Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Forward and Still Looking Up...

In the past week I have heard so many say how they are glad 2012 is over and hopefully 2013 will be better.

Like the New Year's resolutions we make this time of year, I think we all say something like that every year too, don't we?

With so much sadness in our own circle of family and friends and the nation's sorrow over the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings and the two fireman who lost their lives in the ambush in Webster, New York, it is the hope in each of us that helps us look forward to a new beginning in a new year.

I have my hope in the Lord and so I can look forward to a new year and all that HE has for me. If I keep my eyes looking up toward heaven (striving to live a holy, obedient life) I know that I am on the right path.

Sadly, today I am closing The Button Lady Shop on Etsy, that was opened in October 2010. I am unable to do the crafting and sewing anymore to make my vintage button items. If you own one of my items, it is now a one of a kind collectors piece!

NaNa's Things on Etsy just celebrated a one year anniversary in October and is still going and growing into 2013.
I am working my way back up to 300 items and so I have been thrifting and hunting for great stuff to list. I love all kinds of vintage things so there will be a nice variety, from wicker doll chairs to jewelry to kitchen items, home decor and baskets. You can also find some of my vintage button items there.

I am thankful for the past year, with all it's triumphs and woes and look forward to what is in store for 2013.

Hey, at least 2012 ended with a white Christmas and lots of snow in Upstate New York.... finally!!

That's my light up snowman buried in the snow!


AnnMarie :)


  1. Beautiful snow. Best wishes for you and your business in 2013.

  2. Beautiful Snow indeed!! Happy New Year!! I pray many blessings for you and yours:))

  3. All the best for the year ahead. So nice to see the snow. We are having a heatwave here in Australia that is predicted to be a record breaker :(

  4. Happy New Year and good luck with your 300 listings. I finally broke 100 a week ago and I was thrilled. Now I'll work my way up to 200. got lots too sell. I love vintage too. Blessings and favor to you.

  5. Sorry to hear you are closing one of your shops, but I understand. I, too, am closing one of mine at the end of the month. Love the snow pic! and you are right, everything will be OK if our focus is on our Lord!


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