Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Year in Review

An inspiring year was 2009. How I hoped to have a single bee in C&H's hive and today I'm at 599 with a goal to get to 600 by 2010 (we have 24 hours my friends). Thank you for your support - I had a very unhappy time for a few months this year and this blog was my saving grace, my escape, my promise of beauty to be found in ordinary everyday things - so easy to overlook when a grey cloud is hovering above our heads. Wishing you a stunning new year and gorgeous things for 2010 and thank you for dropping by, leaving comments, enjoying, emailing and following C&H.
Images of snippets from my life used in my headers throughout the year roughly in this order:
1. a rose from mum's garden & David Austin's l 2. my desk & my couch l 3. my lounge & my desk after I've rearranged (again) l 4. details of my gorgeous sister's adorable house l 5. gardenias in a my latte cup & the colours I mean when I say concrete & honey (caramel & stone) l 6. a new found love for papery poppies & Turkish tea glasses (on my coffee table) l 7. Paris street and Paris flowers l 8. my desk and mum's roses from the garden in front a set of her storage boxes l 9. my neighbourhood - a lingerie shop & a Chinese restaurant (funnily enough its postcode is 2010)

16 comments:

loupita said...

Yay. You made 600 already. :)

Coquette and Dove said...

I couldn't resist the temptation to be No.600! Love your blog, cheers my days and soothes my soul. x

Happy New Year!

katrina lauren said...

so happy that this space has been a place where you can find peace. i always love to peek in as you fill your pages with so much beauty...i adore your blog!
sending warm wishes your way!
k

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog... so lovely images! best wishes for 2010! happy, happy new year!

Leslie said...

Happy New Years! Thank you for providing such beautiful inspiration!

grass1167 said...

601 and counting. It is a beautiful blog, always bring a smile and warm glow to my day. Love all the earthy colours in your xmas posts.
Happy New Year
Engracia

uglygirl said...

Beautiful as always! I have that 365 journal too. And I bought the 1,2,3 tags the other day (they were half price) after seeing how lovely they looked in your photos xxx

Pinecone Camp said...

You've had a very pretty year by the looks of things.
I've loved reading your blog and look forward to seeing what you get up to in 2010.
Happy New Year!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Glad to hear that your lovely blog has brought you as much comfort as it has brought us beauty and inspiration.

Well done on such lovely work and all good things for the year to come! Jules

concrete & honey said...

Lovely ladies,
Thank you so much for your heart warming comments - slways so gorgeous to hear your beautifully articulated thoughts. Happy New Year and may amazing things happen in 2010. xx and thanks Coquette & Dove (my no. 600)and Engracia (my no. 601)

Gena @ Inspired Living spaces said...

Lovely pics made into amazing headers - I found your blog in the latter 1/3 of the year and have always enjoyed seeing what you posted - above all your obsession with flowers - thanks for the great inspiration! Happy new year!! Gena

Kate Kelleher Blue Sky Butterfly Studio said...

Your work looks wonderful all together like that. Have you thought of making a book?
Sorry to hear about the sad times, perhaps 2010 will shine for you. Keep going I think you have an excellent eye and look forward to the next visual treat.

leni said...

just beautiful

UmberDove said...

Lovely Honey, Happy New Year! The images just keep getting better, the shades of white keep developing, the love of peonies continues to blossom; thanks for constantly sourcing such beauty!

the paris apartment said...

What a gorgeous blog. It's a breath of fresh air! Happy New Year!

Relyn said...

I have to tell you, I love that you had nice things to say about 2009. I have been a little weary of reading such terrible things about the year just past. Made me feel a little sorry for her.