Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A year


One year ago tomorrow, according to my clock and calendar, I posted this:


Hello again world

I haven't blogged in over 3 years, but I missed it, so I'm thinking about giving it another try. My life has changed drastically, albeit for the better, and I don't really plan on going back to sharing it as much as I did, but I still think I have things to share with all of you, and I hope if any of you remember me, that you'll like the change.

For now, I'll show you a picture of my home that was built in 1930. It has turned out to be everything I ever wanted.


Of course, I'll share more pictures of it, but this blog won't be entirely about my house either.

I have a few ideas where this little blog is headed, but let's just see where it goes for now ;)

Rue

And my very first comment after only four days was:

((((RUE))))

I am so happy to have found you here!!!! You have been so missed!

Merry Christmas beautiful one! I pray you and yours are all well and happy! And I love your new home!


And you.


Always,

Kim


You know, I never asked her how she knew that I had posted.

I just logged on that day and there it was, never thinking that anyone would find me or remember me, since I'd been gone so long, but my dear friend and inspiration for starting my last blog left a comment.

And here we are 12 months later and with many old friends reunited and many new friends found, I'm glad I started again.

You have no idea how good it feels to know that I was welcomed back with open arms and that with every single comment, from old friends and new, that I am both humbled and urged to go on.

I am so grateful for all of you, whether you leave a comment every time, once in a while or never at all.

I know that you visit, that you care, and that you seem to like what I write.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there and please know that although it may take me awhile to get back to you, I read every single comment and enjoy reading every single word.

My little vintage world is just that... little.... and very inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, but I appreciate every one of you

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

love
rue







72 comments:

  1. WOW- it's been a whole year gone by already? That honestly seems like last week.

    Oh I sure wish we could slow time - this is getting ridiculous, as in living on a roller coaster going so so fast!

    And a big congrats on being back a year, hope it is working out for you.

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  2. So glad you came back, Rue. We were waiting for you. :)

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  3. I wasn't fortunate enough to find your last blog but I'm so glad I found this one. Congrats Rue!

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  4. I'm glad you're back! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season :)

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    1. Right back at ya, Rue!
      Thanks for being you, and thanks for all of your lovely blog posts.
      I do read each post, but I can't always leave a comment, or sometimes I can only leave one as a reply.
      Never the less.. I enjoy your blog and I am happy that you are back.
      And, you know... I just LOVE your darling cottage!!

      Wishing you and yours a very blessed, and Merry Christmas!!

      {{hugs}}
      ~K.

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  6. I found you through another blogger and first visited your blog on Jan. 25th of this year. I've been a happy follower ever since. I'm so glad you decided to come back to blogging.

    Love, hugs and happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

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  7. I found you earlier this year too and have enjoyed reading your blog ever since! I look forward to every post. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm so glad! Thank you very much and Happy New Year to you too :)

      xo

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  8. Merry Christmas, Rue. I am so glad that we connected this year. I have enjoyed your blog and our conversations so much. xo

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  9. It´s always so nice to stop by...I´m glad I found your blog <3.I wish you and your loved ones a merry christmas.
    Hugs,
    Caroline

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  10. I want to thank YOU! Your blog is so refreshing. Merry Christmas!

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  11. I found you this time around through another blogger, and so glad I did. I used to read Daisy Cottage too, and missed her when she stopped her blog. I follow a lot of blogs, but find myself getting impatient with the trendy decorating blogs with all the ads. I love blogs like yours where I get to "know" someone and bit about their home and life. Thank you for writing, and have a lovely Christmas!

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    1. How sweet of you to give me those lovey compliments! Thank you so much :)

      I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year too!

      xo

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  12. I don't remember how I found your blog, but sure glad that I did, Rue.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  13. I never knew you from your former blog, but I think I found you and your new blog through Brenda at Cozy Little House. And I'm so glad I did. :-) Thank YOU for sharing your beautiful home and your life with us. xoxo

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  14. Hi Rue, I found you through Brenda, Cozy Little House and I read through the beginning of your new blog. I thought, she's living up north in a historical town, lucky her:) I like reading your blog and of course pictures of your doggies too:)
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you for sticking around after you found me, Kathleen. I always love hearing from you :)

      xo

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  15. Kim is beautiful in so many ways. She is there spreading love with her warm words just when you need it the most.

    I'm so glad I found you in blog land, Rue. Just another way her light shines by connecting you with many of your new blog friends, and many of your old.

    ~Sheri

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  16. I just found your blog this year and it's one of my favorites! Merry Christmas and may 2016 be the best year ever for you and your family!

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  17. It's been so nice getting to know you through your blog, Rue, and I look forward to visiting you always.

    Happy Christmas!

    Poppy

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  18. I'm so glad you began blogging again and I found you. I love how real you are and being able to peek at your pretty home. You give me inspiration and tons of ideas. I thank you for that. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  19. Gosh, in some ways where has a year gone, in others I cannot believe that I have only known your blog for less than a year. Time really does fly doesn't it. I hope that you have enjoyed being back in blogland, I have certainly enjoyed reading your blog and your comments - thank you for them! - and look forward to another year of us all blogging together. Happy Christmas! xx

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  20. I am thankful for you my sweet friend and am so glad our paths crossed in this crazy blogging world! You are a treasure and have brought so much joy to my life! I hope you and your family have a most wonderfully blessed Christmas....full of love, peace and joy! Merry Christmas! Love and hugs to you dear friend!!

    "Make new friends and keep the old...some are silver, some are gold!"

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  21. I count you as one of my 'new' friends, and hope you feel the same. I'm so glad blogging is bringing you joy Rue. You bring so much to your readers, it's only fair ya know ;).

    (You really have to find out how Kim knew you posted! Inquiring minds want to know!)

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  22. Well, I am so glad you are back! I missed you. I even emailed you are few times over the year....and you emailed back, so I knew you were ok. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  23. I love your blog, I love your cozy home, and I love your warm and welcoming persona. I'm so glad you came back to blogging and that we became blogland friends. Too bad you deleted your old blog, I would have liked to go back and know you better. Big hugs to you, my new friend Rue. xo

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  24. Continuing to do what enriches your life and makes you happy. It was a rough road but glad you made it!

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  25. Hi Rue and Congrats on being back for already another year. I remember when I found you again and was thrilled to know you came back to share and be apart of the community of blogland. You are such a bright spot and wished a very Merry Christmas and all the best going forward in the new year.
    Thank you for your friendship and always the inspiration. Love to you always. Hugs

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  26. Lovely post again Rue ... there are indeed many lovely people out in blogging land, and I am so pleased to have found your blog.

    Wishing you, and the family, a Happy Christmas Season ...

    All the best Jan

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  27. Lovely post again Rue ... there are indeed many lovely people out in blogging land, and I am so pleased to have found your blog.

    Wishing you, and the family, a Happy Christmas Season ...

    All the best Jan

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  28. Always look forward to each post you write. Seasons Best Wishes.

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  29. So glad I found you through Brenda @ Cozy Little House. I so look forward to your posts....you are a breath of fresh air! Hope the holidays are happy for you and your family! ;)

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    1. I always love hearing from you, Donnamae. Thank you so much for being a loyal reader and friend :)

      xo

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  30. I am one of your new friends, and I enjoy your posts. You know....sometimes I think we all should be a bit more "little" and "inconsequential" in this world. If we each used our time to keep our own lives and homes tidy and in order, there might be a bit more peace for all. So, I think you are on the right path! And I am glad I found your blog!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chris! I'm so glad you enjoy visiting me and I enjoy hearing from you :)

      xo

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  31. Love that your back......love you blog it's real....and no adds ....Merry Christmas my sweet friend. pat H

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    1. Thank you so much, Pat! It's always wonderful to hear from you, my dear friend :)

      xoxo

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  32. I'm so glad you blog. I don't always comment, but I always read and look at the pictures :)

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  33. So glad I found you and looking forward to continue following along...I really enjoy your blog!
    Mary Alice

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  34. I'm so glad you're back! I love reading your blog. Are you aware that someone took over your old blog name and it's a political site now? Very strange. Anyway, I'm glad you're back. I quit for now, but who knows, I might be back. :)

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    1. Thank you, Sharon.

      Yes, I know. There's nothing I can do about it, but it is really disturbing.

      I hope you come back ;)

      xo

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  35. So glad I found you Rue and your blog. I love coming by when you have posted. Glad you came back to blogging so we could meet.
    Kris

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  36. I love visiting your space, Rue. It is honest and funny and very dear. Happy anniversary.
    Amalia
    xo

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  37. Rue, I had no idea that you were a lapsed blogger! LOL! I want to thank you for popping by my place this morning. Your visits always remind me that you are here waiting with lots to share...going on the tour now.

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  38. I'm glad you came back to blogging, Rue. You have a very special blog, true to who you are. Very happy we met this time around. :) Hugs, Nancy

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  39. I'm glad I found you! Congrats on the year, it is always fun seeing what you are up to!

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  40. Though I didn't know you before, I am really glad I discovered your blog. I truly enjoy visiting and seeing what you are up to, so I am glad you started blogging again! Blessings to you and yours!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  41. I am so glad you started posting again and that I found you again, not long after you you came back. Merry Christmas to you, too!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  42. Hi Rue,

    I am so happy you are back also. Your old blog always intrigued me but I must admit I like this one better. I love how you are 'you'......period.

    Merry Christmas!

    xo
    Barb

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    1. I was just trying to visit your blog Barb. I'm sorry to see it gone.

      Happy New Year to you and hugs, my friend.

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  43. Rue, what a treat to see your lovely home each post. I so wanted to buy your car and would have had I also had a great garage. But hubby has 2 olden trucks parked in ours and it is not the best construction. What else made me want it is I grew up very near to Crestline, Ohio so the make of your car was dear to my heart. I love olden cars and one day will own one as I remind hubby I need a "shopping car" in my retirement years since he claims he won't cart me to Dollar Tree. Dollar General. Target and all those bargain stores Lol All your readers were happy to have you back I being one! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

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    1. I so wish you could have bought Clarence, Minnie. That would have been great! But maybe one day you'll find one, one day :)

      Thank you!

      xo

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  44. I'm glad you came back to blogging, Rue. I followed your old blog just before you decided to call it quits, and that post has stuck with me all these years. I have written my last post many times, and then deleted it because I'm afraid I would miss it all. I enjoy visiting your blog, and I'm glad you found your way back.

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  45. I am glad you came back and I found you-I love following your blog and seeing/reading about what you are doing!

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  46. Hi Rue!
    I am glad you are back.
    Looking forward to new posts and a great new year!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  47. Rue, you have been such a treasure since I first discovered your blog through Brenda's post about you. Every visit has made me feel at home and happy to know such a unique woman. Your lifestyle enchants me, as I know it does so many of your readers. And it is so authentically you!

    Merry Christmas, dear Rue, and thank you for the little lamp lines of poetry you shared with me!
    Dewena

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  48. I'm so glad you came back, Rue...I so enjoy reading your posts...and your visits to mine! xoxo

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  49. Your blog is one of my favorites!!

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  50. Your blog is one of my favorites!!

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  51. I remember very well when I found you again. So happy to hear you were doing well. Glad you came back :-)
    Jeannette

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    1. Thank you, Jeannette and it's always lovely to hear from you :)

      xo

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  52. and you've returned. thank you. :)

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  53. So glad you are back Rue! Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

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  54. Rue...I was so very happy to see you back again in the world of blogging. Your life and blog are very different from years ago and I believe you are more open about your feelings and zest for life than you were before, and in a very good way. It makes me happy that YOU are happy, and that you found love again.

    So pretty lady, Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary on another year of great writing! :)

    Jane x

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  55. Dear Rue, I missed you like crazy. One of the highlights of 2015 (actually the tail end of 2014, right?) was your return to blogging. An Old Fashioned World makes the world a better place. I'm looking forward to your posts in 2016.

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  56. Oh Rue, I so missed being in touch with you and following your blog. I just found out today about your new one, so I'm writing in hopes that you remember me from 'D'sDayDreams. I've so enjoyed what I've seen of your new blog, so far. HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope that you will stay this time. ((((((HUGS)))))) Marian

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  57. Hi Rue,
    I'm not sure that my post went thru, it showed up with my husband's name (Alfieri) and I tried to change it to mine. It's 'D' (Marian) from 'D'sDayDreams. I'm so happy to have found you.

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    1. Yes, it went through, Marian :) So glad to hear from you!! And of course I remember.... how could I forget :)

      Missed you too my sweet friend. I hope you're doing well!

      Happy New Year and Hugs,
      rue

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