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Happy New Year 2021!

Friday, January 1, 2021


It's a new year, and I for one am happy that 2020 is history!  I am hopeful for a better year, are you?

My word of the year for 2021 is gratitude.  :D

I will be participating in The Weekly Gratitude Project.  This will help me reflect on my blessings and approach God with gratitude and thanksgiving.

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I don't have any new year's resolutions, only plans to create more art and plan fun activities with my family.

I'm happy to be painting again using M. Graham paints.  They aren't toxic because walnut oil is the binder and medium.  I will continue my silverpoint drawings because I love it!

I have a new blog strictly for my silverpoint art.  

We're enjoying a relaxing weekend at home, so I decorated a little Happy New Year tablescape in our breakfast room.  I still have most of our Christmas decorations still up, and they will stay up through Epiphany.  I took the photos on Wednesday because it was so sunny, and I loved seeing the sunshine in our kitchen.  I know they aren't the best because they are so bright, but I honestly don't care because it was *sunny*

I used a simple table runner, a pair of candlesticks, and a cheese server with five white vases filled with baby's breath.


Table runner:  Shabby Chic
Cheese server (holding vases), white thistle vases, candlesticks, salt and pepper set, napkin holder:  Mackenzie-Childs
White vase trio:  Southern Living
Santa cocktail napkins: Caspari

Just so you know...I am very grateful to you, My Lovelies!  I will definitely be blogging more in 2021 (both writing and reading) since I am off all social media.

Until next time...

Happy New Year!
Ricki Jill


  1. Happy New Year. My word would be grateful if I were to pick one. We have all lost so much in this past year so may the new year be filled with more joy and less loss. Enjoy the first day of a new start for all of us. xoxo

  2. "Gratitude" is a wonderful word. I feel so thankful! Here's to a Healthy and Happy New Year! Your home looks so bright and sunny :)

  3. Happy New Year! I love your tablescape. I personally love the look of simplicity. It's funny, I too have picked this book to participate this year. My word this year is "Rebuilding". The past 4 years I have lost so much, last year I began to rebuild my relationship with God. This year I will continue but also to rebuild my blog as well as many aspects of my life. I am grateful you plan to blog more.

  4. I hope 2021 is a wonderful year for everyone mine has startedd well

  5. Happy New Year RJ, gratitude is the perfect word for 2021, and good luck on your new art blog, I know nothing about silver point, so I look forward to learning! Your MKC pretties look wonderful on your table :)

  6. Your table is cheery and happy and I love the sun coming through! It is so very welcome these days. Gratitude is a great word for this year. Mine is Hope. Last year it was "Home." Who knew how much time I'd spend inside it!

    Happy New Year, RJ.

  7. Happy New Year Ricki. I hope the new years brings you happiness and joy. Your table is lovely. Love your MKC pieces. Gratitude is the perfect work to start this new year. Hugs

  8. Hi,
    Gratitude is a perfect word.
    I am happy to hear you will be blogging more!
    You inspire me and help me in my faith walk.
    Love, Carla


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