Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year's Day ~ 2020

Welcome 2020 ~ A New Decade

~  January 1, 2020  ~

It's been 20 years since we ushered in the new millennium.
How I remember all the hullabaloo about Y2K
and the hysteria generated about fears of the "end of the world."
The "chef" and I usher in the new year quietly,
just the two of us here at home.
 We pop the cork on our favorite bubbly!

Then we make a toast to the New Year
and a few things we wish to happen.
  2020 ~ We wish for a healthy year ahead,
continued cherished times with family and friends,
and the completition of our remodel project.

And I wish each of you, my readers, 
a healthy, prosperous year ahead!

Cheers to each of you, or
as we say in Texas,

Cheers Y'all!

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sarah, A gorgeous Courtly Check celebration with such cookie artistry...too pretty to eat! Happy New Year to you, the Chef and Sadie! ♥

  2. Happy New Year. Cute flutes and cookies!

  3. To you and yours I raise my glass:)♥

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous table Sarah! I love the clock cookies. May you have a very healthy and Happy New Year!

  5. Those cookies! You set a lovely and festive display. Happy New Year.

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  7. Dearest Sara,
    We too had a very quiet tête-à-tête at home and we sure hope we can repeat that once more...
    Happy 2020 in good Health; our biggest GOOD in life.

  8. How stylized and FUN!...classy and whimsical at the same hit all my Buttons! Happy New Year!

  9. Happy New Year, Sarah. It looks so fun and festive and happy at your place this New Years! I send you good wishes for 2020 and look forward to many more visits here and your visits to Marmelade Gypsy!

  10. Happy New Year Sarah, the Chef, and Sadie. I love your quiet celebration for the two of you. The cookies are gorgeous and I am sure delicious. Wishing you good health and lots of joy in 2020!

  11. Oh Sarah, I love your New Years vignette to welcome in the new millennium. What adorable cookies to decorated your festive sideboard. Tasty with the champagne I'm sure. Love this. Happy New Year to you and the chef, may all your wishes come true........

  12. Happy New Year Sarah! We celebrate at home with a nice meal too. I wish you great health and happiness.


  13. Hi Sarah. I wish you all the same and we spent the evening much like you did, except we probably went to bed sooner!!..Happy New Year..xxoJudy

  14. Gorgeous collections on any occasion, Sarah! I wish all those things coming true for you and more in 2020!

  15. Lovely table for celebrating! Those cookies are so pretty. You have good taste in champagne.
    I remember that Y2K scare too!
    I very slowly getting back to normal after all our family being here for a while. Still working on putting up decorations. I pulled out everything I had this year and it is taking a while to put away.
    Happy New Year.

  16. Sarah,
    Happy New Year's to you and your family and I hope it is a healthy one....I Love your New Year's vignette! So petty! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post on Country Folk Gifts. I just posted the 2nd part of our trip there if you are interested...

  17. What a beautiful New Year's vignette Sarah! I have always enjoyed spending a quiet New Year's Eve at home, I can't even imagine the people who go to NYC Times Square and are in those metal corrals like cattle for hours! Those decorated cookies are too adorable! I hope all your New Year's wishes come true! ❤️

  18. A beautiful tablescape Sarah. Cheers to you, the chef, and Sadie! Here's to a fabulous 2020! It's hard to believe that we're 20 years into this century!

  19. Happy New Years Sarah! Everything looks fabulous! Yes I remember the craziness of Y2K! We were off to Hawaii with our kids and everyone thought we should stay home! I told them that if the power went out, I would much rather be on a beach in Hawaii than at home in the snow! Glad nothing like that happened. It has been a wonderful 20 years with amazing family accomplishments and events. Hope the next 20 is as great. Glad the two of you had a peaceful New Years.

  20. Sarah! Cielo is back open in Santa fe!
    Happy new year!

  21. Happy New Year, Sarah! I love your beautiful setting for your party for two! New Year's Eve is the one night I enjoy staying in....we've always done that!

    I remember the Y2K fears. I can remember we invited my best friend from HS and her family over, and their children and ours (aged 3 - 10) played with noise makers and all the fun things....

    I must confess my favorite is the Cheers y'all cookie! :D



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