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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

Hard to believe another year has arrived! We rang in the New Year up at the cottage by watching the "bridge drop" at midnight in our little town. The bridge is over the Pine river which links Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. The bridge is raised and lowered to let big boats glide between the two lakes. We have seen this bridge go up and down a million times but it seemed special watching it go down at midnight. But I can't tell you how cold it was at 19 degrees and the wind whipping off the lakes. All I can say is burrrr…….


I could have used a little fur muff to keep me warm like this sweet little girl is wearing in this vintage postcard.






The holidays were nice, getting together with friends and family. My blogging partner daughter Andrea was home for an extended visit, truly the best gift of all. We relaxed but became obsessed by watching the first two seasons of the PBS show Downton Abby. Can't wait for the new season to begin, a wonderful show!!

In the next few days the tree and holiday decorations will come down. It is always a little sad when they come down but then we can begin the count down to spring and flowers…

Looking forward to the New Year!


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23 comments:

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a fun way to ring in the new year! Love your vintage cards in the photos.

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet, vintage looking collection of images. It looks wonderful. Happy 2013- xo Diana

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Happy New year! Love your old postcards and Christmas balls.. so pretty. Here is to a great 2013!
Blessings,
Susie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your vintage pretties--have a wonderful 2013!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Laura,

My hubs got me season one and season two boxed set for Christmas, can you believe it? I am so excited to watch it anytime I want, and to share others and make them fans, too!

Happy New Year!!

Connie said...

Your vintage postcards are awesome . . . I love them :)
Happy New Year!
Connie :)

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Happy New Year!! Great idea with the flower frogs. I may have to borrow that idea!!

Ann said...

Love your vintage postcards...
It must be so nice watching that bridge drop with your loved ones at midnight.

Lynn Proctor said...

i love your vintage Christmas balls-i just gotta do that next year--and i want to find the first couple of seasons of downtown abby--i have somehow missed this one--and i am sure i would love it--i think i is kinda like the old "upstairs downstairs" :)

Marissa said...

19 degrees wow!.that is so cold! I can't imagine that...the coldest it gets here is 40 and that last for two days then back to 60 and 70s in the winter!...I hope your staying nice and warm! Loved the postcards! I wish you the best of 2013!

Bohemian said...

What a Delightful New Year's Vignette you have Created... Adoring your teeny Flower Frogs!

Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

LANA said...

Love the vintage cards! Yes, I am looking forward to Downton Abbey as well!

Dawn said...

I get so excited when I see all your vintageness (if that's a word) It makes me smile every time. Thanks for linking up!

Tami Kenner said...

I just love those vintage postcards! Happy New year and Happy Pink Saturday too!...xo Tami

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love that tradition! How fun. Those postcards are adorable. I want a muff like too :) Happy New Year!
Karen

Jeanne said...

I love the vintage post cards. I used to be an antique dealer and I sold so many of them. I regret that I didn't keep them. sigh!
Happy 2013,
xo Jeanne

Katherines Corner said...

what a wonderful way to ring in the new year. Love the vintage postcards too. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

Bonnie said...

Love your vintage cards, flower frogs and shiny brites.

What a blessing to share with your daughter. I would love that with mine.

In My Wild Eden said...

I like the thought of watching a bridge I know drop rather than a ball in a crowded, noisy square that has no meaning for me. (We boycott Time's Square and play games.) We have a bridge nearby that is raised and lowered for the boats too, but they don't do this special new years tradition. I think it is grand that your bride does! Your pictures are lovely!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Laura, I love vintage postcards and have never ran across any New Years ones. These are precious! Love the vignette you created. The lowering of the bridge sounds like a great way to welcome the New Year. Hubby and I have been watching and loving Downtown Abby. Oh my, did you see that dark side of Bates? lol! In between I am watching Larkrise to Candleford. The kids gave me the series for Christmas. Too slow for hubby, but I love it! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Jody and Stan said...

Love your collection of vintage postcards and Christmas ornaments. Such a pretty vignette! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy New Year!


Jody

Ann said...

Happy New Year, Laura. Your vintage postcards and ornaments are wonderful.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I adore your sweet cards for the new year. A also love your flower frogs.

Happy New Year!

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