Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My First Blog Anniversary and White Wednesday.

A year ago today I started my blog.  My first post was short and sweet and didn't include any photos (at the time I didn't know how to add photos).  Here's what I had to say a year ago:
After months of viewing and following a number of wonderful blogs, I decided to take the plunge and create my own blog. Welcome to my first posting. My goals are not too lofty. I hope to share some of my ideas and projects and connect with others who share the same passion for creating with vintage objects, photos and ephemera.
Thanks for stopping by.......more to come later!

After reading that first post again today I realized that, with your support, I achieved the goals that I established for myself last year.  The comments, support and encouragement that you all have given me this past year built my confidence to share my ideas and projects.  I have met so many wonderful people through my blog and have definitely connected with many of you because of our shared love of all things vintage. 

So thank you for your visits to my blog.  I don't think my goals for my 2nd year of blogging are going to change.  More projects to share and new bloggers to meet!

Before I sign off I wanted to share a few pictures of the London Eye for White Wednesday. 

The London Eye is the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year.  There are 32 capsules on the London Eye and it can carry 800 passengers per revolution.  Each revolution of the Eye takes about 30 minutes, meaning a capsule travels at a speed of .6 miles per hour, allowing passengers to step on and off without the wheel having to stop.
 
We were fortunate to get to ride the London Eye on our recent visit to London. 
The views from the ride were amazing.  It was a beautiful day and we could see for miles.

 My husband and son enjoying the ride.
Thanks for stopping by.  Please head over to Kathleen @ Faded Charm for her White Wednesday party.  There are always so many beautiful shades of white to be found.

Jane

53 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 1 year! I've really enjoyed all your posts.
    The London eye looks like a great ride!

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  2. Jane, congrats on your first year!!! You are so warm and kind in all of your comments. I really appreciate that. Blogging has been very good to me as well. I am not sure I could have braved The Eye. Scared of Heights I Am. May your next year be even more special...hugs♥olive

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  3. Congrats on one year of blogging! I have enjoyed meeting you and following your blog. Hope your 2nd year is even more successful!

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  4. Congratulations!!! You have had a big year! Did you ever imagine you would enjoy it so much and "meet" so many wonderful people??

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  5. I'd love to get there someday and that view would be amazing.

    Happy Blog-iversary!

    Take care,

    Kathleen

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  6. Yay! One year that's great! I am glad you do what you do I love reading your posts and seeing all your fun projects. You are truly a talented lady!
    The London eye looks so neat. I was not able to go on it but even from the ground it is impressive.

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  7. Happy Anniversary Jane. From humble beginnings to a popular gal. You deserve it. Your posts and creativity are always interesting.

    It would take a lot for me to get on the London Eye! So high!

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  8. Jane, we were in London the year they were constructing the London Eye, but I haven't been up in it. Looks like a fun experience. Thanks for sharing these great photos. And a huge congratulations on your first anniversary. I'm glad to have connected with you this year. I'm right behind you. My anniversary is in August. ~ Sarah

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  9. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the view with us!!

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  10. Jane, congrats for the anniversary! I have so enjoyed your blog this last year and getting to know you. Your vacation looks amazing and man, if you are afraid of heights, that ride might not be for you!! It looks HIGH!!!

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  11. Oh wow, those pictures are super!!!
    Congrats on your 1st year and I can say you have not only become one of my favorite blogs to check in to but have inspired me in my work.
    I just love seeing your treasures and creative mind
    So glad I found you.
    Keep'em coming can't wait for year 2!
    Amy

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  12. Congratulations on your first blog anniversary! I SO love reading your blog and am glad we're blog friends! There's such an amazing view from the Eye! Great photo of your husband and son, too!

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  13. Congratulations Jane! I've only "known" you for a couple of months, but I've enjoyed getting to know you. I've gone back in your archives and found lots of wonderful entries! Looking forward to more of the same.

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  14. Congratulations on your first birthday, Jane! So glad we met in the past year. So glad we're friends in Blogland.
    Many, many blessings!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  15. Jane-You know you are one of my fav's. In one year I have learned so much from you!
    Beautiful photos. Beautiful family. Wonderful you!

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  16. Congratulations, Jane! I have so enjoyed your blog and am so glad to have found you!

    The London Eye looks like an amazing way to see great views of the city - and to be slow enough, and enclosed enough, not to scare the pee willies out of me!

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  17. Your trip must have been amazing, The eye sounds like a real experience. Loved your post on the Portabello Market. What fun. Congrats on your first year. It really does change your life!
    xo,
    Debra

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  18. Dear Jane,
    congratulations to your first Blog anniversary(right?) I allways enjoy to read on your blog, but not so often i write comments cause of my bad english *sorry
    The you made @ the eye are realy Artwork, it´s sounds sapid to be there and have a look.

    hugs from germany
    hellerlittle

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  19. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog,your husband and son look like they are having a great time,smiles all round!I do not have a head for heights could not go up in that!

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  20. Congratulations! One year that's wonderful. I have enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to your next year of blogging. Your blog is one of my favorites and very inspiring. Looking at your list of followers I see I am not the only one who thinks so. Looks like you guys had an amazing trip. I hope some day I might get to ride the London Eye. Happy WW

    Rebecca

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  21. Happy bloggy birthday - and many more! What great pictures! Looks like you had a great time with your handsome chaps.

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  22. Jane, Happy Anniversary! Doesn't a year fly by? & look at all you have accomplished.
    Your vacation pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Monica

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  23. Happy Anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog and I am so glad you figured out how to add photos early on! I didn't know how to add photos in the beginning either! Just caught up on you London post and photos. What a fun trip. I am sad to say I never heard of The London Eye. I am adding it to my someday list!

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  24. happy anniversary on your first year! I have always enjoyed visiting your blog and reading your posts, thank you for sharing yourself with us!

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  25. Congratulations on your first year! You have been such a joy to follow!

    Wow! Those capsules are huge! I thought it was more like a farris wheel at first. I've never hear of it. I couldn't do it. The older I get the more I don't like heights! Nice to see your hubby and son! It looks like you had a great time.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  26. Congratulations on your 1st~blogiversary, Jane, and wishes for many more. I'm so happy to have met you and always love my visits.

    What an amazing ride...I'm so afraid of heights but if I were ever to make it to England I hope I would have the courage to ride this, the view is awesome...it would be such an adventure...hugs, Linda

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  27. Congratulations on a year of blogging!
    That ride is slow enough even I might enjoy it...the River Thames looks really dirty/muddy, was it?
    Have a great rest of the week, Jane.

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  28. happy anniversary...I have enjoyed your blog so much!!!
    and how brave are you...no way would I go on that, I am a sissy!!

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  29. Happy Birthday!!!! I, too have never heard of the London Eye. Tell Alex I want to hear about his trip!

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  30. Congratulations on 1 year!!!
    Debbie

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  31. Oh my! You have only had your blog for a year and you have so many followers and comments. I guess I am like a lot who get so inspired by your posts. You are also a very sweet lady and I am so glad you started a blog for me to follow.
    The London Eye must have been an awesome experience. I always think of London as foggy. Your pictures sure discouraged that idea. Thanks for sharing with us for a year.

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  32. Congratulations!! Doesn't the time just fly by when you are having so much fun! ;) These pictures are great... looks like so much fun!

    ~Jennifer

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  33. Congrats Jane! I am so happy you started a blog and that I found it ~ you are so inspiring and sweet!!

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  34. Congratulations on your first year of blogging. Your blog is so wonderful to read and I'm glad that I found it.

    Love all the pictures - it looks like a wonderful time.

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  35. Congratulations Jane! You have really accomplished so much on your blog, you have inspired so many of us and shown us the beauty you make out of the ordinary goods you find. I love your posts and love your comments, I am so glad your here! You guys are way braver than I am riding the eye... I don't think I would have the same happy look on my face that your son and hubby have on theirs!
    So Happy 1 year, we look forward to much more from you! Theresa

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  36. Congrats on your bloggy anniversary! =) I'm so glad you do it b/c I love your blog! And I love that eye!

    Jeanine

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  37. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. The photos are just lovely, it looks like you had a wonderful time on your vacation.

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  38. Jane...I am teaching 2nd grade summer school (Don't even ask how I got involved in this...15 8 year olds - give me an adolescent or high school student anyday!!) Our theme for this program is FIFA and we chose England as our country. Each day we discuss a bit of England and soccer and integrate it into math and english...so today when I saw your post I was so excited to show the kids. I had never seen this! So I volunteered you to take all 15 of them to England - OK???

    Congrats on Blog Anniv - time flies, huh?

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  39. Happy Anniversary! You are a true talent and success. Best wishes for another fantastic year!

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  40. Hi Jane,
    Congratulations on your blogiversary, Looks like a great ride and vacation!
    XoXo
    Michelle

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  41. What fantastic photos! And what a dream trip, wow!

    Congrats on your first year of blogging...I'm coming up on my first year, too. Time sure does fly, doesn't it? :-)

    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  42. Congrats on your first blog anniversary! I'm glad to have been along for the ride for the past several months. I'm enjoying your vacation pics. Looks like you had a lovely day for riding the London Eye!

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  43. Congratulations on your first year!
    I hope you continue to have fun.
    This London ride is amazing. I have been on many Ferris Wheels and cage rides but nothing that is so large and allows one to walk around inside.
    Your picures are wonderful.

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  44. Jane,

    HAPPY ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! What an amazing time you must have had on your trip. Someday I will make it across the pond... Thanks for sharing your world!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  45. Jane,
    Happy one year! From the looks of comments, during this one year you have not only shared your thoughts and ideas, but your God given gift of encouragement to all those who's lives you have touched trough your blog and your comments! You are one special person!

    When I was in London, we did not make it to the London Eye, But your photos help me fell like I was with you all!

    Dee Dee

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  46. Happy Blogversay! Beautiful photos of London Eye.

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  47. Jane, I for one am so happy you decided to blog. You have done a great job and I always enjoy seeing what you have to share with us. Best wishes for your next year of blogging.

    I enjoyed your pictures and seeing part of your trip and your family. :)

    Donna

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  48. Congratulations on one year Jane. You've done an incredible job. Your blog is always inspiring. I'd never heard of the London Eye. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and also for continuing to share all your wonderful vintage items!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  49. Jane, you took some wonderful photos. I especially enjoyed the London Eye photos because we didn't have time to ride it while we were there. We just gazed at it from ground level. It is quite impressive. Thanks for sharing your photos. Connie

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  50. Hi Jane, Congratulations on your blog anniversary and thank you for sharing all those great repurposing ideas and so much else during that time!
    That London eye looks like a fun ride! What great views you had from there.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  51. Great photos, Jane. My son did take good pictures here. In 2007 he went on a People to People Student Ambassador trip to England and France (before mom and dad made it overseas)!

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!