Thursday, July 29, 2021

My One Year Anniversary

Venice, Florida

 One year ago today I moved (escaped) into my new home in Venice, Florida. For those of you who are longtime followers of Chinoiserie Chic, you know that I could write a book. I left 90% of the horror of it all off this blog, but looking back now I am amazed I made it out alive. Things could have ended far differently. 

But now I am truly living the dream. I have never been happier and realize every day what a blessing my new life is. I love my life and would not change a thing. I am also really enjoying writing Chinoiserie Chic more than ever, and have some new ideas and plans that I will be rolling out over the next few weeks.

I have been blogging on CC for over 12 years with over 5,000 posts if you can believe it. Thank you all for your support and for hanging in with me. The best is yet to come. 



52 comments:

  1. Glad you are happy and saved,strong woman you are. I enjoy your writings. Happy anniversary in the new home.

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  2. I admire your strength and love your style. I can't wait to see what's next.

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  3. Veuve all around. Here’s to you!

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  4. Good for you! I have no doubt that you've helped others by sharing your situation. I'm glad you can celebrate your happy home, safety, and freedom.

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  5. I started following your blog over a year ago, so I was here (reading) for the escape and I was very scared for you. It is wonderful to hear that you are very happy with your life. What could be better? I look forward to whatever you have planned for your blog!

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  6. Kudos to you, Beth. I'm so happy you are where you are. I remember, and I was scared for you too. In fact, it scares me even now to hear you say that you are amazed you made it out alive. Perhaps, at some point, you should write a book.

    Please tell me if the water in Venice is really that amazing shade of blue.

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    1. Thank you for your support and all your wonderful comments.

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  7. Valerie WainrightJuly 29, 2021 at 10:44 AM

    I love your blog and so happy you made it through a move.

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  8. So glad everything worked out well. Love your posts.

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  9. write the book. we can all learn from your experiencces.

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  10. Happy Anniversary on moving into your new home and your new life. You are a true inspiration!

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  11. Happy Anniversary! Your new home is beautiful!

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  12. Sometimes you just have to run for cover and pray that you will survive. I did.

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  13. Thank you for sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly!! 🥂 to your one year anniversary.

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  14. Cheers to this important anniversary. Glad you escaped and are safe and thriving. 💕

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  15. I’m so thrilled for you. Having followed you for many years, through good and bad, you deserve so much happiness and peace of mind as you create a beautiful life in FL. Your blog posts have always been fun but recently your posts show you’re in a great place and loving life. I congratulate you.

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    1. Thank you so much for all your support over the years. Very much appreciated.

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  16. GOOD for you. SO HAPPY for YOU!!!!

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  17. So glad you are writing a Chinoiserie Chic Book. I have found your site and one other that really inspire me. Your goal is fantantic and much needed as a fresh breeze into the drecorating world. So happy for your new beginning.

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    1. The "I could write a book" was rhetorical, but an interesting idea. Thanks!

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  18. So pleased that you made it through everything. It was hard to watch even from a safe distance. Love the blog. Love the color. Can’t wait to read more.

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  19. It’s been a joy to follow you on your journey! Congratulations on a life well lived.

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    1. Thanks so much for following and all your support.

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  20. Have been a long time blog reader + so happy you are safe from that short but horrific experience.
    Only beautiful, happy, serene experienc3es from now on.
    please write a book!

    -Linda, NY

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    1. Thanks so much - it was unfortunately not short - that was just the culmination when I moved out.

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  21. What a fast year and yes, you've been through hell and made it! So glad your life is back to happy times and not fraught with angst and fear. The joy you find in creating your posts is very clear, it's an act of love. Love for chinoiserie for those that share the same love. "May you have fair winds and following seas" in your tropical paradise.

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  22. Happy one year anniversary! I've been following your blog for just over a year and am inspired by your fortitude and grit. You've created a lovely home for yourself. Carry on, Beth!

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  23. I still think about your experience and your safety from time to time. Glad a year has passed and life is good.

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me. Everything is wonderful.

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  24. I’ve spent hours this afternoon reading from this post backwards, to before you bought your Venice home. I agree with the woman who said write a book. I’ve been in a similar relationship and I also remember how glorious it was to get my own place. Also, I have blue and white in every room in my 1940s cottage. I’m so glad you and the pups have moved on.

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you too are safe and happy. Did you see my daughter is in Annapolis?

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