A Very Good Year – the Best of 2012!

Another year and time to look back on all that was accomplished.

The ball dropped in January …

I showed off my muddy mudroom.

Mudroom Renovation Eclectically Vintage

Reminiscised about about my childhood and created a Love Is wreath.

Eclectically Vintage wreath

February was all hugs and kisses …

The center of my life was revealed – my farmhouse kitchen.

Eclectically Vintage kitchen

March – roared in like a lion …

Spring had sprung and my umbrella wreath made it’s debut.

Eclectically Vintage Wreath

I personalized a dollar store plate with song lyrics.

Eclectically Vintage Craft

Peeps wreath for Easter was all sugary sweetness.

Eclectically Vintage wreath

A crib spring turned memo board.

Eclectically Vintage

April poured inspiration …

My entrance reveal.

Eclectically Vintage

May days brought sunshine …

And my dresser planter.

Eclectically Vintage DIY Dresser Planter - turn a thrift shop find into a unique garden centerpiece

My family room was revealed.

Eclectically Vintage House Tour

I shared one of my prized collections – vintage loving cups.

Eclectically Vintage collections

June brought hazy days of summer …

One of my prized possessions – an antique wallpaper pasting table.

Eclectically Vintage

I showed off my foyer transformation.

Eclectically Vintage House Tour

The place I sip my famous margaritas – my patio revealed.

Eclectically Vintage Glider Patio Reveal

And how I grow my garden in vintage mop buckets.

Eclectically Vintage Mop Bucket Planters - think outside the terra cotta pot!

I lit up my patio with DIY solar jars.

Eclectically Vintage DIY Solar Jars - Pottery Barn knockoffs

July brought lazy days …

and a welcoming guest bathroom.

Eclectically Vintage Bathroom makeover - welcome guests

My journey to Brimfield had me bringing home treasures.

Eclectically Vintage Brimfield - a day at the country's largest flea market

An ugly vase was turned into a glimmering candle holder.

Eclectically Vintage Ugly Dollar Store Vase Turned Glimmering Candle Holder

August brought the heat …

with a blue ribbon going to disguising an ugly wall vent.

Eclectically Vintage Hide an ugly wall vent with a crib spring ribbon holder

My bathroom got a boost with vintage silver storage.

Eclectically Vintage - Vintage silver storage ideas

September brought …

a simplified fall mantel.

Eclectically Vintage mantel

and my fall porch

Eclectically Vintage DIY Pumpkin Topiaries - and a fabulous fall porch

and I turned $1 plastic pumpkins into music sheet planters.

Eclectically Vintage Plastic Pumpkin Music Sheet Makeover - for $1!

A fall centerpiece took center stage.

Eclectically Vintage Simple Sunflower Centerpiece

Halloween crept in with some mummy votives.

Eclectically Vintage Mummy Votive Candleholders - fun Halloween craft

I toured the Paris of the South – Asheville, NC.

Eclectically Vintage The Paris of the South - Asheville, NC

November gobbled in with …

a paper bag turkey centerpiece for the kids.

Eclectically Vintage Paper Bag Turkey Centerpiece - fun for the kids and filled with a popcorn surprise

A Halloween house tour took center stage.

Eclectically Vintage Halloween House Tour - a fun filled tour with great ideas for your party

Combination bathroom/laundry room was revealed.

Eclectically Vintage Bathroom / Laundry Room combo - great use of space

An arachnophobia wreath frightened the neighbors.

Eclectically Vintage Arachnophobia Spider Halloween Wreath

And a halloween dinner frightened guests with a swarming spider tablecloth.

Eclectically Vintage Swarming Spiders Halloween Tablecloth

November brought …

A white kitchen Christmas tree.

Eclectically Vintage Kitchen Mason Jar Christmas Tree - check out those ornaments and tree topper!

Simple pine cone place settings adorned my table.

Eclectically Vintage Metallic Pine Cone Place Settings - perfect for any party!

The scent of the season came with monogrammed orange pomanders.

Eclectically Vintage - Monogrammed orange pomanders - they smell amazing

A gift anyone would love – monogrammed drinking glasses.

Eclectically Vintage DIY Monogrammed Dollar Store Glasses - never lose your glass again!

Wrap your gifts in style with these DIY gift bags from any paper.

Eclectically Vintage - DIY Gift Bags from Any Paper!

December’s elves brought …

The absolute best chocolate chunk cookie recipe ever.

Eclectically Vintage - The Absolute Best Chocolate Chunk Cookies Ever!

A Christmas tree made from Christmas tree stands!

Eclectically Vintage Christmas Tree Stand Christmas Tree

The best rosemary walnuts with a kick recipe for your guest.

Eclectically Vintage Party Rosemary Walnuts - with a kick from cayenne!  My guests gobbled them up

And ended in my Christmas House Tour.

Eclectically Vintage Christmas House Tour filled with vintage eye candy

Whew, I’m exhausted just reading this!

Here’s to looking back on a great year and looking forward to what’s in store in 2013!


Sharing Here:

Southern Hospitality, Common Ground, At the Picket Fence
The Charm of Home, French Country Cottage, Funky Junk Interiors
IY Showoff,ย Between Naps on the Porch, Savvy Southern Style

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  1. I have really enjoyed reading your blog this year and all of your fabulous projects and seeing your beautiful home. Congrats on a wonderful year. Happy New Year Kelly!

  2. I just found your blog a few months ago and really enjoyed today’s post letting me get to know you better.
    Thanks you so much! Happy New Year, I can’t wait to see what is to come in 2013.

  3. I really enjoyed this post because I didn’t start following you till around Christmas. Now I can go back and have a year of fun trying new things. Thanks again for your inspiration. Lisa

  4. yep, seems like the year went by as quickly as this post did! Great year Kelly! Here’s to a fabulous 2013!!!!!!!!!

  5. I’m new to your blog this year – late in the year, actually, but look forward to continued reading (and looking) in 2013!

    By the way, Biltmore is fabulous, no? I live about 30 miles from there. Thanks for visiting in my neck of the woods! Happy New Year!

  6. Oh wow … I love every single post!

  7. What a busy, clever, and beautiful 2012 you had Kelly! Wishing you and your family all the comfort and joy you can handle in 2013 :) And your posts in review already have me dreaming of spring … must find a good “old fashion” plastic umbrella so I can do the same on my door and boy did I swoon over your vintage turquoise glider. So glad I “met” you in 2012 … your posts always bring me cheer and inspiration. Robin

  8. You’ve been busy this year! I LOVE LOVE LOVE yoru ktichen. So beautuful. Happy New Years Kelly!

  9. 2012 ROCKED!!!! I love this post…..I remember all these projects and when you put them all together it is an amazing grouping of creativity!

    Here’s to a wonderful 2013 rock star!

  10. Wow, wow, wow!!! What a year it has been! I feel like I’ve known your kitchen forever, can’t believe it was just this year! It is so fun to watch all that you’ve done with that amazing house. You have such incredible vintage style and eclectic taste. 2013 is bound to be even more spectacular!!

  11. Kelly, What a year! You are so talented and I love your style, and how you find old treasures and give them new life. My favorite above is the spring umbrella wreath. Here’s to a great 2013! xo

  12. Your photography is amazing, thanks for sharing!!

  13. It really was a very good year. I enjoyed visiting your blog for inspiration. Happy New Year Kelly!

  14. You’ve had such an amazing year Kelly! Your projects are just gorgeous!

  15. Kelly, you were a busy girl! Lots of fun projects. Love the kitchen of course, the outdoor glider, the wallpaper pasting table, the tree stand tree, the crib springs. Almost all of the projects, really!

  16. Loved all of your wonderful projects in 2012…Here’s to a very happy, healthy, and most successful New Year!!

  17. Whew! Let me take a breath ๐Ÿ˜‰ You were one busy girl. It is SO fun to look back isn’t it?

  18. just found your blog today – this perfect timing allowed me to recap your year! lovely blog & lovely vintage ideas. i look forward to following you in the coming year!

  19. I can’t believe it hasn’t even been a whole year since I got to “know” you!!! Wow, so much has happened in one year. You had a fantabulous year to say the least, and your home is always so much fun to take a peek around.

    Have a wonderful New Year, looking forward to more Vintage yumminess in 2013! -K

  20. Wow, you’ve had one busy year! Looking forward to 2013 and all it has to offer, and the posts you offer!
    Debbie :)

  21. I’ve only been with you for a short time, but I am so looking forward to what you bring in 2013!
    Happy New Year,

  22. Wow–busy year! I’m loving catching up on all these blogs through the year end review posts….I think I first saw yours around spider tablecloth time, so I missed a lot!

  23. So many pretty projects, Kelly–I love the vintage loving cups, your patio, and the green bottles! Well done!

  24. Wow! SO many wonderful projects in one year! I love them all! So much creativity and fun! I’ll have to remember to take pictures as I work on things this year. I never seem to remember to. Thank you for so much inspiration! Here’s to a great 2013! Hugs, Leena

  25. I’m pretty new to your blog, so getting to see all of this “wonderfulness” in one spot has been so much fun! Thanks so much for all your creative ideas!

    Have a Happy 2013!

  26. So much fun! I love these yearly recaps!

  27. What a fun recap of the year! I just posted mine… I love the umbrella on the door with flowers inside, and your kitchen is FAB!

  28. I LOVE EVERYTHING! I could seriously move right in to your home and be happy forever!

  29. What a fabulous year Kelly!!! Here’s to another!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. Isn’t it amazing what can be done in a year? You had a great one!

  31. You have had a fantastic year Kelly! Wishing you all the very best in 2013.

  32. I love you glider for your patio! I have been eyeballing one of those for years for our farmhouse porch. Beautiful!

  33. Great posts. I love the bunny wreath. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  34. I was hoping my fave spider tablecloth would make it. Great projects, Kelly! Looking forward to stalking you in 2013. xo

  35. Kelly – you had a wicked fantastic 2012!! I am still completely smitten with your kitchen (and well your whole home!) Love all of the creativity you have shared this past year and can’t wait to see your amazing DIY’s this year too!! Happy New Year and keep rocking your blog girl!

  36. What a fantastic year! Here is to an even better 2013! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  37. You had so many awesome projects, Kelly! I looooove your eclectic style. Looking forward to seeing your creativity and genius at work in 2013 (and meeting you finally too)!


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