Monday, December 28, 2009

Bonne Année! - Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 
Have you had a chance to rest after all that celebrating?

It is hard to believe the New Year is nearly upon us. 
2009 zipped by like lighning. 

 I'm working on new projects I hope to
share with all of you soon.
Before 2010 arrives there is still so much to do.

Thank you notes  need to be written
for all those wonderful cadeaux!

Still need to decide on the perfect dress for New Year's Eve...
perhaps Tish over at  A Femme d'Une Certain Age  
has some ideas pour moi.

This one with the red roses is rather nice...
Okay, now I'm getting excited

Just a little taste before we're off to the party...

 Then make time for a
romantic walk along the River Seine

 And through charming cobblestone streets

Now this is my idea of a soirée...
I think I was born in the wrong century.

May your new year be a bowl (basket) full of cherries...
and lots of Ooh La La!

How do you plan to ring in the New Year?

Wishing you a fabulous 2010!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!

Paintings by Jean Beraud



The rose embellished dress is divine! Enjoy the festive soiree and have a very merry new year! ~ Angela

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I like the pink dress to the left of yours. I'll wear it to the ball!
Happy New Year and thanks for the stroll through the streets of Paris.~~Sissie

Stephanie said...

I am so excited for this new year. I hope it brings good things to you. I am also looking forward to Tish's post on New Years Eve attire.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year to you too. xx

Kori said...

You too honey! I hope you are ready for a fantastic 2010! Thanks for all the sweet things you say on my blog...Kori xoxo

Debra@CommonGround said...

Have a Happy Happy New Year!Enjoy your lovely soiree!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Oooh, a romantic New Year's Eve walk in Paris sounds like the perfect way to ring in a perfect New Year!


Kori said...

I just reread what you wrote to me on my divorce post honey...I wanted to truly tell you thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful things you inspire me to be compassionate and loving every day! Kori xoxo

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Every happiness in the new year.

{little.happy.things} said...

So want to do the New Year's Eve walk on Paris! That must be really romantic. Thank you so much for all the nice things you said on my blog, it really means a lot to me. Wish you a wonderful 2010 and enjoy your romantic new year in Paris!

Paris Pastry said...

Happy new year! That last image of the soirée is stunning!

love lives in the kitchen said...

what a beautiful post! full of lovely pictures and wishes! i wish you all the best too: may the 2010 be the best ever for you and your family!
happy new year!

Unknown said...

That sounds perfect! I'm not doing much - I'm tired from Xmas and this heat here!! (yawn). I'm thinking takeaway, a swim and try stay away to watch the midnight fireworks!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Mimi darling! What a sweet and wonderful post! How lucky you your dream in Paris with the one you love! Oh you are so right, sometimes I think I was supposed to be living in another time! May your celebration be wonderful, safe, enchanting and unforgettable! Anita

Lee said...

Mimi Bleu,
Your pictures make me sigh and smile...oh just to see what you see everyday...someday.

Have a blessed New Year!
I too have tons of projects on my mind.

koralee said...

What a lovely post my friend...yes..2010 is knocking at my door. I do not need a special dress this year as we are having family into our home. I do hope you find the dress of your dreams. Sending you much love and thanking you so so much for all the blog love you have sent me in 2009!

Obee Designs said...

My dear Mimi,
First, may I say thanks for coming to visit me!! You are too sweet as always for your compliments and comments. I am so glad to have met you.
I can't wait for the New Year. It is always wonderful to dream about new goals and ideas. Somehow the New Year makes you feel like it is a perfect way to re-group and re-prioritize. I can't wait to see your new projects you have up your sleeve. Do you have any trips around France you will be taking us on? I just love your travels and can't wait for your wonderful stories and photos.
My guess is that you will have a very romantic New Year's eve in Paris with your honey, n'est pas?
I hope you find a beautiful dress to wear for your celebration. I'm sure your honey will find you simply ravashing, even if your dress doesn't have roses on it!!
I wish you a happy, healthy, fun filled New Year. May 2010 treat you well and may our friendship continue to bloom!

Abatevintage said...

I am so glad you stopped by, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and you have an incredible New Year.

Take care.


FrenchGardenHouse said...


Hope you have a fabulous New Year's Eve! No matter what elegant gown you wear.:) Happy New Year, dear Mimi. xoxo Lidy

Chemin des Muguets said...


I am so happy to have found you via Tish's blog. I will think of you gals living La Vie Parisienne this New Year's Eve.

Marjorie in Carmel

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Mimi...may it be filled with romance! Trish

French Kissed said...

Loved this post and I just know you will have a fabulous and romantic evening as you toast the New Year with your true love in Paris! Peace, Joy, Romance and Abundance to you in the New Year! ~jermaine~

Blue Creek Home said...

I am going to be dog sitting while the rest of the family is off to Florida for a bowl game!
And you my dear are going to be romancing in Paris, in a beautiful, new dress, with your hubby, and eating a bite of that whatever yummy thing that is!
I will think of you when I am tucking the dogs in!
Okay, enough whining! You have fun and Happy New Year.

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Happy New Year Mimi! It sounds like you have quiet an evening planned. Cheers to you and yours! :)

Anonymous said...

You and me...definitely the wrong century! Love this art, it touches my soul. God make your life to shine in the New Year. Thanks for visiting my blog. Elizabeth.

Nelza Lau said...

Dear Mimi,
I wish you a wonderful 2010 and enjoy your romantic new year in Paris!

Nelza Lau (From Brazil)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and I wish you and your family everything that you wish yourselves for 2010. With love. XXXX

Wanda Lee said...

Happy New Years darling!

May you have a simply marvelous 2010 and a "tea-licious New Year, especially with the delightful plans that you are set to "unveil" in the New Year!~ I can hardly wait for all of your,"ooh la la"!!..,

Many thanks for all of your generous, warm and lovely comments over the past while!~ It is always much appreciated!

My mother and her kitty,"lady Velvet", send their love as well!.., (Mama returns January the seventh from her holiday sojourn with the other members of my family).

Yes, I would love to join you as would countless others no doubt my dear for that walk along the river!

Enjoy your illustrious New Years Soiree with your honey and your friends!

Cheers from Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

My Grama's Soul said...

I absolutely love visiting your blog. It is ALWAYS SO BEAUTIFUL AND CHARMING.

Happy New Year to You,


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sweetie, Bonne Année ~ Happy New Year to you too! I know 2010 will be great for all of us. ~Enjoy!

Magdalena said...

Happy New Year to you!! Your post is divine, absolutely beautiful. I too think I was born in the wrong century, I dream of being in Venice at the time of Casanova and Carnival. I hope you find that dress and have a marvelous NYE

Abatevintage said...


Have a wonderful and Safe Happy New Year.

God bless

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed 2010!!!!. Gypsy Purple--Chamara

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Every happiness in the New Year Mimi. Also I wanted to let you know I have an award for you over at my blog. you have been kind to me this last year and I hope this goes a little way in showing my appreciation.

Kori said...

Hey Sweetie! I appreciate your sweet comments on my Mommie Dearest post...I hope for a wonderful reunion for Jerry and I, and was ok while he was texting me, but the farther he gets out to sea, the harder it is to communicate. I get lonely and a little depressed when I don't hear from him. I guess I will just have to keep myself busy. On a brighter note, he says he is taking me on a cruise to Canada in August! Yay! Hope you have a fabulous New Year honey. I feel so blessed to have met you this year. Kori xoxo

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy New Year to YOU!

P.S. Yesssss... I ship all over the world!!!

JMay said...

Happy I came across your blog, it's so cute!

Happy New Year to you :-)


Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, I thank you for your love and support this past year when I needed it most. Your kindness has left me feeling blessed. You have made my first year of blogging a memorable one!! I am certain that 2010 will be an amazing year for us both. Enjoy the last day of the year and have a marvelous 2010 full of good health, happiness, prosperity, love and blessings.

Love & Hugs

Unknown said...

Oh, what a great way to say it "Put a little Ooh-la-la" in you life!" :-))) Such a beautiful post, so festive it put me in the mood to celebrate tonight. This picture with red cherries is magical. :-)Happy New Year to you and your family!Thank you for the wonderfu comment and you kind words.

sanjeet said...

That must be really romantic. Thank you so much for all the nice things you said on my blog, it really means a lot to me. Wish you a wonderful 2010 and enjoy your romantic new year in Paris!

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flwrjane said...

happy New Year! May your evening be filled with the same magic your posts bring to us!

Tish Jett said...

You've put plenty of ooh-la-la in my life and thank you, Cherie, for the mention above.

It's been grand getting to know you. Thank you again for your superlative contribution to the Christmas gifts post.

Just a quick note to wish you a joy-filled new year bursting with love, adventure and dreams fulfilled.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet Lady...

I just read the sweet note that you left for me on my "Year in Tablescapes" post...I'm so glad that you stopped in for a visit and thank you so much for the New Year well wishes!!! we are about to embark upon 2010...and like you, I'm not sure where 2009 has gone to? Hehe! 2009 has been a great year though...I'm so happy to have met you, my dear friend! I'm looking forward to our visits in the new year to come!!!

Ohhh my...I just know that you are going to have a fabulous New Years eve...I bet grand ol' Paris will have some fabulous parties going on!!! As for me, I will be spending a quiet evening at home with my honey and two step-children! I have a big ol' pot of chili cooking on the stove and we have lots of movies to watch tonight! Just my kind of night! Hehe! Thank you for sharing a bit of New Year's eve romance with us though...ahhhh!!!

Blessings to you and your family for a Happy New Year!!!

Chari @Happy To Design

Anastasia Schembri said...

Great post, as always! We should definitely resurrect the proper soiree in the new year!
Have a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2010!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love the walk down the cobblestone streets. Bonne annee to you.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm. A basketful of cherries is my idea of bliss!

Unknown said...