Tuesday, December 29, 2015


This will be a year of change for my husband and I as
 we make our last move to be near family for retirement. 
 We have lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado for 22 years.
 In 2016 we will be moving to Columbia, Missouri to
 be near our son, daughter in law and two grandchildren. 
 We are excited and trying to "Keep Calm and Carry On"!

Early in 2015,  Jann Olson inspired me (link) with her fun New Year's Mantle so during the year as I went to various flea markets, antique malls and out door park vintage market events, I watched for old windup clocks to do my own mantle display.  I saw more in my journeys but price was always part of the criteria.  I also wanted a glittery "Happy New Year" sign but never saw one I liked.

Please don't ask the time though as it could get a little confusing.  Well actually, take your pick!

Lady Mary said it well, 
"The world moves on and we must move on with it." 
  Downton Abbey

I am sharing this post at:
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Let's Talk Vintage
Simple & Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home


Vee said...

Very attractive New Year's Display! This will be a very exciting and blessed year for you and I know that you are looking forward to it.

Margie said...

Happy New Year, Bernideen! Love the fun New Year's Mantle and your display of vintage wind-up clocks! In the words of Chicago, "Does anybody really know what time it is?"

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I remember you saying that you were inspired by Jann's clock display and your New Year's Eve mantle turned out great! It must've been fun to be on the lookout for clocks to collect. Happy New Year to you and your hubby!

relevanttealeaf said...

I LOVE your mantel display of clocks, as well as Lady Mary's quote. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and God's blessings! ~ Phyllis

Szara Sowa said...

Happy New Year!

ellen b. said...

Oh this is a milestone year for you with the move ahead. Sounds like you have the right attitude. God bless you in the new year and in your new digs!!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

What a fun New Years mantel Bernideen! I like your antique mantel clock and your cruet set and the teapot on its base. Is it a tilting one?

Valerie Zagami said...

A very exciting and Happy New Year to you and your wonderful husband. This is going to be a great year and you are totally ready for it. The best for you both.

Aida said...

Every post is special and unique. Looking forward to seeing your new home in 2016 Bernideen
Thank you for hosting this fabulous tea party and everything home related party. I am looking forward to sharing more of my side of the world.
Happy new year to you and your family.


Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful mantle!! I hope you like living in Columbia. Our family are MIZZOU Tigers and visit there often. Our two children will be graduation from there this year. If you need some delicious frozen custard, may I suggest Randy's Frozen Custard? 😄 My nephew owns it now and is on the south west side of town. CoMo has a lot to offer. Best of luck with the move! Keep us updated!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh, I was hoping you would share it at SYC. I think it is just delightful Bernideen! Love the clocks you used and I get the not knowing what time it is. Many of mine didn't work, but who cares when they have such charm? Love Mary's quote and can't wait for Downton to start! Wishing you lots of luck with your new adventure. We lived in our previous home for 22 years, but we just moved 5 min. away. Happy New Year sweet friend!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Forgot to say thanks so much for the shout out!! I appreciate it so very much!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Bernideen, featuring you at SYC today.

The Charm of Home said...

I love this mantel Bernideen! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!