Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Year In Review

Let me just say, this was a wild and crazy year!

And I mean that in the best possible way!




First, I teamed up with two amazing women, Karla and Susan, and started this little venture called Elizabeth & Co. We brainstormed and planned, stressed and laughed. Sometimes, we laughed so hard, we cried! We spent an unbelieveable amount of time in our garages and and driveways sanding, painting and glazing our hearts out! We had our very first Vintage Tag Sale. And I figured if we were going to leap, why not leap with both feet and start this little blog to chronicle our adventures. Well, needless to say, it all exceeded our wildest expectations!



This was the very first nightstand transformation that I posted.








After that, it was a rainbow of colors. From pretty in pink ...











to teal ...






to aqua ...





to a deep French blue makeover with glazing tips ...





to a Shabby Chic hutch transformation.






I really loved this fun aqua stenciled dresser.
And I was thrilled when a mom bought it for her daughter's room.




I got to do a few projects for my son's new house,
like this slate blue end table




and this sophisticated gray dresser.



I loved when my daughter came to visit and turned this coffee table from boring




to feeling beachy chic!



And then she whipped up some really cute felt pillows for our Tag Sale!




I can't even tell you how much fun we had at our Vintage Tag Sale in September!









I turned this flea market find into our sale counter.





And a shutter became our sign.





I stenciled some galvanized buckets with our house number. People kept asking to buy them. They didn't seem to care that this was "our" house number!





And a fresh herb wreath added a soft fragrance to the house.





We all spent alot of time this year roaming yard sales and flea markets.
My favorite finds were this amazing pull-down map of Baltimore






and this New York Times newspaper rack.







And December is always my absolute favorite month. What's not to love about a month that starts with my birthday, involves lots of decorating, shopping, presents, cookies, time spent with wonderful friends and most importantly, having my family together.


I made a vintage inspired wreath with Susan and Karla. And we even won an award!



I shared my pink, chartreuse and silver holiday buffet.




And a tutorial on making ice candles!



So, there you have it, just a few highlights of 2010!


I hope you're ready for 2011!

We are already planning a Spring, a Fall and a Holiday Tag Sale!

The girls have promised to take lots of pictures to share.

And we're excited to welcome a new member to our team.

Oh, and a website is in the works too! ...

Whew! I hope I can keep up!


And it did not escape our attention that we passed 200 followers over the holidays! You all are the absolute best! We greatly appreciate that you take the time to stop by and see what we're up to and share your thoughts with us! So first thing on the agenda for the new year will be a giveaway to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts!



Wishing you all good things in 2011!




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26 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a year you have had, sharon! it has been so fun to watch your skills and your company grow! i wish you all the best in 2011!

Bella Michelle said...

WOW! 2010 and was a busy year for you. I love your projects and they are so inspiring!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

What an exciting year! It must have been so fun, I bet you're even more excited for 2011!

Holly Austin said...

Love your furniture makeovers!! I'm definitely coming back to check out more...

NanaDiana said...

Sharon- I have followed right along behind you ever since I found you. I love your blog and all that you creative gals have banded together and do together. Thanks for all the inspiration. Hugs-Diana

Christine Jargick said...

I really love your projects! very inspirational

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

YOUR REFINISHING PROJECTS TURNED OUT GREAT. GREAT COLORS

Cristie said...

What a great job, so many beautiful pieces! Love them all.

Chrissie said...

What an awesome year you have had! Can't wait to see your projects in 2011!

Tyla said...

I truly love all the pieces. Think I'll follow, if you don't mind. :>)

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sharon,
I adore all of your projects! Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve next year! Happy New Year!
Kim

Margaret@MissAdventures of Susie Homemaker said...

I love all the amazing painted pieces! Best of luck in 2011!

Allison said...

All of those projects are fabulous! Great job and sounds like it was a very successful 2010 for you all. Thanks for inking up! :)

mmbcreations said...

I enjoyed looking through your year. I would love for you to look through mine.

http://mmbcreations.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/furniture-in-review/

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What fantastic ideas! I especialy love the ice candles. You should link it up over at my Favorite 2010 Project Party here
http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-up-your-favorite-2010-project.html
Have a great holiday!

Pam said...

YOu have been busy! Great jobs well done.

Vanessa said...

Wow Sharon! You guys have been super busy and it was so fun looking back at your amazing projects! I think my favorite furniture piece was the soft gray dresser and I need to go back and look more closely at the herb wreath. You have so much talent and I can tell that you truly love what you are doing! It has been so much fun connecting with you here in blogland and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
Vanessa

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Thanks for linking up! Happy New Year!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

You have done some great things. You are really an inspiration for me. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful New Year 2011.

The DIY Show Off said...

Oh wow - look at all of that DIY eye candy! Amazing! What a productive year! Looking forward to seeing your 2011 DIY projects! ;)

Thanks so much for linking to the DIY Show Off!

Happy New Year!

Roeshel

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Your year was filled with amazing colors, fabulous pieces, and fantastic work. I look forward to see what you bring in 2011....

Happy New Year!

Lisa

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Wow...you have been one busy lady! Love all that you create. You are an inspiration!! Happy 2011 to you!

fialka012 said...

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gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

whoa! so many pretty things! I love the year in review posts! My fav is probably the chest with the stencil on the drawers!
thanks for linking up and linking back!
gail

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Great post! I have a couple pieces of furniture that are dying for a facelift. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

All those projects turned out fabulous, Sharon! Paint does work wonders, doesn't it? How fun that three gals get to work together. Hubby and I can't always see eye-to-eye on how a project should go. ;)

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com