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28 December 2008

Maison Douce ~ A Year in Review




























Cindy at My Romantic Home is hosting a "Year in Review Blog Party", and has asked us to make a mosaic of some of our favorite pictures that have been posted in our blogs in 2008!! I thought it was a wonderful idea, so I've gathered some of my favorites, and as you can see there's a lot of pink and a lot of roses in there...!!! I started my blog less than a year ago, and I have to say it has been an incredible adventure, as I have been touched by so many people!! Bloggers are truly the best, and I appreciate your visits and comments immensely!! Thank you all, and I truly hope you will stop by and visit again soon!




I had so much fun making these mosaics that I decided to make another one featuring pictures from my all time favorite posts...!!



















From left to right, top to bottom:

1 - Farm Chicks!! What Fun!

2 - A post from Lisbon

3 - London Calling!

4 - Bermondsey Fair and Portobello Road

5 - LISBOA

6 - Day trips and a visit to a flea market

7 - A travel back in time

8 - Sixteen years...

9 - Would you be my guest?

10 - A grandmother's legacy

11 - My progress, room by room

12 - My all time favorite (thrifty) vintage finds

60 comments:

  1. Wow, I love all your vintage collectibles! What a wonderful mosaic to represent 2008, A Year in Review. Happy New Year! ~Arleen

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  2. I especially love those dresses! Simply beautiful--thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love roses too!!!
    Wonderful photos.

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  4. Gosh every image is just enchanting.

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  5. ooooohhhhh! So much fun eye candy! Love your pictures!
    Happy New Year!
    Debi

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  6. Ola Amiga,
    That's me saying hi, it has been so long since I saw you I didn't know if you knew I am now bilingual... (not really) I love the pictures, I would enjoy doing that but...alas my laptop is dead and that is where the pic's are... I guess I could copy them from the blog... Never thought of that!
    Well, I hope you are having a great time not sending kids off to school. When do we get vacation?
    Love you!
    JOY!

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  7. A vintage treasure trove. Lovely!

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  8. Found your blog from the year in review...stepped in to home! I have marked you as a favorite..and will return soon to share in your treasures! Beautiful!

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  9. Your photos and collections are so beautiful - I can't even pick a favorite! Have a Happy New Year!

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  10. There's alot of work represented in those beautiful mosaics :) FUN work though! Love what you put together!

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  11. What a lovely and wonderfully cozy year you had!

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  12. I love your pictures especially those that have pink and roses in it.. beautiful! Happy New Year

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  13. Wow, you are surrounded by loveliness! I love that frothy lace dress!

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  14. What fun we had this past year. It was fun making the mosiac...I made it earlier...couldn't find where I had put it...lol. It was in my flickr photos. (figured this out after 45 min.of lookinglol)Nice that our snow is gone. We had a lot of trees down. I'll be back to visit you. Laurie

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  15. Beautiful photos!
    Happy New Year,
    Carolyn

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  16. What Gorgeous pictures!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my home. I love your photos and I'm off to go read the rest of your blog!

    HappY new Year and happy blogging :)

    ~ Cynthia ~

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  17. Both your mosaics are beautiful... Is that you in a pink wedding dress???? Fabulous!

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  18. Love the dresses! I would to visit the Farm Chicks! Too fun. Thanks so much for sharing...Happy New Year!

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  19. Love all of your vintage collectables! Happy new year!

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  20. I loved that you took the time to link to your favorite posts! What a lot of time and effort.

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  21. This post is enticing me to come back and look at your old posts when I have more time. I, too, had a post this year about Portabello Road - what fun we had and the sun was shining!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sally

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  22. I love your photos I see it was a great year.

    Wish you a magical 2009. Happy New Year.

    Suzy

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  23. So beautiful! Love the mosaics...great colors.
    Lidy

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  24. Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them.
    suzanne

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  25. Such pretty vintage pieces, love all the pink. Your second collage was very interesting, love the "Abbey Road" re-enactment. You are lucky to have visited London this past year. I think London is one of my favorite cities in the world!

    Happy New Year!

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  26. Hi Isabel! *waves* I found your blog through Cindys, I have to tell you how ENCHANTED I am!! I haven't found a blog to make me this drooly since Country French Antiques!!*winks* I've been pouring over your old posts and soaking up all the beauty! I'm just overwhelmed by it all! How you met your hubby, your antiquing trips! Your beautiful kids! I have so enjoyed everything!! Anyhoo I'm almost a neighbor (I live in Washington St.) I think we love soo many of the same things! Have a feeling you hear that a lot! *winks* Vanna

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  27. What a wonderful year you had....Loved all your pictures...I had a hard time doing one picture and you did two.....WOW!!!
    Happy New Year!!!!!
    Mo ;-)

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  28. Great photos!! Wishing you a happy new year (;
    Hugs~Kelly

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  29. Beautiful vintage pieces! Love both of your mosaics!!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2009!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  30. OH WOW! You have a booth at Monticello! I love that place . I have a friend who lives in Stevenson WA (across the river from Cascade Locks) we went there the last time I was there and got some really neat stuff. I love all your vintage things. I wonder if I bought something from your booth????
    Thanks for stopping by to visit.
    Sandyt

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  31. Hi...thanks for stopping by. Your blog is beautiful. I will be stopping by again. Have a wonderful New Year!

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  32. Oh I just love the picture with the vintage dresses.

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  33. What a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing your incredible vintage look.

    ~Judy

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  34. Que lindas fotografias. Obrigada pela sua visita e comentário.
    Que sorte termo - nos encontrado. O seu blog é mesmo bonito.

    ALfazema

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  35. I came upon your post for the first time. Your mosaic was so beautiful. I will come back to peek in on your 2009! Happy New Year!

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  36. How lovely to meet you Isabel! I love the photos and now I have to go see some of the beautiful posts they belong to:>)

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  37. I've truly enjoyed my visit to your blog. I see you live in OR. We moved back east from OR three years ago. We loved it out there, but wanted to be closer to our granddaughters. Loved your Year in Review! xoxo

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  38. I love your Mosaics, they are gorgeous! Happy New Year to you and yours :)

    Liz

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  39. They are soo fun, aren't they? Your final result is beautiful! So glad to have met you in 2008!
    Happy New Year1
    Rene'

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous pictures!! Every single one!
    Have a wonderful New Year and thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

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  41. I love both of your mosaics. Thank you for visiting my Year in Review.
    Happy New Year.
    Charlotte

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  42. Love your mosaics!
    I especially love the baby buggy and the dollies.
    The vintage gowns are just lovely.

    New Year's Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  43. Glorious photos! Thank you for sharing.

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  44. Gorgeous, Isabel! Beautiful pics. Looks like you had a nice year. Wishing you fun and wonderful perfect happiness in 2009. Hugs!

    Sheila

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  45. Oh my I am so glad I found your blog!!!! I love your style and the first mosiac had me hooked on your blog! Did you make the luggage that is covered in the pretty fabric?

    I will be back for sure!!

    happy new Year!

    mary

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  46. Beautiful collages! I love each and every pic!
    I have just joined the party, too!
    Wish you a blessed, healthy and joyous New Year, Isabel!
    Hugs,
    Monica x.

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  47. Well I just discovered your blog by going over to cindy's site. When I took a glance I was in awe. So you bet I'm coming back to take my time and look over everything you've posted. I'm putting you on my inspirational list. If you like come on over and check me out. Love to have you visit me.. HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  48. I started my blog less than a year ago, also. Your mosaics are great, and what a good idea to do one from favorite posts!

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  49. Oh' I'm drooling viewing your collection of vintage items. The wicker bench with the seat cover is beautiful and the headboard is even more lovely.

    Happy 2009

    Kris

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  50. Oh my goodness, I love those barkcloth pillows, they are fabulous.

    Lisa

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  51. I love your photos, roses and pink are also one of my favorites. I will be back to see more of your blog.
    Happy New Year.

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  52. Ooooo...these mosaics are so adorable!! I will come back to see more of your work...this is a promiss for a wonderful year to come I hope!! Kind regards from Sylvia Extra from Villa Extra (The Netherlands) and I will add you to my list of Favourites if you don't mind....

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  53. Love the post of your year in review. Photos are wonderful
    Lorri

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  54. Gret reading your blog - themosaics were great ...but there were lots of other fun things to look at too !

    Great to see someone from the west coast - I'm about 6 hours away up in Canada !

    Now I'm off to check out the link to the French bokk !

    Cheers,
    Bre

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  55. Oh the yummy colors in your mosaic! I love those suitcases. I'm going to HAVE TO do some of those myself!

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