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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011

It was a great year. Full of surprises and wrapped in pink. Thank you for experiencing it with me! I thought it might be fun to take a look back ...


I started the year off embracing Pantone's new color - Honeysuckle (hot pink) and soon found out that they could not have made a better choice.


I left for a road trip in the middle of January and when I came back my daughter told me she was going to have one of these ... it was not long before we found out that pink was to be our color of the year too.

I used the softest pink in a precious client's new nursery ...



And a brighter pink in a room for a couple of darling little girls ... 


It was the color of fall ...


And even winter outside our house ...


I used it for wrapping ...


And it was just perfect for this precious little girl ...



But in design, I couldn't seem to get turquoise out of my mind ...


I used it everywhere ...


They seemed to go well together ... the old and the new ...


And that is what my daughter chose for her sweet daughter's nursery ...


We had the crib painted to match!

It turned out to be one of my busiest years ever. From small jobs ...



To large ...


Whether residential ...


Or commercial ...



My favorite part of every job was the people I worked with. 

I styled weddings ...







And showers ...


Bookcases ...




And walls ...






There were jobs that I finished in one day ...


And others that took many ...


And for all of them I am grateful. It was a wonderful year.
Thank you for coming along for the ride ... for your comments, and prayers and kind thoughts. For continuing to read what I write even when I am terrible about writing back. It was great getting to know you!
2012 ... here I we come!

13 comments:

traci zeller designs said...

What an absolutely fabulous year!!! And here's to an amazing 2012!! xo!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

You have had an incredible year! I have a feeling 2012 is going to be even better! Happy New Year!!! xo

lizziefitz said...

You must need a nap! Your beautiful granddaughter was one of my favorite pink images this year. I can't wait to see what you do with Tangerine?? Cheers to 2012! Hugs!

Jessie said...

I am so glad to have met you through blogging. Thanks for the constant inspiration you shared with us through your design projects.

May the new year brings you everything you have ever wished for and more, Sherri!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Diane said...

What a year you had. It will be hard to beat next year after the birth of your granddaughter. (I am awaiting the birth of my first granddaughter any second now) I have so enjoyed your blog and it has provided much inspiration. I hope you have enjoyed ours as well. Here's to a healthy and productive 2012 for all of us in the design field.

Donna said...

Wow what an amazing year! It looks as if 2012 will be even more eventful!
Happy New Year!
Donna

classic • casual • home said...

Sherri...YOU ARE BEYOND AWESOME. What a year..I felt like I was there with you but was glad to have a recap as I missed somethings...like one of those closets...totally inspired now. I just finished a post recapping my home projects but I am a slacker compared to you...and jealous about the grand baby.
I hope you can still fit in a trip to the flea market with me next year.
Happy new year!
Mary Ann

pve design said...

Sherri-
What a fun goodbye! Even though most goodbye's are bittersweet, this goodbye seems special and a hello to 2012 looks full of hope and goodness.
Wishing you tons of happiness.
pve

Town and Country Gals said...

Sherri,
has anyone told you lately that you are amazing? What a year you have had! That is some beautiful work you have done! The best though is that darling grandbaby, what a cutie! I know you have had a ball with her! Have enjoyed being on the journey with you, looking forward to more fun in the new year!
Happy New Years!
Rebecca

My Beautiful World said...

What a lovely post. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
Always Wendy

Interior Design Musings said...

Great post, Sherri! I have enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to a brand new year of posts! M.

barb cabot said...

Happy New Year 2012! Wishing you continued rich and fulfilling blessings to fill you with joy and peace. What a gift you share with all of us!

barb cabot said...

Happy New Year 2012! Wishing you continued rich and fulfilling blessings to fill you with joy and peace. What a gift you share with all of us!