastic year in blogging – as can be seen by all the marvelous “Best Of” posts being shared. I did a review of A Delightsome Life posts. It was like visiting friends! From this I learned what others enjoyed and areas I’d love to include in 2014! Isn’t it wonderful to start off a new year?!

Here are the posts I shared since our last Home and Garden Thursday:



 On December 21 we experienced the Winter Solstice…which is the day where the sun seems to stand still.

Christmas Tree Glow Unskinny Boppy camera techniqueBeth at Unskinny Boppy offered a challenge to share our Christmas Tree Glow photos. I’ve enjoyed using her tips!

Top 10 Cottage Recipes 2013I shared with you the Top 10 Recipes shared at A Delightsome Life for 2013.

collage 2I shared with you the Top 10 Craft Posts shared at A Delightsome Life in 2013.

top 10 home decor posts 2013I shared with you the Top 10 Home Decor Posts shared at A Delightsome Life in 2013.

Top Viewed Posts 2013aNow this was quite an exercise…I shared with you the Top 100 Posts of 2013 at A Delightsome Life.

transferware teacup, tea strainer,I recounted for you the Best Decisions I made for my Blog in 2013.

New Year Decor 2013 hBefore putting away our Christmas decor, I took a few silver and gold glass balls, combined them with champagne and wine glasses to create an impromput New Year’s Eve tabletop decor.

coffee cup and BibleI shared with you a few things I do on the First Day of the New Year along with the recipes I use for the traditional New Year’s day dinner.

Here are the Top Viewed Posts from the last Home and Garden Thursday party:

Special Holiday Issue

Holiday-Home-Tour-Blast-from-the-Past-12-Days-of-Christmas-AnExtraordinaryDay.net_Diane at An Extraordinary Day shared last year’s Holiday Home Tour…this year her Christmas decor was packed away for moving!

buffetPoppy at With a Dash of Color shared her wonderful Christmas Lunch Buffet

fabbyFabby at Fabby’s Living shared her favorite Christmas Tablescape.

whiteWhite Bohemian Beauty shared gorgeous and ethereal White Christmas decor.

emilyEmily at The French Hutch shared how she decorated her flocked tabletop tree – beautiful!

monaMona at The Hidden Art of Homemaking shared this gorgeous tablescape for Christmas…love the mixture of the patterns.

pennyPenny at Penny’s Vintage Home shared her beautifully decorated front porch and yard for Christmas.

I am so honored by all who visit and who join in at Home and Garden Thursday – many of you share week after week and visit beautifully. Some are new, I hope you’ve had opportunity to welcome them. You all make Home and Garden Thursday a complete delight.

Home and Garden Thursday

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  1. Happy New Year, Kathy!

    Looking forward to revisiting your wonderful collection of favourite posts of 2013. Thanks so much for hosting!


  2. What a great year it was! I always find such wonderful inspiration here. Thanks for hosting Kathy and Happy New Year to you.

  3. Hey Kathy,
    I was so surprised to see a picture of my blog in your lineup…Thanks for hosting this great party. I will be taking a little blogging break but will be back before too long….
    Love, Mona

  4. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for hosting every week!! And thanks so much for always stopping in and having such lovely things to say!! Your visits pt a smile on my face!!


  5. Happy New Year Kathy! Thank you so much for featuring my Christmas Porch and Yard post! It has been so much fun to party with you in 2013….looking forward to 2014! Hugs, Penny

  6. I first have to thank you so much for hosting all of 2013 and for all your support sweet and generous lady and looking so forward to your great and fun party each week, this year as well. I’m very grateful to you for featuring my C’mas table, it’s an honour, for sure!!! Have a wonderful, blessed, happy and everything good 2014, along with your dear ones.

  7. Now I’m going to revisit your fav posts from 2013 and I’m proudly taking your HGT button home with me!

  8. It was a great year and I’ve really loved being a part of your party Kathy. Thank you for all you do to put it all together. Blessings to you in the new year,

  9. Hi Kathy,
    What a great year you have had!
    Happy New Year!

  10. Happy New Year Kathy! Thanks for the feature this week! As always, thanks for hosting your amazing party.

  11. Kathy….I feel sooo very blessed to have my Holiday Home Tour in the top views among all the loveliness featured today. Thank you so very much!!

    Wishing you an Extraordinary New Year!!

  12. Happy new year, Kathy! Thanks for featuring my Christmas buffet…..such a wonderful New Year’s surprise gift 🙂 I had a great time partying with you in 2013 and am looking forward to partying with you in 2014 and visiting your beautiful posts! Have a lovely weekend! Warm hugs, Poppy

  13. Happy New Year sweet Kathy. It is always a good idea to take a little time to ourselves. Thank you for hosting. I look forward to your lovely parties in 2014.



  14. Hi Kathy, Happy New Year and thanks for hosting another party!

  15. Looking forward to an other year of your delightsome posts. Happy New Year!

  16. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for hosting every week!! Happy New Year!! Many Blessing to you and yours in 2014!!
    Your Blog and Tops are absolutely Beautiful!!
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

  17. Happy New Year, Kathy…thank you for continuing the party tradition for 2014!

  18. Thanks for hosting another great party! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best in 2014!

  19. Hi Kathy, and thank you most kindly once again for featuring my post. It was a special Christmas being all white, it was more me. Thank you for hosting, many blessings, lady


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