Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I was very fortunate myself, I spent a lot of quality time with cherished family and friends. I didn't participate in the holidays in the traditional sense, and I didn't participate in the chaos of shopping. I have no money to spend on gifts, but I made sure to let everyone know how much I love them. I am very grateful that I have many people who love me. I was a little embarrassed because I received a lot of gifts I did not need. Some have been regifted and some have gone to the Goodwill. Like I said, I have a lot of people who love me.
I don't typically make new year's resolutions, because I get mad at myself when I don't keep them. But, I do hope to blog more in 2013. I have a lot of pretty and fun posts lined up, and also some provocative ones. I truly believe this is going to be a great year. I might as well start the year off by giving you a view of what my apartment looks like today. As you know, I love my apartment and am grateful for it. I am full of gratitude!
I love arranging vases so much, I'd like to open a vase store. The white and pink vases are from TJ Maxx, and are glass, so are a bit of a departure for me. My first love is still ceramic. The little yellow bowl was only $1.00 from the Goodwill. It's totally funky and I love it! I wish I could capture the way it looks when the sun shines on it, it's fab! I think it's vintage and may have been part of a lamp. I'm not sure why, but I'm not really happy with the pink vase and might return it. Perhaps it's too tall? Although I think being over sized is precisely the point. Ah, obsession...... it's not always easy balancing a love of simplicity and sparseness with a love of beautiful things.
What about you dear readers? How were your holidays? Have you done any redecorating or organizing lately? We're going to have a great year together! As always, thanks for reading. xo