Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year, New Start!

I made a resolution for 2010...and that is to de-clutter. I dont normally make any resolutions because quite frankly I think we all know we fail to hold them. BUT....I have wanted to declutter for a long time now. I'm tired of so much crap all over and I'm tired of all the "trinkets". I started when i took down our decorations. I am donating alot of the stuff I no longer use and just dont like anymore. Then, for a long time now I've wanted my dining room to feel more homey and after a meal I wanted it to be a place you dont mind sitting and lingering over conversation or games. When we bought our dining room set last Spring, we didnt have enough seating. This is a counter top dining set so finding seats to fit are challenging. I finally found a bench that is counter top and ordered it. I was hoping it would be here for the holidays but it didnt make it. After cleaning the room out I placed it here--and I think the dining room has a whole new feeling now. I havent taken the plastic off the seat yet--so ignore that!
Now we can comfortable seat 8 for a meal! For the grandkids I have a card table and chairs that I can set up also.
AND....me and Baldyman decided it was time to come into the 2000's for our TV. Our old TV has that huge back that dosnt allow you to place it against the wall and I was tired of being limited for re-arranging furniture. We bought this cabinet and TV after Christmas and are loving it. We dont have the sound figured out yet-but we are getting there. Our kids bought us the surround sound system that is the black bar above the TV and that pretty much summed up our decision to get the new TV. Our house is looking much cozier these days, a good thing since its so cold right now in Wisconsin.

I hope the New Year for all of us brings, peace, love and health. I have many personal plans for this year and I do hope that they come to pass. I'll be sharing those soon!

14 Thanks for your comments!:

mbkatc230 said...

I really like that bench Dawnie! It's perfect, and I can just imagine sitting around playing cards or some fun board games. Hope that your New Year is off to a great start! Kathy

Lady of the Mote said...

that bench is perfect!!

BellaRosa said...

Hi Dawn, thank you so much for visiting my lil blog and becoming a follower...I am truly honored..also it allowed me to find your wonderful blog :) which I quite enjoy by the way! I have been by visiting a few times, but couldn't leave comments from my cell :( but I love your trailer, camper? and I hope to one day have one of your candles, they sound wonderful! I will be back to visit soon, I hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with lots of love, good health, laughter and nothing but good things in 2010! Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, one more thing, I love your dinning room and that bench, I have an upholstered one that I might just have to pull out of storage now :) Your new tv and cabinet are great! My mama has the same cabinet I believe, isn't it wonderful having a tv that doesn't take up soo much space...my mr wonderful gave up his 65 in monster for the one we now have OVER the fireplace...it left me the room to have my very own bebe art studio...that I hope to put to use soon...wooo was that a mouth full or what :) besos, Rose

Melissa Miller said...

The new bench is beautiful Dawnie! It does go very well with your pretty table. Love it!

Everything looks very cozy and welcoming at your home. Decluttering always makes you feel fresh. I really enjoy doing it too.

Happy New Year & Many Blessings! ~Melissa :)

Shelley said...

Everything is looking so nice in your home! I need to declutter my kitchen! Happy new year to you!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

The bench was a great addition to your dining area. It looks so cozy and comfortable in there. I bet people WILL linger at the table longer. How fun to have a new t.v. and new surround sound to figure out! Isn't it amazing how watching t.v. has changed in recent years? Have a wonderful 2009! laurie

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved the movie...saw it last week....and I so want to DECLUTTER......I always enjoy my stops at your blog...Happy New Year

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I really love your dining room and new bench Dawnie! wow! Looks like there is some beautiful china in that antique hutch! Hope your surviving this awful cold weather too!
Hugs, Cindy

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Happy New Year, Dawn! And may all your plans and wishes come to pass!! Any time of the year really de-cluttering is a great way to "renewal".

Flor Larios Art said...

Hi Dawn,
I like the little bench looks comfy...it is good to get rid of all the old stuff you don't want...you will feel much better.
Good luck,
Flor
ps. Thank you for your visits and comments in my blog.
Flor

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Your decor style is alot like mine. I agree with you, that decluttering just makes you feel better and I find it opens the creative juices up for new things.

It's nice to meet you and find your blog.

Lee Ann

Nishant said...

that bench is perfect!!
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Nishant said...

Hope that your New Year is off to a great start!
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