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Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Look Back at 2012

Shall we take a stroll down memory lane?


Way back in January napkin rings were created from scraps of antique fabric and lace.

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February brought forth Valentine bon bon baskets.

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March was filled with such floral fancies as as the Daisy chair

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…a $7 springtime wreath

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…and a springtime terrarium tutorial.

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April sprung forth with vintage inspired resurrection eggs.

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As well as a necklace holder made from a vintage window.

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May brought with it a collection of lampshade knockoffs.

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June ushered in organization via vintage spice jars.

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In July Sweet Boy shared that anyone can install a light fixture~ even a 10 year old!

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During the hot month of August I asked “Does your home tell your story?”

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September’s bounty included a painted Provençal buffet.

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I challenged myself to write 31 posts in October and actually did it. Here are a few posts from the “31 Days of Décor” series that continue to be viewed again and again.

“Create a Fabulous Front Porch for Under $10.”

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“Paper Pumpkin Pouches”

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“Hollywood Regency Style”

“British Colonial Style”

With the holidays approaching all thoughts turned towards home in November.

“Colonial Style” was adored by many.

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As was the “Colonial Wreaths of Williamsburg”.

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As the year began to draw to a close holiday merriment was as high as Santa’s sleigh. While several of DTA’s holiday themed tutorials whirled around blogland, your favorite December post was the entire collection of DTA’s Christmas décor and crafts:

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These past few days I’ve been working on decorating my office, hanging a vintage light fixture and trying to talk Mr. Décor into painting the kitchen cabinets. It appears that 2013 will be full of future favorites!


Linking to:

TT& J, Southern Hospitality, Someday Crafts and Craftberry Bush


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I have loved and adored all your posts this year Laura! So blessed to call you friend :)

Auntie Em said...

You definitely created a beautiful year! Thank you so much for sharing all your clever ideas and stories about decorating your lovely home.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and all the best to come your way for 2013!
Cheers!!! :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love the recap, Laura. I still am a big fan of the gallery wall and the provincial buffet.

Amy Jo said...


It was a fabulous year, wasn't it?
I enjoyed all of your posts and am looking forward to more coming.

Amy Jo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I know this year wasnt easy for you but I admire the creative spirit you have that allowed so many lovely creations in your new home.
wishing you a peaceful and joyful 2013..
much love to you , my sweet friend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, this has been such a year of transformations. I love all of your creativity and how you turned your new house into such a fabulous and beautiful home. Hugs, Marty

Jen said...

You had such a productive and informative year Laura! I love following along with all of your projects and ideas. Thanks you so much for inspiring us!

chris mckinley said...

Love it all!! So creative!!

Warmly chris

Julia C. said...

You work a lot this year!!! Congratulations and I'm waiting for new creative works in 2013...

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I know that I have enjoyed reading Decor to Adore over the last year.
Thank you for the beautiful posts. Happy New Year!

French said...

I love & remember them all!! Can't wait to see what's in store for us in 2013!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

What is it about guys not wanting to paint over wood or even..."looks like wood"?

Laura, You comment about our town's Elf Storage added sugar to an already blessed Christmas. You my friend, were the ultimate ELF of this sweet season!

I have been praying for your brave hearts all year.

Thank you inspiring our hearts, our souls and our creative spirit!

I look forward to our visits in twenty-thirteen!


Lorrie Orr said...

It was a year of delightful posts. I'm looking forward to more in 2013. Blessings on you and yours, Laura.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

All of your posts were great but your best post was about the Christmas Mircale! I read it on Monday night and have been sitting on the edge of my seat waithing for a follow up! I am sure that sweet boy was delighted! When I shared the story with my daughter, her first response was:"Nobody throws away an Xbox, Mom. Did she check that guy out? He probably was not a student and his name was probably Clarence (a la It's a Wonderful Life!!)!" Her next reply was:"You know we just got those Best Buy reward points for replacing my computer, send them to her." I thought that it was too late to send the reward points since FedEx and Best Buy had already closed for the holidays. When I shared the story with my husband, his response was: "Now that will increase your faith!" Of course I replied that that was exactly why you shared that story! Thanks so much for all of your posts, and especially for increasing our faith!! May you be richly blessed in 2013!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Make sure you let Sweet Boy know that I tackled changing my outdoor light after seeing him do your's. I ran into the usual complications that happen when you work on an old house, but kept telling myself the electrical part can be done by a 10 yr. old, so I can do it, too!

Hi, I'm MarySue said...

That burlap wreath is still such a favorite but more than anything you show, I have very appreciated the spirit and up-life I always receive from your blog. Happy new year blogfriend.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

2012? It was a very good year!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

You are an amazing person Laura. I have greatly appreciated your wonderful posts and friendship during 2012, so I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next year.

Karen Albert said...

Dear Laura all of these posts and projects meant so much to me. Bringing cheer and knowing how much love you put into them.


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Karen said...

They're all beautiful post, Happy New Year!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Love all your projects. My favorites would be the napkin rings and the springtime wreath - so pretty. Looking forward to your 2013 posts. Happy New Year!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

What a great year its been for you! I love your lighting makeovers and your holiday decor. Happy New Year!

Denise said...

Fun looking at the pretty favorite post's of this year.I hope you have a wonderful 2013.So glad you came by to say hello-Thank you.Denise

The Tablescaper said...

I love these look back posts! You've had a fruitful year.

- The Tablescaper

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Awesome round-up. YOu are so so so talented!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

looks like you had a great year! I found you at Rhonda's party - can't believe I've never "met" you before! I will be exploring more.