Sunday, January 6, 2013

Highlights of 2012

Okay, I think I'm ready for 2013! Yesterday we packed up the last of the holiday decorations. I never really feel like the new year has begun until that task is complete. The house always looks a little empty after the holidays, but I do love that January makes everything feel new, fresh and full of possibility!

 I don't really have a list of resolutions. I don't pick a word of the year to inspire me. Of course I want to be healthy and strong - eat better and work out more. Stress less about the small stuff. Appreciate every single day. We are constantly being reminded that life is short. We need to listen! I'm looking forward to whatever comes next. I'm hoping for some sweet surprises. And hopefully I'll handle the bumps along the way with grace.

Now here are a few highlights of 2012 .....
The girls at Elizabeth & Co. hosted four vintage tag sales - one each season. We love that each sale is new, fresh and completely different. And what fun to share our passion for vintage!






A huge thank you to our amazing customers and friends! Our interaction with you is the highlight of every sale. And it's because of you that we get to chase our dreams!






We also had the privilege of decorating two rooms in a local Decorator Show House in 2012. That was such a unique experience. We got to stretch our wings and we met some really wonderful people in the process!






Sometimes it surprises me that painting furniture has become such a big part of my life. But there is something really satisfying about breathing new life into vintage pieces with a story left to tell.






Some pieces never leave, while others go on to happy new homes. We just love when customers come back and tell us how much they are enjoying a piece that we transformed.





Homemade chalk paint was by far the most popular topic on the blog this year. It's a great addition to all the painting options out there. It has never failed me, it's thrifty and it's just plain fun to make! Have you tried it yet?





I couldn't do what I do without being part of the awesome team
at Elizabeth & Co and a very supportive family.
You are absolutely the very best!

And a huge thank you to all of our blog friends. You are a constant source of encouragement and inspiration! Our Be Inspired Link Party returns on Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share in 2013!

So that's it. I'm ready for a brand new year.
Arms and heart wide open!





19 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely chalk paint pieces! They look beautiful

Katie said...

I loved tinkering with DIY chalk paint as well! Wishing you the best in 2013!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Aw...thanks for including my picture in there. :) I've had a great time following your projects and coming to your tag sales. They are so inspiring. Have a great new year!

Megan

Anna See said...

Beautiful images! Here's to a blessed 2013.

Anne said...

What an amazing year! Looking forward to all you share in this new year!
xx
Anne

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! what a wonderful year it was! I only wish I had a place to sell like you do. :)
I love your attitude about the new year. I love seeing a new year roll around. It makes everything fresh in my eyes.
May 2013 be a wonderful year for you all!
gail

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a great year! you and your girls are one talented team. i've loved watching you guys grow and evolve!

NanaDiana said...

I have sure enjoyed following you along your journey this last year. You did a wonderful job on so many things, Sharon. I can only imagine how many great transformed pieces you will do this year. I would LOVE to be able to attend one of your sales- xo Diana

Twice Nice said...

You and your gals are such an inspiration Sharon! So glad I found you and am able to follow along on your adventures! Happy New Year!

Sayuri said...

Happy New Year, Sharon!!

Thank you for sharing so many inspirational pictures.
I'm looking forward to seeing many more this year:)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your projects are always inspiring. Wishing you all the best in this new year.

Ali Richardson said...

Love these highlights! What a great year you had! Keep up the great work :)

the cape on the corner said...

excited to see what 2013 brings for you!

hula-la said...

You have inspired me to have a go at painting some of my very old wood pieces of furniture. I just have this hesitation about painting over wood...HELP...how do you get past that???

bj said...

C u for the party tomorrow.:)

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Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What wonderful vintage tag sales you have--I wish I lived closer so I could attend! Your furniture pieces and chalk paint recipe (which I have used often :) have been very inspirational to me throughout 2012, so thank you for that, and best wishes for a bright, new 2013!

Good Time Charlie said...

How fun to look back at all you accomplished this year. I love seeing all the work! What a fun look back at your sales. Here is to a wonderful and very successful 2013! -K

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