Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Plumcreek Place Looks Back On 2013

Taking a cue from Dawn at "We Call It Junkin" I thought I might review 2013 in my life.  Other than starting my blog in August my life did not have any real highs or any real lows.  Just a steady keel to navigate by. Starting my blog has been the highlight of 2013.  But by no means was it the whole thrust of my life during the year. And so now I say,  "pictures please". 

The seasonal year for me starts with Valentine's Day.  In mid-January (right after the Christmas trees are put away) I haul out my Valentines Day stash and start decorating a tree.
Valentines Day tree, decorating for Valentines Day

Decorating a Valentines Day Tree
Decorating a Valentines Day tree
This Year I will have a pink tree to decorate for Valentines Day.

I like to set a table for Valentines Day just for my husband and myself.  But it seems we always have these pesky little visitors,  they stare at us all during the meal.  What do you do when a pesky little cherub invites himself to dinner? Answer - ignore him.

Valentines Day tablescape, cherubs red and white

Valentines Day tablescape
No sooner than those pesky little cherubs up and leave, the leprechauns invite themselves to dinner too.

Leprechauns in the tablescape

St Patricks Day tablescape

Now we come to the bunnies.  They are even more rude than the cherubs and the leprechauns put together. They are everywhere.
Easter bunny collection

Easter bunny collection

Bordallo Pinheiro green Easter Teapot

Epoch Summer Meadow dinner plate, Easter
Easter tablescape, yellow, aqua, bunnies, centerpiece

Easter Dessert buffet

Easter Mantle, aqua, yellow

Eastel Mantle, yellow, aqua

Easter eggs, mettalic, shiny
In May when the bunnies have been safely rounded up and packed away the dining table turns to the vivid colors of Cinco De Mayo

Cinco da Mayo tablescape

Cinco de Mayo tablescape

Cinco de Mayo tablescape
Shortly after that the ducks come wondering into the yard to find a place to mate.

male and female ducks in backyard
The flowers start showing up around the patio.

A few weeks later the flowers are popping up in the yard.

Day lilly, bronze and yellow
As summer progresses the sun flowers start to flower.

sunflower, raised flower bed
Cosmos and marigolds dwell happily together.

cosmos, marigold, bee
The late summer table changes over to golds and oranges with images of sunflowers every where.

rooster tablescape
Come late August the Goodyear blimp passes over the house on the way to the stadium. FOOTBALL!!

goodyear blimp

fall tablescape, sunflower, zinnia

Hisbiscus on the patio, fall leaves
Pumpkin planter with cornstalks

fall porch decoration, cornstalks, mums, scarecrow

pumpkin cart display

pumpkin turkey, fall, patio

Fall tablescape, owl plate, orange, gold

Halloween tablescape, orange, black

Halloween tablescape, black and whit, orange

Halloween tree, fall tree

aqua tablescape, fall tablescape, aqua and white tablescape

aqua tablescape, fall tablescape

Thanksgiving decoration, fall decor

Fall tablescape, china cabinets

Pheasant tablescape

fall elf, fall tablescape, pumpkin planter

racoon, fall tablescape

pheasant tablescape

derr, fall tablescape

ceramic pilgrims, fall decor
No sooner than the pilgrims were packed away, reindeer started showing up in the china cabinets.
red and white Christmas, milk glass, red reindeer
Soon there were snowmen plates spread across the breakfast table.

Christmas tablescape

Christmas Tablescape

Debbie Mumm snowflake plates

Christmas tablescape, Walker China Christmas plate

Christmas tablescape

Christmas tablescape

Christmas plates

nutcracker tablescape

snow angel

Christmas bear

father Christmas, Christmas tablescape

Christmas centerpiece, Christmas tablescape

Christmas tablescape, rocking horse

Christmas decor

Christmas plates

Christmas mantel
Sunny days get scarce this time of the year - you have to soak up the rays where you find them.

Toes, snow sunning

Christmas decor, Santa, Reindeer, Christmas tablescape

red and white Christmas tablescape

Suzy snowflake

Snowflake plates, blue and white plates, Christmas plates, winter

Nutcracker tablescape

Nutcracker tablescape
Happy New Year to all!!

I will be on a blog vacation for a couple of weeks.  See you soon!

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  1. Oh myyyyyyyy - I can't even begin to pick a favorite - I'd have to start at the first one and go right through. I'm so impressed with all your figural dishes - the easter eggs, the punkins, - or so many - I love them all. Your table settings make me want to try harder with mine (and shop more LOL). Everything is wonderful.

  2. What a great look back at 2013! You have some wonderful treasures for each and every time of the year, and you always use them beautifully. I loved the review of your year, and I will look forward to seeing what you do in 2014. Happy New Year! laurie

  3. That was a great review! So many treasures!
    Candy, I can't find your address, I think it got thrown out in the pre Cmas clean up!
    Please resend, sorry to bother you! Thanks!

  4. There is So much goodness that it is impossible to select a favorite!

    Happy New Year to you.

  5. Happy New Year, Candy!

    What a joyous collection of all your pretty trinkets, vignettes and tablescapes! I especially love the cheery pastels of your Easter decorations, so happy and adorable!


  6. So much loveliness and joy created since you started blogging, Candy!
    I really look forward to spend Easter with you. I loved those creations of yours... I wonder if you'd mind if I pin some to my Easter Board in pinterest?
    Thank you for sharing. And Cheers to a normal and happy life on 2014 and wondergul bloggie creations to inspire others like me.
    Happy 2014, Candy!

  7. O MY!! What a fantastic look back filled with so much wonderful eye candy!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments!!


  8. such a fun retrospective.. I loved seeing all your creative tables.. the halloween one blew me away.. loved the tablecloth fabric.. xo marlis

  9. Beautiful posts! Love seeing all the tables and dishes....Christine

  10. Hi Candy! You are just so festive and fun here all year round! I LOVE it! Happy New year.

  11. This is a fun look back over the year! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed you telling me of the ironstone plates like mine that you found! I would be thrilled to find them too! In fact I AM thrilled for you! What great luck. Just what I love about thrifting. Thanks for sharing it with me. Happy New Year!

  12. Wonderful year in review! Love all the holiday decor! Beautifully done!

  13. You have some lovely place settings! My favorite are the Irish one and the Christmas ones!

  14. Candy S.,
    What a great year in review. Lovely tablescapes.