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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
I also do classes and consulting... too much to list here! Check out my google.com/+MarietteVandenMunckhofVedder ABOUT page, where you see my other LINKS and email address; you just scroll down.Thanks!
Love to bring back some romance and quality to the daily life of others... 

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

{Happy New Year - 2012}

The clock is ticking away the last hours, minutes and seconds of the year 2011... In the different time zones, there will be several countries that are ahead of us in celebrating the arrival of the Happy New Year - 2012. May it be a Happy one, with Peace and good Health for the people on this planet. With modern communications, the world has become so small and we can read each other's writings à la minute. Let us not forget those that are lonely, sick, wounded or weak. They might be deprived of any modern era communication, the way we know it and maybe even take for granted... We all can make a difference in some one's life by caring and looking around for lending a helping hand, an ear or for writing a few encouraging words. Yes, writing is very powerful and will always remain that way.
The Christofle clock, together with an antique book from Goethe, a silver ink well and Mont Blanc fountain pens atop our solid French oak secretaire from Oisterwijk furniture in The Netherlands. A solid silver Giovanni Raspini Card/Letter/Napkin holder is holding embossed cards from Carol Wilson, my favorite line of fine arts stationery.
The solid 925/000 silver Giovanni Raspini Card/Letter/Napkin Holder with two Angels is available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics ←click it.
This heavenly piece out of solid silver is protected against oxidation.
Not only does it show two perfectly crafted angels but also a romantic rose wreath, that is held by the two cherubs. Would make a perfect gift for a bride or for that someone special in your life. It will no doubt become a treasured heirloom for generations to enjoy its majestic beauty.
Of course, it is equally useful for holding letters and even for adorning any buffet setting, as a napkin holder.

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{Violets from our Garden and on French Country Style Wooden Tableau} previous post by me

25 comments:

  1. Wishing you a wonderful new year..xx

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  2. Dearest Mariette,

    wishing you a wonderful, happy, peaceful and healthy new year 2012 and another lovley year with all your great posts and pictures!

    Sending love and hugs
    Claudia

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  3. That is a lovely desk vignette. Wishing you a healthy, happy new year. Tammy

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    alles Gute für 2012

    Elisabeth

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  5. Mariette Happy New Year, I wish you great joy

    Baci
    Sesè

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  6. Que tintero tan bonito!!
    Feliz Nochevieja!!
    Que tengas una buena salidad y entrada de año!!
    Un fuerte abrazo!
    Veronica.

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  7. Três...
    dois...
    um....

    ♫♫.•*¨`*•..¸ ☼ ☼ ¸.•*¨`*•.♫♫♫.
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    ೋ ~~* FELIZ ANO NOVO ~~* ೋ
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    ♫♫.•*¨`*•..¸☼ 2012☼¸.•*¨`*•.♫♫

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  8. Een heel goed en vooral gezond 2012 !!!.......

    Bedankt voor je liefde en steun van het afgelopen jaar......

    Het voelde als een warme deken......

    Liefs van mij.....xxx...



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    A very good and healthy 2012 !!!......

    Thank you for love and support of the past year........

    It felt like a warm blanket..........

    Love from me....xxx...

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  9. Lieve Mariette....ik wens jou en Pieter een heel gezellige jaarwisseling en een heel gelukkig en gezond nieuwjaar toe....Ik wil je nog even hartelijk bedanken voor je altijd lieve en hartelijke reacties op mijn blog...het wordt enorm gewaardeerd hoor...Ik hoop op weer een hele mooie blogjaar waar weer prachtige posten hier bij jou te lezen zijn , ik geniet er mateloos van...
    Een lieve groet.....Elly.

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  10. Mariette! Happy New Year to you. All the best.Have a nice time.
    hugs

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  11. BUON ANNO Mariette!!!!Tanti auguri,da Roma,questa sera,sono a Roma,i miei auguri partono da lì e arrivano in Georgia!!!Rosetta

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  12. Liebe Mariette,
    wie immer wunderschöne Fotos.
    Auch dir einen guten Rutsch und alles Gute für das neue Jahr. Danke für Deine Treue, auch wenn ich in den letzten Wochen nicht kommentieren konnte. Ich freue mich auf ein weiteres Bloggerjahr mit Dir
    Liebe Grüße
    Irmi

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  13. ti auguro un 2012 meraviglioso!!!!!!!! Lory

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  14. Oh my dear friend, what a most lovely writing setting you have created! Mont Blanc fountain pens are my favourite for writing. Though I struggle a little know to use it, I am getting much better and will over time be using my regularly; I just know it!!! The card holder - everything is just perfect!

    Wishing you, Pieter and your furbabies a fabulous New Year's Eve...and may 2012 be filled with abundance, great health, and many many blessings. I thank the Angels above for bring our paths together, you inspire me more than words can say. Happy New Year my dear friend! xo Celia

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  15. All the best to you in the New Year 2012!!!! Elizabeth

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  16. Hoi Mariette,
    een gelukkig en gezond Nieuwjaar
    heel lieve Groetjes van Beate
    ( Ich hoffe es ist alles richtig geschrieben, ich lerne ja noch!)

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  17. Dear Mariette-
    Wishing you and yours the very best for the New Year!!

    Xo-Mari

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  18. Hello dear sweet Mariette,
    just wanted to stop by and tell you Happy New year!! I hope the year is filled with love, joy and peace!!!

    Hugs,
    Dana

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  19. Lieve Mariette,

    Ik wens jullie een gelukkig en gezond 2012!

    Sandy

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  20. Dearest Mariette,

    Such a beautiful vignette you have shared, the solid silver letter holder with your Mont Blanc fountain pens and clock, all look so perfect on the desk. Thank you for your friendship and the wonderful inspiration and love you share.
    Wishing you and Pieter the very best wishes for 2012

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  21. Hi, Dearest Mariette♡♡♡
    Happy New Year!!!
    Well, it is 14:00 Jan.1. in Japan.
    So sorry for my belated comment.
    Wow, such a wonderful post♬♬♬
    Yes, "writing is very powerful", I truly hope I will be able to be encouraged and inspired with our relationship, my dear friend. GORGEOUS vignette letter holder and fountain pen, so lovely!!!
    New Year Greeting from Japan to my dearest friend, xoxo Orchid*

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  22. De bons vœux et mille bisous chère Mariette au firmament d'une année radieuse et créative!!
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    HEUREUSE ANNEE 2012

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  23. Happy New Year Mariette! Thank you for stopping by :)

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  24. Handgeschriebene Post - wie wunderbar! Und dann auch noch passend dazu eine höchst dekorative Aufbewahrung eben dieser! Das lässt mein Herz gleich höher schlagen und nostalgisch werden.

    Es war früher so schön, wenn man auf Post gewartet hat, diese dann im Briefkasten lag und endlich Nachricht von der besten Freundin, einem Flirt oder auch einem Verwandten gelesen werden durfte. So richtig mit Tinte auf schönem Papier oder manchmal auch nur einer Blockseite geschrieben. Alles wurde aufgehoben und Briefe und Karten häufig auch nach Wochen noch wiederholt studiert. Ich habe es geliebt...

    Internet und Mails haben diesen Zauber vertrieben - schade, sehr schade!

    Ganz liebe Grüße und ein tolles Wochenende schickt dir direkt in den Briefkasten

    TINE

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