Friday, December 31, 2010

Good health and happiness...

... to you all in 2011!This is a vintage hand-painted New Year's card - my mother gave me a small collection of really lovely cards, and I've added a few more over the past year.
When I saw French and British magazines doing Christmas displays with cards in jars, I knew I'd finally found a safe way to display such precious cards!The flags of the Entente Powers are shown on this wonderfully patriotic Christmas card of 1915.
Sweet, isn't she?
I was really pleased with this piece of translucent shop-wrapping paper, found in a box which had sold handkerchiefs, I think. It looks good behind the delicate Victorian card.
I had fun co-ordinating things around this glittery one (bought on ebay about a year ago).
Glitter, glitter...
Hearty Wishes!
I picked branches of rosehips to provide a bit of 'reddery' amongst my regular greenery. This plant is the mega-plant which now trails itself almost to the ground on one side of its tall bookshelf.
Under the cloche, Leslie wishes us a Happy Christmas... The fact that these cards were signed and sent makes them even more special.
So, to you all, I really do wish Good Health and Happiness,and every blessing for 2011. See you then!

25 comments:

marigold jam said...

Thank you Floss for sharing those lovely cards with us. What a good idea to keep them safe under glass like that and rather like those glass domes so beloved by the Victorians for displaying stuffed birds etc so in keeping with the vintage cards.

Hope that 2011 will be a good year for you and wish you peace, health and much happiness.

Jane x

Andi's English Attic said...

The idea of displaying these cards in jars is wonderful. Very pretty.
Every good wish to you and yours for 2011. xx

beck said...

Happy New Year Floss! I love your cards, they are so sweet! I hope 2011 is a great year for you and your family. Thanks for all your posts this year, I always enjoy them. Take care beautiful xo

Amanda said...

What a lovely idea and I can see your mum gave you the collecting bug. Happy New year to you and all your family.

Serenata said...

A very happy and blessed New Year to you and your lovely family Floss. You have been a wonderful support to me this year and I really appreciate it in view of all the things that have been happening to you as well. Thank you for your tower of strength and wonderful outlook over the last year.
What a wonderful way to display those gorgeous cards.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Floss
Thank you for your well wishes for 2011 !
And a big thank you for all your thoughtful and generous posts. It's been a pleasure to visit you here and to learn so much from your kind and wise words. Take good care, and may the new year bring you peace, health and happiness.
Much love to you and your family,
Denise x
PS: Especially big thanks for leading the way to "Unplug the Christmas Machine" back in 2009, as it has really transformed my Christmas experience this year in particular :-)

Jan said...

What a lovely way to display special cards and thank you for passing on this bit of inspiration. I do hope that 2011 is filled with love, health and much happiness and I look forward to reading your posts. Jan x

Freddie said...

Thank you for the lovely display of cards, and for your blog that I always enjoy reading.
Bonne année et bonne santé à toute la famille! Freddie x

Jane and Chris said...

Peace love and happiness to you and those you love.
God Bless.
Jane x

TheMadHouse said...

They look beautiful. Sending you much love and hope for a blessed 2011

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Thanks for that idea, I shall use it next year!
T X

Autumn Mist said...

That's a fab idea for the cards Floss. I wish you and yours all the very best for 2011. So glad I found your blog...

Heidi said...

Have a blessed New Year, I loved this post!
Just beautiful and to a year filled with more!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

What a super display idea... and may 2011 be filled with joy, laughter and love... x

Tabiboo said...

Happy New Year to you too Floss and the warmest of wishes for 2011.

Nina xxx

ps. it's still grey here!

The Vintage Gardener said...

Hi Floss
I always find your blog inspirational. All good wishes to you and your family for 2011.

Angela said...

Happy New Year
Glad that your Dad was able to be with you over christmas
I got Simple Abundance via AbeBooks, and it is here UNTOUCHED as I intend to begin reading tomorrow!!
blessings & hugs xx

Betty said...

a very happy New Year to you Floss, hope it is filled with lots of surprises and dreams come true. Betty x

Heloise said...

Love the way you have displayed your cards.

Wishing you a peaceful, happy and creative New Year.

Carol said...

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Beautiful cards and a perfect way to display them. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011.
Carol xx

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your pretty cards, and like the way you display them.
Hope you have a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!
Glenda

Sherri B. said...

Thank you for sharing those precious cards with us and that is a very pretty and unique way of showing them off.

I am praying that this new year will bring much happiness and good health to you and your family.

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Happy New Year, all the best for 2011!

harmony and rosie said...

What a fantastic way of preserving precious things and I do love the cards you have on display. Floss I wish you and your family a truly peaceful 2011 with lots of love and the happiest of memories.

Kate x

Fat Dormouse said...

I love your decorations... but I wanted to say I hope everything is OK with you & your family. You've not updated for a while, and I hope the reasons are good reasons rather than bad ones.