Friday, April 6, 2012

One Year Down

Today is my one year blog anniversary.  Time flies.




I've been looking back over the 228 posts I've done.  Wait.  Did I just say that I've done 228 posts?  This coming from a woman who didn't think she had time to blog.  Go figure.  I've also been going over my stats.

When I hit six months of blogging, I did a review of my most viewed posts.  You can check out that post HERE.  The list has changed.   My "Gesso Magic" post was my first actual tutorial, and was my number one viewed post for a very long time.




Nice Details



 Now it's number two, behind "Splendid Transfer".





Vanity Bench




What's number three?  "Old World Love".




Weathered Chair



Four?  "Adding Dimension".





A Little Floral Dimension


Notice a pattern here? I always check my stats, because it tells me what you are most interested in seeing.  Obviously you like my tutorials, but I have a question for you. What would you like to see here at "VILLABARNES" in the coming year? More tutorials? Video tutorials? Features? Questions and Answers?

I appreciate you, and value your opinion.  You have been a constant source of joy, support, inspiration, motivation, and friendship.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY FIRST YEAR OF BLOGGING A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE


55 comments:

Victoria said...

Happy one year anniversary Rosemary!!! I think it would be awesome if you did a video tutorial!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

Congratulations on blogging! I see many more years of fantastic posts in your future:) I love your tutorials. I have done one video myself and it really does help to understand the project. I hope you do both in the future.

Dee

miss flibbertigibbet said...

BIG CONGRATULATIONS my friend! Your blog has grown so much and you've been SUCH an inspiration!!! Can't wait to see what is up your sleeve next!
Blessings, Lorraine

Brandi said...

Happy Anniversary, Rosemary! Congrats on one year of blogging. Wishing you many more.

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary Rosemary! I love your blog and would love to see some video tutorials. Thank you for all of the sharing that you do!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Congrats and happy anniversary! I love that you've stayed true to your look and style!

Scribbler said...

Congratulations! 228 is quite a lot of loveliness you have shared! Looking forward to the next 228.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

happy blogiversary! to many more!

Kris said...

Congratulations Rosemary on 228 posts. I think my first year was up in March. I really need to check that.

Every post you do is a learning one so I find I have no favorite, I love them all.

Richard Cottrell said...

Happy Easter my friend. Richard from My Old Historic House.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy Blogiversary Rosemary!! I love all your posts, they are always so inspirational! Happy Easter friend!

Donna said...

Happy blogaversary, Rosemary! Wow, your blog is so gorgeous, it looks like you've been at it for longer than a year:) I am a big fan of all of your beautiful creations, I think a Q&A would be terrific!
Happy Easter!

Marigene said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations on your milestone, Rosemary! I'd love to see how some of your pieces are used in a home setting {whether yours or someone elses}.

Olive Cooper said...

I agree with Kathy and would love to see your pieces in a room. Happy One Year.

Deanna @ It's Just Me said...

Happy Anniversary !!!!!! I've enjoyed watching your blog grow and your creativity is boundless : )
Hugs ~
Deanna

Terry said...

Happy Anniversary. So glad you decided to enter the blogosphere - I have enjoyed every post. Best wishes for another fabulous year.

Debra said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm a big fan of your blog, it is usually one of the first ones I turn to. You never disapoint...I come away inspired! Thank you!

Linda said...

Happy one year blogiversary!
Here's to many more.
Happy Easter!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Happy Anniversary, Rosemary! Your creativity is boundless. Looking forward to another year of inspiration!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary, Rosemary! I am always inspired by you!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Hi Rosemary! Congratulations on your one year blogaversary! I have enjoyed each and every post and I thank you for all the inspiration, information, fun and photos! Here's to another great year! Hugs, Leena

Lucy said...

Congratulations on your milestone and your prolific blogging! I don't think I've been following since the very beginning, but I've been a fan for quite awhile. I think we'd all like to see some video tutorials. I haven't worked with some of the materials you use and am a visual learner, so I know I'd appreciate the whole process more (and maybe be tempted to try it myself) if I saw you in action. Thanks for asking, by the way, and being attentive to your readers. It's why so many of us come to you for inspiration and creative energy.

The Perfect Pear said...

Hi Rosemary, Happy Anniversary!!!! We miss you....Its crazy that it has been a year blogging!! You always inspire me!!!
Sara

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Rosemary Congratulations on 1 year!!! Hope you have many more here. You are very talented! I would like to see whatever creations you can come up with.

Dido said...

Congratulations!!! One year, that is great news. I love everything you do, all the old world finishes really appeal to me. I am from England and I like everything in my home to have that great aged feeling. So I would say what ever you do this next year I am going to love it.
Thanks for a great year of inspiration.
Diane

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Just keep doing the same great stuff! Congrats on a year. Your ideas and transformations are an inspiration to all of us. Have a good weekend...Happy Easter!

Curtains in My Tree said...

anniversaires are always fun and you are the best blog going to talk and show about GEsso never heard of it till I found you

Happy blogging girl , keep showing us your stuff

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Happy Anniversary Rosemary! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work with us. My first anniversary's coming up at the end of July, and you make me feel like a such a laggard! Let's see ... can I do another 200 posts (not to mention all the projects!)between now and then? Hmmm ... no bleeping way!!! You're not only majorly talented--you're extremely prolific! Congratulations on such a successful first year!

Candy said...

I am so very impressed. I cannot imagine that you've only been at this for 1 year. Yours is one of my very favorite blogs. And, yes, I guess the tutorials are what keep me coming back. All of your things have such a wonderful old world look and feel, and it's your special techniques that make them all that way.
Thanks so much.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--Happy Anniversary! With all those followers I would think you have been blogging for years. you have a great blog--good for you celebrating a successful first year!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Clicking on you via On Sutton Place. You have a wonderful style -- very pretty and romantic. I loved those peat pots in an earlier post!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Happy one year anniversary to you. Video tutorials are always fun and helpful, but I enjoy ALL of your posts:-)

Rani @ La Maison Jolie said...

Happy Anniversary Rosemary! I have been following your work for a while now and think that your ideas and designs are wonderful and inspirational. Here's to many more years of successful blogging! Xx Rani

stefanie said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!!
I love everything you do!!!!

Roisin said...

happy Anniversary!~ I would like some question and answer options.

Lori C said...

Happy anniversary! Keep doing what you do, Rosemary, I love it all!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

HI Rosemary! Congratulations on year of good blogging my friend. Not only are you a good blogger you are a good commenter, and not everyone can say that. Its hard to be consistent, but that you have been. I would love to see a sprinkle of a video here and there!

Meredith said...

I took the plunge and tried your gesso treatment on a bust I found at a junk store for $15. She was covered in horrible paint, and now I think she's gorgeous! Here's a link to the pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/196539971208431408/
Hope you like it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Congrats there girl! I think you are doing a fantastic job! Seeing everyone is into your tuts..a video would be fun. I am visual and like to see how to do things.

Barbara Jean said...

Congratulations!!
Your blog is awesome!! Love the tutorials, and seeing all the wonderful projects you do.

Keep on doing what you are doing is fine with me. =)

blessings
barbara jean

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love your blog. I'd love to see a post on how you transform an inspiration into an actual piece.

shabbychictinyretreat.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for such a great blog that features great projects.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy One Year Anniversary dear Rosemary. Thank you for keeping us amazed time and time again with your genius creations. I am looking forward to the years to come. You are gesso amazing! :-)

xoxoxoxo
Paula

Beth said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging! I think you just need to keep doing what you've been doing, and doing a little of everything keeps it interesting.

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary and happy blogging. You truly are gifted! It's a pleasure to see your creations.

Nyanser av vitt said...

Congratulations dear blog friend. I would love both.
Happy Easter
Agneta

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Congratulations Rosemary!! It's true, SOMEHOW we find the time to blog but you also find the time to CREATE so kudos to you!

Sherry said...

Happy one year Rosemary. It's no secret I fell in love with your plaster roses. HAPPY EASTER

Karen Bates said...

Congratulations....I remember when you started...you were so hesitant! Ha! Not for long...look how far you have come! So glad to be a follower.
And I love it all..just keep it up. There is never enough time to create but you so do produce!

Susanne said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary! 228 posts! I don't think I've reached 100 yet and I'm just celebrating 2 years, ha!

They say, want something done, ask a busy person! That's you all right.

Happy Easter, Susanne.

Herballistic Garden said...

Congratulations Rosemary! You sure filled your year up well with lovely, inspiring, and interesting projects! xo wendy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Happy Anniversary....I so look forward to another year of your gorgeous projects!

Shabby soul said...

Happy anniversary darling Rosemary! I'm so happy I've found your blog, and I love so much your taste and your gorgeous creations! I'd like to see more tutorials and video tutorials (sometimes it's easier understand by video).
Hugs from Italy
Silvia

DTTD imagine.design.create said...

Thanks for checking out my DIY mercury glass project - which pales in comparison to all these great projects you've done! Wow! I have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of time exploring your blog and checking out all the cool things you've created. The "Adding Dimension" project looks particularly intriguing :-)

Kelly