January 1, 2010

Happy New Year + A Heartfelt Thank You

I want to thank you. I want to take the time today to let you know how special this blog is to me because of you...
This ongoing conversation between you and I has brought me so much joy. You have inspired me with your businesses and ideas, amazed me with your creativity and talents, warmed me with your friendship and kindness, and touched me with your comments and emails.
Someone recently said it best to me, "The real meat of a post is in the comments." I couldn't agree more. What you generously give here through your readership and thoughts is far greater than what I could ever create alone. I try my very best to visit every single person who leaves a comment as a way to say 'thank you' for taking the time. This is the only way I can 'meet' you, so please leave your thoughts because I sure want to meet you :)
What every blogger I've ever talked to says the best part about blogging is is the friendships they've made because of it. In 2009 I've had the gift of your support and the pleasure of building friendships with so many of you! I've even met some of you in person! I had brunch with Sam, Jenn, and Abby in Washington D.C. and dinner with Cassandra, Erin, and Sarah in Seattle. I hope 2010 brings many more opportunities like these!
A fresh start, a clean slate, an open book ready to be written! I'm so excited to see what 2010 has in store for us all! I look forward to being continuously inspired by you and to supporting our design blogger community into the new year!!! xoxo

Sincerely,
Crystal

38 comments:

Jessica said...

You are just far too sweet! But an even bigger "thank you" is meant for you. The time and effort into creating beautiful and inspirational posts is very much appreciated. Happy 2010!

myfirstgarage.com said...

Happy New Year to you, too! And I also want to thank you for such a great and inspirational blog. Here's to a great 2010!

Chicago City Girl said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Happy New Year to you Crystal ~ I'm looking forward to a great 2010 in the blogosphere!

xox
cara @ City Girl Chicago

TheBeautyFile said...

You are too sweet. It has been a great year, hasn't it? I want you to know that if you ever find yourself in NY, we will have a big blogger meet up for you to join as well! Have a fantastic New Year...I have a feeling it's gonna be a good one...

Jacquelyn said...

Happy New Year Crystal...I enjoyed meeting you briefly at Red Ticking's anniversary party...you are a lady with a wonderful heart, inspiring people around you...keep blogging I enjoy reading them.

I wish you a year of joy, love , great friendships and wonderful unexpected surprises.

Jacquelyn

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Happy new year and all the best to you, Crystal! xoxo

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Happy New Year, Crystal! Thank you for your sweet comment yesterday. You have done such an amazing job with Plush Palate. Here's to many wonderful posts in 2010!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

@TheBeautyFile: I will DEF hit you up next time I'm in NY! Would be SO fun to meet :)

@Jacquelyn: I loved meeting you at Red Ticking! I'm so glad I had the opportunity! Hopefully we will see each other again in 2010!

Happy New Year!

Lori Anderson said...

I'm new to the blog but already loving it!

bri said...

Happy 2010 and thank you for being so approachable, sweet and real in all of your posts! The interior style is a total bonus ;)

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Crystal,

What a beautiful blog you have created. It is so fun and inspiring to read each and every post.

Here's to a beautiful new year!

~janet

Sadhbh said...

such a sweet post..
happy new year, best wishes for 2010.

x

lisa golightly said...

A good thing about 2009 was discovering your blog ... I look forward to seeing more in 2010 !

Happiest Year Ever,
Lisa

Dragonfly said...

More lovely pics!!!
Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2010. Isn't it amazing how much joy we can get not only from our own blogs but sharing everyone elses journey through their blogs!
I'm looking forward to a really great year too!
Cheers, Karen

Laura said...

Thank you for the constant inspiration! You have an amazing vision and voice, and looking forward to 2010..

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Dear Crystal,
I've so enjoyed reading your blog-your warm, upbeat personality shines through in all your posts. As a new blogger, I so appreciate your kind comments look forward to speaking to you more in the New Year!All the best, Barbara

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Everything you posted is so true to how I feel about the blogging world as well! Thank you for all the inspiration this year & the stops by my blog. Looking forward to stopping by to visit your blog in 2010!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Everything you posted is so true to how I feel about the blogging world as well! Thank you for all the inspiration this year & the stops by my blog. Looking forward to stopping by to visit your blog in 2010!

Helen said...

This is such a sweet post -- it is so lovely getting to know you too. Your blog is full of inspiration and creativity... here's to more memories and friendships in 2010! Have a great start of your new year Crystal!

xo,
Helen

The Sice Family said...

I completely agree with all your sentiments. It is so lovely to see people all around the world visit my humble blog. Sometimes I think no one is reading because there are not many comments, but when there are it is such a nice surprise. Have loved looking at your blog and am making an effort to live a more beautiful, more stylish life! have a great 2010!

::levina:: said...

you have a great blog! looking forward to reading more of your stuff...wishing you all the best for 2010.

Rachel said...

Happy New Year Crystal! Your blog is filled with so much wonderful inspiration, passion and creativity, so thank you! I look forward to being inspired by your blog in 2010. Thanks for stopping by my blog too :) xo

Healthy Shift Worker said...

What a great post to start the New Year!

Happy 2010 Crystal!

Fee-AMore said...

This is such a sweet post! Happy 2010! Thank you for all the inspirations. More coming!

xo.

Kim Berry said...

Crystal,

Your blog is one of my absolute favorites! Thank YOU for posting such wonderful things every day!

I hope you have a fantastic 2010!

Kim

Christine V.P said...

thank you for creating such a fabulous blog! i just started blogging and i totally agree with you! p.s. these new years images are just stunning! i would have loved to ring in the decade at that first table! maybe the next one!!! :)

Isha Shiri said...

I want to thank you for being part of my Blog "One day and two days ..."

Your attention and your affection is very important for me to continue!

I want you to be full of love light
Thank you sincerely;
Adelle

mise said...

I do like that comment about how the comments make a post, and it's great when the commentators lift off and go off on their own dialogues and odd tangents like a pantomime chorus. Thank you, Crystal, for your entertaining and untiring posts!

Renae said...

What sweet sentiments Crystal...mine exactly.
Here's to a fun 2010!
Blessings,
Renae
xo

Miz.November said...

Isn't it quite amazing how connected we can all feel through a computer? I appreciate every single blog on my list for sharing their thoughts and inspiration with me every day. And you are one of those.

Maria Killam said...

Thanks for your comment! I loved this post because of the fabulous images! Beautiful!!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Your blog is completely inspiring and I agree, blogging is so wonderful and the friendships formed are one of the best parts. Looking forward to sharing OUR blogging friendship so much more in 2010!

Yes, you are correct about the street I was on! Rome at night is so magical.

xoxo
Rachel

Down and Out Chic said...

happy, happy new year. it's been a pleasure following your blog, no doubt about it! i look forward to more in the new year.

Froulala said...

Thank you too! Happy that we 'met' last year and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Paula Grace Designs said...

What a lovely post! I look forward to reading your blog in 2010!
Paula Grace

Dustjacket Attic said...

You are so right about blogging, I feel the same way!

I really wish you all the best for 2010,
xxx

THE ALTERNATIVE BRIDE said...

Happy New Year to you too Crystal! This is such a lovely post. And great photos! I feel the same way about blogging :)

Here's to a wonderful 2010!

thislovelycity said...

I'm new to your blog, and it's so lovely! I can see why you have so many loyal readers! Blogging is the best, isn't it?! Happy New Year to you! XO.

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