A potful of wishes for 2013

Dear friends...

If I could fill this pot with all the words 
I want to wish you for this new year...
it just wouldn't be big enough.

So I will say..

On this last day of 2012, 
to my Aussie and Kiwi family and friends 
who are a few hours away 
from rolling in the new year, 
to my European friends 
who are in the midst of the day, 
to my American friends and family 
who are in the wee hours of the morning
 and to all of you in between..
from sea to sea, from shore to shore.

I send you my very best wishes 
for the happiest of new years.
May you find creative spontaneity 
in all  the days to come.
May you be surrounded by the people 
you hold dear to your heart.

May joy and laughter fill your life..

and on those days
when you are feeling quiet and reflective,
because we do have days like that..

 May you find beauty around you to lift your spirits.

A graceful touch,

encouraging words,

a whisper of sunshine,

and when you are ready,
may your journey be full of promise.

From Hoi An, Vietnam.. 
I toast my glass
to each and every one of you...
thanking you
for your readership and friendship 
over this past year.
I don't think it can get any better 
than that for me.

Here's to you! 



Jeanne xx

Images taken by me 
while observing life 
these past few days
 in Hoi An, Vietnam


  1. Beautiful photos Jeanne. I wish you the best of health, joy, love, peace and abundance in the New Year. Happy New Year!

  2. Beautiful post. Happy New Year, Jeanne.

  3. And a happy and creative new year to you and yours, dear Jeanne!
    Warm, sandy hugs from Florida, USA,

  4. Beautiful post Jeanne, as ever. Happy New wishes to you and lovely family. May 2013 realise all your dreams ... with warmest thanks :)

    Jo xx

  5. Thank you so much for the lovely wishes and photos. I wish you a very happy New Year.

  6. Jeanne, a beautiful pot of wishes to be sure. I wish you the very same, and more, time with your family at you beautiful new farm, adventures from your chaise on a quiet day, more time to persue your artistic dreams, and blessings for a very happy and safe year.

    Thank you Jeanne for sharing your beautiful words, images and adventures as well as the simple delights in life. I send you a big hug and lift my glass to you on New Years eve.




  8. Sending you & yours all best wishes for 2013 Jeanne.
    Louise xx

  9. Lovely and peaceful pictures to bring in the New Year Jeanne! Best wishes to you and your family for a healthy, laughter- and discovery- filled 2013! From rainy Seattle, Veronique (FrenchGirlinSeattle)

  10. Jeanne, I just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful New Year. I'm so happy for all your exciting changes in your life. And I love living vicariously through them since I am basically a boring home-body at heart. I also wanted to tell you that I will never forget that you were the first (big) blogger to acknowledge my 'follow' and it meant so much. To this day, you remain a model of grace and kindness in the blogging world. Thanks for being such a warm, special person.

  11. And, here's toyou, too, Jeanne. It's been a brighter year because you were part of it. Hugs!

  12. Beautiful... Sending much love from Provence.. where we will be starting to celebrate the new year in very soon... xxv

  13. Thank you Jeanne. New year's blessings are making their way from the Mediterranean to Ha Noi :)

  14. Lovely post Jeanne.. all the best to you and your family Jeanne.. enjoy the time in VN and happy planning, decorating, dreaming, scheming about your Tehilla.. may 2013 be a very good year to you. x j

  15. Happy New Year Jeanne...here's to a FABULOUS 2013.
    Thank you for your readership and friendship over the last year too...it's been FUN in this wonderful world of blogging!

  16. Bonne annee, my gorgeous faraway friend. Wishing you and yours sparkling health, peace of mind and abundant prosperity. J x

  17. And here's to you, too. The journey of life is varied and interesting and makes for an incredible collage.

  18. Jeanne,
    I send grateful heart thanks for this post of beautiful photos, for the container that is one about which I have dreams of seeing in my living space holding your overflowing wishes, for the sharing of your thoughts and experiences on the blog and on Facebook. Your coming into my life through these virtual avenues continues to wrap my soul in beauty, sweet emotions, words to write as prompts in the journal, and a most dear friendship.
    Thank you Jeanne for sharing you. May 2013 unfold in the greatness that is life.

  19. This is the loveliest New Year's wishes I've ever heard. I keep reading your words over and over. The photos are perfect too. Thank you and I hope all the same in return.

  20. We love ringing in the new year with such a beautiful post! Happy 2013, Jeanne, and we hope your year is filled with joy and many blessings.
    C + C

  21. Hi! I've been reading your site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!
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  22. What wonderful sentiments Jeanne. All the same and more right back at you!
    Much Love.

  23. Beautiful blessings for this year 2013 and always.
    May it sparkle and shine for us all.
    Love Jeanne

  24. To end in begin in such overwhelming beauty--that is you all over, wonderful Jeanne. I love how that works--you inspire me, which opens my heart and I send it right back to you...

    Look at all of the uses of the word "blessings" here. Perfect. Me too!

  25. A beautiful post and gorgeous photos, Jeanne! Wishing you and your family peace, love and joy in the coming new year! Hope to see you soon! Cheers, Joe.

  26. It's the 3rd of January already and I've just read your lovely wishes. May your journey through 2013 continue to enlighten encourage and inspire us all. But more specifically, may it be filled with many blessings. xxIlse

  27. ...and best wishes in return to you, Jeanne; I love the beautiful pot and may share it with some of my friends...it adorns your new home there in Vietnam?

  28. Such gorgeous images, Jeanne. Wishing you all the best in 2013!!

  29. Jeanne,

    Shockingly beautiful--and that you are the origin of both words and pictures. Pure talent and spirit. I have been quietly following your block and admiring your life. You are so humble in the face of all your riches. You must be an evolved soul.

    All best for 2013. I

  30. Hi Jeanne - I just wanted you to know I linked to your blog today on my post on some of my favorite travel oriented blogs! Keep those beautiful photos coming!! xoxoxo

  31. Such gorgeous photos, Jeanne. I'm so enjoying wandering around your blog!!

  32. i know this is 22 days late but too late than never...i just wanted to wish you a happy new year! may you have in 2013 great and beautiful memories...may love an peace be with you always my friend where ever you are :)
    i am glad that i have met you though thousends miles apart :)


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