Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Looks for the New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!  I hope your new year was filled with fun, love and hope for the best year ever.  I finally got all the Christmas boxes put away in the attic, so it's time to start re-creating all of my vignettes and enjoying changing things around.

This corner of the kitchen was the first place to get a couple of changes.

My cow becomes the star under the cloche.

I paired him with some cheese and fruit.  I think he is just so fun.

Eggs and chickens seem to form the rest of the display.

The roo and hen always add color to any vignette.  Seems like I have a farm yard collection going on.

Cows, Roosters, Eggs and Wheat.  Definitely have a farm in this corner. he-he

Now to get the rest of the house put back together, then I can really play.  It's always so energizing to start the new year with all of the displays looking new.

Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.


  1. Happy New Year Marty; I love you new look,,,,, how sweet the cow looks in your cloche Yesterday I took down my Christmas decorations,,, wanted to get a head start..... I still have my entry way to my garage to finish... now is a good time...... have a great day....


  2. Happy New Year Marty! Love those colorful rooster plates-enjoy:@)

  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Happy New Year Marty!
    I love your new look for this 2012.
    xxoo Diane

  4. Lookin good Ms Marty..

    Happy 2012 - lookin forward to spending some time with you.

  5. Cute!
    You are soooo on top of everything. I haven't even started taking it all down.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  6. Love the new vignette, Marty! Your roo collection is wonderful and I love the little cow under your cloche!

  7. Hi Marty, Happy New Year blessings to you! I love seeing your kitchen vignette. I have that same rooster (the one on the right in your pic). He sits on top of my fridge with some baskets.

  8. I love the new look Marty, especially that cow under the cloche! love it!! Happy New Year! Martina

  9. Happy New Year dear Marty. I love your new look in the kitchen and specially the roos plates, such colors. Many blessings for you and yours.

  10. I'm redoing my hutch today while I cook supper. I too want a fresh new look. Wishing you the best this year Marty. ~Ames

  11. Love it! Thanks for sharing and would love for you to stop by my blog!


    Mrs. Schmidheiser

  12. Love the little serene cow.
    Yes it is fun to other words I need to be taking the tree down right now!

  13. It looks fabulous as always, I love the cow under the cloche!

  14. You definitely have a farm yard theme going on, Marty, and I love it.
    Especially like the cow in your cloche.
    Happy New Year to you.

  15. Marty your vignettes are very pretty! I love your collection of farm yard animals.

  16. Marty,
    I agree...New Year...New Vignettes! However, you are far ahead of me, dear friend! The Christmas decorations are all packed away until next year...I'm just now beginning the joyful task of new vignettes in each room! You continue to be such a source of inspiration to me. So~o, that being said...time to get busy! 2012 is beginning to unfold before our very eyes1...and quite nicely , at A Stroll Thru Life, indeed!

  17. Happy New Year Marty! Great new vignettes indeed. You can never go wrong with roo's!

  18. Happy New Year Marty! I love your little farm, especially the cow under that beautiful Cloche. Can't wait to see what all you have in store for 2012!

  19. Oh Marty, you've so got it going! I love the way you put things together and your rooster plates are adorable!

    Happy New Year!

  20. Happy New Year sweet blogging friend...
    Looks like you've got it going on around your place...Sure is nice to get things cleaned up and back in order..
    Everything is looking Moo-R-velous around there..

  21. I love your little cow under the glass. A nice new home for him! Can't wait to see the next change! Happy New Year! Hope it will be a healthy and safe one.

  22. I always feel a sense of relief when my Christmas decorations are put away and my old stuff comes back in. I really like that cow under the cloche. Your "farm" accessories go together well.

  23. I love your new vignette, Marty! Isn't it fun to get Christmas packed away and work on different vignettes? Yours are always great! Happy New Year!

  24. Love it Marty!
    I am a farmgirl at heart so you are hitting me right where it counts!
    Such a sweet cow.
    Love every little detail and I agree. It's good to renew and refresh once the holiday boxes are packed up again!
    (Little purging going on here too today!)

    Happy New Year blessings to you sweet friend!

  25. Happy New Year, Marty! Christmas is still hanging around here, but once it's put away I'll be playing with new vignettes too. Your little corner vignette looks sweet. ~ Sarah

  26. Love the cow under the cloche, Marty! I just saw a decorative fork and spoon set with roosters on it {very similar to your plates} at Dollar General the other day.

  27. Happy New Year, Marty to you and your family. The new vignette is nice. You are so good at tweaking things to make them look fresh and different. The little cow is cute.--Shannon

  28. Hi Marty,
    thats a nice collection of hens and roosters. I wish you and yours a wonderful new year, full of luck, love and inspirations.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  29. It's a great looking farm yard you have going on!

  30. Happy New Year Marty -- Thank you for all your sweet visits in 2011 ....looking forward to much fun in the blogging neighborhood for 2012.

  31. Happy New Year Marty! Wonderful vignette. Roosters are always fun.

  32. I love to visit your blog!

    Happy New Year, Marty!

  33. OMG! You are so fast, Lady M! I am not starting yet?

    Puh!!! too busy at work and I am exhausted when I come home, so I let everything lay beside for a while.

    Hope you had a great NY and wishes you all the best.


  34. Happy New Year Marty.

    Thank you for hosting. I wanted to let you know that Entered my post using my e mail address. I tried to delete it and start over but I was unable to do so. It still just goes to that post. If you need to delete stand can, qI will understand. I bought a new computer on Friday and had to return it today ...already having trouble getting on the internet so I am using my daughter's IPad, and don't know very much about it.

    Hope your year is wonderful!! Your home looks as beautiful as usual