Happy Blog-Birthday! Favorite Posts of 2012!

Hey ya’ll! Can you believe this blog is turning ONE this week! Well, I can’t! I started this blog as part of my 2012 New Year’s resolution…to create a new outlet for my passion for antiques and for my other interests; writing and photography. I had no idea how I was going to do it or what I was going to say…but once I started, it all came pouring out! Looks like I enjoy talking…imagine that!

Wow! What a year! Here's to many more treasure hunting adventures!

Wow! What a year! Here’s to many more treasure hunting adventures!

I would like to also take this time to thank everyone who has encouraged me with supporting words like, “You can do it!” And I don’t even know how to thank those that have opened their homes and their shops to me and allowed me to pester them with endless emails and questions about their unique collections. You guys/gals are AWESOME!!

I thought we could take a look back at 2012 and see what ya’ll loved most about the TheSavvySeeker.com:

#5 – Seeking in Colonial Beach, Va

I’ve lived in Virginia for over 20 years and hadn’t heard of Colonial Beach until this past summer. What a fantastic destination spot!! Just over an hour from Richmond and Washington, D.C., this quaint Victorian town has a lot to offer it’s guests. Rich in history, friendly people, shops, restaurants and a small beach, it makes for the perfect day trip.

Remember this beauty? The Alexander Graham Bell family vacation home, now a B&B.

Remember this beauty? The Alexander Graham Bell family vacation home, now a B&B.

#4 – Before & After: My Bathroom

These photos don’t do it justice! It really is one of the cutest rooms in the house! I can’t express how happy I am with the way this room turned out…from the dark gray grout and the craigslist finds (Kohler sink and antique Hoosier cabinet). You’ll see some updates to this room this year too, as we are having the old cast iron tub refinished and the hunt continues for the perfect mirror!

I'm still on the hunt for the perfect mirror!

I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mirror!

#3 – Bathroom Inspiration

Before I start any creative project I always sketch out some thoughts and collect a variety of images that inspire ideas. Just like you, I love to see how other people update their older homes. This post was a fun collection of different bathroom styles with some small similarities.

Hello Barbie! How about a hot pink sink? NOT!

Hello Barbie! How about a hot pink sink? NOT!

#2 – Old House Charm: Before & After Banister

What was originally going to be a stained banister ended up as a painted banister. Not all home improvement projects go as planned, but sometimes a little experimentation can land you happy results!

Wowzers! Looking good! This minor change really added a lot of character to our foyer!

Wowzers! Looking good! This minor change really added a lot of character to our foyer!

#1 – Mason Jar Light Pendant

By far…the most viewed post was actually about taking an old mason jar and turning it into an inexpensive, yet funky light fixture! We get so many compliments on this little light pendant from visitors and it only set us back $28 for parts!

Mason Jar Light Pendant

The OG: Original Mason Jar Light Pendant

So that’s a look at the top 5 from last year, according to YOU, my wonderful readers!

And not to ignore lots and lots of other great stories, I thought I’d share just a few of my  favorites from 2012:

Stay tuned next week, as the Birthday Bonanza continues with a great GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

Copyright 2012. The Savvy Seeker blog by Erin Hurley-Brown. All Rights Reserved.

2 thoughts on “Happy Blog-Birthday! Favorite Posts of 2012!

  1. Your blog is SO … um … YOU! It serves as journal (what is she doing; where is she going; what is happening in her life??? And it also serves as a wonderful window into your world and your interests. As a person who has been a bit of a shut-in in recent years, I have SO enjoyed this journey with you. Many more years, kiddo and thanks for the ride.

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