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!
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:
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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:
- Going to Antiques Roadshow
- Q&A: Antiquing in Lynchburg, VA with Kathy Brown
- Squash-a-Penny Junction
- Collecting Memories
- Q&A: Ignatius Hats and Home
- Auctioning Off Lincoln
Stay tuned next week, as the Birthday Bonanza continues with a great GIVEAWAY CONTEST!
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