Thursday, December 30, 2010

Celebrate 2011 and a Grand Toast to the Giveaway Winner!

All thing beautiful
All things true
All creatures on earth

Sing peace to you

The cardinal call
From a tree’s bare limb
Peace, say the words
Of his evening hymn

Whales sing to each other
All nightlong
Peace, say the words
Of their deep blue song

The silence of deer
In a field of snow
Is their song of peace
For all we know

The wolf on the hill
The swan on the wing
Are loud to the ear
But listen, they sing….

Peace to you & All the Best in 2011!

A huge Congratulations to the winner

Four gorgeous crystal wine glasses and a set of zinc Bird Tags from the creative Christina of My Sparrow

is Dominique Browning of Slow Love Life her blog is simply amazing !

I Won!!!

This set of four Kate Spade appetizer plates from Sara at Carpe Diem

Be sure to visit her site

Thank you so much!

I will have more shout outs as well as another Special Giveaway coming up!

Please contact me for Special Commissions of original Works of Art


Purple Flowers said...

Congratulations to the winners - enjoy!!

Kirsten Randolph said...

Dearest Karena,
I returned to blogging with new reflections. I am writing to you now with refresh feelings and a new point of view.
Please stop by and visit me. I would love hearing from you...

Until then on behalf of Love Accents Couture, may all the blessings of this blissful season shine upon you. Wishing you all the love, laughter and happiness in the world and "Grandeur Pink Dreams"

With joy,
Kirsten and Prince Tchaikovsky

Sherri said...

Happy New Year Karena!!! Congrats to the winners. Karena, I just love the plates you won-just wonderful!!

martinealison said...

Au seuil de cette nouvelle année, je vous souhaite tous mes voeux de bonheur, de joie, de paix et de créativité...

anita said...

Happy New Year!!!! :)


Badit said...

Happy New Year Karena !
Buon Anno !

Ricki Treleaven said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Karena :D

Dominique, I hope you enjoy the lovely prizes.

Ricki Jill

Splendid Sass said...

Happy New Year, Karena! Congratulations on your win.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from rain soaked Southern California.

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to :-)

May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

And always remember... Smiles don't have to be saved for a rainy day. It's good to waste them :-)

Stitchfork said...

Happy New Year Karena!

Simply LKJ said...

Happy New Year!

Kirsten Steen said...

I can't believe I haven't found you before now. Have just added you to my list of favorites! Wishing you a happy new year and decade!
a bientot,

Acquired Objects said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Wishing you the best for the New Year!

La Dolfina said...

Hi Karena,
Thank you for gracing my blog today and for the New Years wishes!
I feel so fortunate to have met and connected with such lovely bloggers as yourself and look forward to another year of connection and friendship!
May God Bless you in 2011 and always.
Much Love and Happy New Year to you :)

My Passport to Style said...

Hi sweetie, adore the poem,congrats on your win!Have a great evening! Sharon xx

Unknown said...

This deer is not silent! ;) Congrats on the win, and happiest of holidays to you, my dear friend! XX!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Happy New Year Karena! Thanks for always popping by my blog with a friendly hello!

Anonymous said...

Those plates are stunning!
Happy New Year!

Splenderosa said...

This is just SO beautiful! These words should echo throughout the world with the same meaning as they have to me & you. Peace be with you, my friend, and may 2011 be the best ever. Cheers !!

ps, I'll give you a little piece of my jewelry to giveaway if you like?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karena dearest! HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR!!!! Thank you for coming to visit. WHat a blessing BLOGLAND is!!! Happy 2011! Anita

Marianne said...

Happy New Year Karena! Wishing you all the happiness in 2011!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Loving your blog too!

Happy New Year!


savvycityfarmer said...

I lift my glass to you, you beautiful artist.

Julie at Belle Vivir said...


All the best to you and your family in this new year.

joanna said...


Now "If Only" as we sing and dance around the globe today sing the song of praise and peace you so eloquently share with us through the beauty of your lovely blog, we would then have the peace on earth that this season promises.

May creativity, and joy continue to surround you every moment of each day this coming year.

Warm wishes and a Happy New Year, it has been delightful getting to know you through your artistic talents you share with us.


24 Corners said...

Lucky ladies!!! Such wonderful gifts!

Happy New Year Karena...your such a bright star in the blogshere!
xo Jessica~

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy New Year Karena
I hope 2011 brings you much love and joy!!! xxx Julie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Happy New Year Karena!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post! Congratulations to the winners! Happy New Year to you and your family....

My Notting Hill said...

Karena - Best wishes for all the very best in 2011! Thanks so much for being a part of my 2010. Love the plates you won - congratulations. Michele

Cobalt Violet said...

Blessings and light to you in the coming year Karena!
Happy New Year!

Justine said...

Those Kate Spade plates are beautiful!

Happy New Year!!!
Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

Happy New Year!
I see that you have a tour of Isle sur la sorgue on your sidebar - I was there in april and it is DIVINE!!!
Wishing you a magical 2011!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karena

Happy New Year From Southern California.

Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

And a Happy New Year to you too!! :) Thanks so much for the visit today! said...

Happy New Year, Karena, what a beautiful post and sentiment.

Decor To Adore said...

I've never heard this poem before~lovely.

Happy New Year!

Mona Thompson said...

Happy New Year , Karena! I wish you all the best in 2011. Thanks for your friendship and encouragement. Mona

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a cool thing to win. Congratulations.

Kathysue said...

Karena it is another new Year and I am looking forward to being inspired by such a talented lady as yourself. Happy New Year, Kathysue

Verdigris Vie said...

Happy New Year Karena !! All the Best for 2011!

qerat said...

Happy New Year Karena.

annechovie said...

Happy New Year, Karen! All the best to you and your family in 2011! xo

Anonymous said...


Blooming Rose Musings said...

Happy New Year, Karena. I wish you a very wonderful year. Congratulations on your win.

Karena said...

Thank you all for such wonderful greetings for 2011!!

The poem was on a holiday card I received from my cousin Sharon before we lost her to Cancer.

I have always loved it! It was signed Anonymous!!


gésbi said...

A very happy new year to you, Karena!

Kathy said...

Wow...that's probably the loveliest of New Years postings that I have read over the last couple of days. I had not heard it before. Thanks for sharing it...K

Punctuation Mark said...

wishing you the best in 2011 and for you to have lots of fun and success in everything you do!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Happy new year! Here's to a beautiful start for 2011!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karena,

Beautiful post and poem.
Happy New Year and best wishes for a wonderful 2011.


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Happy New year to you sweet friend! Love this poem!

Nicole Jeannette said...

I LOVE those cute plates! Oh Kate Spade... Happy New Year!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Karena,

A very Happy New Year to you too! Here's to the best year ever!

lisa golightly said...

Happy New Year to you too !!!
What lovely colors in those fireworks !

Anonymous said...

What lovely plates, Karena! I saw those in white and silver at Nordstrom last week.
- Vanessa Elizabeth

Ashley Hasty said...

I'm new to your blog...I saw your comment on ExPresso and thought I'd bop on over to your blog and say a quick hello!

<3 Ashley

Hill House Ramblings said...

Oh, what lovely plates! Happy New Year Karena!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Karena! Congratulations to the winner of that fabulous give-away. ~ Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn

Renae Moore said...

I wish you all the best in 2011! I just kmnow it's going to be a good one.

Unknown said...

Beautiful plate, congratulations! Happy New Year! :)

My Notting Hill said...

Back again - I wanted to be sure that you knew I have a giveaway on my blog this week!

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy New Year my dear! Wish you all the best in 2011:) Hugs and kisses

Lynzy said...

Happy New Year!! :)

xo Lynzy

designchic said...

Gorgeous images...wishing you all the best in 2011.

marcela cavaglieri said...

Thank you so much for your lovely visit and comment. Hope your 2011 is filled with love, health and inspiration!

Unknown said...

Congrat !
Happy New Year !!!
Thank you for your friendship !

Unknown said...

wow- congrats to the winner- lovely glasses and tags!


Unknown said...

Happy New Year and congrats to all those winners!!!

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

Happy New Year! You always have the most wonderful giveaways! Maybe this will be my year to see my name pulled out of the hat ;) Hope you're well! XO

Unknown said...

Happy happy new year wishes to you Karena, xoxo

I Dream Of said...

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy New Year!

Lee Oliveira said...

How great is to give and receive giveaways.
Hope you had a fabulous new year

Donna said...

Hi Karena,

Thanks so much for dropping by. I really enjoyed hearing from you. I agree-the fondue pot is, in my opinion, mostly useful for retro-decorative purposes. I finally got rid of it...last year..

I'm so glad I got to see your blog. Your photos are truly stunning! Wow--the giveaway looks fabulous. Too bad I didn't drop by sooner. :o)

Have a great year!

Donna @ Comin' Home

annechovie said...

Hope your year is getting off to a great start, Karen! xx

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Karena. It has been wonderful getting to know you this past year and I look forward to 2011 with you!

TSL said...

Karena, you are just precious in every way. Best wishes.

Leah/ The Farm, The Sea and The Big City said...

Very nice poems. Happy New Year, Karena!


Sara Lee Bentley said...

Congratulations to you and a very, very Happy New Year, dear Karena!! All the best to you and yours :)

Luciane at said...

So, I'm going to be the 80th comment here? Wow! :-)

I'm so happy you dropped by my blog today! I don't see you there for so long! Thank you for coming back! :-)

I hope you're already enjoying 2011 and I wish you a very blessed year! We all need more blessings in our lives and in this world, don't we?


Luciane at

Jessica Turnbow said...

Congrats to the winners! Happy 2011!

The Sequined Lobster said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I am having a ball!!!
Can't wait to check out your beautiful site!
Happy New Year!
Tara @

Letitia Linke - The White Shed said...

Happy New Year! Letitia x

Ulla said...

Thank you for the comment. Very kind.
Happy new year!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Best wishes Karena for a beautifully inspiring 2011!

Jeanne xxx

A Perfect Gray said...

karena, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I appreciate your thinking of me.

What a beautiful post. I am wishing you and yours all the best in the New Year.

Thanks and love, donna

Sarah Klassen said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very happy new year! May 2011 bring you many great surprises, inspiration and new friendships. Thank you for the inspiration you share with us, and also, for such lovely comments :)

Have a great weekend*


LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Happy New Year darling!
Can't wait for your Sunday surprise!

xo as always!

Karen Appleton said...

Hi Karena! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and I'm excited to discover yours!! Happy New Year!

Jen said...


Love your blog -- I check in from The Finer Things, which I write. Thank you for your comments there! Following you now from my personal blog, Darling Notes. Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you!

Reggie Darling said...

And a happy and healthy one to you and yours this year. I loved the photograph of the fireworks. Reggie

Ann said...

Love your images...

Hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

Kirsten Randolph said...

Dearest Karena,
My angel knows about monday's give- away??

With joy,

Anna Walker said...


Jewelrybead said...

The Kate Spade plates are fabulous!! Congrats!


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