Saturday, December 31, 2011

What A Year!!!!

Happy New Year My Friends!!!

WOW!!! What a year this has been!!! 2011 will definitely go down as one of the most wonderful and most memorable years I have ever known!!

So many things have happened, both big and small, some good and unfortunately some bad...and all somewhat life changing in one way or another. I have embraced the good, learned from the bad and I am so grateful to so many of you and in so many ways that I don't even know how or where to begin to express my gratitude!!!

I want to thank you all so much for your friendships, kindness, and support. I have made hundreds of new friends and met thousands of new customers...some in person, others through emails, letters, or phone conversations, and I am so grateful for each one of you!!!

Thank you all who have visited me on my Picture trail and on this blog. Thank you all who have ordered from me on up-date nights and for making my "first" book, "AN EARLY CHRISTMAS" such an overwhelming and huge success!!! I am humbled beyond words and I owe it all to ALL of you!!!

I especially want to thank all of the wonderful homeowners who agreed to be in my book!! They welcomed me, a virtual unknown, into their homes to do the photography. I entered as a stranger, but was was met with open arms and gracious hospitality and I left feeling like an old friend!! 

Darlene and Steve, Bert and Barbara, Joan, Randee and John, Art and Stephanie, Thom, Jim and Paula, David and Bonnie, Jim and Barbara, Wayne and Shari, Ron and Kathy, Paul and Terri, Russ and Jan...your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten!!! And...a very special thank you to my sweet Hannah...I couldn't have done it without you!!! we say Good-Bye to 2011...and Hello to 2012...I want to thank you all once again for making this one of the most WONDERFUL and MEMORABLE years of my life!!!

The pictures above and below were taken on the morning of December 24th...I finally got my "Christmas Snow"...and just in time too!!!

Just one more thing that I was so very thankful for in 2011!!!


Your Friend...Tina


  1. Thank you Tina. Best wishes to you and yours for a special 2012. And thank you also for allowing us glimpses into your home and sharing your decorating instincts.

  2. Bravo, Tina...well done! "First" implies a second...???...surely hope so.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!!!

  3. Dearest Tina,
    Thank you for making my 2011 one of the best years ever! Your friendship, your book, allowing me to be your sidekick at the show......are memories I will always cherish. All my best for a healthy, wonderful 2012 for you, John and your family. Blessings my friend, Lori

  4. Happy New Year Tina!...Congratulations on your success!...and thank you for such a lovely post filled with fun that you got Christmas snow!!


  5. Happy New Year Tina!! So nice when something good happens to a nice person and then even nice when they show gratitude!! So happy your book was such a success. I know I have picked it up dozens of times to look at the beautiful homes you photographed!I have enjoyed your Picture Trail so many times over the last few years as well. Your home is full of wonderful inspiration!

    Best wishes for another wonderful year in 2012!! I too hope that first implies a second!!

  6. Happy New Year Tina! I knew your book would be a huge success from the beginning. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

  7. Hi Tina,
    What a great year many ways.
    Blessings on you and your family.