Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My Favourite Posts from the Year

My favorite posts from the year are not necessarily my most popular ones but just ones that I like - it's amazing when you go back and check the stats and see what really was your most popular one for the year - for me it was Everything Cookies are so Good that I wrote about in October - I think I owe Pinterest on that one!!

So, here we go - starting off with January - we had just started making homemade egg rolls, it was worthy of a post, in February I joined in on the SMASHing craze with Do You SMASH? and in March it was all about Vera - Scarves were Everywhere -oh, that was a grand day, finding all those scarves!!!  

In April I found some beautiful Red Haired Mermaids - Lefton ones to be exact.  I found the best brownie recipe in May - it's the only one I make now - you should try it too - right here.  In June, I blogged about my old Barbie and her clothes - Loved Barbie!

We went "home" at the end of June so I blogged about The Place I Come From when I got back in July.  It was hard to pick one post from August, but I chose $1 Spent Here, $1 Spent There - Pyrex was involved!  In September I wrote about Mom's Depression Glass - looking for help on identifying patterns and I got it!!

Carla came home for the weekend in October to SMASH - that was definitely my favourite post.  In November I highlighted my 1966 Woman's Day Magazine - that was a very popular post, it was a fun one to do too!  It wasn't easy making my December selection but I settled on This is Really Christmas Kitsch - I didn't like having to pack that beautiful piece away today!

It's been another great year of blogging for me - thrifty finds are not as plentiful as they used to be - but if there isn't anything to be found, there is always something in the wings waiting to be written about.  Thank you so much to all my followers - I know there are a lot of blogs out there to read, I appreciate that you stop by here to see what I've been up too and maybe leave a comment - comments make my day!!  

Happy New Year - from 1935


  1. This is a fun look at your year in blogging Jill. It's amazing how much you can write about in a year, eh? I hope you have a wonderful 2014.

  2. Happy New Year Jill! I hope you have a great year and find some great thrifty vintage stuff! lol

  3. Looking forward to your posts this year. Love that postcard-- the scheme is quite similar to mine that I posted on Monday. I think yours is cuter though! Darling house!

  4. Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what treasures you find in 2014!


  5. When I first visited you, I knew we would be fast friends! We love so many of the same things! Glad you got some pixies in your 'favs'! Loved reading about your Barbie and Smash Journal. We've had a fun year! Happy New Year my friend!

  6. Happy New Year! And ditto on the stopping by to read my blog :)

  7. I just love the Mermaids, the pink Pyrex, and of course, the Pixies!! :)

    Happy New Year to you!

  8. The Pyrex score still gets me all giddy for you! Happy New Year!!!!

  9. My all time favorite post of yours is still when you found the full set of pink refrigerator dishes!

    Happy New Year, Jill!!!


  10. I get it now how dry some thrift stores can be. Up here in NC, I'm not finding a lot...but never fear, I'm on my way out the door in two seconds for another round of new ones. LOVE the mermaids!